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LG Gram 16 (2021)

Specifications

LG Gram 16 (2021)
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 VRAM, Core: 1300 MHz, dual-channel mode, 27.20.100.9466
Memory
16 GB 
, 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

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.55% - average
Average of 17 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 74%, features: 64%, display: 72% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the LG Gram 16 (2021)

86.3% LG Gram 16 (2021) in review: 1,200 grams, excellent battery life, 16:10 display | Notebookcheck
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.
85% LG Gram 16Z90P (2021)
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% LG Gram 16Z90P, análisis: ligero y autónomo
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 75% mobility: 100% workmanship: 75%
84% Recensione LG Gram 16 2021
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 75% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% LG Gram 16Z90P-G.AA75N (Windows 10 Home) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG Gram 16Z90P-G.AA75N Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG Gram 16Z90P-G.AA75N Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Test LG Gram 16Z90P : Un MacBook Air avec Windows par LG
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 90%
78% Test du LG Gram 16 : un 16 pouces qui se soulève à 1 doigt
Source: Presse Citron French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Test LG Gram 16 : 1190 grammes de bonheur ?
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Test du LG Gram 16Z90P : un ultraportable confortable et poids plume à l'écran géant
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 100% mobility: 80%
70% Test LG Gram 16 : un ultra léger ultra autonome, avec quelques défauts ?
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
00% Test LG gram : un poids plume chez les ultrabooks 16 pouces
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 00%
60% Test LG Gram 16 (16Z90P) : un PC portable de 16 pouces au poids plume
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
80% Test LG Gram 16 : un PC grand écran léger et endurant parfait pour la mobilité
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Test LG Gram 16 : le 16 pouces le plus léger et autonome
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
LG Gram 16 : prise en main du PC grand écran et poids plume certifié Intel Evo
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Light weight; large screen; comfortable keyboard; numeric keypad; decent performance; long battery life. Negative: Poor display; weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/15/2020
Обзор ноутбука LG gram 16Z90P: инструмент без лишних граммов
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; great connectivity. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2021
LG Gram 16 - laptop nhỏ gọn đạt 'chuẩn Intel EVO'
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; big screen; powerful hardware; high performance; great connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2022
80% LG Gram 16 review și teste (2021 Gram 16 16Z90P)
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG Gram 16″ review: cel mai „mic” laptop mare
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Big screen; high performance; decent autonomy; good ergonomics; great display. Negative: No SD card reader.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2021

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 Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

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.


i7-1165G7: An upper mid-range, quad-core processor of Tiger Lake product family. The i7 is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops; it is manufactured on Intel's second-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin. The CPU cores run at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). This i7 features the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe G7 iGPU; it was the second-fastest CPU of TGL-UP3 line-up when Intel initially launched the series in 2020.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.00":

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.


1.19 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).


74.55%: 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.

 

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