Sydney, Australia – 23 August, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced Australian availability of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, its premier Ultrabook and business tool. Forged from carbon fibre, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the world’s lightest 14-inch Ultrabook built for business, and for those who demand the highest levels of mobility, performance, entertainment and design.
This announcement marks the kick-off of the ThinkPad brand’s 20th anniversary celebrations, and epitomises Lenovo’s focus on innovative design, business-class performance and catering to the needs of today’s businesses, both enterprise and SMB (small to medium businesses).
“Very few brands are fortunate enough to have built a strong following that is passionate about each generation of ThinkPad products,” said Alan Munro, Managing Director, Lenovo ANZ. “With that in mind, we’re excited to debut the ThinkPad X1 Carbon in Australia. We feel it meets the demand for an extremely thin and light laptop, with the performance users need to accomplish professional business goals.”
Ultrabook Plus More
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon delivers an outstanding mobile experience inside a sleek and stylish design. To date, the thin and light nature of Ultrabooks has often rendered the products delicate and fragile. However, created with carbon fibre similar to what is used to engineer Formula 1 racing cars, the X1 retains ThinkPad’s renowned durability while weighing just 1.36 kilograms. With the addition of the new Carbon Fibre top cover, the X1 Carbon’s exterior cover act as an extra strong roll cage, protecting internal components and the entire chassis from damage. Similar to previous ThinkPads, the X1 Carbon has passed eight military grade spec tests for heat, cold and dust etc. ensuring it is robust and suitable for a range of environments.
Despite its thin design, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon delivers a rich user experience with a high resolution 14-inch anti-glare HD+ display into a 13-inch laptop design. It also features a backlit and spill resistant keyboard that maintains the legendary ThinkPad reputation as the industry’s best for comfort and accuracy. The X1 Carbon also includes a multi-gesture glass surface touchpad, HD face-tracking camera, dual array microphones and Dolby-tuned audio for crisp and clear sound.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s business-ready features, including Intel vPro technology, render it among the first Ultrabooks to offer true corporate-level security and manageability. Users have the option of Intel 3rd gen Core i7 and up to 8GB RAM. Furthermore, with optional 3G mobile broadband and hotspot technology, users can stay connected virtually anywhere, anytime. To keep users up and running, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon provides up to 6.5 hours of battery life and industry-best charge times with Lenovo RapidCharge technology.
For expansion capabilities and to manage unsightly cables, users can dock it via Lenovo’s new USB3 Dock. Additionally, Lenovo offers a variety of Service and Support packages such as custom imaging, extended warranties and accidental damage protection.
Pricing and Availability2
Pricing for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will start at AU$1,999 including GST, and is available now through Lenovo’s business partners and via www.lenovo.com.au. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes equipped with a three year warranty.
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