Most Ultrabooks are a brushed aluminum, but the X1 Carbon has used the traditional ThinkPad matte black design. At first I wasn`t overly impressed as is wasn`t all shiny, but after a couple days of comparing it side by side with other Ultrabooks I began to really appreciate the fact that I wasn`t having to wipe fingerprints off of it every few minutes. . ."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips