Lenovo Launches ThinkPad 8 Tablet and ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook At CES 2014

PC computing leader Lenovo today introduced new devices under its Think series today at CES 2014. Firstly, an 8-inch business tablet - The ThinkPad 8 which the company claims will offer a crisp, Full HD and touchscreen display, pre-loaded with both Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office.

Secondly, the New 14-inch ultrabook - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon which the company claims is the lightest in the market.

As the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad tablet in Lenovo's arsenal, ThinkPad 8 is equipped with Micro USB3.0 and microHDMI slots to enable a seamless sync to at-home desktops, and boasts an enhanced 8-hour battery life to help professionals and students do more, no matter where they go.

 Lenovo Launches ThinkPad 8 Tablet and ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

ThinkPad 8 Key Features

 Unique Quickshot Cover technology triggers ThinkPad 8's cameras with a simple flick of the finger

 8.3 inch high-resolution 1920x1200 FHD display with 10-point multi-touch for a 25% larger, more defined viewing area

 Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor delivers graphics four times as fast

 An 8 hour battery life supports an entire business days' worth of video streaming, document sharing and web browsing

 Equipped with both Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office software to keep users connected to work or school on the go

 Micro USB3.0 and microHDMI slots allow users to sync the ThinkPad 8 with a desktop or laptop, ensuring seamless transitions from business to personal use

 Offers virtually anywhere connectivity and productivity with 3G and 4G wireless models

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ThinkPad 8 Key Specifications

Processor: Intel Z3770 Quad-Core 2.4Ghz (Bay Trail Quad Core)

Operating System: Windows 8.1 (w/ MS Office)

Display/Resolution: 8.3 inch (1920x1200) FHD with 10 finger multi-touch screen

Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 1067 (on board)

Storage: Up to 128 GB

Sound :Stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater, Dual Array Digital Mic

Integrated Comms 1x MicroUSB 3.0; 1x MicroHDMI; MicroSD ; MicroSIM (WWAN only)

Connectivity Option of 4G LTE/3G or WiFi

Camera Front: 2 MP (HD1080p); Rear: 8MP (HD1080p) w/ Auto Focus and Flash

Battery: Up to 8 hours (20.5Whr)

Weight: 430g WiFi, 439g WWAN

Dimensions: 132 mm x 224.3mm x 8.8mm

ThinkPad 8 Price and Availability

ThinkPad 8 convertible tablet configure to order models start at $399 and will be available late January 2014. Indian availability not announced yet.

 Lenovo Launches ThinkPad 8 Tablet and ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

At less than 2.9 pounds and 17.7mm thin, the X1 Carbon also boasts premium quality and performance. The advanced ColorBurst Display offers a superior viewing experience, while the Adaptive Keyboard and voice and gesture controls provide a dynamic PC Plus experience. With up to nine hours of battery life, the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon provides impressive, all-day performance.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Features

 14-inch HD+ and WQHD display options with available 10-point multi-touch and up to 300 nits for enhanced brightness

 Thin and ultra-light, at just 2.9 pounds, with a lay-flat hinge design and durable carbon fiber body

 Up to nine hours of battery life and Rapid Charge feature that provides 80% battery life with 50 minutes of charging

 Adaptive Keyboard technology allows controls to appear dynamically when needed, simplifying the user interface

 ThinkPad OneLink Docking support for optimal video and power support with less cord hassle

 Voice Control support with Dragon 1.5 to execute simple commands by speaking to the new X1 Carbon

 Gesture Control to quickly flip through presentation slides or photos with simple gestures

 More connectivity options for on-the-go use, including 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and near field communication (NFC)

 Advanced security and manageability, with vPRO, Intel security, finger print reader and TPM

 Revolutionary dust-resistant cooling design, with a 13% thinner fan and improved durability and reliability

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Specifications

Processor: Up to 4th Gen Intel Core i7 processor

Operating System: Windows 8.1

Display/Resolution: 14-inch HD+ (1600x900) TN display; 250 nit

14-inch WQHD (2560x1440) IPS display with available 10-point multi-touch; 270/300 nits (touch/non-touch)

Memory Up to 8GB (on board)

Storage Up to 512 GB SSD

Sound Stereo Speakers with Dolby Digital Plus; HD Microphone

Integrated Comms 2 USB 3.0 (1 with AOU); 3.5mm Combo Jack (headphone/mic); Full-size HDMI; OneLink Docking; mDP; Native

Ethernet via supplied cable

Keyboard Backlit Adaptive Keyboard

Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0; 802.11ac; NFC; 4G + LTE WWAN

Camera 720p HD Camera

Battery Up to 9 hours

Weight Starting at under 2.9 pounds

Dimensions Touch: 331 x 226 x 18.46 mm / 13.03 x 8.9 x .73 in (Touch)

Non-touch: 331 x 226.5 x 17.7mm /13.03 x 8.9 x .68 in (WQHD Non-Touch)

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ThinkPad X1 Price and Availability

Models of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon start at $1299 and availability will begin late January. The OneLink Dock Pro, which also been launched as a part of the series will be available now at $179. No information on India availability.

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