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LG Gram 17 (2024) laptop review - Small improvements and a new Core Ultra 7

Out of its teething troubles? LG's new Gram has stayed true to the series. From the outside, barely anything has changed about the slim 17-inch device. On the inside, a Meteor Lake processor now powers the laptop. However, LG has quietly and secretly eliminated a few of the points of criticism which we raised about our test device's predecessors.
LG Gram 17 (2024)

In 2024, LG continues to offer the Gram 17 with updated hardware. This year, its Intel Core i7 has been swapped out for a Core Ultra 7. We already concluded during our first tests from December 2023 that the new APU is a lot more versatile thanks to its Arc iGPU and an NPU. As a result, the latest version of the Acer Swift Go, for example, benefitted from a big boost in performance. The LG Gram profits from the new Intel processor, too. However, LG hasn't given the Core Ultra 7 155H as much room—or wattage—to play with as other manufacturers have. 

Aside from a new processor, we could barely see any other updates on the lightest 17-inch laptop with the naked eye. LG has seemed to identify little need for improvement. Adjustments in its keyboard, touchpad, webcam and case can only be seen upon closer inspection or in direct comparison. This means that since 2021, the LG Gram 17's design has remained practically unchanged.

LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G (Gram 17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 16 x 3.8 - 4.8 GHz, 44 W PL2 / Short Burst, 22 W PL1 / Sustained, Meteor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
Display
17.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 178 PPI, LG Display LP170WQ1-SPF2, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Meteor Lake-U/P/H PCH
Soundcard
Intel Meteor Lake-U/P/H PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Headset jack, 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 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.1 x 375 x 259 ( = 0.71 x 14.76 x 10.2 in)
Battery
77 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: FullHD
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.339 kg ( = 47.23 oz / 2.95 pounds), Power Supply: 152 g ( = 5.36 oz / 0.34 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

As is so often the case in our reviews of the LG Gram, it is very difficult to find fitting comparison devices—as the lightweight laptop practically has no direct competitors. When it comes to its size-to-weight ratio, the laptop is totally unique. Aside from the Gram, our database of 17-inch laptops only includes gaming laptops. Nevertheless, we have still managed to select an exciting range of comparison devices. Last year, we even tested an LG Gram 17 with an Nvidia RTX 2050. Due to the Arc iGPU's high performance, you cannot help but ask the question of whether entry-level dGPUs are even worth acquiring nowadays. The Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra features a dGPU, too—however, its RTX 4050 is the latest generation from Nvidia. The HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng and the MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US, on the other hand, show where performance can go on Intel's newest processors if you give them more power to work with.

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87 %
04/2024
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
1.3 kg18.1 mm17.00"2560x1600
86.4 %
03/2023
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
1.4 kg17.8 mm17.00"2560x1600
90.4 %
03/2024
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg17 mm16.00"2880x1800
91.4 %
02/2024
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
1.9 kg19.8 mm16.00"2880x1800
88.1 %
12/2023
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
1.6 kg19.1 mm16.00"2560x1600
12/2023
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
1.3 kg14.9 mm14.00"2880x1800

Case - Three Shades of Gray

LG has stayed true to itself, with the lightweight 17-inch laptop hardly showing any visual differences. Aside from its color compared to the previously tested Gram 17, the only change we noticed is that this model's webcam no longer sits within a notch above the display. Next to the 17-inch model, LG also offers a 16-inch version of the Gram. The laptop can be had in black, white and gray. Our test device features a pleasant gray shade. Its paint finish is durable and in combination with the case's magnesium alloy, it makes for a nice surface. 

As usual, the LG Gram feels a little fragile, but the lightweight laptop can sure take a beating. If you press the middle of the keyboard, it yields slightly. The laptop is a lot more flexible along the frame surrounding the display. The display itself can be twisted slightly as well. We previously haven't noted this to cause any limitations or damage in everyday use, however. When storing the laptop, you might want to make sure to pay special attention to keeping its screen and keyboard cleaner than you perhaps would on other laptops. We noticed that grease stains left on the keyboard can also be transferred onto the screen. This leads us to worry that dust and dirt may damage or scratch the display surface if the keyboard presses on it when the laptop is stored away in your backpack.

