Of course, Lenovo is expected to announce a slew of PCs here at CES, from consumer-market laptops to budget all-in-ones. But the first announcement to hit the wires is the refresh to one of the best high-end Windows machines on the market: the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
The 14-inch Ultrabook has been updated with the latest Intel processors, a new three-button clickpad, and a slightly redesigned keyboard layout. It’s still an awesome piece of business—the closest thing in the PC industry to an OCP-issue Taurus cop cruiser—insanely light at 2.9 pounds and crazy-fast, thanks to the inclusion of a PCIe solid-state drive. The X1 carbon is available this month starting at $1,250.
ThinkPads have always had some interesting accessories, too, and this year, Lenovo is adding something it calls the “ThinkPad Stack.” It’s a small block of four modules: a 1TB USB hard drive, a wireless data access point, a Bluetooth speaker, and a 10,000-mAh power brick for charging your mobile. All the modules stack neatly and are available separately or in bundles. You can start building your own Stack in mid-April.