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.
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.)