Meet 'lightest' 14-inch ultrabook


    Feb 21, 2014

    Meet 'lightest' 14-inch ultrabook



    EVEN in its pre-Lenovo days (when it was IBM), the ThinkPad was the laptop to be reckoned with - relatively light, powerful and well-constructed.

    In its latest incarnation, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon carries on the tradition and raises the bar much further with cutting-edge features:

    the world's lightest 14-inch ultrabook (so claims Lenovo).

    a body made of carbon fibre, which is lighter than magnesium and aluminium, but stronger.

    an adaptive keyboard which adjusts dynamically, based on the software or application being used.

    integration of voice and gesture controls.

    high-resolution screen display of up to 2,560x1,440 pixels.

    rapid battery charging of up to 80 per cent in one hour.

    optional built-in 3G connectivity.

    OneLink connector which integrates power, gigabit Ethernet and dual-display support in one cable via ThinkPad OneLink docking solutions.

    This is definitely the ultrabook to get if money is not a constraint.

    How much:

    Prices start from $2,499, depending on the configuration. The ultrabook will be available from Thursday.