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LG preps new Gram laptops for CES 2018

by Justin Herrick | December 14, 2017December 14, 2017 2:00 pm PST

Whether you’re ready or not, a slew of new laptops are coming. Thousands of people are heading to Las Vegas in January for CES 2018. And there’s probably no item at the trade show more popular than computers. LG is getting in front of the wave of news coming out during that week by introducing its latest Gram laptops weeks in advance.

LG tweaked the design of high-end lineup, and they’re certainly getting improvements on the inside. The Gram family for 2018 includes three refreshed models with displays measuring 13.3, 14, and 15 inches. All of them are powered by Intel’s 8th generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

The design hasn’t changed, so that’s good if you’ve been eyeing the Gram laptops as of late. They’re still thin and light, and durability is equally important. LG put its lineup through seven military-grade tests for resistance to impact, pressure, and temperature. They passed because the body is made of an alloy known as “Nano Carbon Magnesium.” It’s often used in the aerospace industry, and here it’s able to make LG’s laptops 20 percent more durable than other magnesium-based products.

Among the other things LG proudly shares about these laptops is the jump from 60Wh to 72Wh for the battery. The 13.3-inch model should get you nearly 24 hours of battery life while the 14-inch model is estimated to run for up to 21.5 hours. The 15-inch model, meanwhile, goes for up to 19 hours on a single charge.

The Gram lineup for 2018 also has touch-ready displays, fingerprint scanners, Thunderbolt 3-ready ports, and fingerprint scanners.

Pricing and availability are unknown, but LG will share that information next month in Las Vegas. We’ll be there covering the trade show live and share the latest news as it unfolds.

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Justin Herrick

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