Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook with Windows 8 Ships in December

Paul Lilly

Lenovo has quietly posted a new webpage teasing visitors with a product shot of its upcoming ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook. Optimized for Windows 8, the touch-friendly Ultrabook will be available to purchase next month, though Lenovo didn't offer up an exact release date or any pricing information. There isn't much of a spec sheet to go on either, though we suspect it will sport the same or similar guts as the non-touch version.

The X1 Carbon Touch will feature a 14-inch HD+ (likely 1600x900) display with 10-finger multi-touch and also support Windows 8 touchpad gestures. Other than that, Lenovo just mentions that it's "thin and light" and has a "carbon-fiber construction," just like the original ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Lenovo advertised the original version as the world's lightest business-class 14-inch laptop around. The X1 Carbon weighs just under 3 pounds and measures 13.03 (W) x 8.9 (D) x 0.74 (H) inches. Inside it packs up to an Intel Core i7 processor, Intel HD Graphics 4000, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, 128GB or 256GB SSD, and Dolby Home Theater v4 sound. Pricing starts at $1,124.10.

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