Looks like it’s finally official: Lenovo has officially announced the follow-up to one of the coolest business laptops around, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook. We were blown away by the Ultrabook when Lenovo Malaysia launched it earlier in September, and now the company has gone and made it a touch better (pardon the pun).
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, as it will be known, retains the same handsome carbon fibre construction as the non-touch version, but adds a little more bulk to the frame with the inclusion of a touchscreen. However, at 20.8mm and 3.4 pounds (about 1.55kg), it’s still not the heaviest Ultrabook around. In fact, Lenovo are proclaiming this as the world’s lightest touch-enabled notebook.
Otherwise, it’s all pretty much the same set of hardware that we saw on the original ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Ivy Bridge processor, 14-inch HD+ screen, as well as 3G connectivity. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is available now in the US at a starting price of $1399, $150 higher than its predecessor. There’s no news yet as to when it will be available in Malaysia, but it is very likely that the X1 Carbon Touch will be an extremely premium device; the original X1 Carbon Ultrabook is retailing at a starting price of RM5399.