NEW LG GRAM OFFERS ULTRA PORTABILITY WITH EVEN MORE POWERFUL PERFORMANCE

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A suite of new enhancements including ThunderboltTM 3, Touch Screen,
Finger Print Sensor and more

 

LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled its latest iterations of the LG gram laptops. The laptops continue to push the boundaries of portable computing with improved mobility and durability, as well as upgraded processors and more versatile functionality. The series is ideal for business professionals who are always on the go; Photographers and designers who need speedy and reliable performance in a mobile workstation.

 

The new models continue to be amongst the lightest laptops available on the market today.1 They feature a highly efficient 72Wh (up to 22.5hrs2) battery which lasts up to almost a full day on a single charge2, and their compact design allows the LG gram’s smaller form factor to feature wider screens. The 14-inch model 14Z980 is also the same size as a conventional 13-inch laptop but offers a wider display with a minimized bezel. Despite its slim body, it still has all the necessary ports a consumer needs, such as HDMI, microSD, headphone, USB and USB-C.

 

A Powerhouse in an Ultra-thin Body

Equipped with the latest 8th Intel® CoreTM i7 and i5 processors and SSD storage, the newest LG gram laptops are ideal for content creators who work with larger documents. Users can boost work efficiency as booting time now comes in under 10 seconds. The gram series also offers a second SSD drive slot for even more internal storage, this means users no longer having to carry the extra bulk of an external hard drive while working on the go.

 

The new LG gram also feature improved build quality, achieved by the Nano Carbon Magnesium full metal alloy body, often used in the aerospace industry where high strength and light weight are required. Passing seven stringent U.S. military MIL-STD 810G durability tests for resistance to impact, pressure and temperature, the gram offers a greater peace of mind for everyday usage.

 

Increase Productivity with a Host of New Features

The 2018 gram laptops carry on LG’s trend of incorporating new and advanced features into its computing products such as Touch Screen, ThunderboltTM 3 and Fingerprint Reader. With LG’s new IPS In-cell Touch technology, it prevents color shift on screen when touching the display. The LG gram 13 also features a touch screen for an accurate onscreen haptic control. The LG gram 15 gram boasts ThunderboltTM 3 for speedy data transfer that is eight times faster than USB Type-C, and seamless transmission of 4K/5K content to exterior displays. Furthermore, all LG gram models come with a Fingerprint Reader which enables users to log in and power on at the same time with the press of a single button. The webcam has also shifted its positioning to the top of the display for flattering video calls, and the fan is even quieter and emits less heat than before.

 

Other popular features from its predecessors remain in the new LG gram, such as the backlight keyboard with two levels of brightness for working in dimmer environments, precision touchpad for optimal utilization of handy shortcuts, DTS Headphone:X for a surround sound effect through the headphones, instant booting feature and advanced Reader Mode for optimal screen conditions to reduce eye fatigue.

 

“We’re very proud to introduce the new gram, which has been designed for an all-round, high performance laptop with maximum portability,” said Hosik Kim, Product Director, LG Home Entertainment. “LG offers powerful laptops that deliver greater work efficiency and durability, while continuing the product’s original identity of ultra portability for its users. The 2018 gram series ticks all the boxes for users who want versatile and lightweight laptops with fast processing capabilities.”

 

For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com/sg/laptops

Key Specifications:

LG gram 15.6″
GENERAL
INFORMATION
Model 15Z980 (i7) 15Z980 (i5)
Color White White
OPERATING SYSTEM Operating System Windows 10 Home (64bit) Windows 10 Home (64bit)
PROCESSOR CPU Brand 8th Gen Intel® 8th Gen Intel®
CPU Type Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
CPU Speed 1.8 GHz (Turbo up to 4.0 GHz) 1.6 GHz (Turbo up to 3.4 GHz)
MEMORY Total Memory (3) 8GB 8GB
Memory Speed DDR4 2400MHz DDR4 2400MHz
HARD DRIVE Type / Interface M.2 SSD (Solid-State Drive) SATA3 M.2 SSD (Solid-State Drive) SATA3
Capacity (4) 512GB 256GB
DISPLAY Screen Size 15.6″ 15.6″
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080) FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 620 Intel® UHD Graphics 620
AUDIO Speakers Stereo Speaker (1.5W x 2) Stereo Speaker (1.5W x 2)
Built-In Microphone Internal Mic Internal Mic
CONNECTIVITY Wireless Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC8265
(802.11ac 2×2, WiFi/Bluetooth Combo)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC8265
(802.11ac 2×2, WiFi/Bluetooth Combo)
LAN (5) 10/100 Mbps 10/100 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes (Bluetooth v. 4.1) Yes (Bluetooth v. 4.1)
FEATURES Reader Mode Yes Yes
Back-lit Keyboard Yes (2-level) Yes (2-level)
Fingerprint ID Yes Yes
MIL-STD 810G Yes Yes
DTS Headphone:X Yes Yes
Webcam 1.3M/ HD (720p) 1.3M/ HD (720p)
PORTS AND
CONNECTORS
HDMI (Standard) 1 1
Thunderbolt™ 3 / USB 3.0 Type-C Thunderbolt™ 3/ USB 3.0 Type-C USB 3.0 Type-C
USB 3.0 3 3
Micro-SD 1 slot 1 slot
Headphone Out Yes Yes
RJ45 Ethernet (5) Yes Yes
DC-In Yes Yes
BATTERY / POWER Battery 4 Cell (Li-Polymer, 7.7V / 72Wh) 4 Cell (Li-Polymer, 7.7V / 72Wh)
Battery Life* 19 Hours 19 Hours
MATERIAL (BODY) Material Magnesium alloy
(Nano Carbon with Magnesium)
Magnesium alloy
(Nano Carbon with Magnesium)
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT Dimensions (WxHxD) cm 35.8 x 22.8 x 1.45~1.68 35.8 x 22.8 x 1.45~1.68
Weight 1095g 1095g
AVAILABILITY May 2018 May 2018
PRICE* S$2,599 S$2,099

