The LG gram is the lightest 15-inch laptop you can buy

At 980g, the LG gram is unbelievably thin and light for a 15-inch laptop.
At 980g, the LG gram is unbelievably thin and light for a 15-inch laptop.PHOTO: LG
Curved with an ultra-wide screen resolution, the 34UC98 provides an immersive experience for viewers.
Curved with an ultra-wide screen resolution, the 34UC98 provides an immersive experience for viewers.PHOTO: LG
With a 4,096 x 2,160 pixel screen resolution and 10-bit colour depth, the LG 31MU97 is ideal for digital media professionals.
With a 4,096 x 2,160 pixel screen resolution and 10-bit colour depth, the LG 31MU97 is ideal for digital media professionals.PHOTO: LG

SINGAPORE - LG today showed off its incredibly light LG gram laptop during the Korean electronics giant's first consumer PC product launch since 2013.

At around 980g, the 15-inch LG gram weighs less than smaller 13-inch models from competitors such as Apple and Dell.

Made from magnesium alloy, the LG gram comes with a full high-definition IPS display that boasts wide viewing angles. The laptop has an ultra-thin bezel that lets LG fit a 15-inch display into the chassis of a 14-inch notebook.

The LG gram uses the latest Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and has a fast solid-state drive (SSD). It has a good number of ports, including the newer, reversible USB Type-C port, three full-size USB ports, an HDMI port and a microSD card reader.

The laptop is also available with a 14-inch display, though this version lacks a USB Type-C port.

Expect to pay $1,499 for the 14-inch Core i5 model with 4GB system memory and a 128GB SSD and $1,699 for the 15-inch Core i5 model with 4GB system memory and a 256GB SSD.

The 15-inch Intel Core i7 models come with 8GB of system memory and are priced at $1,899 (256GB SSD) and $2,199 (512GB SSD) respectively.

LG will start selling the laptop at major retail outlets from mid-August.

In addition, LG showed off its latest range of PC monitors. They include ultra-wide models such as the 34UC98, a 34-inch curved monitor with a 3,440 x 1,440 pixel resolution that is designed for digital media professionals.

Gamers can look forward to the 29UC88, which has a 2,560 x 1,080 pixel resolution and, more importantly, supports the AMD FreeSync feature for lag-free gaming. These monitors are available now with the 29UC88 at $899 and the 34UC98 at $1,599.

For professionals who need an ultra-high resolution display, the LG 31MU97 (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) is worth a look. This monitor has a 10-bit colour depth that supports over a billion colours as well as a colour gamut of over 99 per cent in the AdobeRGB colour space. It is available now at $1,799.

Consumers can choose from a variety of mainstream models with screen sizes ranging from 22 inches to 27 inches. All comes with a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel screen resolution and offer excellent viewing angles of 178 degrees. Prices for these models start from $134.