Since the start of 2020, Canadians have gotten cozy in the comfort of their homes as work culture was rapidly redefined. All of a sudden, you could work from the couch, your balcony, even your bed. And even though, at times, you probably felt like you were going stir crazy, the “commute” from your couch to the kitchen was a change that certainly made things more convenient.
However, as more and more of the workforce becomes fully vaccinated, it’s inevitable that we’ll all be going back into the office—or is it?
A recent survey found that 66 percent of Canadians want a hybrid work environment—a mixture of working remotely and in-office—in a post-pandemic world. Given the unprecedented return to work, it’s likely that many employers will oblige. So, how can you best prepare yourself for this new culture of work? With tech that’s up to the challenge.
The whirlwind of unpredictability we’ve been faced with for over 15 months proved that we need to be adaptable to survive—your laptop should be the same.
The 2021 LG gram lineup was created with those who are on the move in mind. Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s lightest 17” laptop (at just 2.98lbs) the LG gram 17” can go from work to play, office to home, seamlessly. And though it’s ultra-slim and portable, the LG gram 17” still packs a punch in performance.
Made out of magnesium alloy, the laptop is crafted with the same materials used in aircraft, making it a dependable device for those days where you do venture into the office. Additionally, it boasts a military standard of durability and reliability that checks seven factors from shock, to dust, to high and low temperatures. Life can change in an instant, and the LG gram 17” can handle it.
To ensure your laptop is as resilient as you are, the LG gram line features the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processor with Intel® Iris® Xe and Intel® UHD graphics. What does that mean? Your laptop will deliver stunning quality and performance for all your content creation and work needs during the day while the WQXGA (2560×1600) high resolution means your late-night Netflix binges will be an unparalleled experience. The LG gram is also certified on the Intel Evo platform, and the laptop series has snagged 4 of the 5 top spots for best laptops on Consumer Reports.
For the days when we can finally stroll into a coffee shop to work, or plan on typing away on a cross-country flight, the extended battery life of up to 19.5 hours means you won’t have to fight over an outlet spot. Plus, its 16:10 screen size gives you 11 percent more screen size compared to the traditional 16:9, making things easier on your eyes after a year and a half of daily, sometimes hourly, Zoom meetings.
Our favourite spec? All LG gram models are equipped with Amazon Alexa capability so you can feel like you have an assistant by your side. After all, we could all use an extra hand, even a virtual one, every now and then.
The pandemic has been difficult, but that doesn’t mean your new work-life balance has to be. With the LG gram 17”, going back to the office—when and if you choose—will be a breeze.
Available in Obsidian Black and Quartz Silver, the LG gram 2021 lineup features 14,16- and 17-inch models plus a 16- inch 2-in-1 model launching in summer 2021. Pricing starts at $1,599 for the 14-inch model. Available at select retailers including Costco, Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, and Canada Computers.