Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon to Hit Stores on August 21

August 8, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Lenovo had showed off its ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultra-book way back in May. Now the time has come for the machine to have an official unveiling ceremony before hitting the shelves.

The machine, which sports a 14-inch screen and Ivy Bridge powered processing ability, will reach the stores by August 21.

The price starts at $1,399 and the least-priced model will sport a Core i5 – 3317U processor chip running at 1.7 GHz clock speed. It will be coupled with a 4 GB of RAM. To keep the storage options generous, it packs a 128 GB SSD and to crunch down the graphics it brings Intel’s HD integrated graphics.

Just like its predecessor ThinkPad X1, the option to connect to 3G networks will be the choice of the customer with the new machine.

If you are ready to pay for performance, cough up $1,499 to get a model with 1.8 GHz Core i5 processing power. Paying $1,649 will help you get a 256 GB SSD storage device though there is no change in the processing power that way.

The most expensive machine in the group, with a price tag of $1,849 has a Core i7 chipset with 2 GHz clock speed. Unlike its predecessor, X1 Carbon also packs a high-resolution display with 1600 x 900 resolution.

Though it is one inch wider than its predecessor, it still weighs 0.7  pounds less in its full armor.

The Rapid charge utility given away with the system is expected to help charge the 45 Wh battery to 80-percent in 30 minutes. That is no small thing for traveling business man.

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