LG’s CES 2022 shows clear direction to provide solid gears for gamers with their first-ever gaming laptop (model 17G90Q) and UltraGear Gaming Speaker (model GP9). For LG fans, this is definitely an exciting surprise for the new year.
Powerful performance with the 17G90Q
A powerful performer with a seriously sleek design, the CES 2022 Innovation Award-winning laptop delivers sublime gaming experiences and the freedom to enjoy them anywhere, at any time. LG’s take-anywhere gaming rig features an 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake H processor, NVIDIA GeForceTM RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics card, dual-channel memory, and an ultra-fast dual SSD setup. In addition to a 17-inch IPS panel with a 1 millisecond response time and a 300Hz refresh rate, the LG UltraGear gaming laptop ensures immersive, fluid gameplay for even the most graphically demanding PC games thanks to the latest top-of-the-line hardware. Also, LG’s cooling system with a vapor chamber keeps the laptop running cool, even when pushed to the limits.
Sharing DNA with LG’s lightweight gram laptops, the 17G90Q has a streamlined, highly-portable design. The new, slim laptop packs a large screen and an impressive 93Wh battery while maintaining a thickness of under 21.4 millimetres and a weight of less than 2.7 kilograms. The LG UltraGear gaming laptop features an aluminium casing that offers style and durability, while the winged UltraGear badge on its exterior clearly communicates the power and quality LG’s premium gaming brand is known for.
The 17G90Q further optimises the gaming experience via LG’s gaming software, LG UltraGear Studio, which lets users customise gaming-related options and track a variety of performance data – including CPU clock, GPU TDP, and clock, and memory share rate – in real-time. And for a completely unique setup, users can choose and apply a different colour to every single key of the laptop’s attractive RGB keyboard.
Along with next-level personalisation, speed, and superior picture quality, the LG UltraGear gaming laptop delivers realistic, three-dimensional sound with its built-in 2 Way speaker system. Supporting DTS:X Ultra, the speakers accurately convey the directionality and location of sounds in the gaming environment, helping players to find their teammates and track down their enemies more easily. What’s more, the 17G90Q comes with Intel Killer Wireless, which helps guarantee a fast, stable network connection for lag- and frustration-free online gaming experiences.
LG’s first gaming laptop will initially be available in the United States and South Korea from early 2022 with other markets to follow. To learn more about the LG UltraGear line-up, visit www.LG.com/CES2022 starting at 00:00 SGT on January 5.
Immerse in gameplay with UltraGear
As for the LG UltraGear Gaming Speaker (model GP9), it’s the perfect companion to LG’s premium UltraGear gaming monitors, that is able to take players deeper into the action with three-dimensional, game-optimised sound. LG GP9 offers easy control, seamless compatibility with PCs and the latest gaming consoles, with a stylish yet unobtrusive design to boot.
The LG UltraGear Gaming Speaker is an appetiser to the UltraGear ecosystem where LG has secret plans for new innovations that take the gaming experience to exhilarating new heights. With the rapid growth of the gaming industry, the need for premium gaming sound is rising as well. Leveraging its expertise in audio technology, LG’s first UltraGear sound solution product incorporated actual insights from real gamers throughout the development process. The result is a superb sounding product that frees users from headphones, a key component of the gaming experience that gamers identified as inconvenient and uncomfortable after marathon gaming sessions.
The ideal choice for anyone seeking to elevate their gaming setup and experience next-level immersion when playing the titles they love, the new speaker boasts LG’s proprietary 3D Gaming Sound technology which incorporates a specially-designed HRTF (head-related transfer function) algorithm to tailor a game’s audio according to genre. This results in users being able to experience stunningly detailed virtual surround sound complete with a realistic sense of space, position, and directionality, all without a cumbersome headset.
Based on this innovative technology, the GP9 also features Game Genre Optimiser with two modes that can customise game audio to match what the user is playing. FPS Mode allows first-person shooter game fans to hear the smallest of details, allowing them to react even quicker to enemy stealthily closing in on their position. RTS Mode ramps up the realism with genuine spatial sound that can immerse players in their favorite real-time strategy (RTS), racing and all other games like never before. And thanks to support for DTS Headphone:X, LG UltraGear Gaming Speaker can provide convincing 7.1 virtual surround sound when using headsets or earphones.
The GP9 is a one-of-a-kind “voice chat” gaming speaker that allows users to communicate with other players without the need for separate headsets or microphones. The built-in mics utilise LG’s unique echo-cancellation algorithm which can distinguish a user’s voice from game sounds and background noises. The advanced speaker can also perform the role of the discrete sound card many PC gamers prefer. Not only does it allow users to download professionally tuned EQ settings via a companion app, but the speaker also lets users share custom sound settings for specific games with other gamers.
And because LG UltraGear Gaming Speaker is Hi-Res Audio certified, gamers only get first-class sound quality when playing their favorite titles. With higher sampling rates, Hi-Res Audio delivers a richer, more complete reproduction of original sound during gameplay. The impressive performance of the GP9 is taken to the next level by a built-in Hi-Fi Quad DAC (ES9038PRO), an advanced technology typically found only in high-end audio equipment. When connected to a PC, the speaker delivers the full benefit of its Hi-Fi Quad DAC – premium sound that makes every game feel far more real.
Every aspect of LG’s powerful yet space-saving speaker has been designed with gamers’ needs in mind. Its clean, all-in-one form factor is pleasing to the eye but won’t distract users when they’re battling it out for gaming supremacy. The GP9’s top-mounted control buttons make it easy to change microphone, volume, and sound modes on the fly. It even comes with customisable RGB lighting that can display 16.8 million different colors to create a more immersive environment and enhance the overall gaming experience. And with a variety of connectivity options including optical cable and USB-C, the versatile GP9 offers an easy way to connect to PCs and gaming consoles. Users can also opt to go wireless and connect to laptops, tablets or smartphones via Bluetooth to enjoy the speaker’s versatility and performance while listening to music or watching video content.
The UltraGear Gaming Speaker offers a unified, ultra-stylish aesthetic when paired with one of LG’s lightning-fast UltraGear gaming monitors as it’s designed to fit neatly between the legs of the monitor’s stand. But the GP9 is designed to pair well with any display, its “tactical” matte black finish and understated metallic elements look great next to any device in any room.
The responsibly-manufactured speaker also highlights LG’s ongoing commitment to the environment, having received Eco-Product certification from SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA of Switzerland. The LG UltraGear Gaming Speaker is priced at S$699 and is now exclusively available on official LG Lazada, LG Shopee and KrisShop.