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    Upcoming LG Gram 17 laptop weighs in at just 1.3kg

    Device was leaked by Best Buy in a premature retail listing.
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    Re: Upcoming LG Gram 17 laptop weighs in at just 1.3kg

    No mention of a discrete graphic card but for those who do not need one and frequently find themselves on the go (a month or two here, a month or two there), I can see the appeal. No doubt that the power brick will add a bit to that weight, but would still end up being lighter than the 15.6" I bought years ago without a power brick (though mine had a lower mid range GPU).

    That said, heat is probably going to b a concern even without discrete graphics, and those thin and light laptop tends to be particularly difficult to open up and dust the fans so I'd be concern about that.

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    Re: Upcoming LG Gram 17 laptop weighs in at just 1.3kg

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    That said, heat is probably going to b a concern even without discrete graphics, and those thin and light laptop tends to be particularly difficult to open up and dust the fans so I'd be concern about that.
    Well, NBC reviewed the 15" version
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/LG-Gra....321228.0.html
    And it was actually quite expandable with SoDIMM slots and to M.2 2280 slots which is impressive for a 1.3KG 15.6" ultrabook.
    Time will tell wher whether this is similar.
    Personally, I hate dGPUs in laptop as they tend to bea large source of failure.

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    Re: Upcoming LG Gram 17 laptop weighs in at just 1.3kg

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    Personally, I hate dGPUs in laptop as they tend to bea large source of failure.
    Personally, I haven't actually have had any dGPU fail directly.. but I've had one fan that died on my last laptop (actually forgot if it was on the CPU or GPU) which made resulted in so much heat that you would be scorching your lap if you tried to use it on your lap, and both the CPU and dGPU throttling all the way down to the limit. And my current laptop also has clogged up fans which also result in needing to throttle my dGPU all the way down. I am only able to "clean" it by blasting some airspray through the vents the side of the fans from the inside, which helps, but undoubtedly miss most of the dust (to get proper access to the top of the fans, I would have to dismantle most of the laptop, including the screen, and I can not even do that because one of the screw for the optical drive that also needs to be removed is so rusted that I can't get it out).

    So at the very top of any future laptop I am getting is ease of access to the entire interior so that I can easily perform routine cleaning duties (it would also make replacing dying fans viable.. being mechanical devices I would say that fans are probably the largest source of failure).

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    Re: Upcoming LG Gram 17 laptop weighs in at just 1.3kg

    LG has confirmed the LG gram 17 (model 17Z990) and 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 (model 14T990), for CES 2019.

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