Today, Lenovo introduced the latest version of the ThinkPad X1 Fold. Unlike previous versions of the device, this model has a much larger screen of 16.3 inches. According to the laptop manufacturer, it’s about 22 percent larger. That’s a good size for productivity tasks, as it makes scrolling through multiple documents much easier. It’s also a key upgrade for a radical device like this.
Essentially, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is a folding PC without a keyboard (that’s an additional purchase). It is All screen, with the bottom half turning into a touchscreen keyboard when used in laptop mode. The frame is made from lightweight aluminum and the back cover is made from recycled woven fabric. For a PC that folds in half and weighs just under three pounds, it seems surprisingly strong and durable given the materials it’s made of. In fact, the laptop itself weighs just under three pounds, making it a great travel companion. But let’s fast-forward to the most important part: the guts.
The Fold features an Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage. That’s fierce power for a variety of tasks like photo editing, working on spreadsheets, browsing the web, and more. , etc. It will also come with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 48-watt-hour battery. While the specs are certainly important, the real star of the show is the OLED screen. It’s all screen, baby. In its unfolded state, the screen measures 16.3 inches and looks more like an elongated tablet than anything else. It measures 12 inches when folded and sits like a traditional laptop. It has a resolution of 2024 × 2560 and is touch. In other words, this is a fantastic display for both content creation and productivity work.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold starts at $2,499 and will be available in November 2022. There’s a full-size backlit keyboard with a large haptic trackpad that can be magnetically attached to the bottom of the Fold. However, this peripheral is an optional purchase.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on August 31, 2022, but has been updated with a video of our hands-on impressions.