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LG Gram 16 (2021): 16:10 display, room for two NVMe SSDs, Thunderbolt 4/USB 4

LG Gram 16 (2021) in review: 1,200 grams, excellent battery life, 16:10 display
LG Gram 16 (2021) in review: 1,200 grams, excellent battery life, 16:10 display
The featherweight LG Gram 16 scores points with a Tiger Lake processor, Thunderbolt 4/USB 4, room for two NVMe SSDs, and a 16-inch display in the 16:10 format. This is complemented by excellent battery life.
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With the Gram 16, LG delivers a slim and mobile office laptop that belongs to the lightweight category with a weight of just under 1,200 grams. This is achieved by a consistently low-weight construction: The case is made of a magnesium alloy, and only the most necessary components are found inside the laptop.

The well-rounded port selection consists of two USB-A ports (USB 3.2 Gen 1) and two USB-C ports (Thunderbolt 4/USB 4). The latter serve as power supply connections (Power Delivery) and/or video outputs (DisplayPort via USB-C). As a result, the laptop has three video outputs together with the HDMI output.

A Core i7-1165G7 processor, 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode, on-board, not expandable), and a 1 TB NVMe SSD equip the laptop for all common usage scenarios. Moreover, it's possible to install a second NVMe SSD. The device operates quietly over the entire load range.

The 16:10 display (2560x1600 pixels, IPS) scores points with good contrast, stable viewing angles, decent color reproduction, and good color-space coverage (sRGB: 100%). The display's brightness value meets the target - but only when the device is plugged in. The maximum brightness drops a bit on battery power. Unfortunately, LG has used a panel with a reflective surface.

An 80 Wh battery provides practical runtimes of around 15 to 20 hours (display brightness set to around 150 cd/m²). At full display brightness, one battery charge is enough for a Wi-Fi runtime of just under 9 hours - many other office laptops are unable to reach such a value even at reduced brightness.

Further information and many benchmark results are available in our review of the LG Gram 16 (2021).

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 820 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 409 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Sascha Mölck, 2021-06- 8 (Update: 2021-06- 8)