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Lenovo releases ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

After revealing scant details of their ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch a few weeks ago, Lenovo finally release the finished product for general sale.

Not long ago we mentioned Lenovo's plan to release a new notebook in their ThinkPad range. Today (December 11, 2012) Lenovo has issued a press release revealing full details of their latest device, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, which is now available for purchase in the US. The computer is being heralded by Lenovo as the world's lightest 14-inch touch notebook with a reported weight of just 3.4 pounds.

Two models of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch have been made available by Lenovo, the Intel Core i5-3427U version and the more expensive Intel Core i7-3667U device. The Core i5 model offers 4 GB DDR3L RAM, a 128 GB SSD and a 14-inch multi-touch premium HD+ (1600x900) LED backlit display. This system uses Microsoft's Windows 8 OS. The Core i7 model has similar specifications apart from the processor, 8 GB DDR3L RAM and it runs on Windows 8 Pro. Both computers use Intel HD Graphics 4000 for system graphics.

At a reported 20.8 mm thick and with decent specifications Lenovo's latest addition should appeal to many potential customers. The Core i5 model has been priced at $1,499 whilst the Core i7 version starts from $1,699. They are available to order now from Lenovo's website.


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Daniel R Deakin, 2012-12-11 (Update: 2019-04-30)