Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 2022 hands-on

Foldable screens are officially here to stay. Years of subpar foldable phone iterations have finally yielded worthwhile devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4, whose flexible displays have legitimate productivity and portability benefits. Not to be outdone, PC makers have also jumped on this trend by producing full-size foldable computers. However, as we figured out with 2020’s Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, they still had a long way to go.

Fortunately, Lenovo has gone back to the drawing board and refined its foldable PC for 2022, promising a larger display and faster performance within a slimmer body that can be easily folded up and packed into a small bag. We got some early hands-on time with this $2,499 computer ahead of its November release, and while it’s still shaping up to be a niche product, it’s still awesome to see in action.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold price and release date

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The ThinkPad X1 Fold 2022 is currently slated to launch in November 2022 with a starting price of $2,499. There will also be a $2,999 model for those who want a pen and keyboard included.

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For the uninitiated, the first Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold was essentially a giant 13-inch Windows tablet that could serve as a huge canvas for drawing or watching movies when fully expanded, or act as a laptop when you fold it at a 90-degree angle and plop a keyboard on one half of the screen. And when you fully close it up, it’s about as small as an average sized book, and more portable than a typical laptop.

There’s a lot to like about this design on paper, but as we learned while reviewing it, the original 2020 version of the X1 Fold simply wasn’t ready for everyday consumers. Windows 10 wasn’t optimized for foldable screens at the time, resulting in a frustrating and oftentimes buggy software experience that made it hard to use even the most basic apps. Factor in average performance and short battery life, and you had a device that was extremely hard to justify for its steep $2,499 price tag — and that’s without the optional keyboard.

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The 2022 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is just as expensive — and will likely remain a niche — but I immediately noticed significant improvements when I got my hands on one at an early preview event in New York City. The first thing that caught my eye was the new display, which isn’t just significantly bigger (16 inches versus 13.3 inches) but also more attractive and immersive, thanks to much slimmer bezels around the screen.

The X1 Fold’s OLED display looked great in action, pumping out bold colors whether I was watching a vivid Dolby Vision video of an amusement park or simply admiring the deep reds and blacks on the PC’s wallpaper. I especially liked using the big screen vertically in portrait mode — a new feature for this year’s model — as I had

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17 Bothersome Things I Encountered with Recruiters as a Programmer | by Josef Cruz | CodeX | Sep, 2022

But really don’t snicker about it. Let’s understand them.

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All over my vocation as a programmer, I can no extended depend how many work apps I despatched to organizations or recruitment organizations for their programming employment. Unfortunately, even though most know what they are speaking about, there are exceptional recruiters/HRs who have no strategy what they are carrying out to the stage that it annoyed me.

1. No industry knowledge

I have C and Javascript penned in my CV — I get an supply for a C ++ and Java developer. I am a programmer, but I get an offer for a tester.

I can’t consider a person spends the time and strength to generate a custom-made electronic mail to me, and there is no time to glimpse at the listing of technologies I know. Sure, at times you understand new know-how — but no exaggeration.

2. Deficiency of unique info in the initial message to the prospect

After I received an e-mail from a recruiter, expressing: “Hello, do not be reluctant to contact us, XYZ” I replied: “Hello, thank you for inviting me…”.

I only acquired what I predicted in the reply information: who the recruiter represents and for what position she is recruiting. The provide need to be included in the superb early morning e-mail. Without the need of specifics, both of those sides usually squander worthwhile time.

3. Specifics of the provide are offered only by mobile phone

I am irritated by the manner of “hello, I have an give for some thing. Please enter your amount. I will give you what.”

And in general, recruiters do not see that their doing the job several hours coincide with mine — if I normally built an appointment, I would not function. So what’s incorrect with sending an electronic mail?

4. Absence of primary expertise about the position

Recruiters are not able to present information and facts on regardless of whether to function by yourself or in a staff. Often they really don’t know (or don’t want to say) where the company’s business is.

5. Lack of the corporation name in the position give

I will not go by the recruitment stages to find out at the stop that I used for a position wherever I would not like to function. I stopped responding to commercials without the need of the firm’s identify due to the fact it constantly ends up with 1 massive disappointment.

6. Sending features to men and women who do not match the position

It does not subject if my skills someway coincide with the necessities of the concentrate on client. Or it’s possible it will get the job done. So the recruitment course of action commences, basically doomed to failure. But it’s very little. Hours are spent on filling in varieties, specifying the info contained therein, and on telephone calls to find out at the close that we do not solution the client’s anticipations much too significantly.

7. Confusing

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