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Hands-on with LG's first convertible 14-inch gram laptop

LG's gram laptops are evolving for the better this year. Alongside the new 17-inch model introduced at CES 2019, LG took the wraps off of its latest revision to the 14-inch model, which comes as a 2-in-1 convertible for the first time.

LG is still keeping things light as well: the 14-inch convertible gram laptop weighs in at just 2.5 pounds. Given its relatively large 72Wh battery, which LG estimates will net you about 20 hours of battery life, that's pretty darn light.

As for specs, you're looking at a 14-inch 1080p touch display, an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. And for fans of Windows Hello, the power button hides an integrated fingerprint reader for authentication.

The LG gram 14 2-in-1 is available now through Best Buy (opens in new tab), with prices starting at $1,500.

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7 Comments
  • Does it come with Windows INK support ? I mean pen protocol.
  • It supports Wacom as noted in the video.
  • Great to see both USB A and USB C. It's essential!
  • I hope this will come with the new Ryzen mobile procs too.
  • OK cool. This is about the only 2 in 1 innovation to come out this year’s event. Otherwise CES 2019 seems like a bust for 2 in 1s. Glad to see somebody felt they could release something other than a gaming laptop or touchless clamshell. Thanks LG! Well done... 2.5 pounds and 20 hours battery. Crazy cool.
  • The very reasonable weight and the big battery are 2 big plus for this laptop. That said, as possible, I would prefer a display size with ratio 3:2, and also, I prefer Windows Hello IR camera as I find it more convenient than a fingerprint reader. As of January 2019, my preference would still be for a computer with a nice design, and that preferably have a 3:2 display like Microsoft Surface laptop 2 or Huawei Matebook X Pro. To be honest, if the Huawei Matebook X Pro would have had a Windows Hello IR camera on top of the screen instead of the fingerprint reader, I would have already purchase it as regards of all other good things with this laptop (USB-C charger, keyboard with good key travel and spill resistant, 4 speakers,...) I use my computer mainly for content consumption, so if on top of the already good design and good things of the Huawei Matebook X Pro, Huawei would also offer a model at a competitive price that:
    1. doesn’t have a fan (noiseless)
    2. have ideally a 14-inch OLED touchscreen
    3. have Qualcomm X24 modem with e-SIM support
    then it would make it a very appealing lightweight laptop for me to replace a old Macbook Air !!!
  • OLED is most likely not yet worth it laptops, there are still chances on burn-ins (especially since generally you have a laptop longer constantly on during the day for e.g. work) and iirc battery is drained faster (unless big parts of the screen are entirely pitch black, which is almost never the case). So the Matebook X Pro's 13.9 3:2 screen should be ideal for you. Personally I think I would prefer a good ips screen since if you have a good ips screen the black values are dark enough anyway so the disadvantages of OLED outweigh the advantages.