Lenovo will have the first laptop with a foldable display this summer - and it will cost a whopping $2,499.99
- Lenovo's prototype laptop with a foldable display now has a name: the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. It also has a price: $2,499.00 to start.
- The world's first-ever laptop with a foldable display was shown at CES 2020 and will beat Microsoft's previously-announced Surface Neo and Duo devices to market by several months.
- Lenovo's arguably steep price tag includes an optional 5G radio as well as a Bluetooth, wirelessly-charging keyboard and Active Pen stylus in the box.
First seen as a prototype way back in May 2019, Lenovo has finally given its first laptop with a foldable display an official reveal at CES 2020: it's called the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, and it will launch in mid-2020 during the summer for a starting price of $2,499.00.That's no typo. Lenovo wants $2,500 for the first computer with a foldable display. It's arriving months before we expect to see Microsoft's Surface Neo and Surface Duo devices. Why? Because it's chock-full of expensive technology inside, namely the folding display built in partnership with LG, the folks behind that rollable TV display. The laptop also includes a Bluetooth keyboard and Active Pen stylus in the box - good call, Lenovo.Advertisement
Plus, we imagine some of that cost has subsidized the intense reliability testing that Lenovo claims to have put this 13.3-inch, 2,048 x 1,536-pixel, OLED folding display through since development. This is especially important considering the fact that all of the other hardware inside is rather mainstream - save for the 5G cellular radio. So, here's an idea of what that $2,499.00 will get you in the first-ever laptop with a foldable display:
- Processor (CPU): "Intel Core Processor with Intel Hybrid Technology"
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics (Gen 11)
- Display: 13.3-inch foldable QXGA OLED touchscreen (2,048 x 1,536, 4:3 aspect ratio, 300 nits, DCI-P3 95%)
- Memory (RAM): 8GB LPDDR4X (4,267MHz)
- Storage: Up to 1TB SSD (PCIe-NVMe M.2)
- Ports: 2 x USB-C 3.1 (one Gen 2)
One, it looks poised to appeal to well-to-do business types, directors, and other executive-level folks. Two, with a foldable display and optional 5G cellular connectivity, Lenovo is going after the - again - well to-do technology enthusiast community. Whether the rather exorbitant price lives up to either audience's expectations will only be answered in a full review, which we'll be all over in the coming months.
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