Most 2-in-1 computers only have one side for the screen, and either the keyboard detaches, or folds over. Lenovo has changed this idea with the X1 Fold, as the screen can fold to laptop, or a full 13.1 inch tablet. During the Pepcom event, I learned about this, the Legion Slim 7i, and other new machines.
ThinkPad X1 Fold
Whether you use it as a tablet, or a laptop, this folio-style mobile device will transform how you work. The 13.1 inch foldable screen opens up in many ways to fit your need.
Inside is a Intel® Core™ Processor with Intel® Hybrid Technology with Intel UHD 11th Gen Graphics, Integrated UHD 11th Gen Graphics, 8 GB LPDDR4x memory, and up to 1 TB in storage (through NVMe M.2 2242 SSD). Base model comes with 256 GB SSD
This machine can run Windows, and the Discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0 controls security on this device.
WI-FI-6, Bluetooth 5.1, and optional Nano Sim Card slot. You can upgrade to the Optional WWAN CAT20 5G/LTE modem.
There are two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 slots. This can be used with a docking station, charge the X1 Fold, and more.
Camera & Audio
Single camera at 5 MP, with HD RGB, and IR sensor for focus and light correction.
Audio is Dolby Atmos sound speaker system, which runs to headphones via Bluetooth, or USB audio connector. 4-microphones inside the tablet for conference calling.
Inside is a 50 Whr internal battery that will take you through a 10 hour day. Rapid charge 65W USB-C plug included.
ThinkPad X1 Fold Display Unfolded
When you use the tablet unfolded, you get a full 13.3 inch QXGA 2k OLED touchscreen. This will play video at 2048×1536, and has a brightness rating of 300 nits. The screen color is DCI-P3 for a wider color range than sRGB, developed by LG.
If you half-fold the X1 Fold, you can use it like a laptop. Unfold the screen all the way, open the kickstand (within the outer folio), and dock it to a keyboard/mouse for a desktop experience.
With Lenovo’s hinge design, the device will not fold the wrong way, as well as not buckle under pressure when you are tapping on the screen. It may fold inside itself if you are holding and tapping on the middle (won’t know until I can test the machine out).
The X1 Fold has an optional keyboard, and stylus for additional functions. The keyboard layout can be set on the half-folded screen to give it more of a Laptop feel.
The Lenovo X1 Fold will be out shortly at $2495. Pre-Order Here
Legion Slim 7i Gaming Laptop
The Yoga Slim 7i series is the worlds lightest RTX enabled gaming laptop. At 15 inches, you can get great frame rates for your game play. Options on NVIDIA graphics up to the GeForce 2060 Max-Q, and 10th Generation Intel Core processors (up to Core i9-10980HK) . Up to 32 GB RAM, and 2TB NVMe PCIe SSD.
The Slim 7i series also has WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, Dolby Atmos, Thunderbolt 3.0, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and power adapter.
This laptop also starts at a weight of 3.96 lbs, in an aluminum frame. The laptop comes in Slate Grey.
The Legion Slim 7i starts at $1,699, and available here
Lenovo Yogo 900 Series
Updates to the 900 series Yoga line, with a new touchpad – all glass, and a large area, haptic touch trackpad.