LG’s new Ultra PC lineup has motion tracking and new chips

The LG Ultra PC 17 on a white background, open. The screen displays a pastoral night scene with LG Ultra PC printed in the top right corner.
The LG logo is prominent, as usual. | Image: LG

LG is best known in the laptop space for its acclaimed high-end, ultra-light Gram line. Today, it’s announced two models that are heavier and lower-cost but carry a similar portable big-screen vibe: the Ultra PC 17 and Ultra PC 16. The models are available now for starting prices of $1,599 and $999, respectively.

The models come with Glance by Mirametrix, a software that’s becoming more common to see on higher-end laptops. The program leverages a device’s webcam to track where a user is positioned. It can automatically lock the screen when you step away. It can also blur the screen if it perceives that someone is peering over your shoulder. And, per LG, if you have external displays connected, it can move your cursor and in-use Window…

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Author: Monica Chin