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LG Gram 15Z960

Specifications

LG Gram 15Z960
LG Gram 15Z960 (Gram Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1000 g ( = 35.27 oz / 2.2 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

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Average Score: 70.83% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 75%, features: 85%, display: - % mobility: 90%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the LG Gram 15Z960

80% An unbelievably light 15-inch notebook
Source: Hardware Zone English
To sum up, the new 15-inch LG Gram is a design and engineering achievement for 15-inch notebooks. It might not be perfect, but to build a 15-inch notebook that’s so light and portable is truly remarkable. If you have been put off from 15-inch notebooks just because they are too bulky and heavy, you’ll definitely want to give the new Gram 15 a try. For such a game-changing effort for the 15-inch notebook industry, we're awarding the LG Gram 15 our Innovation Award.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 75% features: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
LG gram 15 (Core i5, 2016)
Source: PC Mag English
The LG gram-15Z960-A.AA52U1 ($1,099.99 as tested) is a midrange ultraportable notable for its record-setting light weight. Despite the 15-inch display, it weighs just over two pounds, lighter than many smaller laptops, without compromising the large screen or performance. There's a wide variety of connectivity options and battery life is good, but aspects of the design do suffer given the tight build. The overall construction is a bit flimsy, an issue we experienced with the smaller version of this laptop, the LG gram 14$927.49 at Amazon. The 15-inch version has more positives than the gram 14, and a better price, but the lackluster chassis and keyboard quality still hold the system back.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2016
75% LG Gram 15
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
It's rare that we review a laptop that's unlike everything else on the market. The Samsung Notebook 9 comes pretty close, and the 12" MacBook might if it weren't so small. That makes it hard to offer many points of direct comparison, or to say where the LG Gram 15 fits in the grand scheme of things. I will say that this is a harbinger of laptops of the future--they will continue to get lighter as material science evolves.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
LG Gram 15 review: This laptop is beyond ultraportable
Source: Greenbot English
You can pack LG's latest laptop with its charger and still have less weight in your bag than with a 13-inch ultraportable.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/07/2016
80% You won't find a more portable 15-inch laptop
Source: PC World English
That said, manufacturers don’t often cater to those of us who consider each ounce that goes into our bags. Nothing like the Gram 15 has existed before, and I think it’s very uncertain whether an improved version of it will in the future. Machines like this are incredibly rare. This is as good as an extremely ultraportable gets for now—though if Samsung’s 15-inch Notebook 9 is an indication, perhaps there’s a slim chance of even better times ahead.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% LG Gram 15 Z960
Source: Digital Trends English
The more you look into the LG Gram 15, the more you realize that prioritizing weight does not come without cost. LG could have offered a quad-core processor in this laptop, but that would have cut back on battery life. They could have included a bigger battery to compensate for that, but that would have made the laptop heavier.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% LG Gram 15
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Gram 15 is a halo product—it’s designed to attract attention, which LG needs as a new entrant into the U.S. market, and as cutthroat as it is. And it'll be hard to ignore: This 15.6-inch notebook weighs an unbelievably light 2.16 pounds, under half of what most notebooks this size tend to register on the scale. Most people we handed the Gram 15 to couldn’t believe it was a real notebook. It's that light.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% LG Gram 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
The lightest 15-inch laptop we've ever seen (by a wide margin), the LG Gram 15 is an impressive feat of engineering. The $1,100 model we tested offers solid Core i5 performance and a beautiful display, but its magnesium-alloy body has too much flex, and its battery life doesn't measure up to competing notebooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Hands on: LG Gram 15 review
Source: Techradar English
The LG Gram 15 is without a doubt the lightest 15-inch laptop in the world, but I'm concerned that too much may have sacrificed in order to hit this headline point. The flimsy screen is inadmissible by today's build quality standards, and the lack of a battery life figure isn't encouraging either.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/09/2016
Hands-on with the stunning Windows 10 MacBook Air rival
Source: PC Advisor English
When it ships, the LG gram 15 will come with Windows 10 pre-installed but we’re missing the all-important price so stay tuned. At 980g the LG gram 15 is crazily light for a full-size laptop and the specs are pretty decent, too. However, we’re waiting to see how much it costs and the display is worryingly bendy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2016

Comment

Model: The LG Gram 15Z960 features a premium ultra-slim laptop design to captivate users with its capabilities and looks. Made from magnesium alloy, the chassis is extremely rigid and durable. The entire device is finished in silk texturing with nice haptics. The high-quality hinges allow the screen to rotate smoothly. With a weight of just 980 g and a height of 1.68 cm (0.66 inch), the LG Gram 15Z960's proportions are almost unrealistic and the display is almost borderless. The 15.6 inch IPS LCD panel features an FHD resolution. Users will certainly enjoy the its sharpness and color richness.

Audio quality is equally impressive with the stereo setup from DTS Sound and a Wolfson DAC. The LG Gram 15Z960 sports an Intel Core i7-5500U processor clocked at 2.4 GHz, 8 GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, an Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU and a 256 GB SSD for fast transfer speeds. Other features found on the laptop are dual-band WiFi, a card reader, Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI out, two USB 3.0 ports and a 1.3 MP webcam. The LG Gram 15Z960 comes with a 2-cell lithium polymer battery rated at 4555 mAh for excellent battery life.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake 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.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6":

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.

1 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).


70.83%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

 

LG Gram 15Z960-G.AA7WB
HD Graphics 520

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-01- 8 (Update: 2016-01- 8)