Yesterday, in a roundtable press conference, computer giant Lenovo launched two new products. Dilip Bhatia, Vice President of ThinkPad Product Marketing, announced the latest additions to its ThinkPad portfolio in the UAE market with the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the world’s lightest 14-inch Ultrabook; and the ThinkPad 8, a premium 8-inch tablet offering a full PC experience on the move. Both devices will be available in the UAE mid February. Check out the synopsis of both products below.
The New X1 Carbon Ultrabook – The World’s Lightest 14-inch Ultrabook
The New X1 Carbon is uncompromisingly light, weighing only 2.8 pounds, but virtually indestructible. The lightest 14-inch Ultrabook in the world has all the power and durability that the modern professional requires.

The X1 products have a reputation for pushing boundaries, both in design and usability, and the new X1 Carbon is no exception. It features the Adaptive Keyboard, which adjusts based on the software or application being used to highlight the most relevant keys. It also integrates voice and gesture control, allowing users to interact with their PC in modern and familiar ways.

The new X1 Carbon is designed for business users on the move. It utilizes Rapid Charge technology, providing an 80% charge in under an hour. Coupled with an up to 9 hour battery life (over 70% improvement from the last generation) and optional built-in 4G capability, the new X1 Carbon has all the mobility and connectivity customers need wherever they go.

For customers needing an improved docking experience on a thin and light device, the new X1 Carbon utilizes the OneLink connector that eliminates cable clutter. This allows users to get power, Gigabit Ethernet, and dual display support through a single cable via ThinkPad OneLink docking solutions.

 

ThinkPad 8 – Professional-Ready Tablet with Three Modes

A premium 8-inch tablet constructed of machine-cut aluminum, the compact ThinkPad 8 caters to those who want a more portable device without sacrificing the ability to connect to a keyboard and display for a full PC experience. Use it in Tablet Mode on the go. Connect it to the optional keyboard base, dock or monitor for Desktop Mode or flip its optional Quickshot Cover over the tablet to convert into Tent Mode. 

In addition, it allows users to capture photos and videos intuitively and easily with the Quickshot cover. Users just peel back the tablet’s cover to expose the 8 MP high definition camera, triggering the camera app to open. Once captured, users can view and edit their photos and videos on the super bright 8.3-inch 1920×1200 display and transfer them wirelessly using Miracast technology or view them via a cable using its microHDMI port. Supporting a full PC experience, ThinkPad 8 is armed with the latest Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor, up to 128GB of storage, a microUSB 3.0 port, LTE2 connectivity and a full Windows8 Pro experience for professional needs.

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The new X1 Carbon Ultrabook and ThinkPad 8 tablet are available mid February, starting at AED 6,250 and AED 2,000 respectively.