LG Electronics will reveal the latest entries in its ultra-light gram laptop line at CES 2019 – the new LG gram 17 (model 17Z990) and 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 (model 14T990).
LG gram 17
The LG gram 17 offers speed, power and a 17-inch high-resolution display all within a 15.6-inch class body.
The laptop is equipped with a Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array (WQXGA) display that has twice the pixels (2560 x 1600) of a standard Full HD screen. The display’s 16:10 ratio offers more screen real estate than the usual 16:9 format.
The LG gram 17 weighs in at a mere 1,340 grams to claim the title of the lightest 17-inch laptop on the market. Additionally, the new model features a 72W battery that allows up to 19.5 hours of operation on a single charge. The LG gram is also tough, complying with stringent U.S. military MIL-STD-810G durability criteria covering seven resilience factors including shock, dust and extreme temperatures.
The laptop is powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core processor and comes with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD), along with an extra slot for an additional SSD.
The LG gram 17 also includes a Thunderbolt 3 port, a Precision Glass Touchpad, and a backlit keyboard with two brightness settings.
For surround sound on the go, DTS Headphone X simulates the 11.1 channel array found in movie theaters.
LG gram 2-in-1
Also new to the 2019 lineup is the LG gram 2-in-1. This creative portable computer folds to transform from laptop to tablet and back again.
The convertible model has a 14-inch touch screen and integrates a 360-degree hinge. It is also durable, meeting the U.S. military MIL-STD-810G standard.
The convertible laptop comes with a Wacom AES 2.0 Pen with 4,096 pressure levels and tilt detection, enabling a precise drawing experience. It features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which is known for its resistance against drops, scratches or bumps. What’s more, the 2-in-1 convertible employs LG’s IPS display technology guaranteeing outstanding picture quality from any viewing angle. Powered by a 72W battery, this gram can operate for up to 21 hours between charges.
|LG gram 17||LG gram 2-in-1|
|LCD||WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, sRGB 96%||FULL HD (1920 x 1080) Touch IPS Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5|
|Size|| 380.6 x 265.7 x 17.4mm
(15.0 x 10.5 x 0.7 inches)
| 324.6 x 210.8 x 17.9mm
(12.8 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches)
|Battery||72Wh (19.5 hours)||72Wh (21 hours)|
|CPU||Intel 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor||Intel 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics|
|Memory||8GB / 16GB (DDR4, 1 on board + 1 slot)||8GB / 16GB (DDR4, 1 on board + 1 slot)|
|Storage||256GB / 512GB (M.2 Slot)||256GB / 512GB (M.2 Slot)|
|Color||White, Dark Silver||Dark Silver|
|Keyboard||Backlit Keyboard, 98 keys||Backlit Keyboard, 98 keys|
|I/O Port||USB 3.1 Type-C (Thunderbolt™ 3 Option), USB 3.1 x 3, Dual Mic, HDMI, microSD, HP/Mic Out (Combo)||USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.1 x 2, Dual Mic, HDMI, microSD, HP/Mic Out (Combo)|
|USP||Fingerprint Reader, Precision Glass Touchpad, US Military Standard Certification (MIL-STD-810g), DTS Headphone X||Fingerprint Reader, LG Stylus Pen (Wacom AES2.0), US Military Standard Certification (MIL-STD-810g), DTS Headphone X|