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.
Ultrabook’s announcements have been have been fast and furious going into the holiday season, but Lenovo fans who may have balked at the X1’s inferior battery life might have something worth waiting for. According to a leaked company roadmap supplied to channel partners, Lenovo plans to offer an Ivy Bridge Thinkpad in either May or June of next year, and these puppies will be aimed directly at high end business users, as opposed to the IdeaPad’s which are targeted at consumers.
Lenovo on Monday officially announced the wafer-thin ThinkPad X1 laptop. If like us, you were closely following all the recent rumors and leaks pertaining to the X1, you already know most of the details. In any case, hit the jump for the detailed specs and price of this rugged ultraportable.