LG has announced the price and availability of its new Ultra computers for its 2022 lineup. These computers join the LG Gram laptops, come in 16- and 17-inch sizes, and offer screens with an aspect ratio of 16:10. Products include the LG Ultra PC 17 (17U70Q) and LG Ultra PC 16 (16U70Q.) The new Ultra PCs come with 12th generation Intel or AMD Ryzen processors. Intel is what you’ll find in the 17-inch model, and AMD is what comes in the 16-inch model.
For most people, the 17-inch model should be more interesting. The Best Buy exclusive model of this range has options for the latest Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics, and Gen4 512GB NVMe SSD with 16GB DDR5 RAM. The 17-inch model also has a 16:10 aspect ratio WQXGA monitor with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. This monitor can reach 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. It costs $1,599 and measures 15 x 10.78 x 0.78 inches while weighing 4.37 pounds. No word yet on battery life, but it does come with an 80Wh battery.
For the 16-inch model, it has a Ryzen 7 5825U CPU, and a display with a resolution of just under 1920 x 1200 pixels. The RAM on this unit is 16GB, and the SSD can be pushed up to 1TB, although 512GB is stock. It comes in at 14.02 x 9.67 x 0.64 inches and weighs less than the 17-inch model at 3.63 pounds. LG has not made claims about battery life but does list the laptop with a 72Wh battery. Its price is actually lower, starting at $1,299 at Best Buy.
LG is also including some interesting software on board its 2022 Ultra PCs. This isn’t too surprising since Dell, HP, Lenovo, and other laptop makers already have apps like HP Enhanced Lighting or Lenovo Vantage that can help you improve the appearance of web calls. The LG option is similar to the Dell Optimizer option, although it detects the presence of the user. Dubbed LG Glance by Mirametrix, this software can lock the screen if you move away from your laptop, and blur the screen if someone is looking over your shoulder. For multi-screen settings, the other part of the LG Glance can sense the mouse pointer and open windows and move it to the window you’re looking directly at.
The LG UltraPC 17 is the latest in LG’s line of laptops with an Intel Core i7 CPU and 16:10 aspect ratio display.
The LG UltraPC 16 is the latest 16-inch laptop in LG’s lineup of laptops featuring AMD Ryzen CPUs.