LG Gram 16 and Gram 17 2022 launched in South Korea with Intel Alder Lake processors, a GeForce RTX 2050, 16:10 screen, and more
LG has quietly refreshed its LG Gram series of laptops with Intel's 12th-generation Alder Lake processors. They get a dedicated graphics card, too, albeit a questionable one. Only the LG Gram 16 and LG Gram 17 are configurable with the new hardware, but LG states that the other models will follow suit in the coming weeks.
The exact Alder Lake processor powering the LG Gram 16 and LG Gram 17 isn't specified. If required, it can be paired with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 graphics card. LG's rationale behind choosing Nvidia's most confusing laptop graphics card launched to date could have to do with the Gram's thin and light aesthetic. Base models of both SKUs ship with at least 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB of PCIe Gen 4 storage.
The LG Gram 16 and Gram 17 feature a WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) IPS LCD panel with an aspect ratio of 16:10. It covers 99% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and has an anti-glare coating. LG claims that the laptop's webcam uses AI to detect when someone is peeking at the screen, and it can then automatically dim the screen and display a warning message to the user.
If previous iterations of the LG Gram are anything to go by, one can reasonably assume that the Gram 16 and Gram 17 will pack the same selection of ports, including two USB Type-A, two Thunderbolt 4.0, along with an HDMI port and a SD card reader. On the wireless connectivity front, Wi-Fi 6E support is likely in the cards, along with Bluetooth 5.1.
Currently, the LG Gram 16 and Gram 17 are only orderable in South Korea. Prices start at KRW 2.29 million (US$1,885) for the 16-inch variant and KRW 2.39 million (US$1,970) for the 17-inch version. Those who pre-order the laptop between 21 March and 11 April will get an LG Gram+ USB-C monitor, an LG Gram Mouse and some goodies.