02-01-2017 03:34 PM
I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated). However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities. Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.
The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for. The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3?
I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.
02-01-2017 05:41 PM
Just poking around the PSREF pages...
My X1 Yoga's base weight is 3lbs with touch. The previous-gen X1 Carbon bulked up by about 0.2lbs when the touch option was included.
Doing a back-of-the envelope calculation, a Carbon with touch added might be slightly lighter thant the X1Y, but not much. OTOH, I suppose every oz counts...
Just speaking for myself, it's very unlikely that a touch option will be added to the Carbon when they have that covered with the X1Y. (been wrong a time or two...)
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02-01-2017 06:09 PM
The 2nd gen x1 yoga was previewed ar CES 2017. It will be available shortly. The machine is finger and pen touch and is just under 3lbs. I wrote a first-look review here:
02-03-2017 11:58 AM
I have a Carbon X1 that has touch screen. Guess I was lucky to get it when it was offered. I got it in June 2015.