Lenovo announces the ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
The ThinkPad X1 is the successor to the X1. The X1, once a 13-inch system, has grown up into a 14-inch ultraportable, now being marketed as an Ultrabook. Despite gaining an inch in screen real estate, though, it manages to be both thinner and lighter than its predecessor: 3.0 pounds and roughly 18mm (.71 inches) thick, down from 3.7 pounds / .84 inches.
Lenovo also bumped the resolution from 1366 x 768 to 1600 x 900, and made some subtle tweaks to the backlit, spill-resistant keyboard. 3G connectivity is also a major selling point, though that was an optional feature last time around, too. As you could’ve guessed, it packs an Ivy Bridge processor, coupled with Intel’s vPro management technology and (we assume) integrated graphics. Like the last-gen model, it makes use of Lenovo’s RapidCharge tech, which allows the notebook to re-charge up to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes. Unfortunately, though, the company’s staying mum on battery life claims for the time being. While price is still a mystery we do know it will be due for release this Summer.