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Lenovo Launches The World’s First Foldable Laptop

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We have been used to Lenovo introducing new versions of its Thinkpad laptops. But most of them are usually just the same with a few tweaks in design and specifications. However, Lenovo has now unveiled a whole new form factor that will probably change the PC world.

Dubbed ThinkPad X1 Fold, this device is not just the company’s but also the world’s first-ever foldable PC. To imagine the device’s design, you would simply have to think of the Samsung Galaxy Fold but with a huge 13-inch OLED screen.

The main idea behind the ThinkPad X 1 Fold is having a laptop that you can simply use a tablet when unfolded or divide the screen into two adjacent displays.

You can also fold the gadget up 90 degrees, turn it vertically, and use it as a miniature laptop (a touchscreen keyboard pops up on the bottom half). Additionally, the PC comes with a detachable keyboard that you can simply place on the second display and then fold to use as a traditional laptop.

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The device has also been set up to be as portable as possible since you can simply fold it and easily carry it on your bag. Considering this s the first of its kind, you still have to worry about the huge bezels surrounding the display.

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In terms of other specs, the production Fold comes with 11th Gen Intel processors, two USB-C ports and a SIM-card slot, 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, and a 50Wh battery. It weighs 2.2 pounds and can come with 5G support.

Surprisingly, the laptop is already up for retail in international markets at $2,499 (about KES 280k). So, would you get it if you had the chance?

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