LG is one of the major powerhouses in the tech world. The company is known for many products and has recently turned its attention to the laptop world. That may seem strange, but with the company’s enormous expertise in the field of displays and batteries, the step is more than logical. The brand’s laptops are marketed under the Gram name and bring the company’s expertise together with the development of feather-light devices.
A feather-light notebook has a huge advantage. After all, the best laptop is the laptop you carry with you. Very small 13-inch laptops are nice to look at, but actually too small to work ergonomically on. That is why LG has focused on developing a very light frame for its laptops, in combination with an excellent screen.
Lighter than light, thanks to aircraft technology
This gives you a laptop that allows you to really work anywhere without having to make compromises in terms of ergonomics and comfort. You can see that in the models that the brand brings to the market. There are two: one with a 16-inch screen and a variant equipped with a screen that is one inch larger. In both cases, it concerns a size that is usually characterized by a considerable weight.
A fun game is to have people guess the weight of the large 17-inch version. At 17 inches, many people quickly think of a laptop that weighs 2.5 kilograms or more. That is most certainly not the case here. The 17-inch version of the LG Gram weighs only 1,399 kilograms! That’s less than the average 14-inch or 15-inch laptop. This gives you the comfort of a large screen everywhere, as you are used to at home. The 16-inch version is a bit bigger than a standard 15.6-inch laptop, but you definitely don’t see that on the scale, because this model only weighs 1,199 kilos. That is extremely little and comparable to the weight of many compact ultrabooks.
Despite the low weight, the Gram laptops have a very solid housing. The chassis is made of a special magnesium alloy from the aircraft industry. LG has put in a lot of work to make the laptop’s exterior durable. It has conducted extensive shock, pressure, temperature and other tests to ensure the laptops meet the MIL-STD-810G standard.
The Gram laptops meet the MIL-STD-810G standard.
You see more on an LG Gram screen
So with LG you get a lot more inches than you would normally get within a certain weight class. One of LG’s strong pillars is, of course, its display technology. After all, it is the company behind the best IPS screens. Naturally, LG has chosen the cream of the crop from its own factory for its own models. Color-real screens with an excellent viewing angle have been selected for the LG Gram line-up.
The high resolution offers a perfect overview.
It’s not just a high-quality screen to increase your productivity. To let you enjoy games more and easily edit photos, the screens of the LG Gram laptops are equipped with a very high resolution. This allows you to see more details and have a better overview. Both the 16-inch and 17-inch models have 2560×1600 pixels. That offers up to a whopping 189 pixels per inch (ppi).
This resolution is ideally suited for screens of this size. Long spreadsheets, texts or pages full of code, and your favorite websites can be viewed even easier and better. Compare the resolution with that of the screen you have at home or at work: it probably has fewer pixels than the screens of these laptops.
The excellent quality of the IPS screen makes an LG Gram extremely suitable for creative applications.
The screens have a 16:10 aspect ratio. The large screens get the full focus because the screen-to-body ratio is no less than 89 percent. The quality is reflected in the color range: that covers no less than 99 percent of DCI-P3. You can also work well with an LG Gram in a bright room or outside, thanks to the brightness of 400 nits.
The right dimensions
The advantage of a larger laptop is that there is enough space for everything you need on a daily basis; so no savings have been made on the connections. The 16-inch and 17-inch laptops have four USB connections. The A variants offer 3.0 speed and the Cs have Thunderbolt 4. In addition to these connections, the two models also offer an HDMI connection and a MicroSD memory card reader.
The LG Gram laptops offer extensive connectivity options.
No expense has been spared on the keyboard either: in addition to the standard alphanumeric keys, both models also have a spacious numeric section. This is useful when entering large numbers of numbers.
You would expect that only the most economical, throttled processors are used in these models. That is not the case. Both variants have the Intel EVO label, which ensures top performance and a long battery life.
The laptops come with the latest Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor. That is one of the most powerful models in Intel’s mobile range. This Tiger quad-core has a turbo up to 4.7GHz and can work on eight tasks simultaneously thanks to Intel’s Hyperthreading technology. This powerful chip also has Intel Xe Graphics at its disposal.
The performance of the processor is not limited, because LG has equipped the Gram models with extremely fast DDR4-4266 memory. To prevent signal loss, these fast memory chips are soldered to the motherboard. Of course, in addition to fast memory, the models also have a smooth SSD on board.
The laptops are equipped with powerful NVMe PCI Express x4 SSDs. The SSDs offer a capacity of 512GB, which is a great starting point. However, you may run into the problem that your disk is filling up. Don’t worry, because the 16- and 17-inch variants are equipped with a second slot for an M.2 SSD. This way you can add much more fast storage in no time. Adding storage sounds like a detail, but installing a second SSD is a lot less work than upgrading and replacing an SSD in a laptop that only has room for one SSD.
You can add a second SSD in no time
The battery is the secret weapon
With many light laptops, the battery life is disappointing, because a small battery is built in to save weight. LG is one of the leading manufacturers in battery technology. The manufacturer has managed to process batteries with a capacity of 80Wh in these extremely light laptops. This results in an excellent working time on the battery. If you just browse quietly, you can go on for up to sixteen hours on the 16-inch version of the LG Gram!
The extremely large battery is the secret weapon of the LG Gram laptops.
Top Level Connectivity
The LG Gram laptops offer top-level connectivity. Thanks to the excellent built-in WiFi adapter from Intel, you benefit from stable connections at up to WiFi 6 speed. For connecting peripherals, this adapter offers 5.2. So you are assured of a reliable connection to your wireless headset, mouse and keyboard.
Today, many more online meetings are held. LG is responding to this by providing the Gram laptops with a large number of useful features. They have powerful speakers and an excellent webcam. Your voice will also come across loud and clear as they come with smart noise canceling software for the built-in microphone. The speakers have DTS at their disposal, which makes the Gram models perfect for a movie night.
The keyboard offers a lot of comfort thanks to the spacious layout and large keys.
Security is optimized thanks to the built-in fingerprint reader. The laptops also offer a lot of convenience, because you can place smart shortcuts under the number keys 1-5, combined with the FN key.
LG offers a very special product line with the new Gram laptops, with devices that, thanks to their ultra-low weight, offer optimal performance anytime and anywhere. A 17-inch laptop weighing less than 1.4 kilograms means you no longer have to plug in a separate screen when you’re working in the office or on the road. The 16:10 2560×1600 resolution ensures that you see more than on almost any standard monitor. Despite the low weight, the magnesium alloy housing is very sturdy and the housing even meets high military standards. The powerful Intel Tiger Lake chips provide excellent performance and if the built-in SSD fills up, you can easily add a second one. All this makes the LG Grams the perfect laptops for demanding users.
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