I believe they said August for the X1.
The X1 on paper looks fantastic, but the devil's always in the details. Right now we don't know kind of screen it's using or the price, price and value being inevitably linked. If it's got an IPS screen, it could be phenomenal, but then again, if it's priced like the X300, it probably won't sell in huge numbers. I think for myself I'd probably pass. I prefer a notebook with a platter drive, which the X220i I have offers and at .71", the X1 probably won't. If it's SSD only, storage space upgrades will be expensive. The extra 132 pixels HD+ offers doesn't do much for me, especially if it's expensive. Like I said, we won't know much until Lenovo is more forthcoming.
True. Obviously the X1 Carbon will not be very competitive in terms of pricing, compared to, say, Asus' or Acer's ultrabook offerings. If the X1 Carbon is priced like the X300, and comes with a TN panel, they can just forget about it. For $2000+, I'd better get the new Macbook Pro with Retina display.