While a lot of the focus on folding screen tech was snatched up by the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, Lenovoo has decided to come out with something that might end up being more practical. Rather than giving us yet another foldable phone, they instead chose to give us a folding laptop. Not that laptops don’t already fold, but the new prototype does double-duty as a large 13.3″ detachable. Picture something like the Microsoft Surface that can be paired with a keyboard accessory. Then you can take the screen and bend it down the middle, with the bottom half doubling as a keyboard!
Lenovo doesn’t have a name for its new foldable prototype yet, though the ThinkPad logo on its back/lid would indicate that it will be joining its business-oriented lineup. And since it’s adopting the ThinkPad name, Lenovo also promises that whatever iteration of this device ends up hitting the market will have undergone military-grade durability testing, if that’s something that worries you about foldables.
Being a prototype, the end product will probably look much different and certainly more refined that what was demoed. For what its worth though, the 13.3″ 4:3 screen was manufactured by LG and comes with 2K resolution. It also has a Wacom stylus that can be kept on-device thanks to a built in loop.
So what do you guys think? Is this something you’d look forward to in 2020? Let me know in the comments below!