ThinkPad X1 Fold, a new iteration in the X1 product family, has been the most interesting product presented as part of Lenovo’s new CES 2020 products.
This laptop, as its name suggests, divides the keyboard in favor of a single large screen that can pull the center down to allow users to experience an entirely different type of experience from traditional tablets and laptops.
On its first tired product, ThinkPad X1 Fold, Lenovo gave all the details. The first Fold version will be released this summer with Windows 10 followed by Windows 10X versions for folding systems later on. The version of Windows 10X provides ‘ enhanced foldable user experience’
First of all, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is fitted with a 13.3-inch QXGA OLED 2048x 1536 300 nit touch screen with a color coverage of 95 percent DCI-P3.
The panel is equipped with an Intel Core processor with IHT, Intel UHD GM 11, 8 GB RAM and up to 1 TB SSD. In addition to a Dolby Audio speaker system, the modell includes a 5 MP HD RBG and an IR webcam.
This foldable package includes 2 USB ports (Gen 1 and Gen 2), as well as a USB-C and a SIM card slot DisplayPort. 4 G LTE and 5 G, 802.1, axis Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 are available for connectivity. The Active Pen and the Lenovo Mini Fold Keyboard are also available.
Lenovo describes a number of use cases for its ThinkPad X1 Fold as a laptop with the associated keyboard and as a tablet, for example, for’ heavy content consumption.’. Users can annotate documents, drawings and other related materials by using the style. As the images show, the laptop can also be plied to a laptop-like setup with different contents at the top and the bottom.
Lenovo says that its team worked with Intel on dealing with the various electrical engineering and mechanical hinge elements of the design. Half a dozen hinges and more than twenty variations of them were tested before Lenovo settled on the multi-link torque hinge mechanism found in the foldable. The company says it has put the Fold through ‘extensive durability testing’ and that the Fold is built to the same durability standards as other ThinkPad laptops.
To help with the various use cases is the related ThinkPad X1 Fold Stand, which can be used to position the open, flat Fold device in landscape and portrait mode. Users can use the opened device with a related mouse and keyboard for full productivity while sitting at a desk. As well, users are able to connect a second monitor using USB-C for an expanded workspace.