Lenovo accidently revels the next gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon
It looks like someone at Lenovo couldn’t wait and mistakenly took wraps from the next gen ThinkPad flagship, X1 Carbon. Rumoured for a formal launch at CES, the updated X1 Carbon brings much-needed changes over its predecessor.
Peeking over the layout in above image, the changes are almost negligible compared to previous gen. Keyboard layout, tiny bezels on the sides of the display, the huge bezel on bottom, the iconic red tracking pointer, and Windows Hello enabled fingerprint scanner look identical to 4th gen X1 Carbon. We may get an alternative color to choose from – Silver, interesting (I still prefer the Black variant).
As we mentioned earlier, Lenovo is improving ThinkPad series in a big way and the X1 Carbon is no exception here. The X1 Carbon will ship with ‘Microsoft Signature’, meaning it will be free from any crapware and unnecessary edition to Windows 10. The trackpad will utilize Microsoft’s Precision software, similar to Dell’s XPS line and Microsoft’s Surface lineup.
USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 connectivity is onboard too. According to Lenovo, one can achieve 80 percent of charge in just 60 minutes.
Other additions include 14-inch QHD or FHD display, latest 7th gen Kaby Lake processors, up to 16GB RAM, up to 1TB SSD, built-in LTE-A cellular data connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2. And that all in just 2.5 pounds of weight. Impressive.
The pricing and availability are still unknown. Do join as next week for more details when Lenovo officially unveils ThinkPad X1 Carbon.