LG Gram 14 2-in-1 review: So much battery life, so little weight


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With the lockdown climate caused by the coronavirus, it’s a weird time to be writing about an ultraportable laptop that excels at getting things done on an airplane, in college classrooms or at a coffee shop. Frankly, I’ve personally spent the past week looking at cheap Chromebooksmonitors to connect them to and inexpensive gaming laptops. Then again, the LG Gram 14 2-in-1 is better suited out of the box than others like it and, eventually (🤞), all of its benefits will be fully appreciated by those who don’t work all day, every day at a desk. 

Like

  • Extraordinary battery life
  • Great port assortment for its class
  • Active pen included for writing and drawing

Don’t Like

  • Keyboard layout may take some adjustment
  • No holder or garage for the pen
  • Thin-sounding speakers

LG didn’t change the design from 2019 — for better or worse. Made from magnesium alloy, it weighs only 2.5 pounds (1.1kg), but LG runs it through seven military-grade durability tests including ones for shock and vibration, too. Still, the body, in particular the lid and keyboard deck, has some flex and combined with its light weight makes it feel slightly flimsy. I wouldn’t

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Netflix Party: How to simultaneously watch movies with your friends remotely

Invite your friends to join your Netflix Party remotely.


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The days of going to the movies or having a group outing have (temporarily) come to a halt now that we’re practicing social distancing and self-quarantine due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. But if you’re going stir crazy inside and need a little socializing, a free Google Chrome extension called Netflix Party is at your rescue. 

The extension lets you and your friends simultaneously stream shows and movies on your desktop. It also allows anyone in the invited group to pause, play, fast forward and rewind the movies, so you’re always on the same time frame. There’s also a side chat bar where you and your friends can discuss what’s going on in the movie — much like you would if you were sitting together on the couch. We reached out to see how many people can join your party at a time, but Netflix Party didn’t immediately respond.

Not only can Netflix Party help ease the stress of feeling alone all day, but it’ll also be something you can look forward to at the end of the day. Read on for how to download, install

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