At IFA 2022, Lenovo unveiled the second generation of its folding laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Fold.
Unlike the 13.3-inch ThinkPad X1 Fold that Lenovo launched back in 2020, the new folding laptop is bigger, with a 16.3-inch OLED foldable display (2560 x 2024), 600 nits of peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3, and Dolby Vision support.
Powering the next-gen ThinkPad X1 Fold is an Intel vPro, an Intel Evo Design with up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, and Intel Iris Xe Graphics. It can have up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and up to a terabyte of SSD.
Lenovo is offering an optional full-size backlit ThinkPad keyboard, with TrackPoint and large haptic touchpad. The keyboard can magnetically attach to the lower half of the display for a classic laptop mode giving a full performance, 12-inch laptop experience. It can also be configured with an optional magnetic-attach pen utilizing Wacom protocol.
You can also use the ThinkPad X1 Fold as a 16.3-inch free-standing monitor with a Bluetooth keyboard, as a huge tablet, or in Book mode with a partly folded 16-inch display.
The new ThinkPad measures just 8.6mm thin unfolded and just 17.4mm folded. Like all ThinkPad laptops, the ThinkPad X1 Fold has been through Lenovo’s stringent testing methods in addition to MIL-STD-810H standards to maximize durability and reassurance. Even the 100% recycled woven performance fabric cover underwent a multitude of durability and reliability testing.
Other features include three Dolby Atmos-ready speakers, four mics with Dolby Voice, a 48Wh built-in battery, a Windows Hello-certified 5MP webcam, two Intel Thunderbolt 4, and one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2.
The next-gen ThinkPad X1 Fold with Windows 11 is expected to be available starting November 2022 starting at $2,499.