Lenovo Reveals Concept Folding Laptop Design

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Lenovo Folding Laptop

It seems that like it or not, folding screens are set to form a significant part of the future of portable technology. Admittedly, this has gotten off to a more than rocky start with the Samsung Galaxy Fold that reviewers ended up accidentally breaking due to a hardly intuitive design.

Following the release of a video, however, Lenovo seems to be jumping ahead in the laptop market by revealing a concept of a fully-working laptop with folding screen technology.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1

The concept, known as the Thinkpad X1 looks to form some sort of compromise between tablets and laptops with a 13.3″ display screen and a 2k display resolution. The main key item of focus, however, is clearly the folding screen which does appear to work really well.

Some of the key features listed by Lenovo include:

  • 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.

What Do We Think?

A folding laptop actually makes a lot more sense than a folding phone in many ways. Yes, technically a laptop already folds in half, but such a design could make them exceptionally more easy to carry around and, by proxy, a lot more portable.

While this is just a concept and changes are expected to some aspects (specifically the ports) Lenovo is expected to release this onto the market next year. It is, however, already a more than interesting design.

What do you think? Are you impressed with the design? In addition, will Lenovo be able to work out the bugs that Samsung had? – Let us know in the comments!

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