LENOVO, the world’s largest personal computer exporter, announced the world’s first folding Windows PC. During the Lenovo Accelerate Conference , the company gave participants an early look at their next laptop computer with a foldable screen. The product will be part of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 notebook series and the company says it considers it a clear replacement of the notebook, not a complementary device.
The device has a 13.3-inch OLED display manufactured by LG with 2K resolution and a 4: 3 aspect ratio. The hinge is a torsional design that allows the screen to be folded and held at various angles, not just open or closed. For a processor, Lenovo uses an Intel-based unannounced 10nm mobile phone segment, which is expected to arrive in early 2020. The 4G LTE is also part of the package, which makes this computer a real “anywhere” device. There are two USB Type-C, which can be used to connect to an external screen, add a mouse, keyboard or store. There is also support for Windows Hello for biological authentication using an infrared camera system. Stereo speakers deliver what is expected to be very decent audio. Lenovo did not talk about prices or exact availability but expects to launch its folding PC sometime in 2020.