Lenovo has unveiled the successor to their 2020 foldable PC, the new ThinkPad X1 Fold (Gen 2).
ThinkPad X1 Fold (Gen 2)
The new ThinkPad X1 Fold (Gen 2) features a 16.3-inch foldable OLED display that provides a 12-inch screen when folded in half.
This pales in comparison to the original ThinkPad X1 Fold that had a 13.3-inch folding display.
Powering the foldable is 12th Intel Core i5 or i7 chip with Intel Iris Xe graphics. There’s also up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 1TB SSD.
“Creating the world’s first foldable PC was a major technological challenge. Improving on that is a real achievement. We want the next-gen ThinkPad X1 Fold to be the benchmark for premium productivity, creativity and enjoyment,” said Jerry Paradise, Vice President of Commercial Product Center, Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo. “Our strong foundations in design, engineering, and exceptional partnerships with Intel, Microsoft, and countless others have helped us build a versatile engineering masterpiece. The new ThinkPad X1 Fold redefines a category we created.”
The battery inside the ThinkPad X1 Fold (2022) is a 48 WHr as standard but can be configured with a additional 16 WHr battery. It’ll also come with a 65W AC Rapid Charger in the box.
For ports, the PC comes with 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 and a nano-SIM card tray.
Other specs include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and options 5G. There’s also a 5MP camera with IR support for Windows Hello and a Touch Fingerprint reader included on the keyboard.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold (2022) is launching in November for $2,499 USD. Canadian pricing and availability will announced closer to launch.
Lenovo Glasses T1
In addition to the new ThinkPad X1 Fold, Lenovo also announced a wearable display called the Glasses T1.
The Glasses T1 are similar to products like the Nreal Air or HTC Vive Flow. Those products let plug in the glasses to your smartphone and you can watch content or play games on a larger virtual screen.
“Every day, people all over the world are increasingly shifting to mobile devices for entertainment and productivity,” said Eric Yu, Senior Vice President of Commercial Product Center and SMB Segment, Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo. “Screen real-estate can be a big bottleneck in the user experience. With a solution like the Lenovo Glasses T1, users have a portable and private big screen experience and can get more value from their phones and laptops.”
The Lenovo Glasses T1 connect via USB-C and are compatible with Android, Windows, iOS (via an adapter sold separately) and MacOS devices.
The glasses use a Micro OLED display and offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution per eye and 60 Hz.
The Lenovo Glasses T1 will be launching in China first in late 2022 as the Lenovo Yoga Glasses. They’ll then launch in other markets in 2023.
While official pricing hasn’t been announced for the Lenovo Glasses T1, the company is aiming for an under $500 USD price tag.
Official pricing of the Lenovo Glasses T1 will be announced closer to launch.