New ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Lightest 14 inch Ultrabook in the World
Built on the foundation of its award winning predecessors
Sydney – January 23, 2014 - PC computing leader Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the local availability of the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the world’s lightest 14”Ultrabook. Built on the foundation of its award winning predecessors, the new, third-generation X1 Carbon Touch continues to push the boundaries of design and usability.
“The New X1 Carbon brings the next level of experience and functionality to the ThinkPad legacy of uncompromising standards and innovation,” said Matt Codrington, Managing Director, Lenovo ANZ. “This new product represents another step in our PC plus journey as Lenovo continues to push the boundaries of design and technology.”
Like all Lenovo ThinkPads, the New X1 Carbon passes the full suite of Lenovo’s military testing. The new model is also considerably lighter than its predecessor, weighing in from 1.27 kgs, making it the lightest 14” Ultrabook in the world. Powerful and durable, the New X1 Carbon’s chassis is crafted from Carbon Fibre, the same material used in aircrafts and racing cars, which weighs less than magnesium and aluminium but is stronger than both.
“The X1 products have a reputation for pushing boundaries both in design and usability, and the new X1 Carbon is no exception,” said Simon Kent, Think Product Manager, Lenovo ANZ. “It actually adapts to the way users work, thanks to technology which is a whole generation ahead.”
The New X1 Carbon features the Adaptive Keyboard, which dynamically adjusts based on the software or application being used to highlight the most relevant keys. Integrating gesture control, the new Ultrabook allows users to interact with their PC in modern and familiar ways.
The New X1 Carbon also improves the viewing and touch experiences for users. Its ColorBurst Display provides sharper, brighter images at higher resolutions with better viewing angles for a superior visual experience, whether users watch a movie or create presentations.
For customers who are on the move, the new X1 Carbon utilises Rapid Charge technology, providing an 80% charge in under an hour. Coupled with a battery life of up to 9 hours, (over 70% improvement from the last generation) and optional built-in 4G capability, the new X1 Carbon has all the mobility and connectivity customers need wherever they go.
For customers needing an improved docking experience on a thin and light device, the new X1 Carbon utilises the OneLink connector that eliminates cable clutter. This allows users to get power, Gigabit Ethernet, and dual display support through a single cable via ThinkPad OneLink docking solutions.
High Performance Docking Through a Single Cable
The new ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock combines all necessary docking features and functions, including power, through a single cable connection to Lenovo notebooks equipped with an OneLink connector. The ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock includes multiple USB ports, audio and Ethernet connections and driver-free dual video support through DisplayPort and DVI on selected models. The integrated 90W AC adapter also provides power for the notebook, supports rapid charge and can also charge other devices such as a smartphone.
Models of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon are available now through Lenovo’s business partners and via www.lenovo.com/nz. The OneLink Dock Pro is available now from Lenovo’s business partners and via www.lenovo.com/nz.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker worldwide and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to 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, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com/nz