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LG Ultra PC 16 (2022) AMD review: This is not a gram.

More stamina than the gram. It is called an Ultra PC and is cheaper than a gram. This 16-inch laptop has a longer battery life than the already long-lasting Intel-based LG gram. What's more, the device only needs a 72 Wh battery (rather than 80 Wh) to achieve this level of battery life. At 400 g heavier, the Ultra PC is admittedly not quite a "gram", but it is still a respectable piece of hardware no less.
LG Ultra PC 16" (2022): smaller battery than the gram 16 – but has a longer battery life and weighs more
LG Ultra PC 16" (2022): smaller battery than the gram 16 – but has a longer battery life and weighs more

LG's gram laptops are lightweight, quiet and ultraportable. They are available with a 14-, 16- or 17-inch screen (no more 15-inch models) and carry a premium price tag. Not everyone can afford or is willing to buy a laptop costing more than 1,500 Euro (US$1,480).
What about a pared-back LG gram then? Well, it is called the Ultra PC – a laptop that weighs slightly more than the gram (1.6 kg instead 1.19 kg) and comes with an AMD CPU. So is the 16-inch device necessarily the inferior option? We don't think this is the case for everyone after having checked out the LG Ultra PC 16" configured with a Ryzen 3 5300U, 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD storage. Priced slightly below 900 Euro (US$887), our review unit is the smallest and cheapest model in the line-up.

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LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Processor
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U 4 x 2.6 - 3.8 GHz, 30 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25 W PL1 / Sustained, Lucienne U (Zen 2)
Memory
8 GB 
, Dual channel, LPDDR4X-4266, soldered, no free slot
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 1280 x 1200 pixel 110 PPI, LG Display LP160WU1-SPH1, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU, 512 GB 
, M.2 22x60, 420 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/Van Gogh/Cezanne/Rembrandt/Raphael - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.3 x 356.3 x 248.6 ( = 0.64 x 14.03 x 9.79 in)
Battery
72 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 22.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 65 Watt PSU, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.599 kg ( = 56.4 oz / 3.53 pounds), Power Supply: 401 g ( = 14.14 oz / 0.88 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison with possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83.8 %
10/2022
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
R3 5300U, Vega 6
1.6 kg16.3 mm16.00"1280x1200
86.4 %
10/2021
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.7 kg15.9 mm16.10"1920x1080
86.3 %
06/2021
LG Gram 16 (2021)
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg16.8 mm16.00"2560x1600
84.7 %
07/2022
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
R7 5700U, Vega 8
1.6 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1080
83.5 %
08/2021
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
R5 5500U, Vega 7
1.7 kg19.1 mm15.60"1920x1080
82.2 %
04/2022
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
R5 5600H, Vega 7
1.8 kg18.2 mm16.10"1920x1080
Ultra PC 16 - looks like a gram 16 – but only at first glance
Ultra PC 16 - looks like a gram 16 – but only at first glance

Case - Ultra PC is 400 g heavier

So in what ways are the gram and Ultra PC different? And why does the Ultra PC weigh significantly more even though the two devices look very similar on the outside? The Ultra PC's body is made of plastic instead of magnesium. The device also uses a standard 72 Wh battery instead of a lighter one with higher energy density. Therefore, the batteries in the two laptops have identical dimensions but different weight.

The stiff magnesium on the gram is able to cope with having just rudimentary internal reinforcements. But this also means the chassis has some flex. The Ultra PC is sturdier by comparison. Its plastic base requires strong vertical and horizontal reinforcements. As a result, both the display and the base section on our review unit have less flex than their counterparts on the gram. Twisting the display slightly will cause noticeable backlight bleeding at the lower edge of the screen. Backlight bleeding even occurs to some extent when the display is being moved. 

The display hinges are also attached differently on the two devices. The Ultra PC has a visible hinge in the middle, whilst the gram features a hidden hinge that disappears behind the laptop's body. The screens on both laptops can tilt back as far as 140 degrees. Although it is possible to open up the lid slightly with one hand, you'll have to hold the base to move it back further.

LG Ultra PC 16 (2022): heavier standard battery, typical plastic chassis
LG Ultra PC 16 (2022): heavier standard battery, typical plastic chassis
LG gram 16 (2021): lighter battery, magnesium chassis
LG gram 16 (2021): lighter battery, magnesium chassis
The reinforcements add sturdiness...
The reinforcements add sturdiness...
... under the palm rest.
... under the palm rest.
Plastic bottom cover
Plastic bottom cover
 
LG Ultra PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
LG Ultra PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
1,599 g (3.53 lb)
Has obvious similarity to the LG gram 16 on the outside
Non-backlit keyboard
LG Ultra PC 16
Clever: Screws remain in the bottom cover so you don't lose them.
Bottom

The Ultra PC weighs exactly 1,600 g (3.53 lb) – 400 g (0.88 lb) more than the gram 16. As previously mentioned, this is due to the laptop's standard battery and plastic body. On the outside, the Ultra PC is marginally larger than the gram in width, depth and height. But keep in mind we are talking about differences of less than one millimetre here.

As demonstrated by the Acer Swift 3 SF316-51, some of the competitors can be quite slim as well. The Acer laptop is just 15.9 mm (0.63") thick but weighs 100 g (0.22 lb) more. At 1.6 kg (3.53 lb), the Dell Inspiron 15 5515 weighs the same as the Ultra PC. However, it is visibly thicker at 18 mm (0.71") instead of 16.3 mm (0.64"). In short: when it comes to weight and thinness, the Ultra PC is able to compete with other device in the same price range. 

