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This article was published on December 13, 2018

LG will unveil world’s lightest 17-inch laptop at CES


LG will unveil world’s lightest 17-inch laptop at CES
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held annually at Las Vegas is just a few weeks away and announcements have started to roll-in. LG announced today that it’ll unveil the world’s lightest 17-inch laptop – the Gram 17 – at CES. The laptop just weighs 1,340 grams as compared other laptops of the same class which weighs 2,000 grams or more.

The company claims that it managed to cram in a 17-inch display in a 15.6-inch laptop class body. The laptop will feature Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array (WQXGA) class screen with 2560 x 1600 resolution and a wider 16:10 aspect ratio. The specs indicate that the screen will great for video streaming, gaming, and document editing. 

Here’s a rundown of what else is under the super-light chassis:

  • Screen17-inch WQXGA display with 2560 x 1600 resolution
  • Processor: Intel 8th Gen Intel Core processor
  • Graphics:  Intel UHD Graphics
  • Memory: 8/16GB RAM
  • Internal storage: 256/512GB
  • Battery: 72Wh (19.5 hours approx as per the company)
  • PortsUSB 3.1 Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 Option), USB 3.1 x 3, Dual Mic, HDMI, microSD, HP/Mic Out (Combo)

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LG says that the laptop is designed with MIL-STD-810G durability standard, making it shock, temperature, and dust resistant. The company has included a fingerprint sensor as well for authentication. Additionally, the device has DTS Headphone X technology to enhance your audio experience. 

You can learn more about the announcement here. CES will start from January 8 and we’ll be present at the event to cover it. Stay tuned to Plugged for updates.

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