History’s first foldable laptop, the Thinkpad X1 Fold from Lenovo, is now available for purchase. From the outside, this portable computer is essentially just one giant screen with unusual dimensions.
What molds these proportions into the more recognizable form factor is the fact that you can fold it in half with no more pressure than what would be required for closing a regular laptop. In practical terms, you can count on a 13.3-inch OLED display with two 9.6-inch halves. If that sounds highly compact, that is because it is, and Lenovo already added a number to that portability claim – it’s 999, which is how many grams this strange device weighs.
From a performance perspective, the Thinkpad X1 Fold comes with 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of SSD space, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 support, and a 50 Wh battery. So, it’s pretty high-end for a notebook, all things considered. And paired with its foldability, this all makes it quite a costly affair, as U.S. and European prices start at $2,500 and €2,800, respectively.
Today’s release is U.S.-only, mind you, whereas Europe is getting the Thinkpad X1 Fold in about a month, though Lenovo didn’t get any more specific than “late October”.
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