Gadgets with folding screens are no longer just a concept. Starting with smartphones, folding screens are now starting to be adopted into computing devices. The pioneer is the ThinkPad X1 Fold from Lenovo. Curious about the sophistication of the world’s first folding PC? Check out his review as follows.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Desain Design
Bringing the ThinkPad X1 Fold folding screen design does look very futuristic. Another advantage is its very compact dimensions. Very space-saving and easy to fit in the bag. It is also light in weight. Only about 0.9 Kg. Suitable for users with high mobility.
The appearance is also exclusive and very premium. The body case that carries the magnesium alloy material is covered with black leather material. When folded, at first glance it looks very similar to an agenda book.
It also carries a military standard ThinkPad tough body design (MIL-STD 810H). According to Lenovo, the ThinkPad X1 Fold carries a total design of 11 layers. One of the layer structures is carbon fiber. This premium material is popular for its toughness and extremely light weight.
Each manufacturer that presents a device with a folding screen has its own superior screen hinge technology. Likewise with Lenovo. If you look closely, the design of the ThinkPad X1 Fold’s folding screen is indeed different.
The ThinkPad X1 Fold features a highly innovative multilink torque display hinge design . Besides being tougher, another advantage of this screen hinge is that it can allow the screen to be opened and closed very smoothly. Almost no friction. That way, the flexible screen will remain safe for long-term use.
In fact, additional testing was also carried out on the X1 Fold to ensure the screen can handle the pressure when opened and closed. That way, in our opinion, users no longer need to worry about durability.
One compromise of its innovative design is in the connectivity sector. There are only two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports it carries. For other connectivity, the solution is simply to add a USB-C Hub docking accessory.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Layar Screen
The ThinkPad X1 Fold’s flexible display panel features OLED technology. The screen resolution is 2K 2048 x 1536 pixels. When fully open, the screen panel measures 13.3 inches. The response of the panel with the touch of a finger is very good. The screen also supports 10 finger multitouch input and a stylus pen.
Meanwhile, the screen brightness level is up to 300 nits. Sufficiently adequate for use in bright lighting conditions. Carrying a high-resolution OLED display panel, this screen is indeed very pleasing to the eye. Images look very sharp with good color accuracy. Suitable for a variety of needs from work, reading, to enjoying multimedia content.
Features of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
In the sales package, Lenovo provides two accessories, namely a Bluetooth keyboard and a Lenovo Mod Pen. This keyboard is very small. But, quite comfortable to use for typing. You also don’t have to bother carrying a mouse because the trackpad area is already available. The dimensions of the trackpad are indeed small. However, it is sufficient for navigating the mouse pointer with a finger.
Meanwhile, the Lenovo Mod Pen comes with a hexagonal design that is similar to a real pen. The sensitivity is very good and accurate. It is very convenient to write or draw with this pen. Energy intake relies on a rechargeable battery that can be charged via the USB-C port. Another advantage, the battery supports fast recharge. With only 5 minutes of refill time, users can get about 250 minutes of usage time. One added value of the Lenovo Mod pen can also be stored in the mount on the keyboard.
As a folding screen device, the main feature of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is support for Lenovo mode Switcher. This feature will appear automatically when the screen is bent and allows the user to choose how to use the panel area of the screen. Do you want to use the full screen or split the screen into two parts. Mode switching also feels very responsive. To use this feature just make sure the screen orientation is unlocked.
Another feature of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is the support of AI-based smart features or artificial intelligence. Glance By Mirametrix and Lenovo Voice support are available here. Lenovo Voice allows you to control the X1 Fold via voice commands. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold has also brought a webcam camera with reliable privacy protection features for video conferencing.
Then, there are speakers with Dolby Atmos support and the Lenovo Commercial Vantage application. Like Lenovo Vantage, this application can be used to make it easier to make settings to scan overall performance. This device also supports WiFi6 like other modern laptops. One feature that is absent from the ThinkPad X1 Fold is the fingerprint sensor.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold usage mode
Thanks to its flexible folding screen, users can use the ThinkPad X1 Fold in various usage modes. The two accessories it carries can also support each mode of use so that its use is more optimal.
