The HP Spectre Fold is the world’s thinnest 17-inch foldable PC

Over the past few years, companies across the PC space have been engaged in a slow, but steady race to build a foldable laptop that people might actually want to buy. Various companies have thrown their hats in the ring. Lenovo has done a foldable ThinkPad. Asus did a foldable Zenbook. And HP, not to be left out, is giving a foldable the old college try.

The company has announced the HP Spectre Fold, a Windows laptop with a 17-inch OLED screen that folds in half. It claims that the Fold is the world’s thinnest and smallest 17-inch foldable PC. The competition is not necessarily particularly steep here — there are very few of these 17-inch foldables on the market — but it does appear to weigh in at just under three pounds, which is an impressively low weight for a 17-inch device.

Now, in case you were thinking of actually buying this thing, please be warned: the starting price is $4,999.99. This is one of the most expensive laptops ever released, and will be massively pricier than others in this category. The ThinkPad X1 Fold is $2,499, and the Zenbook Fold is $3,499. To be asking for so much money, one would hope that the Spectre Fold is something pretty spectacular. To know if that’s the case, we’ll have to wait a bit longer.