LG adds 17-inch and 2-in-1 models to its gram laptop line, launching at CES 2019

LG has announced today that it will showcase two new laptop models under its gram lineup at CES 2019 set to take place next month in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new entries to its ultralight family of laptops include a 17-inch model (17Z990) and a 2-in-1 convertible variant (model 14T990).

Under the hood, the new LG gram laptops will be powered by Intel's eigth-generation Core processors, paired with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and up to 512GB solid-state storage. Both laptop models can also accommodate an extra SSD.

Here's the complete list of specs and features of both products:

LG gram 17 LG gram 2-in-1
Display size 17-inch 14-inch
LCD WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, sRGB 96% FULL HD (1920 x 1080) Touch IPS Display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Aspect Ratio 16:10 16:9
Weight 1340g 1145g
Dimension 380.6 x 265.7 x 17.4mm
(15.0 x 10.5 x 0.7 inches)
324.6 x 210.8 x 17.9mm
(12.8 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches)
Battery 72Wh (19.5 hours) 72Wh (21 hours)
CPU 8th Gen Intel Core Processor 8th Gen Intel Core Processor
GPU Intel UHD Graphics Intel UHD Graphics
Memory 8GB / 16GB (DDR4, 1 on board + 1 slot) 8GB / 16GB (DDR4, 1 on board + 1 slot)
Storage 256GB / 512GB (M.2 Slot) 256GB / 512GB (M.2 Slot)
Color White, Dark Silver Dark Silver
Keyboard Backlit Keyboard, 98 keys Backlit Keyboard, 98 keys
I/O Port USB 3.1 Type-C (Thunderbolt™ 3 Option), USB 3.1 x 3, Dual Mic, HDMI, microSD, HP/Mic Out (Combo) USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.1 x 2, Dual Mic, HDMI, microSD, HP/Mic Out (Combo)
USP Fingerprint Reader, Precision Glass Touchpad, US Military Standard Certification (MIL-STD-810g), DTS Headphone X Fingerprint Reader, LG Stylus Pen (Wacom AES2.0), US Military Standard Certification (MIL-STD-810g), DTS Headphone X

It's worth noting, though, that the Thunderbolt 3 option will be available in select markets only. Jang Ik-hwan, head of LG’s IT business division, said:

"LG gram has evolved in accordance with what consumers have been asking for – super-light laptops that pair performance with optimum portability. With beautiful displays, compelling design and enough power for productivity and play, the 2019 LG gram models deliver convenience on a whole new scale, bringing unprecedented value to the laptop experience."

Last year, the South Korean electronics company unveiled 14-inch and 13-inch models of the gram at CES 2018. This family of laptops is supposed to balance a high level of portability and performance.

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