Lenovo began accepting pre-orders for the first flexible PC

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is ready for pre-order. While the X1 Fold may look like an OLED tablet at first glance, its center-folding ability makes the PC more like a prop from a science fiction movie.

The screen is 13.3- an inch QXGA OLED panel with an aspect ratio of 4: 3 and a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. Lenovo claims 300 nits brightness and 95 percent DCI-P3 color gamut.

The device has undergone some changes since its debut at CES 2020. Based on feedback from reviewers as well as In real-world testing by the Lenovo team, a number of tweaks and changes have been made to both hardware and software.

The silicone frame around the foldable display has been improved and Lenovo claims to be more durable. The fold angle in laptop mode has also been adjusted and the stylus loop is now on the keyboard rather than on the lid. The leather case on the back is more durable.

On the software side, the Windows 10 device settings have been updated. The company says it now has significantly improved how the mode switching works when switching between layouts and orientations. For example, when a user installs an optional Bluetooth keyboard, the Fold recognizes that it has been connected and adjusts display use accordingly.

Lenovo insists that the ThinkPad X1 Fold is not just a trial project, but a worthy member. ThinkPad family. The company notes that it undergoes the same MIL-SPEC tests as other ThinkPad X-series models. It has passed a new drop test to show how well it holds up when the keyboard is folded in, for example, and tests to make sure that the screen will not be damaged if you accidentally fold something inside.

Specifications start with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and up to 1TB of PCIe-NVMe M.2 SSD. Connectivity includes one USB Type-C Gen 1, one USB Type-C Gen 2, and a SIM card slot; there’s also Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and optional built-in 5G (Sub-6).

Windows Hello has a 5MP webcam and IR camera, and a 50Wh battery provides up to 11 hours of use … It will also have a USB-C docking station for a more comfortable desktop experience. The device weighs about 1 kg. The mini keyboard and Lenovo Mod Pen are not included.

Lenovo claims that while this is a real ThinkPad, it is also an experiment of sorts: this first generation model will help the company determine the right screen size for a foldable screen, how much battery life and performance people will expect from them, and what the demand will be. It is for this reason that it is not yet a mass device. Lenovo does not say how many copies will be released.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is available for pre-order starting at $ 2,499. It will go on sale later this year.