New ThinkPad To Go On Sale Later This Month

On Monday, Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo announced that the new ThinkPad laptop, dubbed the “ThinkPad X1 Carbon”, that we heard about back in spring is set to go on sale later this month.

The PC market has seen a bit of a decline as more and more consumers opt to go with a tablet, but Lenovo hopes that its new ThinkPad will reel consumers back in by offering a laptop with the convenience of a tablet without the restrictions inherent in one.

The theme for the new ThinkPad is lighter, thinner, and faster. Lenovo says that the ThinkPad X1 Carbon weighs in at only 3 pounds, which is about 3/4 of a pound lighter than last year’s model. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon also sports a 14-inch screen, built-in 3G wireless connectivity, and up to eight hours of battery life.

That’s not all that’s new with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, of course. Lenovo also upped the resolution from 1366 x 768 to 1600 x 900, and the laptop will be powered by a beefier Ivy Bridge processor from Intel.

Lenovo still hasn’t officially said how much the new ThinkPad will cost, but Engadget spotted a listing from Hong Kong that prices a ThinkPad X1 Carbon with a 1.7GHz Core i5, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD for around HK$12,880 ($1,660 US).