LG has joined the ranks of other tech companies like Lenovo, Asus, and HP by announcing their own foldable laptop called the LG Gram Fold. This innovative device features a single large foldable display that can be used in various orientations. It can be folded upright with a Bluetooth keyboard attached to create a traditional laptop experience, or it can be used as a tablet when fully flattened. The laptop also has a book mode for a landscape-style handheld experience.
The LG Gram Fold’s display boasts a resolution of 1920 x 2560 and a peak brightness of 500 nits. To minimize creasing, LG Display has incorporated a specialized material in the folding area of the screen. The laptop is designed to survive 30,000 folding cycles, which may seem lower compared to folding phones but is suitable for the typical usage of a laptop. The device is powered by an Intel i5-1335U CPU, has 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a 72Wh battery. It also comes with USB-C ports, a Thunderbolt 4 compatible port, and USB 3.2 Gen 2×1. Stylus compatibility is available, but the stylus is sold separately.
With LG Display leading the mass production of foldable displays and other companies like Samsung Display and BOE developing their own foldable panels, it’s likely that more laptop manufacturers will follow suit. However, the hope is for future models to be more affordable, as current foldable laptops come at a higher price point.