Lenovo showcases new ThinkPad X1 Carbon


Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, its flagship Ultrabook, highlighting 20 years of ThinkPad innovation and kicking off celebration of the ThinkPad brand’s 20th anniversary.

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon, its new flagship Ultrabook (image: Lenovo)

Lenovo showcased the X1 Carbon along with the new ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook at an event at The Modern with tours of The Museum of Modern Art where the famous ThinkPad 701c “butterfly keyboard” laptop is on display and part of the Museum’s collection.

Forged from Carbon Fiber, the X1 Carbon is the world’s lightest 14-inch Ultrabook, created for those who demand the highest levels of mobility, performance, entertainment and design.

“Very few brands are fortunate enough to become an industry icon with loyal fans who are passionate about each generation of ThinkPad products,” said Tavis Butler Relationship Segment Leader, Middle East & Africa.

“With that in mind, we’re excited to debut the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the pinnacle of our ongoing quest to push the boundaries on great design and engineering. It meets the demand for an extremely thin and light laptop with the performance users need to accomplish their professional and business goals.”

Ultrabook Plus More

The X1 Carbon weighs less than three pounds, packing a high resolution 14-inch display into a 13-inch laptop design.  While incredibly light thanks to its carbon fiber construction, it retains ThinkPad’s renowned durability for use in practically any environment.

To keep users up and running, the X1 Carbon provides eight hours of battery life and industry-best charge times with Lenovo RapidCharge technology.  Equipped with optional 3G mobile broadband and hotspot technology, users can stay connected virtually anywhere, anytime.

“The new Lenovo ThinkPad Ultrabooks deliver an outstanding mobile experience inside a sleek and stylish design,” said Kirk Skaugen, Intel vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group. “Powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors, the new Ultrabooks wake up in a flash and offer impressive battery life, all in a secure and managed environment that business users and consumers require in today’s busy world.”

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and T430u Ultrabook will be available this month, and starts at $1,299 and $779, respectively, through business partners and www.lenovo.com.

 Staff writer