Ahead of the all-digital consumer electronics show, LG is kicking things off by running the 2021 range of Gram PCs. The laptops and 2-in-1s are designed for the XPS devices from Dell and have a super slim display with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and an ultra-portable, lightweight design.
The 2021 LG Gram PCs are available in five different versions this year – Gram 17, Gram 16, Gram 14 and the 14-inch and 16-inch 2-in-1 models. All devices are Intel Evo-certified, ie they have the 11th General Core processor from Intel, either 8 GB or 16 GB RAM, as well as the new Xe graphics from Intel.
The storage comes with two M.2 NVMe solid state drive slots. LG even claims that the battery life of the laptop versions has been extended over the previous generation thanks to larger, high-density 80 Wh batteries.
However, the highlight of the LG Gram range has always been its low weight. Compared to laptops like the Dell XPS 17, these laptops are thin and light. The flagship LG Gram 17 has a large 17-inch screen and weighs just 2.9 pounds. Gram 16 and Gram 14 weigh 2.62 pounds and 2.2 pounds, respectively.
The smaller gram 16 and 14 is also relatively thin at 0.66 inches thick. But similar to the XPS range, the slim displays and larger trackpads and keyboards are the big changes this year.
LG notes that with the move to a narrow four-sided 16:10 display as well as a hidden hinge design, the Gram 17, 16, and 14 have a screen-to-body ratio of 90%. This larger and wider display allows you to see more things on your screen, something that has become more common on laptops since they were introduced in the XPS range.
The 14-inch and 16-inch 2-in-1 versions of the LG Gram have LG's 360-degree hinge. The devices also come with a Wacom AES 2.0 compatible pen. All models of the LG Gram have an integrated fingerprint reader for secure logins as well as backlit keyboards.
LG did not disclose the pricing or availability of these new models. Last year's LG Gram 17 was $ 1,850, the LG Gram 14 was $ 1,600, and the LG Gram 15 was $ 2,000. You can expect similar prices on this year's models.