Get Thinner With Lenovo ThinkPad X1 : A Detailed Look

On Monday Lenovo officially announced the release of ultra-thin ThinkPad X1. A super skinny but rock-solid laptop which has a lot of new features for a ThinkPad is X1. This is Lenovo’s thinnest laptop to date, 0.67 inches at its thinnest part, similar to the MacBook Air’s 0.68 inch measurement.

Specifications :

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 comes in two processor models: 2.5 GHz second-generation Intel Core i5-2520M and 2.1 GHz second-generation Intel Core i3-2310M, along with a 4GB of RAM and a 320GB 7,200RPM hard drive. Packed with Windows 7 OS, it offers a choice between Home Premium and Professional versions with 32-bit and 64-bit options. Dimensionally it measures 13.3 x 9.1 x 0.65-0.84 inches and weighs an easy-to-carry 3.7 pounds.

Other features include –

  • Along the sides, the laptop offers support for HDMI output, USB 3.0 and 2.0, a 3.5 mm headphone/mic jack, a 4-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC) and a covered SIM card slot for optional 3G connectivity.
  • Keyboard : X1 provides a backlit and spill-resistant keyboard along with a buttonless touchpad. It got rid of the SysRq button in favor of dedicated multimedia and voice calling controls.
  • Battery : Battery has not got any special longevity and is just under 5.5 hrs without the battery slice accessory. After popping in the slice, battery life extends to about 10 hours. The coolest features here comes is of RapidCharge technology which promises to pump up the juice from 0 to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.
  • Display : Built with Corning Gorilla Glass, it has a very durable and scratch-resistant screen. The screen’s glossiness and more reflectivity in a way can be irksome and disappointing to a lot of people. The resolution is limited to 1366 x 768, which is again a disturbing issue.
  • The X1 also supports a 720p webcam to give bright, vibrant and accurate colors.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 can basically stand up to anything you put it through. X1 can be seen as a Windows OSed alternative for MacBook Air. Pricing starts at $1,399 and you can order the laptop from Lenovo and other retailers starting May 17.

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