Lenovo Reveals ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook, Claims World's Lightest 14-Incher

Paul Lilly

The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop from Lenovo is supposedly the lightest 14-inch Ultrabook the world has ever seen, but don't take that to mean it's flimsy. On the contrary, Lenovo insists its ThinkPad X1 is quite the durable beast and exceeds Ultrabooks specifications by using a premium carbon fiber rollcage to create a rough and tumble system, yet weighs less than 3 pounds.

"We crafted the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with premium carbon fiber material in order to make it incredibly thin and light, yet durable," said Lu Yan, senior vice president, Think Product Group, Lenovo. "Our new ThinkPad laptop portfolio embodies much of the innovative thinking exemplified in the X1 Carbon, such as a backlit keyboard, super-bright high definition display, Dolby Home Theater, and rich communications features that balance business performance with personal use."

Unfortunately, Lenovo opted not to share a whole bunch of information on the ThinkPad X1's specs, though did say it will ship with 3rd Generation Intel Core processor options (Ivy Bridge), 3G connectivity, 720p HD camera with Face Tracking, and a 1600x900 screen resolution. It will also feature a Rapid Charge option to boost the battery to 80 percent in just half an hour.

The ThinkPad X1 will ship sometime this summer. Pricing information has not yet been announced.

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