LG gram 2020 Review | Specs | Price

LG gram 2020 Review | Specs | Price

LG gram 2020 Review : World’s Thinnest laptop

LG recently unveiled its most awaited Gram laptops. LG Gram laptop is the complete package of power and portability. Working, gaming, designing and video editing anything you can do in this powerful and portable machine. The LG Gram 2020 is a combination of lightweight and portability.

Pros
  • Improved CPU and GPU performance
  • Great screen
  • Finally PCI-NVMe SSD here
  • Impressive battery life
  • Better Heat management
Cons
  • Only have single RAM slot for Upgrade

LG Gram 2020 key specs :

General

BrandLG
ModelGram 17Z90N
Release date11th December 2019
Model Number17Z90N
SeriesGram
Dimensions (mm)262.60 x 380.60 x 17.40
Weight (kg)1.350
ColoursWhite, Dark Silver
Operating systemWindows 10
Battery Capacity (WHR)80

Display

Size17.00-inch
Resolution2560 x 1600 pixels

Processor

Processor(Base/Turbo clock) Intel Core i7-1065G7 (1.30GHz, Turbo up to 3.90GHz), L3 Cache 8MB, 15W)

Memory

RAM Slots1

Graphics

Dedicated Graphics Yes
Graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics

Inputs

Web CameraYes
Pointer DeviceTouchpad
Backlit KeyboardYes
TouchpadYes
Internal MicYes
Fingerprint ReaderYes

Ports and slots

Number of USB Ports4
USB Ports3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A), 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Type C)
HDMI PortStandard
Multi Card Slot1 Micro SD Card Reader
Headphone and Mic Combo JackYes

Price

US $1,849.99
EU EUR 1,488
India ₹ 1,27,000(Expected)

LG Gram 2020 Review

LG gram 2020 review

Design

There are few cool look laptops that are there in the market and Gram is one of them. The design of Gram laptop attracts everyone’s attention.

This is one of the main points of selling this lightweight laptop. There are some small improvements made by LG on this year’s laptop.

One of the main highlights of this Gram laptop is its superb design. When you first see it you love it. The laptop is combination of light weight and beautiful design.

The laptop is built with lightweight Magnesium Alloy which makes it ultralight and durable also.

The dimensions of the laptop are 38.06 cm in width, 26.26 cm in-depth, and around 1.74 cm thick at the highest point. This smaller footprint allows for thinner screen bezels.

The outer design of the LG Gram is neat and clean with sharp round cutting edges. The outer surface middle part contained a simple Gram logo design.

However, the chassis of the outer surface is a little bit flexible but it has high quality and solid feel that gives you the confidence to carry this laptop anywhere comfortably.

When you open the laptop inside you get a 17 inch 16:10 ratio 1440p display. Beneath this, you get a full-size keyboard with a nice trackpad. The chassis of the keyboard looks solid with a clean and nice keyboard layout.

Display

The latest LG gram features a 17-inch display. It has a WQXGA IPS Display of 2560 x 1600 resolution for clear, vivid color expression.

The 16:10 aspect ratio allows you to see more information without scrolling. Boost productivity across every task, from typing to designing to coding and more.

The laptop comes with a 60 Hz standard refresh rate panel. But you get a large, bright and sharp display.

If you are a creator, YouTuber, website designer then this big display is just awesome and handy for you.

Although the laptop comes with large, clear, and sharp colors but lacks a 4k option which is pretty standard nowadays.

The top bezel isn’t too thin, so plenty of room to fit the camera. The 720p camera is pretty decent in terms of quality.

Performance

The laptop is powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel processor with Integrated Intel Iris plus graphics that boost your overall performance and speed.

The processor powers high-level 4K content production, quick application of video filters, high-resolution photo editing.

LG made a big improvement in this year’s Gram laptop with storage. LG finally inserts NVMe SSD storage inside which gives you outstanding performance compare to older gram laptops.

You can also play AAA games in pretty decent frame rates with little bit tweaks. I got around 40-45 FPS in Overwatch and in Doom around 33-37 FPS in the lowest settings.

