Lenovo has unveiled a refreshed version of the ThinkPad X1 ultraslim that they launched last year. Called the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, it packs a lot more than just a simple spec upgrade. It’s almost a complete redesign, highlighted by a lighter carbon frame to make it lighter than last year’s model despite this notebook’s larger screen. With a total weight of 3 pounds, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is also light enough for Lenovo to claim it as the world’s lightest 14-inch notebook. It’s also looks pretty sexy, measuring 18 millimeters thick at its thickest point.
The notebook will run on an Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor, but exactly which processor is still unknown. The rest of the spec looks pretty good though: the 14-inch screen features a 1600 x 900 resolution, while the bottom half rocks a backlit keyboard, wide trackpad, and an eraserhead pointer that’s typically found on IBM/Lenovo’s ThinkPads.
The edges feature USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, a Mini DisplayPort connection, and an SD card slot. Extra features include a fingerprint scanner for security, a Rapid Charge function that fills an empty battery to 80 percent in 30 minutes, and an optional 3G modem for people who need to connect on-the-go.
Pricing wasn’t revealed, but the X1 Carbon is expected out within the next two months.