HP might have the cheapest Ultrabook around in the $749 Envy, but Lenovo will soon have the lightest. The company announced Monday that it will debut a 14-inch, three-pound laptop alongside its refreshed ThinkPad lineup. Lenovo said its feather-light ThinkPad X1 Carbon is just 18 millimeters thick at its thickest point, but despite its bony frame, the X1 doesn’t skimp on features. Rather, it packs a 1600 x 900 display; an unspecified Intel Ivy Bridge processor, a deep, backlit keyboard; a smooth trackpad with an eraserhead pointer and real mouse buttons; a pair of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports; a Mini DisplayPort socket; a 3.5mm headphone jack; an SD card slot; a fingerprint reader; and a Rapid Charge option, which will fill the X1′s battery to 80 percent capacity in just 30 minutes. Oh, and the chassis is coated in a fingerprint-resistant soft-touch rubber, so your Ultrabook won’t look like a freshly dusted crime scene after every use.
Lenovo hasn’t said how much the X1 will cost, but The Verge suspects it could be expensive when it hits shelves sometime in the next two months.
Source: The Verge