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LG's new gram notebooks come with Ice Lake processors and Thunderbolt 3 ports

By Kenny Yeo - on 8 Jan 2020, 12:30pm

LG's new gram notebooks come with Ice Lake processors and Thunderbolt 3 ports

The LG gram 2-in-1.

The gram 14, 15, 17 and 2-in-1 all return and they will now be powered by Intel’s newest 10th generation Ice Lake processors, meaning they also get Intel’s more powerful Iris Plus integrated graphics.

All four notebooks can be spec’ed with up to 16GB of dual-channel memory and will come with dual M.2 SSD slots for easy upgradeability.

Readers will also be happy to know that all four notebooks with come with USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. In the last generation, only the gram 17 came with Thunderbolt 3 support so this update is much welcomed.

The LG gram 15.

In terms of design, not much has changed. They look and feel mostly the same. The gram 15 and 17 are a little heavier, however, since their batteries have been upsized from 72Wh to 80Wh. The gram 15 is now 1.12kg while the gram 17 is 1.35kg.

The smaller gram 14 and gram 2-in-1 still have 72Wh batteries. The former weighs just 999g while the later is 1.14kg.

Ports are unchanged too. Apart from the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, the gram notebooks will continue to have full-size HDMI and USB-A ports as well as a microSD card reader. All four models will also support the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard.

No word yet on local availability and pricing but if last year was anything to go by, expect LG to launch the new gram notebooks in Singapore around May.

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