Of course, LG Electronics also retained the well-known strengths of the Gram series: the new 14- and 17-inch models are light, durable, powerful and elegant. The Korean company targets business travelers, visionaries, creators and digital nomads. There’s also an additional 16-inch LG Gram+ display for more screen for working on the go.
The 16:10 display is available for LG Gram models in 14, 16 and 17-inch diagonals and offers 11 percent more workspace than the 16:9 format. The anti-reflective coating of the IPS screen prevents annoying reflections when working anywhere. At the same time, the peak brightness has been increased from 300 to 350 nits – also an advantage in bright environments. The DCI-P3 color space is covered by 99 percent, which benefits full color gamut when viewing HDR content.
For video conferencing, the new models have both a high-resolution infrared camera array and dual microphones with AI-assisted active noise cancellation. Audio technology distinguishes between human voices and background noise and filters out “unwanted noise” to increase speech understanding. For sound even without headphones, new LG Gram models are equipped with DTS: X Ultra Surround Sound.
LG Glance by Mirametrix is a smart extension that allows AI-based webcam software to detect if strangers are looking over your shoulder. It automatically warns and blurs the screen if desired. When the user moves away from the notebook, the screen locks or turns off. Thanks to the face login, re-registration works securely and automatically without entering a password.
The smart software also recognizes if the user is looking at an external monitor or laptop, moving the mouse pointer, and opening windows with a simple head movement. If the user is sitting “wrongly” or too close to the notebook, Gram can issue a warning if they wish. Additionally, after twenty minutes, the device recommends that the user take twenty steps away from the screen to protect their back and eyes.
Inside, a 12th generation Intel Core processor works with LPDDR5 memory and 4th generation NVMe SSD slots, which are responsible for faster data processing and more efficient multitasking. The USB-C-compatible Thunderbolt 4 interface provides a 5K video signal and power supply for charging external devices up to 15W and data transferring up to 40Gbit/s. Intel’s Iris Xe does the graphics.
For the LG Gram, lightness means 999 grams for the 14-inch model, 1140 grams for the 15-inch model, 1,199 grams for the 16-inch and 1,350 grams for the 17-inch flagship. Like previous models, the chassis is made of a durable magnesium alloy. Depending on the model and usage, it can last up to 23.5 hours without recharging. Models will be available in Germany from June 2022.
The additional 16-inch LG Gram+ display in 16:10 format, which will be available in Germany from May 2022, completes the Gram family. Compatible with laptops with USB-C and the slim and light 8.3mm body, it can always be taken with you on the go. The additional display can be used in landscape or portrait format when connected via USB-C. The included cover serves as a stand.
“The laptop market and our work lives have changed dramatically in the past two years,” says Nils Becker-Berke. “We assume that many people will continue to work from anywhere after the pandemic. Users want a solution that provides them with a complete workplace, regardless of their location. Of course, video calling now also plays a big role. With its large screen and light weight, it is specially designed to these requirements.
Detailed information and configuration options for the new LG Gram laptops are available under this link when available.