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LG launches a Best Buy exclusive 17-inch Ultra PC laptop along with the 16-inch version for the U.S. market

LG's Ultra PC 17 packs an Intel Alder Lake-P CPU and an RTX 3050 Ti dGPU. (Image Source: LG)
LG's Ultra PC 17 packs an Intel Alder Lake-P CPU and an RTX 3050 Ti dGPU. (Image Source: LG)
The 16-inch model appears to be the same as the European one powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 5825U APU along with 16 GB LPDDR4 and up to 1 TB NVMe SSD storage. For the Best Buy exclusive 17-inch model, LG is offering an Intel Core i7-1260P processor coupled with an RTX 3050 Ti DGPU and 16 GB DDR5 RAM plus 512 GB PCIe 4.0 storage.

LG launched the 2022 Ultra PC laptops in Europe first around a month ago, and now the premium lineup is coming to the U.S. with 16-inch and 17-inch models. While the 16-inch variant appears to be the same as the European one, the 17-incher is a new addition that replaces the 14-inch model. Also, unlike the European versions that feature AMD processors, the U.S.-exclusive 17-inch model is powered by Intel’s Alder Lake-P processors.

The 16-inch Ultra PC 16 16U70Q is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 5825U processor from the Barcello family released earlier this year, and only relies on the Vega 8 iGPU for graphics acceleration. Other specs include:

  • 1920 x 1200 IPS LCD with 250 nit maximum brightness
  • 16 GB of LPDDR4 RAM
  • 512 GB or 1 TB NVMe SSD storage (can be upgraded via an additional M.2 slot)
  • Port selection: 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, HDMI 2.0b video output, plus audio and GbE jacks
  • Wi-Fi 6 + BT 5.1 connectivity
  • HD webcam with dual mic array
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 72 Wh battery.
  • 0.6-inch chassis profile and 3.63 lbs total weight

Newly introduced this year is the Ultra PC 17 17U70Q model powered by an Intel Core i7-1260P. It also features an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti dGPU. The complete list of specs includes:

  • 2560 x 1600 IPS LCD with 350 nit maximum brightness
  • 16 GB DDR5 RAM
  • 512 GB PCIe 4.0 NVME SSD + a vacant PCIe 3.0 M.2 slot
  • Port selection: 1x USB4 40 Gbps, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB-A Gen 1, HDMI 2.1 video output, audio and GbE jacks, microSD card reader
  • Wi-Fi 6E + BT 5.1 connectivity
  • HD webcam with dual mic array
  • Fingerprint sensors
  • 80 Wh battery
  • 0.8-inch chassis profile and 4.37 lbs total weight

Pricing for the 16-inch model starts at US$999 and can go up to US$1299 depending on storage options, whereas the 17-incher costs US$1599 and is a Best Buy exclusive.

 

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Ultra PC 17 (Image Source: LG)
Ultra PC 17 (Image Source: LG)
Ultra PC 17 (Image Source: LG)
Ultra PC 17 (Image Source: LG)
Ultra PC 17 (Image Source: LG)
Ultra PC 17 (Image Source: LG)
Ultra PC 16 (Image Source: LG)
Ultra PC 16 (Image Source: LG)
Ultra PC 16 (Image Source: LG)
Ultra PC 16 (Image Source: LG)
Ultra PC 16 (Image Source: LG)
Ultra PC 16 (Image Source: LG)
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Bogdan Solca, 2022-09-20 (Update: 2022-09-26)