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CNet's Molly Wood checks out the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1.
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School didn't session which means and laptops for students in fact I just got some survey data email to -- reporting that more students will drop laptops this year. Then classes Kahan. Seriously though they get dropped a lot so let's check out this baby be rugged -- Lenovo ThinkPad X is one of carbon ultra book that carbon stands for carbon fiber so maybe this one could survive the first semester. Let's check it out. Is that true and boxing by the way all the tape. Original and intact. And a -- grief for not cutting away from myself last time so I'm trying to be more careful. You wish -- really yet we -- like a box. Think that's actually what -- -- -- It's a little box. Okay. It seems kind of an uncharacteristic. These cables are -- But we do have an ethernet dongle because this is an ultra books -- no built in ethernet and ethernet via USB. Is included you know -- fan of that. Power. -- power. -- -- recycle it in -- is holding an acquaintance. It is like -- already tell that this is -- three pound -- -- and -- fourteen inches at three pounds is pretty impressive. -- you can see that carbon matte black. It looks cool but -- they have never been a fan of this because it is a fingerprint. Magnate. -- -- It's like a -- laptop. Let's open it up. You can go through some specs. It starts at thirteen 99 -- a 128 gigabyte solid state drive. There's four gigs of ram on board and a third gen Intel Core I five processor running at one point eight gigahertz that ought to be plenty of power. It does run Windows 7 and it has a very nice 16100 by 900 HD display. Most fourteen inch displays have a thirteen 66 by 768 screen. There are curved bottom keys in fact cnet's review says this is the best ultra thin laptop keyboard in the business. Get -- the new glass covered track pad which makes navigating much smoother. There's an SD card reader a mini display port and that ethernet via USB dongle. And this is kind of a neat trick you can -- deleted all the way back I don't know I wanna do that but it's kind of cool. There's even a fingerprint scanner which lets you power on with -- -- -- I personally am a big fan of that feature. The thinkpad X one is a little bit expensive but it's a sleek solid alternative to a MacBook Air you're looking for one of -- And later this season we'll torture tested and find out the carbon fiber construction really is all that in the meantime you can find Dan Ackerman full review. Over at CNET dot colon slash thinkpad X one.