Touch is the thing these days, and no one knows it better than computer manufacturers. Lenovo is now bringing its insanely light carbon-fibre laptop into the finger friendly fray, with the X1 getting the gift of touch.

Designed for Microsoft’s latest iteration of Windows, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon will be coming to Australia shortly in a new configuration, called the “X1 Carbon Touch” with – you guessed it – a touchscreen.

Like the X1 Carbon released earlier in the year, you’ll find a 13 inch footprint with a 14 inch screen, now enhanced with 10 point touch but still with the 1600×900 resolution found in the last model.

Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors are the options here, and with pretty much the same specifications from before, including solid-state storage, USB 3.0, carbon-fibre roll-cage, Bluetooth 4.0, and up to 8GB RAM.

Pricing hasn’t yet been announced for Australia, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see this model replacing the current X1, given Windows 8’s love of touch.