Lenovo Rollable Laptop Prototypes Provide a Futuristic Approach: MWC

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Lenovo recently teased its rollable laptop

Kapish Khajuria
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One of the most notable new items to emerge as a result of the success of foldable phones are laptops that take advantage of the flexible OLED panels found in foldable phones. There are currently several foldable computers available for purchase. Rollable devices, which appear to be the next stage, are now available. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Lenovo recently teased its rollable laptop.


At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Lenovo recently teased its rollable laptop. A new laptop has been marketed as an early proof of concept gadget, and Lenovo reps refused to give information about when or how much it might cost to make them available to the general public.

Lenovo Rollable Laptops Features

Before unfolding, the rollable laptop's 12.7-inch display displays in a 4:3 aspect ratio. A few motors in the laptop pull the screen out from underneath the keyboard by flipping a switch. This raises the screen almost vertically in front of the user, giving them a 15.3-inch display with an 8:9 aspect ratio.


When the display is in small mode, its resolution is 2024 x 1604, while when it is fully extended, it is 2024 x 2368. Sharp, with whom Lenovo has collaborated on its ThinkPad X1 foldable laptops, supplies the screen.

When compared to laptop batteries that struggle to withstand a day of use, the unrolling mechanism of the rollable laptop uses a few watts of power when it is in motion.

The oddly tall aspect ratio of the display on the rollable laptop could be beneficial to creative professionals as well as office workers. People who struggle to work on a single, small laptop display and have considered purchasing an external display to serve as a portable second monitor may benefit from the form factor.

Lenovo believes that a display this tall could allow for more lines of code, more cells in a spreadsheet, and the ability to write on the bottom while keeping notes and sources visible on the top. Similar to the dual-screen Yoga Book 9i Lenovo demonstrated at CES, it will be available in June.

Lenovo is far from ready to release the rollable concept as a consumer-ready device, despite the device's polished appearance in the demonstration. Regarding battery life, weight, and durability, Lenovo has not been forthcoming. Similar to its foldable ThinkPad X1, Lenovo hopes to achieve a durability of 20,000 to 30,000 rolls.