ThinkPad X1 Fold: Lenovo Launches Foldable Notebook for $2,500

by Kelvin
ThinkPad X1 Fold: Lenovo Launches Foldable Notebook for $2,500

Foldable fashion has come to notebooks with the ThinkPad X1 Fold, from Lenovo. The device does not disguise its inspirations and resembles the Samsung Galaxy Fold, but with a 13.3” screen, running Windows 10 and weighing less than 1 kg.

The ThinkPad X1 Fold it’s a notebook, but open it doesn’t differ in any way from a tablet. Extended, the screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio and features high pixel density with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels built in OLED. Its notebook concept is to take advantage of some half of the screen, when folded, like a keyboard; or use a conventional keyboard with a bluetooth connection.

In this single-screen format, the ThinkPad X1 Fold it’s very close to the experience of more compact Chromebooks, and that was Lenovo’s proposal: to offer the “efficiency of a notebook with smartphone portability”.

  

Technical specifications include a 5-core 5-thread Intel Core i5-L16G7 (1.40 GHz to 3.0 GHz Turbo Boost); Windows 10 Home; 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM; storage from 256GB on SSD PCIe and Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802.11AX. It’s not a chunky notebook, but the hardware should handle everyday tasks and media playback at native 2K resolution well.

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One of the accessories for Lenovo folding is an additional triangle-shaped stand that raises the height of the display. There’s also a compact keyboard, made for keeping up with notebook tasks while it’s folded up, but it can also be used wirelessly with the extended display.

The Lenovo Mod Pen is also an interesting addition, adding more precision to the touches on the screen and expanding the notebook’s possibilities.

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If everything looks attractive and interesting, the price demonstrates otherwise: the ThinkPad X1 Fold starts to sell at $2,499, going up to $3,099 in its most complete package — including keyboard Fold Mini Bluetooth, 1TB of storage and Lenovo Mod Pen.