The ThinkPad is one of the most successful windows laptops, and arguably one of the best made. I love my MacBook Pro, and all of the design decisions that Apple has made. An argument can be made that Lenovo (and IBM before them) are making solid design decisions.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes very well recommended. The ThinkPad is generally considered an impressive machine. Engadget says the Carbon is fundamentally well made:
It is properly thin and light and yet has none of the flimsy feeling that some of its competition offers. It also manages to be legitimately comfortable in the hand or on your lap, a description that similarly can’t be applied to every other razor-thin machine.
Adding a bit of touch
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch popped up on the Lenovo website. It’s unclear if it was intentional, but since the page has been taken down it’s likely that the post was an accident.
On the site, Slashgear reports that:
The X1 Carbon Touch will feature a 14-inch “HD+” (most likely 1600×900) display with 10-finger multi-touch support and also full support for Windows 8 touchpad gestures. Other than that, Lenovo just mentions that it’s “thin and light” and has a “carbon-fiber construction,” just like the original ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook.