Lenovo has a new ultrabook that it showed off at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. It's called the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Described as a 14-inch performance ultrabook with a super bright FHD display, PCIe solid state drive, fifth-generation Intel Core processors, and a carbon-forged chassis, Lenovo said this third-generation X1 Carbon weighs under 2.9 pounds and will cost $1,249 for the base model when it launches sometime this month.

It's an all-black machine, despite a few bits that shine red (such as a rubbery TrackPoint mouse nib), and it features a shell made from layers of carbon fibre. Not only does this hard plastic-like material give the X1 Carbon a certain level of damage protection but it also makes the laptop feel very high quality.

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Lenovo said the new X1 is roughly 100g lighter than the previous version, making it the lightest 14-inch ultrabook in the world. We can confirm that it felt very lightweight and would make a great portable computer, especially for the business-minded. It even comes with an optional IPS-type touch display (2,560x1,440 pixels).

We didn't get to spend too much time with this beauty, but it definitely impressed us. The only downside is the price tag. We understand that a premium ultrabook requires a premium price tag, though we're always on the lookout for something that's both awesome and affordable.

READ: Lenovo shows off 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon