December 18, 2018
LG Electronics will introduce the world’s lightest 17-inch laptop during CES in January. The new LG gram 17 weighs a mere 1,340 grams (as compared to the 2,000+ grams of comparable laptops), while offering a 17-inch WQXGA 16:10 display featuring 2560 x 1600 resolution, making it ideal for streaming video, playing games and editing multiple documents simultaneously. The company will also unveil the 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 convertible with digital pen support that features a 360-degree hinge, enabling it to function as a laptop or a tablet. Both devices have been named 2019 CES Innovation Award winners.
“The company claims that it managed to cram in a 17-inch display in a 15.6-inch laptop class body,” reports The Next Web. The LG gram 17 (below) has been designed with the U.S. military “MIL-STD-810G durability standard, making it shock, temperature, and dust resistant.”
It also features “a fingerprint sensor … for authentication,” notes TNW, and “DTS Headphone X technology to enhance your audio experience.” The laptop includes an 8th Gen Intel Core processor and USB 3.1, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI and microSD ports.
According to the company’s press release, the 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 (below) also meets the “MIL-STD-810G standard for durability,” and “comes with a Wacom AES 2.0 Pen with 4,096 pressure levels and tilt detection, enabling a natural, precise drawing experience.”
LG’s convertible model “features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which is known for its resistance against drops, scratches or bumps.” It also “employs LG’s premium IPS display technology guaranteeing outstanding picture quality from any viewing angle.”
The company claims that the LG gram 17 operates for up to 19.5 hours between charges, while the LG gram 2-in-1 can last up to 21 hours.