The LG gram 17 is one of the best Windows laptops with a 17-inch display that you can get. Despite its form factor, it manages to be relatively light, making it perfect for use on the go. It's truly excellent by itself, but once you own one, the next step is making your experience even better with some great accessories.
Logitech's MX Master 3 connects via Bluetooth or the included nano receiver, and supports up to three machines at once. Tracking is accurate, and thanks to its design, this is about the most comfortable mouse you can ever put your hands on, and it'll charge up over USB-C using the same cable as your smartphone.
Bag of holding
Even though the gram 17 is compact and light for its massive screen size, it's still in need of a bag large enough to accommodate it. This backpack will not only keep it safe, but it also looks amazing, is water-resistant and has incredibly clever internal storage to pack your laptop, tablet, camera, drone and a whole bunch of other devices.
Thunderbolt 3 dock
Thanks to the Thunderbolt ports on the gram 17, our top pick for a docking station can be hooked up to expand connectivity. The CalDigit TS3 Plus includes five USB-A 3.1, two USB-C 3.1, DisplayPort 1.2, Ethernet, two Thunderbolt 3, a UHS-II SD card reader, and 3.5mm audio in and out. It'll also charge your gram 17 with up to 85W of power when connected.
Even with 1TB inside, you may still find yourself needing some additional storage. Samsung's EVO Select microSD cards boast fast read and write speeds of up to 100MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively, and can handle 4K video and hi-res photos with ease. You get a 10-year warranty, which is fantastic, and you can always pop it out and use it elsewhere when you need to.
If the 17-inch display isn't enough, LG has some incredible ultrawide monitors, such as this 34-inch, 21:9 QHD IPS goliath with a curved display and USB-C connectivity. It supports HDMI 2.0, boasts a 99% sRGB rating for color accuracy, supports HDR 10, and has a VESA mount if you want to attach it to a stand or a wall bracket.
Samsung's T7 Touch is fast and tiny and the best way to add storage to your gram 17. It supports USB 3.2 over USB-C for fast data transfer. Not only this, but this palm-sized SSD supports 256-bit hardware encryption and comes with a three-year warranty, as well as a built-in fingerprint scanner to keep your data safe.
The gram 17 only has integrated Intel graphics, which is fine for most purposes, but if you need a little more power then you'll want to look towards an eGPU. The Razer Core X is an enclosure for a desktop graphics card that hooks up to the laptop over Thunderbolt 3 and works in tandem with the processor in the laptop to deliver power for professional use or even gaming.
A 17-inch laptop sleeve? Such a thing does exist and it's an affordable alternative to a new bag in order to keep your laptop safe when you're on the road. This one is water resistant, has a soft foam interior and an external pocket for your phone or tablet as well.
Making a great laptop even better
The LG gram 17 is a really fantastic 17-inch laptop and is easily capable of being your only computer. It's well suited then to some great accessories, and while it has an excellent trackpad already, many still prefer to use a mouse. The Logitech MX Master 3 is probably the best wireless mouse you can get right now, carrying the legendary name proudly and remaining one of the most ergonomic mice on sale today.
You'll want to protect it, too, and even though it's tough, you can't go wrong by popping it inside a sleeve when you travel, even if it's going inside another bag. The affordable Arvok sleeve is water resistant and packed with soft foam to keep your gram 17 safe from the world when you leave home or the office.
It's also worth making use of Thunderbolt 3 since you have it, and a dock like the one from CalDigit can expand your laptop's capabilities greatly. Add a couple of external monitors and Ethernet to transform the gram 17 into a full desktop workstation.
Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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