LG Gram Fold debuts as new foldable OLED laptop with Intel Raptor Lake processor and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
The Gram Fold is LG's attempt at creating a laptop with a foldable OLED display. For context, HP recently introduced the Spectre Fold, which we have covered separately. Additionally, ASUS already sells the Zenbook 17 Fold, while Lenovo brought the ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 to market last year.
According to LG, the Gram Fold has a 17-inch OLED panel with a 2,560 x 1,920-pixel native resolution. However, the company has designed the device to fold to create a pair of 12.3-inch panels running at 1,920 x 1,280 pixels. Thus, the Gram Fold can be used as an oversized tablet, a compact laptop or a tiny all-in-one PC.
To that end, LG has created a Bluetooth keyboard accessory with an integrated trackpad and an active stylus for note-taking or drawing. Moreover, the display itself peaks at 500 nits with 99.5% DCI-P3 colour space coverage but only a 60 Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, a Core i5-1335U underpins proceedings, a 10-core processor from Intel's Raptor Lake-U series, along with 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD.
Furthermore, the Gram Fold has a 72 Wh battery but still weighs just 1.25 kg. On top of that, LG has included two USB Type-C ports, of which one supports the Thunderbolt 4 protocol. Surprisingly, the company has integrated a trio of 1.5 W speakers rather than the more usual stereo or quad setups. Currently, LG has only confirmed that the Gram Fold will retail in South Korea for KRW 4,400,400 (~US$3,287) from October 4, with details about a global release remaining pending for now.