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Everyone's trying to reinvent the PC, but why?

Blame smartphones. PC makers, pressed to design something new, now offer foldables and dual-screens.By Koh Wanzi

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Above: The 'Horseshoe Bend', Intel's foldable OLED display.

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The foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold smartphone shows that Lenovo is still working on the concept used in its 2016 Yoga Book, which failed to raise a buzz.

CALL me old-fashioned, but the idea of a foldable laptop holds little appeal for me. At CES, we saw all sorts of creative ideas from companies trying to package traditional laptops and desktop PCs into newfangled form factors. This was true for both gaming devices and more staid productivity...