Lenovo Announces World’s First Foldable PC

Manufacturers like Samsung and Huawei have given us a peek into the future by announcing foldable phones which are set to drop a lot of jaws (and wallets!) While Samsung has postponed the launch of its Galaxy Fold due to screen issues, Lenovo has taken home the crown for unveiling the world’s first foldable PC! Yes, PC! We can officially call 2019 the beginning of a new ear.

Lenovo on Monday gave the world a preview of what a foldable PC would look like. It is scheduled for an official launch in 2020, which will be a part of the elite Thinkpad X1 series. Apart from this novelty, Lenovo also launched a new line-up of PCs meant for SMBs, known as the ThinkBook lineup. ThinkBook 13s and ThinkBook 14s are the models in this newly-launched series that feature full-HD displays, spill resistant keyboards, touch fingerprint reader and a slimmer profile with up to 11 hours of battery life.

Coming back to the foldable miracle, it folds out into a two-sided display, which is large in size. One side of the display will work as a touchscreen keyboard. You can connect a physical keyboard if you want to use the whole PC as a touch screen device. It folds at 90 degrees and is active at many angles.

The ThinkBook 13s and 14s will be available for purchase in late May, with a starting price of ₹51,300 ($729), ₹52,700 ($749), respectively. These laptops are made of magnesium and aluminum metals which has a Mineral Grey finish. The ThinkBook 13s weighs 1.34kg 1.5kg while the 14s weighs 1.5kg.

The new foldable PC comes with side-mounted speakers, USB port, front-facing camera, and some other storage slots, which is seen in the demo video. Lenovo also confirmed that it has a mechanical keyboard and supports the stylus.

What do you think of this new kid in the block? Is foldable tech really the future? Let us know in the comments section.


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