Lenovo Announces a New Laptop That Can — Wait for It — Fold in Half

Are you gonna tell them or should we?

By Alex Lauer

 
Lenovo Announces a New Laptop That Can — Wait for It — Fold in Half
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22 June 2017

What do we want from laptops in the future? Lighter, faster, stronger, maybe some holograms.

Flexible screens, though? We’re interested, and Lenovo is offering. (Sort of.)

The Chinese-based tech company hosted an event in New York on Tuesday to present their offerings in the enterprise market, something a general audience wouldn’t find particularly stimulating. So they dropped this nugget to stir the pot: a flexible screen laptop concept.

But from their tweet above, you’ll notice a few things, which have been pointed out by many a Twitterer. They tout a “foldable PC.” By PC, it seems they mean laptop. And if we’re talking laptops, well, you’ve probably noticed that they already fold. The design also features a built-in keyboard, red pointing stick found on the company’s ThinkPads, and voice and stylus interactivity.

Of course, as shown in the rendering, the drama comes from the screen being part of the fold, and the bent form looking more like a folder than a computer. But with the flexible screen breakthrough being a mirage in the tech world for years, what is Lenovo’s plan to finally reach it? As the Verge notes, with  “advanced materials” and “new screen technologies.” In other words, don’t hold your breath.

Unfortunately it seems this was a stab at creating some viral content out of an otherwise ho-hum brand event. But if there’s anything that can inspire a tech company to innovate, it’s becoming a joke on social media.

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