LG extends ultra-light Gram laptop lineup with 15-inch edition

After introducing 13-inch and 14-inch Windows 10 competitors to the MacBook Air last fall, the South Korean electronics company will roll out a larger version with an Intel Skylake processor at CES next month.


Back in September, LG brought the Gram laptop family to the U.S. market. As its name suggests, the lineup was designed with weight in mind, with the 13-inch and 14-inch notebooks each tipping the scales at under a kilogram (making them lighter than the Apple MacBook Air, though not as svelte as the refashioned MacBook).

Not content to offer only that pair to consumers, LG is set to introduce the Gram 15, which boasts a larger 15.6-inch display but retains the same 980-gram weight as its predecessors. Unlike its siblings, the Gram 15 will ship with the latest Intel Skylake processors, instead of the Broadwell Core i5 and i7 CPUs the Gram 13 and Gram 14 are equipped with.

Like the previous Grams, the Gram 15 will come with Windows 10 installed, and we should expect other similarities. The earlier models featured 8GB of RAM, 1080p HD screens (1,920x1,080 resolution), 128GB or 256GB SSDs, and a magnesium alloy chassis.

We'll have to wait until next month to find out the exact specs for the Gram 15, as LG is merely teasing it before its formal debut at the annual CES event. We may also find out the pricing then, as the company is not disclosing the cost just yet. We know the base Gram 13 and 14 configurations cost $899.99 and $999.99, respectively, so expect a starting price tag over $1,000 for what may wind up being the lightest 15-inch laptop on the market.