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ThinkPad X1 Fold and Yoga 5G: Lenovo’s Highlights At CES 2020

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

We’re back in Las Vegas for CES 2020 and we’re checking out Lenovo’s booth at The Venetian to see what they’re showing for this year’s tech show.

First off is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, which is the first foldable PC on the market. It’s fully functional as a tablet with an external tablet, or it can also be used as a book. There’s a third way of using the ThinkPad X1 Fold, which is folded in half in the Mini Clamshell mode which supports an on-screen keyboard mode.

The physical keyboard can be stored inside the system and charges wirelessly. An internal joke amongst the development team in Lenovo was that every tablet can fold once, but the ThinkPad X1 Fold needed to meet the standards that ThinkPad computers and laptops have set.

Like to scribble your thoughts down, or sketch something in your downtime? The ThinkBook Plus will fit your needs, with an always-on e-ink display on the lid of the laptop. When the laptop lid is closed, you’ll be able to draw, write or read e-books on the e-ink display with the included Precision Pen.

In the market for a gaming laptop instead? The Legion Y740S is the thinnest and lightest Windows 10 gaming laptop, weighing in at just 15mm thick and 1.7kg heavy. The laptop is meant to be paired with the Legion BoostStation external GPU, but runs a 4K full HDR display on 60hz just fine on the included hardware.

The Legion BoostStation supports both NVIDIA and Radeon cards, up to a RTX 2080, with full I/O support on the back and a 2.5mm SATA SSD drive bay.

But the gamechanger is the Lenovo Yoga 5G laptop. It’s the first laptop in the world, supporting 5G WiFi speeds of up to 4GB/s download speed in markets that support 5G networks.

The laptop is claimed to have 24 hours of battery life thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx compute platform. Lenovo’s software also regulates the temperature of the laptop so there are no fans in the product since it runs quiet and cool enough to forego it.

Those are what Lenovo has to show this CES, but there’s definitely more to come, so stay tuned!

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