If you have long been a fan of MacBook Air or Apple products then it is time to take a look around to other products as well. Recently launched Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon that claims to be a better alternate to your MacBook Air, might have something different to offer. The name itself is self-explanatory about the product, which contains carbon fiber that makes it lightweight.
The Look and Feel
ThinkPadX1 Carbon is sleek, stylish, lightweight Ultrabook that suits the needs of today’s users. The unit is built with carbon that takes the load off from it. It is not like other Ultrabooks that are shiny and metallic this is what that makes it different. Although, you cannot call it waterproof but it is resistant to humidity, heat, cold, dust, altitude, vibration and spills. This pretty much makes it clear that Lenovo has made huge differences and is trying its best into bringing a good product for its customers to fulfill variety of requirements. This machine weighs at 1.39kg and the screen measures 14-inch. Only two versions of this Ultrabook have been mentioned at the Lenvo.com. One of the versions offering a 1600 x 900 non-touch display, Core i5-4300U CPU and 180 GB SSD costs $1,499 whereas, the higher model offering a 2560 x 1440 touch screen, 256GB SSD and a Core i7-4600U processor costs $2,099.
Following are the specifications when it comes to ThinkPad Carbon X1:
- Processor: Intel Core i7-4600U
- RAM: 8GB
- Mini DisplayPort
- USB 3.0 version dual connectors
- 4G connectivity and SIM slot
The touch sensitive display of function keys sits on top of the keyboard that changes colors according to the application that is currently in use. The OS is Windows 8.1; other things include volume controls, row of F-keys. The US audience will receive Windows 8.1 and UK users will be able to get Windows 7 Pro. Other things that will fascinate you are gesture commands that can be turned on. Lenovo even offers you commands like flipping pages but it is rather different than an e-book, with Kindle app you will be able to flick pages. If you do not like gesture commands bothering you then you can turn them off.
If you are wondering about the display of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon then one thing is for sure, you will not be disappointed. The resolution of the screen measures 2,560 x 1,440 pixels that ensure immense sharpness. Another lower-end model by Lenovo measures 1,600 x 900 pixel that is not as impressive as the higher-end model.
Another thing that you will appreciate about display is that it is anti-glare. The matte-finish of the screen keeps you relieved from getting your eyes damaged due to excessive glare and light coming from the screen. This does make for a good business Ultrabook. Given the fact that many tablets and laptops have shiny and reflective surfaces Lenovo does know the way of keeping it ahead of competition by providing matte finish screen.
If you are wondering about the changes in the keyboard by Lenovo then there is one thing it has done good with it. The silent key operation that will help you keep hooked to your Ultrabook without bothering your roomie with the constant clicking noise of keys. This means silently keep on chatting with your Facebook buddy without disturbing anyone. There is no ‘Caps Lock’ instead you will find ‘End’ and ‘Home’ keys along with ‘Backspace’ and ‘Delete’ keys all are in the same row. This means that it will take time for you to get used to typing correctly with all these changes.
The best that you get with Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon includes portability, lightweight, great screen display, carbon fiber and good keyboard that does not makes noise while typing.
As far as the logo of ThinkPad that might seem like a sight to sore eyes, another thing would be keyboard that is difficult to get along with.