LG could unveil the Gram with a 17-inch variant at CES 2019 in January. The laptop would arrive at a time when most laptop manufacturers have given up on designing devices with larger display.
According to FCC filing, the laptop will grow in terms of display but offer same array of ports. There is mention of three full-size USB ports, one HDMI, one microSD, one USB Type-C and a headphone jack, a port selection similar to one found on 15-inch LG Gram models. Having a 17-inch Gram model will be a device with large display without the corresponding weight of such a device.
LG currently offers the Gram with three display sizes – 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch but an FCC filing has revealed that there could be a 17-inch variant out in the market soon.
The FCC filing only shows US certification for computers with model numbers “17Z990,” “17ZD990,” “17ZB990,” “17ZG990,” and “LG17Z99”. In the past, LG has been consistent with model numbers for its laptops where the first two numerals suggested the display.
The laptop market has not seen a lot of revolutionary design or form factor lately. If LG ends up building such a laptop then we might end up seeing new use cases for a laptop with larger display. If LG does launch this laptop at CES then expect it to arrive with Intel’s 8th generation processors and fastest SSD storage option.
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