There are 4 modes that can be tried. First Landscape mode. In this mode the screen can be fully opened. Similar to tablets in general. To support its use in landscapes or horizontally, Lenovo also provides support legs that can be folded at the back of the body.
This mode is the most convenient and suitable to support productivity for users who want to work with their bluetooth keyboard and 13.3 inch full screen display. Or, ideal also to support presentation activities to enjoy multimedia content.
The second mode is Mini Clamshell Mode. In this mode you can use the ThinkPad X1 Fold like a laptop in general. As a result, the screen area that can be used is relatively narrow. This is because the built-in bluetooth keyboard allows it to be attached to some of the screen panels below it. Interestingly, when the keyboard is attached to the X1 Fold screen, the battery will automatically recharge. In our opinion, this method is very practical and smart. So, no need to bother recharging the battery. Alternatively, the keyboard battery can also be recharged via the micro-USB port.
This keyboard can stick firmly thanks to the magnetic concept. To facilitate mobility when the keyboard is attached the ThinkPad X1 Fold is also still possible to be fully folded. With the keyboard only adds a little thickness.
If you don’t want to use the keyboard, you can still use the screen area below. It is ideal for multitasking usage scenarios.
The next mode is Book Mode. In this mode you can use the ThinkPad X1 Fold like a book in a vertical position. Again, this mode is very convenient for multitasking. Both screens can be used to open different application windows or browsers.
Lastly is Portrait mode. In this mode the screen is fully opened again but vertically or portrait. It is ideal for opening long document files such as excel files. Or, it’s also convenient to use for drawing and sketching.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Performance
Entering the ThinkPad X1 Fold PC category, it carries specifications with an Intel Core processor. This device is powered by an Intel Core i5-L16G7 processor supported by 8GB of RAM. For storage space, there is an M.2 2242 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe SSD with a capacity of 1TB. It is large enough that you no longer need to use a microSD. The benchmark results are as follows.
With these specifications, as a machine to support daily productivity to enjoy multimedia content, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is sufficient. Performance feels quite fast. Multitasking opening multiple browser tabs or applications at the same time also feels smooth. The cooling system is also good. The performance of the fan is relatively very quiet and not noisy.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Baterai Battery
Carrying a 2K OLED display panel that is quite large in size can indeed have an impact on battery life. However, beyond our prediction the battery life was quite satisfactory.
We tested the battery using the ThinkPad X1 Fold in Landscape mode. In this mode for us it is more convenient to work. This is because it can take full advantage of the 13.3-inch screen panel and type with the keyboard separately. By activating Windows power saver mode, disabling the Location feature, the brightness level of the screen is about 30 percent, using all the OLED Power Settings features in Vantage at 30 second intervals, the ThinkPad X1 Fold’s battery life can last up to about 6 hours. Enough to accompany us to work almost all day.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is not really a performance race. However, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is a testament to the innovation and evolution of PC devices in the future. At least, a folding PC is no longer a concept. Along with the development of technology, we also believe that there is still a lot of potential and features that can be developed to make this device even more perfect in the future.
As a pioneer of folding PCs, the series of leading technologies that it brings have indeed made this device worthy of the title of the most compact and innovative business class PC in 2021. It is quite reasonable that the selling price is not cheap. The price of the ThinkPad X1 Fold is in the range of 59.99 Million Rupiah. If you don’t mind the selling price, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is very worth having for those of you who want to taste PC technology with the world’s first folding screen.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Suitable for
Top Tier businesspeople/professionals : Its compact dimensions and highly functional features are enough to support the trending mobile work lifestyle.
Technology Enthusiasts : For those of you who like advanced technology, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is the world’s first folding PC that you can try right now.
Pros of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold:
design + Military-standard rugged design +
Flexible 2K OLED display panel
+ Excellent screen hinge mechanism
+ Ultra-compact dimensions when folded
+ Adequate performance
+ Equipped with bluetooth keyboard accessories and stylus pen
Disadvantages of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold:
– Relatively expensive price
– Lack of connectivity ports
– Not equipped with a fingerprint sensor
– Windows application support on folding devices is still limited