Lenovo had previewed the world’s first foldable PC last year in May and new reports say that it could finally launch in 2020. The ThinkPad X1 Fold will be a part of the ThinkPad X1 family and will feature a large foldable display with thick bezels on the sides. The company revealed the details about this device at CES 2020 which was held recently.
The design looks similar to what Microsoft would be offering with the Surface Neo, which is basically a dual-screen foldable tablet that runs on Windows 10X. The ThinkPad X1 Fold is expected to feature a 13.3-inch foldable pOLED display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The company aims to build a very unique computing system with the chassis built of carbon-fiber and other lightweight alloys. It will be powered by Intel Core processors and will be available with Windows 10 in mid 2020.
The ThinkPad X1 will be light in weight, around 1 kg, and the users can make use of the leather folio case with a built-in kickstand that comes with the purchase. To have the most effective stress management during folding and unfolding, Lenovo has added a multi-link torque hinge mechanism. It seems like the company had to develop many hinge designs before finalising on one final design.
Apart from this, the users will have to type on the touch screen. But for those who aren’t comfortable with this, Lenovo will be offering a Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard that can be placed easily in landscape or portrait as required.
There are reports that Lenovo will also be launching a device similar to Surface Neo alongside this new foldable PC.