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LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS8U1

Specifications

LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS8U1
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS8U1 (Gram 17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-8565U 4 x 1.8 - 4.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-2400MHz; 8GB (On Board) + 8GB x 1
Display
17.00 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 (10/100/1000MBit/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

 

Price comparison

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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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

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.


17.00":

This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


LG:

LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of LG Group. It is a South Korean company and was founded as Goldstar Co, Ltd, in 1958. The group offers products in the fields of information technology, consumer electronics and mobile communications, and home appliances. LG Electronics is the world's third largest home appliance manufacturer. As a notebook manufacturer, LG only became known to a wider audience in the German-speaking market in 2005. After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. The product range includes OLED, LED/LCD and plasma TVs, home theater systems, Blu-ray players as well as audio and video players. 


83.73%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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