ThinkPad X1 Fold is introduced by Lenovo. It is the laptop of the future and reminds us of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold due to its huge flexible interior screen with an OLED panel.
“A change in personal computing”, this is how Lenovo describes its latest product, a laptop that basically comes to compete with folding phones, at least in terms of content consumption and productivity on the big screen.
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The flexible screens that allow us to have folding mobiles are here to stay and Lenovo is one of the companies that has been experimenting with the technology. Motorola has the Motorola Razr, a clamshell mobile with a folding screen, and now they are taking that technology to the large format with the ThinkPad X1 Fold.
ThinkPad X1 Fold specs
|Processor||Intel Core processor with hybrid technology|
|GPU||11th Gen Intel UHD|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR4X at 4,267 MHz|
|screen||Flexible 13.3″ panel | Split into two 9.6″ screens | OLED touch panel | 2,048 x 1,536 pixel resolution | 300 nit brightness | 95% DCI-P3 spectrum|
|Drums||50Whr | Up to 11 hours|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Ports||USB Type-C Gen 1 | USB Type-Gen 2 | SIM port|
|Wireless connectivity||Wi-Fi 6 | Bluetooth 5.1 | 5G compatible|
|Dimensions and weight||Folded 158.2 x 236 x 27.8mm | Unfolded 299.4 x 236 x 11.5mm | 999 grams|
The design is something that stands out in the ThinkPad X1 Fold. When folded, we have a device that has 27.8mm thickness and it does not attract attention. There’s an X1 logo on the traditional black ThinkPad case.
However, when we open it we have a completely new device with Windows 10. The thickness decreases to 11.5 millimeters and we find a 13.3″ screen that we can convert, for different tasks, into two 9.6″ screens.
We can see content in full screen by holding the laptop as if it is a book or a large tablet, but we can also place it on a surface so the top part is the screen becomes your main display and the bottom part becomes the keyboard.
Of course, the entire surface is tactile and we can work on it. It supports different styluses, but you can purchase the Lenovo wireless keyboard to turn ThinkPad X1 Fold into a more traditional laptop.
The battery promises 11 hours of autonomy with a 50 Whr capacity and 63 W charging thanks to USB Type-C and Lenovo does not specify the processor. We know that it will have an Intel Core with hybrid technology that meets Intel Athena specifications and that it will have an 8GB 4267MHz LPDDR4X memory, but we do not know the power of the processor. It will have a 1TB of PCIe NVMe SSD, and all these components guarantee that Windows 10 will run smoothly.
ThinkPad X1 Fold price and release date
This innovational ThinkPad X1 Fold can be reserved from now on with a $ 2499 price tag. We will see if other manufacturers launch their own Windows 10 foldable notebooks. Because that is an important aspect when it comes to competition and pricing.