Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, Available Now From $1,499

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Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook has only been around for a few months but a slightly modified version of the 14-incher is already up for grabs. The X1 Carbon Touch looks almost identical to its “cousin” but adds a touchscreen, making full use of Windows 8’s immersive experience.

As you’d expect, this big boy is quite luxuriously priced, starting at $1,499. Or $1,399, we’re not quite sure. Lenovo has it for 1,500 bucks on the company’s official website but in the press release announcing the Carbon Touch it was said to go for $1,400 and up.

Anyhoo, you’ll definitely pay a premium for this touch-enabled Ultrabook, but you’ll also obviously get what you pay for. The base model features a 1600 x 900 pixels resolution display, an Intel Core i5 “Ivy Bridge” CPU, 4 GB of RAM, a 128 GB SSD, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, a back-lit keyboard and an array of other goodies. Not to mention the premium carbon fiber body, though at 3.5 pounds and 18 mm thickness, this is a tad bulkier than the non-touch Carbon.

Via [Engadget]

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