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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch expected for December

Lenovo to offer a touchscreen version of their ThinkPad X1 Carbon series specifically for use with Windows 8.

Lenovo revealed a new addition to their range on 20 November 2012 with the so called ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch. This will be a modified version of their ThinkPad X1 Carbon that has been changed to operate in conjunction with the touchscreen properties of Windows 8.

The specifications of the new device have not been fully stated yet, but what is known is that it will be a 14-inch midsize notebook with a touchpad and pointing stick, capacitive touchscreen, fingerprint reader, integrated webcam and what Lenovo call an HD+ screen, which is expected to actually result in a 1600x900 display.

The non-touchscreen sibling of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch has been received favorably, the model reviewed by featured a 2.0 GHz Core i7-3667U, 4 GB RAM, and a 256 GB SATA III SSD in a carbon fiber case. It is likely the Touch will feature similar specifications.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch has been penciled in for a US release in December, no specific date or price is currently available. The present web price for the sister model ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook is from $1249 for the Core i5-3317U version and from $1499 for the Core i7-3667U version.


Image from Lenovo's website for the TouchPad X1 Carbon Touch


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Daniel R Deakin, 2012-11-24 (Update: 2019-04-30)