As a compact computer inspired by the traditional bento box, the first ThinkPads became an icon in the 1990s thanks to the impressive design by Richard Sapper. The ThinkPad X1 Fold is an innovative, future-oriented reinterpretation of the classic notebook or laptop computer. Elegant in appearance, the 13.3" OLED screen system folds down to a practical size of 7.2" so that it can be carried easily like a small paper book. The stylish design includes a keyboard that wirelessly charges off the system and an exclusive leather folio cover, which also serves to protect against impact. Moreover, the folio case also has an integrated kickstand and holds the active stylus which only presents itself to the user when the device is opened. This innovative form factor allows the system to be used flexibly as a tablet or laptop and even as an e-book reader. Based on a well-thought-out concept, it combines all these possibilities into a single multi-mode device. The high performance and reliability are based on Intel Core processors with Intel hybrid technology. Adopting and further developing the possibilities of OLED technology has resulted in the emergence of a flexible, portable system that seamlessly adapts to its users and their increasingly mobile lifestyle – combining entertainment, work and creativity in a highly compact foldable laptop computer.
Statement by the Jury
With its impressively elegant folding feature, the ThinkPad X1 Fold pushes the boundaries of notebooks. As its 13.3" OLED display can be folded down to a highly compact size of 7.2", it can be carried around comfortably like a book. Highly robust, the device combines the future-oriented possibilities of multifunctional use as both a tablet and laptop. The design successfully manages a perfect integration of all elements as well as high quality in detail.