Lenovo Announces ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the Lightest 14-inch Ultrabook


Apart from announcing a slew of new laptops, Lenovo recently unveiled the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a 14-inch ultrabook that Lenovo claims is the lightest in its class.  This is likely the case as the ThinkPad X1 sports a carbon fiber finish, hence the Carbon in the name.   Carbon fiber is known to be durable and light and this material makes up the Lenovo ThinkPad X1’s chassis.  The result? A laptop that weighs just three pounds and comes in at only 18 millimeters at the thickest point.  The whole chassis is coated in a fingerprint-resistant matte soft-touch rubber.

The thin profile is not the only desirable feature of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.  Its 14-inch screen has a 1600 x 900 resolution panel with 300 nits of brightness with very nice viewing angles.  The ThinkPad X1 Carbon also sports a deep backlit keyboard, a smooth trackpad and an eraserhead pointer with real mouse buttons for each.  For connectivity options, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, an SD card slot, a Mini DisplayPort socket, and a fingerprint reader.  Just like the original X1, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a Rapid Charge feature which allows fast charging.  It fills 80 percent of the battery in just 30 minutes.

The retail price of the Lenovo X1 Carbon remains a mystery for now but as to availability, Lenovo says it will ship in the next two months. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.

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