• Friday, May 24, 2019

Lenovo announces a 13.3″ foldable laptop

It was inevitable – Lenovo unveiled the world’s first “foldable PC”, a laptop really. It features a foldable 13.3” OLED display and runs on Android. Lenovo doesn’t want to rush this product. It will do twice as many tests as usual on the screen hinge and will release this as a ThinkPad X1 device in the first half of 2020.

This is an LG Display panel with 2K resolution and folds inwards just like a normal laptop. Half folded, it works like a laptop with the “screen” on the top half and the on-screen keyboard on the bottom half. Unfolded, you get a 4:3 display – it’s essentially just a bigger version of the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

A Wacom stylus is also supported (it clips on the side of the device) and you can use it with a Bluetooth keyboard as well. This is a good deal smaller than a regular 13.3” laptop and unlike Lenovo’s dual-screen Yoga Books, you can use the full display (no bezels in the middle).

Not much else is known about the specs other than that it will be powered by an Intel processor (likely a ULV CPU). There’s no word on pricing yet – such details should be cleared up as we get closer to the launch date.

 

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