CES 2021 | LG announces five Gram laptops for 2021 with 16:10 displays and convertible form factors
LG had already unveiled three new Gram laptops for 2021 in South Korea, but it has now announced another two models. LG will showcase the five laptops at its CES 2021 virtual showroom, which will be viewable between January 11 and January 14. LG is yet to announce when it plans to release the Gram 2021 series though, nor the various SKUs' prices that it will offer.
Nonetheless, the company has revealed the full specifications of its five new laptops. The 15-inch models of last year have been replaced with 16-inch ones, while all Gram laptops will have 16:10 displays this year. By contrast, only the 17-inch model had a 16:10 display last year.
Specifically, LG plans to release 14, 16 and 17-inch versions of the Gram, along with 14 and 16-inch versions with a convertible form factor. LG calls the latter two 2-in-1 laptops, but they feature a 360° hinge, rather than a removable keyboard. The two convertible Gram laptops will also support inputs from Wacom AES 2.0 compatible pens.
LG has not revealed which processors it will offer for global models, beyond the generic '11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor' branding. However, the South Korean website's specification sheets confirm that the 14-inch models will only be sold with the Core i5-1135G7. By contrast, the 16-inch and 17-inch versions will gain the Core i7-1165G7.
It seems that the convertible models, 14T90P and 16T90P, may not make it to Europe. A press release on the LG Newsroom's German-language version suggests that only the three conventional laptops will arrive, which would be a shame. LG is yet to confirm this is the case, though.
We should also point out that all but one of the new Gram laptops weigh more than 1 kg. The 14Z90P comes in at 999g, but the other four weigh from 1.25 kg to 1.48 kg. The 16-inch convertible model is the heaviest of them, with the 17-inch version coming in at 1.35 kg. In short, the Gram series remains one of the lightest around, but it is not quite worthy of its Gram branding anymore.