Lenovo Announces 3rd Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon With Intel 5th Gen CPU

ThinkPad Carbon X1

Lenovo has announced the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook at CES. It now weighs 2.9 pounds, 17.72mm thick and yet faster than before. It comes with new options like a Intel GT2 graphics combined with a WQHD (2560×1440) display that delivers striking visuals.

Inside, it is now powered by the new Intel 5th Gen (Broadwell) CPU, 4GB or 8GBDDR3 memory, up to a 512GB PCIe solid state drive for up to 80% faster storage performance than standard SSDs, 802.11ac Wi-Fi for ultra fast wireless networking, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 OneLink. Lenovo has replaced the last-gen trackpad with 5 Button glass trackpad.

The third generation state-of-the-art X1 Carbon continues the tradition of ThinkPad brand equity. The lightest 14” performance ultrabook in the world features new options like a super bright FHD display for the best viewing experience and a PCIe solid state drive for up to 80% faster storage performance than standard SSDs.

The newest X1 Carbon is also the most mobile ever, with even longer battery life and still weighing under 2.9 pounds with a durable and rugged carbon-forged chassis. Coupled with 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and a whole suite of accessories to optimize the experience, the X1 Carbon permeates the ThinkPad heritage and continues to inspire relentless innovation.

The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available starting $1,249 from January. The only bad thing about this updated Carbon X1 is that you can’t opt for 5th gen Intel Core i CPUs, instead you need to settle for less powered Intel Core M CPU.

Update: Corrected specs in the above post.

Full Specs:

Processor: 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors

Operating System: Windows 8.1

Display/Resolution: Up to 14-inch WQHD (2560×1440) 10-point multitouch

Video Graphics: Intel HD GT2 graphics

Memory: Up to 8GB DDR3 RAM

Storage: Up to PCIe 512GB SSD

Sound: Dolby® Advanced Audio V4 Integrated

Comms: OneLink 1.0; MiniDP; HDMI; 3.5mm combo jack (headphone/mic); FPR; Ethernet extension connection; 3G/4G LTE (optional)

Keyboard: Backlit Precision keyboard

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0; WiFi combo card

Camera: 720p camera

Battery: Up to 10.9 hours (50Whr)*

Weight: 1.31 kg (2.88 pounds)

Dimensions: 331 x 226.5 x 17.7 mm (13.0 x 8.9 x .7 in.)

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