The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold – the first foldable tablet in the world – is finally available for pre-order. “Finally” because this device was tentatively announced back in May 2019 and was supposed to be out in the first half of this year. Anyway, it’s ready to ship out in the next few weeks.
The X1 has a 13.3” display, an OLED panel with 4:3 aspect ratio and 2,048 x 1,536 px resolution. It boasts 300 nits brightness and 95% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut. This is much larger than Galaxy Z Fold2’s 7.6” display, a proper tablet though you can also think of it as an ultrabook.
It runs Windows 10 on an Intel Core i5-L16G7 processor (5 cores/5 threads, 1.4 GHz base and 3.0 GHz boost frequencies). It is configured with 8 GB of RAM (LPDDR4X 4,267 Mhz, soldered) and an NVMe SSD up to 1 TB. The battery capacity is 50 Wh and it charges over USB-C with a 65 W power brick.
The device weighs 999 g (2.2 lbs) and measures 236.0 x 158.2 x 27.8 mm when closed. The device comes with a leather cover with an integrated kickstand.
The optional Lenovo Fold Bluetooth keyboard has a touchpad and an eye loop to hold the Mod Pen stylus. Interestingly, the keyboard fits between the two halves of the display when it’s folded and it charges wirelessly. When opening, you can leave the keyboard covering the bottom half of the display, transforming it into a traditional laptop.
Digital nomads will appreciate the on-board Wi-Fi 6 and optional 5G connectivity. There are also two USB-C ports (one Gen 1 and one Gen 2).
Pre-orders for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold start today, you can find it on Lenovo.com – but be prepared to part with $2,500 (and this is with a 256 GB SSD).