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LG Gram series of lightweight laptops launched in India: price, specifications

LG launched two Gram laptops in India back in 2016. Now after a long hiatus, the South Korean electronics company has announced three new Gram laptops in the country. The new range includes 14, 15.6 and 17-inch display variants. The name ‘Gram’ is derived from the laptops which measure less than a kilo, which is impressive. Let’s take a look at the laptops below:

Technical Specifications:

The new LG Gram laptops are powered by 8th generation Intel Core processors. The 14 and 15.6-inch models are equipped with a Core i5- 8265U processor while the 17-inch variant houses Core i7-8565U chipset. All the three laptops pack 8GB DDR4 RAM expandable up to 16GB. In terms of storage, both the 14 and 15.6-inch variants offer 256GB SSDs while the 17-inch offers a 512GB SSD. The LG Gram laptops come with Dual SSD that allows addition of another drive through an extra storage slot. 

On the display front, the LG Gram 14 and 15.6-inch laptops bear full HD resolution. The Gram 17 features WQXGA resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. Design-wise, the LG Gram laptops have passed the MIL-STD-810G military standard that ensures the ability to withstand shock, dust and extreme temperatures. All three machines feature a backlit keyboard with two adjustable brightness settings for working in low-lit environments. There is also a fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button for logging in securely. The LG Gram 14 is the lightest laptop among the three weighing 0.995 kg while the 15.6-inch weighs 1.09 kgs. The Gram 17 is the lightest 17-inch laptop in the market measuring 1.34kgs. 

On the audio front, the LG Gram laptops are equipped with dual speakers and a DTS Headphone:X software for providing a surround sound effect with 11 channels through headphones. 

Connectivity-wise, the LG Gram laptops come with 1 USB Type-C port, two USB 3.1 ports, HDMI 1.4, Display port, Thunderbolt 3 port, Ethernet port and a microSD card slot. Other connectivity options also include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Miracast. The LG Gram 14 and 15.6-inch laptops are backed by a 72WHr battery unit claimed to last up to 23 hours on a single charge. The 17-inch model is also powered by a 72WHr unit but with up to 19.5 hours usage. 

Pricing & Availability:

The base model of LG Gram i.e. 14-inch is priced at Rs 95,000 while the 15.6-inch variant will cost Rs 98,000. The top-end model i.e 17-inch carries a price tag of Rs 1,26,000. All three laptops will be available for purchase on e-commerce portal Amazon from next week. 

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