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Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Now Optimized for Windows 8 Touch

One of your editor’s favorite PC Ultrabooks, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch (which one reviewer said reminds him of Apple’s 14-inch G3 PowerBooks of the late ’90s), has been optimized for Windows 8 and now adds touch gesture support to the business class Ultrabook. The X1 Carbon and X1 Carbon Touch enclosures are made with carbon fiber and deliver rugged durability.

“We are excited to be able to offer customers the best experience in a thin and light business class Ultrabook. The X1 Carbon Touch is the Ultrabook to beat. Bringing touch gesture control to our best ThinkPad ever is a natural evolution of the portfolio and a big step towards fulfilling our promise to bring computers into a new PC+ era,” says Peter Hortensius, president, Lenovo Product Group. “We are excited to be able to offer customers the best experience in a thin and light business class Ultrabook. The X1 Carbon Touch is the Ultrabook to beat.”

The World’s Lightest 14-inch Touch Notebook

Weighing in at a svelte 3.4 pounds and just 20.8mm thick, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is constructed with carbon fiber material that provides strength and durability beyond traditional notebook case materials. You can interact with smooth 10 finger touch on the X1 Carbon’s 14-inch HD+ display, or more conventpionally use the laptop’s large multi-gesture glass touchpad.

Even with its thin and light design, the X1 Carbon Touch packs a punch, with either Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and enhanced multimedia content via Dolby Home Theater v4. Certified as the first Ultrabook optimized for Microsoft Lync, the HD face tracking camera and dual array microphones ensure high quality video and voice track capability without the need to use USB peripherals.

A new optional slim 65W AC adapter is also offered for serious road warriors using the X1 Carbon Touch. At 17mm thick and weighing 53% less (235g) than the standard AC adapter, it fits neatly into your bag and gives you maximum portability as you travel with the worlds lightest 14 Ultrabook.

For business users, the X1 Carbon Touch offers state of the art security and manageability features including vPro, Integrated Fingerprint Reader, Trusted Platform Module and BIOS encryption. Lenovo’s RapidCharge technology provides what it claims are the industrys fastest charge times while the 8 hours of battery life and optional 3G connectivity ensures maximum productivity virtually anywhere.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is available now at http://goo.gl/i1vT5 or through Lenovo business partners, with prices starting at $1,499.

For more information, see:
http://www.lenovo.com

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