LG Announces The World's Lightest 17-Inch Laptop

If you're tired of lugging a heavy laptop around, the new LG gram will be right up your street, weighing in at just 1.34kg.

The laptop is is the world's lightest 17-inch, and won a 2019 CES Innovation Award. According to the manufacturer, most 17-inch laptops exceed 2kg - something the beast I'm typing this out on can attest to.

"LG gram has evolved in accordance with what consumers have been asking for – super-light laptops that pair performance with optimum portability,” said Jang Ik-hwan, head of LG’s IT business division. “With beautiful displays, compelling design and enough power for productivity and play, the 2019 LG gram models deliver convenience on a whole new scale, bringing unprecedented value to the laptop experience."

You had me at super-light laptops, Jang. The gram's display also offers a 16:10 ratio as opposed to the usual 16:9 format, so if you're a media professional you might want to give it a look. You'll be able to squeeze 19.5 hours out of a single battery charge.

It houses an 8th Generation Intel Core processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, and a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD).

Editor's Note: Australian pricing is currently unavailable.


This post originally appeared on Gizmodo UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.

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