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Exclusive | LG will release a redesigned 16-inch LG Gram in 2021, next to new 14 and 17-inch models

LG will release 14-inch, 16-inch and 17-inch LG Grams in 2021 (Picture apparently shows 14 inch LG Gram 14Z90P)
LG will release 14-inch, 16-inch and 17-inch LG Grams in 2021 (Picture apparently shows 14 inch LG Gram 14Z90P)
If you appreciate lightweight laptops with big displays, LG has always been the number one manufacturer to turn to. The LG Gram series has evolved over the years to also include a 17-inch variant, which, apparently will be updated in 2021 under model number 17Z90P. More interestingly, the 15-inch model will evolve into a new 16-inch 16Z90P, most likely using a 16:10 display. Meanwhile, first leaked pictures supposedly show the new 14-inch LG Gram 14Z90P with bigger trackpad and slightly different case.

Traditionally, LG has announced new LG Gram laptops in early December and later showed them to the public during CES in early January. 2020 might be a little different in a lot of ways but LG seems to be sticking to its usual schedule. So far we have not seen any official information regarding the new LG Gram series of 2021 but leaker cozyplanes has recently stirred our interest in the upcoming lightweight laptop models by posting a picture of what he says is next year's 14-inch LG Gram with model number 14Z90P (see below).

Later, twitter user @bhuvnesh_bagri also posted a slightly different picture of the same laptop from a different angle (see above). Mr. cozyplanes later also mentioned a new 16-inch model with a bigger trackpad so with the assistance of Google we managed to dig up three new model numbers in the FCC database that point towards the LG Gram lineup of 2021:

The new 14-inch LG Gram 14Z90P shows bigger trackpad and new port selection on the right side (image source: cozyplanes)
The new 14-inch LG Gram 14Z90P shows bigger trackpad and new port selection on the right side (image source: cozyplanes)

15-inch LG Gram may evolve into a 16-inch with 16:10 display

We did not find model numbers for new 13-inch or 15-inch models, so we fully expect LG to release a trio of redesigned 14-, 16- and 17-inch Grams in a few weeks. The leaked pictures of the 14-inch laptop appear to show a device with a slightly redesigned chassis with two USB-A ports plus microSD-slot on the right side next to a Kensington lock. This is a slightly different selection compared to the previous 14-inch LG Gram of 2020, however it clearly shows that LG is not ready to ditch traditional ports just yet, even in ultra-low-weight notebooks.

The most interesting of the bunch will of course be the new 16-inch model that, most likely, evolved from the current 15.6-inch Gram 15Z90N by changing into a 16:10 form factor. While this is pure speculation at this point, it does make sense. The 17-inch LG Gram 17Z90N already offers the slightly taller screen and a higher resolution so we expect LG to go down that road with the 16-inch model as well. The pictures also show EVO certification, so we would bet on Intel Tiger Lake internals and at least one Thunderbolt 4-port on the left side.

Sources

Own (FCC: 1, 2, 3)

Cozyplanes (1, 2) and Bhuvnesh Bagri

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Alexander Fagot, 2020-11-29 (Update: 2020-11-29)
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As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.