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 Microsofts 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.
Theres 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.