We thought LG’s 17-inch Gram laptop was on the way, and today, Best Buy listed the device online. The new LG Gram is intriguing not just because it ships with a 17-inch, 2560 x 1600 IPS display, but also because it weighs less than three pounds.
By comparison, a 17-inch Windows laptop from HP or Dell weighs almost double that. The Asus VivoBook Pro is on the lighter side at 4.6 pounds, but LG has done better. Usually, 17-inch laptops are thought of as desktop replacements, but the Gram is one you shouldn’t have much trouble carrying with you. Apple doesn’t make a 17-inch MacBook Pro anymore; it discontinued its last one in 2012. All of this is to say, a 17-inch display that weighs less than three pounds is incredible.
LG says the Gram should last 19.5 hours on a charge, although the company’s battery claims have been questionable before. According to Best Buy’s listing, the laptop features a 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, and Intel 8th Gen Core i7 processor. Ports include a headphone jack, three USB-A 3.1 ports, one USB-C port, a microSD card reader, and one HDMI port.
Best Buy’s specs listing is incorrect, it seems, because the company lists the laptop as having three USB-C ports. But the FCC’s listing from earlier this month and Best Buy’s images show the device having three USB-A ports. We’ve reached out to LG for confirmation. The 17-inch Gram is priced at $1,699.99 in this configuration. Best Buy lists it as “sold out,” but it’s likely that the retailer hasn’t actually begun selling it yet.