Lenovo shows off the world’s first foldable PC - The Verge

Lenovo shows off the world’s first foldable PC - The Verge

Folding phones are already being pitched as the next big wave of tech, and whether or not that turns out to be true, the industry has no plans to stop there. Lenovo has just announced what it says is the world’s first foldable PC: a prototype ThinkPad that iterates the foldable tech we’ve already seen from phones on a much bigger scale." /> clockmenumore-arrownoyes

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Lenovo shows off the world’s first ‘foldable PC’ New, 72 comments Hands-on with Lenovo’s PC prototype with folding screen

By Chaim Gartenberg@cgartenberg May 13, 2019, 6:30pm EDT Photography by Amelia Holowaty Krales Share Tweet Share Share Lenovo shows off the world’s first ‘foldable PC’ share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Folding phones are already being pitched as the next big wave of tech, and whether or not that turns out to be true, the industry has no plans to stop there. Lenovo has just announced what it says is the world’s first “foldable PC:” a prototype ThinkPad that iterates the foldable tech we’ve already seen from phones on a much bigger scale.

It’s not just a cool tech demo, either: Lenovo has been developing this for over three years and has plans to launch a finished device in 2020 as part of its premium ThinkPad X1 brand. The goal here is a premium product that will be a laptop-class device, not an accessory or secondary computer like a tablet might be.

Cool factor aside, though, why build a folding PC? The answer is largely portability. Conceptually, it’s the opposite of what most of the foldable phones out there are trying to do. There, companies like Samsung and Huawei are trying to take a device the size of a regular phone and make them bigger. But the idea behind the folding ThinkPad is to take a full-sized PC and make it smaller. [Read More]

Published @ May 13, 2019

Lenovo shows off the world’s first foldable PC - The Verge

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