What do you want to know
- Lenovo is showcasing its next-generation rollable PC form factor at Tech World 2022.
- The rollable PC comes in the form of a traditional laptop, unlike the foldable PC, but the screen can be extended to provide a larger display for productivity, multitasking and better collaboration.
- Few details were provided during the Lenovo Tech World 2022 keynote, but the company launched the rollable PC inside the metaverse, signaling its commitment to the augmented and virtual reality space.
- Windows Central will have more coverage on the rollable PC form factor, so stay tuned for more details.
Lenovo has unveiled its next-generation laptop form factor. After being the first manufacturer to launch and ship a laptop with a folding screen several years ago and continuing to iterate on this form factor, Lenovo is showing us what rollable and sliding PCs will look and perform when it launches. Tech World 2022 conference.
Not only did Lenovo show off its concept laptop with a rollable screen, it did it in the most meta way possible. The debut of the rollable concept was shown in a brief clip during Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing’s keynote speech in the Metaverse.
“Our device innovation focuses on adaptive intelligence, security, environmental friendliness and, of course, innovative form factors,” Yuanqing said of his company’s innovations in the customer computer area.
The rollable PC was featured in the Lenovo show Cyber-spacea virtual and augmented reality meeting room that harnesses the power of the metaverse to blend the virtual and the real.
“We are now in the Cyber Space created by Lenovo,” the company said during the keynote. “In cyberspace, seamless collaboration is achieved between people, data, and space. In the future, the real and the virtual could seamlessly connect and switch.”
Few details were immediately available on the specifics of the rollable form factor, but in a separate YouTube video posted hours before Tech World 22, the company previewed a traditional laptop form factor where the screen can be extended vertically to provide additional space. for multitasking, collaboration and productivity uses.
And unlike folding screens, there don’t seem to be any visible creases with a roll-up screen on Lenovo’s concept laptop. The laptop also looks slimmer than Lenovo’s current 16-inch foldable ThinkPad.
The screen can also be shortened to the laptop’s footprint for travel, and it looks like Lenovo is working on the software side to deliver experiences that really take advantage of the hardware.
“The possibilities of a rollable laptop are also compelling,” said Luca Rossi, president of Lenovo’s smart devices group, highlighting the company’s investment in OLED display technology. “It will take multitasking navigation and mobility apps to another level. I think form factor innovation is a very dynamic space and you will continue to see first-time innovation here.”
With its rollable Motorola smartphone, Lenovo showed how the phone’s screen can be elongated while the screen is held in landscape orientation, and video aspect ratios can be dynamically adjusted when the screen is extended.
“I believe our customers are embracing meaningful innovation at a faster rate than ever before,” Rossi added. “Our devices come together to create smarter spaces in schools, homes, workplaces, really anywhere. We have offerings that maximize the ecosystem experience.”
With rollable PCs, Lenovo isn’t the first company to launch this next-gen form factor. A few weeks ago, Samsung showed off its rollable laptop at Intel’s technology conference. Samsung called its PC a sliding. Like Lenovo, neither Samsung nor Intel has provided details on the rollable laptop, and it’s unclear when and if Lenovo or Samsung will release this form factor.
We’ll be having a talk with Lenovo to get more details on the rollable PC and Lenovo’s innovation in the process in the coming days, so be sure to stay tuned to Windows Central for more details on this unique PC. new generation.
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