TechPinas was born on a ThinkPad -- so this powerhouse business laptop line will always hold a special place in my heart.

I've recently purchased a Macbook Pro (my first Mac and I'm totally loving it) but I'm sure that I'll eventually get another of these no-nonsense all-black notebooks because - like what all other ThinkPad fans will tell you - no other machine helps you get work done fast like a ThinkPad.

In Tune With The Changing Times

ThinkPads have had many forms and looks throughout the years -- from the glorious IBM days all the way to the current Lenovo Era. We've had one with butterfly keyboard, there's also the TransNote version with a fold-out journal that you can write on, the X-series convertible tablets, and the svelte Z-series with titanium lid, among many others. Clearly, if the ThinkPad wasn't setting the trend, it was leading the pack when it comes to innovation.

The hottest thing in the laptop world these days are the Ultrabooks; these ultra-thin and ultra-lightweight notebooks with enough power to let you accomplish more. And ThinkPad, as expected, is again at the forefront of this category.

lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon

Touted as the world's lightest Ultrabook, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is created for those who demand the highest levels of mobility, performance, entertainment and design. This CEO-level business notebook exceeds Ultrabook specifications by using a premium carbon fiber roll cage to create a durable Ultrabook weighing less than three pounds and is just 18mm thin!

lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon

The elegant notebook delivers no-compromise performance with the power of the latest 3rd generation Intel Core processor. Great performance is further enhanced with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Lenovo's RapidConnect and RapidResume technology. Users likewise get Intel HD 4000 Graphics, 8GB RAM, storage up to 256GB SDD, and data transfer with SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Other premium features include Lenovo RapidCharge for a near-full battery charge in just 30 minutes and Intel vPro technology for manageability. ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers the amazing HD+ display with wide viewing angle, high brightness, and high resolution, allowing you to use the ultrabook in any environment and lighting condition, even outdoors.

lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon
The ultrabook flaunts the redesigned and re-imagined ThinkPad keyboard with island-style keys that - according to Lenovo - feels and works even better than the Legendary ThinkPad Keyboard that quite frankly set the standard for how any keyboard on any device should perform.

Anyone who will tell you that ThinkPads are just those boring black notebooks with a red button in the middle of the keyboard knows nothing about ThinkPad's rich history. Sure, they often come in black (as there have been white and red ThinkPads) but they are far from boring.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is now available in the Philippines via MSI-ECS for Php 115,998! I know that's a tad hefty but we're talking about a ThinkPad here. Interested? You can give MSI-ECS a ring at 688-3180.