This new LG laptop is the right kind of boring

LG UltraPC 16 inch
Pictured: Pictured: LG UltraPC 16" laptop
// LG's UltraPC looks to nail the essentials
Fergus Halliday
Jun 27, 2023
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Published on June 27, 2023

LG's latest lot of laptops aren't as lightweight as its last, but that's not a bad thing.

Hitting Australian retailers later this week, the new LG UltraPC emphasizes simplicity and affordability. There are two models on offer. Both feature clean designs, no-nonsense specs, 16-inch WUXGA IPS displays and a sub-$2000 price point.

According to LG Australia's head of B2B marketing Brad Reed, the new UltraPC range was developed in response to the rise of hybrid workplaces and the changing needs of modern PC users.

"The UltraPC laptop is a forward-thinking product for professionals who prioritise performance," Reed said.

The cheaper of the two models is priced at $1499 and is powered by an AMD 7000 series Ryzen 5 processor while the more expensive one is priced at $1999 and relies on a Ryzen 7 CPU. 

The more expensive LG UltraPC also comes kitted with 512GB of NVMe M.2 SSD storage rather than 256GB. Both models feature a 72Whr battery, 16GB of LPDDR4x memory and HD stereo speakers with DTS:X support.

In terms of ports, the LG UltraPC comes armed with a pair of USB Type-A ports plus one USB-C one, one HDMI output, a headphone jack and a MicroSD expansion slot.

If you're a student or business-minded professional who doesn't want to shell out for a premium Windows laptop like the Dell XPS 13 or Lenovo's latest ThinkPad, this might represent a compelling middle ground between budget-friendly laptops and the aforementioned. There's not a huge amount of innovation here, but if you're after a nice-looking machine that runs Windows and gets the kind of performance that AMD's Ryzen chips are known for, it fits the bill and gives you plenty of screen-estate to work with.

The LG UltraPC 16" is available in Australia through the LG website and local retailers this week.

Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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