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View Full Version : The Ultimate Road Warrior Laptop? Meet the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Michael Knutson
05-15-2012, 06:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-hands-on-the-new-king-of-ultrabooks' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/lenovo-th...g-of-ultrabooks</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The first ThinkPad X1 was a great business ultraportable laptop&ndash;we especially loved the keyboard&ndash;but at 3.8 pounds it was on the hefty side. The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon weights just 3 pounds but packs a larger 14-inch screen (up from 13 inches) and an Ivy Bridge processor. In fact, Lenovo says this is the lightest 14-inch Ultrabook on the market. Plus, the unit charges to 80 percent in just 30 minutes."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/gkSzKS4oFc8&amp;ap=&fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/gkSzKS4oFc8&amp;ap=&fmt=18" /></object></p><p>I'm excited to see that Lenovo keeps improving upon their X-series of laptops/Ultrabooks. From humble, hefty, and somewhat underpowered beginnings with the X1, up through the X120e that I own, and beyond, we finally herald the arrival of the latest magnesium and carbon fiber model, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Weighing-in at about 3-pounds, 18mm thick, with Ivy Bridge on-board, and a 14-inch screen with 1600x900 resolution, at last we get a backlit keyboard (with the DEL key back where it belongs), in arguably the lightest 14-inch laptop available. Information on pricing and availability (this summer, we hope) will be forthcoming. This may be my ideal Windows Ultrabook.</p>

Lee Yuan Sheng
05-15-2012, 04:35 PM
The Thinkpad is now dead to me, having lost the 7 row keyboard.