After the folding phones came a donor of computers: Lenovo has launched the ThinkPad X1 Fold, which it says is “the first folding computer in the world” that recently arrived in Israel and us at first glance.
In the open mode, the X1 Fold offers a 13.3-inch touch screen with a resolution of 2048 × 1536 pixels in a 4: 3 aspect ratio, with a flexible pOLED panel that can be folded in two halves. It is 11.5 mm thick in the open position or 27.8 mm in the folded position and weighs 990 grams, thanks to a body made of a metal alloy with carbon fiber and an outer skin cover that gives the device an elegant look but also functions as a foot.
Folding the screen allows the X1 to fold in different modes: deploying apps on full screen (similar to a tablet) or running two different apps on both halves of the screen. A full virtual keyboard or whiteboard can be displayed on the bottom, while the kit also includes an external wireless keyboard with a touchpad that attaches to the bottom half of the screen with magnets, and when lowered, the display is reduced to the top screen.
The ThinkPad X1 is based on Windows 10 when the operating system still does not make the most of the new configuration, but Lenovo has included their own adjustments that allow you to control the various parts of the screen.
Despite the unique configuration and compact size, this is a computer in the full sense of the word, with hardware that should suffice for most tasks. The ThinkPad X1 Fold is based on Intel’s Core i5-L16G7 10th generation processor with a maximum frequency of 3.0 GHz, with an 11th generation Integrated Intel UHD graphics chip and a battery that according to Lenovo should last for about 8.5 hours of use.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is also available for sale in Israel at a price starting at NIS 13,900 for the base model.