This is the one thing that’s actually selling me on foldable laptops

Foldable laptops — ones with foldable displays — have arrived, but it’s hard to know if they’re here to stay. As futuristic as it feels to fold a giant screen in half and toss it in your bag, high prices and technical issues threaten to undermine the future of foldable laptops before they become mainstream.

I’ve been excited about the potential of these devices ever since CES 2022 gave us a peek at our foldable laptop future. While they’ve been around since at least the 2020 debut of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, it wasn’t until CES this year that I felt real enthusiasm about the potential of a folding laptop. That’s when I and many others got a first look at the Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, a foldable laptop dominated by a striking OLED display.

Asus Zenbook 17 promo image

Asus pitches the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED as being usable in more positions than traditional laptops.  (Image credit: Asus)

I’m a sucker for a nice OLED panel, and the promotional material for the Zenbook 17 Fold made a point of showcasing the many unique ways you can set it up thanks to the hinged 17.3-inch display. With good OLED panels still a relative rarity in the world of laptops (though that’s changing rapidly thanks to display tech advances), I couldn’t help but be excited about the possibility of having one on a device that can be held like a book, unfolded and propped up on a table like an easel or used on a desk like a traditional laptop.

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