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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Series

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold G1-20RL000GGEProcessor: unknown, Intel Ice Lake i5-L16G7
Graphics Adapter: unknown, Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
Display: 13.30 inch
Weight: 1kg
Price: 2500 euro
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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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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

Foreign Reviews

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
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

 

Comment

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 kg:


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