LG’s Gram line of laptops has a virtuous reputation in the market for creating portable and elegant designs. But with the unveiling of the LG Gram Ultra Slim at CES 2023, the company created waves in the technology world. The LG Gram Ultra Slim is not only the slimmest iteration of the Gram models but also one of the slimmest laptops available on the market. Though one of the slimmest laptops, the device is packed with powerful specs and a large display. Read the blog to understand in detail what you can expect from the laptop.
Design And Build
The design of the LG Gram Ultra Slim is extremely sleek and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. The laptop body is made of magnesium alloy, which is lightweight and has excellent heat-removal capabilities. The LG Gram Ultra Slim weighs only 998 g and is even lighter than the Apple MacBook Air M2, which weighs 1.2 kg. The dimensions of the device are 356 x 227.45 x 10.99 mm and it boasts an astounding thickness of 12.55 mm, which is similar to that of a notepad or smartphone. Though there is a concern about the flexing and bending issues of magnesium alloy laptops with a large screen, the overall durability is commendable. Furthermore, the LG Gram Ultra Slim has MIL-810 H military certifications, indicating that it can withstand minor falls and bumps. Still, not much is known about the touchpad, keyboard, and haptic feedback of the laptop. But only this can be confirmed, that the keypad is not backlit, and the device will be available in a dark silver color.
Despite being a slim laptop with the thickness of a smartphone, the LG Gram Ultra Slim has a 15.6-inch FHD LCD display. This screen has the ability to provide visual stimulation with its truly crisp and contrasting images, so playing games or streaming content would be fun. The LG Gram Ultra Slim has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and an aspect ratio of 16:9, which are mostly found in old laptop models, and this will hamper productivity to some extent. LG should have implemented aspect ratios of 16:10 or 3:2, which have almost become the industrial standard. The company has promised a maximum brightness of 400 nits, which is pretty decent and will provide vibrant pictures. But the 60 Hz refresh is a bit underrated when compared to other laptops in this category.
Software And Performance
The LG Gram Ultra Slim is packed with an Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake chip in the CPU department and an Intel Iris Xe in the GPU department. The processor will run at 28 watts and have 20 threads and 14 cores. The LPDDR 5 RAM has three variations available 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB, while the GEN4 NVMe storage slot includes capacities of 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB. LG Gram Ultra Slim will run on a 64-bit architecture with Windows 10 Pro OS and have a maximum turbo speed of 4.2 GHz. The configuration is ideal for office-related work and light photo and video editing. Gaming is not a very viable option with this laptop. The laptop comes with some useful pre-loaded software like LG Glance by Mirametrix, OLED Care, LG Smart Assistant, and PCmover Professional. The LG Glance software increases security, improves productivity, and promotes digital wellness with its attention-sensing technology, which is AI-driven, while PCmover Professional can help you transfer and restore all files from your old device to the new one.
Battery And Connectivity
The LG Gram Ultra Slim has a 60 Wh battery, and it is yet to be seen how many hours it can manage on a single charge. There is some hope, however, because the LG Gram lineup has provided adequate battery life. The laptop has the latest WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 in the department of connectivity. Though extremely slim, this laptop is equipped with multiple ports, including 3 USB ports, 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, and 1 USB 3.0 port, which is surprising as well as advantageous.
The laptop comes with an FHD IR webcam, which is sufficient for your video calls and meetings. There are two built-in speakers that are capable of producing 2 W of sound and also have a dedicated audio jack.
Several reports suggest that the LG Gram Ultra Slim will only be available in a single size, but the company has not yet unveiled the price of the product. Along with the LG Gram Ultra Slim, the company has unveiled the LG Gram Style, which is also an impressive laptop and boasts several magnificent features. Once the LG Gram Ultra-Slim hits the market, users will be able to understand whether the software experience is as good as the portability factor, where LG truly has an upper hand.
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