Lenovo first gave a taste of what a PC with a foldable display would look like in 2019. At CES 2020, the tech company unveiled the ThinkPad X1 Fold, the world’s first Windows 10 PC with a folding OLED display.
There aren’t a lot of changes design-wise between last year’s prototype and the CES model besides the addition of a camera inside the bezel. The pioneering device has a 13.3-inch display and weighs less than 1kg.
There are many use cases for the X1 Fold, but there are a couple of more popular ones. First is the folded laptop mode where the lower half of the screen serves as either a second display or a keyboard. Next is landscape mode or the unfolded mode. Users can connect a full-sized keyboard and mouse, or even a second display via USB Type-C to control the laptop.
The X1 Fold will come with optional accessories such as the Fold Stand and Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard.
Currently, the foldable runs on Windows 10, which isn’t really made for folding displays. Microsoft did announce an upcoming OS for folding called Windows 10X and the Lenovo device might run on it when it’s made official.
Other specs announced include: 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 1TB PCle-NVMe M.2 SSD. Lenovo hasn’t announced anything about the device’s processor except that it will be powered by an Intel Core chip with Hybrid technology.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold will be available later in the year starting at $2,499 or around P127,000.