As PC vendors continue to escalate shipments for touch-enabled Windows 8 notebooks and ultrabooks, Lenovo has announced that it's added a touch-screen ThinkPad X1 Carbon model to its lineup. Now available with prices starting at $1,399, the 14-inch ThinkPad now measures in at 20.8mm thick (around 0.8 inches) and weighs 3.4 pounds, which is slightly thicker and heavier than the non-touch model.
The technical specifications and screen resolution stay the same, though. The new model retains the 1,600x900 resolution display and Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The chassis, meanwhile, is made from lightweight carbon fiber, allowing Lenovo to keep the weight of its laptop below 3.5 pounds.
Lenovo, which appears to be one of the few thriving in an ailing market, had previously stressed that the PC industry underestimates demand for touch-enabled notebooks and ultrabooks. Although Windows 8 sales have decreased by 21 percent since the operating system's launch on October 26, the demand for touch PCs powered by the recently released platform is strong.