All of this year’s updated models come with Gen4 NVMe SSDs and DDR5 memory which, combined with the quicker CPUs, should deliver a 20% performance hike over the outgoing versions. They all get 16:10 aspect ratio IPS displays with 2560×1600 resolutions, with a new anti-glare coating that should dramatically cut down on reflections. LG also says users can expect 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space, which photo and video editors are sure to appreciate.
With a seven-strong lineup, there’s a laptop for everyone. LG is out to establish that thin-and-light laptops don’t have to be tiny. Gram laptops now come in a variety of screen sizes, ranging from 14in to 17in, and they’ve all been updated with Intel’s latest 12th-generation technology. LG has disclosed which variants will be coming to the UK, which were already announced for other countries earlier this month. It’s basically all of them: 14-inch, 15-inch, 16-inch, and 17-inch laptops, as well as 14-inch and 16-inch 2-in-1 convertibles. The company is also taking its +view external monitor with them on the trip.
LG Gram 16 2-in-1 2022 version on purple background. The big addition this year is the +view, a 16in USB-C monitor that doubles your virtual workspace. It can be turned horizontally or vertically, and is designed to be the perfect match for the Gram 16 – although it’ll work perfectly well with the other models in the line-up. Prices start from £1199 for the Gram 14, and rise to £1849 for the Gram 17. LG also has bundle offers for most models, packing in a +view external monitor for a limited time. The entire range is up for pre-order right now on LG’s website. Laptops should start shipping to customers within the next few months.
Creatives are catered for by the 14in and 16in Gram 2-in-1, which come with a bundle of pre-installed note-taking and drawing apps. These play nicely with LG’s Style Pen digital stylus. Security has taken a step up, too. LG Glance, an AI-assisted tool developed with privacy pioneers Mirametrix, automatically locks the screen if you step away from the laptop. It can even alert you if anyone’s peeking over your shoulder, and automatically blur what’s onscreen to keep it private.