The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a gorgeous ultrabook that sets a new standard in the usually bland world of business PCs. Weighing just a hair under three pounds, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon packs a nice big 14″ display and lots of creature comforts that make the X1 Carbon a joy to use.
Forged from carbon fiber, it features a backlit keyboard, a multi-gesture glass surface touchpad, an HD face-tracking camera, dual array microphones and Dolby-tuned audio.
Hardware specifications :
- Processor: Third generation Intel Core i7 (2.0 GHz)
- Memory: 4 GB
- Storage: 256 GB SSD
- Display: 14-inch IPS wide angle viewing (1600×900)
- Graphics: Intel HD 4000
- Ports: 1-USB 2.0, 1-USB 3.0, Mini-DisplayPort, 4-in-1 multi-card slot
- Battery: 4-cell, 45 Wh (6+ hours)
- Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Camera: 720p webcam
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- Dimensions: 13.03 x 8.9 x 0.74 inches, 2.998 pounds
The entry-level model will run a 1.7GHz Core i5-3317U CPU with 4GB, and it includes a 128GB SSD and Intel’s HD integrated graphics.
A $1,499 configuration has 1.8GHz Core i5 CPU and a 128GB SSD, while the $1,649 model includes the same processor but 256GB of solid-state storage. The top-of-the-line configuration offers a 2GHz Core i7 chipset for $1,849.
In addition to getting Ivy Bridge processors, the laptop steps up from the ThinkPad X1 with a higher-res 1,600 x 900 display (versus 1,366 x 768), and though its panel is an inch larger, the Carbon still weighs 0.7 pounds less and is 0.13 inches thinner than the original X1 (3 pounds and 0.71 inches versus 3.7 pounds and 0.84 inches). And if the name isn’t a giveaway, Lenovo crafted this Ultrabook with a carbon fiber shell.
Lenovo also stocked the Carbon with its RapidCharge utility, which can juice up the laptop’s 45Wh battery to 80-percent capacity in 30 minutes. Speaking of the battery, Lenovo rates the system for up to 6.3 hours of runtime.
It will available from August 21st at Lenovo.com.