We all know that Ultrabooks came about as a response to the Apple MacBook Air, where the latter was amazingly thin, so much so that there were reports online that some people tossed out their MacBook Air alongside a stack of newspapers simply because it was too thin to be noticed. Well, Ultrabooks have come some way since it was introduced not too long ago, and the thin form factor remains a prevalent design theme that is set to stay. What needs to change, however, is the type of hardware that is stashed inside, and Lenovo has just offered the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, touting it to be the lightest Ultrabook in the market at press time.
Tipping the scales at a wee bit under 3 pounds (that is approximately 1.2kg for those who prefer to stick to the metric system), it is really light, and for the fact that there are not that many Ultrabooks that share the same size segment as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. After all, majority of the Ultrabooks out there are approximately 13″ in size, while the smaller ones measure 11″, which are similar to what the MacBook Air comes in.
The 14″ ThinkPad X1 Carbon from Lenovo also measures 0.71″ thin, so you have a better idea on just what kind of thickness it has. There is no word as to when the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will hit the markets for sale, and neither do we have a whiff on how much the latest Ultrabook is going to cost, apart from the fact that the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will arrive in June later this year. That would mean around a month and a half’s wait at most, and there is also a reason as to why it has the name “Carbon” inside – simply because it is made out of a Carbon Fiber chassis, resulting in the relative lightweight nature of the Ultrabook.
How about its performance? Not too shabby either, as it runs off an Intel Core series processor from the latest Ivy Bridge family, and ought to have an adequate supply of RAM, the aforementioned 14″ display with 1600 × 900 native resolution, at least one USB 3.0 port, Wireless-N (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth (possibly 4.0) connectivity. Something tells me this is not going to come cheap though.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the lightest Ultrabook in the market
Wed, 16 May 2012 13:30:26 GMT