Enlarge /. The X1 Fold aims at the same basic goal as the Samsung Galaxy Fold – but in a laptop-like form factor.

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Lenovo follows Dell by announcing two of its own 13-inch laptops powered by Intel Tiger Lake – but Lenovo's new designs are way further out than Dell's. Lenovo's two new designs are the X1 Nano – a traditional but ultra-light notebook that weighs less than two pounds – and the X1 Fold, an inaccurate laptop design with a folding screen.
Yes, you read that right – the X1 Fold is said to have a folding OLED display that aims at the same basic goal that Samsung achieved with the Galaxy Fold. Our own Ron Amadeo tested the Galaxy Fold in January and was very unimpressed, but it's been almost a year and Lenovo may have found out some things that Samsung didn't find out. We reserve the right to judge the X1 crease until we can get our hands on one.

X1 Nano

  • Extremely thin laptop is extremely thin.

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  • We know some of you love the arrow keys – but we flinch to press our fingertips on the nipple in the center of the keyboard.

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  • Right side: ventilation slots and a power switch.

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  • Left: one 3.5 mm audio headphone / microphone port, two Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C ports.

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  • In this setting, X1 Nano shows its 180-degree hinge.

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The X1 Nano is quite a straightforward design – it's extremely slim and light, but otherwise it's a standard 13-inch laptop. It will be available in black as shown above with no other colors announced at the moment.

However, it's worth emphasizing how thin and light the X1 Nano is – it's about 25 percent lighter than the XPS 13 and 10 percent thinner. The keyboard has an uncompressed arrow key layout – but also has the Thinkpad Trackpoint, which is usually either loved or hated with equal ferocity.

The X1 Nano rounds off the big differences and has large ventilation slots on the right side – a more overlapping or ceiling-friendly arrangement than the ventilation slots of the XPS 13 only for the underside.

In terms of ports, the X1 Nano is even more minimalistic: you get two Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C ports and a 3.5mm audio jack. That's it.

The X1 Nano starts at $ 1,400 and is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2020.

X1 folds

  • "I know that! It's a laptop!" Well, something like that. But Lenovo wants you to know that this isn't actually a laptop either. Except when it is. (Confusing, we know.)

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  • X1 Fold can be seen unfolded here, with a flap on the housing serving as a stand and a Bluetooth keyboard being used as an input device.

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  • The display of fold 4: 3 is fully unfolded. We can also see the bluetooth keyboard and the pen supplied.

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  • "I know that! This is a book!" The X1 fold can display a novel on both halves of the screen or different apps on either side of the fold.

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  • Close-up of the (presumably) mushy OLED seam of the fold.

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The X1 Fold is another lightweight 13-inch Tiger Lake-powered laptop design from Lenovo. Except that, according to Lenovo's own press, it's not a laptop. Unless it's natural.

Still confused? We don't blame you. We suspect it's a little too early to really know how useful (and not) a folding umbrella is really more useful than a traditional one – but if you're an early adopter, the fold is – or at least it will be -. here for you.

The fully unfolded X1 Fold has a 4: 3 13.3-inch QXGA touchscreen display (2048 × 1536) with a brightness of 300 nits. It doesn't need to be fully unfolded, however – it can be folded roughly in half, either inward or outward, and can be configured to display separate windows on either side of the seam.

The Fold almost certainly offers a better camera than the X1 Nano. The Nano's datasheet simply specifies "HD camera" – which could only mean 0.9 MP (720p) – but the fold specifies 5 MP (2560 × 1920).

The X1 Fold can now be pre-ordered. Prices start at $ 2,500. We don't have any specific shipping or general availability dates yet.

Specifications

Lenovo plays its hardware and software configuration options much closer to the chest than Dell does. We got a general section, but no details on many of the configurable options, such as: B. Operating system and CPU. What we know so far is below.

X1 Nano

X1 folds

operating system Up to Windows 10 Pro or Linux Windows 10 Pro
Central processor Up to the 11th generation Core i7 with Iris Xe graphics Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid technology and UHD 11 graphics
R.A.M. Up to 16 GB LPDDR4x 8GiB LPDDR4x
warehouse Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD
display
  • 13 inch 2K (2160 × 1350) 450 nit
  • 13 inch 2K (2160 × 1350) 450 nit, touch
13.3-inch flexible QXGA OLED 4: 3 (2048 × 1536) 300 nit, touch
battery 48 watt hour battery, used for up to 17 hours of running time 50 watt hour battery, used for up to 11 hours of running time
optical drive none none
Ports
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 / USB Type C.
  • 1x 3.5 mm audio combo socket
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 / USB Type C.
  • 1 SIM card
Network connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX-201
LTE 5G CAT20
LTE 4G CAT9
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 6 (unspecified)
5G below 6 GHz with 4G LTE (CAT20) coverage
Bluetooth 5.1
Dimensions 293 × 208 × 14 mm (11.5 × 8.2 × 0.6 in.) Unfolded: 299 × 236 × 12 mm
Folded: 158 × 236 × 28 mm
Weight From 0.9 kg 1 kg

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