Monday, January 6, 2020

Lenovo unveils the worlds first foldable PC: ThinkPad X1

Lenovo unveils the worlds first foldable PC: ThinkPad X1
2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year for technology as a lot of interesting introductions and unveiling are being made at this year's CES event. One of the more outstanding announcements has been on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 fold which is going to be available this year. 


Lenovo unveils the worlds first foldable PC: ThinkPad X1

Lenovo showed off the technology last year but there were questions on how it could be turned into a product that people will actually want to buy, and the ThinkPad fold is Lenovo's answer. It is a full-on Windows 10 PC with a foldable 13” OLED screen which comes with a wireless keyboard. When folded, it looks like a leather-bound book which gives it a premium look and prevents any attraction of fingerprints.

A great deal of work has gone into the software in order to enable it to take full advantage of the foldable display it possesses. The regular Windows 10 which is what is found on the device, does not support folding screens natively but Lenovo has provided ways for the user to customize how they want to use the device. 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 - DE JAY'S BLOG

For example, you can sure to pin certain apps on any preferred side of the screen by using a little icon on the taskbar. Aside from the wireless keyboard, the ThinkPad fold also has a virtual key that replaces the physical keyboard when unfolded and gives you the feel of a laptop. 

If the virtual keyboard isn’t your thing, you could always put the wireless keyboard on one side of the folded screen. There is also a kickstand that you can use when the device is fully unfolded along with the wireless keyboard. Lenovo and LG have been working long and hard on this device and pare very confident that the device will hold well in the hands of users. 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Windows - DE JAY'S BLOG

There is a little grease in the middle but its not very noticeable. When folded, there is a little space but the keyboard fills it up nicely. With a new Intel processor (more on that later) 8GB of ram, 1TB of storage and up to 11 hours of battery(claimed by Lenovo)  makes this device not just cool, but adequately powerful as well. It is not going to come cheap as it is going to ship for around $2500 later this year.

You can follow the major announcements of the CES Event here.

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