Lenovo, back in May 2019, wowed everyone by showing off a ThinkPad X1 tablet with a foldable OLED display. That very product, now has a name — the ThinkPad X1 Fold and there are finally more details now to dig into.
As you’d expect given the name, the X1 Fold can switch between a fully-flat, tablet-like device and what is essentially a mini laptop (and various other shapes in between). Which mode you might benefit from the most will likely vary over time.
There may be scenarios where you’ll prefer the extra space that full-screen use offers, but other situations might demand a folded, dual-screen approach. No matter what form factor you prefer, the X1 Fold will ship with its own stylus for note-taking, doodling, or even full-fledged digital art.
So how do the number read like? For starters, the ThinkPad X1 Fold has a 13.3-inch 2048×1536 4:3 display, which means that it can be folded into two 9.6-inch 3:2 displays. There’s an external keyboard that comes bundled with the PC, and that will actually magnetically attach to the inside while you’re using it as a clamshell. If you want to use the full screen, you can use the stand to prop up the X1 Fold.
It also uses a currently unnamed Intel Core processor along with 8GB RAM and up to 1TB SSD. Although the processor hasn’t been named yet, our hunch is that Lenovo’s settled for an Atom processor based on the new 10nm Tremont microarchitecture — the same processor that’ll power the upcoming Surface Neo. What’s also worth mentioning is that the Thinkpad X1 Fold weighs under a kilogram making it a great device for on-the-go productivity.
On that front, the Thinkpad X1 Fold also supports 5G, using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem. It’s unclear if this feature will be optional or if it will come standard, but being that it’s an Intel product, expect to pay a premium for 5G.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold will arrive in mid-2020, starting at $2,499 (approximately INR 1,79,500). The ThinkPad X1 Fold Stand will run you an additional $23.99 (approximately INR 1,723).