If you think phones only can have foldable displays, then you are wrong. Back in February, Samsung launches the reveal the world’s first foldable smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Fold. At the same time, Huawei reveals, its foldable smartphone too called Huawei Mate X. Today, Lenovo proves, the foldable display is not only for smartphones, but PC can have foldable display too. Lenovo took a huge step forward by introducing ThinkPad X1, which is the world’s first foldable PC. It has a single screen and can be folded from the middle.
As time being, Lenovo has not revealed the technical details of this foldable notebook. Other than that, the name also has not been reveal by Lenovo. All this information will be released once Lenovo launches officially only. For now, we know the ThinkPad X1 comes with a 13.3″ foldable display which supports a 2K resolution in 4:3 aspect ratio. The display it uses is from LG which is the OLED panel.
According to The Verge, the ThinkPad X1 is still in the prototype stage. When Lenovo shows the foldable PC, the folding mechanism is still not strong. The viewing angle is kind of bad as this is the prototype version. These whole problems will be solved once Lenovo releases the complete version of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 to the consumers. The Verge has uploaded a hands-on video on its YouTube channel.
Apart from that, this notebook can be used as a regular laptop because one side is heavier. This is because that one part houses the battery where you can use it as your regular laptop using the on-screen keyboard. Lenovo also provides, a way to use it as a PC by kicking out the built-in kickstand. Lenovo gives both the wireless keyboard and trackpads, where it can be connected via Bluetooth.
In conclusion, this is the world’s first foldable PC. After this, we can start to see more tech companies such as HP to come out with their own foldable PC. We will update more informations once Lenovo launches the ThinkPad X1 on 2020.