Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is a line of quite original machines, since it includes the first foldable PC, well foldable laptop basically. Interestingly enough today we learn more about its debut time frame, which is set to upset Microsoft.
Lenovo will debut this device in Q2 2020 if all goes well, many months before the Surface Neo (coming on Christmas 2020). The device uses a 13 inch OLED screen and can be held in a purse with ease. It looks like a leather bound notebook at first, but when it’s opened up, it reveals two screens. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 has been ready for a while now, but there are things that may need to be fixed up a bit, software-wise.
It could come with the recently announced Windows 10X, tailor made for foldables and dual screen devices and with an extra layer of security. That OS separates the app realm from the OS processing realm, to avoid malware. The price for the ThinkPad X1 is expected to be huge, on par with the amount of innovation here. The screen should be a Quad HD OLED that can be folded in half with minimal to no crease.
This device actually has a plus from the Surface Neo, that actually has two screens and a hinge between them. I can’t quite say if the new ThinkPad went with Intel or Snapdragon, but I have a feeling the ARM solution may win. However, looking at its bulk, Intel may also make the cut, perhaps AMD too. We’ll probably learn more at the next tech shows like CES 2020 or MWC 2020.