The ThinkPad X1 is equipped with a 4:3 13.3-inch 2K resolution OLED screen supplied by LG.
"Made for highly mobile, tech-savvy professionals who demand the best tools, the new foldable PC joins the premium ThinkPad X1 family, promising that the unprecedented portability will in no way compromise productivity and reliability".More news: China retaliates on tariffs, stock markets go into a slide
According to Lenovo, the device will be marketed as a full-fledged laptop rather than a tablet or foldable phone.
Hopefully Lenovo will ideal the prototype in time for its 2020 launch - and offer us a more successful foldable device than Samsung managed. The ability to fold the display in half reduces its footprint by 50 percent.
As promising as the hardware is, the Galaxy Fold reminded us that foldable devices are still in their infancy. Do you think it would be useful in real-life? While we've seen convertibles that offer dual screens like the Yoga Book, this new ThinkPad X1 device has a single screen that folds right in the middle. The device sports a torque hinge that enables the screen to be positioned at various angles in the same way a traditional laptop screen can be positioned at the ideal angle.
Apparently, adopting folding screens in laptops is the exact opposite to smartphones.More news: Tiger Woods sued over restaurant staffer’s drink driving death
For now, that is pretty much what Lenovo has revealed so far about the device. It is very comfortable to hold with one hand, it is not awkward to fold it up, and when the computer is flat on the table, there is no obvious crease. In addition to a Bluetooth keyboard, the device will also provide users with a Wacom pen for times when a stylus is ideal.
The age of the foldable device is upon us!
Lenovo says the hinge will be tested to be more durable than the hinges on its laptops.
Maybe I'm wrong and foldable PCs are the next big thing, but I remain skeptical they'll be more than a passing fad.More news: Detective Pikachu earns $58 million domestic for opening weekend, Certified Fresh