We’ve been waiting to see the launch version of the ThinkPad X1 Fold, Lenovo’s foldable screen with Windows tablets and laptops, ever since CES earlier this year. It̵7;s still a long way off, but Lenovo has knocked out the final design details, and they’re ready to take pre-orders for the world’s first folding screen laptop. Price: $ 2500. To start.
ThinkPad X1 Fold
Given the amount of technology and of course the news factor, it actually seems like a decent deal – at least compared to devices like the Galaxy Fold or Microsoft Surface Duo. ThinkPad X1 Fold is a full Windows 10-powered machine (not Windows 10X, as previously stated) with an unwanted Intel Core processor, 8 GB of memory and up to a terabyte of SSD storage. Included around the folding screen are two USB-C ports and it supports an expansion dock, an included pen and a Dolby speaker system.
But who cares about the nuts and bolts? It’s about the foldable screen and the interesting functionality it adds. The panel is 13 inches with a 4: 3 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2048 × 1536. When fully open, you get a standard Windows desktop experience, but folded “laptop style”, the lower half of the screen can be used for a separate window or touch screen. keyboard. Of course, since it’s a ThinkPad, you’ll also get a Bluetooth keyboard that can either rest on the screen itself or float around while using the X1 Fold’s kickstand case. The keyboard is charged wirelessly from the tablet itself.
The X1 Fold has a 5MP front-facing camera for conferencing, which includes an IR sensor for Windows Hello, but it seems to lack a Surface rear camera. At 2.2 pounds (minus the keyboard) and only 6.3 x 9.3 inches when folded, it should be a great travel companion, even if you do not choose the 5G radio. Lenovo says it will take 11 hours to charge … but they do not say exactly when it will start shipping.
ThinkPad X1 Nano
If you are looking for a more conventional laptop, there is a new ThinkPad X1 you can think of instead. The X1 Nano is even thinner and lighter than the previous flagship, the X1 Carbon, at just 0.55 inches and 2.12 pounds, respectively. It uses the same 13-inch screen with a 2K 16:10 panel, in either touch or touch flavor.
Despite the featherweight, you get the latest 11th generation Core processors with Xe graphics, up to 16 GB of RAM and a maximum of 1 TB of storage space. The laptop has a complete ThinkPad keyboard with fingerprint reader, with an infrared webcam for Windows Hello and optional LTE connection.
To make the laptop so small, Lenovo had to cut out the ports from the standard design: this one has only two USB-C ports (Thunderbolt 4) and a headphone jack. Those who need more flexible connections without a dock can be better served by standard ThinkPad X1 Carbon. But if you like the look of the Nano, it will go on sale starting in October, with a base price of $ 1400.
The new ThinkBook V2 series
Lenovo also announced its second-generation ThinkBook design, its mid-range family between IdeaPad and ThinkPad laptops. Several different models are sold in October and November, in 13-, 14- and 15-inch designs that pack either Intel or AMD processors.
Prices for the base models range from $ 549 for the AMD-powered ThinkBook 14 to $ 979 for the Intel-powered ThinkBook 15p, which has a discreet GTX 1650ti graphics card. The ThinkBook 15 models have a unique feature: a pop-up tray (where you found a CD drive) that contains built-in genuine Bluetooth wireless earbuds that charge when not in use. There is also a convertible alternative, ThinkBook 14s Yoga, the first ThinkBook to be offered with this form factor.
All 2nd generation ThinkBook models benefit from either 11th generation Intel Core processors or AMD Ryzen 4000 processors, depending on your configuration, and their styling has been updated with some smart two-tone and navy blue options. At low prices, these machines will start with fairly pedestrian specifications, but can be configured with premium processor, RAM and storage options.