“Slated” for release in November 2022, Lenovo has announced its new foldable PC, the X1 Fold 16".
The screen size increased (haha, “crease”) from the original 13.3" to a 4:3 aspect ratio 16" screen, so when folded it has two 12" 3:2 aspect ratio screens. When used with the keyboard laid flat on the lower half, that means you’d probably still have a good laptop experience. This PCMag hands-on video is worth a watch to get a sense of the various modes.
It’s 25% thinner than the previous model, and it got a notable spec bump: the new max specs are a 13W 12th Gen U9-series i7 CPU, 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. It features USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, a nano-SIM slot, Wi-Fi 6E, and optional 5G.
Battery is 48Wh, with room for an optional 16Wh built in battery (there’s an actual internal slot for that).
The stand+keyboard combo are sold separately. Weight is 2.82 lbs for the screen, and 1.37 for the keyboard and stand, for a total of 4.19 lbs, not bad for a 16" “laptop”.
Lenovo claims it’s even user repairable. It can be opened up to swap the SSD for example, although that process involves a heat gun.
Available November 2022 starting at $2500 without keyboard.
Photo by PCMag
Ars techica hands-on report: