LG launches Gram laptops for 2020

LG reveals lockdown pastimes users plan on continuing

by Andy Bassett

LG Electronics’ Gram range of laptops for 2020 is designed to be light, durable and have an impressive battery life. Plus the company reveals some interesting lockdown study results regarding the use of technology.

Whether using the Gram for vlogging, entertainment, or creative endeavours, LG are clearly hoping that lightweight laptop with military grade durability and a 17 hour battery life will suit users in a range of activities.

Available in sizes from 14-inches, which comes in at under 1kg, to the larger 15- and 17-inch models which both revel in a full 17 hours of activity before recharging is required, the whole range boasts 10th Generation Intel Core processors and Iris Plus graphics. Add to that up to 24GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory, and the Gram can handle most tasks it will encounter.

LG Electronics has also taken this opportunity to reveal some interesting findings from a study it carried out on the pastimes that people had been occupying themselves with during the recent lockdown restrictions and how technology has supported these undertakings.

Just over half (51 percent ) of Brits plan to continue with their new habits, which includes listening to podcasts, online fitness classes, and regular walking once social distancing restrictions are lifted, with two fifths of these respondents stating these new hobbies are better for their wellbeing.

The research was conducted by OnePoll and involved 2000 members of the public and has revealed how technology has facilitated work and entertainment, with laptops (54 percent) , TV (57 percent)  and mobile phones (64 percent) all playing an essential role. 

Once the lockdown and social distancing commenced, the reliance on video calls to keep in touch with friends and loved ones increased, with an average of  2 hours and 50 minutes per person per week being spent on video interactions. 

The study showed that respondents had been involved in video activities such as digital birthday celebrations (25 percent), pub quizzes (20 percent), and even stag or hen dos (7 percent).  Almost half (48 percent) also indicate that they will continue in this fashion or even increase the amount of time they spend on video calls once the social distancing restrictions have been lifted. 

And with 25 percent of people agreeing that they plan to work from home more, it seems as though one of the long lasting effects of the current pandemic may be permanent changes in the way we connect, interact and work.

Hanju Kim, IT Product Director, LG UK said: “It’s both encouraging and uplifting to see some of the positive things coming out of this challenging period. The fact that many people are forming productive and healthy new habits is testament to the nation’s ability to adjust. The nation is working from home and has an appetite to continue working flexibly even after offices reopen. A big part of this can be attributed to technology keeping us connected.”

LG Electronics Gram Specifications

 
LG gram 17 (17Z90N)
LG gram 15 (15Z90N)
LG gram 14 (14Z90N)
Display Size
17-inch
15.6-inch
14-inch
LCD
WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, Over sRGB 96 percent
Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS, Over sRGB 96 percent
Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS, Over sRGB 96 percent
Aspect Ratio
16:10
16:9
16:9
Weight
1350g (2.98lbs)
1120g (2.47lbs)
999g (2.2lbs)
Size
380.6 x 262.6 x 17.4mm
(14.98 x 10.34 x 0.69 inches)
357.6 x 225.3 x 16.8mm
(14.08 x 8.87 x 0.66 inches)
323.4 x 209.8 x 16.8mm
(12.73 x 8.26 x 0.66 inches)
Battery
80Wh
80Wh
72Wh
CPU
10th Gen Intel®
Core™ Processor 
10th Gen Intel®
Core™ Processor
10th Gen Intel®
Core™ Processor
GPU
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
Intel® UHD Graphics
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
Intel® UHD Graphics
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
Intel® UHD Graphics
Memory
Up to 24GB
(DDR4 3200MHz,
1 on board + 1 slot)
Up to 24GB
(DDR4 3200MHz,
1 on board + 1 slot)
Up to 24GB
(DDR4 3200MHz,
1 on board + 1 slot)
Storage
M.2 Dual SSD slots
(NVMeTM)
M.2 Dual SSD slots
(NVMeTM)
M.2 Dual SSD slots
(NVMeTM)
Colour
Dark Silver
Dark Silver
Dark Silver
Keyboard
Backlit
Backlit
Backlit
I/O Port
ThunderboltTM 3 
(USB Type-C),
USB 3.1 x 3, HDMI, microSD/UFS, DC-In
HP/Mic Out (Combo)
ThunderboltTM 3 
(USB Type-C),
USB 3.1 x 3, HDMI, microSD/UFS, DC-In
HP/Mic Out (Combo)
ThunderboltTM 3 
(USB Type-C),
USB 3.1 x 2, HDMI, microSD/UFS, DC-In
HP/Mic Out (Combo)

The Gram laptops are now available from Amazon, Dixons, Argos and Costco at the following prices:

Gram 14-inch: from £1,200
Gram 15-inch: from £1,300
Gram 14-inch: from £1,500

Are you in the market for a new laptop to help with your day to day activities? Why not let us know if you think a model from the new Gram range could be an option? 

Source: Press Release
Image Source: LG Electronics

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