LG has now gone so far as to subject the laptop to several tests in accordance with MIL-STD-810H. The laptop has passed seven more or less meaningful tests. The Gram 17 can withstand exposure to low pressure, high and low temperatures, salt spray and dust. It can withstand strong vibrations, shocks and high drops—at least in its shipping box. After completing all the tests which were carried out by a renowned laboratory, the laptop still worked.

LG Gram 17 (2024)
LG Gram 17 (2024)
LG Gram 17 (2024)
LG Gram 17 (2024)
LG Gram 17 (2024)
LG Gram 17 (2024)
LG Gram 17 (2024)
LG Gram 17 (2024)
LG Gram other color variants

The LG Gram 17 isn't even two centimetres thick. At 17 mm, only the Galaxy Book4 Ultra is thinner. In turn, none of the 16-inch devices in our comparison are lighter than our test sample. Only the Acer Swift Go 14 can keep up with the lightness, also weighing 1.3 kg—but with a much smaller screen and case. However, since LG is discontinuing the smaller model variants of the Gram, the Swift Go 14 could prove to be an alternative for all those who prefer a smaller laptop.

Size comparison

380.2 mm / 15 inch 260.1 mm / 10.2 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 1.4 kg3.1 lbs375 mm / 14.8 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 18.1 mm / 0.713 inch 1.3 kg2.95 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 19.1 mm / 0.752 inch 1.6 kg3.43 lbs356.8 mm / 14 inch 245.5 mm / 9.67 inch 19.8 mm / 0.78 inch 1.9 kg4.23 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.8 kg4.02 lbs312.9 mm / 12.3 inch 217.9 mm / 8.58 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.3 kg2.94 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - The LG Gram still with extensive connectivity options

We also didn't note any changes concerning the large LG laptop's connectivity. Physically, nothing has changed about the connectivity options in years. Its webcam and WLAN continue to live up to the predecessor models' good standards.

microSD, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2, Kensington Lock slot
microSD, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2, Kensington Lock slot
HDMI; 2x USB 4 with Thunderbolt, DisplayPort and Power Delivery; 3.5-mm headset jack
HDMI; 2x USB 4 with Thunderbolt, DisplayPort and Power Delivery; 3.5-mm headset jack

SD card reader

One of the LG Gram 17's small improvements can be found in its card reader. As a result, microSD cards such as the Angelbird AV Pro V60 in our test are read slightly faster compared to the previous two models.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
182.5 MB/s +114%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.6 - 201, n=62, last 2 years)
88.7 MB/s +4%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
85.22 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
78.8 MB/s -8%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
74.4 MB/s -13%
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
71.6 MB/s -16%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
27.29 MB/s -68%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
221.2 MB/s +144%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.8 - 266, n=58, last 2 years)
119.8 MB/s +32%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
90.51 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
87.2 MB/s -4%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
87.1 MB/s -4%
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
81.7 MB/s -10%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
24.85 MB/s -73%

Communication

Intel AX211
Intel AX211

The Wi-Fi AX 211 module from Intel is likely the gold standard of the past years when it comes to WLAN. The module takes care of connections via Wi-Fi 5, 6 and 6E as well as the older standards. However, some of the latest laptop models already feature modules that can connect via the Wi-Fi 7 standard. The WLAN module also takes care of Bluetooth 5.2 connections.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1625 (1476min, 1476.87P1 - 1697max) MBit/s +72%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 320MHz
1605 (831min - 1698max) MBit/s +69%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1350 (297min - 1565max) MBit/s +43%
Average of class Multimedia
  (358 - 1735, n=74, last 2 years)
1339 MBit/s +41%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1319 (961min - 1533max) MBit/s +39%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (464 - 1861, n=191)
1249 MBit/s +32%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1144 (654min - 1349max) MBit/s +21%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
947 (839min - 986max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1715 (1675min, 1683.7P1 - 1731max) MBit/s +87%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1677 (840min - 1704max) MBit/s +83%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 320MHz
1550 (1522min - 1586max) MBit/s +69%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1441 (726min - 1755max) MBit/s +57%
Average of class Multimedia
  (701 - 1789, n=76, last 2 years)
1419 MBit/s +55%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (582 - 1890, n=191)
1397 MBit/s +52%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1317 (915min - 1453max) MBit/s +44%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
917 (806min - 986max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 320MHz
1580 (816min - 1642max) MBit/s +4%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1569 (1027min - 1730max) MBit/s +3%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1519 (1198min - 1919max) MBit/s
Average of class Multimedia
  (944 - 1822, n=38, last 2 years)
1404 MBit/s -8%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (632 - 1851, n=174)
1369 MBit/s -10%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1210 (747min - 1295max) MBit/s -20%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1149 (606min - 1389max) MBit/s -24%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1742 (1441min - 1819max) MBit/s +6%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1645 (1290min - 1772max) MBit/s
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1620 (1461min - 1643max) MBit/s -2%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 320MHz
1560 (1470min - 1584max) MBit/s -5%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=173)
1488 MBit/s -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (920 - 1803, n=38, last 2 years)
1480 MBit/s -10%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW)
1111 (866min - 1323max) MBit/s -32%
0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300135014001450150015501600165017001750180018501900Tooltip
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1520 (1198-1919)
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1129 (606-1389)
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 320MHz; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1553 (816-1642)
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW); iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1210 (747-1295)
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1569 (1027-1730)
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1644 (1290-1772)
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1620 (1461-1643)
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 320MHz; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1559 (1470-1584)
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW); iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1111 (866-1323)
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1741 (1441-1819)
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø947 (839-986)
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1335 (297-1565)
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000: Ø1625 (1476-1697)
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 320MHz; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1577 (831-1698)
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW); iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1123 (654-1349)
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1319 (961-1533)
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø916 (806-986)
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1649 (840-1704)
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000: Ø1715 (1675-1731)
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 320MHz; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1550 (1522-1586)
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750W 320 MHz (BE200NGW); iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1317 (915-1453)
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72 Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1440 (726-1755)

Webcam

The Gram's Full HD webcam creates a decent picture. In turn, as the camera is also used for facial recognition, it doesn't feature an infrared filter. The software does everything in its power to combat the resulting purple tint—but it isn't successful in every scenario. We sporadically noted a slight purple cast when using the webcam outside in particular.

ColorChecker
4.7 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
7 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
5 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
ColorChecker LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G: 6.4 ∆E min: 2.28 - max: 11.24 ∆E

Security

The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H comes with a TPM 2.0 as standard. This guarantees security for data on the laptop. A Kensington lock slot enables physical theft protection.

Accessories

We didn't note any proper accessories within the LG Gram's shipping box. Aside from the laptop itself, you only get a 65-watt power supply and a USB-C cable.

Maintenance

The LG Gram's RAM is soldered on but if you remove the bottom plate, you gain access to a free NVMe slot. As a result, you can expand the LG Gram 17's storage. However, the screws which hold the base cover in place are hidden beneath coverings and the laptop's front feet. In addition to a screwdriver, you will also need a strong suction cup and the appropriate tools to remove the plastic covers in order to open up the lightweight laptop.

The LG Gram 17 opened up
LG Gram 17 base
LG Gram 17 with removed covers
LG Gram 17 screws and covers

Warranty

In the United States, the Gram series is covered by a standard 12-month warranty.

Input devices - Small improvement in keyboard and touchpad

Keyboard

At first glance, the laptop's backlit keyboard doesn't look any different to its predecessors. However, LG has improved its haptics. The new LG Gram 17's keyboard features a clearer pressure point. This means our only remaining point of criticism is its low key lift of 0.8 mm—although this is justified when you consider the build height of the laptop.

Touchpad

LG has also made some improvements to the touchpad. The keys on the clickpad are now a little stiffer. We also noticed that the manufacturer has now managed to prevent unwanted button clicks as soon as you place the laptop onto a soft surface. 

Backlit keyboard and large touchpad
Backlit keyboard and large touchpad

Display - 16:10 and still with a matte surface

Sub-pixel array behind a matte surface
Sub-pixel array behind a matte surface

Everything remains the same with the display in LG's latest generation, but that doesn't mean that it has a poor screen by any means. The 16:10 display with a resolution of 2,560 × 1,600 pixels is bright and rich in contrast. We measured an average brightness of 387 cd/m². Thanks to its matte surface, we didn't note any annoying reflections. You can adapt the screen's color temperature via the LG Smart Assistant. During our measurements, we noticed that the screen has a bit of a blue tint with neutral settings. If you adapt it to being two levels warmer, then the gray and white points almost reach their target values, meaning there are barely any color deviations. However, this does reduce the screen's maximum brightness ever so slightly. It is then in the range specified by LG of around 350 cd/m².

LG Smart Assistant - screen settings
LG Smart Assistant - screen settings
384
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
395
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Display LP170WQ1-SPF2 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 420 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 387.2 cd/m² Minimum: 29 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 328 cd/m²
Contrast: 1235:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.32 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 1.27
ΔE Greyscale 8.04 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
85.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.7% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.3% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.224
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
LG Display LP170WQ1-SPF2, IPS, 2560x1600, 17.00
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
LG Display LP170WQ1-SPF2, IPS, 2560x1600, 17.00
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
ATNA60CL07-0, OLED, 2880x1800, 16.00
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Samsung SDC41A6, OLED, 2880x1800, 16.00
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
AU Optronics B160QAN03.R, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
ATNA40YK11-0, OLED, 2880x1800, 14.00
Display
-2%
2%
5%
-0%
7%
Display P3 Coverage
96.3
92.2
-4%
98.6
2%
98.9
3%
96.7
0%
99.75
4%
sRGB Coverage
99.7
98.66
-1%
99.9
0%
99.9
0%
99.8
0%
99.99
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
85.1
82.98
-2%
88.5
4%
94.4
11%
84.6
-1%
98.56
16%
Response Times
32%
98%
97%
-67%
70%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
25 ?(12.5, 12.5)
22 ?(1, 21)
12%
0.54 ?(0.29, 0.25)
98%
0.8 ?(0.4, 0.4)
97%
49.4 ?(22.6, 26.8)
-98%
2.2 ?(1, 1.2)
91%
Response Time Black / White *
25 ?(12.5, 12.5)
12 ?(2, 10)
52%
0.69 ?(0.39, 0.3)
97%
1 ?(0.5, 0.5)
96%
33.9 ?(15.6, 18.3)
-36%
12.8 ?(11.8, 1)
49%
PWM Frequency
240 ?(100)
480
300
Screen
10%
36%
14%
19%
55%
Brightness middle
420
391
-7%
390
-7%
424
1%
473.6
13%
388
-8%
Brightness
387
358
-7%
393
2%
425
10%
456
18%
391
1%
Brightness Distribution
88
84
-5%
98
11%
99
13%
87
-1%
98
11%
Black Level *
0.34
0.29
15%
0.19
44%
0.0411
88%
Contrast
1235
1348
9%
2493
102%
9440
664%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.32
3.52
19%
1.4
68%
2.37
45%
5.9
-37%
6.32
-46%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
8.55
6.06
29%
2.7
68%
4.97
42%
9.37
-10%
8.82
-3%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.27
1.43
-13%
2.26
-78%
0.89
30%
4.79
-277%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
8.04
4.27
47%
2.1
74%
2.55
68%
7.3
9%
2.61
68%
Gamma
2.224 99%
2.3 96%
2.27 97%
2.49 88%
1.9 116%
1.772 124%
CCT
8114 80%
7203 90%
6431 101%
6548 99%
7260 90%
6202 105%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
13% / 10%
45% / 38%
39% / 26%
-16% / 2%
44% / 47%

* ... smaller is better

The LG Gram's display covers the Display P3 color space almost completely. This means the laptop seems to be suitable for professional video editing.

