Today, Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo is previewing at the company’s Accelerate Channel Partner Conference in Las Vegas the lightest 14” UltraBook in the industry. It’s called the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and it’s made out of a premium carbon fiber chassis.
The new Lenovo
ThinkPad X1 UltraBook is packed with premium features such as 3G connectivity and Lenovo’s own RapidCharge technology that guarantees a near-full battery charge in 30 minutes, along with Intel
’s vPro technology packet that allows every security agency to monitor your computer.
The processing power is delivered by Intel
’s latest generation of Ivy Bridge
processors and it will have up to 8 GB of DDR3 RAM to play with.
Graphics are displayed on a 16:9 small matte screen with a 1600:900 resolution.
We would have liked it to have a normal 4:3 display
, but how can we expect the big brands to think about the users and not the profit?
For those who need a reminder, the 16:9 screen format actually offers less screen space than a 16:10 display with the same official diagonal size.
Compared with standard 4:3 screens, the 16:9 displays offer much less screen area.
The weight is a little bit under three pounds, that would mean that the lightest ultrabook weighs less than 1.36 Kg.
Despite the small weight and size, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon touts a 10-hour battery life that will be 80% recharged in just 30 minutes with Lenovo
’s RapidCharge technology.
The front facing webcam can offer 720p video quality and the speakers are Dolby Home Theater v4 certified.
The camera also comes with face tracking
software that will make you more visible to anybody watching you through it.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon price is not yet public, but the small wonder with its backlit keyboard
and all will be on sale before the end of this summer.