Lenovo’s next generation Ultrabook, the Carbon X1, will be released in the US on August 21st and in the UK shortly afterwards. In the meantime, new specifications have emerged.
Following on from our blog post surrounding Lenovo’s next generation Carbon X1 Ultrabook, new details have emerged surrounding exact specifications to be expected out of the box, and they sound pretty solid indeed.
The laptop is made from carbon fiber, which is as strong as aluminium but at a 1/3 of the weight, and will give you 5 hours of battery life from just a 35 minute short charge. What’s more, this laptop also features 3G support, making it the perfect option for people on the go.
The 14″ Ultrabook, which is marketed as being the lightest in the world, features dimensions of 13.03 x 8.9 x 0.74-inch (331 x 226 x 18.85 mm) making it not only super light-weight, but also respectably thin and perfect for the commute. The screen will also be a 14-inch, 1600 x 900 resolution panel with a matte finish (or what appears to be, image above) which is a welcome addition to a world full of glossy panels which are difficult to use outdoors.
Here is a cool promotional video on this highly anticipated Ultrabook:
And here are the official key features you will find within the Carbon X1, as taken from the official Lenovo website.
- Carbon fiber top cover and roll cage – as strong as aluminum at 1/3 the weight
- Lenovo RapidCharge, for five hours’ battery life on a 35-minute charge
- Lenovo Mobile Access, for contract-free 3G when you need it
- Remote manageability via vPro
- Superior web conferencing with face-tracking 720p HD webcam, dual-array microphones, and keyboard noise suppression
- Fingerprint reader, TPM and BIOS encryption, for advanced security
- Dolby® Home Theater™ v4 and Intel® HD 4000 integrated graphics, for rich sound and vision
- Share connectivity with Mobile Hotspot technology
- Best-in-class keyboard, with progressive backlighting and larger island-style keys
- Glass multi-gesture touchpad
- InstantResume wakes from hibernate nearly four times faster than other laptops
- Ports include one each of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, always-on USB 2.0, MiniDisplayPort with audio, and 4-in-1 SD Card reader
Overall, the Carbon X1 looks like one bad ass laptop. The Ultrabook is set for a US release date on the 21st of August, whilst a UK one has not yet officially been verified. You can keep up with all Carbon X1 release dates right here through our blog post.