Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/11/lenovo_thinkpad_x1/

Lenovo shows ThinkPad X1 ahead of time

MacBook Air alternative launches next week

By Tony Smith

Posted in Laptops and Tablets, 11th May 2011 16:25 GMT

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:

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