Reference News Network reported on January 9 that foreign media said that Lenovo Group showed the internal structure of a foldable ThinkPad computer (ThinkPad X1 Fold) that will be sold for $ 2,499 (US $ 1, or 6.95 yuan) in the middle of the year in order to win back Confidence in this category of computers that have suffered some technical setbacks.
Singapore's Lianhe Zaobao quoted a Bloomberg report on January 7 stating that the early prototype of this 13-inch tablet could be folded in half. It was first made public last May, but the hardware technology behind it has been developed. This folding function makes the computer easier to carry, but some companies have not applied smoothly.
It is reported that in the display of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the display of this computer is fully unfolded, which is different from Samsung Galaxy Fold and Lenovo ’s upcoming Motorola Razr smartphone. In addition, this computer is compatible with keyboard accessories installed on the screen.
Christian Teismann, the president of Lenovo's commercial PC, reportedly said in an interview that the company has spent four years developing folding screen technology and that the computer can support a typical service life of three to four years.
According to the report, there are still about six months before the sale and shipment of this computer, it seems that this computer still needs some adjustments to run Microsoft Windows operating system smoothly. It uses a new Intel chip, which is slower than the chips usually used in other computers of the same price. Considering its price, this computer is likely to attract early adopters first, but technology companies are pushing foldable devices to eventually become mainstream. Lenovo will also offer a premium version of 5G, making it one of the first computers to adopt the new high-speed wireless standard.
(Responsible editor: Ma Changyan)