LGs New gram SuperSlim May Be Thinner Than a MacBook Air, But is it Better?
It was only ten years ago that Steve Jobs pulled the industry-changing MacBook Air from a manilla envelope. What was then the world’s thinnest notebook has seemingly maintained a comfortable lead against the competition. But that doesn’t stop others from trying to dethrone the MacBook Air. Take, for instance, the LG gram SuperSlim.
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LG Electronics USA’s latest offering from its 2023 laptop lineup, the LG gram SuperSlim is designed to give the MacBook Air a run for its thin-and-light money. With ultra-portability at the forefront of its design, the gram SuperSlim comes in at a jaw-dropping .43-inches thick, making it the thinnest LG gram ever. And thinner than a MacBook Air by just 0.01 of an inch!
Need a banana for scale? How about a battery? This LG gram SuperSlim is nearly as thin as a AAA battery! So, has LG finally cracked the code? Let’s dive in and find out.
LG gram SuperSlim Specs
The LG gram SuperSlim is no slouch when it comes to performance. First teased at this year’s CES, back when it was called the Ultraslim, the SuperSlim features an IntelEvo 13th Gen Processor and Iris Xe graphics alongside a 15.6-inch anti-glare OLED display. According to the brand, this feature boasts a 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut and VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black for delivering exceptional image resolution with true-to-life detail and stunning, deep black levels. Colours are also presented accurately thanks to the 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, guaranteeing an unrivalled viewing experience.
Gamers will also benefit from the 0.2ms response time, meaning smoother transitions with reduced stuttering. And thanks to the 6000 MHz of lightning-quick memory, you’ll see blazingly fast performance across work and play.
Weighing in at just over 2 pounds, the gram SuperSlim has reportedly passed seven tests for military-grade durability. If you’re the type who’s always on the move, this laptop might just be your perfect companion. The redesigned compact power adapter and multiple ports, including three USB Type-C ports (two of which support Thunderbolt 4 compatibility) and a 4-pole headphone jack, further boost efficiency and productivity.
LG gram SuperSlim Pricing
The 2023 LG gram SuperSlim 15Z90RT is available in two configurations:
- 15.6-inch, 32GB, 2 TB SSD for USD$1,999 (Available Now)
- 15.6-inch, 16GB, 512GB SSD for USD$1,699 (Available Now)
Currently available at LG.com, US customers who purchase an LG gram SuperSlim laptop through May 14 will receive a free LG gram +view portable monitor. Don’t fret if you miss the promotion, though – the LG gram SuperSlim will be available at LG-authorised retailers by mid-May. The only thing we don’t know is if the LG gram SuperSlim will make its way to Australian shores. Until then, you’ll have to make do with the standard suite of LG gram laptops released this year.
The LG gram SuperSlim is a valiant attempt to dethrone the MacBook Air, boasting an ultra-thin design, impressive performance, and military-grade durability. While only time will tell if it can truly topple the industry giant, one thing is for certain – the LG gram SuperSlim is a worthy contender in the ultra-portable laptop market. So, if you’re searching for a stylish and robust machine that won’t weigh you down, it might be time to give the LG gram SuperSlim a closer look.