LG has made its 2021 lineup of Gram laptops official. The five new models from LG come with some internal changes and a new design — three of them have clamshells (the Gram 17, the Gram 16, and the Gram 14), while the remaining two are convertibles (the Gram 2-in-1 15 and the Gram 2-in-1 14).
Despite some differences, all five models stick to their roots, which has been Gram laptops’ forte. They’re amazingly light. The Gram 17 weighs just 2.98 pounds, just like its predecessor, which is quite unusual especially on a 17-inch laptop. The Gram 16 has a weight of just 2.62 pounds, while the 14 sits there at 2.2 pounds.
The 2020 Gram 17 had a great 16:10 display, and now the 2021 LG Gram models get the same treatment. A 16:10 display is a bit convenient as it offers more vertical space than a widely used 16:9 screen. The new Gram laptops also bring a “four-sided slim bezel design” as LG says, which puts the laptop’s screen-to-body ratio at 90 percent. And if you look at the pictures from LG, the bezels are pretty minimal giving the laptop a modern look.
The laptops’ keyboard and touchpad have also been expanded “for comfort and efficiency” as LG says.
However, the meat of the matter is inside. All five Gram laptops get Intel’s 11th-Gen Core processors with Iris Xe graphics or UHD graphics. On top of that, all of the models have also gone through Intel’s Evo certification program, a badge given by Intel to laptops that can at least offer nine hours of battery life, quick boot time, and other features.
LG claims that the battery life of the Gram 17, Gram 16, and 16 2-in-1 could last up to 19.5 hours. That’s something bold, and I’d usually be skeptical about it, but the 2020 edition of LG Gram 17 had one of the best battery life in a laptop, so I’ll wait till the laptops get tested.
As for the pricing and availability, LG is yet to say anything about it.