Lenovo Windows 8 ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch notebook coming

Earlier this year, Lenovo launched the ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook, with a carbon fiber body that allowed the laptop to have a 14-inch screen while weighing just three pounds. Now Lenovo has quietly revealed plans to launch a new version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon that has been made especially for Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system.

A product listing for the new version, called the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, has made its way on the Lenovo website. Details are few at this point, but the page does confirm that the new version will have a 10 point touch screen that will support Windows 8 touch gestures. It also appears as if the new version of the notebook will allow the screen and the keyboard to be positioned so that both are flat on a surface, like its previously released counterpart.

There's no word on pricing for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, but the price of the current non-touch screen version starts at $1,124 on the Lenovo website. Therefore, we expect the Windows 8 notebook to have a bit of a higher price tag. The new touch screen version is due for release sometime in December.

Via: MaxiumumPC.com
Source: Lenovo | Image via Lenovo

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Rohdekill said,
"...the current non-touch screen version starts at $1,124..."

way over-priced.

no, it's a ThinkPad.

sinis said,
no, it's a ThinkPad.

I second that - what is it with people who demand $200 laptops and then whine that they don't perform like a $1000 one? are these the same people who rave about their $200 laptop then whine about how it is chocked with crapware?

Mr Nom Nom's said,

I second that - what is it with people who demand $200 laptops and then whine that they don't perform like a $1000 one? are these the same people who rave about their $200 laptop then whine about how it is chocked with crapware?


people seem to have a bad ha bit of confusing 'i can't afford that but want it" with "that's overpriced" , they seem to want, like you say, $1000+ performance from cheap crap but. Are generally the first to whinge about cheap crap...

The only thing holding me back is 1600x900. Needs at least 1920x1080. 2560x1440 would be ideal. C'mon laptop technology, catch up!

Simon- said,
The only thing holding me back is 1600x900. Needs at least 1920x1080. 2560x1440 would be ideal. C'mon laptop technology, catch up!

Maybe you are the next generation of human being. My eyes really can't stand such a small tiny ant-size letters.

Maybe Google Glasses can be the future, letting you have as high resolution as possible..and we old folks can stick with our reasonable resolution.

Simon- said,
The only thing holding me back is 1600x900. Needs at least 1920x1080. 2560x1440 would be ideal. C'mon laptop technology, catch up!

Its 14" screen... wtf is the point of such a HUGE res on such a small device

brent3000 said,
Its 14" screen... wtf is the point of such a HUGE res on such a small device

For many here it is all about chesting beating and boasting about having larger numbers. I have the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (3444-4YM) and I can't work out what the fascination is with high resolution screens given that blind test after blind test shows that when a person is faced with different displays they notice little or no difference. Basically resolution has become the new megapixel and megahertz - unfortunate that so many people on this forum, a forum dedicated to technology and I'd assume people who know something about technology, have been suckered into the hype.