LG Gram 17 vs. AdobeRGB
LG Gram 17 vs. AdobeRGB
LG Gram 17 vs. DisplayP3
LG Gram 17 vs. DisplayP3
LG Gram 17 vs. sRGB
LG Gram 17 vs. sRGB

With neutral settings, our test device's display showed a slight blue tint with moderate color deviations. To check this, we also corrected the color temperature via the Smart Assistant. Set two levels warmer, the LG Gram 17 depicts colors very accurately. We achieved an average ΔΕ2000 of only 2.2 using the Calman ColorChecker. 

We created our ICC profile with the laptop's neutrally set color temperature. If you use this color profile, then the current LG Gram 17's display will be very accurate. The average ΔΕ2000 of our 3 tests was then 1.27 at worst—a value so small that even trained eyes can hardly make out any color differences.

Grayscale uncalibrated
Grayscale uncalibrated
Grayscale adapted color temperature
Grayscale adapted color temperature
Grayscale calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
ColorChecker uncalibrated
ColorChecker uncalibrated
ColorChecker adapted color temperature
ColorChecker adapted color temperature
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
Saturation uncalibrated
Saturation uncalibrated
Saturation adapted color temperature
Saturation adapted color temperature
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated

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
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.5 ms rise
↘ 12.5 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 54 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.5 ms rise
↘ 12.5 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.6 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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17770 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

When used outside, the matte display surface ensures good readability even in direct sunlight. The only exceptions to this were a few very unfavorable viewing angles. However, you can easily avoid these thanks to the laptop's good viewing-angle stability.

Performance - Low wattage for the Meteor Lake processor

In 2024, everyone will be talking about Meteor Lake. Intel's 14th processor generation has also made its way into the LG Gram 17. For private users, the Gram 17 is initially only available with the Intel Core Ultra 7 155H. Users can choose between 16 or 32 GB of RAM in combination with up to one TB of SSD storage. A version with the Core Ultra 5 125H is also available for corporate customers. Dedicated graphics chips are only available in the LG Gram Pro. However, they also have a case that is more reminiscent of the Gram SuperSlim. The 16-inch versions of the LG Gram Pro also come with OLED displays.

Testing conditions

LG Smart Assistant
LG Smart Assistant

Settings to control the laptop's cooling mode can be set via the LG Smart Assistant. From silent operation to a very active fan, four different settings are possible. There is also an automatic mode. We noticed a special feature during testing. As soon as 3D applications are run in full-screen mode, the fans become much more active. As is typical for LG, the processor's performance values are still rather limited here. There is hardly any room for powerful cooling in such a flat and lightweight device. As a result, the Intel Core Ultra 7 155H runs at a maximum of 45 watts in boost and 22 watts in continuous power. We ran most of our tests using the cooling mode "Normal" and games with the highest possible cooling setting. We observed the following performance limits during operation:

Mode PL1 PL2
Silent 12 watts 15 watts
Low 15 watts 22 watts
Normal 15 watts 45 watts
High 22 watts 45 watts

Processor

The LG Gram 17 is equipped with one of the latest processors from Intel. However, compared to the chips from the older generations, not much has changed about the Meteor Lake processor cores. The most important changes are regarding the new Arc iGPU and the NPU. The pure processor performance of the 6 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores within the Intel Core Ultra 7 155H remains practically unchanged. Adding to this, however, are two new low-power efficiency cores that ensure much lower power consumption values when the laptop is idling.

LG usually configures its Gram-series processors with rather low TDP values. This also became clear in our test sample. It only delivered below-average performance values with the few watts which the processor has been given. Even so, a below-average Intel Core Ultra 7 is still more than enough for everyday tasks. Unfortunately, however, the new laptop wasn't able to differentiate itself from the 2022 and 2023 LG Gram 17 models when it came to its processor performance benchmarks. Amongst the competitors, the MSI Prestige 16 boasts particularly powerful processor performance. In this case, the Intel Core Ultra 7 can really show what it is capable of. 