Size comparison

368 mm / 14.5 inch 236 mm / 9.29 inch 18.2 mm / 0.717 inch 1.8 kg4.04 lbs367.8 mm / 14.5 inch 236.1 mm / 9.3 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.7 kg3.69 lbs356.67 mm / 14 inch 233.13 mm / 9.18 inch 19.1 mm / 0.752 inch 1.7 kg3.76 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.6 kg3.6 lbs355.9 mm / 14 inch 243.4 mm / 9.58 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs356.3 mm / 14 inch 248.6 mm / 9.79 inch 16.3 mm / 0.642 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Features - Windows laptop with fast Wi-Fi

Fingerprint reader in the power button
Fingerprint reader in the power button

LG has equipped the 16-inch device with two USB-A ports (USB 3.1 Gen2) and one USB-C port (PD, DisplayPort 15 watts). You can power the laptop via the USB-C port (tested with 45- and 65-watt chargers). To avoid taking up the port for charging, the manufacturer has included a 65-watt power adapter with a tiny barrel plug.

The laptop can be connected to up to two external displays (via HDMI and DisplayPort). Unlike the Intel-based gram 16, the Ultra PC doesn't support Thunderbolt 4, meaning that it is compatible with USB-C 3.1 docking stations at most. Power can be delivered to the laptop via a docking station, provided that it supports 65-watt power pass-through. The ports on the left and right are located towards the back of the laptop, allowing the areas beside the palm rest to be kept free of cables. 

MicroSD card reader, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, Kensington slot
MicroSD card reader, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, Kensington slot
Charging port, HDMI, USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C with DisplayPort (15 watts), audio jack
Charging port, HDMI, USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C with DisplayPort (15 watts), audio jack

SD card reader

The SD card reader has rather average performance. It is able to transfer photos at around 75 MB/s, which is very similar to the performance level seen on the Intel-based gram 16. Many laptops in this price range have an SD card reader with a slower connection, such as the Lenovo and Dell in our comparison.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
78.6 MB/s ∼100% +6%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
74.5 MB/s ∼95%
Average of class Office
  (19.4 - 196.8, n=66, last 2 years)
62.7 MB/s ∼80% -16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
28.2 MB/s ∼36% -62%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
26.2 MB/s ∼33% -65%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
90.5 MB/s ∼100% +6%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
85.5 MB/s ∼94%
Average of class Office
  (23.6 - 191.5, n=65, last 2 years)
71.9 MB/s ∼79% -16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.5 MB/s ∼40% -57%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
36.2 MB/s ∼40% -58%

Connectivity

The Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 module in the Ultra PC supports the 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards and offers Bluetooth 5.1 functionality. Under optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in the immediate surroundings, short distance between the laptop and the server), the module produced results that are lower than the speeds in the specifications. However, with upload and download speeds of 1,300 and 1,500 Mbits/s respectively, the Ultra PC doesn't have to shy away from the competition at all. The Wi-Fi module is connected to two antennas that run along the bezel.

Intel AX200 Wi-Fi module in the M.2 slot, connected to two antennas
Intel AX200 Wi-Fi module in the M.2 slot, connected to two antennas
Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1510 (1265min - 1555max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (832 - 1722, n=7)
1365 MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Average of class Office
  (351 - 1740, n=27, last 2 years)
1237 MBit/s ∼82% -18%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1309 (1167min - 1378max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (694 - 1629, n=7)
1279 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Average of class Office
  (208 - 1738, n=25, last 2 years)
1115 MBit/s ∼85% -15%
iperf3 receive AX12
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Qualcomm WCN685x
1371 (1262min - 1420max) MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1314 (1233min - 1359max) MBit/s ∼96%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1684, n=128)
1191 MBit/s ∼87%
Average of class Office
  (100 - 1716, n=69, last 2 years)
1013 MBit/s ∼74%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
664 (646min - 684max) MBit/s ∼48%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
621 (506min - 708max) MBit/s ∼45%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1126 (552min - 1223max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=127)
1104 MBit/s ∼98%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Qualcomm WCN685x
1094 (553min - 1190max) MBit/s ∼97%
Average of class Office
  (87 - 1651, n=69, last 2 years)
981 MBit/s ∼87%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
932 (463min - 990max) MBit/s ∼83%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
890 (431min - 988max) MBit/s ∼79%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400145015001550Tooltip
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1309 (1167-1378)
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1509 (1265-1555)
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1314 (1233-1359)
Honor MagicBook 16 2022 Qualcomm WCN685x; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1370 (1262-1420)
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1108 (552-1223)
Honor MagicBook 16 2022 Qualcomm WCN685x; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1075 (553-1190)

Webcam

The webcam (0.9 MP) has a maximum resolution of 1,280 x 720. It lacks colour accuracy, as shown by the high average Delta E of 21. Laptop cameras are not great most of the time, but the Acer Swift 3 SF316-51 shows that it is at least possible to do better by having a webcam with a Delta E of 10. Ideally, Delta E should be below 3.

ColorChecker
24.6 ∆E
28.4 ∆E
28.8 ∆E
23 ∆E
31.6 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
16 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
27.5 ∆E
20 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
9 ∆E
ColorChecker LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G: 21.66 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 33.11 ∆E
ColorChecker
8.6 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
9 ∆E
18 ∆E
16 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
4 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
0 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Swift 3 SF316-51: 10.62 ∆E min: 0 - max: 18.43 ∆E

Accessories

Besides the usual documents (warranty information, quick start guide), the laptop only comes with a 65-watt power adapter.

The 65-watt charger is thicker than the laptop.
The 65-watt charger is thicker than the laptop.

Maintenance & software

You can access the internals after removing the bottom cover. There is a screw underneath each of the five rubber feet (glued on). Another three screws are hidden by small covers (glued on). The covers can be removed using a flat-head screwdriver and the feet using a plastic spudger. Once the screws have been removed, the bottom cover can be easily lifted up from laptop. 

