At CES 2018, LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its latest LG gram laptops that deliver portability, powerful performance and convenience features.
The LG 2018 gram laptops feature ultra-thin bodies and an efficient 72Wh battery which allows longer work time without plugging in, lasting up to almost a full day on a single charge. The 14-inch model 14Z980 is the same size as a conventional 13-inch laptop but still offers a wider display with a minimized bezel.
The newest LG gram devices are equipped with the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 and i5 processors and SSD storage. Booting time now comes in under 10 seconds. LG's gram series also offers a second SSD drive slot for even more internal storage for those large video files.
LG's new gram models are durable enough to pass seven U.S. military MIL-STD 810G durability tests for resistance to impact, pressure and temperature. This improved build quality is achieved by the Nano Carbon Magnesium full metal alloy body. The result is an increase in durability by 20 percent compared to traditional magnesium products, according to LG.
A user can work late into the night with the backlit keyboard, which also serves as delicate ambient lighting while highlighting the PC's minimalist profile. The touchpad enhances fingertip control with a smoother and more accurate pointer system. The webcam is positioned on top of the display where it should be for flattering video calls and DTS Headphone X provides multi-channel sound of up to 11.1 channels for 1.5W hi-fi surround sound. In addition, the upgraded fan is even quieter and emits less heat than before.
Optional features include Touch Screen, Fingerprint Reader and Thunderbolt 3. With LG's new IPS In-cell Touch technology, the gram was able to maintain its compact size and the touch screen allows for more accurate onscreen haptic control without color shift when touching the display. The Fingerprint Reader enables users to log in and power on at the same time with the press of a single button.
LG's latest gram laptops will be available in the U.S. market starting next month with other markets to follow soon thereafter.