Foldable PC from Lenovo, ThinkPad X1 Fold.
Lenovo’s new folding PC is now available to buy. Lenovo had unveiled the foldable personal computer ThinkPad X1 Fold with Windows 10 during CES 2020 (6th Jan 2020). We have seen other folding devices like the folding phones from Samsung and Motorola. Samsung’s Galaxy fold and Motorola Razr (flip) are the more popular folding devices, which are mostly android based phones. Microsoft also announced the Duo device, another folding device but with 2 screens and a hinge in between.
Samsung and Motorola’s devices are foldable OLED screen with a crease in between the two screens where it folds. The newer versions I believe will have less of the creases. Other form of design concept was unveiled by Oppo where the rollable OLED screen expands the phone. Check the details here.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 is a first fully functional PC with folding OLED. It has a 13’ 2k OLED display and Intel Core processors based on Intel’s Hybrid Technology.
Intel® Hybrid Technology
Intel® Core processors with Intel® Hybrid Technology leverage Intel’s Foveros 3D packaging technology and feature a hybrid CPU architecture for power and performance scalability.
These processors are designed for thinnest and lightest laptops that are always on and always connected. They are the smallest processors to deliver Intel® Core performance and compatibility across productivity, content creation and gaming experiences on ultra-light and innovative form factors – from dual screen and foldables to the thinnest and lightest laptops that are always on and always connected.
The ThinkPad X1 is made to be used as laptop, tablet, split screen or one huge display. With being ultra-portable (weighing less than 2.2 pounds (1kg), these devices can be very popular with the people on the go. Built with a combination of lightweight alloys and carbon fiber and leather folio cover, it can offer the durability and reliability users expect from ThinkPad. Lenovo is planning on offering ThinkPad X1 Fold with Windows 10X later for an enhanced foldable user experience.
As per Lenovo, 5G connectivity will be offered from 2021. It also comes with WIFI 6 for connecting to the internet. For seamless typing, Lenovo provides optional Bluetooth keyboard that can be connected to Lenovo Fold Mini Keyboard via Bluetooth. The keyboard magnetically attaches and charges wirelessly when device folds around it. We can connected to 2 external monitors via USB. It also comes with a Mod Pen to take notes or draw on the screen. The Bluetooth keyboard and Mod pen are optional accessories.
Lenovo claims the battery life would be 8.5 hrs with 10.4 hrs for video playback. It will also come with a 50 Wh Rapid Charge (fast charge). See below of additional specs.
ThinkPad X1 Fold is available for purchase at a starting price of $2,499.00. Click here to see available models and prices.
Also read: Oppo shows rollable phone concept. Phone that expands in the hand.
Tech Specs (Foldable PC from Lenovo, ThinkPad X1 Fold)
Processor Intel® Core i5-L16G7 Processor (1.40 GHz, up to 3.00 GHz with Turbo Boost, 5 Cores, 5 Threads, 4 MB Cache) with Intel® Hybrid Technology
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro for business
Display 13.3″ QXGA Foldable 2K (2048 x 1536) OLED, DCI-P3 95%, touchscreen, 300 Nits
8GB LPDDR4X 4267MHz
8.5 hours MM18*
10.4 hours (video playback)*
50Wh with Rapid Charge technology
Storage Up to 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
Integrated Intel® UHD graphics
Discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0
Dolby Atmos® Speaker System
Camera Hybrid infrared (IR) / HD 5MP
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Folded: 27.8mm x 158.2mm x 236mm / 1.09″ x 6.23″ x 9.29″
Unfolded: 11.5mm x 299.4mm x 236mm / 0.45” x 11.79” x 9.29”
Weight Starting at 0.99 kg / 2.2 lbs
Color Authentic black leather folio cover
Optional: WWAN CAT20 (5G/LTE)*
WLAN: WiFi 6 802.11AX
* Optional WWAN availability varies by region and must be configured at time of purchase; it requires a network service provider.
2 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) (1 can be used as DP)
Optional: Nano SIM slot
Windows 10 on-screen keyboard
Optional: Lenovo Fold Mini Keyboard
Supported Docking USB 3.0 Type-C Dock
Docking stations sold separately.
What’s in the box
ThinkPad X1 Fold
Premium Slim UBS-C 65W (supports Rapid Charge)
50Whr Internal battery
Quick start guide
Lenovo Mod Pen (Optional)
Lenovo Mini Bluetooth Keyboard (Optional)
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