11 January 2021
Lenovo first introduced the ThinkPad X1 Fold, the world’s first foldable PC back in May 2019, and then at the CES 2020 event, it flaunted the device again but didn’t make it available right away. Now, fast forward to today when we are almost a couple of days away from entering the fourth quarter of this year, Lenovo has announced its availability.
First things first, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is available for pre-order from the company's official website, starting at a whopping $2,499.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold has a 13.3-inch OLED display that folds. The device folds inwards like a book or more like Galaxy Fold phone but it has a bigger form factor, of course. You can use it like a tablet or laptop by folding it up to 90 degrees and turning it vertically, giving it a miniature laptop look. Else, you can fold it completely and enjoy its compactness and portability on the go.
- 13-inch 2K OLED display
- 11th-gen Intel processors with Intel Hybrid technology
- 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
- Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
- Integrated Intel UHD Graphics
- Windows 10
- IR & 5MP HD camera
- Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802.11AX, Bluetooth 5.1
- 50Wh battery capacity
Together with announcing the availability of its first foldable PC, Lenovo also took the wraps off ThinkPad X1 Nano. And, as the name implies, it is the lightest ThinkPad from Lenovo at 1.99 pounds weight.
Interestingly, the new ThinkPad X1 Nano is based on Intel’s newly announced Evo platform which means the PC stands by the criteria of PCs with longer battery life, fast charging, quick boot time, among others. Other factors that come with a laptop powered by the Evo platform are Intel’s 11th-gen Tiger Lake processor, Wi-Fi 6, and Thunderbolt 4.
It has a 13-inch 2K 16:10 display, which Lenovo says is about the same height as a 14-inch 16:9 screen. Other specs include up to 16GB RAM, up to 1TB storage, a 48Wh battery, four 360-degree microphones, and Intel’s Xe integrated graphics. It supports 5G as well and can run Linux in addition to Windows 10 Pro. The ThinkPad X1 Nano will be available in Q4 2020, starting at $1,399.
Lenovo has also expanded the ThinkBook family of laptops even further with the launch of Evo-verified $729 ThinkBook 13s Gen 2, $879 ThinkBook 14s Yoga with a built-in pen, $549 ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 that comes with built-in Bluetooth earbuds. The 13s and 15 also have AMD options and they will be available for purchase next month. Yoga is coming in November.