LG revitalizing the foldable PC market, launches LG Gram Fold a versatile touchscreen device that can be used as both a tablet and a laptop.
Priced at 4.99 million won (around $3,690), it’s initially launching in South Korea. The device boasts a 17-inch OLED display with a 2,560×1,920 resolution and offers various usage modes.
When folded, it resembles a 12-inch laptop with the top half serving as the screen and the bottom half supporting a virtual keyboard or an included physical keyboard. When unfolded, it transforms into a 17-inch tablet or a large monitor. It also supports stylus input.
The LG Gram Fold is remarkably portable, weighing just 2.76 pounds and measuring 9.4mm in thickness when unfolded. Notably, it runs on Intel’s 13th-gen Core processors, placing it in the league of high-end laptops.
- Display: 17-inch OLED panel with 2,560×1,920 resolution
- Processor: 13th-gen Intel Core i5-1335U processor
- RAM: 16GB
- Storage: 512GB
- PPI: 188.2
- Battery: 72Wh with 65-watt charging support
- Audio: Three stereo speakers
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6E
- Ports: Two USB-C ports
One notable aspect is LG’s claim to have resolved the creasing issue often encountered in foldable devices. The crease typically occurs where the display folds at the hinge, making it prone to damage.
LG asserts that the LG Gram Fold can withstand 30,000 folds, in contrast to some foldable phones that endure up to 200,000 folds. Given the nature of laptops, which are folded less frequently than smartphones, this should not pose a significant problem.