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LG’s first laptop for the US is a MacBook Air rival

LG Gram

LG is launching its range of Windows laptops for the first time in the US, kicking things off with the slim and light Gram series.

Available in two sizes and a range of configurations, the new laptops are lighter than the MacBook Air. The 14-inch variant weighs only 2.16 lbs — that’s 0.8 lbs less than Apple’s offering, but a wee bit more than 2.03 lbs MacBook.

The LG Gram weighs only 2.16 lbs and is just half an inch thick
The LG Gram weighs only 2.16 lbs and is just half an inch thick

Both the 13-inch and 14-inch versions are only half an inch thick and feature a 1080p IPS display in a carbon magnesium and lithium magnesium chassis.

They also come with HDMI and USB 3.0 ports as well as slots for microSD cards.

If you’re interested in the 14-inch model, you can choose between an Intel i7 2.4GHz processor with a 256GB SSD for storage, or an i5 2.2GHz chip with a 128GB SSD.

Both variants pack 8GB of RAM, along with a Wolfson Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) for high-quality audio output. LG promises up to 7.5 hours of battery life.

The i7 model costs $1399.99, while the i5 version will run you $999.99.

LG Gram 2

For $899.99, you can get the 13-inch model with an i5 processor, but without the DAC.

The laptops are available now at Microsoft stores across the US, as well as online at and Amazon.

LG Electronics Makes Laptop Debut In U.S. With Windows 10 ‘Gram’ Series [PR Newswire]

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Published September 29, 2015 — 07:29 UTC