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LG Gram 16 (2021) in review: 1,200 grams, excellent battery life, 16:10 display

Light, quiet, and enduring. The featherlight 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. In addition, it has excellent battery life.
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With the Gram 16, LG delivers a slim, mobile office laptop, and with its weight of just under 1.2 kg, it also belongs to the lightweight category. In addition to the low weight, the 16-inch display in the 16:10 format is another one of the laptop's highlights.

Our database doesn't hold any direct contenders. Comparable laptops are usually cheaper and/or weigh more. The extended competition includes devices like the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver, the Huawei MateBook D 16, the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56, the Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ, and the Schenker Vision 15.

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LG Gram 16 (2021) (Gram Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, 60 W PL2 / Short Burst, 30 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs - 1600 MB, Core: 1300 MHz, dual-channel mode, 27.20.100.9466
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4X 4266, dual-channel mode, on-board, no memory slots
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel, LG Philips LP160WQ1-SPA1, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG, 1024 GB 
, 2 M.2-2280 slots (NVMe), 883 GB free
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined headset port, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.8 x 355.9 x 243.4 ( = 0.66 x 14.01 x 9.58 in)
Battery
80 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), MS Office 365 (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.19 kg ( = 41.98 oz / 2.62 pounds), Power Supply: 292 g ( = 10.3 oz / 0.64 pounds)
Price
1,799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.3 %
06/2021
LG Gram 16 (2021)
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg16.8 mm16.00"2560x1600
81.7 %
10/2020
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
1.3 kg15 mm15.60"1920x1080
86 %
04/2021
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
R5 4600H, Vega 6
1.7 kg18.4 mm16.10"1920x1080
81.4 %
02/2021
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1080
83.4 %
12/2020
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
1.8 kg16.1 mm15.60"1920x1080
87.7 %
12/2020
Schenker Vision 15
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.7 kg15 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - LG opts for a magnesium chassis

The silver-gray case of the Gram 16 is completely made of a magnesium alloy. LG goes for smooth, matte surfaces that are less susceptible to fingerprints. The sleek and elegant laptop doesn't feature any eye-catching design features. Moreover, the battery is firmly built into the device, and there is no maintenance hatch.

The laptop doesn't exhibit any manufacturing flaws. The gap dimensions are correct, and no material protrusions can be found. The lightweight and sophisticated construction has its price: The base unit and - to an even greater extent - the lid can be twisted. In addition, the back of the lid wobbles noticeably when pressure is applied. The hinges hold the screen firmly in position, but they allow it to rock back and forth. The maximum aperture angle is about 140 degrees, and a one-handed opening of the lid is possible.

The Gram weighs just under 1,200 grams and is consequently the lightest device in our comparison field. Only the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver has a similar weight. Despite its 16-inch display in the 16:10 format, the device is hardly any bigger than 15.6-inch laptops with 16:9 displays.

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Size comparison

369 mm / 14.5 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 18.4 mm / 0.724 inch 1.7 kg3.8 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 239 mm / 9.41 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 233.8 mm / 9.2 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs355.9 mm / 14 inch 243.4 mm / 9.58 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 228 mm / 8.98 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 1.7 kg3.66 lbs

Connectivity - Gram 16 with Thunderbolt 4

LG has equipped the 16-inch device with two USB-A ports (USB 3.2 Gen 1) and two USB-C ports (Thunderbolt 4/USB 4). The latter are used for power supply (Power Delivery) and/or as video outputs (DisplayPort via USB-C). As a result, the laptop offers three video outputs together with the HDMI output.

The ports are located in the rear areas of the right and left sides. The space next to the palm rest remains free of cables. However, the placement of the ports leaves room for criticism: It would've been better to put one USB-C port and one USB-A port on each side of the laptop. This would allow the power adapter to be plugged in on both sides - which is definitely an advantage when it comes to mobile devices.

Left side: HDMI, 2x Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), combo audio
Left side: HDMI, 2x Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), combo audio
Right side: Memory card reader (microSD), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), cable-lock slot
Right side: Memory card reader (microSD), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), cable-lock slot

SD card reader

The MicroSD memory card reader (reference card: 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC) is among the fastest representatives of its kind with maximum transfer rates of 78.6 MB/s (transferring 250 jpg image files of around 5 MB each) and 90.5 MB/s (copying large data blocks).

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
80 MB/s ∼100% +2%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
78.6 MB/s ∼98%
Average of class Office
  (17.7 - 194, n=85, last 2 years)
68.8 MB/s ∼86% -12%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
25 MB/s ∼31% -68%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
LG Gram 16 (2021)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
90.5 MB/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
89 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Average of class Office
  (17.2 - 201, n=83, last 2 years)
79.1 MB/s ∼87% -13%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
25.9 MB/s ∼29% -71%

Communication

The WLAN chip (Intel AX201) supports the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards and offers Bluetooth 5 functionality. The data rates determined under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) clearly lag behind the chip's potential. We believe this is due to a driver problem.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1614 (1316min - 1783max) MBit/s ∼100% +73%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1434 (1394min - 1508max) MBit/s ∼89% +54%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1422 (1330min - 1712max) MBit/s ∼88% +53%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=270)
1157 MBit/s ∼72% +24%
Average of class Office
  (54.8 - 1775, n=114, last 2 years)
944 MBit/s ∼58% +1%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
932 (463min - 990max) MBit/s ∼58%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
884 (449min - 951max) MBit/s ∼55% -5%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
670 (647min - 687max) MBit/s ∼42% -28%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1408 (1262min - 1435max) MBit/s ∼100% +112%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1328 (778min - 1391max) MBit/s ∼94% +100%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1306 (653min - 1347max) MBit/s ∼93% +97%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=270)
1247 MBit/s ∼89% +88%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1192 (1109min - 1450max) MBit/s ∼85% +80%
Average of class Office
  (60.8 - 1722, n=115, last 2 years)
1010 MBit/s ∼72% +52%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
902 (860min - 921max) MBit/s ∼64% +36%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
664 (646min - 684max) MBit/s ∼47%
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LG Gram 16 (2021) Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø664 (646-684)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1407 (1262-1435)
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1192 (1109-1450)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1328 (778-1391)
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø901 (860-921)
Schenker Vision 15 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1284 (653-1347)
LG Gram 16 (2021) Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø917 (463-990)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1614 (1316-1783)
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø869 (449-951)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1422 (1330-1712)
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø670 (647-687)
Schenker Vision 15 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1434 (1394-1508)

Webcam

The webcam (0.9 MP) generates images with a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. There are issues with color accuracy. With a color deviation of almost 13, the target (Delta E less than 3) is very clearly missed.

ColorChecker
17.9 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
26.5 ∆E
18 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
16 ∆E
22 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
19 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
7 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver: 15.98 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 26.47 ∆E
ColorChecker
14.7 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A: 13.99 ∆E min: 3.31 - max: 23.36 ∆E
ColorChecker
12.9 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
25.3 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
12 ∆E
10 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
19 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T: 13.79 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 25.25 ∆E
ColorChecker
12.3 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
14 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ: 13.77 ∆E min: 1.18 - max: 22.07 ∆E
ColorChecker
14.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
17 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
16 ∆E
13 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
ColorChecker LG Gram 16 (2021): 12.58 ∆E min: 1.2 - max: 23.48 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.4 ∆E
8 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
13 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
7 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
15 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
0 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker Vision 15: 8.52 ∆E min: 0 - max: 15.33 ∆E

Accessories

Besides the usual documents (warranty information, quick-start guide), the laptop comes with a transparent rubber cover to protect the keyboard.

Maintenance

There's no maintenance hatch, so that the interior is accessible after removing the bottom cover. A screw is hidden under each of the five rubber feet (glued), and three further screws are covered by small plates (glued). The latter were able to be removed with a small flathead screwdriver and the rubber feet with a plastic spatula.

After removing the screws, it's time to carefully (!) detach the bottom cover. The delicate base plate can be easily twisted. The left and right sides as well as the front can be loosened with a flat spatula. The back is secured with additional clamps that can be released by gently moving them around.

Interior of the LG Gram 16
Interior of the LG Gram 16

Warranty

LG grants the 16-incher a two-year warranty. Extending the warranty to three years costs about 50 Euros (~$61).

Input devices - The LG laptop provides keyboard backlighting

Keyboard

The flat, smooth keys of the backlit chiclet keyboard have a short travel and a very clear pressure point. We like the crisp resistance of the keys - a significant progress compared to the 2020 Gram models can be seen in this respect. Moreover, the keyboard bounces slightly during typing. The keyboard backlight (two brightness levels) is controlled using a function key. All in all, LG delivers a keyboard that is suitable for everyday use here.

Touchpad

The smooth surface of the multitouch-capable ClickPad (about 13.2 x 8.2 cm) makes it easy for fingers to glide on it. The pad also responds to inputs in the corners. It has a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Input devices of the Gram 16
Input devices of the Gram 16

Display - IPS panel in the 16:10 format

The brightness (309.2 cd/m²) and contrast (1,505:1) of the glossy 16-inch display (2560x1600 pixels) meet their respective targets - when plugged in. The maximum brightness decreases a bit on battery power. Good: The display doesn't show PWM flickering.

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding
315
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
302
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
323
cd/m²
312
cd/m²
302
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Philips LP160WQ1-SPA1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 331 cd/m² Average: 309.2 cd/m² Minimum: 20 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 284 cd/m²
Contrast: 1505:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.64 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 3.16
ΔE Greyscale 6.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
100% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
75.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
83.78% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
95.84% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.34
LG Gram 16 (2021)
LG Philips LP160WQ1-SPA1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
BOE0889, QLED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
N161HCA-EA3, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
LG Philips LGD065A, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Panda LM156LF-5L04, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Schenker Vision 15
BOE08F5, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
2%
-16%
-52%
-51%
-16%
Display P3 Coverage
95.84
99.05
3%
66.77
-30%
38.32
-60%
39.01
-59%
69.3
-28%
sRGB Coverage
99.8
99.88
0%
98.99
-1%
57.47
-42%
58.55
-41%
93.97
-6%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
83.78
87.33
4%
68.98
-18%
39.6
-53%
40.33
-52%
70.8
-15%
Response Times
-28%
17%
-12%
-11%
-66%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44 ?(19, 25)
49 ?(22, 27)
-11%
25 ?(16, 9)
43%
37 ?(19, 18)
16%
38 ?(19, 19)
14%
60 ?(29.2, 30.8)
-36%
Response Time Black / White *
20 ?(8, 12)
29 ?(15, 14)
-45%
22 ?(12, 10)
-10%
28 ?(16, 12)
-40%
27 ?(15, 12)
-35%
39 ?(19.2, 18.8)
-95%
PWM Frequency
2500 ?(30)
Screen
21%
17%
-13%
-32%
17%
Brightness middle
331
467
41%
352
6%
285
-14%
287
-13%
478
44%
Brightness
309
437
41%
330
7%
255
-17%
261
-16%
462
50%
Brightness Distribution
88
91
3%
89
1%
84
-5%
84
-5%
94
7%
Black Level *
0.22
0.27
-23%
0.28
-27%
0.325
-48%
0.51
-132%
0.27
-23%
Contrast
1505
1730
15%
1257
-16%
877
-42%
563
-63%
1770
18%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.64
3.39
27%
1.35
71%
4.23
9%
4.72
-2%
3.2
31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.82
6.27
36%
2.58
74%
7.94
19%
17.94
-83%
8.4
14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.16
3.75
-19%
3.74
-18%
2
37%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.9
2.17
69%
2.02
71%
2.51
64%
2.2
68%
4.5
35%
Gamma
2.34 94%
2.45 90%
2.49 88%
2.57 86%
2.51 88%
2.16 102%
CCT
7904 82%
6488 100%
6445 101%
6626 98%
6758 96%
6788 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
75.1
78
4%
63
-16%
36
-52%
37
-51%
63.1
-16%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
100
0%
99
-1%
57
-43%
58
-42%
93.6
-6%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-2% / 11%
6% / 10%
-26% / -20%
-31% / -33%
-22% / 1%

* ... smaller is better

The display shows a decent color reproduction out of the box, but it fails to meet the target with a color deviation of about 4.6 (Delta E less than 3). Nevertheless, the display doesn't suffer from a blue tint, and slight improvements can be achieved with a calibration. The color deviation drops to just under 3.2, and the grayscale levels are displayed in a more balanced way. The sRGB color space is covered by 100%, the AdobeRGB color space by 75%.

CalMan - ColorChecker
CalMan - ColorChecker
CalMan - Grayscales
CalMan - Grayscales
CalMan - Color saturation
CalMan - Color saturation
CalMan - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMan - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMan - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMan - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMan - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMan - Color saturation (calibrated)
Gram 16 vs. sRGB
Gram 16 vs. sRGB
Gram 16 vs. AdobeRGB
Gram 16 vs. AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 27 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 64 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17043 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The viewing-angle stable IPS panel can be read from any position. However, reading the screen outdoors is hardly possible. The glossy display surface usually prevents this.

