LG Gram Laptop: An In-Depth Review Of Its Specification

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Back in 2016, LG released a line of ultra-light laptops which was brand as LG Gram. It’s hard not to be impressed when the company has managed to create premium 15-inch laptops that are no heavier than most 13 inchers.

However, this 2018, the market for ultralight premium laptops has tapered out. These days, people want portable computing devices that may not be as light but can offer more power and versatility at a lesser price.

This doesn’t stop LG from continuing the LG Gram lineup.

The LG Gram 15 is the latest iteration of the Gram series. Does it offer much in terms of performance and versatility? Or is it just another featherlight laptop with gutted features?

Let’s find out!

Before we discuss the key features of this laptop, let’s first take a look at its key specs:

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  • Light Weight Laptop - Weighs Under 2.5 Pounds
  • Long-Lasting 60Wh Battery , Speakers : Stereo Speaker (1.0W x 2).
  • 15.6 Inch Full HD IPS Display w/ Ultra-Slim Bezel

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Technical Specifications

General
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
  • Manufacturer: LG
Processor / Chipset
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) 8550U / 1.8 GHz
  • Max Turbo Speed: 4 GHz
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    Number of Cores: Dual-Core
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    Cache: 8 MB
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    64-bit Computing: Yes
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  • Installed Size: 8 MB
RAM
  • Installed Size: 8 MB
Storage
  • Interface: Serial ATA
Display
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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    Widescreen Display: Yes
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    Type: LCD
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    Touchscreen: Yes
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    TFT Technology: IPS
Audio & Video
  • Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics 620
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    Sound: Stereo speakers, microphone
Hard Drive
  • Type: SSD M.2
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    Capacity: 512 GB
Input
  • Type: Keyboard, touchpad
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    Features: Gesture function
Battery
  • Capacity: 72 Wh
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    Cells: 4-cell
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    Technology: Lithium polymer
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    Run Time (Up To): 16.5 hours

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Similar Products

The Gram 15 is an excellent portable device but how does it compare with similar laptops in the same price range? Here are some of the related models that are worth a look.

The Dell XPS 15 Touch is a 15.6 inches laptop that features similar specs to the LG Gram 15. However, the XPS 15 Touch features a stellar 4K resolution which in some way or form better than the 1080p screen found in the Gram. Aside from the superior resolution, the juiced-up contrast ratio of the display is a nice feature to have.

The Dell XPS 15 Touch also comes with an Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor which is a whole lot better than the CPU found in the Gram 15. This laptop also comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 which should be more than enough to handle most modern games.

When comparing the specs, the Dell XPS 15 Touch and LG Gram 15 are fairly similar but it’s clear that the former is the powerhouse between the two. However, it’s worth noting that the XPS 15 Touch comes at a higher price tag. The most expensive model can cost you around more than two thousand.

The Dell XPS 15 Touch is clearly marketed towards the PC enthusiasts.

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  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache - 256GB PCI-E based flash memory storage, 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

Another laptop that we have mentioned earlier in the article is Apple’s own offering, the MacBook Pro.

Again, the specs of the MacBook Pro and LG Gram 15 are very similar with key differences. For starters, all models of the current-gen MacBook Pro come with quad-core Intel Core i7 processor which is faster than the Gram’s Intel Core i7-8550U CPU.

The MacBook Pro is also loaded with Intel Iris Pro Graphics which is by far the better integrated graphics than the Gram’s Intel UHD Graphics 620, and that’s just the base model. The two most expensive MacBook Pro models come with Radeon Pro graphics card.

However, the MacBook Pros don’t have touchscreen capability, just the Touch Bar and Touch ID. So those who are looking for a touchscreen will have to get the Gram 15.

In terms of pricing, the Gram is still the more affordable option. The base MacBook Pro model comes with a two thousand dollar price while the most expensive version will cost you almost three grand.

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Pros and Cons

Below is the summary of the Gram 15’s strengths and weaknesses.

Pros

  • Amazing lightweight design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Impressive performance
  • Solid gaming performance
  • The 1080p touch display is both  beautiful and functional
  • Decent webcam
  • A good set of speakers

Cons

  • Looks aren’t that premium
  • Numeric keypad layout is a bit odd
  • The laptop can feel flimsy at times

Conclusion

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So there you have it, our review of the LG Gram 15. So, would we recommend this featherlight notebook? Absolutely!

In terms of design and weight alone, the Gram is an easy buy. It is honestly one of the most portable notebooks that we have reviewed and it’s made even more impressive that it’s a 15-inch laptop. It’s by far not the most powerful laptop in the market considering the price, but it managed to impress us with its performance and functionality. The long battery life is also a great benefit if you’re a mobile user.

What LG did here is made an already existing good product and made it a lot better. We rate the LG Gram 15 a 4.5 star out of 5 rating. We highly recommend this featherlight but beefy laptop.

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