Lenovo is currently having their partner conference in Las Vegas and decided to use this evening for some announcements. One of the machines I evaluated last year was the ThinkPad X1. The new Ivy Bridge chipset based X1 includes a new thinner and lighter carbon shell and chassis along with an improved 1600×900 display.
The picture above makes it look like the screen is a non glossy matte screen but some of the pics from the conference have a lot of shine on the screen so it’s hard to tell. The 14” screen should be a hit if it has good brightness, color, etc. We’ll have to wait and see if Lenovo revived the Flexview IPS screen. Hopefully they did but don’t count on it.
At 3 pounds, this is sure to be a hit with the travel crowd. One of the cool features of the previous X1 that made it to the X1 Carbon is the rapid charge technology. I really liked that. Charge the battery to at least 80% in 30 minutes. Nice.
The previous X1 had a backlit chiclet leyboard and so does the X1 Carbon. I’m sure Lenovo will release the full specifications very soon. Until then, save your pennies.