Chinese electronics major Lenovo on Tuesday unveiled its ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook optimised for Windows 8 OS.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook is now available in U.S. for $1,499.

"Bringing touch gesture control to our best ThinkPad ever is a natural evolution of the portfolio and a big step towards fulfilling our promise to bring computers into a new PC+ era," said Peter Hortensius, president of Lenovo Product Group.

He further said, "We are excited to be able to offer customers the best experience in a thin and light business class Ultrabook. The X1 Carbon Touch is the Ultrabook to beat." 

The company claimed that ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is world's thinnest 14-inch Ultrabook. The device measures just 20.8 mm in thickness and weighs 1.36 kg. The Ultrabook is made of carbon fiber material, which makes it more durable than conventional notebooks.

Key Specifications of 'ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch' include:


Lenovo ThinkPad X1

Carbon Touch


14.0-inch HD+ Anti-Glare

(1600x900)p wide viewingdisplay and

screen also features 10 finger multi-touch display


Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, also comes with

 Windows 7 Home Premium and

Windows 7 Professional


3rd generation Intel i5 & i7

with speed(1.8GHz to 3.2 GHz)


331.0x226.0x18.9 mm


Intel HD(integrated)

Internal Memory


Storage Capacity

SSD:128GB, 256GB SATA3

Input/output slots

1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 4-in-1 SD

Card Reader

Web Camera

720p HD Face tracking camera

Additional features

Audio (Dolby Home Theater v4.0),Optional

3G WWAN, Fingerprint reader, multi-gesture

glass touchpad, Bluetooth v4.0 with Antenna, etc.


Integrated 4-cell RapidCharge battery

(45.8Whr) up to 8.2 hours of power



1.36 kg



*Prices vary with different specifications. Buyers can click here to view the prices based on particular specifications.

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch features RapidCharge technology which can charge 80 percent of the battery within 35 minutes.

The company says that the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook provides state-of-art security and manageability which includes vPro, integrated fingerprint reader, trusted platform module and BIOS encryption helpful for business professionals.

Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad X1 Carbon way back in August this year, now the company has released the Windows 8-based Ultrabook in the US market. Release dates for Europe and Asia are still under wraps.