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Lenovo Unveils Preview of the World’s First Foldable PC in ThinkPad X1 Family

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  1. Luna Link
    News articles: The Verge Ars Technica Engadget Tom's Guide The Ars Technica article has a lot of pictures of the device. It has a Bluetooth keyboard, though none of the articles say if the...

    News articles:

    The Verge

    Ars Technica

    Engadget

    Tom's Guide

    The Ars Technica article has a lot of pictures of the device. It has a Bluetooth keyboard, though none of the articles say if the keyboard actually attaches to the device (it seems like it will not, though).

    Lenovo seems to have opted to not try and hide the hinges, hopefully this will allow them to make a more sturdy device than what Samsung created.

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    Whom Link
    I don't get why I would fold it. I understood the Galaxy Fold, but why would I ever not have this unfolded? All I can think of is smaller storage, but seems like a lot of overengineering for a...

    I don't get why I would fold it. I understood the Galaxy Fold, but why would I ever not have this unfolded? All I can think of is smaller storage, but seems like a lot of overengineering for a device that's big enough that it'll need to be held in a bag or something anyway.

    Seems like a useless thing, but I'm totally cool with pressing forward with folding screens in general.

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    1. JXM Link Parent
      Michael Fisher/Mr. Mobile has a pretty good hands on that explains why...if you're somewhere that space is limited, like an airplane, then having it folded in half would be extremely useful....

      Michael Fisher/Mr. Mobile has a pretty good hands on that explains why...if you're somewhere that space is limited, like an airplane, then having it folded in half would be extremely useful.

      Granted, that's a niche use case, but this is an extremely niche product (...or prototype since it isn't even a "product" yet).

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  3. cfabbro Link
    I wonder if this will have the same issues as the Galaxy Fold? I hope at some point someone gets it right, because foldable screens are pretty cool. But I definitely wouldn't want to be an early...

    I wonder if this will have the same issues as the Galaxy Fold? I hope at some point someone gets it right, because foldable screens are pretty cool. But I definitely wouldn't want to be an early adopter of this tech unless I had money to burn and I could treat the device as non-essential.

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