A review of the LG Gram 17

The new LG Gram 17 is a real lightweight Gram Laptop among the LG Gram laptop line. The Gram 17 has a 17-inch screen and it weighs 2.95 pounds which is pretty light when you compare it with the many 15-inch laptops out there and is slightly the same with 13-inch laptop models. Having compared the laptop with the Acer Swift 5, we found that the LG Gram 17 is a lot more impressive. The laptop comes with an 8th Gen Core i7 processor chip, 512GB of storage, and has 16GB RAM. The system costs $1,699.99 however, the company is willing to offer the system at a discounted price of $1,549.99.

Furthermore, the outer part of the system is made of nanocarbon magnesium just like all the other laptops in the Gram laptop line but the covering can easily fool anyone into thinking it is made of plastic. However it is best that you handle with care once you purchase it because the upper display case will easily bend if you apply too much pressure on it. Although LG reassures that one doesn’t need to worry about the way the laptop in their hands as it is rated for MIL-STD 810G durability and the way they designed it, it can withstand a few tumbles.

That the Gram 17 has a 17-inch screen, does not mean that it is ridiculously big, as a matter of fact, the 17-inch screen was fitted into a laptop that is not much bigger than a 15-inch PC which means you can still make use of the laptop in an airplane, a train, and even in a café. One of the disappointments that one would get from the ultra-slim bezels that the system has is that there is no Windows Hello face recognition since LG was only able to manage putting a tiny camera above the display. But on the bright side, the power button also functions as a fingerprint reader with about 98 percent accuracy. Another plus is that you can easily pull up the lid of the system with one hand and once you’ve pulled it up, it stays that way (in other words, it is pretty firm).

The system has one Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C, two USB 3.0 Type-A, full size HDMI output, memory card slot, a headphone jack, Kensington lock, and barrel charger options. Both RAM and SSD can be upgraded.

The IPS display of Gram is really nice and this is because of its WQXGA (2560 x 1600) resolution with an aspect ratio of 16:10 which will come in handy when you’re working with Microsoft Word or editing pictures although it cannot show a wide colour range like most pro-tier laptops.

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