LG just announced refreshed versions of its thin and light laptops named Gram. Which includes three models with a 13.3 inch, 14 inch and a 15 inch display. All of which will come equipped with the latest Intel 8th generation Core i5 and i7 processors. Aside from that there will also be an option for an additional SSD drive. While the laptops still retain its light weight design. Where both the 13.3 inch and 14 inch models weighs over 2 pounds. While the 15 inch model weighs in at 2.4 pounds.
LG is also claiming that their new Gram series also offer a full day of battery life. Something that LG also claimed on their first Gram series. But the company then was using an old bench marking software. Where for the new Gram series LG is now using 2014 version of MobileMark utility. That rates the 13.3 inch model to last you 22.5 hours. While the 14 inch and 15 inch models will last you 21.5 hours and 19 hours respectively. Which shouldn’t be a surprise with the upgraded 72Wh batteries up from 60Wh on the previous models.
After Qualcomm’s move towards ARM based Windows 10 laptops. It looks like other manufacturers including LG are now more focused towards battery life. A concept that was introduced with ultrabooks. Where Samsung will also be announcing its new Notebook 9 laptop at CES. That is also reported to provide a full day of battery life just like the LG Gram.
Whether Intel and Qualcomm’s ARM based solution offer the same battery life or not. It would be interesting to see what future have in stored for us. Because even ARM based processors like the Apple A11 bionic chip can perform as good as an Intel chip, while consuming less battery.
What do you think about the future of thin and light laptops, would Intel be able to offer better battery life compared to Qualcomm?