The Gram 16 outdoors.
The Gram 16 outdoors.
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Tiger Lake on board

With the Gram 16, LG has a mobile 16-inch device in its lineup that offers more than enough computing power for office and Internet applications.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
 

Test conditions

The preinstalled LG Control Center allows choosing between three operating modes ("Silent", "Recommended", and "Performance") that have an impact on performance as well as on heat and noise development. We used the "Recommended" mode (PL1: 25 watts, PL2: 60 watts). We also ran some benchmarks with the "Performance" mode active (PL1: 28 watts, PL2: 60 watts). The "Recommended" mode is automatically activated after each computer reboot. 

Processor

The Core-i7-1165G7 quad-core processor (Tiger Lake) operates at a base clock speed of 2.8 GHz. An increase to 4.1 GHz (all four cores) and 4.7 GHz (one core) is possible via Turbo. Hyper-Threading (two threads per core) is supported as well.

The multithread test of the Cinebench R15 benchmark is briefly processed at 4.1 GHz. The clock rate then drops to between 2.9 and 3 GHz. Meanwhile, the single-thread tests are run at 1.7 to 4.7 GHz. The clock rates are significantly lower on battery power.

Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)

We verify if the CPU Turbo is also consistently used when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes.

High clock rates can only be maintained within the first minute. The clock speed then drops to a lower level. The "Performance" mode allows clock rates to increase a bit and ensures smoother performance development.

