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Lenovo Touts Folding PC

Paul Rubens - May 14, 2019 - 10:55 AM
Lenovo Touts Folding PC
The tablet-like Windows device can be folded to form a smaller display screen and an on-screen keyboard area.

(CCM) — Chinese computer-maker Lenovo appears unperturbed by Samsung's problems with its Galaxy Fold device and has been showing off what it claims to be the world's first foldable PC, according to a Verge report.

The prototype device, which has been under development for three years, consists of a 13.3-inch 4:3 2K OLED tablet-like display, which can fold in two, resulting in an object resembling a paperback book. The device can be operated unfolded on a built-in kickstand, using an included wireless keyboard and track pad, or it can be folded to about 90 degrees, with one part providing an onscreen keyboard while the other part serving as a display.

Since the battery is located in the part with the onscreen keyboard only, its weight provides stability when the device is used in this folded mode.

In total Lenovo says the device weighs less than two pounds, and it will run Windows using an Intel CPU. But the company has not yet revealed specifications such as RAM, battery life (although Lenovo is aiming to provide enough for a full day's use, according to the report), storage capacity, or pricing.

The as yet un-named device will be part of Lenovo's premium ThinkPad X1 range, and it is due to be launched in 2020.

Image: © Lenovo.
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