Thursday, January 16th 2020

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is a Force Multiplier for Road Warriors at CES 2020

The ThinkPad brand from Lenovo has always represented serious business on the move, right from its IBM origins. At CES 2020, the company unveiled what is possibly the best foldable PC design we've seen till date, the ThinkPad X1 Fold. The X1 Fold is a 13.3-inch tablet that folds perfectly along the middle to either a book-like orientation, or as a laptop, in which the top half becomes the display, and the bottom half your keyboard of whichever possible layout. If a touchscreen keyboard doesn't appeal to you, you can dock an accessory that has a physical keyboard and trackpad.

Under the hood of the X1 Fold is an Intel "Lakefield" Hybrid x86 SoC that combines high-performance and high-efficiency x86 cores and dynamically allots workload to them while power-gating on the fly (a la ARM big.LITTLE). When it comes out mid-2020 (likely a Computex 2020 launch), the ThinkPad X1 Fold will be driven by Windows 10X, a new operating system Microsoft is designing specifically for dual-screen mobile computing devices. The Flex 5G is Lenovo's first business notebook with an integrated 5G modem (in addition to Wi-Fi 6), so you can enjoy high-speed mobile Internet on the move. Lastly, we spotted the Lenovo Ducati notebook, a co-branded product of the company's MotoGP team sponsorship.
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4 Comments on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is a Force Multiplier for Road Warriors at CES 2020

#1
notb
You should really learn what "Project Athena" is before mentioning it in an article.

Moreover, there are already around 20 laptops with this certification.
X1 Fold AFAIK isn't in this program (I say "AFAIK" but I would check if I were trying to be a journalist).
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#2
phanbuey
This looks like a hassle to use.
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#3
Chrispy_
Having played with a Galaxy Fold, I'm not even going to touch folding screens until they sort out a way to get the panel creases smooth again.

The crease is bad enough to ruin the image and degrade the whole experience in any kind of lit room with reflections, and the change in image quality at the fold is enough to make you think that it's a defective panel, had you seen it flat for the first time and not realised that section was the folding part.
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#4
sepheronx
So this is what Max Rockatansky would be using?

Got one of my kinds the lenovo Yoga, which I assume this replaces. The Yoga is fantastic. I am just not entirely convinced on this dual display thing going on.
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