This update to Lenovo's non-touch ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook adds - wait for it - a touchscreen and, naturally, Windows 8. The addition of both the touch-screen and Windows 8 have added $250 to the starting price of this ThinkPad (now at $1,499) and for many reviewers, the added cost onto what was already a pricey Ultrabook was too much to bear.
There are several subtle differences between the non-touch and Touch versions of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The Touch model is slightly thicker, to accomodate the new display (.74-inches at its thickest point) as well as a touch heavier at 3.4 pounds (where the non-touch weighed in at three). Internals are mostly the same and start with a Core i5 processor (1.8GHz) with 4GB of RAM and a 180GB SSD.
While reviewers liked the design of the Carbon Touch, they were universally disappointed in both the high price point and, more importantly, the meager battery life (5-ish hours, pretty sad for Ultrabooks).
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