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LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS8U1

Specifications

LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS8U1
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS8U1 (Gram Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-8565U 4 x 1.8 - 4.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400MHz; 8GB (On Board) + 8GB x 1
Display
17 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 178 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
512 MB NAND Flash, 0.5 GB 
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (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, 0 mAh Lithium-Ion, 7.7V, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 19.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Yes
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.34 kg ( = 47.27 oz / 2.95 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1600 Euro

 

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Average Score: 83.73% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 75%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 93%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS8U1

81% LG Gram 17 review: The oversized thin-and-light no one asked for
Source: Engadget English
The LG Gram 17 is an impressive display of what laptop makers can achieve if they focused solely on shaving pounds and inches. It’s incredibly thin and light for something packing a 17-inch screen, and is a gorgeous canvas for movies and multitasking. But it lacks the power you’d need for taxing tasks like video editing or serious gaming -- things people actually want a big screen for. If you’re looking for a big laptop to carry around when you travel, but don’t need it to handle anything too demanding, the Gram 17 is a solid choice. But most people would be better served by a more powerful 15-inch notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 81%
90% LG Gram 17 review: A big-screen laptop that's incredibly lightweight
Source: PC World English
Although LG offers lots of laptops in which portability is the primary selling point, the LG Gram 17 is the ultimate manifestation. There’s nothing else like it on the market, and it’s mostly a joy to use despite a middling keyboard and awful speakers. We expect prices on laptops with 8th-generation Intel Core CPUs to drop as laptops powered by 10th-generation chips hit the market, so now might be the perfect time to snag this unique thin-and-light.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
LG Gram 17 review: A big-screen laptop that's incredibly lightweight
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Although LG offers lots of laptops in which portability is the primary selling point, the LG Gram 17 is the ultimate manifestation. There’s nothing else like it on the market, and it’s mostly a joy to use despite a middling keyboard and awful speakers. We expect prices on laptops with 8th-generation Intel Core CPUs to drop as laptops powered by 10th-generation chips hit the market, so now might be the perfect time to snag this unique thin-and-light.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2019
90% LG gram 17 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The LG gram 17 is an excellent laptop, partly because it offers something you can't really find elsewhere. This is a huge laptop that you can actually take around with you, and also has great battery life. There's more to like including decent performance and a nice range of ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% LG Gram 17
Source: PC Mag English
LG's Gram 17, astonishingly light for a 17-inch laptop, delivers excellent battery life and a glorious screen. But the relatively high price, the plain design, and some quibbles with the keyboard and touchpad keep it from stardom.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% LG Gram 17 Review: As Ultra-Portable As 17 Inches Can Get
Source: The Verge English
The Gram 17 is wholly unique on the laptop market, but that also means it’s for a very specific person. A giant screen — even if it can’t be used for super intensive PC tasks — in this unbelievably light package will justify the $1,700 price for some. If you can go smaller, you’ve got no shortage of more powerful (and less flexible) laptops from Microsoft, HP, Dell, Asus, and others to choose from. But the 17-inch Gram is the sort of computer that’s hard to forget after you’ve used it for a bit. If your brain doesn’t remind you of what could’ve been, your back will.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG gram 17: A 17-inch notebook you’ll want to carry around
Source: Hardware Zone English
In the end, the only things that count against the gram 17 are its below average performance (due to the use of single-channel memory), its high price, and the fact that it is still a large notebook due to the screen size. However, its expansive and gorgeous display and its incredible lightweight are probably enough to make most users forget about its shortcomings.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 70% mobility: 95% workmanship: 85%
80% LG Gram 17 (2019) review
Source: CNet English
As was the case with the 15.6-inch Gram 15, if you want a large screen, long battery life and the lightest travel weight possible, the Gram 17 is the answer. It is nothing short of amazing that LG can keep the body so light while maintaining performance and battery life. LG must agree, too, given its $1,700 price. It has a couple of shortcomings like the keyboard and speakers, but otherwise, LG's made another solid big screen ultraportable laptop, even if it doesn't necessarily feel "solid."
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
90% LG Gram 17 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The LG Gram 17 is the very best 17-inch lifestyle laptop on the market thanks to its outstandingly lightweight frame and stellar performance. However, sluggish SSD speeds, stingy storage and a middling battery life prevent it from attaining a perfect score.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% LG gram 17 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The LG gram 17 is an excellent laptop, partly because it offers something you can't really find elsewhere. This is a huge laptop that you can actually take around with you, and also has great battery life. There's more to like including decent performance and a nice range of ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% LG gram 17 review: An ultraportable 17-inch laptop with great battery life
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
You wouldn't buy this machine just for the weight though. After all, the smaller gram models are lighter. The 15-inch model from last year is just 2.4 pounds, and the gram 14 2-in-1 is just over 2.5 pounds. If you go the 13-inch route, which hasn't been refreshed in a while, it's just 2.1 pounds. You'll have to want the big screen as well. On top of that, you get a real keyboard, a full 15W quad-core Core i7, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD. There's not much else that you can ask for in a portable PC that's just so light. At $1,699.99, the LG gram 17 is definitely a buy, if this sounds like the type of PC that you're looking for.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
LG Gram 17 first look: Lightweight champion?
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With people craving ultra-portable devices these days, the 17-inch lifestyle laptop has recently been left on the scrap heap. LG has a serious chance of changing this by offering a super-powered portable that weighs an astonishing 1340g.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2019
80% LG Gram 17 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The LG Gram 17 is the lightest 17-inch laptop ever, and it offers fantastic battery life along with a great display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG Gram 17 review: Hands-on
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Gram 17 is an impressive bit of kit, but it is serving more of a niche audience than it perhaps appears.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2019

Foreign Reviews

LG Gram faktycznie jest lekki jak piórko, ale ma poważną wadę – recenzja
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Silent system; compact size; nice cameras; long battery life; thin frames; backlit keys; USB-C. Negative: Overheats while using; average performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/19/2019
17인치로 사이즈를 키운 LG 그램 17 2019 - 그램의 가치를 그대로 담아냈을까?
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Positive: Good hardware; slim and light; compact size; nano-carbon magnesium alloy case; QWHD display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2018

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.


1.34 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).


83.73%: 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.AAS7U1
UHD Graphics 620

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-12-14 (Update: 2018-12-14)