News had recently leaked about Lenovo’s touchscreen ThinkPad X1 laptop, which runs on Windows 8, but at the time the computer maker did not make any official announcement. Thankfully Lenovo has now made the ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook available today and while it’s said to look very similar to the previous model, it’s the added benefit of W8 and touchscreen that has gained our interest.
It was obvious that more laptop makers were going to take advantage of the touch support that Windows 8 offers, but the jury is still out on how successful the operating system will be when compared to Windows 7. However, when you see the new ThinkPad X1 coming to the market the future does look bright, well apart from the dark and broody design of this latest laptop from the sponsors of the McLaren F1 team – if you follow the sport of course.
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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch specs are much the same as its predecessor with its choice of Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, but it’s the addition of the 14-inch HD+ and 10-finger touch display that will set it apart from the previous model. Potential buyers have been asking if it’s about time that Lenovo got rid of the nub sandwiched in-between the keys on the keyboard because they associate it with much older laptops, but those who find it useful will argue that it helps to speed up their typing.
There seems to be some confusion over the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch price, because while it was first assumed that the new laptop would cost $1,399 upwards, Lenovo’s latest press release states that it will cost $1,499, that’s $100 more. You can see a slideshow video below and while it will be hard to see the differences from the previous model, they are there, just well hidden. We do worry that laptops are getting more expensive instead of getting cheaper, it seems that these devices will soon by out of reach of a huge percentage of potential buyers.