After 22 years and 100 million units, PC computing leader Lenovo unveiled its latest generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon and introduced ThinkVision X24 monitor and ThinkPad Stack mix and match accessories at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The third generation X1 Carbon continues the tradition of ThinkPad brand equity. The 14-inch Ultrabook features new options like a super bright FHD display for the best viewing experience and a PCIe solid state drive for up to 80% faster storage performance than standard SSDs, Lenovo said in a press note.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon still weighs under 2.9 pounds with a durable and rugged carbon-forged chassis. Coupled with 5th Generation Intel Core processors and a whole suite of accessories, the X1 Carbon permeates the ThinkPad heritage.
“Since the original ThinkPad 700, ThinkPad engineers have continued to drive innovation by making each new ThinkPad better than the last. Reaching 100 million units sold proves they are succeeding,” said Yuanqing Yang, chairman and CEO, Lenovo.
“When we acquired IBM’s PC business, we made a promise to not just protect the ThinkPad franchise, but to make it even better, even stronger… Today, ThinkPad continues to be one of the most respected brands in the industry fueling Lenovo’s rise to number 1 in WW PCs and it will remain at the core of our strategy and the heart of our business,” Yang added.
Lenovo’s ThinkVision X24 brings ultra-thin IPS panel technology to the computing workspace. It features a next generation Neo Blade 23.8 inch panel and its IPS panel highlights include Full HD resolution with a wide 178 degree viewing angle.
The ThinkPad Stack offers mix and match interlocking accessories to maximize productivity and minimise clutter. The 10,000 mAh Power Bank keep phones and tablets powered up on long trips, the one terabyte USB 3.0 Hard Drive offers huge expansion on the road, the Wireless Access Point ensures a strong and stable WiFi environment while travelling and the Bluetooth Speaker pairs seamlessly with ThinkPad systems to extend audio playback.
Pricing and availability
* Models of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon start at $1249 and will be available from January 2015.
* Models of the ThinkPad X250 start at $1149 and will be available from February 2015.
* The ThinkVision X24 starts at $249 and will be available from April 2015.
* ThinkPad Stack accessories will be available from mid-April 2015, with ThinkPad Stack Bluetooth Speaker at $89.99, ThinkPad Stack 10000mAh Power Bank at $49.99, ThinkPad Wireless Access Point /1TB Hard Drive Kit at $199.99.