LG’s first official gaming laptop features RTX 3080 processor and 11th gen Intel processor

Electronics giant LG has entered the gaming laptop market with what actually looks like a pretty good kit. The company is known for making all kinds of electronics like washing machines, refrigerators, soundbars, or some of our favorite TVs to play with. While LG has made many laptops in the past, this is the first to be labeled as being for gaming. And fair enough also considering the specifications.

LG’s new gaming laptop joins the company’s UltraGear product line, like this LG UltraGear 32GP850-B gaming monitor. What that seems to mean is a big screen, among other cool specs, at least on paper anyway. The 17-inch 1920×1080 IPS panel has a refresh rate of 300Hz, so you should definitely be able to take advantage of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics card and the 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake H processor inside this. slim unit.

At 17 inches, the 17G90Q model unit advertised by LG is a bit larger than most gaming laptops, but it’s still only 21.4mm thick and weighs 2.7kg. That makes it a bit heavier and thicker than one of our favorite gaming laptops this year, the Razer Blade 15 with probably a similar processor but a bigger screen and a bigger 93Wh battery. These specs put it more in line, and rightly so, with our favorite big-screen laptop, the Asus Rog Strix Scar 17 gaming laptop. But it also came with a hefty price tag of £ 3,500 or $ 3,000. USD, and with LG not yet telling us how much this new gaming beast will cost, that could sting a bit.

There are a few other specs here that seem particularly beneficial for gamers, like the inclusion of DTS: X Ultra support for 3D sound, and the steam chamber that LG claims will keep the thing super cool even when working hard. . It can hold up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. But it’s also just a nice unit with a potentially solid design. There’s even a fully customizable RGB keyboard, because LG knows who it’s for now.

We should find out more about LG’s new gaming laptops during the company’s presentation at CES on January 4.

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