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Hands on: Lenovo's new X1 Carbon notebook

updated 08:28 pm EST, Tue January 7, 2014

Carbon frame keeps weight below 3lb

Among Lenovo's slew of CES announcements, the company introduced a new X1 Carbon notebook. The revised model brings a number of improvements, integrating a newer Core i7 chip, an "adaptive keyboard" and adding a 2560x1440 display option, among other features. We stopped by Lenovo's CES booth to take a closer look at the refresh, which is even lighter than its three-pound predecessor.

All of the incremental improvements certainly make the new X1 competitive in the lightweight notebook arena. With a claimed battery life of nine hours, it isn't far behind the 13-inch MacBook Air. The company also boasts that it can be recharged to 80 percent within just one hour.

We were impressed by the X1's high-resolution 14-inch display, with an anti-glare finish and option for multitouch capabilities. As expected for Lenovo, the keyboard is also top-notch. The "adaptive" keyboard feature simply places a row of virtual keys above the standard keyboard, providing different functions and shortcuts based on the current app.

The new X1 Carbon provides a larger screen and higher resolution than most other notebooks that are similarly light and thin, though some potential buyers may be bored by the utilitarian appearance of the carbon-fiber chassis. The company is expected to ship the notebook later this month, with prices starting at $1,299.

by MacNN Staff



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