The X1 Fold is aiming for the same basic target as the Samsung Galaxy Fold—but in a more laptop-ish form factor.
Enlarge / The X1 Fold is aiming for a similar primary goal because the Samsung Galaxy Fold—however in a extra laptop-ish type issue.

Lenovo

Lenovo is following on Dell’s heels with an announcement of two 13-inch Intel Tiger Lake powered laptops of its personal—however Lenovo’s new designs are significantly additional “on the market” than Dell’s. Lenovo’s two new designs are the X1 Nano—a standard however ultralight laptop computer weighing in at lower than two kilos—and X1 Fold, a not-exactly-laptop design with a folding display.
Sure, you learn that proper—the X1 Fold is to characteristic a folding LCD show, aiming on the similar primary goal Samsung did with the Galaxy Fold. Our personal Ron Amadeo reviewed the Galaxy Fold in January and was very unimpressed, however it has been almost a yr, and Lenovo might nicely have discovered just a few issues that Samsung didn’t. We’re reserving judgment on the X1 Fold till we will get one in our palms.

X1 Nano

The X1 Nano is a reasonably simple design—it is extraordinarily glossy and light-weight, however other than that, it is an ordinary 13-inch laptop computer. It will likely be obtainable in black, as proven above, with no additional colours introduced at the moment.

It is value stressing simply how skinny and light-weight the X1 Nano is, although—it is about 25-percent lighter than the XPS 13, and 10-percent thinner. Its keyboard has an uncompressed arrow key structure—however it additionally has the Thinkpad Trackpoint, which is often both liked or hated with equal ferocity.

Rounding out the most important variations, the X1 Nano has giant cooling vents alongside the best aspect—a extra lap- or blanket-friendly association than the underside-only cooling vents on the XPS 13.

So far as ports go, the X1 Nano is much more minimalistic—you get two Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports and a 3.5mm audio jack. That is it.

The X1 Nano will begin at $1,400 and is predicted to be obtainable in This fall 2020.

X1 Fold

The X1 Fold is one other Tiger Lake powered, 13-inch light-weight laptop computer design from Lenovo. Besides it is not fairly a laptop computer, in response to Lenovo’s personal press about it. Besides when it’s, in fact.

Confused but? We do not blame you. We suspect it is a bit of too early for anybody to essentially know fairly how a folding display is (and isn’t) really extra helpful than a traditional one—however in case you’re an early adopter, the Fold is—or not less than might be—right here for you.

Absolutely unfolded, the X1 Fold sports activities a 4:3 13.3-inch QXGA (2048×1536) touchscreen show, at 300 nits brightness. Nevertheless it would not must be totally unfolded—it may be folded roughly in half both inward or outward and may be configured to show separate home windows on both aspect of the seam.

The Fold virtually actually packs a greater digital camera than the X1 Nano; the Nano’s spec sheet merely specifies “HD digital camera”—which may imply as little as 0.9MP (720p)—however the Fold’s specifies 5MP (2560×1920).

The X1 Fold is accessible to preorder now, with costs beginning at $2,500. We shouldn’t have concrete delivery or common availability dates but.

Specs

Lenovo is enjoying its {hardware} and software program configuration choices a lot nearer to the chest than Dell did; we have been given a common vary however no specifics on many configurable choices, reminiscent of working system and CPU. What we do know to date follows under.

X1 Nano

X1 Fold

Working System As much as Home windows 10 Professional or Linux Home windows 10 Professional
CPU As much as Eleventh-generation Core i7 with Iris Xe graphics Intel Core Processor with Intel Hybrid Expertise and UHD 11 graphics
RAM As much as 16GiB LPDDR4x 8GiB LPDDR4x
Storage As much as 1TB PCIe SSD As much as 1TB PCIe SSD
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  • 13-inch 2K (2160×1350) 450 nit
  • 13-inch 2K (2160×1350) 450 nit, contact
13.3-inch versatile QXGA OLED 4:3 (2048×1536) 300 nit, contact
Battery 48 Watt-hour battery, as much as 17 hours claimed runtime 50 Watt-hour battery, as much as 11 hours claimed runtime
Optical Drive none none
Ports
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4/USB type-C
  • 1x 3.5mm audio combo jack
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4/USB type-C
  • 1 SIM card
Community Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX-201
LTE 5G CAT20
LTE 4G CAT9
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 6 (unspecified)
5G sub-6GHz with 4G LTE (CAT20) protection
Bluetooth 5.1
Dimensions 11.5×8.2×0.6 inches (293×208×14mm) Unfolded: 299×236×12mm
Folded: 158×236×28mm
Weight Beginning at 1.99 lbs (0.9 kg) 2.2 lbs (1 kg)

 

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