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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 20RL000FGEProcessor: unknown, Intel Ice Lake i5-L16G7
Graphics Adapter: unknown, Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
Display: 13.30 inch
Weight: 1kg, 1.169kg
Price: 2500, 3300 euro
Average Score: 71.07% - average
Average of 31 scores (from 74 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 66%, features: 65%, display: 82%, mobility: 222%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 62%, emissions: 97%

 

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold

The laptop has always been known as the most convenient form of computer for users, as it can be closed and carried anywhere conveniently. But can a laptop be used when it is folded and not closed? While some ponder that it is only possible to fold smartphones, Lenovo has proved otherwise: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is the world’s first foldable laptop. The flexible OLED display accounts for the unique viewing experience that it promised to users along with long battery life and strong performance with ThinkPad durability. In terms of  battery life, the 50Wh battery can keep the ThinkPad X1 Fold charged for nearly eleven hours, but nothing can be taken as a fact by itself until the product has been tested for real-world endurance. This foldable and detachable 2-in-1 laptop is covered by a wonderful leather cover that gives it the appearance of a book or a folio case when completely closed. However, the limited 8 GB of RAM is definitely less than what some power users would hope for.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold does not come with an attached keyboard, but it can be paired with Lenovo’s Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard. The Mini Keyboard has been especially designed to support the X1 Fold, but it needs to be purchased separately, as it does not come as a package along with the laptop. The Mini Keyboard can be used either with the full 13.3-inch display or the 9.6-inch display of the folded laptop. The keyboard can easily cater for both situations without any issue. Despite being an improvement over the on-screen keyboard, the Mini Keyboard is still not as comfortable to type on as Lenovo’s other ThinkPad keyboards such as on the X1 Carbon.

Being the first foldable laptop, Lenovo is definitely under huge pressure in making sure that the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold does not suffer a similar fate as the Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone. However, Lenovo has taken this issue into consideration and has promised that the X1 Fold can withstand the same stress test as other ThinkPad variants.

