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LG Gram 13Z980-A

Specifications

LG Gram 13Z980-A
LG Gram 13Z980-A (Gram Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, DDR4, 23.20.16.4849
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400 (1200 MHz), SK Hynix, 17-17-17-39
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Capacitive, LG LP133WF6-SPC1, IPS, ID: LGD05AD, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Base PCH
Storage
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm earphones, Card Reader: MicroSD reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15 x 305 x 211 ( = 0.59 x 12.01 x 8.31 in)
Battery
72 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo 1.5 W x2, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB Type-C to RJ-45 adapter, Warranty card, Start Guide, LG On-Screen Display 3, Control Center, Update Center, Reader mode, DTS Audio, , 12 Months Warranty
Weight
965 g ( = 34.04 oz / 2.13 pounds), Power Supply: 349 g ( = 12.31 oz / 0.77 pounds)
Price
1200 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.48% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 72%, features: 48%, display: 87% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the LG Gram 13Z980-A

81.9% LG Gram 13Z980-A (i5-8250U) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Under a kilogram. The LG Gram 13 lives up to its name by being one of the lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabooks currently available. It's not without some sacrifices, however, as its barebone set of hardware features and fragile lid stand out as key disadvantages.
80% Light as air: The LG gram 13, 14, and 15 (2018) review
Source: Hardware Zone English
In closing, much like its predecessors, the new gram notebooks, with its light weight and long battery lives, are ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time running around, or anyone who just wants an ultra-light notebook.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG Gram hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
From first impressions, it seems the LG Gram would make the perfect laptop for a student. It’s ultra-light, the 14in version is big and comfy enough to work on all day. And it should last all day too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2018
80% Light as air: The LG gram 13, 14, and 15 review
Source: Hardware Zone English
In closing, much like its predecessors, the new gram notebooks, with its light weight and long battery lives, are ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time running around, or anyone who just wants an ultra-light notebook.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG Gram 13 Review
Source: Techspot English
We really wish LG offered an out of the box Core i7 configuration with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD; that’s often the sweet spot for high-end laptop hardware, but you can only achieve this through your own upgrades. With that said, the options LG does provide are still decent, and there’s enough value to make it a great buy, especially for those that crave portability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Ultraportátil avanzado 13,3": LG Gram 13Z980 [13Z980-G.AA50B]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; decent hardware; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2018

Comment

Series:

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 UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

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.


i5-8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

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.


0.965 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.


LG:

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).


80.48%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-06-27 (Update: 2018-06-27)