“Moto Rizr” rollable phone shows why rollables don’t work in the real world
Lenovo’s rollable laptop concept is the latest in a long line of attempts to make “rollable” devices a thing. And while previous attempts have fallen flat, Lenovo’s actually makes a lot of sense.
The idea behind a rollable device is that it would be more compact and portable than a traditional laptop or smartphone. And while that’s certainly true, previous attempts have been hampered by poor build quality, fragility, and high price tags.
Lenovo’s concept, on the other hand, seems well-built and reasonably priced. It’s also backed by a company with a good track record in making quality products.
So why haven’t rollable devices taken off? There are a few reasons.
First, they’ve been too expensive. previous attempts have been priced at a premium, making them a tough sell for most consumers.
Second, they’ve been too fragile. Because they rely on flexible displays and components, they’ve been easy to damage.
Finally, they’ve been too hard to use. Previous concepts have been bulky and unwieldy, making them a pain to use on a daily basis.
Lenovo’s concept addresses all of these issues. It’s well-built, reasonably priced, and easy to use.
Of course, it’s just a concept at this point. And it’s still early days for the technology. But if Lenovo can get it right, rollable laptops could be the next big thing in computing.