LG started showing off a line of thin and light laptops under the LG Ultra brand in early 2014, and the company brought its 13 and 14 inch LG Ultra notebooks to CES again this year.

But while I was just as impressed by just how compact these laptops were the second time I saw them, I was a bit underwhelmed to see they still had last year’s hardware.

Now that’s changing. LG has announced that it’s updating the LG Ultra PC lineup to feature 5th-gen, Intel Core “Broadwell” chips.

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The new 14 inch LG Ultra 14Z950 measures 13.4mm (about half an inch) thick and weighs less than 2.2 pounds.

LG also has a 13.3 inch model called the 13Z940 which is also just under 2.2 pounds.

Both models feature full HD displays, around 10 hours of battery life, and 5th-gen Intel Core processors.

Unfortunately there’s still no word on if or when the laptops will be available in the US. For now LG says it will be launching the latest Ultra PC laptops in South Korea and select markets in South America.

Here’s my latest hands-on video with last year’s models which feature 4th-gen Core “Haswell” chips:

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3 replies on “LG Ultra PC notebooks get a Broadwell update, stay super thin and light”

  1. I was looking forward to these coming to the US last year. It never happened.

    It looks like the Dell XPS 13 the closest thing with a small bezel, really light weight, 1080P and lack of touch-screen.

    I’m really curious if the Dell really gets 15 hours of battery life and how it compares to LG’s 10 hours rating in an apples-to-apples comparison.

    If the pricing is right (and the product is made available to me), I might be more interested in the 14″ version of this than the Dell XPS 13.

    1. Xps 13 isn’t pretty heavy compare to the competition. It’s almost 3 lbs.

      1. It’s 2.6 pounds without the touch screen (comparing apples-to-apples here).

        I don’t think I said that the XPS was heavy in any way. I’m thinking about getting it partially because it is so light.

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