Lenovo Reveals ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Shakes Up Ultrabook Market

Let’s shove humility aside for a moment, shall we? Lenovo has unveiled a remarkable new laptop called ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Its claim to fame? It is the world’s thinnest and lightest 14” Ultrabook laptop.

Its introduction was something of a surprise—the proper PR-style announcement will have to wait—so more details are yet to come.

Here’s what we can share so far about this breakthrough product that could well shatter the mold of traditional business laptops.

  • It’s light. ThinkPad X1 Carbon only weighs about 3 pounds and lives up to its rep as the thinnest, lightest 14" Ultrabook in the world.
  • It’s tough. It’s made from the same ridiculously strong carbon fiber they use in the automotive industry. This material adds structural strength and durability to the laptop while minimizing its weight.
  • It’s connected. X1 Carbon has embedded 3G connectivity. Unlike with most other Ultrabooks, you can connect anytime anywhere with a mobile broadband pay-as-you-go option.
  • It’s super-charged. This Ultrabook has Lenovo RapidCharge, meaning your battery can go from 0 to 80% strength in just 35 minutes.



ThinkPad X1 Carbon is expected to go on sale in August. You can learn more here.

Gavin O’Hara is Global Publisher for Lenovo Social Media.