LG just announced an update their line of ultra-thin, ultra-light, and portable laptops – the LG Gram. The new version will come in 13.3-, 14-, and 15-inch models, and will all feature 8th-generation Core i5 and i7 processors, SSD storage, and even room for a second SSD drive. And in keeping with the previous generations, the Gram will weigh only about two pounds for the 13.3- and 14-inch models, and 2.4 pounds for the 15″ – even less than previous models, to be exact. Touchscreens, fingerprint readers and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports will be available on some models, and it appears that LG has put the webcam back above the screen – a welcome return to design sanity, in our opinion.
LG has put the new Gram through seven MIL-STD 810G durability tests for impact, temperature and pressure resistance, and it came out with flying colors, thanks to the new nano-carbon magnesium shell.The most exciting part of the new line, however, is the fantastic battery life they promise. Despite the paper-thin build, the batteries in the new LG Gram bigger and better, holding 72Wh instead of the 60Wh of last years models, and LG says that the 13.3-inch model will last up to 22.5 hours on a single charge. The 14-inch is supposed to go 21.5 hours, and the 15-inch version about 19. That’s some serious battery life, any way you look at it. It’s always interesting to see how batteries actually perform, when put to the test. But LG seems pretty confident in their claims, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
That’s all LG will reveal about the new 2018 Gram for now. The lineup is being fully unveiled in Las Vegas at CES 2018 on January 9th, at which point we’re sure there will be a lot more information.