Lenovo announced the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch ultrabook, optimized for Windows 8 with a touch and gesture controls. Weighing in at a svelte 3.4 pounds and just 20.8mm thin, the laptop is constructed with carbon fiber material that provides strength and durability beyond traditional notebook materials. Users can interact naturally with smooth 10-finger touch on the vibrant 14-inch HD+ display and further enrich their Windows 8 experience using the large multi-gesture glass touchpad.
Even with its thin and light design, the X1 Carbon Touch packs a punch. Powered by Intel Core i5 and i7 processors the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch invites users to enjoy multimedia content with Dolby Home Theater v4. Certified as the first Ultrabook optimized for Microsoft Lync, the HD face-tracking camera and dual array microphones ensure high quality video and voice track capability without the need for USB peripherals.
For the true mobile warrior, a new optional slim 65W AC adapter is now offered as the perfect companion for the new X1 Carbon Touch. At just 17mm thin and weighing 53 percent less (235g) than the standard AC adapter, it fits neatly into even a small bag and offers maximum portability for travelers with the world’s lightest 14” Ultrabook.
For the business user, the X1 Carbon Touch provides peace of mind for any situation with state of the art security and manageability including vPro, Integrated Fingerprint Reader, Trusted Platform Module and BIOS encryption. Lenovo’s RapidCharge technology provides the industry’s fastest charge times while the eight hours of battery life and optional 3G connectivity ensures maximum productivity virtually anywhere.
The original ThinkPad X1 Carbon (without touch) announced just a few months ago is still available for about $300 less than the touch model.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is available now, starting at $1,499.