Who says laptops are the unglamorous cousins of the silicon world?
Take Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It’s made of carbon fibre and magnesium alloy. Then there’s its 14in WQHD display (FHD variant also available). But we’ve just begun - You can configure the Carbon with up to an Intel i7 (7th gen), a 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM. And finally, you can breathe a sigh of relief as this is one ultra-light laptop that doesn’t skimp on the ports - twin USB 3.1 Type C, twin USB 3.0, Ethernet... Battery life, you ask? Lenovo says you can expect up to 15-and-a-half hours. And there’s even a Qualcomm X7 LTE modem built-in if you insist on working on the go (we'd rather use it to stream Netflix, but that's us).
But Lenovo’s also worked some clever design trickery - the ‘Wave’ keyboard quietly retracts inside the body shell as you close the lid, and a bunch of sensors keep track of how you’re using the X1 Carbon and then boost or lower performance depending on whether it’s in your lap or on a desk. A laptop that’s really worth lusting after? Tell us about it.
Touchscreen junkies might also want to consider the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which comes with a MS Office-compatible dockable / rechargeable stylus and offers a 360-degree hinge and a choice between OLED (WQHD ) and IPS (WQHD / FHD) screens. As with its more ‘serious’ sibling, the Yoga variant of the X1 can be configured with up to an Intel i7, 1TB SSD, and 16GB RAM. And since the Yoga’s ‘tent mode’ can be a good way to watch movies when you’re stuck in a hotel after your industry convention, it’s got Dolby Audio Premium.
Interested? The X1 Carbon starts at ₹1,23,000, while the X1 Yoga starts at ₹1,45,500. You can check these and other Think-branded business-class machines at Lenovo’s website.