Lenovo swings to fence with unusual Tiger Lake laptop design


in great shape / The X1 fold is aiming for the same basic goal as the Samsung Galaxy fold – but in a more laptop-ish form factor.

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Lenovo is following on Dell’s heels with the announcement of its own two 13-inch Intel Tiger Lake-powered laptops – but Lenovo’s new designs are significantly “further there” than Dell’s. Lenovo has two new designs — the X1 Nano — a traditional but ultralight night laptop weighing less than two pounds — and the X1 fold, not all — a laptop design with a folding screen. Yes, you read that the Right-X1 fold features a folding LCD display, which Samsung aimed at with the Galaxy fold. Our own Ron Amadeo reviewed the Galaxy Fold in January and was very disappointed, but it’s been almost a year, and Lenovo may well detect some things that Samsung didn’t. We are deciding on the X1 fold until we can take it into our own hands.

X1 nano

The X1 Nano is a very simple design – it is extremely sleek and lightweight, but other than that, it is a standard 13-inch laptop. It will be available in black, as shown above, no other colors have been announced at this time.

It’s worth emphasizing how thin and light the X1 Nano is, though — it’s about 25 percent lighter than the XPS 13, and 10 percent thinner. Its keyboard has an uncompressed arrow key layout – but it also has a ThinkPad trackpoint, which is usually either loved or hated with equal speed.

Meeting the major differences, the X1 Nano has larger cooling vents on the right — a more lap- or blanket-friendly arrangement than the underside-cooling vents on the XPS 13.

As far as ports go, the X1 Nano is even more minimalistic – you get two Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C ports and a 3.5mm audio jack. Bus.

The X1 Nano will debut at $ 1,400 and is expected to be available in Q4 2020.

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The X1 fold is another Tiger Lake powered, 13 inch lighter laptop design than Lenovo. Except that according to Lenovo’s own press, it’s not quite a laptop. Except when he is.

Confused yet? We do not blame you. We suspect that it might be too early for someone to really know how useful folding screens really are (and isn’t) compared to a traditional screen – but if you’re a beginner adopter, fold – or less Will be less than – here for you.

Fully surfaced, the X1 folded sports 4: 3 13.3-inch QXGA (2048 × 1536) touchscreen display, at 300 nits brightness. But it doesn’t need to be fully exposed – it can be folded in about half either inward or outward and can be configured to display separate windows on either side of the seam.

The fold almost certainly packs a better camera than the X1 Nano; The Nano’s spec sheet specifies only the “HD camera” —which can be equivalent to 0.9MP (720p) —but the specified 5MP (2560 × 1920) of the fold.

The X1 fold is now available to preorder, with prices starting at $ 2,500. We do not yet have solid shipping or general availability dates.

Specifications

Lenovo has played its hardware and software configuration options much closer to the chest than Dell; We are given a general category, but no details on many configuration options, such as operating system and CPU. What we know so far is given below.

X1 nano

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Operating System Up to windows 10 pro or linux Windows 10 pro
Cpu Up to 11th Generation Core i7 with Iris Xe Graphics Intel Core Processor with Intel Hybrid Technology and UHD 11 Graphics
RAM Up to 16GiB LPDDR4x 8GiB LPDDR4x
Storage Up to 1TB PCIe SSD Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
Display
  • 13-inch 2K (2160 × 1350) 450 nuts
  • 13-inch 2K (2160 × 1350) 450 nits, touch
13.3-inch flexible QXGA OLED 4: 3 (2048 × 1536) 300 nits, touch
The battery 48 watt-hour battery, claimed runtime up to 17 hours 50 watt-hour battery, claimed runtime of up to 11 hours
optical drive No one No one
Ports
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 / USB Type-C
  • 1x 3.5mm audio combo jack
  • 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 sub-6 GHz with 4G LTE (CAT20) coverage
Bluetooth 5.1
Dimensions 11.5 × 8.2 × 0.6 in (293 × 208 × 14 mm) Unfolded: 299 × 236 × 12 mm
Folded: 158 × 236 × 28 mm
Weight Starting at 1.99 pounds (0.9 kg) 2.2 lbs (1 kg)