Pushing the boundaries of technological innovation can be a humbling experience. Being reminded of our limitations can be especially frustrating for computer engineers who want to take things to the next level. Attempts at foldable smartphones in recent years have highlighted that struggle. Yet the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold PC manages to shatter a limitation that has been so hard to break through. The world’s first foldable PC was recently unveiled at CES 2020. The 4:3 aspect ratio of this 13.3-inch OLED display blurs lines between laptop, tablet, and PC in a seminal design achievement that is sure to reshape the future of computing.
Powered by an Intel Hybrid Core processor, the ThinkPad X1 Fold functions as a touch screen laptop and tablet enhanced by a stylus and a magnetically attached analog keyboard. Those extensions allow users to explore the ThinkPad’s new dimensions while being able to rely on familiar accessories. Lenovo shows that the extent of its newest ThinkPad’s possibilities is seemingly endless, making its mid-2020 release something that will be met with eager anticipation.