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CES 2020: Thinkpad X1 Fold is Lenovo's foldable screen notebook

In theory, every notebook is foldable, but not that way. Lenovo has just opened a new dimension with the Thinkpad X1 Fold; meet the model

THE Lenovo announced, in the CES 2020, your bet on the foldable segment with the notebook Thinkpad X1 Fold. It is an evolution of the ?2 in 1? PC model we already know – notebook and tablet hybrid – but with a 13.3-inch OLED screen that folds in half and without a built-in physical keyboard.

Portrait view with Thinkpad X1 Fold virtual keyboard (Playback: Lenovo)Portrait view with Thinkpad X1 Fold virtual keyboard (Playback: Lenovo)

Last year, test versions product (until then, without official name) had already been sent by Lenovo to foreign vehicles for testing, however, it was only now that we had the official announcement at CES 2020 of Thinkpad X1 Fold. Since then, there have been slight changes in visuals, hardware and, consequently, performance.

THE LG Display signs as the manufacturer of the screen, in a partnership with Lenovo classified by the manufacturer itself as a ?4+ year collaboration?. O X1 runs a chip with technology until then called Intel HybridIn addition to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for the base version, 1TB will also exist.

Folding the utilities with the Thinkpad X1 Fold

The curious (and great differential for tablets) that Thinkpad X1 Fold accompanied by a Bluetooth keyboard, it is not as if you were forced to type on the screen but you can also activate a function that divides it into two sections, in case you want to use it to type. This makes it accessible both for those who want to use it as a desktop at home, for example, and for those who just want to treat it as a tablet wherever they go.

In the matter of mobility, this is a great advance, since it, while closed, looks like a book. The screen itself can serve as a support for the keyboard, or you can also place it in landscape mode (with the mini-support attached to the back) and keep the keyboard on the table. Or even opt for it in vertical mode, with the support. Basically, four settings setup in a few seconds.

Thinkpad X1 Fold running two programs at the same time (Play: Lenovo)Thinkpad X1 Fold running two programs at the same time (Play: Lenovo)

Another function common in other folding screen devices is precisely the gap that remains when folding screens, which happens with most of the competitors' smartphones. The solution was precisely the addition of the keyboard, which fills this space of millimeters and gives the notebook a ?unique piece? finish.

This unique piece of appearance is also accompanied by reinforced aluminum technology, according to the Lenovo, which provides a better service life. There are so many versions of 4G and 5G, which also helps in the ?mobility? issue to those who will use it in whatever setup is preferred.

Currently, the notebook comes with the Windows 10 Pro, which in theory is not fully touch friendly like the Windows 10X, that a version of the OS crafted by itself Microsoft to be 100% compatible with dual screen devices. The version with the Windows 10X was announced by Lenovo, but come only after the traditional version.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 FoldIn landscape mode, with wireless keyboard (Announcement, Intel)

By the way, we still don't have a specific date for the notebook, but there are estimates and final price: the version with 256GB cost $ 2,499 (or about R $ 10.1 thousand) and arrive later this year. Thinking that the Galaxy Fold is in the range of 2 thousand dollars, the price of X1 Fold it doesn?t surprise so much.

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Source: Engadget, Lenovo, The Verge;