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Lenovo Shows Off Its Razor-thin Thinkpad X1

Word leaked last month of a Lenovo ThinkPad that looks like it could deliver a knockout punch to Apple's MacBook Air.

Its thin form factor will pack an Intel Core i-series CPU which will definitely best the Core 2 Duo in the MacBook Air. Judging from the teaser video below, it will also stand up to a lot more abuse than Apple's offering.

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • I love the well researched, thought out and respectful comments here at toms.
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  • Still ugly. Lenovo books may have great specs, but their design is still so 90's.
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  • joytech22
    jasman43Still ugly. Lenovo books may have great specs, but their design is still so 90's.
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    I agree 100%, they need more modern designs, they always stick to the same one, the college-owned laptops are Lenovo and like 6 years old, same layout.
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  • jasonpwns
    jasman43Still ugly. Lenovo books may have great specs, but their design is still so 90's.
    They make business grade laptops...
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  • Aravind Aarumugam
    I think it looks macho and tough. Just saying.

    Take in the face Apple.
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  • taavi
    joytech22^I agree 100%, they need more modern designs, they always stick to the same one, the college-owned laptops are Lenovo and like 6 years old, same layout.
    Lenovo X and T series laptops (and also some Dells, E series) are the only ones I can look at. Love the design, always have. Not all people want shiny surfaces, lots of leds and some "really innovative" design.
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  • izajasz
    This laptop is not meant to look good to make home users eye happy, who dont care about internals and toughness . This laptop is made to be light , tough as hell , reliable and fast. And by the way , it looks still nice.
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  • beauty...

    this must cost a bomb
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  • pirateboy
    razor thin huh....
    can we slit steve job's throat with it?
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  • back_by_demand
    izajaszThis laptop is not meant to look good to make home users eye happy, who dont care about internals and toughness . This laptop is made to be light , tough as hell , reliable and fast. And by the way , it looks still nice.Agreed, Lenovo are predominanty aimed at business users and its a seriously big market with deep pockets.
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