Lenovo shows Light Weight Ultrabook ThinkPad X1 Carbon at CES

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its latest ultrabook offering, due to be officially revealed at CES from tomorrow (January 7).

The Chinese company claims to have made the world’s lightest 14-inch ultrabook, in the form of a third-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

A carbon fiber frame is used instead of the usual magnesium and aluminium materials, to help make the device just 2.8 pounds in weight – as well as making it more durable.

Lenovo has also introduced an innovative new Adaptive Keyboard to the ultrabook, which it states is a set of touch-sensitive, illuminating function keys along the top. These change appearance to highlight the best suited keys for the application in use.

Additionally, voice and gesture controls will form part of Lenovo’s push to make the ThinkPad X1 Carbon more convenient for users.

Intel’s fourth-generation Core processors are available on the machine, with up to 8GB of memory and a maximum of 512GB for storage. The standard display starts with a 600 x 900 resolution, but can be upgraded to a maximum of 2560 x 1440 pixels, with the added choice of touch screen capabilities.

The battery has also improved by 70% on its predecessor, now providing nine hours of battery life and the ability to recharge up to 80% within 60 minutes.

Prices start at $1299 (£790) for ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which ships later in January.