ThinkPad X1 Carbon Claims to be the Lightest 14" Ultrabook

With CES unofficially kicking off today (many products are on display for the press at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas this afternoon), Lenovo is keen to introduce us to its newest ThinkPad, the X1 Carbon. The company is claiming this is the world's lightest 14-inch ultrabook, weighing in at just 2.9 pounds. 

 
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon boasts a 14-inch 1600 x 900 250 nit TN display or a 14-inch WQHD 2560 x 1440 (with optional 10-point multitouch) 300 nit IPS display and comes equipped with up to 4th gen Intel Core i7, Intel HD 4400 graphics, and up to 8 GB of RAM. There's also as much as 512 GB of SSD storage, a backlit keyboard, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, 4G + LTE, 2x USB 3.0, up to nine hours battery (no word on how big the battery actually is), and a lay-flat hinge design. The whole show runs on Windows 8.1.

 

Pricing for the entry level model of ThinkPad X1 Carbon starts at $1299. Obviously, maximizing the specs will mean maxing out the price. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available in late January. Stay tuned for our hands on later today!

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  • Great business ultrabook, wish they had a similar model that featured a dedicated GPU.
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  • This article confused me at first. The X1 Carbon has been out for a long time now. After doing some research it looks like Lenovo is preparing to launch it's 2nd generation of the X1. Something that the article doesn't point out.

    Don't confuse the X1 mentioned here with the original, which is now being branded by Lenovo as the 'X1 Carbon Gen 1'. Even more confusing is while all the specs mentioned in the article are clearly about Gen 2, the price of $1299 is what the Gen 1's are going for on the Lenovo website.
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  • This article confused me at first. The X1 Carbon has been out for a long time now. After doing some research it looks like Lenovo is preparing to launch it's 2nd generation of the X1. Something that the article doesn't point out.

    Don't confuse the X1 mentioned here with the original, which is now being branded by Lenovo as the 'X1 Carbon Gen 1'. Even more confusing is while all the specs mentioned in the article are clearly about Gen 2, the price of $1299 is what the Gen 1's are going for on the Lenovo website.
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