You can’t have a proper Windows 8 machine without a touchscreen, and so we have the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch – basically, just the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with a touchscreen.
It’s the same notebook – a 14” ultrabook with 3rd generation Intel Core processors and a 1600 x 900 resolution display. The touch version will be 3.4 pounds and 20.8 mm thick, which Lenovo claims is the lightest and thinnest 14” ultrabook on the market (besides the non-touch X1 Carbon, that is). The only difference is the touch screen, which will be capable of 10-point touch. The glass touchpad will also be multi-gesture friendly. Audio will come courtesy of Dolby Home Theater v4.
There is one other difference between the touch and non-touch versions – price. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch will see a significant increase in asking price, starting at about $1,500. It’s also worth noting that this is strictly a notebook – you can’t convert it into a tablet like many other Windows 8 ultrabooks.