The world’s first foldable PC: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
It belongs to Lenovo the idea to transform the way we work on computers once again. The Chinese multinational based in Beijing presented it during CES 2020, getting to win 43 awards. After Samsung and Huawei who have transformed the world of smartphones with their foldable versions, now it’s up to the IT sector to witness the revolution.
When open it looks like a huge tablet, while when closed it almost resembles an agenda. It has been designed to make both work and entertainment experience on PC as versatile as possible, combining the functions and features of a tablet with those of a laptop. It even features a built-in modem to make it even more portable. The notebook comes with a 13.3-inch Oled 2k screen, which folds in half to measure about 15 cm, basically the same size of a book. It has a resolution of 2048 x 1536, with an aspect ratio of 4:3. The first question that comes to our mind is about the crease line and how evident it is. Those who have tried it assure that you notice it much less than that of other products with the same innovative screen idea.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold folds up just like a book and, when closed, leaves a space to insert the matching keyboard inside. It is a very thin magnetic bluetooth keyboard that can be used by placing it on a part of the screen to make it work like a notebook, or it can be positioned on the side while keeping the screen completely open, but on legs, to take advantage of the wider view. Otherwise, it can be used as a simple tablet. In addition to the keyboard, a stylus is also available. They can be both purchased separately.
It features a latest generation Intel Core i5 processor, with 8GB RAM. The SSD disk can be 256GB, 512GB and 1TB, depending on the version chosen. It has two USB Type-C ports and a mini Sim port. The 50 Wh battery, on the other hand, does not have a terrific runtime, especially if the computer is used constantly.
As for the operating system, Lenovo has opted for Windows 10, but with a customization. Among the most exemplary functions is the Mode Switcher, the mode that allows you to switch the way you use the screen. For example, you can decide to divide it in two, show two different screens, use it as a notebook with the virtual keyboard or the physical keyboard. In short, versatility is undoubtedly its selling point.