Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold “World’s First Foldable PC”

The battle of foldable screen in technology market has been taken to another level by Lenovo. After teasing the device last year, Lenovo officially revealed the ThinkPad X1 Fold at CES 2020 with full specifications.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is refers to as the “world’s first foldable PC”, though its only an OLED tablet that could fold up like a book or a tiny laptop.

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Design

According to the company this device is “designed to offer unprecedented productivity, it will offer a ground-breaking new form factor that will reimagine mobile computing.”

The company said, the thinkpad X1 fold will deliver laptop efficiency with smartphone portability. Built from a combination of lightweight alloys and carbon fiber and covered in a luxurious leather folio cover, the X1 Fold will offer the durability and reliability users expect from any ThinkPad.

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Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is a 13.3-inch 4:3 OLED panel screen which is surrounded by a bezel compare to latest trend in Laptop, smartphones and tablet. The plastic screen can fold in half widthwise to form a portable laptop. When folded the Thinkpad X1 fold is just 6.2 inches. It also comes with a resolution of 2048 x 1536, resulting to the clear crispy viewing experience.

The company adopted LG Display panel. The panel can reach a maximum of 300 nits of brightness, a solid if someone lower rating than expected. The color is capable of covering an impressive 95% of the DCI-P3 color space which ascertain the durability of the device.

At first glance when closed, the device looks like a notebook with a leather front and a glossy back panel.

One of the top notch feature or accessory of the phone is the magnetic Bluetooth keyboard. The keyboard is positioned at the bottom half of the display. When folded closed, the keyboard is stored and wirelessly charged inside the system and secured with magnets.

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Performance

The X1 Fold runs Windows 10 Pro which is yet to adhere to the foldable trend. However, the company claim he have developed, specifically for Windows 10, clever mode-switching software to adapt to multiple use cases in new environments.Lenovo also said it will make a version with Microsoft’s Windows 10 X system for multi- and dual-screen devices once that’s available.

As far as the processor is concerned, Lenovo is yet to confirm what to expect, but the company only says that it will be powered by an Intel Core chip with Hybrid technology and that the graphics will be integrated Gen 11 UHD.

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The ThinkPad X1 Fold is limited to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, which is probably less than what some power users would have hoped for. Nobody should complain about the ThinkPad X1 Fold’s 1TB PCIe-NVMe M.2 SSD.

The USB-C ports on either side of the machine also make it convenient to hook up an external monitor. Likewise, the ThinkPad X1 Fold supports Rapid Charge with a 50Wh battery which will supposedly keep the ThinkPad X1 Fold charged for 11 hours.

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