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This Week on Windows: Microsoft Education news, LG Gram notebooks, Photos app updates and more

Written By published January 25, 2018

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to read about the new “Choose a star” feature in the Photos app or how Xbox Game Pass expanded to include new releases from Microsoft Studios, check out our Windows 10 Tip on how to get started annotating your books in Microsoft Edge in this week’s Windows 10 Tip, and check out the Mixer blog, where the team is talking about major milestones in 2017, including what’s next for Mixer in 2018!

In case you missed it:

LG Electronics announces new LG gram Notebooks powered by Windows 10

This month at CES, LG introduced its latest LG gram notebooks that deliver superior portability, enhanced powerful performance, with 19-22 hours of battery life on a single charge. Powered by Windows 10 and the latest 8th Intel CoreTM i7 and i5 processors and SSD storage, the newest LG gram devices are more efficient than their predecessors, and significantly faster with seamless 4K playback, super-stable processing and up to 1TB SSD in an ultra-light, ultra-slim laptop.

LG’s new gram models are durable enough to use in the extreme environments, complies with U.S. military MIL-STD 810G durability standards for resistance to impact, shock, pressure, sand & dust, and temperature. This improved durability is achieved by the Nano-Carbon Magnesium full metal alloy body, which is 200% more durable than standard magnesium, at just ¼ of the weight.

Features of the new LG gram Notebooks include:

  • Highly efficient 72Wh battery that allows longer use without plugging in
  • A second SSD drive slot for even more internal storage for those large video files.
  • DTS Headphone:X technology built-in, so you can enjoy multi-channel sound of up to 11.1 channels and rich 1.5W hi-fi sur-round sound.
  • Advanced features such as Touch Screen – perfect for drawing on and highlighting web pages in Microsoft Edge with Windows Ink; a Fingerprint Reader built into the power button, which enables you to power on and log in with Windows Hello with the press of a single button; and the optional ThunderboltTM 3 allows super-fast data transfer.

Pricing and availability: The new LG gram notebooks – the Core i5 and Core i7 – are now available at in the U.S., Korea, and Japan, with other markets and retailers to follow soon after.

Have a great weekend!