Last year at its Accelerate 2019 event in Orlando, Lenovo teased “the world’s first foldable PC.” They didn’t unveil the name, price tag, or ship date – just that it would be part of Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad X1 line and that it would arrive in 2020. Today, the company formally unveiled the device it’s calling the ThinkPad X1 Fold, which is available for preorder now, starting at $2,499. The Verge reports:
The idea is that you can use the Fold like a large tablet when it’s fully unfolded (or divide the screen into two adjacent displays). You can prop the Fold up horizontally to use it like a full 13-inch notebook, with an optional detachable keyboard and easel stand. You can fold the thing up 90 degrees, turn it vertically, and use it like a miniature laptop (a touchscreen keyboard pops up on the bottom half). You can turn it horizontally and use it like a book, with an optional stylus. Or you can fold the whole thing up, and easily carry it around without it taking up much space in your bag. In terms of other specs, the production Fold comes with Intel’s Lakefield processors, two USB-C ports and a SIM-card slot, 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, and a 50Wh battery. It weighs 2.2 pounds and can come with 5G support. Lenovo also announced a bunch of Linux ThinkPads and ThinkStation PCs.