Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

It is hard for me to describe the amazingness of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. On the outside, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon looks like your ordinary ThinkPad. It has the classic no nonsense black professional look. But don’t judge the laptop by its look. This is currently the world’s lightest 14 inch ultrabook. And from the look of it, I think it is going to hold on to the title for quite a while.

You will be amazed when you pick up the ThinkPad X1 Carbon for the first time. It weighs just 1.36kg. That’s pretty impressive for a 14 inch laptop. The X1 Carbon is able to be this light thanks to its carbon fiber construction. And it still retain the durability that ThinkPad is well known for. The X1 Carbon is pretty slim too. At 33.1 x 22.6 x 1.885 cm. Yeap, just 1.885cm thick. In case you are wondering, the 13 inch MacBook Air weighs 1.35kg and is 1.7cm thick.

According to Lenovo, the X1 Carbon is able to provide up to 8 hours battery life. And even though it is slim and lightweight, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with a generous multi-gesture glass surface TrackPad. TrackPoint fans will be glad to know that the X1 Carbon comes with the little red TrackPoint. But sadly, Lenovo have decided to dump the classic ThinkPad keyboard in favour of the chiclet keyboard. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried the chiclet keyboard and it is pretty good. But personally I feel that nothing beats the classic ThinkPad keyboard. (Oh well, more on that in another blog post)

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is now available in Singapore starting from S$2,349. It you are at COMEX 2012, head down to the Lenovo booth to check it out.

Oh ya, did I mention that it comes with an optional built in 3G mobile broadband? Sweet.

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