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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.

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, 2021-06- 8 (Update: 2021-06- 8)