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LG Gram 16 (2021) Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø596 (474.78-805.25)
LG Gram 16 (2021) Intel Core i7-1165G7; Leistung: Ø690 (671.25-858.06)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø656 (607.23-685.84)
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ AMD Ryzen 5 4600H: Ø1378 (1362.03-1401.3)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø636 (630.73-668.34)
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø731 (710.18-922.13)
Schenker Vision 15 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø968 (957.88-1027.12)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (Performance mode)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (Performance mode)
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
205 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
805 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
100.77 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Help
Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1512 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1263 - 1534, n=44)
1429 Points ∼95% +9%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
1415 Points ∼94% +8%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1311 Points ∼87%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1303 Points ∼86% -1%
Average of class Office
  (208 - 1578, n=41, last 2 years)
1237 Points ∼82% -6%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1134 Points ∼75% -14%
CPU (Multi Core)
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
7713 Points ∼100% +66%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5156 Points ∼67% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (3773 - 6862, n=49)
5136 Points ∼67% +10%
Average of class Office
  (943 - 9653, n=41, last 2 years)
5121 Points ∼66% +10%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
5076 Points ∼66% +9%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4805 Points ∼62% +3%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4652 Points ∼60%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
585 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (471 - 588, n=66)
553 Points ∼95% +7%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
539 Points ∼92% +4%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
534 Points ∼91% +3%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
521 Points ∼89% +1%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
518 Points ∼89%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
454 Points ∼78% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
452 Points ∼77% -13%
Average of class Office
  (191 - 606, n=119, last 2 years)
448 Points ∼77% -14%
CPU (Multi Core)
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3219 Points ∼100% +74%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2001 Points ∼62% +8%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1999 Points ∼62% +8%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
1988 Points ∼62% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1285 - 2657, n=66)
1972 Points ∼61% +7%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1847 Points ∼57%
Average of class Office
  (159 - 3672, n=120, last 2 years)
1721 Points ∼53% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
1597 Points ∼50% -14%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1597 Points ∼50% -14%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
228 Points ∼100% +11%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
220 Points ∼96% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (158 - 230, n=60)
215 Points ∼94% +5%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
205 Points ∼90%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
198 Points ∼87% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
191 Points ∼84% -7%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
178 Points ∼78% -13%
Average of class Office
  (75 - 230, n=122, last 2 years)
175 Points ∼77% -15%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1401 (1362.03min - 1401.3max) Points ∼100% +74%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1027 (957.88min - 1027.12max) Points ∼73% +28%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
922 Points ∼66% +15%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
858 Points ∼61% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (599 - 1027, n=68)
855 Points ∼61% +6%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
805 Points ∼57%
Average of class Office
  (134 - 1614, n=126, last 2 years)
739 Points ∼53% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
688 (575.7min - 685.84max) Points ∼49% -15%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
668 (630.73min - 668.34max) Points ∼48% -17%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (302 - 3319, n=111, last 2 years)
797 Seconds * ∼100% -3%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
770.5 Seconds * ∼97%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
735 Seconds * ∼92% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
671.4 Seconds * ∼84% +13%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
661 Seconds * ∼83% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (468 - 958, n=65)
612 Seconds * ∼77% +21%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
578 Seconds * ∼73% +25%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
518 Seconds * ∼65% +33%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
349 Seconds * ∼44% +55%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5396 MIPS ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (4625 - 5507, n=65)
5209 MIPS ∼97% +2%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
5137 MIPS ∼95% 0%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5113 MIPS ∼95%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5099 MIPS ∼94% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
4981 MIPS ∼92% -3%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4846 MIPS ∼90% -5%
Average of class Office
  (2389 - 5565, n=111, last 2 years)
4442 MIPS ∼82% -13%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4428 MIPS ∼82% -13%
7z b 4
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
37660 MIPS ∼100% +69%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
26819 MIPS ∼71% +20%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
23940 MIPS ∼64% +7%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
23044 MIPS ∼61% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (15556 - 27405, n=65)
22979 MIPS ∼61% +3%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22300 MIPS ∼59%
Average of class Office
  (4963 - 43914, n=111, last 2 years)
20770 MIPS ∼55% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
19566 MIPS ∼52% -12%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
19022 MIPS ∼51% -15%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
1589 Points ∼100% +6%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1586 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1557 Points ∼98% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (882 - 1595, n=64)
1514 Points ∼95% +1%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1500 Points ∼94%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1397 Points ∼88% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
1245 Points ∼78% -17%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1648, n=107, last 2 years)
1172 Points ∼74% -22%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1118 Points ∼70% -25%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
5963 Points ∼100% +15%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5878 Points ∼99% +14%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
5793 Points ∼97% +12%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5163 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1821 - 5926, n=64)
5145 Points ∼86% 0%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5055 Points ∼85% -2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4629 Points ∼78% -10%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6502, n=107, last 2 years)
3979 Points ∼67% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
3486 Points ∼58% -32%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
9.8 fps ∼100% +74%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.58 fps ∼77% +35%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
6.43 fps ∼66% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1.39 - 8.47, n=65)
6.34 fps ∼65% +13%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.21 fps ∼63% +10%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.63 fps ∼57%
Average of class Office
  (1.15 - 11.1, n=110, last 2 years)
5.52 fps ∼56% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
5.15 fps ∼53% -9%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.13 fps ∼52% -9%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
67.9 s * ∼100% -48%
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 180, n=101, last 2 years)
61.3 s * ∼90% -34%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
59.5 s * ∼88% -30%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
49.7 s * ∼73% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (21.5 - 88.1, n=63)
48.6 s * ∼72% -6%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.9 s * ∼68%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.8 s * ∼67% -0%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
44.2 s * ∼65% +4%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
41 s * ∼60% +11%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.542 - 1.578, n=106, last 2 years)
0.692 sec * ∼100% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.646 sec * ∼93% -3%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.629 sec * ∼91% -1%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.625 sec * ∼90%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.607 sec * ∼88% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (0.552 - 1.002, n=65)
0.591 sec * ∼85% +5%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.571 sec * ∼83% +9%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.568 sec * ∼82% +9%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
0.568 sec * ∼82% +9%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The fast and smooth system offers more than enough performance for office and Internet applications. However, the laptop wasn't designed for sustained high load. Furthermore, the PCMark results are good. RAM (16 GB, LPDDR4X 4266, on-board) runs in dual-channel mode, and it's not possible to expand it.

