Predictions, will there be a new LG gram 17 and will it be 4k?

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  1. whoareyoufrom?

    whoareyoufrom? Notebook Enthusiast

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    I really want an LG gram because I watch a lot of 4k tv shows laying around and it's on a crappy macbook 2012 air screen, so it still looks better than 1080 but it's not what it was meant for.

    When I start looking at 17 inch native 4k competition they're mostly gaming and heavy and much more expensive.

    Does anyone think there will be a new LG gram in 2022/2023 and it should probably be 4k by then?
     
  2. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Typically, they put out the new models when Intel comes out with the next generation chip, so after that gets released is when you're like to see a new Gram 17. As for a 4K screen, your guess is likely as good as mine as to whether they'll offer one. Of note is that 4K notebooks tend to drain the battery more quickly than FHD LCDs if you care.
     
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    whoareyoufrom? Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the info, I guess I'll wait, I assume the previous lg grams have been succesful as they are so unique, I don't mind the battery I use my laptops plugged in, they really should go 4k but yeah, nobody knows.
     
  4. hfm

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    They will probably keep the 1600p 16:10 display, it's plenty good enough pixel density for 17".
     
  5. whoareyoufrom?

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    Yeah it seems a great laptop, I love light laptops, but I just want to watch 4k as it should be, it's only a few months until new intel chip comes out, there might be announcement, if not, looks like i'll go for dell xps 17, but not get carried away with fomo and turn it more powerful than I need it.
     
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    I'm not sure you would be able to tell the difference between supersampled/scaled 4K on the 1600p panel and a 2400p panel like the XPS 17 unless you really search for it, just watching casually at sane distances it's probably hard to tell. 1200p would probably be much more apparent.

    It could be true though that the XPS 17 panel is more color accurate, though I never looked into it. I am really pleased with the Gram 17's panel (I have a older model not sure if it's ever been improved) and 1600p is a great balance between pixel density and performance.
     
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    you're probably right, if display is not 4k I'll look for an older gram that I can make 40gb ram and better ssd for cheap, my current display is 768 lol, still looks ok but it's a bit slugglish, 10 years old.

    I also want to do some coding so a bigger screen would help, and windows 11 looks to be nice maclike and I prefer macos.
     
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    Yeah I definitely side with 16:10 for productivity. I have a cheapo 1080p 21.5" monitor on my desktop and I deal with it as I also use it for 2nd monitor for productivity. It's fine for gaming, I might get a 24" 1440p monitor to replace it, though I also want to upgrade my GPU along with it. That probably isn't happening any time soon unless I get lucky. I'm not paying these prices for GPUs, that's pure idiocy, and 1440p might be a little much for the 2070.
     
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    I think I'm going to go for an xps 17, it's only 2 pounds heavier and I use on a cooling pad anyway so I don't feel the weight, maxed out refurbs go on sale at bestbuy sometimes, a real powerhouse at that price provided it doesn't break.
     
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    extremecarver Notebook Consultant

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    You really aren't the target group for a gram. And saying your pixel mess on the MacBook is better than standard 1080p screens is laughable.

    Unless alder lake or next Ryzen generation solves the huge CPU power draw of high resolution screens (it's the CPU /GPU not the screen for largest part responsible for the increased power draw. Easy to test when running your 4k screen at 1080p.resolution or even 720P..

    For the first time since ages I'm envious of MacBook Pro hardware..
     
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