Lenovo brings the world’s first foldable PC to the UAE


The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is coming soon to the UAE. It builds on Lenovo’s history, leveraging the latest in foldable technology and connectivity.

Durable design

With the ThinkPad X1, you find a crisp 13.3-inch OLED display in a compact form factor. The X1 Fold weighs 999g, constructed out of lightweight alloys and carbon fibre. To further bolster is premium look, you can also pair it with a leather folio cover.

The hinge mechanism found on the ThinkPad X1 Fold

The new PC stems from years of research and development. Lenovo’s ThinkPad devices are synonymous with reliability and performance, and the ThinkPad X1 Fold is no different. It features multi-layer frames to support and protect the display alongside a unique multi-link torque hinge mechanism for the smoothest folding experience, without a crease. Furthermore, the OLED display itself has gone through extensive performance and durability testing including ball dropping, pen tapping and dynamic stress tests.

Seamless performance

Co-engineered with Intel, the X1 Fold features ‘Always Connected PC’ powered by Intel Core Processors with Intel Hybrid Technology. For a further boost in speed, you can opt for a 5G-enabled version of the device as well. Other internals include up to 1TB of PCIe-NVMe M.2 SSD storage, 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a 50Whr battery supporting 65W Rapid Charge. Accompanying the hardware comes the device’s unique mode-switching software. This is designed for Windows 10, allowing the ThinkPad X1 fold to adapt to multiple use cases.

Modes of use

Given the ThinkPad X1 Fold is a versatile device, giving you the ability to use its display for multiple operations. You could participate in a video call and take notes simultaneously or use the device in various portrait or landscape modes for other use cases. In its latter, you get a integrated kickstand within its leather folio cover for better viewing angles.

With the ThinkPad X1 Fold, Lenovo envisions multiple use cases

Aside from the device itself, the X1 Fold also comes with a Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard which secures onto the device using magnets. For faster note-taking, signing of documentation and brainstorming, you can also take advantage of Lenovo’s Active Pen.

Pricing and availability

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is available for pre-order now priced at Dh14,999. The pre-order will also include a Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard and Active Pen. The X1 Fold will land in stores in early 2021.


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