Chinese laptop maker Lenovo has unveiled a futuristic foldable screen laptop. The fancy notebook will hit the stores next year with a ThinkPad X1 family badge. The idea is to offer users quality screen and portability at the expense of a classic keyboard. And while Lenovo hasn’t shared the pricing information, you won’t win any prizes for guessing that it will be insanely expensive.
Lenovo Foldable Laptop Features
At the first glance, it looks like an overgrown Samsung Galaxy Fold. However, instead of the Android OS, Lenovo’s machine runs full-fledged Windows 10. Since LCD screens are rigid, this laptop sports a 13.3-inch OLED display with 2K display resolution. The company is sourcing these flexible OLED panels from LG. Owing to its unique flexible screen, this notebook can transform into many form factors. In the laptop mode, you can use the bottom half of the screen as a keyboard. You can pick up a stylus and use it as a writing pad too. Using the kickstand, this gizmo can even work as a desktop if you happen to have a Bluetooth keyboard handy.
Lenovo has been tight lipped about the hardware specifications. But it is likely to be based on Intel’s platform. Lenovo claims that its notebook with smartphone portability will be ready for launch in 2020.
Along with this stuff from the future, Lenovo unveiled the second gen ThinkPad X1 Extreme notebook. In terms of design, the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme hasn’t changed much from its predecessor. But, don’t be surprised by its understated looks, the latest X1 Extreme is a performance beast.
Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 2 Specs
The X1 Extreme Gen 2 is powered by Intel’s 9th Generation Core i9 chip. For complex tasks or explosive gaming, the X1 Extreme is backed by Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GPU. Its SSD storage can be maxed out at 4 Terabyte. The laptop has Dolby Atmos support. Its 4 cell 80Wh battery promises to last for 14 hours on a single charge.
Lenovo has gone quite generous with ports and connectors. The second gen X1 Extreme comes with two USB 3.1 ports, a couple of USB 3.1 Type-C ports, SD card reader, and HDMI 2.0. The laptop’s backlit keyboard is spill resistant. According to Lenovo, the X1 Extreme Gen 2 has also been tested against 12 military-grade requirements.
Depending on your config, you get to choose from four type of panels. The basic one is a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS screen. The second option adds up the HDR feature. Then, there’s a 15.6-inch pixel-packed 4K screen with HDR support. Lastly, the top model will offer a stunning OLED screen with 4K resolution. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 will launch in July. The base configuration will be pegged at $1,500, which roughly translates to Rs 105,000.