Lenovo has unveiled the ThinkPad X1 Fold as a pioneer for the next generation of personal computers. Dubbed as the world’s first foldable PC, the new Lenovo product is designed to offer users a laptop’s efficiency along with a smartphone’s portability. The ThinkPad X1 Fold sports a folding OLED display that can be folded from the middle to provide an orthodox notebook-like experience.
It is worth mentioning that Lenovo gave a glimpse of the ThinkPad X1 back in May last year but had finally chosen CES 2020 to launch it officially.
Price and Availability of ThinkPad X1 Fold
The ThinkPad X1 Fold’s price is set at $2,499. The exact launch date is yet to be announced. Although it is expected to debut sometime in the middle of 2020. Details about the global pricing and availability are yet to be announced officially though.
Specifications and Features
- The ThinkPad X1 Fold comes equipped with a 13.3-inch pOLED display and is designed to combine the core strengths of a phone, tablet, and laptop. The display panel on this device has 2048 x 1536 pixels of resolution.
- Sticking to the fact that it is a foldable PC, there is a mechanical hinge that enables the folding feature.
- In portrait mode, the X1 Fold can be used to take notes and draw using the Active pen. The device screen can also be folded out completely to take on a tablet-like form.
- The device sports the Windows 10 OS but plans are in place to bring a Windows 10X update later in the year for enhanced foldable user experience. (Note: Windows 10X was first unveiled on the Microsoft Surface Neo last year and is suited for folded/dual-screen devices).
- The ThinkPad X1 Fold comes with a RAM allocation of 8GB and weighs 1kg. It has a Type-C USB port allowing users to connect a mouse, keyboard, or second display. Lenovo has also developed a Bluetooth mini fold keyboard that is compatible with the ThinkPad. A stand will soon be available in the near future to allow users to keep the device in portrait/landscape mode.
Lenovo claims it has been working on the ThinkPad X1 Fold for more than four years and researched multiple designs to attain an efficient and long-lasting laptop. The company teamed up with LG Display for the flexible display while an Intel team helped Lenovo engineers tackle various hinge related issues.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold is undeniably a wonderful new device in the market but nonetheless it isn’t something meant for the general public and would be exclusive to a handful of consumers just like the Galaxy Fold. Attached below are some pictures of the ThinkPad X1 Fold, feel free to check them out and leave a comment.