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LG debuts Samsung OLED displays on its new Gram Style laptop line

The new Gram Style comes with Samsung OLED screen (image: LG)
The new Gram Style comes with Samsung OLED screen (image: LG)
For the first time, Samsung Display will be supplying OLED panels to LG Electronics for use in its upcoming 2023 Gram Style laptops. Besides the bright OLEDs with fast refresh from Samsung, the unique notebooks offer glass-covered bodies and stealth illuminated touchpads for the style-conscious fans of the thin and light LG Gram laptop line.

LG will soon be releasing the new Gram Style laptops that it showcased at the CES expo in Las Vegas earlier this month, and they will come with Samsung-made OLED displays. Featuring shiny glass chassis and hidden LED-illuminated touchpads, the 14-inch and 16-inch Gram Style models are LG's attempt to make its storied thin and light laptop line standing out both on the inside and on the outside.

Another way LG is going about this goal is to equip the LG Gram Style with modern OLED displays that offer full wide color gamut coverage, as well as high brightness and fast refresh rate. The 16-inch LG Gram, for instance, offers a 3,200 x 2,000 pixels OLED screen with 120 Hz refresh, while the 14-incher comes with 2,880 x 1,800 panel with 90 Hz refresh for smoother scrolling and visuals.

The screens are with glass substrate and Korean media reports that LG has turned to Samsung Display for their procurement as making them on its flexible OLED production lines would make the panels prohibitively expensive. Flexible OLED screens of the type LG makes for Apple's iPhones use plastic instead of glass substrates for obvious bendy reasons, but that also makes them more complex and expensive to make, albeit lighter, too.

Not that the use of Samsung OLED screens with rigid glass substrate has made the new LG Gram Style laptops heavy, as even the big 16-incher weighs less than three pounds. The 2023 Gram Style laptop is no slouch, either, what with Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors, up to 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage, as well as modern accoutrements such as Thunderbolt 4 ports.

LG also equipped it with a comparatively large for a laptop without dedicated graphics 80Wh power pack which should bring oodles of battery life even with the big and bright Samsung OLED display. The only thing left to know are the 2023 LG Gram Style prices when they are released stateside in February.  

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Daniel Zlatev, 2023-01-29 (Update: 2023-01-29)