Lenovo is rocking the fences with unusual Tiger Lake laptop designs

Lenovo is rocking the fences with unusual Tiger Lake laptop designs
Zoom in / The X1 Fold aims at the same primary goal as the Samsung Galaxy Fold – but in a more laptop form factor.


Lenovo is following Dell heels With the announcement of two 13-inch Intel Tiger Lake laptops to work with – but Lenovo’s new designs are more “in” than Dell’s. Two new Lenovo designs are the X1 Nano – a traditional yet lightweight laptop that weighs less than two pounds – and the X1 Fold, a non-laptop design with a foldable screen. Yes, you read it right – the X1 Fold comes with a foldable LCD screen, with the same primary goal that Samsung did with the Galaxy Fold. Our Ron Amadeo Accept Galaxy Fold in January and wasn’t too impressed, but it’s been nearly a year, and Lenovo might have discovered some things that Samsung hasn’t. We’re reserving judgment on the X1 Fold so we can get one in our hands.

X1 nano

The X1 Nano has a simple and straightforward design – it’s extremely sleek and lightweight, but apart from that, it’s a standard 13-inch laptop. It will be available in black, as shown above, with no further colors announced at this time.

It’s worth emphasizing how thin and light the X1 Nano is, even though it’s about 25 percent lighter than the XPS 13, and 10 percent thinner. Its keyboard has an unpressed arrow key layout – but it also has a Thinkpad Trackpoint, which is usually liked or hated just as fiercely.

To complement the key differences, the X1 Nano has large cooling vents along the right side – a more convenient arrangement of the vents or blanket than the cooling vents found on the underside only on the XPS 13.

As far as ports go, the X1 Nano is simpler – you get two Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C ports and a 3.5mm audio jack. This is.

The X1 Nano will start at $ 1,400 and is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2020.

X1 fold

The X1 Fold is another lightweight, powered Tiger Lake laptop design, 13-inch from Lenovo. Except that it’s not entirely a laptop, according to Lenovo’s press on the topic. Except when it is of course.

Confused yet? We don’t blame you. We think it’s too early for anyone to really know how a foldable (and not) screen is really more useful than a traditional screen – but if you’re an early adopter, the Fold feature – or at least it will be – is here for you.

The X1 Fold is fully revealed, it comes with a 4: 3 13.3-inch QXGA (2048 x 1536) touchscreen, brightness of 300 nits but doesn’t need to be fully exposed – folds roughly in half either inward or outward and can be configured to display Separate windows on either side of the seam.

The Fold almost certainly packs a better camera than the X1 Nano; The Nano spec sheet simply defines a “high-resolution camera” – which may mean less than 0.9 megapixels (720p) – but folding specifies 5 megapixels (2560 x 1920).

The X1 Fold is available for pre-order now, with Prices start at $ 2,500. We do not have specific shipping dates or general availability yet.


Lenovo plays its hardware and software configuration options closer to the box than Dell does; We’ve got a general scope but not details on many configurable options, such as OS and CPU. What we know so far follows below.

X1 nano

X1 fold

OSEven Windows 10 Pro or LinuxWindows 10 Pro
CPUUp to 11th generation Core i7 with Iris Xe graphicsIntel Core processor with Intel Hybrid technology and UHD 11 graphics
storageUp to 1 TB PCIe SSDUp to 1 TB PCIe SSD
  • 13-inch 2K (2160 x 1350) 450 nits
  • 13-inch 2K (2160 x 1350) 450 lumens, touch
13.3 inch Flexible QXGA OLED 4: 3 (2048 x 1536) 300 lumens, touch
the battery48Wh battery, up to 17h runtime50 WHr Battery, 11 Hours Playtime
Optical drivenothingnothing
  • 2 Thunderbolt 4 / USB Type-C ports
  • 3.5mm combo audio jack
  • 2 Thunderbolt 4 / USB Type-C ports
  • Single SIM card
Network connectionIntel Wi-Fi 6 AX-201
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 6 (unspecified)
5G sub-6 GHz with 4G LTE (CAT20) coverage
Bluetooth 5.1
Dimensions11.5 x 8.2 x 0.6 in (293 x 208 x 14 mm)Unfolded: 299 x 236 x 12mm
Folded: 158 x 236 x 28mm
WeightStarting at 1.99 lbs (0.9 kg)2.2 lbs (1 kg)

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