Perhaps inspired by the foldable screen mobile phone, at the CES 2020 exhibition, a number of manufacturers showed the folding screen concept PC. For example, Intel introduced the Horseshoe Bend (Horseshoe Bend) concept notebook, which looks amazing. The first to be put into practice is Lenovo-launching the ThinkPad X1 Fold and announcing that the new machine will be available in the middle of this year. This is currently the first commercial consumer-grade folding screen notebook.
In fact, Lenovo showed off the prototype of “the world’s first foldable PC” last year, and this year is officially commercial.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold’s outer layer is made of leather, which looks like a book together. Its display is a 13.3-inch 4: 3 ratio OLED screen with a resolution of 2048×1536 and an excellent display.
This screen is provided by LG. Foreign media have experienced it. Although the middle will fold after expansion, it is not the easiest to notice if you don’t stare at the details.
ThinkPad X1 Fold offers three usage modes: first, it can be used as a 13.3-inch tablet with a Bluetooth external keyboard; second, it can be folded half and the half of the screen as a virtual keyboard. Finally, after folding it in half, cover the screen with a Bluetooth physical keyboard and use it as a traditional notebook.
In addition to the foldable screen, another big selling point of the ThinkPad X1 Fold is “always connected”, which wakes up very quickly when unfolded, just like a smartphone.
The detailed configuration has not been announced, for the time being, the official only said that its battery has a battery life of up to 11 hours and will be available in mid-2020.