Lenovo Highlights 20 Years of Innovation with Premier ThinkPad X1 Carbon


Lenovo Highlights 20 Years of Innovation with Premier ThinkPad X1 Carbon

World’s Lightest 14-inch Ultrabook1™

Mumbai, Sep 10, 2012: Lenovo, the number one PC maker in India for 2 straight quarters (Source: IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker CYQ1 and CYQ2 2012), today announced the launch of the World’s lightest business Ultrabook™ - ThinkPad X1 Carbon, highlighting 20 years of ThinkPad innovation and kicking off the ThinkPad brand’s 20th anniversary celebrations. ThinkPad X1 Carbon is created for those who demand the highest levels of mobility, performance, entertainment and design.

For over 20 years, organizations and millions of business users around the world have relied on ThinkPad laptops to power their accomplishments. Over 60 million ThinkPad units have been sold over the world, so far. Forged from carbon fiber, the X1 Carbon, the latest and timeless masterpiece from the legendary ThinkPad stable is packed with innovation and inspiration to equip the smart business user. Powered by the latest 3rd generation Intel® Core processor, it comes with Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 and Lenovo’s RapidResume and RapidConnect technology to enhance performance. It weighs less than three pounds and packs a high resolution 14-inch display into a 13-inch laptop design, while also offering a multi-gesture glass surface touchpad, HD face-tracking camera, dual array microphones and Dolby-tuned audio for crisp and clear sound

Commenting on the occasion, Amar Babu, Managing Director, Lenovo India, said, “We are extremely proud to celebrate 20 years of continuous innovation with the ThinkPad. Lenovo India has seen phenomenal growth overall as well as in the Commercial business where we have sustained leadership consistently for 2 quarters. With the launch of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, we are confident of continuing this rich legacy and offering performance users a product that will help them accomplish their professional and business goals.”

“With ThinkPad turning 20 this year, it stands amongst the few fortunate brands to achieve an iconic stature with loyal fans that are passionate about each generation of ThinkPad products,” said Rahul Agarwal, Executive Director, Commercial Business segment, Lenovo India. “Worldwide, Lenovo is also the No 1 Commercial Portable PC vendor (According to the IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker CYQ2 2012). The debut of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the pinnacle of our ongoing quest to push the boundaries on superlative design and engineering.”

ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Ultrabook Plus More
When it comes to mobility, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon weighs less than three pounds and packs a high resolution 14-inch display. While incredibly light, thanks to its carbon fiber construction, it retains ThinkPad’s renowned durability for use in practically any environment. Equipped with optional 3G mobile broadband and hotspot technology, users can stay connected virtually anywhere, anytime. Other great features include:

Extreme mobility without compromising performance

  • The world’s lightest 14-inch Ultrabook, weighing less than 1.36kg
  • Measures 8mm at the thinnest point
  • Up to 6.3 hours of battery life
  • RapidCharge delivers 80% charge (5 hours of battery) in just 30 minutes, providing fast power for mobile professionals between meetings and flights
  • EE 3 with RapidDrive (up to 256 GB SSD) boots 40% faster than non-optimized Windows 7 PCs
  • RapidConnect allows users to go from zero to connected instantly by maintaining wireless connections even when the laptop is closed

Stylish and ergonomic

  • Sleek, thin and ultra-light iconic design
  • Carbon fiber-reinforced material provides a premium, durable construction
  • 14-inch HD+ display & Dolby® Home Theater® v4 sound make multimedia presentations even more impressive
  • New 6-row precision ThinkPad keyboard with backlit option offers improved ergonomics and 30% larger surface area of keys with a rich keystroke, increasing typing accuracy and comfort
  • Glass multi-gesture touchpad is 37% larger than previous-generation ThinkPad X1

Reliable and secure

  • Business class protection with available Accidental Damage Protection, international warranty service and optional battery warranty upgrades
  • Enterprise level Lenovo Transition Services automate time-consuming deployment tasks
  • Carbon fiber roll cage provides strength, stiffness and protection from accidents

Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available starting September 2012, through business partners. Pricing starts at INR 85000/- , taxes extra

About Lenovo:
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see