Lenovo shows off the world’s first ‘foldable PC’


When the wave of foldable smartphones hit the smartphone arena, it created absolute havoc in the entire smartphone industry. But Lenovo has decided to take the game up a notch. With the freedom of owning both smartphone and laptop brands, Lenovo has just announced what it says is the world’s first “foldable PC”. The company has developed a prototype ThinkPad that iterates the foldable tech previously seen on smartphones.

ThinkPad X1

The demo is not a long-shot unmeasured cool tech demo. In fact, Lenovo has been developing this for over three years. Gee, that’s a long time to work on an unannounced technology. For now, the enterprise is happy with its efforts and has plans to launch a finished device in 2020 as part of its premium ThinkPad X1 brand. The primary motive is to develop a premium product that will be a laptop-class device.


Why the need to build a foldable PC?

Although the device currently in development is a cool inclusion. But the major question still remains that, why build a folding PC?

Portability is the answer. Although, companies like Samsung and Huawei are trying to take a device the size of a regular phone and make them bigger. But the idea behind the folding ThinkPad is to take a full-sized PC and make it smaller.


The result is a 13.3-inch 4:3 2K OLED display that can fold up to about the size of a hardcover book (we don’t have the exact weight yet, but Lenovo says it’s less than two pounds, which is about as much as a hardcover copy of one of the larger Harry Potter books). That’s already enough to put it on the lighter side of the portable computer spectrum, but the size savings are really when you fold it in half, making it dramatically smaller than a regular laptop.


Specifications still unrevealed

The other big question is about specs, and unfortunately, we have far less to go by there. Lenovo is staying tight-lipped about concrete details about the product, but here’s what we do know: it’ll run Windows and offer an Intel CPU. There are no details beyond that, and specs like RAM or even battery life estimates are being kept under wraps

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