In case anyone still doubts that this year we would see many devices with folding screens, now appears Lenovo, who has just given us a tremendous explosion: ThinkPad X1, the world's first computer with a foldable screen.
This nobody expected, since most of the rumors are about smartphones that are turned into tablets harnessing the technology and possibilities of a foldable screen, such as Galaxy Fold, and its problems, or the Huawei Mate X So what Lenovo has some merit, since today there was nothing filtered, good, although the same company gave us a clue in 2017.
OLED 2K manufactured by LG
Before getting excited, it's worth noting that this ThinkPad X1 is just a previewas long as the device will go on sale in 2020. For this reason, Lenovo gave only details that we will find on this laptop since everything has focused on its foldable screen and its possibilities.
Presented during the event & # 39; Accelerate & # 39; in the United States, Lenovo made the first demonstration of this ThinkPad X1, which will not only be a laptop but also the beginning of a family of products that will have in common the folding screen.
In this case, the ThinkPad X1, which by the way is not its final name, has a 13-inch OLED screen manufactured by LG Display that offers a resolution of 2K. It's an Always Connected, Always On, that is, always on and connected, which surprisingly will have an Intel and Windows 10 processor, although details of the processor model and the Microsoft operating version do not been provided. .
It will have support for Stylus and, according to Lenovo, is based on the folding technology developed by LG Display, the same as we found on your television roll-up. Thanks to this format, we can use it fully deployed to have a large screen; like a laptop, where the bottom will be transformed into a keyboard and the top will appear on the screen; or folded in half, to reduce its size and work on aspects that do not need a big screen.
According to Lenovo, it is not a smartphone or tablet, not a convertible, but "a foldable PC that combines laptop productivity with smartphone portability".
Before this announcement, some American media have already had the opportunity to test this prototype of the ThinkPad X1 and theirs we collect some impressions which help us understand what Lenovo has done.
In Engadget's case, they mention that the most surprising thing is that the crease area was not visible. In addition, the hinge was hidden from the outside thanks to a leather covering, which is actually the material used all over the outside. Thanks to this end, Engadget claims that he feels like a Moleskine when it's closed.
According to The Verge, the screen works as Lenovo promises and does it very well. Windows works "well enough," though there are still some details to perfect such as hardware improvements.
Lenovo says the ThinkPad X1 will go on sale in 2020, and at the end of this year or early next year, let's know the rest of the details of this, your first foldable screen computer in the world.