LG will showcase the new Gram 17 and Gram 2-in-1 notebooks at CES
LG’s notebook lineup will soon be refreshed with two new models that are expected to be showcased at CES in January. The South Korean company is always looking into ways of making their models lighter and more ergonomic, and the new Gram 17 together with the Gram 2-in-1 convertible are no exception.
Both new models will feature lightweight aluminum cases and will be powered by Intel’s 8th gen Core ULV CPUs. Standard features that come with both models also include:
• 72 Wh (19.5 hours) battery
• Intel UHD Graphics iGPU
• Thin bezel displays
• 8 / 16 GB of DDR4 RAM (1 soldered + 1 upgradeable slot)
• 256 / 512 GB SSD (M.2 slot)
• Backlit keyboard (includes numeric keys on the right)
• Connectors: USB-C 3.1, USB-A 3.1, dual mic, HDMI output, audio out combo
• Fingerprint reader, microSD card reader, U.S. Standard certification, DTS headphone X support
As suggested by its name, the Gram 17 will feature a 17-inch 16:10 display with IPS technology and 2560 x 1600 resolution. Thanks to the new aluminum frame and the fact that the 17-inch display actually fits in a 15.6-inch frame, this device might turn out to be the lightest 17-inch model on the market, weighing in at just 3 lbs. It also has a Thunderbolt 3 option instead of the USB-C 3.1 connector and comes with more USB-A ports. The available color options include white and dark silver.
The 2-in-1 model is LG’s first take at a convertible and will come with a 14-inch 16:9 1080p IPS touchscreen covered with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. This brings down the total weight to around 2.5 lbs (the frame measures only 13-inch). It also comes with a Stylus Pen that is compatible with Wacom’s AES2.0 standard and will only be available in dark silver.
No word on the pricing scheme for now, but CES is just around the corner so stay tuned for the cost details.