- Tram Ho
Last year, Lenovo unveiled the world’s first foldable PC – a prototype OLED tablet that folds like a book, or an extremely compact laptop. Recently, at CES 2020, Lenovo has just confirmed that it will sell this concept as a commercial product this year, called the ThinkPad X1 Fold.
Compared to the prototype we saw last year, the commercial ThinkPad X1 Fold has hardware that doesn’t change much, except for the addition of a Windows Hello-compatible camera on the inside edge.
The device still has a leather case on the outside, the screen is still a 13.3-inch OLED panel with a 4: 3 aspect ratio, supports 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution and is quite similar to an 9.7 inch iPad when fully opened.
Lenovo said it was confident about the durability of the ThinkPad X1 Fold and also revealed that the screen of this folding computer is manufactured by LG Display. The machine still has a wrinkle at the hinge position in the middle of the screen, but without careful observation, this wrinkle is really difficult to recognize.
The X1 Fold runs Windows 10 Pro, with many tweaks added by Lenovo to optimize the experience of the device’s folding screen. As a result, users can easily switch between full screen view and dual screen mode, with two apps pinned to each half of the screen. In addition, Lenovo also said it will launch another version running Windows 10X operating system in the future.
When folded vertically, the ThinkPad X1 Fold will have an additional option that allows you to display the keyboard on the bottom half of the screen and type like a laptop. In addition, it also supports a wireless keyboard via bluetooth connection, can attach magnetically to the lower half of the screen and is extremely useful in case you need to type a lot.
The main advantage of this design is “flexibility”. Of course, you can also open the screen to its fullest size, place it on a stand, and use a wireless keyboard to experience the experience of a regular laptop.
Regarding the hardware configuration, Lenovo only said that the ThinkPad X1 Fold will run Intel’s latest processor, using “hybrid” technology and may soon be revealed by Intel more at CES this week. In addition, the company promises that the device will have a huge battery life of up to 11 hours.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold version running Windows 10 Pro will be sold in mid 2020 with a starting price of 2499 USD (about 58 million VND). Despite the beautiful design and many high-end technology, but this is really quite expensive price for a laptop, tablet that not everyone can own.
Source : Genk