LG unveils its first gaming laptop

LG Electronics has unveiled its first laptop specifically made for gaming, the UltraGear 17G90Q. The premium notebook will go on sale early next year.

“Our first-ever gaming laptop, the UltraGear 17G90Q differentiates itself from competing products with its premium hardware, generous, high-quality screen, and a sleek, lightweight design that maximises convenience and portability,” said Seo Young-jae, senior vice president and head of the IT business unit of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company.

In terms of hardware, LG’s portable gaming rig features an 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake H processor, a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics card, a dual-channel memory and a dual SSD setup. It also boasts a 17.3-inch, 1920×1080 resolution IPS LCD panel, and a display that has a refresh rate of 300Hz as well as a 1ms response time. In addition, the UltraGear 17G90Q’s LG cooling system with vapour chamber keeps the laptop cool while it is running at full capacity.

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LG says the 17G90Q has the same DNA as its lightweight gram laptops and added durability due to its aluminium casing. Despite its comparatively large screen and 93Wh battery, it keeps a thickness of under 21.4 millimetres and a weight of less than 2.7 kilograms.

The 17G90Q’s gaming software from the LG UltraGear Studio lets users customise their gaming-related options and track a variety of performance data in real-time, including its CPU clock, GPU TDP and clock, and memory share rate. Consumers will also be able to choose and apply a different colour to each key of the laptop’s a RGB keyboard.

Offering what LG describes as “realistic, three-dimensional” sound, the built-in 2 Way speaker system supports DTS:X Ultra, which convey the directionality and location of sounds in the gaming environment which helps players to better locate their teammates and opponents. The 17G90Q also comes with Intel Killer Wireless, with the company promising a fast, stable network connection for lag- and frustration-free online gaming experiences.

The UltraGear 17G90Q will initially be available in the US and South Korea from early 2022 with other markets to follow.

Key Selling Points

  • Intel’s Killer Wireless technology, 1ms response time and 300MHz refresh rate
  • Comparative thinness despite containing an Intel Tiger Lake H processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics card.
  • Offers up to 1TB of solid-state storage with a dual-drive design.

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