RAM is soldered.
RAM is soldered.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4189 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4823 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
2431 points
PCMark 10 Score
4917 points
Help
PCMark 10
Score
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5306 Points ∼100% +8%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5158 Points ∼97% +5%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5110 Points ∼96% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4531 - 5454, n=42)
4967 Points ∼94% +1%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
4917 Points ∼93%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
4527 Points ∼85% -8%
Average of class Office
  (1900 - 5690, n=117, last 2 years)
4321 Points ∼81% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
3891 Points ∼73% -21%
Essentials
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10522 Points ∼100% +4%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
10149 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (8997 - 11505, n=42)
10058 Points ∼96% -1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
9282 Points ∼88% -9%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9123 Points ∼87% -10%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8930 Points ∼85% -12%
Average of class Office
  (4469 - 10608, n=117, last 2 years)
8678 Points ∼82% -14%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
8021 Points ∼76% -21%
Productivity
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8519 Points ∼100% +24%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7517 Points ∼88% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
7016 Points ∼82% +2%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
6888 Points ∼81%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6852 Points ∼80% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5570 - 7136, n=42)
6733 Points ∼79% -2%
Average of class Office
  (2917 - 9512, n=117, last 2 years)
6687 Points ∼78% -3%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
6234 Points ∼73% -9%
Digital Content Creation
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5330 Points ∼100% +15%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5283 Points ∼99% +14%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5165 Points ∼97% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4083 - 5550, n=42)
4922 Points ∼92% +7%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
4616 Points ∼87%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
4353 Points ∼82% -6%
Average of class Office
  (1270 - 5878, n=117, last 2 years)
3850 Points ∼72% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
2841 Points ∼53% -38%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5364 Points ∼100% +28%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4652 Points ∼87% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3769 - 5686, n=17)
4459 Points ∼83% +6%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
4189 Points ∼78%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4141 Points ∼77% -1%
Average of class Office
  (2142 - 5686, n=65, last 2 years)
3693 Points ∼69% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
3214 Points ∼60% -23%
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5681 Points ∼100% +134%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5317 Points ∼94% +119%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
5069 Points ∼89% +109%
Average of class Office
  (2431 - 5695, n=61, last 2 years)
4660 Points ∼82% +92%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3169 Points ∼56% +30%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2431 - 3221, n=15)
2940 Points ∼52% +21%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2431 Points ∼43%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web browsing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95), we didn't observe any irregularities with the DPC latencies. The system seems to be suitable for real-time video and audio editing.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7445.5 μs * ∼100% -1671%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
2816.9 μs * ∼38% -570%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1092.3 μs * ∼15% -160%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
721.8 μs * ∼10% -72%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
685.3 μs * ∼9% -63%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
420.3 μs * ∼6%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

LG installs an NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) from SK Hynix that has a storage capacity of 1 TB. Its transfer rates are good. Moreover, the laptop still has room for a second NVMe SSD.

