Will the Thinkpad X1 Carbon succeed where other Lenovo Ultrabooks have failed?
Like other ultrabooks the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a thin and light case design, an Intel Core family processor, and a solid state disk. But the 14 inch notebook also has a few unusual features including a matte, high resolution 1600 x 900 pixel display, a carbon fiber case, and a fingerprint scanner. The X1 Carbon also has Lenovo’s TrackPoint system which combines a touchpad below the keyboard with a pointing nub in the center row of keys. The computer’s case has a fingerprint-resistent matte finish and the laptop weighs just under 3 pounds. Lenovo also offers a rapid charge system that lets you charge the laptop’s battery to 80 percent in just a half hour.
The big question now is how Lenovo will price the X1 Carbon. While many Ultrabooks are available for under $1,000, this one will likely be premium priced, coming in closer to the $1,300 level of the HP Envy 14 Spectre.