In smartphones, tablets and laptops oftensimilar technological advances are used. Most recently, the first mobile devices were presented, equipped with flexible screens that allow you to turn a gadget into a full-fledged tablet. Lenovo decided to keep up with the newfangled trend and demonstrated the world's first laptop with a flexible display. Representatives of the company assure that the device will go on sale in 2020 and will be one of the models of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 line.
The gadget shown to journalists is equipped with 13.3-inch flexible touchscreen OLED-display with a resolution of 2K (1920 x 1440 pixels, aspect ratio in the expanded form of 3: 2) from the company LG. When the screen is bent, two parts are produced, each with a 9.6-inch diagonal. In this case, the device has different operating scenarios. The user can use the product in the format of a laptop, tablet, book or even a miniature candy bar on Windows 10.
Note that earlier, Lenovo has alreadyexperimented with a "virtual keyboard laptop". But then the Lenovo Yoga Book was equipped with two screens, one of which could draw, write or display a virtual numeric keypad, the second was intended for the standard display of the desktop. In the new device there is no structural separation between the screens, they are part of one single display. In the new laptop with a flexible screen, the so-called “book format” is provided, when the gadget is located as a book, and on the pages you can view various content. You can also take notes with the Wacom included stylus and connect an additional Bluetooth keyboard to enter text. Cover-stand also allows you to place the device on the table in expanded form and carry in your hands like a diary.
All the technical characteristics of the novelty,which is still only a prototype, the developer did not voice. We only know that the gadget will work on an Intel chip running Windows 10. The sample presented to the public now has two USB Type-C connectors, an IR camera compatible with Windows Hello, and stereo speakers. The mass of the prototype is less than a kilogram. The battery capacity is also unknown, but according to Lenovo, the device will be able to work all day (working or daily, not specified).
The price of the future device with a flexible screen has not yet been disclosed. For comparison, it can be noted that smartphones with a bending display cost from 1900 to 2600 dollars.