Lenovo Unveils 3rd Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon to Celebrate One Hundred Millionth ThinkPad

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Lenovo today announced, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show, the cutting edge ThinkPad 2015 product portfolio. Featuring the latest generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the world’s lightest 14 inch performance ultrabook, the iconic brand celebrates one hundred million units shipped and continues to build on its unique heritage enjoyed by loyal and passionate fans around the world. Lenovo wants to take this opportunity to thank all users of ThinkPad over the past two decades.

“Since the original ThinkPad 700, ThinkPad engineers have continued to drive innovation by making each new ThinkPad better than the last. Reaching 100 million units sold proves they are succeeding,” said Yuanqing Yang, chairman and CEO, Lenovo. “When we acquired IBM’s PC business, we made a promise to not just protect the ThinkPad franchise, but to make it even better, even stronger. Today, ThinkPad continues to be one of the most respected brands in the industry fueling Lenovo’s rise to number 1 in WW PCs. Now, even as Lenovo expands into mobile devices, servers and ecosystem and cloud computing, ThinkPad will remain at the core of our strategy and the heart of our business. It is an honor to continue to bring this legendary brand to our customers, and I look forward to many more ThinkPad milestones to come.”

Lenovo also introduces the ThinkVision X24 bringing gorgeous ultra-thin IPS panel technology to the computing workspace and ThinkPad Stack offers mix and match interlocking accessories to maximize productivity and minimize clutter.
Lenovo’s Best Business Ultrabook gets even Better The third generation state-of-the-art X1 Carbon continues the tradition of ThinkPad brand equity. The lightest 14” performance Ultrabook in the world features new options like a super bright FHD display for the best viewing experience and a PCIe solid state drive for up to 80% faster storage performance than standard SSDs.
The newest X1 Carbon is also the most mobile ever, with even longer battery life and still weighing under 2.9 pounds with a durable and rugged carbon-forged chassis. Coupled with 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and a whole suite of accessories to optimize the experience, the X1 Carbon permeates the ThinkPad heritage and continues to inspire relentless innovation

Models of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon start at $1249 and will be available from January 2015


Screen 14” FHD TN 1920×1080 (300nit); 14” WQHD+ 2560×1440 (300nit); 14” WQHD+ 2560×1440 Touch Screen (270nit)
CPU Intel 5th Generation Core Processor
Graphics Integrated
Storage SSD 128/180/256/360 Opal-capable; SSD 256/512GB PCIe 4ch
Audio Dolby Advanced Audio V4
Webcam 720p HD Camera
Intel® Centrino® 7260 (Wilkins Peak 2 AC) 2×2 AC+ BT 4.0; Intel® Centrino® 7260 (Wilkins Peak 2) 2×2 AGN + BT 4.0; ThinkPad Wireless 2×2 BGN+BT 4.0
Battery Single non-removable (50 Whr.)
Ports USB 3.0 x 2, Always on USB 2.0, VGA, Mini-DP, Kensington Lock, RJ45, Audio Combo
Keyboard Standard and Backlit
Weight 2.9 lbs.
Dimensions 331 mm (L) x 226 mm (W) x 17.72 mm (H)  non-touch  /  18.46 mm (H)  touch