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Lenovo Launches the ThinkPad X1 Nano and the X1 Fold

Lenovo has launched the new ThinkPad X1 Nano and the X1 Fold. The “lightest ThinkPad ever” at just 907g, breaks new ground for performance and functionality in an incredibly featherweight package. Lenovo’s first ThinkPad based on Intel Evo platform and powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processors, the X1 Nano delivers supreme speed and intelligence while maintaining outstanding battery life, stunning visuals are delivered through a narrow-bezel 13-inch 2K display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, and four speakers and four 360-degree microphones enhance the audio-visual capabilities. For truly immersive user experience, the X1 Nano supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. State of the art connectivity is provided by WiFi 6 and optional 5G will deliver higher bandwidth capability and drive new levels of always on always connected efficiency and collaboration in a new hybrid working world.

Lenovo has launched the new ThinkPad X1 Nano and the X1 Fold. The “lightest ThinkPad ever” at just 907g, breaks new ground for performance and functionality in an incredibly featherweight package. Lenovo’s first ThinkPad based on Intel Evo platform and powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processors, the X1 Nano delivers supreme speed and intelligence while maintaining outstanding battery life, stunning visuals are delivered through a narrow-bezel 13-inch 2K display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, and four speakers and four 360-degree microphones enhance the audio-visual capabilities. For truly immersive user experience, the X1 Nano supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. State of the art connectivity is provided by WiFi 6 and optional 5G will deliver higher bandwidth capability and drive new levels of always on always connected efficiency and collaboration in a new hybrid working world.

Lenovo today is also delighted to announce that the world’s first foldable PC, ThinkPad X1 Fold, is available to order and will ship in a few weeks. A pinnacle of engineering innovation, the X1 Fold offers a revolutionary mix of portability and versatility that defines a new computing category enabled by Intel Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology and made possible by Intel’s Project Athena innovation program. Blending familiar functionality that we all know from smartphones, tablets, and laptops into a single foldable PC device that will forever reshape the way you work, play, create and connect.  With optional 5G, you can trust that your connection speed is more secure and optimized where available and that you are better protected with ThinkShield security features.

At less than one kilogram, ThinkPad X1 Nano is the lightest ever ThinkPad. It delivers one of the most complete ultralight laptop packages today with supreme performance, displays, sound and security.

  • Packed with up to 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, X1 Nano features the world’s best processors for thin-and-light laptops, delivering up to 2.7x faster content creation, more than 20% faster office productivity and more than 2x faster gaming plus streaming in real-world workflows over competitive products.
  • Thunderbolt 4 offers fast, single cable connection to power, monitors, storage and many other external devices.
  • X1 Nano is the first ThinkPad to feature an updated suite of AI and biometric ThinkShield security features. These range from new voice recognition and human presence detection that enable zero touch login and device lock when the user walks away to the familiar Match on Chip Fingerprint Reader.
  • X1 Nano can be preloaded with Windows 10 Pro or Ubuntu Linux OS and features optional 5G for future-ready connectivity.
  • A 13-inch Dolby Vision 2K display with a 16:10 aspect ratio offers expansive views and 100% sRGB ensures clarity and color accuracy. Touch display options are also available.
  • The speaker system includes four speakers with Dolby Atmos support for immersive sound and combined with four 360-degree microphones ensure you are loud and clear during audio and video calls.

“We are excited to bring to market not just one, but two incredible devices that are going to reshape users’ experience while working from home, the office and anywhere in between, said Mohammed Hilili, Lenovo Gulf and East Africa. “Providing users with the pioneering audio/video screen experience, always on 5G connectivity, ultra-light and ultra-mobile products for a new hybrid working world, is something we are proud of.”

“We are building on our history of co-engineering with Lenovo to drive innovation and deliver new PC experiences to market,” said Gregory Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group. “The ThinkPad X1 Nano and ThinkPad X1 Fold, both made possible by the Project Athena innovation program, exemplify our commitment to PC innovation and delivering the best laptop experiences for getting things done.”

ThinkPad X1 Fold with Windows 10 is available to order now and will ship in a few weeks, with prices starting at $2,499. ThinkPad X1 Nano is expected to be available in 4th quarter 2020. Prices are expected to start from $1,399.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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