CES 2022: LG unveils UltraGear 17G90Q, its first gaming laptop
LG is the latest manufacturer without pedigree gaming to jump into the market for laptops designed specifically for gamers, joining the likes of Acer, Lenovo and others. The company has just announced the UltraGear 17G690Q, their first gaming laptop and one designed based on its popular Gram line of portable PCs.
The news comes just weeks before the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where the 17G90Q is likely to be on display. LG has challenged itself to try pushing larger and hotter components into the super-svelte Gram chassis, one that is even more difficult with the 17G90G built around a massive 17.3 display -inch. LG had already updated the slim design on the Gram 17, which rules in its latest iteration to weigh just under 3 pounds and weigh just 0.70 inches thick.
One reason the Gram 17 could remain relatively petite is that it relied on Intel's integrated graphics rather than offering a separate card. That's a must for any gaming system, though, so the addition of the high - end Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q GPU gives the UltraGear 17G690Q its gaming power, but also an extra heft . That includes the valve cooling system that LG had to install inside the laptop to handle the heat from the graphics card, not to mention the larger 93Wh battery for more power. -behavior. The result is that the balloons are 17G90Q to 5.8 pounds, while its dimensions extend to 0.84 inches in thickness.
While that’s certainly bigger than most laptops, it’s also slightly lighter than the Razer Blade of the same size and over a pound lighter than Alienware’s x17 R1 system. Nevertheless, it still offers other high-end components to complement the GeForce RTX 3080, such as the 11th-generation Intel Core Tiger Lake H processor, either 16GB or 32GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of solid-state storage with dual-drive design.
The UltraGear 17G90Q incorporates many of the other features expected of today's gaming laptops, such as Intel's Wireless Killer technology, 1ms response time and 300MHz refresh rate from its full HD screen, and a keyboard that gives you per-key control of backlight color. It also includes some of the niceties for everyday laptop use, such as a full HD webcam, a power button fingerprint reader, and a series of ports including a Type C USB connection with Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 support, HDMI output, Ethernet port, and microSD card reader.
While LG has already provided enough information about the Ultragear 17G90Q, some important details that may be required - such as the actual Intel processor that was introduced and pricing information - could be available when CES starts the first week of January.