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Leaked: New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) coming January?

Lenovo may be working on a new version of its iconic ThinkPad, with a high-spec notebook tipped to debut next month.

Apparent documentation for a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) has been leaked online via China’s Benchlife blog. The article includes two images that seemingly detail the new laptop’s specs, and suggests that we’ll see the device launch in Las Vegas in January. Unfortunately, we can’t verify this leak, so take the following information with due caution.

According to the leak, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon will retain its sleek and professional design, but will be 6% lighter and 8% smaller – weighing in at 1.14kgs with a depth of 15.95mm.

The display is tipped to measure 14-inches (with very slim bezels), and will be available in either a Full HD Touch option, or with a more pixel-dense WQHD alternative. Other optional add-ons are reported to include an IR camera, 4G/LTE-A connectivity, and a silver colour variant.

The leaked images also claim the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) will feature 1TB of PCIe storage, two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and a new 7th-gen Intel Core i processor. And battery life is tipped to be as long as 15.5 hours – it’s not clear under what parameters this may have been tested, however.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a high-end laptop that was first released by Lenovo back in 2012 – and has been updated yearly since 2014. It’s generally seen as the flagship Lenovo ThinkPad, owing to its high-grade hardware and slick design. The most recent ThinkPad X1 Carbon was announced at CES 2016, so it’s no surprise that a new version is being pegged for CES 2017 – next month’s annual Vegas-based technology convention.

However, we won’t be able to confirm any such details until CES 2017 rolls around, so stay tuned.

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