Lenovo has announced their plans to release the ‘World’s Lightest’ Ultrabook. Lenovo’s 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon sports a carbon fiber chassis, making its weight an astonishing three pounds. The ultrabook also includes the latest in Intel Core Processors, the “Ivy Bridge” chips. A second Intel product is included, the ‘Intel vPro’ technology, which is built to help maintain and manage supreme security. It also features embedded 3G, giving users the option to pay as they go. It boots ultra-quick charge ability, termed ‘RapidCharge’, reaching full battery in only thirty minutes. Some aesthetic features include a backlit keyboard, Dolby audio, and 300 nit HD+ displays (1,600 x 900-pixel resolution). What’s more, this ultrabook is flexible, meaning the monitor can be bent back up to 180 degrees. According to Lenovo, the ThinkPad X1 is to be released “sometime during this summer.” There is no word yet on what the price will be— that could be the kicker, depending on industry standards at the time.
The Lenovo brand came about in 2004 in Hong Kong, which was actually a re-branding for the company who was first introduced in 1984 as Legend Holdings. After becoming incorporated in 1988, Lenovo grew to become the largest PC company in China. In 2005, Lenovo acquired the former Personal Computer Division of IBM. Their market value today stands strongly at $21 billion USD, positioning them as a global Fortune 500 company and the world’s second-largest PC vendor. The thought process behind the design of their products is that Lenovo values the ever-changing culture that influences society, and aims to tailor their products to fit the cultural challenge, making products that are simultaneously great for work and play!