The main problem of a laptop with a flexible display is how convenient it is to type on the plastic screen. (Photo: Lenovo)
Chinese computer maker, Lenovo, last week in Orlando, Florida, has introduced a new version of the laptop, which for now still has no official name, but will have a flexible screen. The handset will therefore be inspired by the phones with a flip display, announced by Huawei and Samsung. The latter was postponed for an indefinite period due to technical complications with the screens.
The Lenovo notebook computer has three modes of use. If you fold it up and use it as a standard laptop, the screen measures only 24.4 centimeters (9.6 inches) And the other half becomes a keyboard. In addition, you can fold the device and keep it across the entire screen, but it is, of course, in the middle bent.
The OLED display is created by LG. As future mobile phones with flexible displays, there is also a Lenova laptop instead of a glass screen made of special plastic. This is also cause for some concern. In particular, it is questionable what typing experience will be. Writing long texts on touch screens is not the most comfortable experience. With the new device, however, the user will also get used to a seemingly soft surface compared to glass screens. Considering that Lenovo wants to leverage with the notebook primarily for professional users that are very on the ground, the theme of keyboard comfort is all the more important for the concept of a laptop with a flexible display. The possibility of connecting another keyboard connected via Bluetooth to the device, however, somehow destroys the expertise of such a device. Why not use any more powerful tablets with another keyboard then?
In Leno, they say that the prototype has been in development for more than three years, with special attention to the endurance of the course or mechanism to flex the screen. Just as the device still does not have an official name, it will still be necessary to wait for an official release date. There is also no known price. Ostensibly, we have to wait until at least the first half of next year.