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Compal has a foldable 13-inch PC concept called the Flexbook

By Kenny Yeo - on 19 Feb 2020, 9:16am

Compal has a foldable 13-inch PC concept called the Flexbook

The Compal Flexbook (Image source: Compal)

If the name is unfamiliar to you, Compal is one of the world's largest contract maker of notebooks, monitors, and tablets, and it has a 13-inch foldable PC concept called the Flexbook.

Much like Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold, the Flexbook features a flexible 13-inch OLED display that can be folded in half.

It also has a "zero gap lay flat hinge" which presumably means the two displays fold perfect onto each other with no gaps in between them.

The Compal Flexbook with its hardware keyboard. (Image source: Compal)

For better typing performance, Compal also has a wireless hardware keyboard for the Flexbook that can be attached to one end of Flexbook when it is unfolded.

Since this is just a concept, there's no word on its internals nor its dimensions. However, it is likely that Compal will be able to accommodate for both ARM and Intel processors.

It all goes to show that the big trend of 2020 will likely be foldable devices. Samsung is going full steam ahead in this area with the launch of its new Galaxy Z Flip and Lenovo will take things one step further with its ThinkPad X1 Fold later this year. And now with ODMs like Compal jumping on board, it looks like it won't be long before we see more foldable devices on the shelves.

Source: Anandtech