It is okay to play games that not super demanding but not a gaming laptop. If you looking for a gaming laptop then I strongly suggest looking for Other options.

In the realms of Ultrabooks, this LG gram uses 15 Wh CPU instead of a more common 25 Wh CPU.

Although it uses 15 wh CPU now it can finally maintain a slight turbo clock which was not seen with earlier Gram models. So overall it’s good to package with CPU and GPU performance.

Keyboard/Trackpad

LG gram 2020 review

The keyboard in this laptop is similar to last year’s 17-inch model. this keyboard has the same layout of the 2018 LG gram 15 inches model.

They don’t take advantage of the larger 17-inch chassis. Actually they just put the old keyboard layout of the 15-inch model into this year 17-inch model. it’s just silly but some improvements made by LG.

They actually take advantage of water space. The layout is a little bit more spacious with BACK and SHIFT keys are in full size.

There is also a bigger number pad if you are a fan of a number pad. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the top right corner onto the power button.

The keys look a little bit soft. They don’t look responsive as they like to be but most people can get used to this keyboard.

After sometime actually, you enjoy pretty readily. Also, the keyboard in LG Gram is the Backlit keyboard.

LG gram has a good trackpad with a glass surface and a nice texture. The trackpad comes with a windows precision driver which makes it’s operation smooth and fast.

If you are a Macbook user then this trackpad is a little bit disappoints. Otherwise, it is a good trackpad.

Port Selections

LG Gram 2020 Laptop comes with good selections of port.

On the left side, you get a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) port, a standard HDMI port, a USB Port C with Thunderbolt support, and a microphone.

On the right side, you get a USB Port C, Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) ports, a 3.5 mm Headphone jack, and a micro SD card slot.

Battery

The Second big change made by LG is to give 80 Wh battery. Earlier LG gram came with 72 Wh battery.

So it’s a significant upgrade in terms of number and also performance. It’s almost like a 10% increase in your overall battery performance which is noticeable.

This new 80 Wh battery in gram laptop which gives you around 9.5 hrs of full usage time in this 17-inch screen machine which is pretty impressive.

Although this kind of slick laptop where you have to make everything so portable I loved this update made by LG.

This enlarges battery capacity gives you the freedom to go anywhere and do your work/stuff without worrying about charging.

Although there is Thunderbolt charging support But LG does not give Fast charger which is a little bit disappointing. You can only get a standard bare plug AC adapter.

Thermal Testing

The 2018 and 2019 year LG gram doesn’t have a great thermal performance on 15-inch devices because of its super thin design.

Now this Year LG made some changes it’s Gram laptop which is appreciable. They have changed the position of the fan to collect a good amount of heat to improve performance.

Although you get significant improvement in performance it’s still LG Gram.

The fan is inaudible in normal as well as in load when a fan is a max which is pretty impressive if you work in a quiet environment.

Audio

The LG Gram comes with DTS:X Ultra which provides immersive 3D Audio Rendering with or without headphones.

The speaker is on the bottom of your keyboard. It allows you to experience louder, richer sound with less distortion — maximizing your audio experience.

Although after all of these features the audio is not very great but pretty decent. And frankly speaking, I am not expecting much from this ultra-thin, light, and portable laptop in terms of audio performance.

Conclusion

LG gram 2020 review

The LG Gram 2020 comes with a massive 17-inch screen with 1660p resolution, but it also boasts a 16:10 aspect ratio.

This massive screen gives you the opportunity to open multiple applications and tabs side by side while working.

This LG Gram 17 also boasts a rugged chassis that’s shockproof, dustproof, and resistant to extreme temperatures both high and low.

So makes it a super travel-friendly laptop. Also, it offers to do plenty of things like everyday tasks, content creation, light gaming at an affordable price.

Though the LG Gram 17 has all the makings of an Ultrabook, it still has a 15.6-inch chassis, which might just be too big for some.

skip this one. Also If you are doing things like Heavy video editing and 3D design then just go for other options.

Which feature do you like most about this new LG Gram 2020?


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