There's a new ThinkPad on the way. There are quite a few new ones on the way, actually, but the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is undoubtedly the most eye-catching of them: a 14-inch ultrabook with an uber-slim carbon-fiber chassis and a look that reminds one of business laptops from decades past (sort of).
Touted as the "lightest 14-inch Ultrabook in the industry," the ThinkPad X1 tips the scales at less than three pounds. According to the official teaser page, it features built-in 3G wireless and a "RapidCharge" battery, which can charge to near full capacity in only 30 minutes.
According to The Verge, which gleaned a few extra details from Lenovo's presentation, the system also has a backlit keyboard, USB 3.0 and DisplayPort connectivity, a 1600x900 display with 300 cd/m² brightness, and of course, an Ivy Bridge processor. That last feature probably explains why the X1 isn't due out until the summer. The first dual-core, ultrabook-bound Ivy Bridge derivatives with 17W thermal envelopes aren't out yet, and they aren't expected to break cover until next month.
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