LG Gram 15 Z90N-U.ARS5U1
Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the LG Gram 15 Z90N-U.ARS5U1
All in all, there are definitely good reasons to grab the gram 15, particularly if mobility is a priority for you, thanks to how light it is and how long the battery lasts. It usually costs $1,999 with a 1TB SSD, but that variant is currently discounted to $1,699 on LG's website, making it a much better deal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
We take a first look at the 2020 version of the LG gram 15, one of the lightest 15-inch laptops around. It features 10th-generation (Ice Lake) Intel Core processors, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD, all in a package weighing just 1120 grams. This model costs $1,999.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2020
The LG gram laptops are decent enough spec-wise, but the main attraction is their lightweight design. Still solid, these lightweight laptops are definitely geared for those who are frequently on the go.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 95%
Source: Inside Handy DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Source: Hardware-Mag.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Source: Android Geek PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 770% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; beautiful design; nice display.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/20/2020
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 G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G1 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 32 of the 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-1035G1: Ice Lake-based quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The CPU has four Sunnycove cores clocked at 1.0 GHz to 3.6 GHz that support Hyperthreading (8 threads). Furthermore, the SoC integrates a Intel UHD Graphics G1 graphics card and Wi-Fi 6 / Thunderbolt support. The chip is manufactured on the first-gen 10 nm Intel process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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).
81.67%: 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.
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