Lenovo’s Latest Flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 Now Available for Pre-Order in Malaysia

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The best business laptop just got better. Lenovo today announced the pre-order availability of its flagship business laptop, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen on Lenovo® Official Malaysia Site.

Extending the brand’s legacy in providing smarter workforce experiences with best-in-class IT solutions, the latest model of Lenovo’s famously durable, ultraportable productivity machine boasts an updated design, the latest processors, and advanced features that support enhanced privacy and functionality.

Pricing for the much-anticipated ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 starts at RM7,299, with further upgrades available in processing, memory, storage, and display – among others – making it one of the most powerful productivity laptops available in the market today. Citibank customers can purchase the flagship device on a RM609 x 12 months installment plan. Pre-ordering the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon on the official store will offer customers access to discounts of up to 75% on selected accessories including the X1 Noise Cancellation Headphones, and the best-selling 3-Year Premier Support.

“For many years, our X1 Carbon series has represented the apex of Lenovo’s innovation and design thinking. We’ve designed it with our customers in mind, imbuing it with best-in-class security, durability, and productivity features to meet the high demands of modern professionals. The 8th Gen of the X1 Carbon is no different. It’s another proud milestone for our iconic machine and we’re very excited to offer our Malaysian customers early access to purchase the flagship device on our E-commerce platform,” said Reno Chow, eCommerce Head, Lenovo Singapore and Malaysia.

Mindbending Performance

On the processing-end, the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon is fitted with Intel’s latest 10th-generation ‘Comet Lake’ Core processors, offering substantial performance boosts to power even the most demanding workloads such as data processing or software programming. Baseline models come with Intel’s i5-10210U processors, with optional upgrades available including additions to the X1 Carbon line, brand-new 10th-Gen Intel i5 and i7 processors reinforced with vPro to provide enhanced security.

The performance on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is also longlasting, with a 51W 4-Cell Li-Polymer battery providing up to 18 hours* of battery life. Meeting the fast-paced demands of the modern professional, Lenovo’s proprietary Rapid Charge function will restore up to 80% of battery life in just about an hour.

*Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.

Enhanced Productivity

There’s no need waiting a second longer, literally, as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8’s always-on responsiveness brags sleep-to-wake times in under a second. The device also offers blazing-fast and reliable connections with WiFi 6, allowing for higher speeds and reduced latency.

Built for the prolific communicator, the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with a redesigned keyboard layout offering users quick access to answer and end video calls, or mute and unmute the mic at the touch of a button. 360-degree microphones offer unparalleled noise-canceling on calls, and can even latch onto voice from a distance, ensuring convenient use of the device’s voice activation functions to wake the system or run a program.

Unrivaled Privacy & Protection

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 retains Lenovo’s ThinkShield security solutions to offer the highest standards in protection of business data and privacy. The device’s unrivaled protection starts first with its proprietary PrivacyGuard display, an innovative electronic privacy filter that decreases the screen’s angle of vision. For devices with the optional IR camera, PrivacyGuard works hand-in-hand with PrivacyAlert, an integrated software that monitors and identifies prying eyes users never have to worry about nosy onlookers again.

ThinkShutter, a physical shutter covering the device’s camera offers enhanced webcam privacy, ensuring users have the peace-of-mind to know they’re only transmitting video when they choose to.

Additional features such as the discreet Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) chip offers next-level encryption to protect precious data, and the industry-leading match-on-chip fingerprint reader provides safe and easy access to the X1 Carbon Gen 8.

Thin, Light, and Durable 

Best-known for its use of light and durable metal alloys, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 retains its carbon fiber chassis to offer extensive mobility. This massively packed machine weighs just under 2.2.4lbs/1.09kgs and measures 0.6 inches thick, even with its full stack of ports and its huge battery capacity.

As light as it may be, the device is by no means fragile. The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon is certified with the MIL-STD spec rating, meaning it has been tested with 12 military-grade requirements and over 200 quality checks ensuring its suitability for even the most extreme conditions.

Enhanced Immersion 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is also a multimedia powerhouse. It comes fitted with the highly coveted Dolby Atmos® Speaker System, offering rich audio immersion with custom-built and tuned Dolby speakers.

The device also offers a number of 14” display options, starting from the baseline FHD IPS 400nits options, and followed by the FHD IPS LP Touch 400nits display, upgraded from 300nits in the previous X1 Carbon model. Another improved option is the FHD IPS ePrivacy 500nits display, now with touchscreen capabilities and upgraded from 400nits in the previous Gen 7 model. These displays all come with Dolby Vision and HDR400 certification, ensuring best-in-class imaging to match its immersive audio experience.

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For more information about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8, please visit here.