Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook release date set for August 21st
Back in May of this year, Lenovo unveiled the successor to the company’s ThinkPad X1 notebook – the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook. Now, the China-based PC manufacturer has announced that “the lightest 14-inch Ultrabook in the industry” will hit the stores on August 21st (2012) and will have a starting price of $1,399.
According to the maker, this device measures about 0.7-inch at its thickest point and weighs less than 3lbs (1.36kg). Reportedly, this was made possible because Lenovo built the chassis using carbon fiber, instead of the usual Al – Mg alloys.
The base configuration of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook features a third generation ultra-low voltage Intel Core i5-3317U central processing unit with two cores clocked at 1.7GHz (the frequency goes up to 2.6GHz through Turbo Boost 2.0 technology). In addition, business users can apparently order the thin notebook with an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 chip and Intel’s vPro platform for enhanced security.
The portable device also sports a 14-inch display with a maximum supported resolution of 1600-by-900 pixels (HD+), 4GB of internal RAM and a solid-state drive that has a storage capacity of up to 256GB.
Customers are further provided with a fingerprint sensor, optional 3G radio, backlit keyboard, one USB 3.0 port, Lenovo’s new RapidCharge technology (80% in 30 minutes) and a 45Wh battery (up to 6.3 hours).