China’s Lenovo just unveiled the 3rd generation of their laptop, the ThinkPad X1. The device is one of the lightest going around, weighing in at just 1.36KG. This is because of the use of carbon fibre in the design, making it ultra-light and portable.
The ThinkPad X1 features Windows 8.1 out of the box. The portable computer comes in a variety of permutations and combinations with regards to the internals of the device. The ThinkPad X1 can take up to an Intel Core i7 Haswell processor and and a maximum of 8GB of RAM. The entry-level variant comes with a 1,600 x 900 pixel resolution display, but buyers can upgrade to a QHD aka 2K 2560 x 1440 pixel IPS display panel.
The device features a front-facing snapper which is able to do 720p video at max. On the storage front, the X1 comes with up to 512GB of high-speed SSD storage. Connectivity side of things include a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, a 4-in-1 card reader, Bluetooth 3.0 and optional 3G. According to the company, battery life on the X1 is estimated to be around 8 hours which is quite impressive.
The laptop features an adaptive keyboard that features a touch sensitive strip on top. Depending on your style of usage, the system defines what’s shown on the input strip.
The ThinkPad X1 is priced $1,299 and Lenovo would be shipping the device early February onwards.