Lenovo’s ThinkPad lineup has always been focused on balancing tradition with modernity. It carries the legacy of IBM’s iconic laptop brand, but the company also has to make sure it keeps up with the competition. That’s truer than ever with the new X1 Carbon, Lenovo’s flagship ultraportable, which packs in Intel’s latest chips and a few nifty upgrades. It doesn’t have a folding screen, and it can’t be turned into a slate like the X1 Yoga and the Tablet can. It’s simply a laptop — but it’s one that’s polished enough to compete with the likes of Dell’s XPS 13 and Apple’s MacBook Air.
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