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LG’s new laptops offer cool tech to track motion, blurry screens, and more.

LG has just surprisingly launched a pair of high-performance laptops to sit alongside its popular Gram range.


The Ultra PC 16 and Ultra PC 17 laptops are loaded with impressive features and specs at a price that can stretch the bank but not break it. Both models include the innovative Miramemetrix Glance motion-tracking technology that has made its way to high-end laptops.


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This software suite integrates with the webcam to track the user’s positioning, allowing the laptop to perform various automatic tasks based on that position. For example, it enters lock screen mode when you walk away and blurs the screen when someone is standing over your shoulder. This technology also promises smoother transitions during those endless WFH meetings.


The Ultra 17 is the clear winner, spec-wise, with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 chip, Nvidia’s RTX 3050 GPU, DDR5 RAM, an SSD and, as noted, a 17-inch display. The Ultra 16 features the latest Ryzen 7 5825U processor, AMD’s Radeon GPU, DDR4 RAM, SSD, and a 16-inch anti-glare display.


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Both models are quite heavy, with the Ultra 17 weighing 4.4 pounds and the Ultra 16 weighing 3.6 pounds. For comparison, the new MacBook Air weighs 2.7 pounds.


Both laptops are available to order now from LG, with deliveries to physical retailers and online stores soon. The beefier Ultra 17 starts at $1,600 and the Ultra 16 at $1,000.