Yesterday ASUS showed its the first laptop with a flexible display, and now the update of such a model from Lenovo appeared. We are talking about the ThinkPad X1 Fold model, which did not change the name but significantly updated the component part.
The niche of such laptops is currently experimental. The flexible touchscreen display allows the device to be used in a variety of ways: it can be unfolded and used with an external keyboard and trackpad/mouse; can be used as a tablet; you can bend the display and use the device like a regular laptop (with a virtual or physical keyboard); you can also use it like a book when reading. This is much more options than with traditional laptops and even transformers.
The updated ThinkPad X1 Fold has a 22% larger display, now 16.3 inches instead of 13.3. At the same time, the size of the case has become smaller and thinner by 25%, as well as the frame around the screen. In the unfolded state, the dimensions of the device are equal to 276.1×345.7×8.6 mm, and in the closed state – 176.4×276.2×17.4 mm. The weight of the device itself is 1.28 kg, and the keyboard and stand will increase it to 1.9 kg. Aluminum and recycled fabric are used in the body materials. The manufacturer also notes compliance with MIL-STD-810H military standards.
The folding display has an OLED matrix with a resolution of 2024×2560 pixels with an aspect ratio of 4:3, a brightness level of 600 nits, and 100% of the DCI-P3 color space. In the semi-folded state, the user can get half of the display in the size of a 12-inch laptop, and the second part of the screen can be used as a virtual keyboard, or you can attach a branded keyboard to it with the help of magnets. There is support for working with a stylus.
There is a 5-megapixel camera and an infrared sensor in the frame of the display. The laptop also includes three speakers and four microphones. Separately, there is a fingerprint scanner on the keyboard.
The new ThinkPad X1 Fold model received 12th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 (U9) processors with Intel Iris X, up to 32 GB of RAM (LPDDR5), and up to 1 TB of SSD storage. It all works with the Windows 11 Home/Pro operating system. As an option, there may be 5G support, but all configurations have Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. For wired connection of external devices, there are two Thunderbolt 4 ports and one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2.
A battery with a capacity of 48 W•h is responsible for autonomous operation (as an option, there is an option for 16 W•h more). The laptop supports 65-watt fast charging.
Sales in the US will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 with a starting price of $2,499.