- LG is throwing down the gauntlet to consumer tech heavyweights with its first entrance into the gaming laptop field.
- LG’s first gaming laptop features a FHD IPS screen, Tiger Lake processing power, GeForce graphics, Wi-Fi 6E, and up to 1 TB of storage.
- The UltraGear gaming laptop has not been announced, but it will be available in the United States and Korea early next year.
LG joins the gaming scene with the UltraGear gaming laptop
With its first entrance into the gaming laptop field, LG is throwing down the gauntlet to consumer tech heavyweights like Dell, Lenovo, and Asus, trying to stand out from the crowd with a heady mix of quality hardware, stylish design, and an emphasis on performance.
Until far, the UltraGear gaming portfolio of the firm has only included monitors and speakers. Model 17G90Q alters that by including a strong gaming machine with a 17.3-inch Full HD LCD display panel, a 300-Hz refresh rate, and a 1-ms reaction time, as well as compatibility for 99 percent of the sRGB color palette.
The aluminum chassis of the Ultragear gaming laptop houses a powerful mix of an 11th Gen Tiger Lake H CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q GPU, as well as up to 32 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD storage (plus microSD card expansion).
An inbuilt cooling system with a vapor chamber keeps the system cool “even when pushed to the extremes,” while UltraGear Studio software allows gamers to monitor critical system performance indicators and modify clock speed, GPU, RAM sharing rate, and other settings in real-time. A 93-Wh battery should provide enough power for a couple of solid hours of games away from a power source.
Wi-Fi 6E has been added to LG’s gaming laptop for dependable wireless gaming, although there is an Ethernet connector around the back if gamers choose the plugin. Being a gaming machine, the UltraGear laptop has an RGB backlit keyboard where each key can be assigned a different color, as well as under-laptop lighting and an illuminated lid logo.
LG has also been generous with physical ports, including one USB 4 Gen 3 Type-C port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectors, and HDMI. A quad-speaker configuration with DTS X Ultra is available to help players understand which direction noises are coming from so they may evade enemy fire, keep track of teammates, and so on, or players can plug a pair of headphones onto the 4-pole audio out. Finally, a 1080p webcam with two mics allows for video interactions with other players.
Coming early next year
The price of the 15.75 x 10.69 x 0.820.84-in (400 x 271.6 x 20.921.4-mm), 5.82-lb (2.64-kg) 17G90Q UltraGear gaming laptop has not been announced, but it will be available in the United States and Korea early next year. More information is scheduled to be released during CES 2022 in January.