Open: Undo all Phillips screws, including those under the rubber feet.
Open: Undo all Phillips screws, including those under the rubber feet.
Convenient: The screws can't fall off and get lost.
Convenient: The screws can't fall off and get lost.
The hinge is attached with multiple screws.
The hinge is attached with multiple screws.
The RAM is onboard; there are no free slots.
The RAM is onboard; there are no free slots.

Software

The LG software combines the following functions: LG Backup, ...
The LG software combines the following functions: LG Backup, ...
... LG Recovery, ...
... LG Recovery, ...
... LG Smart Assistant, ...
... LG Smart Assistant, ...
... and LG Update & Recovery.
... and LG Update & Recovery.

Warranty

In Germany, LG provides a two-year warranty on the 16-inch device with the option to extend the warranty to three years for around 50 Euro (US$50). In the US, the warranty period is one year. Warranty conditions may vary from country to country.

Input devices - not optimal for people who type a lot

Numeric pad, small arrow keys and black keys – the keyboard on the Ultra PC is almost identical to the one on the gram 16. Well, just almost. The gram has a backlight for its keyboard, but the Ultra PC doesn't. Consequently, the font on the keys is also different. The font on our review unit is printed on, whereas the letters and numbers on the gram's keyboard is translucent due to the backlight. 

Keyboard

The flat, smooth keys on the chiclet keyboard have a short travel and very distinct actuation point. We like the crisp resistance that the keys provide. During typing, the keyboard exhibits some flex, particularly in the middle and the right side, extending all the way to the numeric pad. This hinders fast typing and makes the keyboard feel less premium because you can't simply press down firmly on the key. All in all, LG has delivered a keyboard that is adequate for everyday use, but we can't recommend it to people who type a lot.

The keys have a distinct actuation point, but feels flimsy to press.
The keys have a distinct actuation point, but feels flimsy to press.

Touchpad

The smooth surface of the clickpad (13.2 x 8.2 cm, or 5.2 x 3.2") allows fingers to slide across with ease. The corners of the clickpad also respond to inputs. It has a significant click depth (in the lower half), a distinct actuation point and a moderately loud click.

Large multi-touch clickpad with distinct actuation point and significant click depth in the lower half.
Large multi-touch clickpad with distinct actuation point and significant click depth in the lower half.

Display – IPS panel with clouding

Subpixel of the IPS panel
Subpixel of the IPS panel
AMD Vari-Bright affects screen brightness
AMD Vari-Bright affects screen brightness

LG uses its own panel (LG Display LP160WU1-SPH1) on the Ultra PC. For professional users and outdoor enthusiasts alike, it is great news that the laptop comes with a matt display rather than a glossy one, just like on the gram 16. Whilst the Ultra PC shares the same 16:10 aspect ratio as the gram 16, the screen resolution has been reduced to 1,920 x 1,200 from the gram's  2,560 x 1,600.

As usual, the AMD CPU works with Radeon Software. Vari-Bright adjusts the display brightness based on what is on the screen and is enabled by default. But we disabled it when we were testing the display and the battery life. The Ultra PC doesn't have an ambient light sensor. The display's peak brightness is somewhat below average at 269 cd/m². The contrast of 1,128:1 puts the panel on the same level as the competition. Nevertheless, it has lower contrast than the LG.Philips panel on the gram 16.

The display has a modest response time of roughly 28 to 38 ms. But, then again, the laptop was not designed for gaming. Only a few 16-inch devices can perform better in this regard. One example is the Honor MagicBook 16 2022, whose display has a response time of 10 to 17 ms. One positive thing is that we didn't detect any PWM flicker on the screen.

Backlight bleeding on a black screen: extended exposure time of 1/5 seconds for illustration purposes
Backlight bleeding on a black screen: extended exposure time of 1/5 seconds for illustration purposes
Backlight bleeding on a black screen: normal exposure time of 1/15 seconds
Backlight bleeding on a black screen: normal exposure time of 1/15 seconds
Backlight bleeding on a black screen: 1/15 seconds - more intense bleeding when the screen is pulled
Backlight bleeding on a black screen: 1/15 seconds - more intense bleeding when the screen is pulled
255
cd/m²
272
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
275
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
261
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Display LP160WU1-SPH1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 299 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 269.6 cd/m² Minimum: 18.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 299 cd/m²
Contrast: 1128:1 (Black: 0.265 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.57 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 5.02
ΔE Greyscale 3.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
55% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
36% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.6
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
LG Display LP160WU1-SPH1, IPS, 1280x1200, 16.00
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Chi Mei CMN160B, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
LG Gram 16 (2021)
LG Philips LP160WQ1-SPA1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
BOE NV15N4V, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Lenovo LEN156FHD, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
NV161FHM-NH0, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Display
84%
124%
1%
5%
85%
Display P3 Coverage
36
66.6
85%
95.8
166%
36.58
2%
68.4
90%
sRGB Coverage
55
99.5
81%
99.8
81%
54.37
-1%
59
7%
98.9
80%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
37
68.5
85%
83.8
126%
37.79
2%
38
3%
68.6
85%
Response Times
23%
7%
-14%
30%
60%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 ?(19, 19)
32 ?(15, 17)
16%
44 ?(19, 25)
-16%
44 ?(22, 22)
-16%
29 ?(13, 16)
24%
16.8 ?(8.4, 8.4)
56%
Response Time Black / White *
28 ?(16, 12)
20 ?(11, 9)
29%
20 ?(8, 12)
29%
31 ?(16, 15)
-11%
18 ?(9, 9)
36%
10.4 ?(6, 4.4)
63%
PWM Frequency
2500 ?(10)
1250 ?(90)
Screen
34%
2%
-8%
-43%
19%
Brightness middle
299
304
2%
331
11%
251
-16%
376
26%
342
14%
Brightness
270
284
5%
309
14%
241
-11%
341
26%
329
22%
Brightness Distribution
85
88
4%
88
4%
87
2%
78
-8%
92
8%
Black Level *
0.265
0.165
38%
0.22
17%
0.23
13%
0.66
-149%
0.29
-9%
Contrast
1128
1842
63%
1505
33%
1091
-3%
570
-49%
1179
5%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.57
1.44
68%
4.64
-2%
5.14
-12%
6.4
-40%
3.2
30%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
8.92
3.62
59%
9.82
-10%
18.41
-106%
20.45
-129%
5.5
38%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
5.02
3.16
37%
0.9
82%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.8
2.6
32%
6.9
-82%
1.08
72%
4.59
-21%
4.5
-18%
Gamma
2.6 85%
2.41 91%
2.34 94%
2.43 91%
2.26 97%
2.22 99%
CCT
6142 106%
6527 100%
7904 82%
6534 99%
6819 95%
7610 85%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
68.5
75.1
37.79
38
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.5
100
54.37
59
Total Average (Program / Settings)
47% / 44%
44% / 29%
-7% / -7%
-3% / -23%
55% / 39%

