I’ve seen a few Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbons around the office lately and they’re pretty cool.  The X1 Carbon is a new Ultrabook that’s also an Intel vPro Platform.

 

The X1 Carbon makes an immediate first impression with its ultra cool and sleek carbon fiber exterior.  But as they say, beauty is only skin deep and that’s where the carbon comes into play.  You see, carbon fiber is pretty tough stuff.  As strong as aluminum with only one third the weight (think Formula 1 cars or the Boeing 787 Dreamliner) carbon fiber is amazingly durable which helps reduce system flex and better protect key components like the display.  Speaking of the display, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s screen is made from scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. Lenovo says the Thinkpad X1 Carbon has passed eight rugged, military spec tests.  One reviewer described the X1 Carbon as  “…a G.I. Joe strapped with Kevlar.”

 

The X1 Carbon is the ideal mobile office with a high tech home theatre and mobile video conferencing system all rolled into one. Its Dolby Home Theater v4 delivers clear, crisp surround sound, and it dual-microphones with audio canceling software automatically filter out background noise during conference calls.  The ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s 720p high-definition camera has face tracking software so users don’t have to worry about staying on camera.

 

The X1 Carbon comes packed with advanced security features like an encrypted hard drive, an integrated fingerprint reader, Lenovo remote security management and is even pre-loaded with Norton® Internet Security 2011.  Also, Because the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an Intel vPro Platform, it includes hardware enhanced authentication and is able to remotely disable access to data or disable the hardware itself, if lost or stolen.

 

If you’re looking for a system that both users and IT will love, the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook should be on your list.

 

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