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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook confirmed, available in December

Check out our full review of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch ultrabook. 

Lenovo is reportedly preparing for a December release of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook. The X1 Carbon Touch will add Windows 8 and touch capabilities to the X1 Carbon model that came out earlier this year. The company hasn’t made an official announcement yet, but The Verge reported that Lenovo’s Windows 8 support for the machines includes multitouch support for up to 10 fingers. Unfortunately, the X1 Carbon Touch product page has since been removed from Lenovo’s website. It was probably an accidental leak by the company, but the buzz about a possible touch screen for the super-light laptop may end up being a good thing for Lenovo. 

Like the existing ThinkPad X1 machines, the X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook is said to have a 14-inch, 1600 x 900 LED-backlit screen, which is Lenovo’s standard for what it calls HD+. While the official details are not out, you can compare the specs for X1 Carbon models with Windows 8 on Lenovo’s store. The Windows 8 version has an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage via a solid-state drive. The current X1 Carbon laptops will run you up to $1,500, but Lenovo is offering deals on all of its X1 Carbon models during its Black Friday sale. Chances are we won’t be seeing the Touch models this early.

We’re assuming the touch model will have similar specs, but there’s no telling when Lenovo will issue an official release to quell the speculation. Check out our coverage of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s initial unveiling and our photos from our hands-on with the laptop

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