Some see it as a large tablet, others a prototype laptop. One thing is certain, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is the first foldable screen computer on the market and it is about to change our habits thanks to innovative technology and a solid technical sheet.
If folding screens began to equip smartphones, Lenovo thinks that it is now the turn of laptops to accept this technology. This is more than simple reflection, because the manufacturer launched 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 usage laptops. Better.
A foldable screen for a true all-in-one computer
Who would have thought that incorporating a foldable screen into a laptop would drastically change our relationship with the machine? Indeed, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold relies on technology that has already proven itself in the smartphone world. Thanks to its foldable screen, this laptop PC finally gives full meaning to the term “all-in-one computer”.
So, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold combines multiple covers. It can also act as a large touchscreen tablet, an e-book, a sketchbook, a high-performance ultrabook and more than a simple laptop. There are many functions that it fully fulfills by relying on its 13.3-inch OLED touch panel, with a 4:3 ratio and a definition of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels. This screen offers an unprecedented display surface on a portable PC, regardless of its position vis-à-vis the screen.
Weighing only 1 kg, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is very easy to carry, and above all to hold, which delivers real reading comfort if you use it as an e-book (its weight is similar to a book pin ). Supplied with an Active Pen, it easily converts into a sketchbook, allowing you to sketch on the fly while on the go or draw every day.
Without forgetting that the enlarged display surface guaranteed by the folding screen allows you to fully enjoy streaming content, photos or even some games. Lenovo’s real tour de force with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is the concentration of our various electronic devices (tablets, e-readers, etc.) in one machine.
An ultrabook with a balanced technical sheet
Faced with all the possibilities offered by the folding OLED screen, 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 the latest technology: it also knows how to secure the back of the machine by giving it 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 sense of solidity. Its dimensions of 15.82 x 23.6 x 2.78 cm also make it a compact PC that can easily fit into a backpack, without you being afraid of breaking it.
In a computer of this type, one would expect a limited technical sheet, like a simple touch pad. However, Lenovo has gone all out by making its Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold a real computer running Windows 10. And what’s more, without difficulty thanks to an 11th generation Intel-core i5 hybrid processor, as well as 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD. The performance and fluidity are there, both in basic navigation and in more demanding software such as 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 the open space without disturbing your colleagues, even if you have a high typing speed. Lenovo is also thinking of those who are not ready to give up the physical keyboard by providing a Bluetooth wireless keyboard. It can be placed at the bottom of the screen to turn the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold into a classic laptop PC, or just outside the computer like any Bluetooth keyboard.
A futuristic engine is now available
Despite its compact format, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold doesn’t sacrifice its connectivity… Or its battery for that matter. On the sides 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 mobile plan.
Its 50 Wh battery gives it a comfortable autonomy of 11 hours for normal use, enough to handle a day’s work without thinking about the charger. Better yet, the 65W USB-C power supply can recover energy very quickly.
Far from being a simple prototype, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is a high-end ultrabook available on the market today. With its muscular configuration and its excellent foldable screen, it is offered for 3,479 euros at Fnac. Needless to say, delivery is free.