Cinebench R15 Multi continuous test

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LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G Intel Core Ultra 7 155H: Ø1375 (1298.66-2049.39)
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G Intel Core i7-1260P: Ø1242 (1192.82-1489.2)
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra Intel Core Ultra 7 155H: Ø2195 (2134.59-2575.83)
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng Intel Core Ultra 7 155H: Ø2022 (1866.8-2531.33)
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US Intel Core Ultra 7 155H: Ø2289 (2208.24-2361.97)
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72 Intel Core Ultra 7 155H: Ø2151 (2090.3-2474.79)
LG Gram 17 (2023) Intel Core i7-1360P: Ø1364 (1153.64-1841.37)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 6.2: Multi-Core | Single-Core
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
84.6 pt
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
82.8 pt
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
 
81.6 pt
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
80.4 pt
Average of class Multimedia
 
79.9 pt
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
79.6 pt
LG Gram 17 (2023) -2!
Intel Core i7-1360P
67 pt
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
66.9 pt
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G -2!
Intel Core i7-1260P
56.4 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
15698 Points +39%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
15043 Points +33%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
15013 (14365.6min - 15012.9max) Points +33%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (9769 - 19007, n=31)
14888 Points +32%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
14777 Points +31%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4624 - 30789, n=97, last 2 years)
14171 Points +26%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
11279 Points
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
9977 Points -12%
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
10305 Points -9%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
8893 (8268.63min - 8892.76max) Points -21%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
8075 Points -28%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1789 Points +12%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1785 Points +12%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1779 Points +11%
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
1770 Points +11%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1749 Points +9%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (1496 - 1801, n=31)
1727 Points +8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (878 - 2110, n=95, last 2 years)
1714 Points +7%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
1611 Points +1%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1600 Points
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1496 Points -6%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
6085 Points +42%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (3798 - 7409, n=28)
5797 Points +35%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5741 Points +34%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1783 - 11768, n=93, last 2 years)
5358 Points +25%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5282 Points +23%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5169 Points +20%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
4290 Points
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
3998 Points -7%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
3113 Points -27%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
693 Points +12%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
687 Points +11%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
678 Points +9%
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
670 Points +8%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
669 Points +8%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (620 - 693, n=28)
667 Points +8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (341 - 812, n=93, last 2 years)
646 Points +4%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
620 Points
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
618 Points 0%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2576 (2134.59min - 2575.83max) Points +26%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2531 (1866.8min - 2531.33max) Points +24%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2475 (2090.3min - 2474.79max) Points +21%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (1988 - 2858, n=32)
2465 Points +20%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2362 (2208.24min - 2361.97max) Points +15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (785 - 4703, n=100, last 2 years)
2322 Points +13%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2049 (1298.66min - 2049.39max) Points
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
1841 Points -10%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
1489 (1192.82min - 1489.2max) Points -27%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
260 Points +13%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
259 Points +13%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
257 Points +12%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
255 Points +11%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (230 - 268, n=29)
255 Points +11%
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
253 Points +10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (142.6 - 308, n=95, last 2 years)
251 Points +9%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
230 Points
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
225 Points -2%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
361 Seconds * -6%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
360 Seconds * -6%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
340 Seconds *
Average of class Multimedia
  (107 - 662, n=91, last 2 years)
266 Seconds * +22%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
249 Seconds * +27%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (178 - 349, n=26)
234 Seconds * +31%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
225 Seconds * +34%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
220 Seconds * +35%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
214 Seconds * +37%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
64527 MIPS +49%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
62513 MIPS +44%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
59660 MIPS +37%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (42601 - 70074, n=28)
59135 MIPS +36%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20166 - 119900, n=86, last 2 years)
57267 MIPS +32%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
53659 MIPS +24%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
43429 MIPS
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
38584 MIPS -11%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
37572 MIPS -13%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
5821 MIPS +12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3398 - 7163, n=86, last 2 years)
5633 MIPS +8%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5540 MIPS +7%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5372 MIPS +3%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (5037 - 5540, n=28)
5350 MIPS +3%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5291 MIPS +2%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5196 MIPS
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5156 MIPS -1%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
5001 MIPS -4%
Geekbench 6.2 / Multi-Core
Average of class Multimedia
  (8656 - 21264, n=31, last 2 years)
13391 Points +16%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12896 Points +12%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12727 Points +11%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (10696 - 13656, n=30)
12558 Points +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12517 Points +9%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12106 Points +5%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
11496 Points
Geekbench 6.2 / Single-Core
Average of class Multimedia
  (2320 - 3157, n=31, last 2 years)
2628 Points +13%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2436 Points +5%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2426 Points +5%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2418 Points +4%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (2287 - 2459, n=30)
2403 Points +4%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2357 Points +2%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2320 Points
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12499 Points +16%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12463 Points +16%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12398 Points +15%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (10017 - 13556, n=30)
12176 Points +13%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
11781 Points +10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3828 - 23059, n=96, last 2 years)
11376 Points +6%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
10747 Points
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
9968 Points -7%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
9041 Points -16%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
1847 Points +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1824 Points +8%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1783 Points +6%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (1689 - 1824, n=30)
1764 Points +4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (926 - 2342, n=96, last 2 years)
1761 Points +4%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1749 Points +4%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1714 Points +1%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1689 Points
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
1608 Points -5%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
17.1 fps +72%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16.9 fps +70%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (9.93 - 21.2, n=28)
16.5 fps +66%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16.1 fps +62%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4.99 - 30.5, n=84, last 2 years)
15.7 fps +58%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
14.9 fps +50%
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
11 fps +11%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
9.93 fps
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
9.71 fps -2%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
65.7 s * -19%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
55.5 s * -1%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
55.1 s *
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
52.5 s * +5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6.7 - 84.9, n=88, last 2 years)
48.1 s * +13%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (40.9 - 58.9, n=28)
47.4 s * +14%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
46.9 s * +15%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
46.6 s * +15%
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
46 s * +17%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P
0.518 sec * -0%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
0.516 sec *
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
0.4865 sec * +6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.3826 - 0.723, n=86, last 2 years)
0.4816 sec * +7%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (0.4609 - 0.516, n=28)
0.4792 sec * +7%
LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
0.4769 sec * +8%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
0.4723 sec * +8%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
0.4682 sec * +9%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
0.4662 sec * +10%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2049 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
144.3 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
230 Points
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Performance Rating
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
98.7 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
91.2 pt
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
 
