LG Gram 14Z980-G.AA52A1
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the LG Gram 14Z980-G.AA52A1
Source: Hardware Zone
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%
The LG Gram 14 has two key features: excellent battery life and sub-1kg weight. Its general compactness and high-quality IPS LCD screen are also plus points. It's a shame the otherwise good keyboard is let down by an Enter key that's too small, and that the speakers are located on the underside of the chassis rather than somewhere they can project outwards.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; high mobility; long battery life; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; good speakers; nice webcam; decent ergonomy. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2018
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Ultra light weight; powerful hardware; large battery capacity; compact size. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2018
Model: The LG Gram 14Z980-G.AA52A1 is a lightweight laptop. Even with an impressive 14-inch screen, it weighs in at only 995 grams. As one of the lightest laptops on the market, the LG Gram makes carrying easy and sets a new standard in laptop portability. Build quality is generally good despite the lightweight. The weakest point is the lid, which exhibits a fair bit of flex. However, LG says that seven MIL-STD 810G tests have been passed for shock, low pressure, high and low temperatures, dust, vibration and salt fog. There's no convertible functionality here: the screen hinge stops at about 130 degrees, so it's not even possible to lay the screen flat on a desk to share content. The 14-inch LG Gram 14 runs on eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processors with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage. It is a decent specification that can satisfy casual and business users. The IPS screen offers great picture quality and exceptional clarity. Full HD display (1.920 X 1.080) allows for colour adjustment with greater accuracy thanks to over 96 % sRGB color gamut. Viewing angles on both the vertical and horizontal plane are also excellent.
The speakers are a slight weakness if a user wants to enjoy or share audio. They are located on the base, which means that output was muffled when the laptop was sitting on a desk and muffled even more with it on the lap. Sound quality is a bit lacking in bass tones, but volume is impressive and doesn't distort even when maxed out. Ports and connectors are a little on the sparse side. The right edge has a USB 3.0 port, a headset jack and a microSD card slot, while on the left there's a further USB 3.0 port, a single USB-C port, a full-size HDMI connector and a round pin power input. Ethernet connectivity is catered for by a provided USB-C to RJ-45 converter. The keyboard has large, well-spaced keys that are nicely sprung and responsive. A two-level backlight provides plenty of illumination for working at night. A fingerprint scanner is discreetly located in the on/off switch that sits at the upper right corner of the keyboard. The LG gram has been updated with a 72 Wh battery. So, a user can keep working for a maximum of 21.5 hours. Fully charge the laptop and user will be good to go, with no need to worry about where to find the next outlet. As a conclusion, the LG Gram 14 has two key features: excellent battery life and sub-1kg weight. Its general compactness and high-quality IPS LCD screen are also plus points. There is a lot to like on this laptop and it can satisfy users who are always travelling with a laptop.
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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).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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