Lenovo's big announcement at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show was the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, now the world’s lightest 14-inch ultrabook, and the ThinkPad 8, an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet.
The New X1 Carbon weighs only 1.27 kg and has the durability promised by most ThinkPad devices. In fact, this goes a notch further and is forged from Carbon Fiber, which weighs less than magnesium and aluminum but is stronger than both. It features an Adaptive Keyboard, which dynamically adjusts based on the software or application being used to highlight the most relevant keys. It also integrates voice and gesture control.
The ultrabook will also have a ColorBurst Display for sharper, brighter images as well as the Rapid Charge technology offering 80% charge in under an hour. Plus, Lenovo claims the new battery can last up to 9 hours. There is even an optional built-in 4G capability.
Hoping that Windows 8 finally gets the mobile adoption everyone has been predicting, the new ThinkPad 8 tablet comes fully equipped to be used as a productivity device. So you can connect to a keyboard or display for a full PC experience, link to a dock or monitor for desktop Mode and use the Quickshot Cover to have a tent mode. Along with an 8 MP high definition camera and super bright 8.3-inch 1920x1200 display, it also comes loaded with the wireless Miracast technology. The premium tablet will come with the latest Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor and up to 128GB of storage, and run Windows8 Pro.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will cost upwards of $1299, while the ThinkPad 8 convertible tablet will be priced $399 and Topseller models start at $429 and will be available late January.