Lenovo has published on its official website, accidentally it seems, a page dedicated to an improved version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon model. Meanwhile, this page has been removed, but we managed to capture some features and a release date.
The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is built specifically to take advantage of the tactile features included in Windows 8.
In this regard, Lenovo has added 10-point multitouch functions to the 14-inch HD + display (resolution of 1600 × 900 pixels) and improved the touchpad in order to support the new specific gestures of the operating system.
Given the relatively large size of the screen, it might be useful for it to be able to rotate and be used like a tablet.
As for the other components, it seems that Lenovo will retain the characteristics assessed in the previous model, presented as “the lightest laptop in business class.”
Carbon X1 Touch could be equipped with third generation Intel processors (Core i5-3427U at 1.80 GHz), Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, up to 8GB RAM, HD webcam (720p), SATA 3 SSD of 128 or 256 GB and 4-cell battery with fast charging feature.
It is unlikely to see an upgrade to processor, the model Core i5-3610ME consuming two times more energy, fact that will drastically reduce the usage time on battery.
Lenovo will keep the outer case made of carbon fiber, a great asset of the model which gives strength and a special outfit. Most likely will be used the same USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, as well the SD card reader and the mini DP video.
It remains to be seen whether this model from Lenovo will incorporate the 3G module in the standard version, which definitely gives greater autonomy when connecting to the Internet.
We will certainly find out more details in December, when the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch will be available in stores.