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Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring) on ThinkPad X1 Carbon Experience

I have been using ThinkPads for the past seven plus years. I love the design, reliability and excellent Linux compatibility not to mention the best typing experience money can buy.

After three years of 10+ hours/day  and countless trips, my ThinkPad X201 finally started to act up.  Wireless  reception degraded quite a bit, track light is gone and the palm rests are broken and had to be taped to the chassis. It was time to get a new machine as I have some important business trips to attend to and being caught with a dead laptop is a show stopper.

Naturally, my target was another ThinkPad. However, I wasn't sure which model was best.  I know I couldn't wait so I had to make my choice soon. My criteria was simple. I needed something light < 3.5 lbs. with a large screen. My peepers are not what they used to be :-).  After some research, I discovered the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Of course Linux compatibility was a concern so I scoured the net looking for people who used it wi…