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LG Gram 13Z970-AAAS5U1


LG Gram 13Z970-AAAS5U1
LG Gram 13Z970-AAAS5U1 (Gram Series)
Intel Core i5-7200U 2 x 2.5 - 3.1 GHz, Kaby Lake
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, USB Type-C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth Yes
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.24 x 307.3 x 210.8 ( = 0.6 x 12.1 x 8.3 in)
60 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo Speaker (1.0W x 2), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
932.5 g ( = 32.89 oz / 2.06 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1000 Euro



Average Score: 66.83% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 90%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the LG Gram 13Z970-AAAS5U1

LG gram review: The lightest family of notebooks you can buy
Source: Hardware Zone English version
Overall, the new gram notebooks are easily the lightest and most portable notebooks that we have ever tested. Some old problems still remain, but if portability is your utmost priority, the gram notebooks are pretty hard to beat. They offer a lot of portability, but with relatively very little compromises.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/03/2017
LG gram review: The lightest family of notebooks you can buy
Source: Hardware Zone English version
That said, our pick of the trio has got to be the gram 14 because it offers the best blend of performance and portability. It is just about the right size, slightly bigger than the gram 13, but not too big as to become cumbersome like the gram 15 could be. But perhaps more crucially, it benefits from having a larger 60Wh battery, giving it a whopping battery life of over 9 hours in our intensive test - or over two times as long as other comparable notebooks. If you have to constantly be on the move, this is the ideal notebook for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2017
80% LG Gram 13 (2017) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English version
We think the LG Gram 13Z970 is tough to beat as a premium 13.3-incher. Configured with the same basic specifications as our review model, the competing Dell XPS 13 (2016) and the HP Spectre 13 are at least $100 more expensive, yet don’t offer a touch screen. You can get a touch screen with the Dell, but you'll have to pony up even more. And if you don't particularly care about tapping and swiping on your laptop, you can get the LG Gram 13Z970 without a touch screen for $899.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Carry your computer everywhere? LG’s new light laptop was made for you
Source: English version
The LG Gram is a competent laptop that puts mobility first and foremost. Aside from maybe the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, there are few notebooks that successfully trim the fat like this. But, then again, the Dell, Lenovo, and HP options are nicer to use, prettier, and are built from more luxurious materials...and, in the scheme of things, they're pretty light, too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%
70% LG gram 13 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English version
The LG gram 13 is a featherlight midrange laptop that won't kill your budget. A competent performer, it's worth considering if you value portability and battery life above all else.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% LG gram 13 review
Source: Techradar English version
Between the screen that bounces with each touch and a housing that feels hollow, the price tag doesn’t match the build quality of the LG gram 13 despite its incredible battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% LG Gram (13-inch, touch) review:
Source: CNet English version
Thanks to some helpful extras, a slim, lightweight design and double-digit battery life, the LG Gram makes a fine everyday, all-day travelling companion.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
40% LG Gram Review
Source: Laptop Mag English version
The LG Gram is a superthin PC with a flat keyboard, dark screen and webcam that focuses on your chin. Sure, you get 10 hours of battery life, but why power such a miserable experience for 10 hours?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 40%



LG introduced its Gram laptop to the world four years ago with the intention to produce notebook as featherweight as possible. With the same noble intention of making it as light as possible, LG has brought forward its 2020 Gram lineup into the market. The extremely light weight of the laptops is due to the fact that the laptops are built with a specially designed, innovative magnesium-alloy frame. Apart from the light weight, this new series has also retained its Gram’s hallmark feature by retaining the svelte form factor. However, this new 2020 series has gone through quite a number of upgrades to cater for the high price tag.

The new Gram series has been introduced with four models which ranges from 14 inches to 17 inches display size along with a 2-in-1 system embedded within it. This opens the possibility for users to choose the best model which caters the individual’s preference and personal interest. As far as the battery capability is concerned, it should be noted that the 14 inches model has retained a similar battery size as the Gram series predecessor which is 72Watt-hour battery. While the 15 inches and 17 inches model cater an 80Watt-hour battery, the 14 inches model is believed to be able to operate at its best with the smaller battery due to its smaller display size. As for the 80 Watt-hour battery, LG claimed that it can provide 17 to 18.5 hours battery life after full charging. However, the real experience with the battery longevity still needs some testing in real-time with real user experience.

Despite the varying battery sizes, all four models of the Gram 2020 laptops have been enhanced with a ‘Mega Cooling’ thermal management system. This is known to be able to improvise the entire user experience and the overall performance of the models. The 17 inches model is incorporated with 16GB of RAM while the other models comes in with 8GB of RAM. The 17 inches model do have some variation due to its bigger display size. Even with the display resolution, the 17 inches sports a 2560 x 1600 display while the other models carry 1920 x 1080 display. This will obviously cater for different viewing quality and user’s viewing pleasure as well. But again, the experience itself is entirely subjective depending on the taste and interest of the individual involved.

In addition to the ones mentioned above, the Gram 2020 lineups also feature Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3 port. While some might not consider the inclusion of Thunderbolt 3 a must, those who are gamers at heart would definitely rejoice with this addition in the laptop built. The reason being is that Thunderbolt 3 allows the connection to a more powerful external GPU which is worthwhile when it comes to gaming needs for some users. So, the Gram 2020 series can cater for both personal and professional use as well.

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i5-7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of LG Group. It is a South Korean company and was founded as Goldstar Co, Ltd, in 1958. The group offers products in the fields of information technology, consumer electronics and mobile communications, and home appliances. LG Electronics is the world's third largest home appliance manufacturer. As a notebook manufacturer, LG only became known to a wider audience in the German-speaking market in 2005. After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. The product range includes OLED, LED/LCD and plasma TVs, home theater systems, Blu-ray players as well as audio and video players. 

66.83%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-05- 7 (Update: 2017-05- 7)