Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Specs, Pricing, Release Date and Pictures of the World's Lightest 14-inch Laptop

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the successor to ThinkPad X1, is the Ultrabook aimed right at businesses and business traveler. This next-generation computer was first spotted at a press event earlier in 2012 and will be available from Lenovo’s online store starting at $1,399 on August 21.

The X1 Carbon makes a big difference from the original one. First of all, the device is very lightweight, just at under 3 pounds and is the world’s lightest laptop. The X1 Carbon is only 0.7 inches at its thickest with a slight wedge form tapering to the front. It comes with a 3rd generation Intel Core processor in three configurations: i5 at 1.7GHz, i5 at 1.8Ghz, or i7 at 2.0Ghz. It is also integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics, a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) and 4GB of RAM (up to 8GB supported). This laptop works with a lovely 14-inch HD+ display that’s Anti-glare at 1600×900 pixel resolution with brightness up to 300 nits. Besides, ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a good reputation for keyboard quality. Its keyboard is backlit, with two brightness settings available. Moreover, the notepad has a front-facing camera for video chat that works at 720p resolution and a battery inside that works with RapidCharge said to last 6.3 hours by Lenovo. However, to make the X1 Carbon so thin and light, Lenovo has jettisoned some important ports such as the HDMI port, Ethernet port or optical drive.


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo will be launching its lighter and quicker laptop ThinkPad X1 Carbon on August, 21 2012. With the weight of 3 pound, this notebook is the lightest one in the world now.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop

The laptop has a 14-inch, 1,600 x 900 screen which is viewable from wide angles. Its keyboard is backlit and fantastic to type on.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon looks very thin. However, that thin body causes Lenovo to leave out a wired Ethernet port, HDMI port or optical drive. It includes a USB dongle in the box instead.

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Although the machine starts at high price - $1,399, you can get a lot of extra features that may justify that price: a suite of Lenovo-branded security and support apps, a revamped glass touchpad, Lenovo's industry-leading keyboard, and IT-department-friendly features like Intel's vPro technology.

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One more interesting thing Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s design provides is that the screen can be unfolded so it’s at a 180-degree angle with the keyboard.

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This article was published on 2012/08/08