There’s a new brand of gaming laptops in town, and you’ve already heard of it. LG, Best known for its televisions and appliances, it has unveiled its first gaming laptop and it appears to be the antithesis of the company’s ultralight “Gram”.
Nicknamed UltraGear 17G90Q (catchy huh?), This beastly gaming rig is powered by a Intel Tiger Lake H-series CPU 11th generation and a graphics card Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q. These can be paired with 16GB or 32GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB of dual M.2 storage.
With so much power under the hood, games should play at high frame rates and look silky smooth on LG’s 17.3-inch, 1080p (16: 9) display, which boasts a 1-millisecond response time and a refresh rate of 300Hz.
The UltraGear fits the stereotypical aesthetic of gamers, with a per-key RGB backlit keyboard and the winged “LG” logo on the chassis and purple-gray aluminum touchpad.
Here, you’ll find some nice convenience features like a power button fingerprint sensor, four speakers, and a 1080p webcam.
Port selection is excellent too, with two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left side and two USB 3.2 Type-A inputs on the right alongside a microSD card slot and a headphone jack.
On the back is a third USB Type-A port, an RJ45 Ethernet jack (FYI, the UltraGear supports Wi-Fi 6E), an HDMI input, and a DC barrel jack.
Up to this point, LG has run its notebook division with a singular focus: making the lightest devices possible. That changes with this gaming rig, which is 15.75 x 10.7 x 0.8 inches in size and weighs 5.8 pounds. To be fair, many 17-inch models weigh over six and even seven pounds.
More details on LG’s gaming laptop
The world’s first gaming laptop LG will be available in the USA starting in early 2022. No pricing information yet; we have communicated and will update this article once we know more.
From what we know, the UltraGear should be a capable machine, although some of its specifications are surprising.
In just a few weeks, it is expected that Intel Y AMD reveal new chips, and the first is rumored to launch 12th-gen H-series CPUs.
Launching a product with the 11th gen variant when everyone else is gearing up to launch gaming laptops with 12th gen tech is an interesting option.
And although I will have to confirm this detail, the LG press release suggests that UltraGear will only be available with an RTX 3080 GPU. If necessary, the UltraGear 17G90Q it will probably have a high starting price.
There’s a lot to like here too, including some robust specs and generous ports and features, but the appeal of LG’s openness to the gaming world will largely depend on how much you have to pay to get in.
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