Touch displays that fold were a huge innovation some smartphone brands have came up with recently. The technology is now found in the latest Lenovo product, the ThinkPad X1 Fold, which is considered the first foldable computer.
ThinkPad X1 Fold, which was introduced in the Philippines recently, is the first ever foldable, single-screen, multi-function “Always Connected PC” (ACPC)—the latter description is a new category of mobile PC.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold is a technological revolution that garnered several design awards. Its introduction to the market is driven by the trends in how people do their jobs today. For example, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees are already working outside of the premises of their companies, from the comforts of their homes, or wherever they may be as long as their devices are connected to the Internet.
Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager, said the ThinkPad X1Fold took five years to make.
“Companies are moving away from on-premise IT infrastructures and are looking to adopt modern IT environments that facilitate a work-from-anywhere model. Five years in the making, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is the first in its class, introducing a new personal computing category that will redefine how we engage with technology. Moving forward, Lenovo will continue to challenge convention and reshape experiences through smarter technology, supported by robust IT services designed to drive customers’ intelligent transformation and empower them to pursue their desired outcomes,” said Ngan.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold features a seamless foldable 13.3” 2K OLED screen. And as an entertainment device, it has a Dolby Atmos Speaker System for a refined audio-visual experience. This game-changing PC also comes with WiFi 6 capabilities and optional 5G connection.
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The ThinkPad X1 Fold is very portable, yet for its relatively smaller size, it enables users to use it for productivity, content creation, and even casual gaming experiences.
As a PC, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is powered by Intel Core Processor with Intel Hybrid Technology and Integrated Intel UHD 11th Gen Graphics.
Coupled with the built-in kickstand, pen, removable keyboard, and battery life of up to 11 hours, this offers efficiency on-the-go, utilized through a variety of modes.
Modes adjustable to user preference
Thanks to its flexible display, the ThinkPad X1 Fold transforms to the way consumers will use the device throughout the day.
Laid flat, the X1 Fold may be used as a large tablet. You can use the Lenovo Mod Pen to take notes o fill out a digital paper work. On the pen are two side buttons that are customizable via the Lenovo Pen Settings App. The pen uses Wacom Pen protocol with low latency, precise pressure, and tilt detection.
With the device unfolded and kickstand propped up, it can be used like a laptop by connecting the Bluetooth-enabled X1 Fold Mini keyboard (sold bundled or separately) and engage the full 13.3” screen to answer emails or even check social media.
Meanwhile, folded 90 degrees, the PC may be used as a space-saving small laptop, operating through the Bluetooth keyboard or the built-in on-screen keyboard in Windows 10.
Users may also utilize the lower half of the screen as a note-taking app while watching a lecture or attending a conference call on the top half.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold may also be folded slightly to resemble a hardcover book for users to view online news articles or read e-books.
To accommodate these many modes, the ThinkPad X1 Fold has a Mode Switcher software that works on Windows 10 to allow the user to seamlessly transition between modes.
To prevent the screen from creasing or bubbling when folded for extended periods of time, multiple layers of mechanical support were built underneath the screen that provides all extra support and durability needed to be used as a main PC.
The bezel of the device allows for smooth folding, as well as protection of the screen. As its protective outer shell, the ThinkPad X1 Fold uses Carbon Fiber hinged together to provide proper tension while folding and unfolding. To help optimize cooling, the leather folio has a foldable graphite layer that helps dissipate heat.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold with 8th Gen Intel Core i5, 256GB SSD, and Windows 10 Pro is now available in the Philippines on a by-order basis through Lenovo’s authorized retail partners (SRP PHP208,500). More information on the devices and other laptops under the premier ThinkPad brand may be found at Lenovo Think PC’s official Facebook page at <fb.com/ThinkPCPhilippines> or Lenovo Philippines official website at <lenovo.com/ph>.