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CES 2014 | Lenovo unveils updated X1 Carbon and new ThinkPad 8 tablet

14" X1 Carbon weighs in at a mere 2.8 pounds
Lenovo takes wraps off improved 14" Ultrabook and a new 8" tablet powered by Windows 8.1 and Intel Bay Trail.

Lenovo is starting the new year with a bang, and here at CES they've taken the wraps off a pair of new additions to their ThinkPad portfolio. Both the ThinkPad 8 tablet and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook were introduced today, featuring a slim profile and durable build quality.

For starters, the updated X1 Carbon is the "world's lightest Ultrabook", coming in at an extremely slim 2.8 pounds and constructed entirely from Carbon Fiber. The 14" notebook also comes with Lenovo's ColorBurst display technology, offering a resolution of up to 2560x1440 along with 300 nits of brightness and the option for 10-point multitouch. Other options include up to 8GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD space, Integrated Intel HD 4400/5000 graphics and 9 hours of battery life. 

Lenovo's emphasis on beauty doesn't stop with the X1 though, as the new ThinkPad 8 is made from machine-cut aluminum and its 8.3" display features a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels. The device is powered by the Z3770, a 2.4Ghz Quad-Core offering from Intel's Bay Trail lineup, to go along with Windows 8.1 and up to 128GB of storage. The tablet manages up to 8 hours of battery life and comes with microHDMI and microUSB 3.0 slots, while also being available in 3G and 4G variants. 

Both devices should be available at the end of this month, with the X1 Carbon starting at $1,299 and the ThinkPad 8 retailing for $399

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Author: Omar Qudsi, 2014-01- 6 (Update: 2014-01-27)