Lenovo unveils new ThinkPad with touch facility

The manufacturer noted consumers can now benefit from a touch facility on the business class ultrabook, explaining the new product has been developed with lightweight carbon fibre and an improved grade, which will result in boosted performance and greater durability.

Peter Hortensius, president of the Lenovo Product Group, said: “Bringing touch gesture control to our best ThinkPad ever is a natural evolution of the portfolio … The X1 Carbon Touch is the Ultrabook to beat.”

Mr Hortensius noted the development represents progress for the company as it looks to bring computers into a new PC Plus era, claiming users of the new machine will enjoy the best experience a thin and light business class ultrabook has to offer.

Lenovo – a technology company worth in the region of $21 billion (£13 billion) – explained the X1 Carbon Touch is the lightest 14-inch touch notebook in the world, as it measures just 3.4 pounds in weight and 20.8 mm in thickness.