CES 2017 — LG might just have solved the problem of portability and battery life on laptops. The company has unveiled three new LG Gram laptops at CES 2017, which are pretty similar to their predecessors, but for the 2017 models, LG is bumping the battery life up to 24 hours on a single charge.
According to the company the battery performance while retaining the same weight and thinness is achieved with the new full metal chassis made of a nano carbon magnesium alloy. The new metal helps to reduce the weight of the body allowing LG to install a 60Wh battery capacity, which almost doubles the capacity found in conventional laptops.
In addition, the company has a new display technology, which eliminates some of the weight out of the components behind the screen panel without sacrificing brightness or resolution.
As for tech specs, the LG 14-inch (860g), 13-inch (830g), and 15-inch (980g) will feature Intel’s seventh generation Kaby Lake processors with Intel HD Graphics 620, up to 16GB of memory, up to 512GB SSD for storage, 1920 x 1080-pixel full HD IPS touchscreen display. And on the ports front, there is USB-C and USB 3.0, HDMI, and microSD.
Keep in mind that LG is basing its battery life benchmark using MobileMark2007, which is a 10-year-old test. Using MobileMark2014, which is a more realistic test, shows the battery life can last up to 17 hours, but still is a significant improvement over previous models.
The LG Gram are available in three premium metallic colors, including dark silver, shiny white and metal rose. LG hasn’t confirmed availability outside South Korea, and prices start at approximately $1200.