LG Gram +View 16-inch WQXGA Portable Monitor Launched

The LG Gram series of laptops has earned an enviable reputation for portability. As the series name suggests, these are particularly lightweight laptops, and now LG has added something completely new to the series – a matching portable monitor. The new LG Gram +view 16MQ70 (opens in new tab) is a 16-inch model that offers an 2560 x 1600 pixels IPS panel powered by USB-C.

Most commonly, you will find USB-C portable monitors sold in 15.6-inch FHD configurations. However, as with the new crop of laptops in 2022, the 16-inch screen size is gaining popularity, as are higher resolutions and squarer screen ratios. The new LG Gram +view 16MQ70 embodies all these trends with its 16-inch WQXGA screen with 16:10 aspect ratio. The extra vertical resolution can really help with productivity vs 16:9 ratio screen which was originally formatted for media consumption. Coincidentally, the LG Gram 16 (2022) laptop appears to use the same specification screen as this portable monitor, so it would be a great match for color, functionality and aesthetics.

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As a portable monitor, the physical properties of the LG Gram +view 16MQ70 are key. This device measures 360 x 245.5 x 8.3mm (so is almost exactly a third of an inch thick). The weight of this device is 670g / 1.48 pounds or 990g / 2.18 pounds with the included Folio Cover. You will probably want to use the cover/stand or else you will have to prop up the monitor with something like a generic iPad stand or any suitably bulky object you might have on your desk or table.