Tech fans will soon be gushing over the first hot new products of 2019 when the annual CES extravaganza kicks off in Las Vegas in early January, but LG isn't waiting that long to tell us about its new laptops.
The Korean manufacturer is taking a pair of new gram laptops to CES 2019, a 17-inch model and a 2-in-1 with digital pen support.
17-inch laptops aren't particularly common, but with the gram 17, LG is squeezing that massive display into the body of a 15-inch laptop. That means you get the benefit of a larger display without having to carry around a gigantic laptop. LG says it only weighs 1.3kg as well, making it the world's lightest 17-inch laptop. The display is 2560 x 1600 IPS, non-touch and has 96% sRGB support.
Inside you'll find an 8th Gen Intel processor, 16GB of RAM, space for two SSDs, a 75W battery and Thunderbolt 3. The gram 17 is also MIL-STD-810G spec so despite being thin and light, it's also tough.
The gram 2-in-1 is a 14-inch convertible laptop with a full 360-degree hinge and support for a digital pen. Spec wise it's very similar to the gram 17, with 8th Gen Intel processors, 16GB of RAM and a 72W battery. Display resolution is knocked down to 1080p and it's covered in Gorilla Glass 5.
Both of these laptops also have a fingerprint scanner for Windows Hello, and neither comes with dedicated graphics. Nevertheless, LG's previous gram laptops have been pretty impressive, so we're excited to get a closer look at them when CES rolls around.
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.
A 2.8 pound 17 inch laptop is an... incredible... feat of engineering. Feels like we're entering a new Golden Age... a true laptop Renaissance. And in great part due to Nadella redefining what "mobile" means.
Hell, yeah. A 14 inch 2in1 with digitizer/72wh 1150 grams. This is what the Surface Laptop 2 should've been. Sad it is still 16:9/1080p, if it were 3:2 13-14" qhd. It would've been perfect.
I really want one but the only thing I wish it had was a hexacore processor 9th gen. I hope something more high end shows up at CES
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