Lenovo launched the world’s first foldable laptop a couple of months ago, and now the company has introduced the laptop to South Africa.
The foldable computer is now available for pre-order from Lenovo’s South African website for the retail launch early in the new year. The ThinkPad X1 Fold converts from a big, powerful tablet into a small compact laptop with beefy specs. It has a 13.1-inch OLED display, that folds nearly flat. The gap in the fold is smartly filled by the Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard, clipping on with magnets, meaning there is no gap where dust and moisture can enter.
“The X1 Fold features multi-layer frames to support and protect the display, while a unique multi-link torque hinge mechanism ensures the smoothest folding experience,” Lenovo said in a statement. “The OLED display has also undergone extensive performance and durability testing, ranging from ball-dropping, to pen-tapping and dynamic stress tests.”
There is also a 5G version available for users that expect to be on the go more often than not. It will add an additional premium to your already expensive laptop. The foldable laptop comes with an Active Pen in the box, however, meant for creatives.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold comes with 11th Gen Intel processors, two USB-C ports and a SIM-card slot, 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, and a 50Wh battery. The frame is made from carbon fibre, and the device is enveloped in a non-removable black leather folio. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold brings foldable technology to a full Windows-based PC, and it is available for R70,000. As is always the case, it is expensive to be an early adopter with new technology. However, the ThinkPad X1 Fold will be a good test case to see if other computer makers follow suit.
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