Lenovo held the Lenovo Accelerate 2019 conference in Orlando, USA on the 13th. It presented a variety of notebooks, desk machines, head-mounted AR / VR monitors, and IoT devices. One of the most eye-catching is the display of the first collapsible screen notebook, which will become the ThinkPad X1 series in the future and is expected to be available for sale in 2020.
13.3 Foldable screen, multiple usage modes
Foreign media The Verge reports that this foldable screen notebook is similar to the already published Galaxy Fold and Mate X. It has a leather material and a ThinkPad logo. It has a full face 13.3 screen and a 4:3 screen ratio. It is equipped with an OLED 2K display developed by Lenovo and LG Display. There is no crease in the middle shaft. It is amazing. One of the features. There is no physical keyboard, you can use the touch keyboard of the tablet mode to input text, and you can also connect the wireless keyboard. Lenovo has designed a stylus to use. After the screen, its appearance is reduced by half, far smaller than the 13.3 notebook on the market, and it is easier to carry. Lenovo claims that it weighs less than 2 pounds (0.91 kg).
As for internal specifications, Lenovo is still confidential. At present, I only know that this foldable screen pen has built-in Intel processor and Windows operating system. Other functions such as memory, storage capacity, battery size and other functions have not been disclosed. But it will become the product of the ThinkPad X1 series, Lenovo also said that its goal is to achieve full-day use, specifications and battery life should not be too bad.
How can users use this foldable screen notebook? For example, it can be fully expanded into a flat panel. The built-in bracket can be placed on the desktop to make it a computer screen, which can be used with a wireless keyboard. It can also be opened up and down like a laptop to form the upper screen and the lower touch keyboard. It can be opened like a book and written with a stylus.
Why does Lenovo create a foldable screen notebook?
The notebook products have matured so far. According to Lenovo’s brands, the notebook product line is complete, whether it is for business, e-sports, students and other different uses or thin, 2-in-1 design. Why do you want to build a foldable screen notebook? The main reason is portability. From a concept point of view, the purpose of the collapsible screen “notebook” and “mobile phone” is just the opposite. Samsung and Huawei are trying to make the folding mobile phone bigger than the average mobile phone, and can have more experience; however, the folding screen recorder The idea behind it is to shrink the original size notebook to make it easy to carry.
However, this product is still a prototype at this stage, and the hardware aspect is clearly not completed. The Verge report mentioned that this product is not particularly strong, the viewing angle of the screen is not good enough, and the screen will be discolored from a skewed angle.
Lenovo has developed this foldable screen notebook for more than three years and is now showing it to consumers at its own events. It is expected to be officially launched in 2020. Folding devices have become the next wave of technology. From Samsung, Huawei and Lenovo, more folding products are expected to be released in the future.