An NVMe SSD serves as system drive. There is room for a second SSD.
An NVMe SSD serves as system drive. There is room for a second SSD.
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3452 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2513 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 759.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 669.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1748 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2521 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 47.14 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 204.2 MB/s
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Schenker Vision 15
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
Average SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-2%
2%
-18%
-14%
63%
1%
Write 4K
204.2
196.3
-4%
147
-28%
86.77
-58%
214.4
5%
238.1
17%
202 ?(199 - 204, n=2)
-1%
Read 4K
47.14
54.19
15%
65.47
39%
66.38
41%
58.5
24%
79.21
68%
51.5 ?(47.1 - 55.9, n=2)
9%
Write Seq
2521
2194
-13%
2680
6%
1851
-27%
1678
-33%
4138.8
64%
2481 ?(2441 - 2521, n=2)
-2%
Read Seq
1748
2508
43%
2556
46%
1707
-2%
1648
-6%
4132.9
136%
1844 ?(1748 - 1939, n=2)
5%
Write 4K Q32T1
669.1
423.8
-37%
413.4
-38%
542.2
-19%
643.9
-4%
696.88
4%
650 ?(631 - 669, n=2)
-3%
Read 4K Q32T1
759.7
547.3
-28%
500
-34%
588.9
-22%
599.8
-21%
757.59
0%
732 ?(704 - 760, n=2)
-4%
Write Seq Q32T1
2513
2705
8%
2978
19%
1960
-22%
1760
-30%
5187.1
106%
2540 ?(2513 - 2566, n=2)
1%
Read Seq Q32T1
3452
3405
-1%
3567
3%
2227
-35%
1853
-46%
7117
106%
3452 ?(3451 - 3452, n=2)
0%
AS SSD
-40%
-16%
-25%
-44%
41%
-1%
Seq Read
2807.81
2901
3%
2829.45
1%
2022.79
-28%
1753.96
-38%
5427.2
93%
2891 ?(2808 - 2975, n=2)
3%
Seq Write
2344.77
2289
-2%
2422.71
3%
1780.71
-24%
1566.75
-33%
3886.1
66%
1803 ?(1261 - 2345, n=2)
-23%
4K Read
50.15
46.57
-7%
42.06
-16%
61.89
23%
52.97
6%
72.89
45%
50.1 ?(50 - 50.2, n=2)
0%
4K Write
138.57
137.07
-1%
126.1
-9%
128.68
-7%
167.86
21%
219.34
58%
153 ?(139 - 168, n=2)
10%
4K-64 Read
1583.72
771.57
-51%
1481.11
-6%
903.69
-43%
586.35
-63%
2208.94
39%
1561 ?(1539 - 1584, n=2)
-1%
4K-64 Write
1687.28
1244.84
-26%
2008.92
19%
975.91
-42%
857.61
-49%
2265.2
34%
1602 ?(1517 - 1687, n=2)
-5%
Access Time Read *
0.035
0.142
-306%
0.079
-126%
0.097
-177%
0.033
6%
0.0355 ?(0.035 - 0.036, n=2)
-1%
Access Time Write *
0.028
0.028
-0%
0.029
-4%
0.031
-11%
0.038
-36%
0.02
29%
0.027 ?(0.026 - 0.028, n=2)
4%
Score Read
1915
1108
-42%
1806
-6%
1168
-39%
815
-57%
2825
48%
1901 ?(1886 - 1915, n=2)
-1%
Score Write
2060
1611
-22%
2377
15%
1283
-38%
1182
-43%
2873
39%
1936 ?(1811 - 2060, n=2)
-6%
Score Total
4934
3266
-34%
5087
3%
3053
-38%
2421
-51%
7069
43%
4757 ?(4579 - 4934, n=2)
-4%
Copy ISO MB/s
1851.83
1597.33
-14%
1358.46
-27%
1476.61
-20%
2775.26
50%
1681 ?(1510 - 1852, n=2)
-9%
Copy Program MB/s
703.8
494.78
-30%
407.08
-42%
495.32
-30%
662.41
-6%
827 ?(704 - 950, n=2)
18%
Copy Game MB/s
1329.15
878.94
-34%
917.71
-31%
719.42
-46%
1655
25%
1400 ?(1329 - 1470, n=2)
5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-21% / -27%
-7% / -10%
-22% / -22%
-29% / -33%
52% / 49%
0% / -0%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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LG Gram 16 (2021) Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG: Ø2163 (175.81-3430.73)
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-512GB: Ø3264 (724-3421.71)
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø3537 (3391.72-3547.12)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD: Ø986 (912.89-988.93)
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8: Ø1582 (1470.73-1612.21)
Schenker Vision 15 Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW: Ø6732 (5883.54-6763.42)

Graphics card

Intel's Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs GPU supports DirectX 12 and reaches an operating clock speed of up to 1,300 MHz. The 3DMark results are at a normal level for this GPU. However, "Performance" mode doesn't cause an immediate increase in graphics performance. Only under prolonged load does it have an impact by ensuring a constant and high level of performance. Our The Witcher 3 test illustrates this well.

Fire Strike (plugged in)
Fire Strike (plugged in)
Fire Strike (plugged in, Performance mode)
Fire Strike (plugged in, Performance mode)
Fire Strike (battery power)
Fire Strike (battery power)
Night Raid
Night Raid
Wild Life
Wild Life
Wild Life Extreme
Wild Life Extreme
3DMark 11 Performance
5901 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
15457 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
5103 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1794 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6971 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4841 - 7090, n=64)
6432 Points ∼92% +2%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6332 Points ∼91% 0%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6305 Points ∼90%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
5192 Points ∼74% -18%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4505 Points ∼65% -29%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
4352 Points ∼62% -31%
Average of class Office
  (599 - 11538, n=118, last 2 years)
3844 Points ∼55% -39%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
30016 Points ∼100% +1%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
29609 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (19487 - 38040, n=55)
27301 Points ∼91% -8%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
24967 Points ∼83% -16%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
23044 Points ∼77% -22%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
21604 Points ∼72% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
20725 Points ∼69% -30%
Average of class Office
  (3280 - 30980, n=98, last 2 years)
16303 Points ∼54% -45%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5759 Points ∼100% +2%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
5659 Points ∼98% 0%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5654 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3113 - 5909, n=70)
4930 Points ∼86% -13%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4364 Points ∼76% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
3485 Points ∼61% -38%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
3263 Points ∼57% -42%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H