Thursday, January 7th 2021

LG 2021 gram Laptops Stun with 16:10 Aspect Ratio Screens and Sleek New Designs

LG Electronics (LG) is bringing to the first all virtual CES 2021 its eagerly awaited lineup of new gram laptops. Ultra-light, ultra-portable and boasting exceptional performance and long battery life, the new models continue the brand's legacy of go anywhere computing convenience. Stylish new designs and productivity-boosting 16:10 aspect ratio screens add even more value to the company's versatile solutions.

The diverse lineup includes five exciting new models that are designed to maximize work efficiency: LG gram 17 (model 17Z90P), LG gram 16 (model 16Z90P), LG gram 14 (model 14Z90P), LG gram 2-in-1 16 (model 16T90P) and LG gram 2-in-1 14 (model 14T90P). Offering more screen real estate than the 16:9 displays found on most laptops, the latest LG grams are able to show more information at any one time. The keyboard and touchpad have also been enlarged for comfort and efficiency without compromising the portability of these compact devices.
High-resolution, covering 99 percent (typical) of DCI-P3 color space, the new displays are perfect for entertainment as well as work, delivering stellar picture quality with vibrant colors, excellent contrast and sharp details. New for 2021, the four-sided slim bezel design aids in viewer immersion and contributes to the products' sleek and sophisticated look.

Able to meet the needs of the most demanding users, LG gram laptops are Intel EvoTM Platform verified, powered by an 11th Gen Intel CoreTM processor with Iris Xe Graphics and speedy LPDDR4x memory. LG gram models 17Z90P, 16Z90P and 16T90P feature 80Wh high-density batteries for up to 19.5 hours of use between charges**, freeing users from the need to carry a power adapter with them at all times.

Providing a big-screen experience without sacrificing portability, the flagship LG gram 17 boasts a large 17-inch screen while only weighing 2.98lbs. Equally transportable, the new LG gram 16 and 14 tip the scales at just 2.62lbs and 2.2lbs respectively and are a scant 0.66 inch thick. Thanks to LG's slim bezels and a hidden hinge design, all three models achieve an impressive screen-to-body ratio (STBR) of 90 percent.

Both the 16- and 14-inch versions of the new LG gram 2-in-1 deliver incredible freedom thanks to LG's unique 360-degree hinge and their exceptional lightness. The LG gram 2-in-1 comes with a stylus pen compatible with Wacom AES 2.0 for navigation and control for a smooth, precise writing and drawing experience.

"Synonymous with unprecedented portability and first-class performance, the LG gram brand continues to raise the bar for the ultra-lightweight and slim laptop market," said Jang Ik-hwan, Senior Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company. "With sleeker, more refined designs and 16:10 aspect ratio displays while maintaining their light weight, our latest LG gram lineup gives consumers the ability to enjoy better productivity and more immersive viewing experiences wherever they go."
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17 Comments on LG 2021 gram Laptops Stun with 16:10 Aspect Ratio Screens and Sleek New Designs

#1
Fouquin
16:10 is back in a big way. All the diehards who stood behind it are definitely feeling vindicated.
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#2
ZoneDymo
Fouquin16:10 is back in a big way. All the diehards who stood behind it are definitely feeling vindicated.
meanwhile im waiting for desktop monitors to go 16:8 or 2:1 as a standard....
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randomUser
Title says "2021 gram Laptops", but in the article they mention 2.98lbs, 2.62lbs, 2,2lbs, which is 1.35kg, 1.19kg and 1kg respectively.
So which one is the 2kg version then?
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#4
W1zzard
randomUserTitle says "2021 gram Laptops", but in the article they mention 2.98lbs, 2.62lbs, 2,2lbs, which is 1.35kg, 1.19kg and 1kg respectively.
So which one is the 2kg version then?
LG product designers apparently didn't ask themselves that question and named the product "gram"
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#5
Baum
W1zzardLG product designers apparently didn't ask themselves that question and named the product "gram"
no they didn't

just forgot the Kilo!