* ... smaller is better

The IPS panel has a pretty lacklustre colour coverage. It is not even close to fully covering the relatively small sRGB color space (55%). Whilst not all of the competitors are better, three of them outperform the Ultra PC in colour coverage: the Acer Swift 3 SF316-51, Honor MagicBook 16 2022 and LG gram 16.

Right out of the box, the LG Display panel has decent colour reproduction, but fails to hit the target value (Delta E below 3) with a colour difference of around 4.6. The panel doesn't have any blue tint. Calibration did improve the colour accuracy, but only for the greyscale: Delta E decreased from 3.8 to 0.4. On the other hand, the Delta E for colours became worse, increasing from 4.6 to 5.0. We took all the measurements using Portrait Displays' Calman colour calibration software.

Calman greyscale
Calman greyscale
Calman greyscale calibrated: Delta E is improved
Calman greyscale calibrated: Delta E is improved
Calman Saturation
Calman Saturation
Calman Saturation calibrated
Calman Saturation calibrated
Calman Color Checker
Calman Color Checker
Calman Color Checker calibrated: Delta E is worse
Calman Color Checker calibrated: Delta E is worse

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
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 12 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 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 64 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (35.8 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 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Thanks to the matt finish, it is possible to read the display outdoors. However, the mediocre peak brightness is counterproductive for outdoor use. The following photos were taken at max screen brightness (Vari-Bright off).

the matt display when used outdoors
the matt display when used outdoors
slight reflection
slight reflection
hardest to read from the side
hardest to read from the side

The IPS panel has a wide viewing angle and can be easily viewed from any position.

Viewing angle of the LG Display LP160WU1-SPH1
Viewing angle of the LG Display LP160WU1-SPH1
Viewing angle of IPS panel
Viewing angle of IPS panel
Viewing angle
Viewing angle
Viewing angle
Viewing angle

Performance - space for another SSD

Ryzen 3 5300U and 8 GB of RAM (onboard) - this is the entry-level Ultra PC 16
Ryzen 3 5300U and 8 GB of RAM (onboard) - this is the entry-level Ultra PC 16

Our review model can't be found on LG's website. The unit has been configured based on a retailer's specifications in order to hit a very low price point – currently about 840 to 880 Euro (US$840 to US$880). For that price, you are getting a quad-core AMD Ryzen 3 5300U processor (eight threads and clock speeds of 2.60 to 3.80 GHz) as well as a pared-back amount of RAM (only 8 GB). The rest of the specifications are identical to the Core i5 model, including a 512 GB SSD. You should carefully consider whether the Ryzen 3 model is right for you, as the RAM is soldered and non-upgradeable.

The Ultra PC is also available with either an octa-core Ryzen 7 5825U (2.0 GHz, boost speeds of up to 4.5 GHz, 16 MB of L3 cache) or a hexa-core Ryzen 5 5625U (2.3 GHz, boost speeds of up to 4.3 GHz, 16 MB of L3 cache). Both variants come with 16 GB of dual-channel RAM by default, and their prices start at 960 Euro (US$960).

CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWinfo Summary
HWinfo Summary

Test conditions

Unlike the Intel-based gram, the Ultra PC does not ship with LG Control Center. Only the LG Update & Recovery app is pre-installed on the system. This means you only have built-in Windows tools and the Radeon Software at your disposal for managing system performance and the GPU respectively. We left the Radeon Software in its default settings. Therefore, the power-saving FPS limiter wasn't enabled. We also disabled AMD Vari-Bright and all Windows power-saving modes and selected the "Best performance" option. During battery life test, the power plan was set to "Balanced".

Processor

The AMD Ryzen 3 5300U with eight threads was tested using the Cinebench loop. The Ultra PC managed to fare better than the LG gram 16 (2021), but only in multi-core tests. All other laptops with a Ryzen 5 or 7 pulled far ahead of the Ultra PC, performing 60% to 100% better. Nevertheless, the Ryzen 3 had a respectable showing – under sustained load, there was only a small performance dip of 8% over time. The processor was able to run at 26-27 watts for the first few seconds before quickly dropping down to 20 watts (see the power usage graph for the first Cinebench run). After running the benchmark in a loop for a while, the Ryzen 3 settled down at roughly 18 watts, with CPU temperatures rising to around 90°C (194°F).

Under sustained load without any interruptions (such as the R15 loop), the Ryzen 3 responded by reducing its clock speed to slightly above 3.0 GHz, causing the APU's power consumption to remain at a stable 17 watts. This figure is far from the 30-watt PL2 (short burst) and 25-watt PL1 (sustained) that this chip is capable of. It appears that LG has lowered the limits to reduce chassis temperatures and minimise noise. This is great for the laptop's emissions, as we will see later, but (slightly) affects how much performance we can get from the CPU.

AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, 4 cores 2.60-3.80 GHz, 10-25 W cTDP, codename Lucienne
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, 4 cores 2.60-3.80 GHz, 10-25 W cTDP, codename Lucienne
Clock speed, temperature and power usage @Cinebench R15 Multi
Clock speed, temperature and power usage @Cinebench R15 Multi
Clock speed, temperature and power usage @Cinebench R15 Multi-loop
Clock speed, temperature and power usage @Cinebench R15 Multi-loop
Comparison: Cinebench R15 Multi-Loop & Prime95
Comparison: Cinebench R15 Multi-Loop & Prime95

Cinebench R15 Multi Sustained Load

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LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G AMD Ryzen 3 5300U: Ø749 (726.74-795.75)
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51 Intel Core i7-11370H: Ø926 (914.45-1017.58)
LG Gram 16 (2021) Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø596 (474.78-805.25)
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F AMD Ryzen 7 5700U: Ø1318 (1231-1485.99)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05 AMD Ryzen 5 5500U: Ø1208 (1173.12-1266.74)
Honor MagicBook 16 2022 AMD Ryzen 5 5600H: Ø1601 (1588.94-1610.89)
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 5.4: 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
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
83.8 pt ∼84%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
71.6 pt ∼72%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
66.1 pt ∼66%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
63.5 pt ∼64%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
58.2 pt ∼58%
Average of class Office
 
57.7 pt ∼58%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
 
50.9 pt ∼51%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G -2!
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
45.3 pt ∼45%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
9699 Points ∼100% +103%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8836 Points ∼91% +85%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
7221 Points ∼74% +51%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
6182 Points ∼64% +30%
Average of class Office
  (830 - 11994, n=123, last 2 years)
5704 Points ∼59% +20%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (4772 - 5522, n=2)
5147 Points ∼53% +8%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
4772 (4564.04min - 4772.47max) Points ∼49%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4652 Points ∼48% -3%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
1556 Points ∼100% +41%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1381 Points ∼89% +25%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1311 Points ∼84% +19%
Average of class Office
  (321 - 1781, n=121, last 2 years)
1276 Points ∼82% +16%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1177 Points ∼76% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1149 Points ∼74% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (1102 - 1129, n=2)
1116 Points ∼72% +1%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
1102 Points ∼71%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
3748 Points ∼100% +99%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
3215 Points ∼86% +71%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
2758 Points ∼74% +46%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
2299 Points ∼61% +22%
Average of class Office
  (323 - 4638, n=133, last 2 years)
2204 Points ∼59% +17%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (1883 - 2138, n=3)
2026 Points ∼54% +8%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
1883 Points ∼50%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1847 Points ∼49% -2%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
601 Points ∼100% +39%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
538 Points ∼90% +25%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
518 Points ∼86% +20%
Average of class Office
  (114 - 694, n=133, last 2 years)
495 Points ∼82% +15%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
491 Points ∼82% +14%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
456 Points ∼76% +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (431 - 441, n=3)
437 Points ∼73% +1%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
431 Points ∼72%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1611 (1588.94min - 1610.89max) Points ∼100% +94%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1486 (1231min - 1485.99max) Points ∼92% +79%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1267 (1173.12min - 1266.74max) Points ∼79% +52%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
1018 (914.45min - 1017.58max) Points ∼63% +22%
Average of class Office
  (160.8 - 1992, n=132, last 2 years)
1001 Points ∼62% +20%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (832 - 915, n=2)
874 Points ∼54% +5%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
832 Points ∼52%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
805 Points ∼50% -3%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
232 Points ∼100% +40%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
224 Points ∼97% +35%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
205 Points ∼88% +23%
Average of class Office
  (80.1 - 258, n=126, last 2 years)
194.9 Points ∼84% +17%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
188.9 Points ∼81% +14%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
177 Points ∼76% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (166 - 170, n=2)
168 Points ∼72% +1%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
166 Points ∼72%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
771 Seconds * ∼100% -25%
Average of class Office
  (265 - 3895, n=135, last 2 years)
753 Seconds * ∼98% -22%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
617 Seconds * ∼80%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (524 - 617, n=2)
571 Seconds * ∼74% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
507 Seconds * ∼66% +18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
418 Seconds * ∼54% +32%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
367 Seconds * ∼48% +41%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
316 Seconds * ∼41% +49%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
44613 MIPS ∼100% +133%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
33768 MIPS ∼76% +76%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
32529 MIPS ∼73% +70%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
27015 MIPS ∼61% +41%
Average of class Office
  (4226 - 51466, n=134, last 2 years)
25232 MIPS ∼57% +32%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22300 MIPS ∼50% +16%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (19170 - 24366, n=2)
21768 MIPS ∼49% +14%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
19170 MIPS ∼43%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
5409 MIPS ∼100% +44%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
5393 MIPS ∼100% +44%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5113 MIPS ∼95% +36%
Average of class Office
  (2059 - 5874, n=135, last 2 years)
4629 MIPS ∼86% +23%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
4541 MIPS ∼84% +21%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
4323 MIPS ∼80% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (3755 - 4198, n=2)
3977 MIPS ∼74% +6%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
3755 MIPS ∼69%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6495 Points ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
6115 Points ∼94%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
5367 Points ∼83%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5163 Points ∼79%
Average of class Office
  (1150 - 11325, n=128, last 2 years)
4934 Points ∼76%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
4254 Points ∼65%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (3730 - 4191, n=2)
3961 Points ∼61%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
1607 Points ∼100%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1500 Points ∼93%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1428 Points ∼89%
Average of class Office
  (531 - 1778, n=128, last 2 years)
1317 Points ∼82%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1116 Points ∼69%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1105 Points ∼69%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (1040 - 1080, n=2)
1060 Points ∼66%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
12.6 fps ∼100% +115%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
8.24 fps ∼65% +40%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
7.7 fps ∼61% +31%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
6.97 fps ∼55% +19%
Average of class Office
  (0.63 - 14.2, n=134, last 2 years)
6.79 fps ∼54% +16%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (5.87 - 6.74, n=2)
6.31 fps ∼50% +7%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
5.87 fps ∼47%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.63 fps ∼45% -4%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
77.1 s * ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (63.4 - 77.1, n=2)
70.3 s * ∼91% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
67.3 s * ∼87% +13%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
65.4 s * ∼85% +15%
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 210, n=134, last 2 years)
59.4 s * ∼77% +23%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
53.5 s * ∼69% +31%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.9 s * ∼60% +40%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
41.1 s * ∼53% +47%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
0.664 sec * ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (0.4616 - 2.07, n=135, last 2 years)
0.662 sec * ∼100% -0%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (0.654 - 0.664, n=2)
0.659 sec * ∼99% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
0.641 sec * ∼97% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
0.635 sec * ∼96% +4%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.625 sec * ∼94% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.548 sec * ∼83% +17%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
0.534 sec * ∼80% +20%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
10611
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
10281 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5118
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
22139
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
35101 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
8723 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
9.29 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
60.04 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.89 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
54.81 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
166 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
832 Points
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Performance Rating
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
89.2 pt ∼89%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
79.8 pt ∼80%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
69.6 pt ∼70%
Average of class Office
 
