Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook is "world's lightest" 14-incher

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lenovo-thinpad-x1-top.jpgLenovo have unveiled their latest Ultrabook offering, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, with it’s headline feature being its claim to the title of “world’s lightest” 14-inch Ultrabook.

The successor to the ThinkPad X1, the Carbon manages to add another inch to the screen size and still stay slim at 18mm and just 1.36kg in weight.

It manages this by having a case build made primarily from carbon fibre, a sturdy material that protects the machine’s innards without weighing down a user’s bag, keeping the Ultrabook ultra-portable.

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Despite the svelte frame, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon still has some impressive hardware up its sleeve. The 14-inch screen is bright at 300 nits and sharp with a 1600×900 resolution, with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor running the show. Lenovo haven’t revealed which one however, though as a “professional” Ultrabook, we’d expect an i5 core at the very least.

Connectivity options include two USB 3.0 ports and 2.0 ports, a Mini DisplayPort connection, an SD card slot, SIM slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack. A finger-print scanner gives added protection to your sensitive information, while the battery should charge to 80% full within just half an hour.

Expect to see this one in stores by the end of July with a suitably premium price tag attached.

Via: The Verge

Gerald Lynch