90 pt
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
89.9 pt
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
88.1 pt
Average of class Multimedia
 
87 pt
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
62.5 pt
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
48.4 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
15218 KRay/s +86%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
13563 KRay/s +66%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
13541 KRay/s +66%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (6670 - 18470, n=28)
13244 KRay/s +62%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3804 - 27411, n=84, last 2 years)
13073 KRay/s +60%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
12613 KRay/s +55%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
8160 KRay/s
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
4906 KRay/s -40%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
78381 Points +77%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
71791 Points +62%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
69767 Points +58%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (43630 - 93181, n=28)
69563 Points +57%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
67919 Points +54%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16379 - 136048, n=84, last 2 years)
66877 Points +51%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
44195 Points
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
22887 Points -48%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
3616 MB/s +78%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
3263 MB/s +60%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3251 MB/s +60%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (1940 - 4436, n=28)
3236 MB/s +59%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
3124 MB/s +54%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1099 - 6681, n=84, last 2 years)
3079 MB/s +51%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
2035 MB/s
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
1619 MB/s -20%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
93266 Points +27%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21547 - 134321, n=84, last 2 years)
91539 Points +25%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
85178 Points +16%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
84870 Points +16%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
84280 Points +15%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (64698 - 93266, n=28)
83876 Points +14%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
73281 Points
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
71060 Points -3%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
10170 Points +45%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
9696 Points +38%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
9475 Points +35%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
9329 Points +33%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (5639 - 10647, n=28)
9167 Points +30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3099 - 15484, n=84, last 2 years)
9053 Points +29%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
7036 Points
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
5676 Points -19%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
38412 Points +82%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
34945 Points +66%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
34862 Points +66%
Average of class Multimedia
  (9602 - 68591, n=84, last 2 years)
34110 Points +62%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (21052 - 47685, n=28)
34078 Points +62%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
32814 Points +56%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
21052 Points
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
13386 Points -36%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (45713 - 152179, n=28)
76762 MB/s +66%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
76481 MB/s +65%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23702 - 169946, n=84, last 2 years)
75645 MB/s +64%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
68795 MB/s +49%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
68288 MB/s +48%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
66186 MB/s +43%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
46246 MB/s
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
35042 MB/s -24%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
1058 MB/s +71%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
968 MB/s +57%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
960 MB/s +56%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (557 - 1250, n=28)
960 MB/s +56%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
930 MB/s +51%
Average of class Multimedia
  (302 - 1901, n=84, last 2 years)
872 MB/s +41%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
617 MB/s
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
596 MB/s -3%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
8102 KRay/s +90%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
7087 KRay/s +66%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
7057 KRay/s +66%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1996 - 14590, n=84, last 2 years)
6967 KRay/s +63%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (3569 - 9802, n=28)
6917 KRay/s +62%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
6645 KRay/s +56%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
4262 KRay/s
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
2738 KRay/s -36%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
52599 MPixel/s +18%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
50926 MPixel/s +14%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (32719 - 54223, n=28)
47040 MPixel/s +5%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
46208 MPixel/s +3%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
46137 MPixel/s +3%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Arc 8-Core
44734 MPixel/s
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
Intel Core i7-1260P, GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
39562 MPixel/s -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7419 - 53918, n=84, last 2 years)
37116 MPixel/s -17%

