Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X1 Fold, a foldable PC that’s guaranteed to receive the most attention of all recent product releases.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold has a sleeker and slimmer design than its predecessor, making it highly portable. The new 16.3-inch foldable OLED display (with a 4:3 aspect ratio) is 22 percent bigger and comes with a 25 percent smaller frame and bezels.
The model has an aluminum frame and a 100 percent recycled rear cover. There’s an optional full-size backlit ThinkPad keyboard with TrackPoint and a haptic touchpad that works while connected or disconnected from the PC, depending on the mode.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold modes
The ThinkPad X1 Fold can be used in several modes. The classic clamshell, or laptop mode, features a 12-inch primary display with either an onscreen keyboard or the optional full-size ThinkPad Bluetooth TrackPoint keyboard in the lower half. This mode is suited for maximum productivity in confined places such as planes, trains and automobiles.
Landscape mode, often known as all-in-one mode, produces a dramatic metamorphosis. When users arrive at their location, they may unfold the device into landscape configuration with the stand and connect the keyboard – which can be attached or removed from the stand – to create a 16-inch laptop that encourages effective multitasking or giving presentations.
Portrait mode is a new feature that piqued users’ interest during early testing. Rotate the stand into portrait mode for a 16-inch screen, which is ideal for reading and editing large documents, concurrent social feeds, websites and more.
Book mode needs no introduction with foldable technology, allowing users to read books on an impressive partially folded 16-inch display. It is also a very productive mode for editing essays or exploring digital media.
Finally, tablet mode may be utilized in either portrait or landscape mode, allowing for creativity, colleague or family engagement with the magnetic pen, and entertainment consumption on the Dolby Vision-enabled display.
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