52.8 pt ∼53%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
51.3 pt ∼51%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
 
49.1 pt ∼49%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G -1!
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
44.9 pt ∼45%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
11618 KRay/s ∼100% +222%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
10500 KRay/s ∼90% +191%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
8612 KRay/s ∼74% +138%
Average of class Office
  (109 - 12021, n=122, last 2 years)
6489 KRay/s ∼56% +80%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (3612 - 7014, n=2)
5313 KRay/s ∼46% +47%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4894 KRay/s ∼42% +35%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
3612 KRay/s ∼31%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
71761 Points ∼100% +114%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
58343 Points ∼81% +74%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
49306 Points ∼69% +47%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (33606 - 37829, n=2)
35718 Points ∼50% +6%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
33606 Points ∼47%
Average of class Office
  (3414 - 76396, n=122, last 2 years)
33424 Points ∼47% -1%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
23249 Points ∼32% -31%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
2443 MB/s ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
1924 MB/s ∼79%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
1670 MB/s ∼68%
Average of class Office
  (125 - 2884, n=121, last 2 years)
1602 MB/s ∼66%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1573 MB/s ∼64%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
 
1248 MB/s ∼51%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
88852 Points ∼100% +73%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
76930 Points ∼87% +50%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
72332 Points ∼81% +41%
Average of class Office
  (3308 - 95616, n=122, last 2 years)
54291 Points ∼61% +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (51411 - 51454, n=2)
51433 Points ∼58% 0%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
51411 Points ∼58%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50442 Points ∼57% -2%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
12208 Points ∼100% +83%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
10108 Points ∼83% +51%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
8952 Points ∼73% +34%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (6687 - 6703, n=2)
6695 Points ∼55% 0%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
6687 Points ∼55%
Average of class Office
  (546 - 13355, n=122, last 2 years)
5510 Points ∼45% -18%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4038 Points ∼33% -40%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
39607 Points ∼100% +126%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
30570 Points ∼77% +74%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
25846 Points ∼65% +47%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (17564 - 20109, n=2)
18837 Points ∼48% +7%
Average of class Office
  (1864 - 40693, n=122, last 2 years)
18337 Points ∼46% +4%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
17564 Points ∼44%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14077 Points ∼36% -20%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
94826 MB/s ∼100% +391%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58344 MB/s ∼62% +202%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
58026 MB/s ∼61% +201%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
50257 MB/s ∼53% +160%
Average of class Office
  (189 - 93914, n=122, last 2 years)
44989 MB/s ∼47% +133%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (19307 - 34964, n=2)
27136 MB/s ∼29% +41%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
19307 MB/s ∼20%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
643 MB/s ∼100% +72%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
619 MB/s ∼96% +66%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
565 MB/s ∼88% +51%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (374 - 396, n=2)
385 MB/s ∼60% +3%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
374 MB/s ∼58%
Average of class Office
  (67.6 - 820, n=130, last 2 years)
369 MB/s ∼57% -1%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
287 MB/s ∼45% -23%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
6082 KRay/s ∼100% +90%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
5699 KRay/s ∼94% +78%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
4703 KRay/s ∼77% +47%
Average of class Office
  (59 - 6396, n=122, last 2 years)
3486 KRay/s ∼57% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (3199 - 3747, n=2)
3473 KRay/s ∼57% +9%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
3199 KRay/s ∼53%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2579 KRay/s ∼42% -19%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44296 MPixel/s ∼100% +162%
Average of class Office
  (2193 - 44296, n=122, last 2 years)
20105 MPixel/s ∼45% +19%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (16913 - 17037, n=2)
16975 MPixel/s ∼38% 0%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
16913 MPixel/s ∼38%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
16576 MPixel/s ∼37% -2%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
15652 MPixel/s ∼35% -7%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
6903 MPixel/s ∼16% -59%

System performance

According to PCMark 10, the application performance is rather lacklustre in all sub scores and is even below the two-year average amongst office laptops. The CPU is most comparable with the Ryzen 7 5700U in the Dell Inspiron, which is 11% better. In Crossmark, an alternative benchmark, there is hardly any difference between the 5300U and 5700U (+4-7%). That said, we know that the Dell Inspiron 15 5515 doesn't fully exploit the APU's potential; this was one of our criticisms of the device. Those who want great performance on a budget should take a look at devices with Ryzen H-series APUs, for instance the Honor MagicBook 16 2022 with Ryzen 5 5600H. That will give you the most bang for the buck – even in CPU benchmarks.

