Lenovo’s Foldable Thinkpad X1 Showcased At CES 2020
CES 2020 is in its third day now and is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. After battling through the crowds we found our way to the Lenovo stand to check out their impressive foldable Thinkpad X1.
We wasted no time in asking some of the key questions surrounding the product and had a little bit of time to see how it performed as well.
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Specs
For all intents and purposes, the Thinkpad X1 is a fully-functioning Windows laptop PC. It will come to shelves boasting a fully foldable 13.3″ OLED display, a brand new (undisclosed) Intel processor, 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of SSD storage, and has a battery life of around 11 hours.
Since their first announcement, most of the big advancements Lenovo has made with the Thinkpad X1 have been in the software. It runs Windows 10 but tweaks have been made to accommodate the foldable screen. New features, which allow application pinning and window splitting, have been added for a better user experience.
It comes with a wireless keyboard that can be used in a number of different ways. Whether you want to use the stand or fold the screen for a half size display, it doesn’t matter, the wireless keyboard can be used at all times.
When folding the Thinkpad X1 away, slot the keyboard in between the display and it will charge whilst not in use.
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Performance
After learning about the Thinkpad, we had a chance to use it for a little while to see how it would feel in a real-world situation.
The first thing we checked was the OLED display. It has to be said, you can’t really see any crease where the 13.3″ display folds, which was a nice surprise. The representative told us that 4 years went into the design of the foldable OLED display and it should withstand a minimum of 4-5 years of usage before any noticeable marks appear. We’ll have to put that theory to the test ourselves, though.
The Thinkpad X1 has clearly been designed for business people and casual users. Most of the example tutorials were of business style scenarios.
It’s set to hit shelves later this year and should retail, we believe, at around $2,500 – a fairly hefty price tag to say the least.
So, that’s everything from CES 2020 on Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1. One of the big questions left unanswered is how this thing will do when it finally comes to market. With Microsft releasing their own Surface Neo later this year it’s tough to predict. One thing is for sure, we love the new OLED products and can’t wait to see what’s in store in the coming months!
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