Interview and Hands-on with Lenovo X1 Carbon Ultrabook

By on June 25, 2012
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We speak to Dilip Bhatia about the new X1 Carbon Ultrabook and a couple more models.

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The amount of global product launches happening in the Middle East are increasing by the day and today Lenovo joined that crowd by officially revealing their new Ultrabook- the X1 Carbon along with two other notebooks- the T430U Ultrabook with discrete GPU and a TB of storage and finally the X131e designed for students.

We managed to have a quick work with Mr. Dilip Bhatia who flew in from the US for the launch of these new notebooks. Dilip’s designation is VP and GM, ThinkPad Business Unit and he has been involved with Thinkpads well before Lenovo bought the PC division from IBM. In the video below, Dilip introduces to the three new notebooks they launched today as well as gives his thoughts over Windows 8 and Apple’s recently revealed retina-display powered MacBook Pro.

[youtube video=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYuSQl6dkzU&w=600]

The final specs of the X1 Carbon will be revealed very soon, but expect the latest Ivy Bridge CPUs with plenty of SSD storage,3G connectivity, an HD+ screen (1600×900 resolution) and a decent battery life. I played around with the unit briefly and the construction quality is top-notch- pretty much what you’d expect out of a top-of-the-line ThinkPad. I like the fact that, like Apple, Lenovo has USB ports that act as USB 2.0 or 3.0 and are thus not color coded giving the notebook a neat and uniform look. The following video shows a quick hands-on with the device.

[youtube video=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQaJC-JLyhY&w=600]

I’d like to thank Dilip for his time and look forward to Lenovo launching these new machines in the next couple of months.


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