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LG Gram 16Z90Q

Specifications

LG Gram 16Z90Q
LG Gram 16Z90Q (Gram Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1260P 12 x 1.5 - 4.7 GHz, 43 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1400 MHz, Memory: 2600 MHz, LPDDR5, 31.0.101.1999
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5-5200 onboard
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, LG LP160WQ1-SPB2 (LGD06EB), IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, NVMe-SSD M.2-2280
Soundcard
Intel Alder Point-M/P PCH - HD Audio
Connections
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: 1 Combined (Headset/Mic), Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.8 x 354 x 242 ( = 0.66 x 13.94 x 9.53 in)
Battery
80 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: Full HD IR
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 1.5 W, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65-W power supply, LG Smart Assistant, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds), Power Supply: 238 g ( = 8.4 oz / 0.52 pounds)
Price
1300 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.77% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 72%, features: 67%, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the LG Gram 16Z90Q

86.6% LG Gram 16 (2022) Laptop review: Lightweight device with stability issues | Notebookcheck
The 2021 version of the LG Gram 16 received a good rating from us last year. As part of its 2022 update, LG has dealt with one of our major points of criticism: the reflective display. Find out what else is new in our detailed review.
80% LG Gram 16 (16Z90Q) review: 2.5 pounds and 13 hours of battery life?!
Source: Laptop Mag English
If your laptop wish list includes a big screen, a thin-and-light chassis, and long battery life, I might have told you to keep dreaming in years past, but the Gram 16 checks all of those boxes in bold. While it comes up just shy of qualifying for our laptops with the best battery life, the fact that it does so at just 2.5 pounds with a 16-inch display and a powerful core i7 CPU is nothing short of astounding. The Gram 16 should earn a spot among our best ultrabooks and best 16-inch laptops, but a few things keep me from elevating it even further. The display brightness is merely good enough, not great. The audio quality from the bottom-firing speakers is similarly fine, but not notable. Finally, while I appreciate the full keyboard with a number pad, the slightly cramped keys can be irritating and would take a little time to adjust to.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG Gram 16 review: The Superleggera laptop is now on offer over Black Friday
Source: Expert Reviews English
If weight, or rather the lack of it, is your premier concern, then no laptop on the market can deliver as much screen and performance for the same number of grams. The only fly in the ointment is the rather high price. Otherwise, LG really has done a very, very good job of building a proper large-screen, lightweight laptop with decent performance, a full-sized keyboard, a great sound system and a generous selection of ports. It’s an achievement too easy to get blasé about.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% LG Gram 16 (2022) laptop review
Source: Techradar English
The LG Gram 16 (2022) has evolved to become a formidable rival to well established rivals like the Apple MacBook Air and the Dell XPS 13. It surpasses both in terms of portability while delivering extra visual real estate, something that will appeal to creatives, number crunchers and other professionals.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

60% Review LG Gram 16 2022 - Lichtgewicht met groot scherm
Source: Diskidee.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
100% LG Gram 16Z90Q-G.AA76N
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%

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.


i7-1260P: An upper mid-range Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This 28 W SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. Core i7-1260P's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. This 12th Gen CPU runs at 1.5 GHz to 4.7 GHz and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features. Last but not the least, Core i7-1260P has a built-in 96 EU Iris Xe GPU, not unlike certain 11th Gen Tiger Lake-UP3 processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.00":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


LG:

LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of LG Group. It is a South Korean company and was founded as Goldstar Co, Ltd, in 1958. The group offers products in the fields of information technology, consumer electronics and mobile communications, and home appliances. LG Electronics is the world's third largest home appliance manufacturer. As a notebook manufacturer, LG only became known to a wider audience in the German-speaking market in 2005. After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. The product range includes OLED, LED/LCD and plasma TVs, home theater systems, Blu-ray players as well as audio and video players. 


82.77%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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Stefan Hinum, 2023-01-11 (Update: 2023-01-11)