Revamped Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon runs touch-based Windows 8

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the more thin and portable Intel-powered ultrabooks, weighing in at about 3 pounds.

Currently, the device is available with Windows 7, but a slick updated version is reportedly due to hit physical and virtual store shelves next month.

To be sure, the latest iteration of Lenovo’s Carbon is said to run Windows 8 and will feature a number of touch-based upgrades. 

Although Lenovo has yet to offer a complete spec list, the company has confirmed that the new ThinkPad Xpad X1 Carbon will be equipped with an HD+ touchscreen display that supports 10-finger input, along with an integrated touchpad and TouchPoint button in the center of the keypad.

If you’re ever used a Lenovo ThinkPad notebook or an old-school IBM notebook, you know exactly what that little red TouchPoint button looks like.  

As expected, the upgraded notebook will also support Windows 8 touchpad gestures.

Current Carbon specs include a 1600 x 900 pixels display, Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and up to 256 GB of storage via an SSD.

The current notebook certainly isn’t cheap, and I wouldn’t expect a price reduction when the update lands next month either. According to Liliputing, you can pick up the Windows 7 version of the X1 Carbon starting at $1124 using the BLACKFRIDAY coupon code.