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14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook now official

Ivy Bridge and carbon fiber chassis in tow!
by Neps Firmalan | May 16, 2012
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Are you a fan of them powerful anorexic lappies known as ultrabooks? If you are, then here's something for you. Lenovo has just announced another contender into the ultra-thin and light wars. Call it the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a device that boasts an Ivy Bridge chip as well as something stated by its name and not found on most other ultrabooks, but we'll get to that in a bit.

As we've said the, X1 Carbon packs a sampling of Intel's third-generation Ivy Bridge processor which hopefully makes it a better, more efficient worker than its predecessor, the X1 from last year. It also has a larger display, coming up with a 14-inch display at 1600 x 900 resolution. Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are, of course, part of the package as well and the good thing is you can add optional 3G for good measure.

As for its looks, the X1 Carboon sports the same very slim profile others in its class have. It measures about 18mm and tips the scales at 3 pounds, lighter than its elder bro, in part because of its carbon fiber casing. Yep, it has that, too, as its name suggests. However, this is not the first time we saw carbon fiber slapped on an ultrabook chassis; Dell's XPS 13 also comes with it. Still, it's something that helps it stand out from the crowd.

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No word yet on pricing although it's said to be available in the US of A later this year. As always, we'll keep you posted when we get deets on its local landfall (hopefully it'll pay us a visit, too). In the meantime, you could check out the gallery below for a handful of press photos.

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