The world of foldable technology just got a new entrant as LG Electronics unveils its first foldable laptop, the LG Gram Fold. Building upon the legacy of LG’s Gram series, known for its ultra-light and premium laptops, this new addition takes innovation to the next level by offering a foldable OLED screen that serves multiple functions.
Versatile and Innovative Design
The LG Gram Fold promises a completely new lifestyle experience by offering a device that can transform from a 12-inch laptop to a 17-inch tablet or e-book. The device employs self-luminous OLED technology, which is thin and easy to bend as it does not require a backlight. The screen thickness stands at 9.4 mm when unfolded.
Multiple Form Factors
The device offers a variety of form factors. When folded, the screen measures 12 inches diagonally, and when unfolded, it expands to a large 17-inch display. This makes it ideal for a range of tasks, from professional work to media consumption.
For those who find themselves working in confined spaces, the LG Gram Fold offers a virtual keyboard on the bottom screen. Alternatively, users can place a Bluetooth keyboard on the screen below, which automatically turns off when connected.
Intelligent Features for Everyday Use
The LG Gram Fold is not just about its foldable design. It’s smart too. When you slightly fold the center of the screen horizontally, like a book, the screen automatically adjusts the ratio, making it convenient for reading e-books or documents. It also supports touch pen input, allowing users to write or draw directly on the screen.
Performance and Connectivity
The LG Gram Fold is powered by Intel’s latest 13th generation processor and features a high-resolution 17-inch QXGA+ (1,920×2,560) OLED touch display with a 4:3 screen ratio. It covers 99.5% of the DCI-P3 standard color gamut, promising rich and natural color reproduction. The device also comes with three stereo speakers that deliver optimal sound thanks to Dolby Atmos technology.
Pricing and Availability
LG Electronics will start selling the LG Gram Fold from next month through its Online Brand Shop in South Korea only. The device is priced at 4.99 million won ($3725), with special purchase benefits worth approximately 600,000 won for the first 200 customers. The package also includes a stylus pen, Bluetooth mouse, and a one-year subscription to MS Office 365.
How Does it Compare?
To understand the LG Gram Fold’s standing in the foldable laptop market, let’s look at a detailed specification table comparing it with its competitors.
|Feature||LG Gram Fold||HP Spectre Fold||Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold||Asus Zenbook Fold|
|Screen Size||17-inch OLED (foldable to 12-inch)||17-inch OLED (foldable to 12.3-inch)||13.3-inch flexible OLED||17.3-inch flexible OLED|
|Resolution||1,920 x 2,560 pixels||Not Specified||2048 x 1536 pixels||2560 x 1920 pixels|
|Processor||13th Gen Intel® Core™||12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7||Intel Core i5-L16G7 or 12th-gen U9||Intel Core i7-1250U or 12th-gen U9|
|Memory||Not Specified||16GB||Up to 32GB||16GB|
|Storage||Not Specified||1TB SSD||Up to 1TB SSD||Up to 1TB SSD|
|Graphics||Not Specified||Intel® Iris® Xe||Intel UHD or Intel Iris Xe||Intel Iris Xe|
|Operating System||Windows 11||Windows 11||Windows 10/11||Windows 10/11|
|Special Features||Foldable OLED Screen, 13th Gen Intel Processor, Dolby Atmos||Wireless charging keyboard and pen, Built-in AI||Optional 5G||Dolby Vision, HDR, PANTONE validation|
Pushing the Boundaries of Foldable Tech
The LG Gram Fold enters a market that is increasingly showing interest in foldable devices. As companies like HP and Lenovo have already introduced their versions of foldable laptops, the LG Gram Fold brings its unique features and high-performance specs to offer an alternative that could very well set new standards in the foldable laptop market.