Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon has been through a few revision now and it’s easy to see why the product sell so well and why Lenovo continues to invest in the model lineage. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon combines the sleek profile of a mainstream ultrabook with the durability and utility of Lenovo’s classic ThinkPad line of business-class notebooks. With arguably some of the best notebook keyboard and trackpad setups in the market, the ThinkPad line is built for road warriors and demanding professionals first, but the X1 Carbon straddles the line with light-weight composite carbon fiber construction and squeaks in at .73 inches thick and just hair over 3 pounds for touch-enabled model.
Lenovo recently refreshed and revamped the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and in this third generation of the machine, they’ve adopted Intel’s latest 5th generation Core Series Broadwell processors, along with a few other updates. In addition, they’ve retooled the keyboard and trackpad area as well, returning back to more traditional roots versus the second generation machine, which was met with some criticism, due to its adaptive function key row and over-simplified, buttonless trackpad mouse.
Price: Starting at $1299 – $1574 as configured