At CES 2018, LG is set to unveil the successor to its ultralight LG Gram series notebook that first debuted in 2014. The 2018 LG Gram offers enhanced battery life, upgraded processors and military standard durability.
The 2018 LG Gram series comprises of 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch models that weigh just 965g, 995g and 1,095g respectively.
Despite its supermodel thinness, it packs a 72Wh battery that lasts up to almost a full day on a single charge. To compare, the 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch models deliver up to 22.5, 21.5 and 19 hours of battery life.
The new LG Gram is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 and i5 processors and superfast SSD storage. Boot time is claimed to be under 10 seconds.
Amazingly, the LG Gram series also offers a second SSD drive slot for optional additional storage.
The new notebook isn’t just thin and light, it’s also super durable. Built to U.S. military MIL-STD 810G spec, it offers high resistance to impact, pressure and temperature.
It boasts a Nano Carbon Magnesium full metal alloy body, often used in the aerospace industry for its high strength and light weight. The new alloy is said to be 20 percent more durable than traditional magnesium.
The notebook packs a backlit keyboard, and a precision touchpad. Audio lovers should be happy with the built-in DTS Headphone X multi-channel hi-fi sound.
The 2018 LG Gram also features a fingerprint reader and Thunderbolt 3 ports for superfast data transfer and to power 4K/5K content to exterior displays.
The latest LG Gram notebooks will be available in the U.S. market starting next month and will be previewed at CES 2018. There is no price indication as yet. As a benchmark, the current LG Gram (13.3-inch) starts from around USD799.
Too bad it will likely not reach Malaysian shores, but one can hope.