LG Gram Ultra Slim and Gram Style are now available, and the lineup has been updated with new models
LG Gram Ultra Slim and LG Gram Style laptops were unveiled at CES 2023 on Tuesday. The company has also expanded its lineup with the introduction of the new LG Gram 2-in-1, as well as the LG Gram 14, 15, 16, and 17 models. The LG Gram Ultra Slim is claimed to be the thinnest Gram series laptop, with a folded thickness of 10.99mm. It does not, however, lack in terms of performance, as it includes the latest 13th Gen Intel Core processors, as well as integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics.
All of the new LG Gram series laptops feature 13th generation Intel Core processors, up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 1TB of NVMe SSD storage. However, the company has not yet determined the price of these laptops. LG will launch these laptops globally, beginning in February in South Korea.
LG Gram Ultra Slim specifications
The LG Gram Ultra Slim features a 15.6-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixel) OLED display with a refresh rate of 60Hz, 400 nits of brightness, as well as Anti-glare Low Reflection (AGLR) coating. The laptop has Intel Iris Xe Graphics integrated. According to the company, it measures 356×227.45×10.99 mm and weighs 998 g. It comes with a 60Wh battery and an ultra-compact adapter. A full-HD IR camera and dual 2W speakers are included. This LG laptop includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports as well as a USB Type-C port.
LG Gram Style 16, LG Gram Style 14 specifications
The LG Gram Style 16 features a 16-inch WQXGA+ (3,200×2,000-pixel) OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Meanwhile, the LG Gram Style 14 comes with a WQXGA+ (2,880×1,800 pixel) OLED panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The maximum brightness on these laptops is 400 nits. The 16-inch model comes with an 80Wh battery, while the 14-inch model has a 72Wh battery. Both of these models are said to be 15.9mm thin and to have an elegant glass design that shifts dynamically depending on light and angle.
LG Gram 16 2-in-1, LG Gram 14 2-in-1 specifications
In addition, the company unveiled two new convertible Gram 2-in-1 models. The new LG Gram 16 2-in-1 features a 16-inch touch IPS display with WQXGA (2,560×1,600 pixels). The LG Gram 14 2-in-1, on the other hand, has a 14-inch WUXGA (1,920×1,200 pixel) touch IPS display. Both of these laptops have a refresh rate of 60Hz and a brightness of 350 nits. Furthermore, their displays are shielded by Gorilla Glass Victus. The LG Stylus Pen as well as a USB Type-C to HDMI adapter are also included with these convertible laptops. They have a four-way super-slim bezel and a slim yet sturdy aluminium frame.
LG Gram 14, Gram 15, Gram 16, Gram 17 specifications
The LG Gram 14, Gram 15, Gram 16, and Gram 17 models have also been refreshed. The latest 17-inch and 16-inch models feature a WQXGA (2,560×1,600 pixel) IPS display with variable refresh rates of up to 144Hz and peak brightness of up to 400 nits. These models include a dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 4GB laptop GPU. The 16-inch model, on the other hand, has a full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixel) IPS display. The LG Gram 14 comes with a 14-inch WUXGA (1,920×1,200 pixel) IPS display.
LG Gram Style vs LG Gram Ultra Slim
The LG Gram Ultra Slim is extremely thin
The LG Gram Ultra Slim’s main selling point is its thin design, which measures just 12.55mm thick – thinner than your finger. The LG Gram Style isn’t particularly bulky, but it is thicker than the Ultraslim – LG claims the 14-inch as well as 16-inch Style models are 15.9mm thick. The LG Gram Ultraslim’s smaller size also makes it a more portable laptop. It weighs 998 grams, while the 14-inch LG Gram Style weighs 999 grams. Even though the difference is only one gramme, LG’s 15-inch Ultraslim laptop is lighter than the 14-inch Style laptop. However, there is a disadvantage to having such a slim design, with the Ultraslim packing a 60Wh cell as opposed to the 72Wh battery inside the 14-inch Style.
The screen resolution on the LG Gram Style is higher
Both LG laptops have an OLED screen, which means they have deep blacks and high contrast, but there is a significant difference in pixel count. The LG Gram Ultraslim’s screen resolution is Full HD (1920×1080), which is standard for a laptop at this price. The 14-inch Gram Style has a Quad HD (2880 x 1800) resolution, while the 16-inch Gram Style has a Quad HD (3200 x 2000) resolution.
This means that the Style range should have a sharper image while presenting supported images and videos, making it the better choice if you want to watch Netflix or Disney Plus on your laptop. The LG Gram Style also has higher refresh rates, with a maximum of 120Hz, whereas the Ultraslim only has a maximum of 60Hz.
LG Gram Style has a glass design and a touchpad that disappears
The LG Gram Style is not as slim as its sibling, but it has a stylish design. It has a more elegant glass casing than the metal-clad Ultraslim. LG was able to create an LED backlight with vivid customisable colours illuminating the surface by using a glass deck. The LG Gram Style also has a haptic trackpad that is only visible when the laptop’s surface is touched. Since there isn’t a physical trackpad like on traditional laptops, you can customise the settings, such as the sensitivity and intensity of the vibrations.
Exact same performance specifications
Now that we’ve covered the major differences, let’s look at the similarities between the two laptops. The Style and Ultraslim are both powered by 13th Generation Intel Core Raptor Lake processors. Memory options are also identical, with 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB available. The same is true for storage configurations, which include 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities. Of course, shared specifications do not guarantee identical performance. When the cooling system on thin laptops is insufficient, performance throttling can occur.