CES 2018 | LG Gram (2018) hands-on video: superlight & longer battery life
LG's announcement in December has already whet our appetites for the new generation, since LG has managed to optimize quite a lot in its Gram series. Despite the extremely low weight (below 1 kg or 2.2 lb for the 13 and 14-inch models, and below 1.1 kg or 2.4 lb for the 15-incher), LG offers the current quad-core processors of Intel's 8th generation, which have already been available in the late-2017 models of the series, though. However, there are other details that are really new in the 2018 generation:
LG has once again improved the toughness of the case, which is now break and impact resistant according to the MIL-ST-810 standard. LG has also taken the complaints to heart and positioned the webcam above the display. Similar to other manufacturers, it unfortunately used to be located below the display. There is another complaint which has been resolved: the USB-C port, which was also integrated in the predecessor, now offers Thunderbolt 3 compatibility. And finally, LG increased the battery capacity from 60 Wh up to a decent 72 Wh in all three models.
With this, LG aims to achieve a battery life of more than 20 hours (13-inch notebook), which was determined via MobileMark and should obviously be taken with a grain of salt. Still, such a light notebook will find many admirers even with a 15-hour battery life. You can see the 13-incher in the hands-on video by Liliputing directly from CES. Unfortunately it still is not clear whether LG will also bring the series to Europe in 2018. While it is very popular in the US, it can only be purchased sporadically in Spain as of now.
Update 3 PM
The unboxing video of the new series is also linked.