Does the LG gram 17 have cellular LTE support?

The LG gram 17
The LG gram 17 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Does the LG gram 17 have cellular LTE support?

Best answer: Sadly, the LG gram 17 does not come with any kind of LTE support. Thankfully, it's still an incredible device if you can look past that flaw, and if you absolutely need LTE, there are great alternative options as well.Go gram: LG gram 17 ($1,700 at Amazon)Similar with LTE: HP Spectre Folio 13t ($1,200 at HP)Affordable and LTE: Surface Go LTE ($679 at Microsoft)

Why is LTE important?

In this day and age, many people are constantly on the move. When you're out and about, Wi-Fi sources are rare, which means that your ability to stay on the internet is rare — unless. of course, you have a device that can connect to a cellular internet network. Nearly all smartphones and most tablets have cellular connectivity, but recently, hybrid devices and even laptops have joined in on the fun, too.

Cellular internet is extremely useful since you won't need a Wi-Fi connection to stay connected, and LTE is the fastest type of connectivity, making it a highly sought after feature. If you have a device that has LTE, you can rest easy knowing you'll be able to enjoy speedy internet anywhere at any time.

Is the LG gram 17 still worth getting?

Despite the lack of LTE connectivity, the LG gram 17 is nevertheless a fantastic laptop you should consider. Despite its large screen, it's astonishingly light at just 2.95 lbs (1.34 kg) which makes it incredibly easy to carry around, and thankfully, you don't lose out on durability. The LG gram 17 passed military MIL-STD-810G testing with no issues, so you don't need to worry about it breaking easily on you. Additionally, it also packs an Intel Core i7-8565U processor and 16GB of RAM, as well as a massive 10 to 12 hours of battery life, so it's perfect for getting work done. Lastly, the 17-inch display is gorgeous and crisp, making all visual media viewed on the LG gram 17 look amazing.

Overall, as long as LTE connectivity isn't a massive deal-breaker for you, you'll love the LG gram 17, especially if you need a powerful laptop on the go.

Alternatives to the LG gram 17

If you want a device with LTE support, than you'll need to look for something other than the LG gram 17. Thankfully, there are excellent alternative options available: the HP Spectre Folio 13t and the Surface Go LTE. The former is a great laptop that performs comparably to the LG gram 17, while the latter is a more affordable and smaller hybrid device that's great if you're on a budget or prefer things on the compact side.

If none of these options appeal to you, there are still plenty of others that you can check out in our roundup.

Outfitted with leather and featuring LTE connectivity, the HP Spectre 13t is a solid, stylish alternative option to the LG gram 17. It has less hardware power, but it's still quite capable of handling most work tasks, making it a good choice overall.

If you like the idea of an LTE device that's on the smaller side, or you don't want to fork over $1,000 for one of the above laptops, then the Surface Go LTE is a fantastic choice. It's light, compact, and incredibly affordable. In addition to that, it's also entirely capable of serving well as a laptop/tablet hybrid. While it lacks the raw power of the other choices on this list, it's not a weak device.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.