The Consumer Electronics Show 2017 is showcasing some real winners, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga from Lenovo. The company made some very smart changes to the previous generation, without sacrificing the power and feel that has become standard with the company. Both units are sure to make waves once they hit the market in a few short weeks.
The upcoming device will be the fifth in the line of X1 Carbon units, as The Verge notes. The first thing that consumers will notice is that the company has decreased the size of the bezels. So much so that the 14-inch screen actually looks like a standard 13-inch laptop. But despite this, the webcam is still located at the middle and top of the display, unlike other models that have had to move it to the corner.
The publication also notes that the X1 Carbon has amazing battery life, no matter how many items the device is working on at a given time. Lenovo boasts of a 15.5-hour battery life. Considering the weight of the device – 1.12 kilograms or 2.5 pounds – the battery life is an exceptional surprise. The display itself has a 1080p resolution, but this can be upgraded to 2560 x 1440.
The weight, in particular, is possible because of the laptop’s design. Lenovo used carbon fiber mesh for the top lid, which allows the X1 Carbon to be so light, yet so durable. The rest of the device is made of magnesium alloy, which allows the unit to be held comfortably without any glossy — or slippery — sides.
Microsoft is found all over the X1 Carbon, both inside and out. Aesthetically, users will see that a Windows Precision Trackpad has been installed into the unit – but the classic red TrackPoint nub is still present as well. In terms of operating system, Lenovo has fit in the Microsoft Signature Edition of Windows 10, which means that users will get zero added bloatware.