LG has introduced its 2021 lineup of Gram laptops, which function a brand new design in addition to some inner upgrades. There are 5 fashions. They embody three clamshells (the Gram 17, the Gram 16, and the Gram 14) in addition to two convertible fashions (the Gram 2-in-1 16 and the Gram 2-in-1 14).
LG hasn’t modified the Gram lineup’s signature options. LG Gram laptops are identified for being astonishingly gentle (therefore the title “Gram”). The Gram 17 is simply 2.98 kilos, the identical weight as its predecessor. It’s extremely uncommon to see a 17-inch laptop computer beneath three kilos, and utilizing one actually messes together with your thoughts — I at all times felt like I used to be carrying nothing when holding the 2020 mannequin, as a result of I anticipated it to really feel a lot heavier. The Gram 16 is simply 2.62 kilos, whereas the 14 is 2.2 kilos.
One other nice function of the 2020 Gram 17, which has carried over to the 2021 mannequin, was the 16:10 show. It gives extra vertical area than a standard 16:9 panel. As well as, LG says the brand new clamshell fashions have a brand new “four-sided slim bezel design” which achieves a screen-to-body ratio of 90 p.c. As is obvious from the pictures LG supplied, the bezels look fairly small, which supplies the entire thing a pleasant fashionable vibe.
LG additionally says the keyboard and touchpad have been enlarged “for consolation and effectivity.”
Probably the most vital upgrades are inside. The entire new Gram laptops have Intel’s Eleventh-Gen Core processors and may include Iris Xe graphics or UHD graphics. The entire fashions are additionally licensed by way of Intel’s Evo program, which is an Intel badge meant to certify the laptop computer can get at the least 9 hours of battery life, wake from sleep rapidly, and different options.
LG claims you may see as much as 19.5 hours from the Gram 17, Gram 16, and 16 2-in-1. That’s a declare I’d often be skeptical of, however I’ll say the 2020 Gram 17 had a number of the longest battery life I noticed from a laptop computer final 12 months. It lasted round 10 hours of my day by day workload (which is pretty intense). So LG is aware of what it’s doing in relation to effectivity, and there’s cause for optimism.
“Synonymous with unprecedented portability and first-class efficiency, the LG gram model continues to lift the bar for the ultra-lightweight and slim laptop computer market,” mentioned Jang Ik-hwan, LG senior vp and head of the corporate’s IT enterprise unit, in an announcement. “With sleeker, extra refined designs and 16:10 side ratio shows whereas sustaining their gentle weight, our newest LG gram lineup offers shoppers the flexibility to take pleasure in higher productiveness and extra immersive viewing experiences wherever they go.”
Pricing and availability are nonetheless to be introduced.