LG Gram 17 (2023): The lightweight laptop delivers a long battery life
With the Gram 17, LG offers a slim, mobile office laptop that weighs barely 1,350 grams (~2.98 lb) despite its 17-inch format and can thus be considered an ultra-lightweight laptop. The manufacturer uses a very light build, with the case being made from a magnesium alloy and its insides only containing what is absolutely necessary.
The Core i7-1360P processor used here delivers sufficient performance for Internet and office applications, and it also allows playing computer games that are not very demanding. However, it is not designed for constant high loads. While it responds to brief peak loads with a lot of computing performance, the clock speed has to be throttled under longer loads. Its conservative power limits are noticeable here.
The CPU is accompanied by 16 GB of working memory (LPDDR5-5200, dual-channel mode, onboard), and it is not possible to expand the working memory. While the 1-TB storage space of the very fast PCIe 4 SSD should be sufficient in most cases, the laptop also offers space for a second PCIe 4 SSD.
A 80-Wh battery ensures a realistic battery life of around 11 to 14 hours. Two USB-C connections (Thunderbolt 4/USB 4) provide power to the laptop (via Power Delivery) and are also able to output a DisplayPort signal. Together with the HDMI port, the laptop offers a total of three video outputs.
The matte 17-inch display in the work-friendly 16:10 format offers a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. The brightness and contrast meet their respective target values. They are accompanied by stable viewing angles, short response times, and a good color space coverage, with the panel covering the DCI-P3 color space almost entirely.
You can find additional information and many benchmark results in our detailed review of the LG Gram 17 (2023).