LG has announced today that it will showcase two new laptop models under its gram lineup standing as the latest additions to its lightweight model at CES 2019 set to take place next month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The LG Gram 17 comes with a 17-inch screen, though thanks to minimal bezels, the body is the same size as a 15.6-inch machine. Weighing in at 1.34 kgs, LG says it’s the lightest laptop with this screen size to hit the market.
Under the hood, the 17-inch LG gram is equipped with a Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array (WQXGA) display that has twice the pixels (2560 x 1600) of a standard Full HD screen, resulting in highly detailed images with incredibly precise color reproduction. The display’s 16:10 ratio offers more screen real estate than the usual 16:9 format, making it ideal for image- and video-editing, viewing multiple documents simultaneously and a host of other applications. The new model is a great choice for media prosumers and business professionals who require an extremely portable large-screen laptop that provides strong performance.
The laptop also comes with a Precision Glass Touchpad which ensures responsive control and offers four-point touch recognition. A backlit keyboard with two brightness settings makes it possible to use the laptop in dim environments.
This 17″ laptop weighs 1,340 grams to claim the title of the lightest 17-inch laptop on the market. The light weight makes it easy for users to enjoy a large-screen experience wherever they go. Additionally, the new model features a highly efficient 72W battery that allows up to 19.5 hours of operation on a single charge,* meaning users can get more done without having to worry about tracking down a power outlet. Slim and stylish, the LG gram is also tough, complying with stringent U.S. military MIL-STD-810G durability criteria covering seven resilience factors including shock, dust and extreme temperatures.
For both battery life estimates, the 17-inch LG gram is a powerhouse portable workstation. With the newest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, the laptop works efficiently and smoothly, even when running the most resource-thirsty files and apps. The laptop comes with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) and has an extra slot for an additional SSD, allowing double the onboard storage.
The LG gram 17 incorporates a variety of features that bring more convenience to users’ lives. The inclusion of ThunderboltTM 3 means users can charge devices, transfer files and display content via a single port.** It has transfer speeds of up to 40 gigabits per second, eight times faster than a conventional USB 3.0 connection. Meanwhile, the laptop’s Precision Glass Touchpad ensures responsive control and offers four-point touch recognition. A backlit keyboard with two brightness settings makes it possible to use the laptop in dim environments.
For immersive surround sound on the go, DTS Headphone X realistically simulates the 11.1 channel array found in movie theaters. Enhancing security and saving time, the accurate fingerprint reader enables users to power on and log in simultaneously.
“LG gram has evolved in accordance with what consumers have been asking for – super-light laptops that pair performance with optimum portability,” said Jang Ik-hwan, head of LG’s IT business division. “With beautiful displays, compelling design and enough power for productivity and play, the 2019 LG gram models deliver convenience on a whole new scale, bringing unprecedented value to the laptop experience.”