LG has entered the world of foldable laptops with the introduction of the LG Gram Fold. This innovative laptop brings a new level of flexibility to computing, offering users the choice between a compact laptop and a spacious display. Let’s take a closer look at what the LG Gram Fold has to offer.
The Folding Wonder: LG Gram Fold
The standout feature of the LG Gram Fold is its 17-inch OLED screen. When fully unfolded, it offers a resolution of 2,560 x 1,920 and an aspect ratio of 4:3. However, what sets it apart is its ability to transform into a compact 12-inch display when folded. When folded, it even provides a virtual keyboard on the lower half of the screen, although users can opt for a traditional Bluetooth keyboard if they prefer.
The LG Gram Fold isn’t just a laptop; it’s a versatile device that can serve multiple purposes. Whether you need a monitor, an e-reader, or a large tablet, the Gram Fold has you covered. It also supports pen input, making it ideal for creative tasks and note-taking.
Built to Last
LG has put the Gram Fold through rigorous testing, focusing on the durability of its folding mechanism. Impressively, it endured up to 30,000 folds in testing. While this number might seem lower compared to smartphones, it’s important to remember that laptops are folded and unfolded less frequently. In practical terms, this translates to roughly 20 folds a day for four years. When unfolded, the laptop weighs just 1.25 kilograms (2.75 pounds) and has a maximum thickness of 9.4mm.
Impressive Under the Hood
Under the hood, the LG Gram Fold doesn’t disappoint. It features a 13th-generation Intel Core i5-1335U processor with Iris Xe graphics, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD, and a 72Wh battery with 65W charging capability. It also comes equipped with three stereo speakers, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6E, and two USB-C ports.
Availability and Pricing
Initially, LG has released the Gram Fold in limited quantities in its home market of Korea. Unfortunately, there’s no official word on when it will be available globally. The standard price has 4.99 million won (approximately $3,729), but for the first 200 customers, there’s a promotional price of 3.99 million won (around $2,982).
The LG Gram Fold marks LG’s entry into the world of foldable laptops, bringing innovation and flexibility to the table. With its flexible display and robust specifications, it offers users a unique computing experience. As LG’s debut in this category, it will be interesting to see how the Gram Fold is received both in Korea and potentially on a global scale.