Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch
In 2012, there have been phenomenal ultra-books and one of them is Lenovo ThinkPad. Many of the ultra-books employ aluminum chassis and aluminum top covers. Ruggedness is not in the design at all. For less than a thousand bucks, one can obtain an ultra-book. The touchscreen ultra-books can cost at least a thousand bucks.
The X1 Carbon was the first model from Lenovo, when it started the ThinkPad laptops. It is too light and too thin. The screen in 14 inches and the chassis is 13.3 inches. The ruggedness is still there and now is an integral part of Lenovo ThinkPad’s.
Recently, the X1 Carbon was released in the market and it packs a punch. It is touchscreen and has Windows 8 operating system already installed. The X1 Carbon Touch has a ten point multi-touch screen. Lenovo claims, it is ultra-responsive and smooth as butter. The kind of touch panel, Lenovo incorporates is unknown and the thickness is still not compromised. It is indeed a feat worth praising.
Apart from the Windows 8 installation and X1 Carbon Touch, the features of Lenovo ThinkPad are awesome and worth praising. It is as good as the original. The chassis is quite robust because the carbon fiber is employed. The display cover has been made out of it, while magnesium/aluminum is used in the base.
The weight of Lenovo ThinkPad is 1.36 kilograms or 3 pounds. The thickness varies over 0.31 to 0.73 inches. The reliability remains uncompromised. The keyboard is spill resistant and liquid drain holes are still very much there. The sensitive electronics are protected from liquid spills such as coffee and tea. It is funneled from the bottom before it even reaches any sensitive area.
On the inside, there is a third generation Intel low voltage processor of i7. It is quite powerful gaming laptop. The base model has an i5 core processor, which has a turbo boost ranging from 1.8 GHz to 2.8 GHz. The 128 GB SSD is pretty standard for all Lenovo models. The Intel 802.11 Wi-Fi is also enabled. Also, furthermore Bluetooth 4.0 and fingerprint reader is available. The display resolution is 1600 by 900 pixels and the screen supports 720p HD. There is a webcam available on the top of the screen.
Along the edges of the X1 Carbon Touch are USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports and a mini display port output. It also has a SD card reader. There is even a USB Ethernet adapter, which ensures internet connectivity everywhere you go. With the fingerprint reader, one can unlock and power on the ultra-book.
Also featured in the X1 Carbon Touch ThinkPad is the Rapid Charge technology, which can charge up the battery to eighty percent in thirty five minutes. The 90 watt adapter is used. On a full charge, the 45 watt hour battery will keep the laptop alive for eight hours.
This ultra-book from Lenovo does impress on all frontiers. The price is never compromised as is the case with quality. The price of a Lenovo ThinkPad is now 1,319 dollars subsequent to 12 percent coupon.