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LG launches ultra-thin and lightweight LG Gram notebooks

By Peter Chu - on 29 Sep 2015, 11:06am

LG launches ultra-thin and lightweight LG Gram notebooks

Your hunt for an ultrabook that looks uncannily similar to the Macbook Air can finally come to an end, as LG has recently unveiled their LG Gram notebooks which, we have to say, could potentially incur the wrath of Apple’s lawyers judging from its design.

The LG Gram is available in 13- and 14-inch versions – each possessing their own unique set of hardware.

First up, the 13-inch LG Gram, which has a 13.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS LCD display, and is powered by an 2.2GHz Intel Core i5-5200U processor, Intel HD Graphics 5500, 8GB of DDR3L RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Bringing the 13-inch LG Gram around with you should be anything but a chore, as its magnesium alloy chassis is only half-an-inch think, and it weighs just 980g – lighter than a one liter bottle of water.

Next in line is the 14-inch LG Gram, which is available in two variants: one that shares the same processor and SSD with the 13-inch LG Gram; and one that sports a beefier 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-5500U processor, and a heartier 256GB SSD.

Apart from that, both 14-inch LG Gram variants share the same 14-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS LCD display, Intel HD Graphics 5500 integrated GPU, 8GB of DDR33L RAM, and a 64-bit Windows 10 Home operating system. If you have a penchant for high-fidelity music, you’ll be glad to know that the 14-inch LG Gram comes with a built-in Wolfson Digital Analog Converter (DAC) for uncompromised audio quality.

As far as dimensions and weight are concerned, 14-inch LG Gram is – contrary to what you might be thinking right now – also half-an-inch think, and weighs just 980g. Why so? Because its chassis is made out of carbon magnesium and lithium magnesium – the same stuff you’ll find in the lightest of race cars.

If that’s got you drooling, we’re sorry to burst your bubble, but the LG Gram is currently only available for sale over in the US through Amazon, with the 13-inch model going for US$899 (RM3,990), the base 14-inch model retailing for US$999 (RM4,434), and the top-of-the-line 14-inch model is selling for US$1,399 (RM6,210). No word on whether the Gram siblings will be arriving on our shores anytime soon, but here’s to keeping our fingers and toes crossed.

Source: ZDnet via LG