“The X1 Carbon Touch is the Ultrabook to beat,” says Lenovo president

Lenovo unveils the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, optimised for Windows 8

Lenovo has added touch capabilities to its popular ThinkPad ultrabook range.

The touchscreen version of the X1 Carbon has a 14-inch 1,600 x 900 screen, either i5 or i7 processors, Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio, backlit keyboard, Windows 8 OS, and optional built-in 3G.

With a 20.8mm carbon fibre chassis, the touchscreen capabilities add on 2.8mm, compared to the previous non-touch model, which measures 18mm. Coming in at just under 3.5 pounds, the X1 Carbon Touch is a smidgen heavier as well, but still lighter than a number of 13-inch ultrabooks on the market.

“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,” said 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 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is available now with prices starting at £1,1899.99.

Want to receive up-to-the-minute tech news straight to your inbox? Then click here to sign up for the completely free PCR Daily Digest and Newsflash email services. You can also follow PCR on Twitter and Facebook. Are you a retailer? If so take part in our short retail survey before Dec 7th for a chance to win an Apple TV.

Check Also

Nexudus unveils AI-powered churn and engagement dashboard

Nexudus has unveiled an AI-powered churn and engagement dashboard, an analysis tool created to help …