We can't make any broad statement on whether the Ryzen 7 variant of the Ultra PC will have better performance. It really depends on the capacity of its cooling solution and the specified power limits.

The Ultra PC trails behind all the other devices in PCMark 10.
The Ultra PC trails behind all the other devices in PCMark 10.
PCMark 10 / Score
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Vega 7, R5 5600H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6107 Points ∼100% +42%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
5459 Points ∼89% +27%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Vega 7, R5 5500U
5218 Points ∼85% +21%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
4917 Points ∼81% +14%
Average of class Office
  (2133 - 6152, n=109, last 2 years)
4828 Points ∼79% +12%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Vega 8, R7 5700U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
4775 Points ∼78% +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (4299 - 5006, n=2)
4653 Points ∼76% +8%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Vega 6, R3 5300U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
4299 Points ∼70%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Vega 7, R5 5600H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10339 Points ∼100% +31%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
10241 Points ∼99% +30%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
10149 Points ∼98% +28%
Average of class Office
  (4922 - 11119, n=109, last 2 years)
9224 Points ∼89% +17%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Vega 7, R5 5500U
9125 Points ∼88% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (7903 - 9015, n=2)
8459 Points ∼82% +7%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Vega 8, R7 5700U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8347 Points ∼81% +6%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Vega 6, R3 5300U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
7903 Points ∼76%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Vega 7, R5 5600H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9540 Points ∼100% +45%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Vega 7, R5 5500U
7942 Points ∼83% +20%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Vega 8, R7 5700U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
7619 Points ∼80% +16%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
7388 Points ∼77% +12%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (6596 - 7852, n=2)
7224 Points ∼76% +10%
Average of class Office
  (3053 - 9512, n=109, last 2 years)
6916 Points ∼72% +5%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
6888 Points ∼72% +4%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Vega 6, R3 5300U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
6596 Points ∼69%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Vega 7, R5 5600H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6268 Points ∼100% +52%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
5838 Points ∼93% +41%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Vega 7, R5 5500U
5320 Points ∼85% +29%
Average of class Office
  (1270 - 7252, n=109, last 2 years)
4859 Points ∼78% +17%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Vega 8, R7 5700U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
4647 Points ∼74% +12%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
4616 Points ∼74% +12%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
  (4136 - 4811, n=2)
4474 Points ∼71% +8%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Vega 6, R3 5300U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
4136 Points ∼66%
CrossMark / Overall
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Vega 7, R5 5600H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1353 Points ∼100% +45%
Average of class Office
  (440 - 1773, n=59, last 2 years)
1174 Points ∼87% +26%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Vega 8, R7 5700U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
976 Points ∼72% +4%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Vega 6, R3 5300U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
935 Points ∼69%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
935 Points ∼69% 0%
CrossMark / Productivity
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Vega 7, R5 5600H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1384 Points ∼100% +41%
Average of class Office
  (513 - 1709, n=59, last 2 years)
1215 Points ∼88% +24%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Vega 8, R7 5700U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1048 Points ∼76% +7%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Vega 6, R3 5300U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
983 Points ∼71%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
983 Points ∼71% 0%
CrossMark / Creativity
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Vega 7, R5 5600H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1367 Points ∼100% +49%
Average of class Office
  (424 - 1852, n=59, last 2 years)
1175 Points ∼86% +28%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Vega 8, R7 5700U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
941 Points ∼69% +2%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Vega 6, R3 5300U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
920 Points ∼67%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
920 Points ∼67% 0%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Vega 7, R5 5600H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1225 Points ∼100% +45%
Average of class Office
  (284 - 1746, n=59, last 2 years)
1072 Points ∼88% +27%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Vega 8, R7 5700U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
879 Points ∼72% +4%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Vega 6, R3 5300U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
844 Points ∼69%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
 
844 Points ∼69% 0%
PCMark 10 Score
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64091 MB/s ∼100% +78%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
38158 MB/s ∼60% +6%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
36092 MB/s ∼56%
Average of class Office
  (11929 - 70537, n=122, last 2 years)
35248 MB/s ∼55% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
34196 MB/s ∼53% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (31429 - 36092, n=2)
33761 MB/s ∼53% -6%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
15867 MB/s ∼25% -56%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
62442 MB/s ∼100% +81%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
43610 MB/s ∼70% +26%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
42872 MB/s ∼69% +24%
Average of class Office
  (12298 - 70553, n=122, last 2 years)
38156 MB/s ∼61% +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (34493 - 35443, n=2)
34968 MB/s ∼56% +1%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
34493 MB/s ∼55%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
17632 MB/s ∼28% -49%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
66479 MB/s ∼100% +64%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
40554 MB/s ∼61%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (38563 - 40554, n=2)
39559 MB/s ∼60% -2%
Average of class Office
  (11554 - 66791, n=122, last 2 years)
37984 MB/s ∼57% -6%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
35547 MB/s ∼53% -12%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
31943 MB/s ∼48% -21%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
11554 MB/s ∼17% -72%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, Vega 6
113.5 ns * ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  (97.1 - 113.5, n=2)
105.3 ns * ∼93% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
99.4 ns * ∼88% +12%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8
98.5 ns * ∼87% +13%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
92.6 ns * ∼82% +18%
Average of class Office
  (70.7 - 336, n=131, last 2 years)
87.2 ns * ∼77% +23%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Vega 7
75.6 ns * ∼67% +33%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latency

In our standardised latency monitor test (web browsing, 4K video playback, Prime95 high-load), we observed issues with the laptop's DPC latency. Even though the highest interrupt to process was fairly moderate at 517 ms, we saw 50 dropped frames during playback of 4K YouTube videos. Latency Mon suspects that the problem could be related to Wi-Fi drivers or CPU-throttling settings in the BIOS. However, we could not find any negative indicators, even under advanced options (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F7). Therefore, with its current driver configuration, the system doesn't seem to be suitable for real-time video and audio processing.

