Lenovo presented the first computer with a foldable display, the ThinkPad X1 Fold, at CES. It is not a prototype, but a product that will be marketed. A first in the IT world.
Folding screen PCs are no longer a fantasy, but a reality. Indeed, Lenovo took advantage of CES in Las Vegas to present its ThinkPad X1 Fold, the first PC on the market equipped with a foldable screen and running Windows 10 Pro. This is not yet another prototype intended to make crowds salivate, but a product that will be sold commercially. The PC looks like a tablet that can fold in half to turn into a laptop. Its use is reminiscent of the Surface Neo (with two screens), presented a few months ago by Microsoft. It is thus possible to use part of the screen as a keyboard and trackpad, or to place a physical keyboard provided for this purpose.
The PC has a single 13.3-inch OLED touch screen with a definition of 2048 x 1536 px. It should be noted that unfolded, it has a 4: 3 aspect ratio. The screen made by LG Display folds in its center, in the same way as that of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold . The ThinkPad X1 Fold has an Intel Lakefield processor (it is also the first on the market in this case), 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD.
A computer that relies solely on its concept. It remains to be seen whether the mayonnaise will take or whether the public will shun this expensive innovation. Answer in the course of the year 2020. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold will be sold from $ 2,500.