Lenovo introduces the ThinkPad X1 Fold the world’s first foldable PC, folding a 13.3-inch OLED touchscreen. Spotted on the Lenovo site, the tech looks to be similar to that within the wealth of folding phones out there today, except it’s a fully functioning PC.
“A pinnacle of engineering innovation, the X1 Fold offers a revolutionary mix of portability and versatility that defines a new computing category enabled by Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Hybrid Technology and made possible by Intel’s Project Athena innovation program.”
“Blending familiar functionality that we all know from smartphones, tablets, and laptops into a single foldable PC device that will forever reshape the way you work, play, create, and connect. With optional 5G6, you can trust that your connection speed is more secure and optimized where available and that you are better protected with ThinkShield security features.”
The ThinkPad X1 Fold comes with an Intel Core i5 hybrid processor and 8GB of LPDDR4X 4,267MHz RAM across each model, and up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage. Lenovo also claims over 10-hour battery life for video playback on the 50Wh battery, and a weight of just 2.2 lbs.
There are still many doubts about the durability of foldable tech products, so we will have to see how that screen endures over the course of a few months before we can recommend it.
Prices range from $2,500 to $3,100, depending on the final spec. For the designers, you’ll have to spend an extra $100 for a Lenovo Mod Pen, if you want to work with any level of precision, and if you have a problem with typing on the screen, it’s another $230 for a Lenovo Fold Mini Keyboard.
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