DPC Latency Mon - Summary
DPC Latency Mon - Summary
DPC Latency Mon - Drivers
DPC Latency Mon - Drivers
DPC Latency Mon - Youtube 50 dropped Frames
DPC Latency Mon - Youtube 50 dropped Frames
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Vega 8, R7 5700U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
3312 μs * ∼100% -541%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Vega 7, R5 5500U
874 μs * ∼26% -69%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Vega 7, R5 5600H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
527.3 μs * ∼16% -2%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Vega 6, R3 5300U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
517 μs * ∼16%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
435.4 μs * ∼13% +16%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
420.3 μs * ∼13% +19%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

A second M.2 22x60 slot is free, allowing you to add another SSD.
A second M.2 22x60 slot is free, allowing you to add another SSD.

The Samsung SSD (PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU) has a capacity of 512 GB. There is also a larger 1 TB option for the Ryzen 7 model. Because the laptop doesn't come pre-installed with much software, approximately 420 GB of usable storage is available out of the box. The PM991 drive is one of the reasonably fast SSDs on the market. But it delivers below average performance in the Ultra PC. This, along with the small amount of RAM, is possibly the reason for the ho-hum results obtained in PCMark 10 and Crossmark. Under sustained load, the Samsung SSD experienced a minor drop in performance – this doesn't have to be the case, though, as demonstrated by the PM9A1 SSD in the Honor MagicBook 16.

Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
Sequential Read: 2211MB/s
Sequential Write: 1057MB/s
4K Read: 36.22MB/s
4K Write: 91.17MB/s
4K-64 Read: 553MB/s
4K-64 Write: 861MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.159ms
Access Time Write: 0.043ms
Score Read: 810Points
Score Write: 1055Points
Score Total: 2229Points
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
92.5 pt ∼93%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
75 pt ∼75%
Average of class Office
 
58.7 pt ∼59%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
 
54.3 pt ∼54%
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
 
50.3 pt ∼50%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
49.8 pt ∼50%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
42.3 pt ∼42%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
32.5 pt ∼33%
DiskSpd
seq read
Average of class Office
  (215 - 4346, n=110, last 2 years)
2034 MB/s ∼100% +27%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
1730 (1725.12min - 1730.26max) MB/s ∼85% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
 
1684 (1321.21min - 1684.01max) MB/s ∼83% +6%
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1684 (1497.16min - 1684.03max) MB/s ∼83% +6%
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
  (1188 - 1882, n=8)
1626 MB/s ∼80% +2%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1596 (1575.17min - 1595.93max) MB/s ∼78%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1536 (1503.31min - 1536.37max) MB/s ∼76% -4%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
915 (911min - 915.46max) MB/s ∼45% -43%
seq write
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3083 (3059.29min - 3082.81max) MB/s ∼100% +135%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2489 (1082.97min - 2488.9max) MB/s ∼81% +90%
Average of class Office
  (56.3 - 4947, n=110, last 2 years)
1859 MB/s ∼60% +42%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
 
1498 (987.97min - 1497.52max) MB/s ∼49% +14%
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
  (790 - 1706, n=8)
1426 MB/s ∼46% +9%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1331 (1216.01min - 1330.85max) MB/s ∼43% +2%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1311 (1226.41min - 1311.35max) MB/s ∼43%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
886 (874.58min - 886.14max) MB/s ∼29% -32%
seq q8 t1 read
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3553 (3425.49min - 3553.39max) MB/s ∼100% +23%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
3445 (3030.59min - 3444.78max) MB/s ∼97% +19%
Average of class Office
  (200 - 6952, n=110, last 2 years)
3175 MB/s ∼89% +10%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
2890 (2377.4min - 2890.29max) MB/s ∼81%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
 
2659 (2544.63min - 2659.19max) MB/s ∼75% -8%
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
  (1655 - 3111, n=8)
2637 MB/s ∼74% -9%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2181 (1887.86min - 2181.16max) MB/s ∼61% -25%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
989 (886.37min - 989.44max) MB/s ∼28% -66%
seq q8 t1 write
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3497 (3490.5min - 3496.86max) MB/s ∼100% +103%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
2496 (2283.43min - 2496.07max) MB/s ∼71% +45%
Average of class Office
  (57 - 5160, n=110, last 2 years)
2233 MB/s ∼64% +29%
LG Ultra-PC 16 16U70Q-G.AR36G
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
1725 (1683.37min - 1724.81max) MB/s ∼49%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
 
1603 (1311.14min - 1603.48max) MB/s ∼46% -7%
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
  (871 - 1832, n=8)
1503 MB/s ∼43% -13%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1409 (1405.09min - 1408.87max) MB/s ∼40% -18%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
887 (882.81min - 887.42max) MB/s ∼25% -49%
4k q1 t1 read
Honor MagicBook 16 2022
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
65 (64.37min - 65max) MB/s ∼100% +88%
LG Gram 16 (2021)
SK Hynix PC601 1TB HFS001TD9TNG
54.3 (54.16min - 54.32max) MB/s ∼84% +57%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
53.3 (52.75min - 53.25max) MB/s ∼82% +54%
Average of class Office
  (9.03 - 94.3, n=110, last 2 years)
52 MB/s ∼80% +51%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
 
46 (45.57min - 46.04max) MB/s ∼71% +33%
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HBLU
  (34.5 - 51.8, n=8)
44.2 MB/s ∼68% +28%
Dell Inspiron 15 5515-H8P8F
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe