Lenovo has revealed a ThinkPad like no ThinkPad you’ve seen yet: the ThinkPad X1 Fold. Think of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, but a laptop computer with 13-inch OLED. It’s now available for preorder, starting at $2,499.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold – The world’s first foldable laptop/PC
The concept is that when it’s completely unfolded, you can use the Fold like a large tablet (or break the screen into two adjacent displays). Like a complete 13-inch desk, with an available detachable keyboard and easel stand, you can raise the Fold horizontally to use it. The item can be folded up to 90 degrees, turned vertically and used like a small notebook (on the bottom half, a touchscreen keyboard pops out). You can transform it horizontally and, with an optional stylus, use it as a script. Or you can fold up the entire thing and take it around comfortably without taking up plenty of room in your bag.
The Fold, in terms of other specifications, comes with 11th Gen Intel processors, two USB-C ports and a SIM card slot, 8 GB of RAM, up to 1 TB of storage, and a 50 Wh battery. It weighs 2.2 pounds and can
be supported with 5G connectivity.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano – The lightest ThinkPad ever
The ThinkPad X1 Nano, which is the lightest ThinkPad ever made at 1.99 pounds, was also revealed by Lenovo. This ThinkPad is based on the latest Evo platform from Intel, which is intended to guarantee, among other features, that laptops offer long battery life, fast charging, and short boot time. Evo modules still need to have Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors, Wi-Fi 6, and Thunderbolt 4.
The Nano has a 13-inch (with touch and non-touch options) 2K 16:10 monitor. Lenovo claims it’s about the same the height as a 16:9 14-inch screen. And it comes with a range of AI protection features: it can sense, for example, when you pass by and wake up and lock itself as you walk away.
Specs-wise, the Nano ships with up to i7 Intel 11th Gen processors, up to 16 GB of RAM, up to 1 TB of storage, a 48Wh battery, four 360-degree microphones, and integrated graphics from Intel Xe. It also supports 5G and there will be versions available with optional 5G or 4G connectivity, in addition to Windows 10 Pro, run Linux. The Nano will be a bit affordable, starting at $1,399, in Q4 of 2020.
Lenovo has announced several updates to the ThinkBook line. The $729 ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 (which is also Evo-verified), the $879 ThinkBook 14s Yoga (the first ThinkBook convertible that has a built-in pen), and the $549 ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 (with built-in Bluetooth earbuds) are the flagships. The 13s and 15 have AMD options as well. In October, they will all be available; Yoga is coming in November.