After Foldable Phones, it’s Foldable PC
You must have heard of the foldable phone, now it’s to welcome fordable PC too. The two giants Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X have collaborated to make fordable phones a reality, but Lenovo is going a step ahead by announcing the world’s first foldable PC.
Part of Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 series of PCs, which features a 13.3-inch LG-made OLED display with 2K resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio. This Lenovo device folds inwards hence you do not have worry to about the display getting scrapped in your bag.
First Foldable PC in 2020
The display quality of the fordable PC is a major concern for many. As per the impressions from outlets that went hands-on with a functional prototype, the display appears to be dim and had poor viewing angles. This is unfinished hardware, which Lenovo hopes to launch sometime in 2020.
So far the hardware is concerned, Lenovo said an Intel processor powers the foldable PC. The firm promises to make it for a full day of use, with planned support for cellular data. In addition, the PC also comes bundled with a Wacom pen and separate keyboard to improve productivity.
Foldable Devices in its Nascent Stage
Even having promising hardware, the Galaxy Fold reminded us that foldable devices are still in their initial stage of evolution. Lenovo stated that it‘s working to avoid the Galaxy Fold’s issues. The company is also performing intense testing on its device’s hinge to ensure functionality and reliability.
Software is altogether a different aspect. Although the device displayed to the press runs Windows 10, Lenovo said the final version will not have Microsoft’s OS. This statement includes more possibilities for software to better take benefit of foldable C’s unique form-factor.
Nonetheless, Lenovo didn’t talk about pricing or exact availability, but it is quite obvious that this foldable PC is not going to come cheap. This Galaxy Fold may start at $1,980, so a price above $2,000 could ideally be a possible range.