The annual Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner, and odds are that we’ll see a lot of new and refreshed notebooks, tablets, and 2-in-1s. One thing we can be pretty sure we’ll see? An updated Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon thin-and-light laptop.
Benchlife.info has published leaked documents which give us an idea of what to expect from the upcoming 2.5 pound laptop with a 14 inch display.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon line of laptops have always been known for their sleek, but professional design. The new model is said to be 6 percent lighter, and 8 percent smaller than its predecessor, but it’s still MIL-SPEC tested for toughness.
Lenovo’s documents suggest the computer has slim bezels around the display, allowing the company to squeeze a 14 inch screen into a laptop that’s closer to the size you’d expect from a 13.3 inch or smaller model.
The 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon measures about 0.63 inches thick and weighs 2.51 pounds. It will be available with 1920 x 1080 pixel or 2560 x 1440 pixel display options. If you opt for the lower-resolution version, you can also get a touchscreen display.
Lenovo’s documents say the system will be powered by 7th-gen Intel Core i-series processors, feature an optional IR camera (for Windos Hello secure login capabilities), and sport two Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C ports.
There are also options for an integrated global LTE-A modem and Lenovo says the laptop will offer up to 15.5 hours of battery life… although I suspect you may need to buy an external slice-style battery that connects to the bottom of the laptop in order to get that much run time.