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!