Despite being a one-of-a-kind foldable laptop, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold does have its drawbacks in terms of price. This laptop is considered to be quite pricey for what it has to offer to the market, but it still retains its position with the stated price due to its own uniqueness. Being introduced as the only available foldable laptop so far, the price range is definitely targeted and focused on high-end users as compared to mid-rangers. For this laptop, the unique offerings have to be considered along with the price for a fair review. Again, the choice of owning this masterpiece is entirely subjective and should be based on individual perspective and need.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 FoldNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 13.30 inch, 12:9, 2048 x 1536 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo's $2,499 foldable ThinkPad is ready for preorder, joined by its lightest X1 laptop ever
Source: CNet English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is the future of the PC market. Or not. It really all depends on where you fall on the value of foldable displays. Having a 13.3-inch OLED tablet PC that folds in half is ostensibly cool, as is the option to use it as dual, 9.6-inch screens. You can fold it a little to read it like a book or bend it a bit more so that you're typing on half and working on the other. It's a giant notepad as well as a powerful Windows 10 Pro laptop with Wi-Fi 6 and optional 5G. And it's available for preorder now for $2,499, which is about £1,900 or AU$3,600, converted.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2020
Hands on: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold business tablet review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold is finally confirmed to be a real product, and it's heading to market in 2020. However, Windows 10X is still a ways away, so the Lenovo X1 Fold has a lot to prove if it is indeed going to be the first foldable laptop on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold hands-on review: First foldable PC feels like the future
Source: It Pro English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold feels revolutionary. Sure, it’s not perfect - the screen is overly reflective, its under-the-hood credentials remain a mystery and it’ll set you back some $2,499 (around £1,195) when it arrives on shelves later this year. However, the device is hopefully a sign of things to come from a PC industry that has been lacking in both excitement and innovation for far too long.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: Foldable screens have moved into tablet territory
Source: CNet English
Unlike a lot of the other folding and flexible screen prototypes we've seen recently, this one is said to be very close to getting into consumer hands. Lenovo says the X1 Fold will be available midyear, starting at $2,499. International prices aren't yet available, but that's about £1,900 or AU$3,600, converted.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2020
Hands on: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is the best foldable PC I’ve had hands-on time with yet, but with a hugely extravagant price and omission of Windows 10X at launch, Lenovo’s device is more likely to be a novelty luxury than a revolutionary trendsetter. From a spectator’s point of view though, the X1 Fold is easily one of the most exciting devices of 2020.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2020
Hands on: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold is finally confirmed to be a real product, and it's heading to market in 2020. However, Windows 10X is still a ways away, so the Lenovo X1 Fold has a lot to prove if it is indeed going to be the first foldable laptop on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: Foldable screens have moved into tablet territory
Source: CNet English
We're not quite at the point where flexible screens are common, but we're starting to see a few more of them. In fact, new flexible-screen devices are learning from the struggles of first-movers like the original Galaxy Fold phone. That's the case for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, a 13-inch OLED slate that can bend and fold into several different configurations. Lenovo calls it "dynamic and responsive," meaning that what you see on the screen can change with how the screen is folded or oriented.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: Hands-on
Source: Tech Advisor English
Foldables still have a long way to go to prove their worth, and Lenovo’s decision to pitch its folding PC at the more conservative business market is a sign of the company's confidence in the X1 Fold. And so far that confidence seems well placed. The X1 Fold looks slick and feels slicker from a hardware perspective, leaving us only with a few concerns about how well Windows 10 Pro will handle the new form factor - and how long buyers might have to wait for 10X to come along and make it right.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/07/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold hands-on review
Source: Laptop Mag English
PCs with foldable displays are still something of a mystery, but Lenovo just provided the closure we've been needing. Its ThinkPad X1 Fold, the world's first foldable PC, promises to deliver a unique viewing experience with its flexible OLED display, and couples that with ThinkPad durability, long battery life and strong performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/07/2020
The ThinkPad X1 Fold is the first foldable PC you can buy, but is it $2,500 good?
Source: Tom's Guide English
Ultimately, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is a novel idea executed very well, at a price that’s probably too high for the average productivity user. Not everyone will need one; not everyone will want one. But every new technology has to start somewhere, and the X1 Fold seems like a promising debut.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold initial review: A revolutionary piece of kit?
Source: Pocket Lint English
But it might not always be practical. The reflective quality of the POLED display. The slight crease to the centre. The small-scale design not being reflective of a usual laptop experience. The high price. All these are things to consider.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2020
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold hands-on: Foldable laptops now seem promising
Source: Android Authority English
The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold should be launching sometime in 2020, and I’m honestly excited to see how foldables can impact devices other than smartphones. What are your thoughts on this new form factor? Let us know in the comments.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/06/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 2020 – foldable tablet-ultrabook
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is going to be an expensive and tight-niche product, scheduled for $2499 US at launch, so definitely not for everyone. It’s also going to be a first-gen product with potential quirks and issues, but at the same time it’s a first glimpse into future laptops of the next few years, so I can’t wait to get my hands on it for a final review when it will be available.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2020

Foreign Reviews

Thinkpad X1 Fold Ein Blick auf Lenovos pfiffiges Falt-Tablet
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2019
Prise en main du Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold : les tablettes pliables arrivent
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; excellent ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2020
Nyhed: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold fremvises på CES2020 med en foldbar skærm
Source: HwT DA→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; nice ergonomy; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/16/2020

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold G1-20RL000GGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold G1-20RL000GGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold G1-20RL000GGE
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i5-L16G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
Display: 13.30 inch, 4:3, 2048 x 1536 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 64.33% - average

Average of 12 scores (from 26 reviews)

