Already at CES 2019 Lenovo had announced that they will launch the world's first folding PC. A year later, we are at CES 2020 and Lenovo has kept its word …
The company has just introduced the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: a tablet PC that arrives with Windows 10 and a fully flexible OLED screen which allows you to fold the device to store it or to use it as a traditional notebook.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Specifications
In terms of design, this Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold it's practically all screen in its front. It has no physical keyboard, because it can be used without it. However, it includes a wireless keyboard that can be placed on top of the bottom of the screen, when folded in an almost straight angle, to use the device as a normal notebook.
On the back, this PC has a leather cover, which gives it a pleasant touch, but it also gives the resistance needed to fold several times. Folded, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold looks like a common book.
Here are all its technical features revealed so far:
- 13.3 inch flexible OLED display with resolution of 2048 x 1536 and aspect ratio of 4: 3.
- Intel processor an unspecified It is only known to be of “Tecnologue Hbrida”.
- Memory 8 GB RAM.
- 1 TB SDD storage.
- 50 Whr battery with 65 W load and 11 hours autonomous.
- OS Windows 10 Pro with some changes implemented by Lenovo to adapt it to the folding format.
- Two USB-C ports
- Front camera for video calls or streaming.
In addition, Lenovo announced that it can use the pen Active Pen with this PC folding. That s, for the moment, the company has not revealed how many folds to withstand, but they ensure that they withstand many folding cycles.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold price and availability
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold hit the market in mid-2020 with a price of 2499 dollars or 2236 euros To the change. Lenovo confirmed that later they will launch a variant of this PC with Windows 10X and some even talk about a variant with 5G.
Anyway, it remains to be seen if we are facing another failure of folding technology such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold or if finally a device of this style manages to convince users.