Back in May 2012 Lenovo announced its ultra-light Ultrabook, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. At IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, the company had the model on display, and Pocket-lint was there to get our mitts on one.

The X1 Carbon was tucked away in a rather dark corner of the room once it had left the stage after its reveal, but we persevered to snap some pics.

In the hand the 1.36kg machine certainly feels light, living up to its title as the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad that the company makes. Considering the 14-inch screen size we reckon that the size-to-weight ratio is up there with the very best.

Carbon seems to be all the rage at the moment, as Taiwanese company Gigabyte has recently shown its (rather similar titled) X11 carbon model.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon also features a rapid charge, which means up to 80 per cent of battery life can be charged in a mere 35 minutes. Sounds like an Ultrabook for those where every second counts.

However there's still no word on price, but we don't expect it to be on the budget side.