The foldable revolution is coming, and it will be televised. Or at least, caught on video. For Lenovo is here to remind everyone that its ThinkPad X1 Fold is ready for prime time.
Not only did it wow with its novel form factor, its most notable feature was that it was projected to run both Windows 10 and Windows 10X. In essence, the ThinkPad X1 Fold was supposed to be the first device powered by the new operating system.
Fast forward to today, and we have news that Microsoft is yet to finalize its new OS.
Windows 10X needs more time in the oven to be complete. And by the same flip of the coin, the Surface Neo, the company’s own device that runs the operating system has also been delayed.
So, what does Lenovo do?
The company is ready to rumble. Word is that release of the Windows 10 version of the ThinkPad X1 Fold is imminent, while the Windows 10X variant will also come at some point in the future — once Microsoft deems the platform ready.
And to remind everyone that this new machine will soon be in the house, the company has rolled out this new video:
This is what Lenovo has to say about this:
“Co-engineered with Intel, the Always Connected PC is powered by Intel Core™ Processors with Intel Hybrid Technology and will initially be available with Windows 10 in mid-2020. Lenovo is planning on offering ThinkPad X1 Fold with Windows 10X at a later date for an enhanced foldable user experience. Furthermore, optional 5G connectivity will enable new ways of working wherever, whenever and however you want.”
This new foldable PC is not for the faint of heart, though. It comes with topline specs, and a topline price to match. With a 13.3-inch display in full flat mode, and a 4:3 aspect ratio, it will be sold for $2,499, making it one of the more expensive Windows 10 devices in the wild.
Small price to pay for the novelty factor, eh?