LG is best known for productivity-oriented laptops and particularly, its lightweight Gram 17 — but not any serious gaming models. Now the company has revealed what it calls its “first gaming laptop” with some high-end specs. The 17-inch UltraGear 17G90Q model packs an 11th-generation Intel Tiger Lake H CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics, up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.
It also comes with a 300 Hz 1080p IPS display, and should have pretty decent endurance for gaming or content creation with the 93Wh battery. There’s a good selection of ports, including a USB 4 Gen 3×2 (Type C) with Thunderbolt 4, another USB-C 3.2 2×1, two USB 3.2 Gen 2×1, HDMI, microSD, headphone jack and RJ45. Other features include a power button fingerprint sensor and 1080p webcam.
It’s got an aluminum case with an attractive grey/purple color scheme and is fairly slim for a 17-inch gaming laptop (21.4mm). It’s decently lightweight at 5.82 pounds, though a bit heavy compared to MSI’s 17-inch GS76 Stealth laptop, which is 5.4 pounds and has a bigger battery.
LG didn’t reveal the key pricing, but it could be a good option for folks who like the LG brand and appreciate the understated styling. It’s set to arrive in the US and South Korea starting in early 2022, and LG will reveal more details at CES 2022 on January 4th.
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