Lenovo is offering the world’s first 9 carat gold laptop at an auction in Dubai to raise money for Dubai Cares, which works to improve access to quality primary education in developing countries. The auction began Wednesday at GITEX 2015, a consumer electronics show that runs through Saturday at the Dubai World Trade Center, and continues for two weeks.
The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro being auctioned is one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted with a solid gold exterior and interior keyboard. It is on display at the Lenox stand at GITEX, and visitors at GITEX who place a bid there will receive a free Yoga Tablet, according to Khaleej Times .
After GITEX, bids can also be placed at lenovoauction.com. All proceeds will benefit Dubai Cares, an initiative of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
“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,” Tariq Al Gurg, chief executive officer of Dubai Cares, told Khaleej Times.
While perhaps less exciting than a solid gold laptop, Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are also on display at GITEX for the first time in the Gulf ahead of their April 15 retail lunch.
GITEX is one of the largest consumer electronics shows, with more than 30,000 products from 100 companies on display this year.