CES 2020: Lenovo Announces The World’s First Foldable PC, The ThinkPad X1 Fold
Lightweight Alloys, Carbon Fibre And A Foldable Screen
The X1 Fold sports a 13.3″ OLED display and weighs less than 2.2lbs, perhaps a bit large to fit in your pocket when folded but certainly easy to cart about. It is truly foldable, with a design that Lenovo finally chose out of six different hinge designs with more than twenty different variations, and is a unique multi-link torque hinge mechanism which manages stresses during fold actions as well as letting you choose a variety of angles to stop the hinge at to ensure you are comfortable while using it.
You can use the X1 Fold as a tablet, or if you fold it a bit it will register this and give you a touchscreen workspace on the bottom half of the screen to use with the active pen. There is an optional mini Bluetooth keyboard to use while you are on the go, or connect a keyboard, mouse and a second display via the USB Type-C, with or without the optional ThinkPad X1 Fold Stand.
The X1 Fold will not be available until mid-2020 which may explain the dearth of technical details about the innards as well as the physical connections. As far as wireless connectivity we know that like every single other thing released at CES this year it will boast 5G connectivity, and we can assume WiFi and Bluetooth as well.
As for the price? Expect the base model to run around $2500.