Lenovo patents a Folding PC, aims to better the typing experience

Typing never worked on touch PCs, you always need an external keyboard to satisfy your fingers. Now, since Foldables can transform into a tablet or a mini PC, the typing concerns are equally pronounced in this emerging category device. And there is  Lenovo who thinks it can solve the typing issue.

Lenovo filed a new patent, which frankly, doesn’t look any different from what we’ve seen so far from other manufacturers. But, the PC maker came with something new. They tried hard to address the bad typing experience on a touch keyboard by introducing a thin external Bluetooth keyboard. Yes, that’s how the company wants to solve the problem.

Device for a foldable electronic device and method for its production. In one embodiment, the device includes a foldable display module for an electronic computing device. The foldable display module includes a left display module section which is hinged with respect to a right display module section. The device further includes a foldable input modulefor the electronic computing device. The foldable input module includes a left input section which is hinged with respect to a right input section. The apparatus further includes a connector that pivotally connects the foldable display module to the foldable input module such that the foldable display module is capable of pivotally opening and closing relative to the hinged input module.

Now, when I said Lenovo’s patent doesn’t look any different from others, I kind of lied. You’ll find two bodies attached to each other.

And now the twist. The second body includes a third and fourth body and can move relative to one another. You can fold the display as well as the keyboard.

In one embodiment, the device includes a first body connected to a second body. This can be moved parallel to the first body. The second body includes third and fourth bodies that can move relative to one another.

What’s your take on Lenovo’s new foldable PC patent? Do like Lenovo’s way of solving the typing issue? Do let us know in the comments section.

Via: Windows United

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