Lenovo to unveil its lightest Ultrabook and a new Windows 8 Pro tablet at CES

Lenovo to unveil its lightest Ultrabook and a new Windows 8 Pro tablet at CES

At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Chinese device maker Lenovo will unveil its lightest Ultrabook and a new Windows Pro 8 "professional-ready" tablet, the ThinkPad 8.

The Ultrabook which Lenovo will introduce at the CES event will be the third edition of its ThinkPad Carbon X1 tablet; and will, according to Lenovo's claims, be the lightest 14-inch Ultrabook in the world. The new, 2.8-pound Carbon X1 tablet has been made using carbon fiber, which is lighter as well as stronger than usual laptop metal material.

To be priced at $1,299, the new carbon X1 tablet will hit the markets towards the end of this month. The tablet will be powered by Intel's latest Haswell processors, which will help give a big boost - approximately a 70 percent improvement over its predecessor - to its battery life. The tablet will also boast built-in 4G LTE connectivity.

The other noteworthy device Lenovo will introduce at the CES event is the ThinkPad 8 tablet, which will also be available by January-end. The ThinkPad 8 - Lenovo's new Windows 8 Pro tablet - will be built out of machine-cut aluminum, and will cost $429.

Some of the key features of the ThinkPad 8 will include an 8.3-inch, 1920x1200 screen; quad-core Intel Bay Trail processor; onboard storage capacity of up to 128GB; micro HDMI port; micro USB 3.0 port; and optional LTE connectivity.

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