Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold is a foldable PC that starts at $2,500

Shawn Knight

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Editor's take: Hardware makers have been experimenting with bendable displays for close to a decade. While the core technology has matured enough to make such devices a reality, they’re still working out the kinks as it relates to supporting hardware and practicality. The ThinkPad X1 Fold is another step in what seems like the right direction for a brand new category of devices but it's still all very early.

Lenovo on Tuesday introduced what it is calling the world’s first foldable, single-screen personal computer.

Teased at CES 2020, the ThinkPad X1 Fold packs a folding OLED touchscreen panel that can be used as a single 13.3-inch screen (2,048 x 1,536 resolution, 300 nits of brightness, DCI-P3 95 percent) or two 9.6-inch displays. It’s powered by Intel’s Core i5-L16G7 with Intel Hybrid technology alongside integrated Intel UHD Graphics and 8GB of LPDDR4X memory that is soldered in place (and thus, non-expandable).

The base configuration includes a 256GB PCIe SSD, but no additional accessories like the Lenovo Mod Pen or Lenovo’s mini Bluetooth keyboard. You do get a 5-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi 6 wireless connectivity, however.

Jerry Paradise, vice president of commercial portfolio at Lenovo PC, stressed that the X1 Fold is not a laptop. “It has not been designed to be a “catch-all” device for everybody,” he said. “It’s a concept that illustrates the future of computing and offers a window to the potential that such a category can fulfill.”

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is available to pre-order from today starting at $2,499. According to Lenovo’s website, it’ll ship within 4-5 weeks.

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QuantumPhysics

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HAHAHAHA ..... you can bet there will be plenty of people that buy it just to say "look at me, I got one" ..... wonder how long it will take before their "fold" starts having problems .....
Almost immediately.

Really makes me appreciate the work Apple put into making their MacBooks so light and high in build quality
 

kiwigraeme

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You 2 are depressing - this place is called techspot - we try and embrace new stuff - Yeah stuff like this , rollable screens etc hopefully are the future - modular power or external power packs that can run nearby devices etc . When did yous stop being boys with curiosity as big as cumulus clouds ?

As for your vaulted apple - well if goes well - until it doesn't . Is a laugh when a thread somewhere - when Apple supporters start bitching about 101 things going wrong.

Yeah I wouldn't buy this now - but I would down the road

Look at Musk - move fast and break things - Look at Apple