Lenovo to auction world’s first 9 carat solid gold Laptop

Auction will start tomorrow with the opening bid starting at AED 50,000

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Lenovo to auction world’s first 9 carat solid gold Laptop Hilili: "We encourage bidders to ‘dig deep' and help us make this auction a highly worthwhile cause."
By  Helen Gaskell Published  March 31, 2015

Lenovo has launched the #Gold4Good online auction for the world's first ever 9 carat real solid gold laptop starting at the GITEX Shopper Spring 2015.

The auction is in aid of the charity "Dubai Cares" and proceeds will go to providing children in developing countries with access to quality primary education.

Mohammed Hilili, general manager at Lenovo Gulf and KSA said: "Lenovo has always been dedicated to improving education in developing nations and we are proud to be working with Dubai Cares, one of the finest philanthropic organisations in the UAE on this cause. We encourage bidders to ‘dig deep' and help us make this auction a highly worthwhile cause." 

The online auction for the 9 carat solid gold Yoga 3 Pro will commence on April 1st 2015 for two weeks with the opening bid starting at AED 50,000.

The gold Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro laptop has been exclusively handcrafted for Lenovo with only one piece made. It is the first 330 gram solid gold laptop currently in the market.

The laptop exterior and interior keyboard are made of real 9 carat solid gold (not plated) with 6 weeks of stage by stage creation from design to production. The concept is "Uniqueness: just as the Yoga 3 Pro laptop". The inspiration behind the design is to reflect an aerial view of a diamond with each individual piece of solid gold part assembled like a mosaic.

Commenting on the initiative Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares said: "Education is a critical factor in every child's development, yet many of us take it for granted; while in the developing world, children face daily obstacles that prevent them from going to school and learning. To combat this chronic global issue, we need constant support from corporations and individuals, and we are thrilled to be working with Lenovo on this unique auction which will help us in our fundraising drive."

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