There have been a number of foldable smartphones released in the past two or three years, mostly by Samsung, like the recent Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Z Flip, but Lenovo has won the race to the first folding-screen laptop. Meet the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold.
At first glance, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is essentially a tablet with a beautiful 13.3-inch OLED screen. However, it can be used in a number of different ways. First and most obviously, it can be used as a large tablet. Second, you can use it as a traditional laptop; it rests horizontally thanks to its built-in kickstand and you can add a detachable miniature keyboard, which Lenovo sells separately. And third, you can use it as a really small laptop; the screen folds horizontally and the bottom half of the screen turns into a touchscreen keyboard. Lenovo also sells a optional stylus that can be used with the ThinkPad X1 Fold.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold definitely is definitely unique gadget, but its design is a little bit familiar. Its foldable screen folds inward so that its OLED screen is protected, similar to Samsung's Galaxy Fold. The ThinkPad X1 Fold is definitely a larger device, however, but still weighing less than 2.2 pounds. The ThinkPad X1 Fold runs Windows 10 and will be available in a number of different configurations, including your choice of Intel's latest 11th-generation processors (up to i7) and up to 1TB of storage.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold is available for preorder right now and it starts at $2,499. That base model does not include the detachable miniature keyboard or the stylus.