We have seen the future of laptops, and they have foldable displays, starting with this new Lenovo prototype. This device sports a 13.3-inch OLED 2K display made by LG that can fold in half and reduce its width by 50%. Inside, you’ll find an Intel processor running Windows, allowing for a variety of uses, including folding it into a book to scan multiple social media feeds at once or just standing it up for a hands-free news viewing experience. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
You know a concept is just about to become a reality when the company rumored to be making it posts a fan-made concept on their own social media account. That’s exactly what happened when Lenovo recently shared a foldable Motorla RAZR mobile phone concept by WaqarKhanHD online. No technical specifications are currently known, but it’s rumored to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC and features a USB-C port as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Lenovo unveiled the world’s first foldable PC at the Accelerate conference in Florida. When it’s released in 2020, it will be a part of the company’s ThinkPad X1 lineup and labeled as a laptop replacement. No technical specifications have been released, but we do know that it sports a 13.3-inch OLED display that closes in upon itself. There’s a magnetic latches, and when open, the computer lays flat on the table. Read more for another hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
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Lenovo registered a patent back in September with the Global Design Database of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) that consists of 11 sketches of a foldable smartphone with a flexible hinge. When unfolded, the elongated, near bezel-less screen can be used as normal, and there’s a in the upper middle area. Unlike other folding devices, this one has a second rear display when can be used when the device is folded up. Read more for the patent filing, additional pictures and information.
Smart clocks are nothing new, but the Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant just might be the coolest one we’ve seen yet, and it’s even smaller than the company’s Smart Display. Sporting a small 4-inch (800 x 480) touchscreen display, a 1.5GHz MediaTek 8167S SoC (4 x Cortex A35 cores + PowerVR GE8300 GPU), 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of integrated storage. In the back, there’s a 1.5-inch 3W speaker (6W peak), two passive radiators, a mute microphone switch, power port, and volume buttons on top. There’s an extra USB-A port that can charge your phone while you sleep. Read more for another hands-on video, pictures and additional information.
Think of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon as the Porsche of business laptops, as it packs plenty of performance and battery life into an ultra slim carbon-fiber chassis. The 6th-Generation X1 Carbon keeps the amazing keyboard and colorful display of its predecessor but dramatically improves on the previous model’s performance upgrading from an Intel 7th Gen dual-core processor to an 8th Gen, quad-core CPU. One of the thinnest 14-inch laptops you can get, the 2018 model has the same, slim dimensions (12.7 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches) and 2.5-pound weight as its immediate predecessor, along with the luxurious soft-touch lid and deck that makes using it as comfortable as possible. Product page. Read more for a video review, hands-on pictures, and additional information.
With Samsung releasing a flexible smartphone next year, bendy laptops aren’t too far off, and this conceptual device from Lenovo proves it. This computer will use “new screen technologies” to enable users to fold it when not in use, complete with a flexible display that stretches across most of the laptop and curves towards the keyboard. It will also offer voice control and of course retain the iconic red pointing stick found on current ThinkPads. A company representative mentioned that it will be constructed from “advanced materials”, but unfortunately, no other technical specifications were released, though it’s safe to say that most components will have to be custom-built to safely fit the bendy chassis if this ever makes it into prototype form. Read more for additional interesting images from around the web.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Tablet is great for business users or anyone who needs a lightweight device for the road without sacrificing functionality, and it’s being offered for just $699.99 shipped, today only, originally $1,299.99. Featuring an Intel Core m5-6Y57 processor 1.1GHz (burst up to 2.8GHz), 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 RAM, a microSD card (up to 64GB), a built-in 256GB M.2 Solid State Drive, and a 12″ (2160 x 1440) touchscreen display. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
Unlike other tablets, the Lenovo Folio features a display that can expand from 5.5 inches to 7.8 inches, thanks to its flexible design. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 800 CPU, and features a 4.2 mm fold radius with narrow bezel bonding technology, all running on the Android OS. Continue reading for another video and more information.
A futuristic flexible laptop was unveiled at Lenovo’s Transform event in New York City, and unlike similar concepts, this one does not require a hinge to fold open and close, but rather it uses a technology that enables the laptop to bend like a book. You also won’t find a trackpad, and comes with a pencil/stylus that allows you to use the device like a notebook. Continue reading for a video and more information.