Leaked docs outline 14'' carbon-fiber ThinkPad with QHD screen

Remember the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch that Lenovo released last December? Well, there's a successor on the way. The folks at SlashGear have come across a leaked spec sheet for the ThinkPad X3, an upcoming ultrabook with a carbon-fiber body and an optional QHD (2560x1440) screen.

Like its predecessor, the ThinkPad X3 will reportedly have a 14" panel size and an ultra-slim, carbon-fiber body. The spec sheet quotes a weight of 1.27 kg (2.80 lbs) and a thickness of 17.2 mm (0.68"). The touch-screen version of the machine will be slightly thicker, at 18.76 mm (0.74")—still pretty thin, all things considered.

The ThinkPad X3 will reportedly be powered by a choice of 15W Haswell Core i3, i5, or i7 processors, which will be backed by 4-8GB of system memory, up to 256GB of solid-state storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, and a nine-hour battery. It looks like you'll be able to dock the system with Lenovo's OneLink Dock, as well.

SlashGear's post (and the leaked documents) are sadly devoid of pricing information. Given the $1,214.65 starting price on the existing ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, though, you probably shouldn't expect the ThinkPad X3 to be cheap. I'm sure the QHD display will incur an additional premium, too.

Oh well. At least it's nice to see laptop makers—and especially Lenovo—embracing higher screen resolutions.

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