LG's 17-inch Gram Notebook Leaks With Core i7 And 19.5 Hour Battery In Sub 3-Pound Chassis

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When it comes to the ultra-portable market, it's quite easy to find 13-inch notebooks that weigh in at less than three pounds. They're seemingly a dime a dozen, with Apple having most recently launched its all-new 13-inch MacBook Air weighing in at 2.75 pounds. But sub-3-pound notebooks are mere child's play for LG

The company's upcoming Gram notebook just leaked via Best Buy, and it manages to include a massive 17-inch display within a chassis that weighs less than 3 pounds. Yes, you just read that correctly. According to the listed specs, the 17-inch Gram weighs in at a feathery -- for its class -- 2.95 pounds and is just 0.7-inches thick.

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Despite its lightweight design, LG didn't skimp on features. The 17-inch display features a resolution of 2560x1600 (backed by Intel HD Graphics 620), and the machine is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake) processor. This is a 25-watt quad-core HyperThreading-enabled CPU with a base clock of 1.6GHz and a Max Turbo frequency of 4.6GHz.

The CPU is paired with 16GB of DDR4 memory, while a 512GB SATA III SSD handles storage duties. LG is also generous with connectivity options by providing four USB 3.1 ports (one of which is Type-C) and a HDMI port for connecting to a larger display (or to simply extend your desktop). You'll find 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth onboard, but no dedicated GbE port. However, LG does include a USB-C to Ethernet adapter in the box, which is a nice touch. Other features include a microSD port, backlit keyboard, built-in fingerprint reader, and an HD webcam.

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Last but not least, LG says that the 17-inch Gram's 4-cell battery provides up to 19.5 hours of runtime. That seems incredibly optimistic to us, so we'll wait until we get the machine onto our workbench before we can truly validate those claims.

Before the product page for the 17-inch Gram was unceremoniously taken down by Best Buy, it was listed with an MSRP of $1,699.


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