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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold (Thinkpad X1 Fold Series)
Processor
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Graphics adapter
unknown
Memory
8 GB 
, DDR4X-4267
Display
13.30 inch 12:9, 2048 x 1536 pixel 192 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, Foldable
Storage
Up to 1TB SSD
Connections
1 DisplayPort, 1 x USB-C Gen.1, 1 x USB-C Gen.2
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.8 x 236 x 158.2 ( = 1.09 x 9.29 x 6.23 in)
Battery
50 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet or Virtual (folded)
Weight
1000 g ( = 35.27 oz / 2.2 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2500 Euro

 

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Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold

Lenovo's $2,499 foldable ThinkPad is ready for preorder, joined by its lightest X1 laptop ever
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; nice ergonomy; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/16/2020

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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

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

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


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13.30":

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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-01-17 (Update: 2020-01-17)