Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) is believed to be working on an all-screen foldable laptop with a 17-inch OLED panel that could be released in the coming months.
HP’s bendable laptop may enter the next era of laptops, with LG Display releasing its vision of 17-inch folding OLED notebooks and Asus revealing its Zenbook 17 Fold OLED during CES 2022.
SK IE Technology will provide LG Display with transparent polyimide film to cover bendable OLED panels. The OLED panels for HP’s new notebook will be made by the OLED provider. The company would produce 10,000 units of the film in the third quarter of this year, according to a publication.
The laptop will reportedly have a 4K resolution (3840×2160) in-folding panel that measures 17 inches when unfolded and 11 inches when folded. That’s a major increase over the 13.3-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, which is the world’s first folding PC. According to the source, HP’s foldable laptop could debut in 2022.
If HP wins in producing a notebook with a bendable 4K OLED display, the brand will join a multitude of other companies that are working on their own all-screen foldable laptop.
The Asus Zenbook 17 Fold already has a 17.3-inch foldable OLED (FOLED) display with a 2560×1920 resolution, a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, and 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. A 12.5-inch variant is also available.