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ThinkPad X1 Fold is the next generation of the first foldable laptop

Lenovo today introduced the next generation ThinkPad X1 Fold, the successor to the first foldable laptop launched in 2020. ultraportable. The world’s lightest 16″ business PC. It combines versatility, power and portability in a sleeker, thinner design: The 16-inch OLED display is 22% larger than the previous generation, with narrower edges and a 25% thinner aluminum body. , whose back is made from 100% recycled plastic.

The next generation ThinkPad X1 Fold, certified by Intel vPro Evo and powered by 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and Intel Iris X e graphics, delivers superior performance in an innovative form factor. It can have up to 1TB2 SSD storage and up to 32GB LPDDR5 memory.

The new ThinkPad X1 Fold offers an optional full-size backlit ThinkPad keyboard, trackpoint, and large touchpad that can be placed directly on the PC or not, depending on usage. It can be attached to the bottom half of the screen with a magnet for 12″ laptop classic mode.

The next generation ThinkPad X1 Fold features an ultra-bright 16.3-inch 4:3 OLED display with up to 600 nits of HDR, Dolby Vision and 100% DCI-P3 coverage. It can also be used with an optional Wacom protocol magnetic stylus. The edges of the screen are no more than 10 mm, and the computer itself, when unfolded, has a thickness of only 8.6 mm. The folding screen offers a 16-inch display area when unfolded without taking up more space than a computer under 13 inches when folded.

Classic clamshell mode, with a 12-inch main screen and a touch keyboard at the bottom of the screen that can also attach a ThinkPad Bluetooth TrackPoint keyboard. It is ideal for small spaces such as airplanes, trains and cars.
landscape mode. Where space is limited, the ThinkPad X1 Fold transforms into a 16-inch all-in-one with a stand and keyboard that can be used detached or attached to the stand.
Portrait mode is a new feature that won over users during the first tests. Rotating the stand to portrait mode, you get a 16-inch screen, which is very convenient for reading long documents, browsing the web, etc.


Book Mode: The name speaks for itself. The ThinkPad X1 Fold offers an unparalleled reading experience on a laptop.
Tablet Mode: It can simply be used as a tablet in portrait or landscape orientation, and can be controlled with a finger or a magnetic stylus.

The hinge has been redesigned to leave no space between the two parts of the screen when folded. More than two hundred parts move synchronously inside the hinge, which ensures reliability and durability. Lenovo engineers have also developed a proprietary set of flexible graphite sheets for heat dissipation without the use of a fan.

The optional keyboard includes the newly introduced TrackPoint Communications Quick Menu app. It provides quick access to the camera and microphone functions. In terms of connectivity, three USB type C ports are available, including two Intel Thunderbolt 4 ports, so at least two of them are always easily accessible, regardless of usage. The same principle applies to speakers and microphones. Three Dolby Atmos speakers are built in, two of which are always on to provide stereo sound. They are complemented by dual microphones, one of which is active depending on the mode used. With Dolby Voice, microphone and speaker performance is optimized by using spatial audio technology for quality conferencing.

To unlock the full potential of the ThinkPad X1 Fold’s unique form factor, Lenovo is the first to integrate an enhanced version of the Intel® Visual Sensing Controller (VSC), an AI-powered chip that ensures smooth operation in any environment. device 3 is used. Intel VSC automatically controls the camera using a 75-degree horizontal field of view and takes advantage of Windows 11’s automatic window adjustment. Intelligent recognition makes the new ThinkPad X1 Fold incredibly accurate and responsive. The proximity wake-up feature automatically recognizes the user to instantly reactivate the system. Combined with Windows Hello, it offers hands-free ease of identification. For added security, the “observer detection” feature alerts the user to prying eyes to maintain privacy. Finally, the “leave lock” detects when the user is leaving and locks the system to prevent further access.

The next generation ThinkPad X1 Fold with Windows 11 is expected to be available from November 2022 for €2,999.

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