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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Lenovo closes 2020 with a new offering, the flexible-yet-tough ThinkPad X1 Fold

12/21/2020 03:37:58 AM

Before 2020 comes to an end, Lenovo announced its one last hurrah by introducing the world's first PC, ThinkPad X1 Fold, to the Philippine shores. 

In its press release, the global tech innovator said that this first-ever foldable, single-screen, multi-function Always Connected PC (ACPC) is a technological revolution that garnered several design awards for redefining the edges of possibility with its 2K OLED screen, Wi-Fi 6, and its capability to 
“Companies are moving away from on-premise IT infrastructures and are looking to adopt modern IT environments that facilitate a work-from-anywhere model. Five years in the making, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is the first in its class, introducing a new personal computing category that will redefine how we engage with technology. Moving forward, Lenovo will continue to challenge convention and reshape experiences through smarter technology, supported by robust IT services designed to drive customers’ intelligent transformation and empower them to pursue their desired outcomes,” said Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager.
With a seamless foldable 13.3” 2K OLED screen and a Dolby Atmos Speaker System as its accompaniment, Lenovo's new device promises to bring a refined audio-visual experience within a compact exterior. Built for the future, the game-changing PC also comes with WiFi 6 capabilities and optional 5G connection where available that allow for faster throughput and continuous connectivity anywhere. With its innovative interface and ultramodern features, the device enables users to carry small and use big to optimize productivity, content creation, and even casual gaming experiences.

Not only that, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is powered by Intel Core Processor with Intel Hybrid Technology and Integrated Intel UHD 11th Gen Graphics. Coupled with the built-in kickstand, pen, removable keyboard, and battery life of up to 11 hours, this offers efficiency on-the-go, utilized through a variety of modes.
“Lenovo designs with innovation to meet consumer needs. Our vision of delivering Smarter Technology for All is driven by data, computing power, and algorithm, all of which enable us to better understand our customers’ needs and help them navigate intelligent transformation to adapt to global changes. The ThinkPad X1 Fold was designed to adapt to new remote office and hybrid working models, enabling trailblazers to embrace groundbreaking innovation that will empower creativity, collaboration and entertainment as it seamlessly transforms to their specific needs,” said Ngan.
The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold can do flexible display that lets it transform to the way consumers will use the device throughout the day – be it either presentations, emailing, reading or drawing – without losing signal or weighing the user down. Meanwhile, when laid flat, this device may be used as a large table; with the Lenovo Mod Pen serving as its perfect accompaniment for taking notes or filling out digital paperwork. Its pen has two side buttons that are customizable via the Lenovo Pen Settings App, and uses Wacom Pen protocol with low latency, precise pressure, and tilt detection.

With the device unfolded and kickstand propped up, this new device can be used like a laptop by connecting the Bluetooth-enabled X1 Fold Mini keyboard (sold bundled or separately) and engage the full 13.3” screen to answer emails or even check social media.

Meanwhile, folded 90 degrees, the PC may be used as a space-saving small laptop, operating through the Bluetooth keyboard or the built-in on-screen keyboard in Windows 10. Users may also utilize the lower half of the screen as a note-taking app while watching a lecture or attending a conference call on the top half. The ThinkPad X1 Fold may also be folded slightly to resemble a hardcover book for users to view online news articles or read e-books.

While the device has many modes, the Lenovo Mode Switch has made it easier for it to accommodate this function. This software works on top of Windows 10 to allow the user to seamlessly transition between modes and have applications display properly on the screen, whether it be split-screen or single screen content.

To prevent the screen from creasing or bubbling when folded for extended periods of time, multiple layers of mechanical support were built underneath the screen that provides all extra support and durability needed to be used as the main PC. The bezel of the device allows for smooth folding, as well as protection of the screen. As its protective outer shell, the X1 Fold uses Carbon Fiber hinged together to provide proper tension while folding and unfolding. To help optimize cooling, the leather folio has a foldable graphite layer that helps dissipate heat.

But more than just possessing the abilities to fold and be flexible, the leather-clad X1 Fold is run through ThinkPad’s durability and reliability tests, and like any ThinkPad device, this device makes no compromises on its toughness and durability, even with its one-of-a-kind form factor. 

Lenovo ThinkPads are known as rugged and tough and tested against 12 military-grade certification methods and over 20 procedures. Additional testing was conducted on the X1 Fold to make sure the screen can handle the stresses of being opened and closed thousands of times, the effects of objects wedged under the keyboard, and more.

What's more is that as the global and tech company goes beyond selling IT products and hardware devices, part of its transformation involves helping customers address their most critical needs through smart IoT, smart infrastructure, and smart verticals glued together by services. That being said, the new ThinkPad X1 Fold comes with a Standard Warranty One Year Depot Support, which may be upgraded if preferred. 

The ThinkPad X1 Fold with 8th Gen Intel Core i5, 256GB SSD, and Windows 10 Pro is now available in the Philippines on a by-order basis through Lenovo’s authorized retail partners (SRP PHP208,500). More information on the devices and other laptops under the premier ThinkPad brand may be found at Lenovo Think PC’s official Facebook page, or Lenovo Philippines official website.

Author: slickmaster | © 2020 The SlickMaster's Files

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