System performance

With the Intel Core Ultra 7 155H's comparatively low TDP within the LG Gram 17, its system performance is somewhat reduced, too. While a direct comparison of the benchmark results from PCMark 10, Crossmark and others shows that the LG Gram gained significantly lower scores compared to the competition, the difference is likely hardly noticeable in everyday use. Applications start quickly, and surfing and streaming run smoothly. Unfortunately, though, Meteor Lake falls well short of its potential as a result of this low TDP.

PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7033 Points +36%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6973 Points +35%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
6871 Points +33%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU
  (5159 - 7529, n=20)
6742 Points +31%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, SK hynix HFS001TEJ9X110NA
6625 Points +28%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4635 - 8670, n=81, last 2 years)
6599 Points +28%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6405 Points +24%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
5159 Points
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11156 Points +17%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
10768 Points +13%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU
  (9557 - 11289, n=20)
10719 Points +12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8480 - 12420, n=81, last 2 years)
10470 Points +10%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10446 Points +9%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, SK hynix HFS001TEJ9X110NA
10212 Points +7%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9920 Points +4%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
9557 Points
PCMark 10 / Productivity
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9393 Points +20%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9152 Points +17%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
8844 Points +13%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU
  (7822 - 10591, n=20)
8751 Points +12%
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
8705 Points +11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5845 - 11186, n=81, last 2 years)
8696 Points +11%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, SK hynix HFS001TEJ9X110NA
8500 Points +9%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
7822 Points
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9720 Points +95%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9624 Points +93%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
9246 Points +85%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, SK hynix HFS001TEJ9X110NA
9090 Points +82%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU
  (4985 - 9999, n=20)
8919 Points +79%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4688 - 13548, n=81, last 2 years)
8691 Points +74%
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7654 Points +54%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
4985 Points
CrossMark / Overall
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1769 Points +17%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1740 Points +15%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1702 Points +13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1009 - 2146, n=87, last 2 years)
1695 Points +12%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU
  (1366 - 1903, n=20)
1660 Points +10%
Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-72
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, SK hynix HFS001TEJ9X110NA
1579 Points +5%
LG Gram 17 17Z90S-G.AA79G
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1509 Points
LG Gram 17Z90Q-E.AD78G
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1482 Points -2%
CrossMark / Productivity
MSI Prestige 16 B1MG-001US
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1693 Points +17%
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1659 Points +15%
HP Spectre x360 16-aa0074ng
Arc 8-Core, Ultra 7 155H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1620 Points +12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (971 - 2064, n=87, last 2 years)
1616 Points +12%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU
  (1291 - 1745, n=19)