Though we’ve yet to review the exact configuration on sale, it appears to be using the same chassis as last year’s Gram 17 that shipped with 11th gen Intel CPUs instead. We praised the model for its very light weight and low surface temperatures while criticizing the poor rigidity of the design and difficulty servicing or adding more storage. It is, however, one of the few competing laptops to have the exact same screen size and aspect ratio as the popular 16:10 17.0-inch Dell XPS 17.
The SKU has 32 GB of soldered RAM, a 1 TB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and a 17-inch 2560 x 1600 IPS display. If you don’t require the XPS 17’s stronger CPU or GPU power, the LG Gram 17 might be a great alternative. The newest LG Gram 17 with Intel’s 12th generation Core i7-1260P CPU is presently on sale at Costco for $200 USD off the original launch price of $1800. The offer stands out for its ridiculous 32 GB of soldered RAM, dazzling 350-nit 2560 x 1600 IPS display, and Intel 12th generation processor.
LG will introduce the UltraGear 32GQ950 in Japan before releasing the gaming monitor in other markets. (Image source: LG). LG UltraGear 32GQ950: More details provided about 160 Hz and 1,000 nit gaming monitor ahead of release later this month 05/25/2022. The new UltraGear 48GQ900 monitor from LG is the company’s first OLED panel to support 138 Hz refresh rates. (Image Source: LG). LG announces 47.5-inch UltraGear 4K OLED gaming monitor with 138 Hz refresh rate 05/25/2022
The Gram 17 does not support any discrete graphics due to its low weight unlike on the XPS 17. If high GPU performance is not needed, then the LG system may be more worthwhile than the Dell. Nonetheless, LG users can still connect eGPU docking stations if the extra horsepower is needed. The UltraGear 32GQ850 will be joined in Japan later this month alongside two other UltraGear gaming monitors. (Image source: LG). LG UltraGear 32GQ850 introduced with a 1440p resolution, a 260 Hz refresh rate and up to 600 nits of peak brightness 05/25/2022
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