Lenovo shows a prototype of a laptop screen foldable

Although the Galaxy Fold and Mate X have everything to prove, Lenovo already at top speed and ad, not a smartphone screen foldable, but a laptop screen foldable. The chinese manufacturer has presented to the press a prototype of a device equipped with an OLED display LG that can close like a book.

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The device has no physical keyboard, would it not be better to speak of tablet foldable ? Lenovo insists on the term ‘laptop, having regard to the operating system (Windows), Intel processor (we don’t know which) and the screen size (13,3″, for a definition of 1920 x 1440 pixels).

The first taken in hand (Engadget, Ars Technica, The Verge…) already show an interesting possibility offered by the screen foldable : the device is placed on the thighs, the lower part of the screen can accommodate the virtual keyboard while the upper part is tilted in front of itself for a good vision (the device does not switch in this position, the lower part, which contains the battery, is heavier).

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You can also take the device to half-open, like a book, for a better grip, or use it in a more conventional, screen fully unfolded, with a small physical keyboard wireless as well as a stylus.

Lenovo reports that it works for already three years on this product which has no name yet but that will be part of the family of portable high-end ThinkPad X1. A lot of work remains to be done : the operating system and the apps are not yet adapted to the screens flexible — but Microsoft is working on the topic — and the material itself is unfinished. According to the journalists, the viewing angles of the screen are mediocre, the tint turns blue when you look at the display of bias.

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Many questions remain unanswered : what will become of the autonomy of the components, the price and the durability, in particular ? Lenovo still has the time to fine-tune its product. The output is not expected before 2020, without more of precision.

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