Hands-on with LG's absurdly light 17-inch gram laptop with a 16:10 display

The LG gram 17 is a 3lb 17-inch Ultrabook that checks all the right boxes

LG gets credit for finding a niche in the hyper-competitive Windows laptop world by going for crazy light “gram” designs. The new LG gram 17 is the latest to join the rest of the lineup that is getting bigger this year.

This LG gram fits a 17-inch productivity-based laptop into the body of a 15-inch one thanks to micro bezels – a common theme at CES this year. But numerous other features make the gram 17 one of my favorite laptops so far in 2019.

The LG gram 17 weighs just 2.95 pounds (1.3kg) – it’s hard to describe how light it feels to hold, but even knowing the weight and what to expect it surprises you. There’s no other 17-inch laptop in the world that hits those numbers, which would be good even for a 14-inch laptop in 2019.