LG Gram 14 inch Z950
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the LG Gram 14 inch Z950
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
If you crave the combination of a 14-inch display and an ultra-thin, ultra-light laptop, the LG is worth a look, though we'd urge you to go the brick-and-mortar route and try it in a store before you buy. Alternatively, we suggest you check out the even lighter 12-inch MacBook or a slightly heavier 13.3-inch model like the MacBook Air or Dell XPS 13.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2016
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
On paper, the LG Gram should be an excellent laptop. The $1,400 model we reviewed is extremely light, offers a fast Core i7 CPU and a beautiful display you'll never get tired of looking at. However, the woefully short battery life is a deal-breaker and the construction doesn't feel as solid as that of competing ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
A laptop is probably the most difficult consumer electronics device any company can build. Not only because it packs incredibly powerful hardware into a small form factor, but also because profit margins are razor-thin. The trend has been for companies to exit the market, rather than enter it, so LG’s effort is surprising.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.
After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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