LG Gram 13Z980-G
Reviews for the LG Gram 13Z980-G
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Positive: Compact size; light weight; excellent autonomy; high mobility; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2018
Model: The world will never run out of the need to have ultra-lightweight laptops to satisfy one’s daily requirements of travelling further and longer each day. And especially for one that looks as sleek as the new LG Gram 13Z980-G. While LG doesn’t have a lot of laptops and notebooks under their brand, the laptops from their Gram lineup are actually aimed at the community whose first requirement is for a ‘light’ laptop. All of LG’s notebooks from this series weigh under one kilogram. This 13.3” laptop measures at 15.5 x 306 x 212 mm and weighs only 965 grams. Its light weight gives the LG Gram 13Z980-G a considerable advantage over most of the bulky laptops in the market. It should be on the shortlist for someone who is looking for a laptop that is light and easy to carry around. Even though the LG Gram 13Z980-G may look like it was designed with business users in mind, it is not without its own fancy features. The laptop's keyboard comes with a backlight with two different brightness levels to adapt to the current working environment. This is especially useful for users who may need to work in a darkened room. The laptop also comes with a fingerprint scanner for security and users can use it to start, unlock or wake the laptop from sleep mode.
The LG Gram 13Z980-G is equipped with the latest Intel Core i5-8250U. This 4-core processor has 6 MB of cache and a clock speed of 1.6 GHz, and with Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, the processor can achieve a maximum speed of 3.4 GHz. This eighth-generation i5 will prove to be relatively fast and efficient, though it might run a little slow for more demanding programs. Even though it is expected, especially on thin laptops like the LG Gram 13Z980-G, it is still a little disappointing to see that the laptop doesn’t come with at least a dedicated entry-level graphics card. The LG Gram 13Z980-G comes equipped with an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620. Users who like to play occasional games will be delighted to know that they can still play some casual indie games with this laptop. As for ports and connectivity, there really isn’t anything new or exciting with the LG Gram 13Z980-G, except for the Miracast wireless connection that it comes with. This will be great for those who prefer to cast their screen to a bigger screen. Other than that, the laptop also comes with three USB 3.0 ports (including one that is Type-C and doubles as a DisplayPort), one HDMI output, one Gigabit Ethernet port, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 combo adapter, and an audio jack. The thinness and the lightness of the LG Gram 13Z980-G are its most significant selling points. Add in the latest eighth-generation i5 CPU and an 8 GB RAM, this laptop is a no-brainer for those who require or prefer ease-of-mobility with their laptop.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
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.
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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.
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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).
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