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Review: More Is Less
Source: MrMobile English
Ever since I was six years old and watching Inspector Gadget, I’ve longed for a proper “computer book” – and the Lenovo X1 Fold gets closer to that dream than I ever thought possible. Its large folding display is the most rugged and crease-free I’ve ever used, and it works together with a cleverly designed wireless keyboard companion and beautiful leather shell to deliver a laptop experience like no other. Fully deployed, the Lenovo X1 Fold rests on its built-in kickstand to serve as a 13.3” laptop; or, fold the screen in half and slap on the magnetic keyboard for a more compact 7” netbook. Use it in easel mode as a stylus-equipped tablet; and when it’s time to pack it in for the day, it collapses into a footprint no bigger than a hardback novel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2021
50% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review
Source: Tom's Guide English
Instead, you could get a similarly spec'd iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard and 2nd Gen Apple Pencil for $1,577, to get both a great tablet and laptop experience. And those who want a great Windows machine should just get the tried and true XPS 13, which is only $1,225 when similarly configured as the X1 Fold. Neither of those laptops have folding displays, but after writing this review, we know when to fold 'em, and when to walk away.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Review: Fun to fold, frustrating to use
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Lenovo’s X1 Fold is an excellent first attempt, but I think most people would be better off waiting for a second generation Fold. In so many ways, the X1 Fold feels like the future. It’s versatile, you can bend and manipulate it to adapt to nearly any workflow. And yet, when I try to use it, it grinds my workflow to a crawl.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is a remarkable and gorgeous innovation, but its very underwhelming performance and battery life makes it hard to recommend for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: The first foldable PC is a winner, but not for the price
Source: Neowin English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold has just so many flaws, but boy do I love it. When I started using it, I immediately felt like this could be something great. It's just a delight. But then the bugs start to kick in. I started getting annoyed by the tiny keyboard, and a big frustration for me was that it didn't have cellular.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
55% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Review: A Folding Screen Filled With Potential
Source: The Verge English
The key word there is “yet.” Because with all that being said, I can’t wait for the second generation. Samsung’s first foldable phones were riddled with issues — but just over a year and several iterations later, the company is selling a folding device that’s very usable (albeit pretty expensive). I’m sure that’s going to be the case with foldable laptops as well. Lenovo has a groundbreaking idea, with a strong foundation to build on. I really hope it’s able to patch the Fold’s glitches without compromising on the components that are already exceptional. That would be a breathtaking device, one that would earn my unambiguous recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 55%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
Source: PC Mag English
Lenovo's durable ThinkPad X1 Fold, with its detachable keyboard and revolutionary foldable screen, is the most futuristic Windows device of 2020—though far from the most practical one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold review: a giant folding tablet held back by Windows
Source: Engadget English
We first got a look at Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Fold last CES, and it certainly caught our attention. A giant tablet that folds in the middle like a book, and can be propped up with a kickstand, or folded in half and paired with a keyboard to transform it into a mini laptop. The technology on display is impressive, but the device is held back by it's software. It runs windows, which has always had problems as a tablet OS. It looks like the future, but buggy software, coupled with the sky-high price tag (starting over $2500), make it hard to recommend the X1 Fold.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2020
64% ThinkPad X1 Fold review: Lenovo's foldable PC is nowhere near ready
Source: Engadget English
The ThinkPad X1 Fold is an impressive piece of technology that sorely needs better execution. It’s laudable that Lenovo was able to make a 13.3-inch OLED tablet that can bend, but on its own the $2,600 Fold is a seriously expensive Windows tablet. Throw in the $230 keyboard that fits neatly between the screen’s two halves for a faux laptop mode and you get a neat mini machine that’s only good for quick emails and tweets. But few, if any, people should spend nearly $3,000 to buy the X1 Fold when any Surface tablet would serve you far better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 64%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: The world's first foldable PC
Source: Laptop Mag English
Given these gripes, the ThinkPad X1 Fold isn't practical for most people. Rather, it's a device I can see CEOs flaunting in board meetings. And the few people who do buy this PC will probably really enjoy using it. Throughout my time with the X1 Fold, I struggled to answer the question: "Does this even work as a concept?" Well, the growing dread I feel about having to ship this back to Lenovo says a lot, and I'm eager to see what comes next.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: The world's first foldable PC
Source: Laptop Mag English
This was always going to be a tough product to judge. I really like having the ThinkPad X1 Fold around. Its small form factor doesn't take up much space and the gorgeous OLED panel beautifully showcased my favorite shows and movies. Also, the excellent build quality, crafted with a mix of high-end materials, earns Lenovo some hearty applause.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review – the first foldable laptop has a lot to prove
Source: Laptop Media English
You don’t get to see such machines often. Before we wrap this review up, we have to say that it is a remarkable device, and we want to praise Lenovo for having the balls to make it. However, with every Gen 1 product, you should expect some minor issues that need taking care of. The first one here is the performance. This is not a powerhouse. You won’t be able to edit your videos or play the latest AAA titles. Accept it. However, you can do a ton more stuff. By the way, we had an early sample from Lenovo, so the performance might be better on a retail unit.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Review - Folding Screen PC
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Lisa Gade reviews the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, the first Windows 10 tablet / convertible laptop with a flexible OLED display. The X1 Fold has a 13.3” OLED display with a 4:3 aspect ratio that can fold to a book-like posture or it can be used like a chassis laptop thanks to Lenovo’s magnetically attached wireless keyboard. The tablet also works with the Lenovo Mod Pen, which is a first for active pens on flexible displays. The Fold has an Intel Lakefield 5-core processor, 8GB RAM and your choice of 256GB-1TB PCIe SSD storage. It has a Windows Hello IR camera, 5MP front camera and is wrapped in a leather cover that doubles as a kickstand.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
Unboxing the world's first PC with a foldable screen, the Lenovo ThinkPadX1 Fold.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2020

