For a brand that was created by International Business Machines ( IBM) and then acquired by Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo, ThinkPad has come a long way, and remained a favourite among users in the fast-changing technology landscape.
ThinkPad brand is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Over the last 20 years, a little more than 60 million ThinkPad units have been sold. To commemorate two decades of the ThinkPad brand, Lenovo today announced the launch of Ultrabook ThinkPad X1 Carbon, one of the lightest business laptops from the company.
Amar Babu, managing director, Lenovo India, said, "We are extremely proud to celebrate 20 years of continuous innovation with the ThinkPad. Lenovo India has seen phenomenal growth overall, as well as in the commercial business, where we have sustained leadership consistently for two quarters."
With the launch of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, we are confident of continuing this rich legacy and offering performance users a product that will help them accomplish their professional and business goals."
The ThinkPad X1 comes with carbon fiber, and is powered by the latest third generation Intel Core processor. It weighs less than three pounds and packs a high resolution 14-inch display into a 13-inch laptop design while also offering a multi-gesture glass surface touchpad, HD face-tracking camera, dual array microphones and Dolby-tuned audio for crisp and clear sound.
"With ThinkPad turning 20 this year, it stands among the few fortunate brands to achieve an iconic stature, with loyal fans that are passionate about each generation of ThinkPad products," said Rahul Agarwal, executive director, commercial business segment, Lenovo India.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be available from September 2012, through business partners. Their prices start at Rs 85,000.