Lenovo claims world’s lightest 14-inch laptop with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon


Lenovo recently unveiled the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which the company claims is the world’s lightest 14-inch laptop. This isn’t the same as the ThinkPad X1 that they launched last year. At approximately 2.87 lbs in weight, the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon barely beats out the Apple MacBook Air that weighs 2.96 lbs, and the ThinkPad even has a bigger screen. The MacBook Air models might be slightly thinner, though, at 0.68 inches compared to the ThinkPad X1’s supposed 0.71 inches. Still, that’s pretty close and the new Lenovo laptop is definitely the thinnest ThinkPad ever. So if you’re looking for something like a MacBook Air but want to run Windows—the ThinkPad X1 might be what you’re looking for.

According the Lu Yan, the senior vice president of the company, the ThinkPad X1 is made from premium carbon fiber material that makes it incredibly thin and light but durable at the same time. Inside its shell is one of Intel’s Ivy Bridge chipsets so it’s certain to deliver the performance you might need. Other features include 3G connectivity, a 720p HD camera, a 1600 x 900 screen resolution, and a Rapid Charge option to boost the battery to 80% in just half an hour.