Foreign Reviews

80% erstes Notebook mit faltbarem OLED-Bildschirm
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 71% features: 70% display: 86% mobility: 69% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 100%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Das coolste Notebook des Jahres 2020
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2020
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Faltbares Notebook zum stolzen Preis
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2020
Dieses Notebook kannste knicken
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2020
83% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold, análisis: el primer portátil con pantalla plegable es toda una locura
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 78% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold - test pierwszego laptopa ze składanym ekranem
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/20/2020
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор ноутбука Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (20RL-000FRT): первый лэптоп-трансформер с гибким экраном
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Impressive design; smart stylus pen; high performance; nice display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2021
Обзор Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: первый в мире ноутбук с гибким экраном. Он стоит 330 тысяч рублей
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice display; decent processor; impressive design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, Laptop Mantap Bagi Pebisnis
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; long battery life; quick charging. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2020
Lenovo anunță ThinkPad X1 Fold, primul laptop cu ecran pliabil
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2020

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 20RL000FGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 20RL000FGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 20RL000FGE
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i5-L16G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
Display: 13.30 inch, 4:3, 2048 x 1536 pixels
Weight: 1.169kg
Price: 3300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 75.22% - good

Average of 18 scores (from 32 reviews)

 

77.1% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold laptop in review: Revolutionary or overpriced experiment? | Notebookcheck
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.
72% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Review – It’s about the ‘Experience’
Source: Tech PP English
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%
72% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Review – It’s about the ‘Experience’
Source: Tech PP English
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%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: A fresh take on laptops, but at a cost
Source: The Indian Express English
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%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: A fresh take on laptops, but at a cost
Source: The Indian Express English
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%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: a piece of the future?
Source: 91mobiles English
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%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: a piece of the future?
Source: 91mobiles English
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%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Laptop Review
Source: Reviewed.com English
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
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Laptop Review
Source: Reviewed.com English
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
88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: Foldable displays are cool but perhaps still a niche product
Source: Techaeris English
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%
88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: Foldable displays are cool but perhaps still a niche product
Source: Techaeris English
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%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: When Hardware And Software Don’t Mix
Source: On MSFT English
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
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: When Hardware And Software Don’t Mix
Source: On MSFT English
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
60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Review: the future is here, kind of
Source: T3 English
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%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Review: the future is here, kind of
Source: T3 English
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%

Foreign Reviews

70% Ein 13 Zoll großes, faltbares OLED-Display!
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% features: 60% display: 80% ergonomy: 40%
70% Ein 13 Zoll großes, faltbares OLED-Display!
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% features: 60% display: 80% ergonomy: 40%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold faltbar und innovativ
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2021
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold faltbar und innovativ
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2021
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Recensione Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
Source: Smart World Italian 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%
70% Recensione Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
Source: Smart World Italian 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%
77% [Recenzja] Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold – brawa za pokazanie wizji składanego laptopa
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
77% [Recenzja] Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold – brawa za pokazanie wizji składanego laptopa
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Обзор Lenovo Fold X1: ноутбук со складным экраном за 330 000 рублей
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Impressive design; great built quality; powerful hardware; high performance.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Обзор Lenovo Fold X1: ноутбук со складным экраном за 330 000 рублей
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Impressive design; great built quality; powerful hardware; high performance.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Обзор первого ноутбука с гибким экраном: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
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
Обзор первого ноутбука с гибким экраном: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
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
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: első fecske
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
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: első fecske
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
Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: Laptop Pertama dengan Layar Lipat!
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; nice display; decent ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2021
Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: Laptop Pertama dengan Layar Lipat!
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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Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Lakefield G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). Similar to the Iris Plus G7 in Ice Lake CPUs but with a much lower clock speed of only 200 - 500 MHz and therefore only performing on a level with the Intel UHD Graphics 620. The Lakefield chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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Intel Ice Lake:

i5-L16G7: The Core i5-L16G7 is a SoC with 5 processor cores based on the Lakefield architecture. It uses one fast Sunny Cove core (known from Ice Lake CPUs) with up to 3 GHz and 4 small Tremont cores (Atom / Celeron). The CPU does not support HyperThreading / SMT. The rest of the SoC is similar to the Ice Lake chips, like the Gen 11 graphics card with 64 EUs (Iris Plus G7). The SoC is manufactured in 10nm.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.

1.169 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


71.07%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-11- 7 (Update: 2020-11- 7)