With the Gram 17, LG offers a slim, mobile office notebook that, despite its 17-inch format, barely weighs 1,350 grams and can therefore be considered an ultra-light notebook. The manufacturer relies on a very light construction, the case is made of a magnesium alloy and only contains the essentials inside.
The Core i7-1360P processor used here delivers sufficient performance for Internet and office applications and also allows playing not very demanding computer games. However, it is not designed for permanently high loads. While a lot of computing power is used to respond to short peak loads, the clock rate has to be throttled during longer loads. This is where its conservative performance limits become noticeable.
The CPU comes with 16 GB of working memory (LPDDR5-5200, dual-channel mode, onboard); expanding the working memory is not possible. While the 1 TB storage space of the very fast PCIe 4 SSD should be sufficient in most cases, the notebook also offers space for a second PCIe 4 SSD.
An 80 Wh battery ensures a realistic battery life of around 11 to 14 hours. Two USB-C ports (Thunderbolt 4/USB 4) supply the notebook with power (via Power Delivery) and are also able to output a DisplayPort signal. Together with the HDMI connection, the notebook offers a total of three video outputs.
The matte 17-inch display in a work-friendly 16:10 format offers a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. Brightness and contrast correspond to their respective target values. In addition, there are stable viewing angles, short response times and good color space coverage, whereby the panel almost completely covers the DCI-P3 color space.
You can find more information and many benchmark results in our detailed review of the LG Gram 17 (2023).
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