Lenovo shows ThinkPad X1 ahead of time

MacBook Air alternative launches next week

Lenovo has begun teasing techies ahead of Tuesday, 17 May's ThinkPad X1 launch - or the day after, if you live in the UK.

No specs yet - though with modern laptops, it's not hard to guess - but Lenovo has posted a - terrible, terrible YouTube vid showing the MacBook Air rival's backlit keyboard, Gorilla Glass screen cover, waterproof keyboard and "military-grade" toughness.

Here are the key grabs so you don't need to inflict the awful Friends style ad on yourself:

ThinkPad X1
ThinkPad X1
ThinkPad X1
ThinkPad X1

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