Lenovo showcases 'the world's first foldable PC' at CES 2020 featuring a ...

Lenovo showcases ‘the world’s first foldable PC’ at CES 2020 featuring a durable 13.3-inch screen that can be folded in half like a book The ThinkPad X1 Fold will be released in mid-2020 and retail for around $2,500 It will have a foldable 13.3-inch screen that supports multitasking Lenovo promises substantially more durability than the Samsung Galaxy Fold

By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:28 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 18:29 GMT, 7 January 2020

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Lenovo is showing attendees at this year's CES in Las Vegas an ambitious new laptop, which the company describes as ‘the world’s first foldable PC.’

Called the ThinkPad X1 Fold, the device appears at first glance like a normal tablet featuring a 13.3-inch OLED screen. 

When coupled with an external magnetic Bluetooth keyboard and set on its side with a builtin kickstand, the Fold can be used like a standard laptop.

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (pictured above) will be the 'world's first foldable PC' when it releases in mid-2020

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (pictured above) will be the 'world's first foldable PC' when it releases in mid-2020

Users can also literally bend the screen in half, either folding it closed like a book, or bending it to a 90-degree angle.

When the screen is folded at a right angle, it can be used to multitask, with one program running on the top and another running on the bottom. 

For instance, users can connect to a video conference call on the upright part of the screen, while having a spreadsheet or word processing document open on the bottom half. 

The Fold will also have a virtual keyboard that can be pulled up at any time in case the external keyboard is unavailable.

Lenovo says the Fold will retail for around $2,500 and will be available in mid-2020, though an exact date has not been finalized.

The Fold can also be used like a traditional laptop in conjunction with an external Bluetooth keyboard

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