Not deterred by the monumental debacle that was the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Lenovo has announced that it will soon be showcasing the world’s first foldable PC. Planned as an addition to the legendary ThinkPad X1 family of premium devices, the PC is essentially a full laptop with a foldable screen.
The showcase will be done at Accelerate, where the foldable PC will be demonstrated. It is intended for highly mobile, tech-savvy professionals who demand the best tools and despite assurances we can only wonder what Lenovo has had to sacrifice to build this design.
Ultra-mobile doesn’t usually translate to uncompromising productivity and reliability. To compound that, the display is usually a major power consumer on any mobile device, much less a mobile computing unit. Our guess is that Lenovo is counting big on mobility and the “wow” factor alone.
The foldable PC will be making use of a single OLED 2K display made in collaboration with LG Display that can fold in half and reduce its width by 50 percent. Not surprisingly powered by Intel, a longstanding ally of Lenovo and running on Windows, the new PC seem perched on a very precarious (albeit expensive) pedestal.
So far all we have to go on are some rendered images and a tantalizing (but unenlightening) video;