Intel Has A Huge Tablet That Folds Into An All-Screen Laptop

Forget about foldable phones, 2020 might be the year of the foldable laptop. At this year’s CES, which just kicked off in Las Vegas, Lenovo launched the ThinkPad X1 Fold, a PC with a foldable display.

And now, Intel has followed up with the Horseshoe Bend, a concept PC with a foldable OLED display that can switch between a 12-inch laptop and a massive, 17.3-inch tablet.

The laptop is based on Intel’s Tiger Lake processors, which are launching later this year — and that’s about all we know regarding its specs. This isn’t surprising, since it’s a concept device that might not soon (or ever) hit the stores, especially in this exact form.

It looks absolutely gorgeous — check out the video above — with smaller bezels and overall nicer design than Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold.

Intel did introduce one clever concept with the Horseshoe Bend: a detachable, wireless keyboard that “fits seamlessly into the device when folded.” This is smart: no matter how nice the screen is, typing on it isn’t nearly as comfy as typing on a standard keyboard.

I don’t really expect Intel to launch the Horseshoe Bend as an actual device, but the tech that went into it will likely materialize in the form of Intel-based, foldable PCs from other manufacturers, probably as soon as this year.

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