Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 20RL000FGE
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Average of 10 scores (from 18 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 20RL000FGE
With the ThinkPad X1 Fold, Lenovo presents the first laptop with a foldable OLED panel. However, it has to deal with many limitations in everyday use. We want to find out whether the X1 Fold justifies the high price or whether you should rather avoid the technology experiment.
Source: Tech PP
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold does not directly compete against other laptops in the market. It’s that kind of a product which technophiles and professionals would be maximumly interested in, to possess its unique technology which in nature is first of its kind, at a hefty price tag of Rs. 2,48,000/- in India and $2,499 outside, this is indeed a premium product that appeals to a specific set of enthusiasts. Lenovo has nailed it with a sturdy hinge and a great OLED display when it comes to the hardware part. The only section where the ThinkPad X1 Fold lacks is the software optimization, where there are a few rooms for improvement for multi-tasking, USB-C audio, and more. Since the hardware itself is great, and Lenovo’s word to fix these tiny issues with updates, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is one such laptop that everyone would like to add to their collection. But for the market of folding computers, it’s all up and ahead from here as the technology will keep getting better!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 60% performance: 70% mobility: 880% workmanship: 90%
Source: The Indian Express
I have been reviewing laptops for years, and although I won’t say I am bored, the truth is my excitement for new notebooks has gone down. It’s not that brands aren’t experimenting with designs and features, they are, but the level of innovation has slowed a bit. To prove critics like me wrong, Lenovo thinks its ThinkPad X1 Fold, the world’s first foldable laptop, is a showcase device that might get mainstream status in the future. The ThinkPad X1 Fold isn’t about speed or graphics, it’s about the folding screen tech and how it can change the way we use a traditional PC. Two weeks back, I received the X1 Fold, and since then it has been my personal computer. Here are the good and bad aspects of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold isn’t perfect, far from it. At a starting price of Rs 3.15 lakh, it’s very pricey. And then, it has software issues, isn’t a performance powerhouse, and has other niggles too. I’m not too sure if I can say it represents the future of mobile computing, given how slowly things have progressed on the smartphone side of things. Foldable screen tech is still expensive, and yet to trickle down to the masses. That should happen sometime though, and the X1 Fold is the first step in that direction as far as laptops are concerned. The engineers and product designers at Lenovo have clearly put a lot of thought into it, and that shows. And just for that, it wins extra points from me. All said and done, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is an engineering marvel, and while it might not be for everyone, in my books (pun unintended), it carries forward the ThinkPad legacy nicely, sprinkled with lots and lots of innovation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
The X1 Fold is undoubtedly unique and futuristic, and its malleable form factor is designed to be used in a myriad of different ways. It's durable, and it's a head-turner, but ultimately, it's not practical at all, and most of its flaws outweigh whatever versatility it's designed to offer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2021
The ThinkPad X1 Fold is a solid first attempt at folding a laptop/tablet from Lenovo. As with any new category of device, it’s not for everyone; it’s expensive, it has some improvements that Lenovo could make, but early adopters will enjoy this device for what it is. If you’re looking for a seasoned and proven device, you should wait; Lenovo will improve this. Waiting will also bring the cost down, especially when other manufacturers enter the same market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 85% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
Source: On MSFT
The technology behind the folding aspect of the X1 Fold is fascinating, but actual productivity from this device is middling, especially for its price. At close to $3,000, users are paying a $1,500 premium for the convenience of being able to fold up their laptops in a semi-new way. With only 8GB and a Core i5 chip, it’s not meant to be a workhorse or even a mainstream creativity device for mass adoption. Couple those points with this janky Windows 10 experience, the X1 Fold at best is an engineering reference device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2021
This innovative tablet/laptop combo boasts a folding screen that makes it a doddle to transform from one mode to another. This makes it ultra-portable but aside from the screen, it's fairly standard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Nextpit Germany DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2022
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% features: 60% display: 80% ergonomy: 40%
Source: PCtipp.ch DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2021
Source: Computerhoy ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Smart World IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 65%
Source: Nextpit France FR→EN
Positive: Big screen; beautiful and bright display. Negative: Short battery life; heavy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2022
Source: Android.com.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Impressive design; great built quality; powerful hardware; high performance.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Source: i2Hard RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; great ergonomics; high performance; nice webcam; long battery life. Negative: Only 256GB ROM; no fingerprint sensor; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/27/2021
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; compact size; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2021
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; nice display; decent ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2021
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There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
75.48%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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