LG’s latest Gram ultraportables feature 12th Gen Intel processors and screen privacy technology
Like many other PC makers, LG is gradually updating its laptop lineup with the latest processors from Intel and AMD. On Monday, the same day Apple announced its new , the company refreshed its Gram line of ultraportables with 12th Gen Intel Core processors.
To date, all six models in the family, including the Gram 15 and the 14- and 16-inch Gram 2-in-1s, feature Intel’s new Alder Lake chips. Plus, you can now configure the laptops with up to 32GB of 5200MHz DDR5 RAM. Also new to the lineup is support for PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs, with the whole family offering two slots for storage.
Apart from an internal spec bump, the most notable change to the Gram range is the addition of LG Glance, a display tool the company added with the help of Mirametrix. The technology enables a handful of new features. For starters, the laptop screen automatically locks when you walk away and blurs when the laptop notices someone looking at your screen over your shoulder. And if you connect an external display to one of LG’s new laptops, they’ll also automatically move your cursor to the screen you’re currently looking at, which seems incredibly shocking. You can see the Glance feature in action in the video below.
As before, the Grams come with 16:10 screens to give you a bit more screen real estate for productivity tasks. LG sticks to IPS panels across the range, with the standard models offering up to 350 nits of brightness and the 2-in-1s hitting 300 nits at maximum, but they feature a new anti-glare coating for less distracting reflections.
LG is also expanding the Gram lineup to include a portable 16-inch monitor. The 16MQ70 features a 2560 by 1600 resolution IPS panel with 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, 16:10 aspect ratio and 1200 to 1 contrast ratio. You can buy it starting today for $350 from the company’s website. The updated Gram line of laptops is also available today, with the 15-inch model starting at $1,199 and the flagship 17-inch variant priced at $1,599 and up.