Lenovo’s new folding-screen laptop isn’t the kind of gadget we typically write about here at Popular Science, and that’s because it’s not fully baked. There’s no price, for one, and the most specific info we have regarding an actual release date is sometime in 2020. It doesn’t even have a name. What makes this prototype worth talking about is the timing of its announcement, which occurred at a moment when consumers are trying to decide how they feel about folding screens on the whole.
What is it?
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The new Lenovo laptop, which is part of its ThinkPad X1 family, has a 13.3-inch OLED display that stretches across the entire face of the device, save for some bezel that surrounds the screen. There’s no keyboard. Instead you can rely on a software keyboard that appears in the bottom half of the screen’s user interface, or connect a wireless keyboard to use the Lenovo like a typical flat display. It has a 1920 x 1440 pixel resolution and an Intel processor inside.
The screen will work in a variety of different orientations,...