Today, Lenovo introduced the latest version of the ThinkPad X1 Fold. Unlike previous iterations of the device, this model has a much larger 16.3-inch screen. According to the laptop’s manufacturer, it’s about 22% larger. This is a good size for productivity tasks, making scrolling through multiple documents much easier. It’s also a major upgrade for a radical device like this.
Essentially, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is a keyboardless folding PC (it’s an additional purchase). That is all screen, with the lower half converting to a touchscreen keyboard in laptop mode. The frame is made of lightweight aluminum and the back cover consists of recycled fabric. For a PC that folds in half and weighs just under a pound, it feels surprisingly robust and durable considering the materials it’s made up of. In fact, the laptop itself weighs just under three pounds, making it a capable travel companion. But let’s move on to the most important part: courage.
The Fold has an Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage. That’s fierce power for a variety of tasks like photo editing, spreadsheet work, web browsing, and so on. . It will also come with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 48-watt-hour battery. While the specs are undoubtedly important, the real star of the show is the OLED screen. It’s all canvas, honey. In its unfolded state, the screen measures 16.3 inches, looking more like an elongated tablet than anything else. It measures 12 inches when folded and sits like a traditional laptop. It has a resolution of 2024×2560 and is touch-enabled. In other words, this is a fantastic canvas for content creation or productivity work.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold starts at $2,499 and will be available in November 2022. There’s a full-size backlit keyboard with a large haptic touchpad that can magnetically attach to the bottom of the Fold. However, this peripheral is an optional purchase.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on August 31, 2022, but has been updated with a video of our hands-on impressions.