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LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1

Specifications

LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1 (Gram Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-8565U 4 x 1.8 - 4.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, DDR4, 25.20.100.6325
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4, 1200 MHz, 10-10-10-28, Dual-Channel, 8 GB soldered, 1x SODIMM
Display
17 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 178 PPI, LG Philips LP170WQ1-SPA1, IPS, LGD05F8, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.8 x 381 x 266.7 ( = 0.7 x 15 x 10.5 in)
Battery
72 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
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, USB to RJ-45, LG Reader Mode, Control Center, Update Center, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.338 kg ( = 47.2 oz / 2.95 pounds), Power Supply: 262 g ( = 9.24 oz / 0.58 pounds)
Price
1500 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.72% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 77%, features: 57%, display: 87% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1

83.5% LG Gram 17Z990 (i7-8565U. WQXGA) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The Gram 17 bucks the trend that 17-inch laptops have to be large and unwieldy. At just 1.34 kg, the laptop is noticeably lighter than most 14-inch and 15-inch Ultrabooks while offering many of the same features including Thunderbolt 3 and a long battery life.
80% LG Gram 17 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Anyone desperate for a big-screen laptop they can carry anywhere will be well served by the LG Gram, but with performance on par with most 13in machines, it's a niche prospect
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG Gram 17 review
Source: Techradar English
The extremely light and thin LG Gram 17 boasts good battery life, a decent number of ports and enough power for productivity, if you’re into large displays.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG Gram 17 review: A super 17-inch laptop for on-the-go work
Source: Pocket Lint English
The only 17-incher we've used that seems made, or even well suited, to life on the road. It's powerful enough, has solid battery life, and both its connections and keyboard feel made for real work. The CPU is out of date upon arrival, though, but we're going easy on that downside.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Geek Review: LG Gram 17 (2019)
Source: Geek Culture English
At S$2,799, the Gram 17 is far from being the best bang for your buck, but might be a good choice for users who fancy a 17-inch screen in a lightweight, ultraportable package. For others, however, the lack of a dedicated GPU and robust build quality does little to justify the hefty price tag, especially since there are already more affordable, powerful builds on the market. LG’s newest member is as unique as it’s niche, which means most users will probably stand to benefit from the more common 15-inch ultraportable notebooks instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 65% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

85% LG Gram 17, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
86% LG Gram (17Z990), análisis: nunca 17 pulgadas habían pesado tan poco
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 73% display: 90% mobility: 93% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 85%
82% LG Gram 17
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80%
84% Recensione LG Gram 17: sembra finto ed è leggerissimo!
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 84%
LG Gram 17: un grande schermo per un Ultrabook particolare
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Slim size; big screen; high mobility; long battery life. Negative: Average hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/25/2020
LG Gram 17 17Z990 − test ultralekkiego laptopa z 17-calowym wyświetlaczem
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Large screen; long battery life; compact size; light weight; fast fingerprint sensor; good hardware; comfortable ergonomy. Negative: High price; low gaming performance; high CPU temperature; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2019
LG Việt Nam ra mắt laptop LG gram 17 inch nhẹ nhất thế giới giá 39,9 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; light weight; powerful hardware; elegant design. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2019

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 UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


i7-8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17":

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.


1.338 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).


81.72%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS8U1
UHD Graphics 620

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-06-13 (Update: 2019-06-13)