 

LG gram 14.0″ 13.3″
GENERAL
INFORMATION
Model 14Z980 (i7) 14Z980 (i5) 13Z980 (i5)
Color Dark Silver Dark Silver White
OPERATING SYSTEM Operating System Windows 10 Home (64bit) Windows 10 Home (64bit) Windows 10 Home (64bit)
PROCESSOR CPU Brand 8th Gen Intel® 8th Gen Intel® 8th Gen Intel®
CPU Type Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
CPU Speed 1.8 GHz
(Turbo up to 4.0 GHz)
1.6 GHz
(Turbo up to 3.4 GHz)
1.6 GHz
(Turbo up to 3.4 GHz)
MEMORY Total Memory (3) 8GB 8GB 8GB
Memory Speed DDR4 2400MHz DDR4 2400MHz DDR4 2400MHz
HARD DRIVE Type /
Interface
M.2 SSD
(Solid-State Drive) SATA3
M.2 SSD
(Solid-State Drive) SATA3
M.2 SSD
(Solid-State Drive) SATA3
Capacity (4) 512GB 256GB 256GB
DISPLAY Screen Size 14.0″ 14.0″ 13.3″
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080) FHD (1920 x 1080) FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 620 Intel® UHD Graphics 620 Intel® UHD Graphics 620
AUDIO Speakers Stereo Speaker (1.5W x 2) Stereo Speaker (1.5W x 2) Stereo Speaker (1.5W x 2)
Built-In
Microphone
Internal Mic Internal Mic Internal Mic
CONNECTIVITY Wireless Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC8265
(802.11ac 2×2, WiFi/Bluetooth Combo)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC8265
(802.11ac 2×2, WiFi/Bluetooth Combo)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC8265
(802.11ac 2×2, WiFi/Bluetooth Combo)
LAN (5) 10/100 Mbps 10/100 Mbps 10/100 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes (Bluetooth v. 4.1) Yes (Bluetooth v. 4.1) Yes (Bluetooth v. 4.1)
FEATURES Reader Mode Yes Yes Yes
Back-lit
Keyboard
Yes (2-level) Yes (2-level) Yes (2-level)
Fingerprint ID Yes Yes Yes
MIL-STD 810G Yes Yes Yes
DTS
Headphone:X
Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen No No Yes
Webcam 1.3M/ HD (720p) 1.3M/ HD (720p) 1.3M/ HD (720p)
PORTS AND
CONNECTORS
HDMI
(Standard)
1 1 1
Thunderbolt™ 3 / USB 3.0 Type-C USB 3.0 Type-C USB 3.0 Type-C USB 3.0 Type-C
USB 3.0 3 3 3
Micro-SD 1 slot 1 slot 1 slot
Headphone Out Yes Yes Yes
RJ45 Ethernet (5) Yes Yes Yes
DC-In Yes Yes Yes
BATTERY / POWER Battery 4 Cell
(Li-Polymer, 7.7V / 72Wh)
4 Cell
(Li-Polymer, 7.7V / 72Wh)
4 Cell
(Li-Polymer, 7.7V / 72Wh)
Battery Life* 21.5 Hours 21.5 Hours 22.5 Hours
MATERIAL (BODY) Material Magnesium alloy
(Nano Carbon with Magnesium)
Magnesium alloy
(Nano Carbon with Magnesium)
Magnesium alloy
(Nano Carbon with Magnesium)
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT Dimensions (WxHxD) cm 32.3 x 21.2 x 1.45~1.65 32.3 x 21.2 x 1.45~1.65 30.6 x 21.2 x 1.45~1.55
Weight 995g 995g 965g
AVAILABILITY May 2018 May 2018 May 2018
PRICE* S$2,399 S$1,999 S$1,999

 

1 The 13.3- and 14-inch models (models 13Z980 and 14Z980) weigh just 965 and 995 grams, respectively, while the largest 15.6-inch model (model 15Z950) weighs in at 1,095 grams.

2 LG gram laptop batteries on the 13.3-, 14- and 15.6-inch models last up to 22.5, 21.5 and 19 hours, respectively, based on 2014 MobileMark® criteria.

3 Based on MobileMark 2014, upgradable up to 16GB – 8gb x 2.

4 Based on MobileMark 2014, upgradable up to 1TB – 512gb x2.

5 Based on MobileMark 2014, via USB Type-C port with RJ45 gender.

* Prices are accurate as of April 19, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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