Most laptops are quite functional in nature. Unless they are coated with “gaming” RGB LEDs, it would be difficult to distinguish any particular ones from a crowd aside from the Macbook, ThinkPad, and XPS brands.
With its newest design, the Gram Style, LG is attempting to defy that trend. The laptop comes in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes and has an attractive “iridescent” paint finish on both.
Meet the shimmering new #LGgram Style, featuring an:
✨ Iridescent design
✨ LG OLED display
✨ Invisible haptic trackpad
✨ 32GB for the price of 16GB till 4/16https://t.co/AnrYKrM1Q3 pic.twitter.com/jQEL3ACVIQ
— LG Electronics (@LGUS) March 20, 2023
The finish mimics the dramatic effect of some custom vehicle paint jobs by slightly altering colors based on the angle from which you view it.
Gram Color Variations
Generally speaking, the off-white is a muted white, but depending on the lighting, small variations of purple, green, and gold can be seen.
The small chassis (0.63 inches/16 mm for both variants), which nonetheless manages to accommodate a full-sized fold-out USB-A port, and the “invisible” haptic touchpad that smoothly integrates into the palm rest make this design unique.
A MicroSD card slot, OLED panels that come standard on all models, and MIL-STD 810H compliance for increased durability are additional noteworthy characteristics.
At a starting price of a hefty $1500, the 14-inch model comes equipped with a 13th-generation Core i7-1360p processor, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 storage, and a high-resolution 2880 x 1800 screen operating at 120 Hz.
(If the screen is touch-enabled, it doesn’t say so anywhere in LG’s press materials.) The larger 16-inch Gram model costs $1800 and has nearly identical specifications but a slightly bigger battery and a higher resolution screen.
Both LG Gram Style laptops are currently in stock at LG’s online store, but if you’re ready to order, be sure to select the marginally more expensive ones with the increased 32GB RAM.
They are now being offered for the same cost as the entry-level variants.
To read our blog on “LG unveils the world’s first stretchable display,” click here.