Yesterday Lenovo showed off their new folding laptop at their Accelerate event and today they released some more information in an official press release.
Called the Lenovo Thinkpad X1, they say the laptop is designed for highly mobile, tech-savvy professionals who demand the best tools, and promising that the unprecedented portability will in no way compromise productivity and reliability.
They note that in the past, a 13.3-inch screen on a laptop demanded that the device stay at that same size footprint —but that the single OLED 2K display made in collaboration with LG Display can fold in half and reduce its width by 50 percent.
They see a number of scenarios for the Intel-powered Windows device, including:
- Wake up, fold it into a book, and start the day scanning your social media feeds in bed.
- Walk to your kitchen, unfold it, and stand it up for hands-free viewing of your top news sites.
- Hit your commute on the bus or train and morph it into a clamshell to catch up on emails.
- Get into the office, dock it into your multi-monitor setup and get to work.
- Go into meetings, take notes with its pen, and write on a full screen tablet.
- After lunch, set up the stand and use its mechanical keyboard to type out a few work emails.
- Come home at night, open it up and stream your favorite shows.
- Relax in bed, fold it in half and enjoy your latest read before going to sleep.
They note the space-saving ThinkPad X1 combines laptop productivity with smartphone portability to fold into your lifestyle like never before.
See their sizzle reel video below: