billgates: Lenovo X1 Carbon with i7, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD along with built in 3G modem is NZ$3040 incl GST with 1 year warranty. I agree that upgrade from 128GB to 256GB is a plain rip off. Could just get it with 128GB as it would be really cheap and have a portable USB3.0 external hard drive for additional storage.
X1 Carbon has rapid charge tech which charges the battery from 0 to 85% in 30 minutes. This is not a gimmick. It actually does this. Tying this from a X1 Carbon :-)
Does the Carbon get as hot as they say?
I could not find an option on the website with a 256GB SSD as part of the base package, only an upgrade per my earlier mesage.
Also I could not not find the touch version..