Lenovo ThinkPad X1 UK Release Date set for end of August [Updated]

Carbon X1 Ultrabook

Recent reports have just hit our inbox that the ThinkPad Carbon X1 Ultrabook will be released worldwide at the end of August this month.

The announcement was made by Lenovo themselves at an event in Beijing, by ThinkPad business VP Dilip Bhatia.

The ThinkPad Carbon X1 brings with it a wealth of excellent features to the consumer, including 3G connectivity. The 14-inch, 18mm-thin 3-pound laptop is Lenovo’s best Ultrabook yet, which Lenovo hopes will sell like a hot cake with another feature beings its ability to charge to 80% in 35 minutes.

Yesterday, we revealed that Lenovo has concerns surrounding the PC market, especially in terms of the Ultrabook vs tablet scenario once Microsoft Windows 8 is released towards the end of October.


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 pricing has been all rumours up until now, however we can confirm that in the US (I know, not the UK) the laptop will retail from $1,399 up until $1,849. We’ll update this post with official UK pricing very soon guys, however you can use the US pricing as a very rough base for what it’ll sell for in the UK (use a currency converter, add 3%).

Release date update, 24/08/12

Lenovo UK now has the Carbon X1 featured on its website, with prices starting from £1,019.99. For this you get a Intel Core Processor i5-3317U (Up to 2.6Ghz, 3MB L3) and 4GB of RAM, alongside a 14″ display and 128GB SSD.

Currently the website lists this shipping in 1 – 2 weeks. Here is the official page.

Release date update, 08/08/12

News has now emerged that the Carbon X1 will in fact be making its way over to US shores for August the 21st, so US folk do not have long to wait. For a UK release date, Lenovo usually releases products across major markets at the same time if a few days apart, so a UK release date for the end of August is likely however not a given.

We will update this post with a real UK release date very shortly.

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11 Responses to Lenovo ThinkPad X1 UK Release Date set for end of August [Updated]

  1. lenovo fan says:

    Wow this lappy looks great!

  2. James says:

    Has the UK release date been confirmed yet? Not sure if the end of August prediction in this post is accurate…

    • Jakk says:

      Hi James,

      Great question. For the US, this laptop is due on August the 21st. For the UK, sources are sketchy. Prior Lenovo products however get released on the same date in major markets, so UK and US releases are likely to be the same, if a few days apart.

      Thank you for noting that point regarding predictions however. I have amended this posts 8/8/12 update as per common sense james.

    • Tim says:

      This should be released in the uk the same time as the US

  3. james says:

    I think this Ultra book is great. Why no touch screen though?

  4. Ben says:

    I called Lenovo UK customer service two days ago and I was told that the X1 Carbon would be released around the 28th of October as a Windows 8 machine, I hope this is just a mistake on the customer service reps. part.

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