LG is best known for productivity-oriented laptops and, in particular, for its low weight Gram 17 – but not serious gaming models. Now the company has unveiled its “first gaming laptop” with some high-end specs. The 17 inch UltraGear 17G90Q The model features an 11th generation Intel Tiger Lake H CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics, up to 32 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage.
It also comes with a 300 Hz 1080p IPS display and should have pretty good endurance for gaming or content creation with the 93 Wh battery. The choice of connections is good, 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 fingerprint sensor for the power button and a 1080p webcam.
It has an aluminum body with an attractive gray / purple color scheme and is pretty slim for a 17-inch (21.4mm) gaming laptop. It’s decently light at 5.82 pounds, if a little heavy compared to MSI’s 17-inch GS76 stealth laptop, which weighs 5.4 pounds and has a larger battery.
LG did not disclose the main prices, but it could be a good option for people who like the LG brand and appreciate the understated design. It’s scheduled to arrive in the US and South Korea in early 2022, and LG will announce more details at CES 2022 on Jan. 4.
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