LG Gram 17 17Z90N-V.AA77G
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Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the LG Gram 17 17Z90N-V.AA77G
With the Gram 17 17Z90N, LG delivers a feather-light 17-inch laptop that offers a display in the 16:10 format. The rest of the equipment is also fitting: Ice Lake processor, NVMe SSD, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), and Thunderbolt 3. All this is accompanied by outstanding battery life.
Source: PC Quest
Having a large 17-inch screen, the laptop has good design ethics and perfect for mobility. With a good combination of hardware and giant 80-Wh battery, LG Gram is a good choice for frequent travellers but comes at a higher price point.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80%
Source: Tom's Guide
The LG Gram 17 from last year was a step in the right direction, but the 2020 model feels like a step backwards (though not to an extreme degree). All criticisms aside, the two main selling points of this machine are extreme portability (at just 2.98 pounds) and a large, vivid screen. And the LG Gram 17 excels in both of these departments.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
Last year's Gram 17 was a breath of fresh air. After years of struggling to make a viable ultra-lightweight laptop, LG had finally turned a corner. Unfortunately, the latest model feels like a step in the wrong direction. Yes, the Gram 17 has an unbelievably lightweight chassis (3 pounds) and the large 17-inch panel is as sharp and colorful as you'd expect from LG.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; high mobility; powerful hardware; high performance; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2021
Source: HDblog.it IT→EN
Positive: Large display; excellent battery life; nice trackpad; Thunderbolt 3 port. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2020
LG has introduced its latest venture, a feather-light 17-inch laptop: the LG Gram 17 17Z90N-V.AA77G. While most other 17-inch laptops feel like big, bulky loads that are more burdensome to lug around than their worth, this one definitely has thin and light written all over it. Essentially, the Gram 17 is an impressive laptop with all the tools for productivity that one would need, along with a portability to crave for, and all this for a much lower price than the competition. This laptop is an absolutely ideal laptop for business trips and personal travels due to its portability, improving the overall user experience. As far as the design is concerned, the Gram 17 does not have any exceptional features at first glance, except for a simple dark grey design with the word “gram” etched on top. In fact, it would not be a surprise if the laptop was described as unattractive. The real strength of the design can only be known when it is lifted. The LG Gram 17 is the lightest 17-inch laptop out there, touting a weight of just 2.95 lbs, which makes it 0.07 pounds lighter than the considerably smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro. Apart from that, it should be noted that with a dimension of 15.0 x 10.5 x 0.7 inches, it is only slightly bigger than the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
In terms of connectivity, there is a decent assortment of ports on this laptop, including three USB-3.1 ports and a Thunderbolt 3 port that supports charging. There is also a headphone jack, an HDMI port and a micro-SD port. Apart from that, it also comes with a USB-3.1 adapter for RJ45 Ethernet. As for the keyboard, it has a nice tactile feel, good bounce and decent travel, which makes it rather comfortable to be used for productivity. The trackpad works well and has a bit more give than expected. There is also a fingerprint reader on the power button that is absolutely reliable. In terms of its display, the LG Gram 17 has been equipped with a QHD (2560x1600) IPS LCD display. In addition, it should be noted that the laptop has a 17-inch display with a 15.6-inch form factor boasting a 16:10 aspect ratio. This essentially gives the users an even bigger canvas while boosting overall productivity. Overall, the screen delivers incredibly beautiful picture quality with 359 nits of brightness.
While the Intel Core i7-8565U processor within the Gram 17 may seem outdated, it is definitely powerful enough for productivity. However, with an Intel UHD Graphics 620 as the GPU, the laptop can barely support anything resembling the current AAA games. As for the battery, LG claims that the 72Wh battery within this model can boast up to 19.5 hours of battery life. Overall, it is definitely a great portable laptop to be explored, depending on the need and choice of the users.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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 Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1065G7: Ice Lake-based quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores are clocked at 1.3 GHz to 3.9 GHz and should offer 18% more IPC (instructions per clock) than the previous generations (and therefore partly close the clock speed gap). Produced on first-gen 10 nm Intel process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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).
76.3%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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