Review Windows 10X for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold

Review Windows 10X for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold

At CES 2020, Lenovo showcased its ThinkPad X1 Fold dual-screen device. During the presentation, a version of the device running Windows 10X was also presented.

When Microsoft first announced Windows 10X, the company did not mention whether the new system would be available on traditional laptops and desktop computers. It was only reported that Windows 10X will be installed on dual-screen devices such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, Surface Neo or Dell Concept Duet.

However, in 2019 there was a leak of internal Microsoft data, which showed the real intentions of the company. According to a leaked document, Windows 10X has a modular structure and will eventually switch to traditional laptops.

Review Windows 10X for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold

At CES 2020, Lenovo showcased its ThinkPad X1 Fold dual-screen device. During the presentation, a version of the device running Windows 10X was presented. The 10X looks really cool, but judging by the photos, Redmond has a lot to improve.

New Windows 10X Start Menu

New Windows 10X Start Menu

Experts who closely monitor the progress of development have previously noted that Microsoft is going to abandon live tiles in favor of a simplified Start menu. Just in Windows 10X, the company decided to choose a simplified start-up menu design, code-named “Launcher”.

In Windows 10X, to start the Start menu, just click on the gray Windows icon. After clicking, it turns blue. The start menu contains fixed applications, web search and a list of installed applications.

Gestures

Just like with Windows 8 or 8.1, gestures are an important part of Windows 10X. For example, a swipe from the bottom of the screen launches the Start menu, and a swipe from the right side of the screen opens a quick action menu.

Notification center

Notification center

Windows 10 ships with the Action Center, which is a single hub for notifications and quick actions. The action center takes up a third of the desktop, even in the absence of new notifications.

In Windows 10X, Microsoft is replacing the Action Center with a new Notification Center, which will support fast action. The Notification Center will have switches for features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Airplane mode.

The new notification menu is a retractable panel that groups notifications and still provides access to quick actions.

Modern Explorer

Modern Explorer

Windows Explorer will also get a modern look in Windows 10X (Modern File Explorer). Explorer 10X is currently a slightly modified mobile version of the file manager.

As already noted, Windows 10X is under active development, so you should not judge the system by the available images.