Lenovo has announced that its ThinkPad X1 Fold is now available for order. Naijtech gathered that the new product is the world’s first foldable laptop.
According to the company, “there is a foldable trend sweeping through the tech industry especially the handheld computers category.
“While we expected a foldable PC at some point, foldable smartphone are already a thing, it was only a matter of time before someone threw a foldable full-fledged PC in the mix.
“So, we were not surprised when Lenovo announced it Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold during the CES back in January before the coronavirus pandemic shut down every other physical tech event and literally changed living as we know it. The starting price according to gadgetnow.com is $2,499.
The device is enclosed within a protective non-removable black leather. Sporting a 13.3-inch OLED touchscreen display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution the ThinkPad X1 Fold becomes a 9.6-inch device when folded. It ships a not so powerful 5-megapixel camera that should get the job done when making video calls or joining zoom meetings but this camera setup won’t win awards.
When the fold is less than 90 degrees, you get two screens each 9.6-inch that can display two different applications. A nifty way to use it is to make one half of the screen a keyboard while using the other half visual area for the app in focus.
Processing on the X1 Fold is powered by Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology and Intel UHD Gen 11 Graphics Card which should handle certain games decently. It comes with an 8GB RAM and up to 1TB of solid state storage. It runs Windows 10 Pro out of the box and runs on a 50 Watt battery. There’s 65W superfast charging support here too. It’s safe to say it ships with a Type-C Cord charger.