LG introduced its first laptop with a foldable, flexible screen called the Gram Fold. In the near future, the new product will only be available in South Korea at a price of 4.99 million won (US$3,700), which is significantly lower than the price of the recently launched HP Specter Fold (US$5,000). Additionally, LG is offering a price of 3.99 million won ($2959) to first-time buyers.
The LG Gram Fold is equipped with a flexible 17-inch OLED screen with QXGA+ resolution (2560 × 1920 pixels). When folded, the new product turns into a laptop with a 12.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1280 pixels, while the lower half of the device turns into a touch keyboard. The included Bluetooth keyboard is also connected to the laptop to use the device as a workstation. With stylus support, the LG Gram Fold can be used as a traditional tablet for design and architecture projects. This means the LG Gram Fold can be used as a tablet, laptop and desktop computer.
The results of tests conducted by LG confirmed that the laptop can withstand up to 30,000 folds without damage. For comparison: Samsung tests the hinges of its foldable Galaxy smartphones around 200,000 times, but smartphones are used significantly more during the day than laptops.
The LG Gram Fold is based on the 13th generation Intel Core i5 processor (Core i5-1335U) with 16GB LPDDR5-6000 RAM and a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD with a capacity of 512GB. The battery capacity is 72 Wh and the charging power is 65 W.
Device specifications also include Bluetooth 5.1 wireless adapter, Wi-Fi 6E, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port and a USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 4 support, as well as three 1.5W speakers with Dolby Atmos support. The LG Gram Fold weighs 1.25 kg.
The laptop runs Windows 11 and has Sync On Mobile, which makes it easier to transfer data from your phone to your device. Sales of the LG Gram Fold in South Korea will begin in October.