LG is kicking things off by taking the wraps off its 2021 lineup of Gram PCs for CES. The new laptops and 2-in-1s are set to take on Dell’s XPS devices, featuring a super slim 16:10 aspect ratio display — and an ultraportable lightweight design.
The 2021 LG Gram PCs come in five different variants this year: the Gram 17, Gram 16, Gram 14, as well as the 14-inch and a 16-inch 2-in-1 model. All the devices are Intel Evo certified, meaning they feature Intel’s 11th General Core processor, either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and Intel’s new Xe graphics.
Storage comes via dual M.2 NVMe solid-state-drive slots. LG even claims that battery life on the laptop versions is extended over the last generation, thanks to bigger 80Wh high-density batteries.
The highlight of the LG Gram lineup has always been the light weight, and compared to laptops like the Dell XPS 17, these models are certainly thin and featherweight. The flagship LG Gram 17 boasts a large, 17-inch screen and weighs in at just 2.9 pounds; the Gram 16 and Gram 14 come in at 2.62 pounds and 2.2 pounds.
The smaller Gram 16 and 14 are also relatively thin, at 0.66 inches in thickness. But much like the XPS lineup, the big change this year are slim-bezel displays and larger trackpads and keyboards.
LG notes that with the switch to a narrow, four-sided 16:10 display, as well as a hidden hinge design, the Gram 17, 16, and 14 all have a screen to body ratio of 90%. This taller and wider display allows you to see more things on your screen, which has become more common in laptops since it was introduced on the XPS lineup.
As for the 14-inch and 16-inch 2-in-1 versions of the LG Gram, these feature LG’s 360-degree hinge. The devices also come with a stylus pen compatible with Wacom AES 2.0, right in the box. All models of the LG Gram have a fingerprint reader built-in for secure logins, as well as backlit keyboards.
LG did not share pricing or availability on these new models, among the many new laptops of CES 2021. Last year’s LG Gram 17 came in at $1,850, the LG Gram 14 at $1,600, and the LG Gram 15 at $2,000. You can expect similar pricing on this year’s models.
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