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Lenovo unveiled the world’s first laptop with a foldable display on Monday at an event in Orlando, Florida
Foldable smartphones…Rollable smartphones… Laptops with dual screens. Now, we are about to start seeing foldable laptops.
While Samsung and Huawei are still dabbling around to achieve user-level perfection in Smartphones with foldable displays, Lenovo has jumped on the bandwagon with its Thinkpad family of laptops.
The foldable laptop was announced on Monday at Lenovo’s Accelerate Event – A Lenovo-organized event in Orlando, Florida USA.
The ThinkPad X1 contains a 13.3-inch OLED 2K touchscreen display which was manufactured by LG.
It will come with windows 10 OS out of the box, runs an Intel chipset, and comes with a leather cover. It will also be capable of taking input from a pen.
The display folds into half to become a form factor the size of a book.
According to Lenovo, the laptop can be used as a book, as a clamshell, as a part of a multi-monitor setup, as a note-taking tablet, and many more.
The device can be paired with an external keyboard and trackpad, or work with the touchscreen keyboard.
The foldable laptop has been moving from Lenovo’s drawing board to concepts for a while now and a concept was only showed off back in 2017, then everybody forgot about it while remembering it ones in a while just like the Samsung’s galaxy fold.
Not much details has been said about the specs of the device but as time unfolds we will get to know the intricate details about this newest innovation to the laptop market.
At the keynote event, Christian Teissman, Senior Vice President Commercial Business PCSD, Lenovo stood on stage to stating;
“This is the only device you will need in the future, to be productive all day long. This is a full performance Intel Windows device.”
“I am confident that this will be a new area of personalized computing,” he added.
This is a laptop that can easily fits into a user’s life as both a portable tablet or smartphone to carry around and also gives the impression of a versatile laptop.
Meanwhile, in all the excitements, one thing still remains, we will have to wait and see how Lenovo’s new foldable laptop will fare in the hands of users when it finally starts getting into people’s hands. As we can still remember, the small niche these foldable devices have cut out for themselves haven’t been easy for Samsung and Huawei to fill up. Issues plaguing the review units of Samsung’s foldables which has affected the whole concept in general as to whether it’s durability actually worths a cunsumer’s money
Lenovo’s foldable hybrid ThinkPad X1 is slated to be released by 2020.