CES 2019: A Tour of the LG Booth


After LG's press conference on Monday, scheduling a booth tour to go hands-on with its latest products was a no-brainer. We had to see if its rollable Signature OLED TV was more concept than reality. Having covered a few CES' over the years, we're accustomed to seeing technology that doesn't quite materialize. Well, not this time, ladies and gentlemen. LG appears committed to bringing its new OLED marvel to market, this year, to boot. In case you missed it, this 65" OLED 4K TV features a pedestal base that the TV completely lowers and rolls into when it's not in use. The base features a built-in soundbar and, if you're concerned about the motor that controls the rising and falling of the screen, we've been told that it's been tested to hold up to at least 50,000 uses, which estimates to last over 30 years—although I imagine that number would be significantly less if your kids are anything like mine.

We also got a look at the company's new, massive 88" 8K OLED TV. LG's OLED TVs are revered by video enthusiasts, for good reason, and seeing this TV in action is exactly what you'd expect from LG, complete with the deep black levels and awesome viewing angles we all love. We can't wait for the content to catch up—in many ways, we're still waiting for 4K content to mature, but at least your new LG TV will be ready when it finally does. New Nanocell full-array LCD TVs were also on display and, thankfully, LG's ThinQ digital assistant continues to make its presence known across the LG home entertainment lineup.

On the computer side, we got a look at the company's new Gram 14 and 17 laptop computers. Available in white or gray, while they're engineered to be lightweight, as their name implies, both models are also designed to offer US Military Standard 810G durability. The Gram 14 features a 2-in-1 design, a 1080p Gorilla Glass 5-protected display, and includes a Wacom Stylus. The larger 17" version features a WQXGA 2560 x 1600 IPS display and a 72Wh battery that's intended to deliver all-day performance. Both models are expected in the coming weeks.

LG's 49" 49WL95C UltraWide monitor was also on display—no pun intended. Its 32:9 aspect ratio must be seen to be believed. With a HDR10 support and a 5140 x 1440 resolution, this monitor is ready for high-res gaming.

Which LG products are you most excited about this year? Share your thoughts.