New ThinkPad X1 Carbon Is So Light You Won't Believe It's Real

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Just how light can a laptop be and still provide long battery life, great performance and a strong mix of ports? We may find out soon. Lenovo is updating its popular ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook with a 7th Generation Core Series CPU, while shaving a few ounces off of the weight and adding additional battery capacity. Available in February for a starting price of $1,349, the X1 Carbon comes in both silver and traditional Lenovo black versions. 

I had the opportunity to go hands-on with the new X1 Carbon and was impressed with how much lighter it felt in my hand, compared to the 2016 model. Lenovo is also releasing updated versions of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Tablet that take advantage of Intel's latest, 7th Gen CPUs. See the key specs and takeaways for each beow.

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  • Anne Vickstrom Says:

    Hi Avram,

    Help! I manage to make computers fail in ways that no one could imagine.
    I have had a PC for probably 13 years. I now have an I phone but the thing keeps freezing up on me, and my husband's android takes such better photos. I don't know if I'll keep the Iphone.
    Now that you know my entire life story - can you recommend to me a great laptop that I can use to write, and also, to work with photos. I like to make memory books, and have several to do - I'm looking for ease of transferring photos from files into publisher. (Or other publisher programs that I have yet to discover.)
    Just for the record - consider yourself incredibly blessed that you understand technology. It can be incredibly frustrating otherwise.
    I'll head to Best Buy, or Amazon, or wherever you direct me after I get your answer.

  • Tim E Says:

    You missed a killer feature, it also has WiGig if the spec sheet is accurate:

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