LG has been plunging its toes into the universe of PC gaming for some time with its UltraGear range of products, however today the company announced its first gaming laptop, listed as the 17G90Q. The UltraGear line has, until this point, either specialized in gaming monitors and a $500/£500/AU$720 gaming speaker, so this marks the first additional of actual registering hardware to join the series.
It’s no slog either, with the 17G90Q having won the CES 2022 Innovation Award and featuring some of the latest and most impressive laptop components available at the present time. LG states the laptop will pack up to an eleventh generation Intel processor (however the announcement doesn’t specify assuming that this will go up to an i7 or i9), as well as a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics card, dual-channel memory, and a ultra-fast dual SSD setup.
In fact, the phrasing of the announcements suggests that the 17G90Q may just be made available with the meaty RTX 3080 GPU, however we have contacted LG for clarification. You can also read about The LG UltraGear 17G90Q is the organization’s first gaming PC from here.
Other impressive features are the 17-inch displays 1 millisecond response time and 300Hz refresh rate, which can show you all 300 frames-per-second in titles capable of running that well, which will make this an ideal decision for competitive gamers who like fast-paced battle royales and first-person shooters.
A couple of different details to note are that the display in question is 1080p and has a 16:9 ratio, in contrast to many of the 2K (1440p) devices we’re seeing, alongside the rising popularity of 16:10 screens.
There’s no word on estimating yet, yet the components and features suggest this won’t be a cheap piece of kit so to pair a LG gaming laptop with your existing LG UltraGear gaming monitor then, at that point, you’d best start saving your pennies.
It’s normal that official valuing information and different details such as a normal release date (right now listed as ‘early 2022′ for the United States and South Korea) for the 17G90Q will be announced at CES 2022 during LG’s feature at 08:00 PST on January 4.
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While the laptop market is hardly lacking in variety, I figure LG will progress nicely assuming they can give more configurations in its setup, especially as the current information points to the 17G90Q being a seriously incredible piece of kit. This would put it out of many consumers’ value range, yet it does have an advantage at its disposal.
The chassis design seen in the images released by LG is rather uninspiring. A bizarre blessing without a doubt, however a couple of years ago this would have put it at a large disadvantage against rival offerings from flashier brands like Asus ROG and Alienware. Presently we’re seeing more ‘half and half’ style gaming laptops hitting the market these days that target users who want a single, incredible gadget for both work and play.
The lack of clearly RGB lighting on the chassis and otherwise garish, ‘gamer’ design esthetics means that functioning professionals and students will be bound to get this, which could, thus, mean that a slightly higher pricetag will not be a death sentence. LG needs to be careful with how much it’s selling the 17G90Q for however, as there are other ‘crossover’ laptops on the market that are financial plan amicable, such as the Asus TUF line.
Ultimately, there’s no chance of telling how this contribution from LG will be gotten at this point, yet as CES looms closer we’re expecting the announcement of twelfth generation Intel laptop processors and its own Intel ARC graphics card, this does feel a little late in the year to declare a gadget with the current generation of hardware that’s on the cusp of an upgrade. Hopefully that we will not have to burrow too profound to even think about seeing what this LG gaming laptop is capable of.