LG brings its 15-inch ultra lightweight Gram notebook to the US

By Shawn Knight
Apr 15, 2016
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  1. LG is a household name in the US as its brand is commonly associated with consumer electronics like televisions and smartphones. The South Korean technology giant is also well-known in other parts of the world for its line of personal computers, products the company only recently brought to the states.

    Following the US launch of its 13- and 14-inch Gram notebooks late last year, LG is now introducing its 15-inch variant to the American market complete with updated internals.

    The super lightweight laptop features a 15.6-inch IPS LCD panel operating at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 that’s driven by your choice of Intel’s sixth generation Core i5-6200U (2.3GHz, Turbo up to 2.8GHz) or Core i7-6500U (2.5GHz, Turbo up to 3.1GHz) alongside 8GB of DDR3 RAM.

    The Core i5 model includes 256GB of solid state drive storage while the i7-equipped notebook ships with 512GB of local flash storage.

    Both include dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI connector, a USB 3.0 Type-C connector, two USB 3.0 connectors, a single USB 2.0 connector, a microSD card slot and a headphone jack. Battery life is rated at about seven hours from the 2-cell 4,495mAh battery pack.

    The system is comprised primarily of magnesium, a lightweight material that affords a total system weight of just 2.16 pounds. That is extremely light for a 15-inch class notebook.

    Pricing is set at $1,099.99 for the Core i5 variant and $1,499.99 for the faster i7 model, both of which are available as of writing from Amazon, B&H and Fry’s Electronics.

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  2. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Guru Posts: 711   +381

    Put my hands on one of these at Fry's last week.
    Nice machine but too expensive for what you get.
  3. ChrisH1

    ChrisH1 TS Booster Posts: 68   +46

    1Kg is quite light. Plus a charger, external mouse, an external hard drive or two, a few USBs, USB to phone adapter, USB hub, HDMI cable, network cable ...

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