LG unveils the Ultragear 17G90Q gaming laptop with a Tiger Lake-H processor and Ampere graphics card
LG isn't the first brand when it comes to mind when it comes to gaming laptops, although it does manufacture high-end gaming monitors. Now, the South Korean giant has unveiled a shiny new gaming laptop called the LG Ultragear 17G90Q. A cursory glance at its spec sheets shows that LG isn't messing around and wants the Ultragear 17G90Q to compete with industry heavyweights like Razer and Alienware. Unfortunately, LG hasn't specified how much the laptop will cost, but we should find out more at CES 2022.
The LG Ultragear 17G90Q packs a colossal 17.3-inch IPS LCD FHD (1,920 x 1,080) panel that refreshes at 300Hz. It has a response time of 1ms and covers 99% of the sRGB spectrum. These specs look exciting on paper, and it'll be interesting to see how it performs in the real world, given LG's expertise in making high-quality monitors.
Under the hood, the LG Ultragear 17G90Q packs an unknown 11th-generation Intel Tiger Lake-H processor. We're probably looking at an Core i7-11800H on the maxed-out model. It is coupled with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics card, although its exact TDP is not specified. LG says that users can adjust the CPU clock, GPU TDP and clock, and memory share rate in real-time via software.
Memory and storage max on the LG Ultragear 17G90Q max out at 32GB and 1TB (NVMe SSD), respectively. One can expand the storage further via two extra NVMe slots. For port selection, we get one USB 4 Gen 3×2 Type C port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, one HDMI port, a micro SD card reader and an RJ45 Ethernet jack. It draws power from a 93Wh battery and weighs 2.7 kilograms (6lb). LG says that the Ultragear 17G90Q will be available in the United States and South Korea first in early 2022.