Lenovo is unveiling its new iteration of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon at the CES show in Vegas this week. At 1.3g it is touted as the lightest 14-inch notebook available on the market. Several improvements have been made over the original edition of the machine. For one, it has an Adaptive Keyboard which adjusts based on the software being used to highlight the most relevant keys.
Powered by Intel’s Core i7 processor (Intel vPro management features included), it offers decent performance with up to 512 GB storage in SSD and RAM of upto 8GB.
User interaction also gets a boost through voice and gesture control and a 10-point multi-touch display. Forged as a high resolution device, images on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon can be viewed over a ColorBurst WQHD display at 2560×1440 pixels. Connectivity is offered via BlueTooth 4.0, Near Field Communication and built-in LTE capability. The device can connect over multiple connections via its OneLink docking capability.
Other than being lighter and thinner, ThinkPad X1 Carbon is built to be quiet. The Owl wing fan has been upgraded, the chassis includes hyper heat pipes and an intelligent cooling engine creating the quietest ThinkPad in the market. Its casing is all carbon fibre, tough material for a rugged device. According to Lenovo, ThinkPad X1 Carbon has passed military grade tests. Battery life on the device is 9 hours with rapid charge getting to 80% full in under an hour.
The device ships in late January starting at $1299.