Lenovo showcases foldable laptop prototype; announces ThinkPad 13s and ThinkPad 14s laptops

Lenovo ThinkPad X1

“Lenovo ThinkPad 13s and ThinkPad 14s business laptops come with Intel 8th-gen Core i7 processor, ThinkShutter camera, and HARMAN speakers”

Lenovo has showcased the world’s first foldable laptop prototype. The company claims it has been developing the tech for the past three years and plans to release the final version by 2020 as part of the ThinkPad X1 line-up. The idea behind the building a foldable laptop is mainly for portability. It sports a 13.3-inch 4:3 2K OLED LG display and the company says it just weighs 0.9 kgs. Like most foldable tech, the Lenovo foldable PC also bends in the middle.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1

Lenovo says that it can be used completely unfolded like a tablet, or partially folded in a book form factor. There is also a built-in kickstand to place the laptop on a table to use with an included wireless keyboard and trackpad. The foldable laptop will also have a LTE option, Wacom pen, and will charge over USB Type-C. However, since it is an early prototype, the hardware, and the foldable mechanism isn’t fully finalised yet. There’s no price, or release date yet. 

Separately, Lenovo has also introduced the ThinkBook 13s and ThinkBook 14s business laptops. The former as the name suggests 13.3-inch full-HD display with Dolby Vision, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution, 300 nits brightness, and 72 percent NTSC gamut. It is powered by up to 8th-gen Core i7 processor coupled with AMD Radeon 540X or Intel UHD 620 integrated. It packs up to 16GB DDR4 and 512GB SSD storage. The laptop measures 308 x 216 x 16mm and weighs 1.4kgs. It is claimed to last 11 hours on a single charge. Connectivity ports include 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, 2 x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x HDMI 1.4b, 1 x combo audio.

Lenovo ThinkPad 13s and ThinkPad 14s

On the other hand, the ThinkBook 14s sports a 14-inch full HD display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution and is powered by up to 8th-gen Core i7 processor coupled with AMD Radeon 540X GPU. It packs up to 16GB DDR4 and 512GB SSD storage. The laptop measures 323 x 223 x 17mm and weighs 1.5kgs. Lenovo claims it can last 10 hours on a single charge. Connectivity ports include 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, 2 x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x HDMI 1.4b, and 1 x combo audio. Both the ThinkPad 13s and 14s run on Windows 10 and come with Dolby Audio through HARMAN speakers. They also come with touch fingerprint reader for biometric security and ThinkShutter camera cover for privacy control.  

Lastly, Lenovo also refreshed its ThinkPad X1 Extreme business laptop The Lenovo X1 Extreme sports a 4K touch screen display with an OLED option, with processor options up to Intel 9th gen Core i9, coupled with the latest GTX 1650 Max-Q. The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s starts at $729 (around Rs 51,333), while the ThinkBook 14s $749 (around Rs 52,741). Both the laptops will be available later this month. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme business laptop starts at $1,500 (around Rs 1,05,624).

Sai Krishna is a close follower of tech and everything that has the word 'smart' involved. This makes him passionate to write about everything revolving around the world of technology. He can always be seen surfing the web and while he’s not working, you can find him re-watching Seinfeld and reading comics.
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