1Kg = 1 Kilogram

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#6
Hyderz
i got a 2018 lg gram... and its single channel ram slot :(
hopefully 2021 ones are dual channel.
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#7
Caring1
If gram is it's name, it should be a capital G.
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#8
AnarchoPrimitiv
would have loved a ryzen version, but I didn't expect one
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#9
bonehead123
Would have been nice to include an all white version too (including the screen bezels), but I guess they thought perhaps the boys in Cupertino would have a tizzy and sue them to high heaven....

bummer....
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#10
Nater
This is one of those "if I have to ask, I can't afford it" products, isn't it.
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#12
bonehead123
NaterThis is one of those "if I have to ask, I can't afford it" products, isn't it.
Probably :(
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#13
Vayra86
Fouquin16:10 is back in a big way. All the diehards who stood behind it are definitely feeling vindicated.
16:10 is back and we can go ultrawide

Its glorious!
W1zzardLG product designers apparently didn't ask themselves that question and named the product "gram"
2021 grams average maybe between some models? I can't bother to calculate but the number is somewhere nearby at least

Reading the topic title my first thought was 'wow - they managed to build a 2021 gram laptop in 2021'. And 'lol'.
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#14
bug
Looking good (I hate sub-15" laptops), if they put two sticks of RAM in there. And of course, pricing will also matter.
Is the gram line Linux friendly?
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#15
Minus Infinity
Fouquin16:10 is back in a big way. All the diehards who stood behind it are definitely feeling vindicated.
Count me as a diehard. I hate my 16:9 screen with a vengeance and it was the one and only time I made that mistake even though it's 4K. Still haven't seen any change though in the desktop monitor world, why not?
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#16
s3thra
Minus InfinityCount me as a diehard. I hate my 16:9 screen with a vengeance and it was the one and only time I made that mistake even though it's 4K. Still haven't seen any change though in the desktop monitor world, why not?
I’d like to see them come back too. I remember the transition from 5:4 being the norm to the industry then trending toward 16:10 (well, 8:5 really) for PC monitors. I liked this as I always thought 5:4 was off-putting coming from the older 4:3 standard. I remember reading an article at the time describing 8:5 being the “golden ratio” and this being the best for productivity and what have you, and 16:9 was best left for TVs for the “cinematic movie experience”. It all seemed to make sense to me at the time and I bought a 22” 1680x1050 monitor, best I could afford at the time and a nice upgrade to my 19” CRT. I dreamed that one day I would upgrade to a 24” 1920x1200 monitor when I had the cash a few years later, but when that day eventually came all of those monitors had disappeared from the market. I compromised and bought a 24” 1920x1080 16:9 monitor instead as the 2560x1440 monitors were way out of my price range then.

These days I’d love to see a nice 30” 16:10 2560x1600 144Hz+. Ah well, I can dream...
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#17
bug
s3thraI’d like to see them come back too. I remember the transition from 5:4 being the norm to the industry then trending toward 16:10 (well, 8:5 really) for PC monitors. I liked this as I always thought 5:4 was off-putting coming from the older 4:3 standard. I remember reading an article at the time describing 8:5 being the “golden ratio” and this being the best for productivity and what have you, and 16:9 was best left for TVs for the “cinematic movie experience”. It all seemed to make sense to me at the time and I bought a 22” 1680x1050 monitor, best I could afford at the time and a nice upgrade to my 19” CRT. I dreamed that one day I would upgrade to a 24” 1920x1200 monitor when I had the cash a few years later, but when that day eventually came all of those monitors had disappeared from the market. I compromised and bought a 24” 1920x1080 16:9 monitor instead as the 2560x1440 monitors were way out of my price range then.

These days I’d love to see a nice 30” 16:10 2560x1600 144Hz+. Ah well, I can dream...
Well, yes, 5:4 is better for productivity. All the toolbars, menus, status bars are eating into horizontal space, so you really don't want to eat into that.
16:9 is bullshit, most movies are not actually shot in 16:9. Many are edited for TV and/or BluRay as 16:9, but not all. The only real reason for going wider is that at a given diagonal, the wider you go, the less surface area you have. It's a cost measure for the manufacturer, it allows them to cut one LCD sheet into more panels. Less material to throw out when they get bad pixels. You can see this in the pricing: 16:10 is significantly more expensive than comparable 16:9.
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