Lenovo Foldable ThinkPad Hardware Ready
Lenovo has reportedly revealed its launch timeframe for its upcoming foldable ThinkPad XI hybrid notebook, stating the device hardware is ready.
First revealed in May, the ThinkPad XI will feature a 13.3 inch OLED display with a 2K resolution foldable display that can be used in tablet, book and clamshell modes, however no internal specifications have yet been officially revealed.
As reported by AnandTech, According to Gianfrano Lanci, COO of Lenovo when speaking at the Canalys Channels Forum the hardware for the new hybrid laptops is “ready” and will “probably” ship in Q2 next year.
However, he does note there are things to fix within the software, which he claims does not entirely depend on Lenovo.
Fortunately, this will see Lenovo ship the new ThinkPad XI several months in advance to Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface Neo, revealed earlier this month.
That being said, Lenovo has identified the Apple iPad Pro as its main competitor, seeking to take a chunk of the high-performance tablet market segment.
Milanka Muecke, director of global commercial communications and brand at Lenovo, describes the foldable ThinkPad XI as ‘full performance PC that fits in the palm of your hand’.
He describes its aesthetic as ‘a leather-bound notebook that you can carry with you all day long’.