Lenovo has announced its plans to ship the touchscreen version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook which they have given the name ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch. The touchscreen version of the Ultrabook was optimized for Windows 8 touch-friendly user interface and comes equipped with the same 14-inch capacitive display with 10-point multitouch and a 1600×900 pixel resolution.
The new X1 Carbon Touch is built with carbon fiber material that provides strength and durability. The Touch Ultrabook is powered by Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor up to Core i7, it features an integrated Intel HD graphics card, up to 8GB of RAM and it also comes with 128GB SSD which can be upgraded to 256GB.
The frame of the Ultrabook measures only 17mm thin and weighs 3.4 pounds, giving Lenovo the ability to claim it as the world’s lightest 14-inch Ultrabook. Lenovo’s touch-capable Ultrabook supports Bluetooth, Bluetooth and optional 3.5G connectivity. You can find a USB 3.0 port, a always-on USB 2.0 port for charging mobile devices, Mini DisplayPort, a 4-in-1 SD card reader, a progressive backlit keyboard with island-style keys and multi-gesture glass touchpad.
Lenovo has released the Ultrabook and two models are available, the X1CARBON_TOUCH_UPGRADE1_SAP model with Core i5-3427U and 4GB RAM for $1499, and the X1CARBON_TOUCH_UPGRADE2_SAP model powered by Core i7-3667U and 8GB of memory for $1649.