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Lenovo Shows Off World’s First Foldable PC

Lenovo has decided to take it to the next level while leaving Samsung’s folding phone look like a child’s toy by unveiling a prototype machine at its Accelerate event in Orlando. The company has shown off the world’s first foldable PC that can double up as a small-screen laptop, big-screen desktop, a book-format tablet or even a stylus-operated sketchbook.

The foldable PC doesn’t have a name yet, but it is slated to join the ThinkPad X1 family once it makes its commercial debut. The foldable PC is about the size of two 13 inches laptop screens stuck together, and features a seamless, flexible OLED touchscreen that runs on entire one side of it while offering a 2K resolution display.

The foldable PC will be running Windows. Those who have seen it up close say that it runs in a 4:3 aspect ratio when it is folded out but comes with a battery that will last you all day long and with USB-C ports on its sides. It will come with its own stylus. However, don’t let its size fool you; it has been designed to work as any full-fledged PC would.  You can have a touchscreen keyboard pop up on the bottom of the screen and use it as a laptop, but it won’t be too comfortable for an extended amount of time. You can also pair a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse while you use it is in laptop format or can transform it into a small desktop machine.

The pricing, specs, and availability of the foldable PC will be made public in 2020. Although the machine seems to offer a lot of flexibility, we are not too sure if this will prove beneficial or simply confusing to the consumers out there. As of right now, laptops are on par with the PCs, and you can always add an external display along with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to transform your laptop into a desktop version of PC. Considering all of this, the foldable PC sure seems redundant. But we will have to wait and see if this catches on!