what if that was the future of laptops with their folding screens?
Some see it as a large tablet, others as a prototype laptop. One thing is certain, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is the first foldable screen computer on the market and will change our habits thanks to its innovative technology and solid technical sheet.
If folding screens have started to complement smartphones, Lenovo considers that it is now the laptop’s turn to welcome this technology. This is also more than a simple reflection, as the manufacturer unveiled the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold a few weeks ago, a high-end ultrabook with a foldable 13-inch OLED panel. A machine that refreshes our use laptops. Better.
A foldable display for a true all-in-one computer
Who would have thought that integrating folding screens into laptops would change our relationship with machines so much? Indeed, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold relies on technology that has been tested in the smartphone world. Thanks to its foldable screen, this laptop PC finally gives full meaning to the term “all-in-one computer”.
Thus, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold incorporates multiple covers. It can also act as a large touchscreen tablet, e-book, sketchbook, high-performance ultrabook and much more than a simple laptop. Many roles are perfectly fulfilled by relying on the 13.3-inch OLED touch panel, with a 4:3 ratio and a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The screen offers a viewing surface unprecedented on a portable PC, regardless of its position facing the screen.
Weighing only 1 kg, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is very easy to transport, and especially to handle, providing a real reading pleasure when you use it as an e-book (its weight is similar to that of a book pin). Supplied with an Active Pen, this tool can be easily converted into a sketchbook, allowing you to quickly sketch on the go or draw every day.
Without forgetting that the enlarged screen surface guaranteed by the foldable screen allows you to enjoy certain streaming content, photos or even games to the fullest. Lenovo’s real journey with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is to centralize our various electronic devices (tablets, e-readers, etc.) into one machine.
Ultrabook with balanced technical sheets
Faced with all the possibilities that a foldable OLED screen offers, we almost forgot that the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is above all a laptop. Especially since the manufacturer is not content to bet everything on innovative technologies: it also knows how to ensure the back of the machine by equipping it with a solid technical sheet.
Before diving into the heart of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, it is clear that it relies on a design that gives a solid impression. Its dimensions of 15.82 x 23.6 x 2.78 cm also make it a compact PC that can be easily tucked into a backpack, without you being afraid of damaging it.
On this type of computer, one would expect limited technical sheets, such as a simple touch pad. However, Lenovo has gone all out to make the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold a real computer running Windows 10. And what’s more, it’s effortless thanks to an 11th-generation Intel-core i5 hybrid processor, as well as 8GB RAM and 1TB SSD. Performance and fluidity are there. , both in basic navigation and in more demanding software like photo editing or video editing. It is also compatible with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 standards.
The touch keyboard is more discreet, which allows you to work in open spaces without disturbing your co-workers, even if you have a fast typing speed. Lenovo is also thinking about those who are not ready to give up physical keyboards by providing Bluetooth wireless keyboards. It can be tucked towards the bottom of the screen to turn the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold into a classic laptop PC, or off the computer like other Bluetooth keyboards.
Futuristic machines are available
Despite its compact format, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold doesn’t sacrifice connectivity… Neither does its battery. On the edge of this folding computer are two USB-C ports and a SIM card reader. Enough to allow the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold to connect anywhere with a simple cellular plan.
Its 50 Wh battery provides a comfortable autonomy of 11 hours of normal use, enough to handle a day’s work without having to think about a charger. Better yet, the 65W USB-C power supply can restore energy very quickly.
Far from being a simple prototype, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is the highest-end ultrabook available today in the market. With its muscular configuration and excellent folding screen, it is offered at 3,479 euros on Fnac. Needless to say, free shipping.