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LG Gram 15Z980-A.AAS7U1

Specifications

LG Gram 15Z980-A.AAS7U1
LG Gram 15Z980-A.AAS7U1 (Gram Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-8550U 4 x 1.8 - 4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 2400MHz - 8 GB x 2
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
SSD: 2 x 512GB
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD, USB 3.0 Type-C
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.78 x 358.1 x 228.6 ( = 0.7 x 14.1 x 9 in)
Battery
72 Wh Lithium-Ion, 7.7V, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 16 h
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.095 kg ( = 38.63 oz / 2.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1700 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 90%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the LG Gram 15Z980-A.AAS7U1

100% LG Gram 15 Review: Light touch
Source: Toptenreviews English
It's not cheap, but the Gram squares the circle of full-size screen, all-day battery and low weight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
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%
85% LG gram review: The lightest 15.6-inch laptop doesn't make compromises
Source: Neowin English
The LG gram is a laptop that I can recommend to just about anyone. The groups that are excluded from this are those that need gaming, video editing, or those that need a convertible. If you're in the market for a premium clamshell laptop that's engineered for productivity, super-light, and won't break on you, look no further than the LG gram.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% LG gram 15 (15Z980)
Source: PC Mag English
The LG gram 15 is a super-lightweight laptop that offers excellent battery life and powerful performance in a featherweight package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands-on with the updated for 2018 LG gram notebooks
Source: Hardware Zone English
However, the pricier Core i7 model’s USB-C port is also a Thunderbolt 3 port. So if Thunderbolt 3 is a priority for you, it is worth nothing that this particular gram 15 model is the only notebook in the lineup to have a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2018
86% LG Gram 15 (2018) review:
Source: CNet English
If lightweight, all-day battery life and a large screen size are your top must-haves for your next laptop, the LG Gram 15 is worth the expense.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
LG Gram 15Z980 review: It's rich and thin, and its battery doesn't stop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The 15-inch LG Gram isn't the fastest 8th-generation quad-core laptop we've tested, but it's certainly one of the lightest, and its stellar battery life makes up for its modest performance shortfalls. The Gram's cramped keyboard takes getting used to, however, and budget-conscious laptop shoppers may balk at the $2,000 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2018
80% LG Gram 15Z980 review: It's rich and thin, and its battery doesn't stop
Source: PC World English
The 15-inch LG Gram isn't the fastest 8th-generation quad-core laptop we've tested, but it's certainly one of the lightest, and its stellar battery life makes up for its modest performance shortfalls. The Gram's cramped keyboard takes getting used to, however, and budget-conscious laptop shoppers may balk at the $2,000 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG gram 15 (2018) review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The LG gram 15 might look and feel the same as before but comes with a number of upgrades including 8th-gen Intel, more storage, a fingerprint scanner and Thunderbolt 3. It's amazingly light and offers excellent battery life too. However, all of this comes at a very high price (especially in the UK) and you can get similar packages at much lower cost with laptops like the Microsoft Surface Laptop and Lenovo Yoga 920.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

LG gram 2018 - laptop 15 inch siêu nhẹ, pin một ngày
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; big screen; nice display; metal case; long battery life; fast charging; support USB-C; nice connectivity. Negative: Mediocre design; high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2018

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.


i5-8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» 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.


1.095 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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).


84.43%: 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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UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 1.8 kg
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UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 1.8 kg
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Acer Chromebook 715 CB715-1WT-33NB
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UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.8 kg
Huawei Matebook D 15 (2018)
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U, 1.9 kg
MSI Modern 15 A10M-088XES
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.6 kg
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Lenovo ThinkPad E15, i5-10210U
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UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.8 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-04- 2 (Update: 2018-04- 2)