This is my detailed review of the LG Gram 17 series, a
premium ultrabook with a full-size 17-inch display.
There aren’t many such laptops out there, designed to bundle a large display in a portable and lightweight format. In fact, the Gram 17 is the
lightest 17-inch laptop currently available in stores, at under 3 lbs (1.3 kilos).
LG offers this in a few different configurations, some based entirely on an Intel 12th-gen Core P platform with Iris Xe graphics and an 80 Wh battery, well suited for daily activities and multitasking, and a few that pair the same Core P processors with an RTX 2050 dGPU and a 90 Wh battery, for those looking for a little more performance in this format. These are sold as the LG Gram 17 Pro in some markets, but the former Gram 17 variant is the one we’re discussing here.
Compared to the previous generation Gram 17, the 2022 variant now offers a significant bump in performance with the adoption of 12th-gen Core P platforms over the 11t-gen Core Us of the past, a matte display that is replacing the glossy non-touch panels used before, louder speakers, and a few other minor refinements and updates.
We’ll discuss them all in this review, so you’ll know what to expect when looking at one of these LG Gram 17 notebooks.
Specs as reviewed – LG Gram 17
LG Gram 17 17Z90Q, 2022 model
Screen 17 inch, WQXGA 2560 x 1600 px, 16:10 aspect ratio, IPS, non-touch, non-glare,
LG Philips LP170WQ1-SPF2 panel with 400-nits, 100% DCI-P3 color
Processor Intel 12th-gen Alder Lake Core i7-1260P, 4PC+8Ec/16T
Video Intel Iris Xe, up to 1.4 GHz
Memory 16 GB LPDDR5-5200 (soldered), up to 32 GB
Storage 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD (Samsung PM9A1) – 2x M.2 2280 slots
Connectivity Wireless 6E (Intel AX211) 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1
Ports 2x USB-A 3.2 gen2, 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, mic/headphone, HDMI 2.0b, microSD card reader, Lock
Battery 80 Wh, 65W USB-C charger
Size 379 mm or 14.9” (w) x 259 mm or 10.2” (d) x 17.8 mm or 0.7” (h)
Weight 2.86 lbs (1.3 kg)+ .6 lbs (.27 kg) charger and cables, EU version
Extras backlit keyboard, 2MPx FHD webcam with IR, no finger sensor, stereo 2x 1.5W bottom speakers,
As mentioned, LG offers this in a handful of variants, starting at i7-1240P/16 GB RAM/512 GB SSD model and going up to an i7-1260P/ RTX 2050/ 32 GB RAM/ 2TB SSD variant of the LG Gram 17 Pro.
Our review of the smaller and lighter LG Gram 16 is also available on the site.
Design and first look
Much like all the other Gram laptops, the LG Gram 17 is entirely built out of magnesium alloys, with a clean design and a texture that feels rougher and premium to the touch.
At the same time, magnesium alloys tend to be flexible and this is no different. The lid wraps a little bit when pressed firmly in the middle, and there’s also some flex in the keyboard deck, but both are within acceptable limits for such as lightweight laptop and not something that will be easily noticeable during daily use.
What I did notice are some creaks and pops when grabbing this laptop firmer or when picking this up from a corner. I find these understandable as well on this kind of large and slim product, but some of you might not.
Overall, while this Gram 17 isn’t as rock-solid as a MacBook Pro 16 or an XPS 17, it is still a well-made and premium-feeling computer and I expect it will satisfy most potential buyers, especially when factoring in its lightweight. How light this is? Well, about as light as a MacBook Air at 1.3 kilos / 2.9 lbs, despite offering a 17-inch display and having a larger footprint.
LG did what they could to keep this compact, but it’s not as small as an XPS 17, as you can tell from the averagely sized bezels around the screen. There’s room for a 2MPx camera with IR and microphones at the top, and the footprint allows for a spacious full keyboard and a large palmrest area and clickpad. What you’re not getting here are up-firing speakers, though, or a finger-sensor in that recessed power-button key.
Ergonomics are pretty good with this design, as long as you’re OK with the 17-inch format in your backpack. The laptop sits stably on the desk thanks to its grippy rubber feet that are different from what LG put on their 16-inch model, and the hinges are well made, sturdy enough to properly keep the screen in place without it moving or wobbling with daily use, and also smooth enough to allow to easily pop-up the screen and adjust it with a single-hand. They don’t allow the display to lean back flat to 180 degrees, but the 160-ish angle should be OK for most situations on this sort of larger laptop.
On the other hand, the metal front lip and corners are a bit sharp, but having such a spacious palmrest and low-profile chassis ensures that these elements and your wrists will almost never come in direct contact. The black metal case does smudge easily, though, so you’ll have to constantly rub it clean to maintain a pristine appearance – LG also offers the laptop in a gray variant if you’re after a more carefree design, but that doesn’t look as exquisite as this Black model that we have here.
One final aspect worth mentioning is the always-on light placed near to the power button, which can be a little annoying when using the laptop at night – it’s not very bright, at least.
As far as the IO goes, there’s pretty much everything you’ll want here. LG offers two USB-C ports with full Thunderbolt 4 support, an audio jack and an HDMI port on the left side, and two USB-A slots, a microSD card reader and a Lock on the right.
If we’re to nitpick, it would have been nice to have the USB-C ports spread on both side for convenience when plugging this in, and that microSD card reader could have been a full-size SD reader on this sort of laptop, but overall the IO is perfectly fine for most requirements here.
Keyboard and trackpad
The keyboard is full-size with properly sized and spaced keys and a slightly narrower NumPad section, paired with a spacious glass clickpad.
The keyboard layout is a bit different than what LG offers on their Gram 16, with an extra column of keys in the NumPad section and different arrows. Furthermore, LG updated the fonts that they’re using for this generation, and the smaller writing is more visually pleasant imo.
This keyboard still types much like most of the other ultrabook keyboards, with limited stroke depth, but firmer feedback than I remember from the 2021 Gram. These make it overall a fine typer, once you get used to it. A side note, though, this is a bit chattery and slightly noisier than the average ultrabook keyboard, so it might attract unwanted attention in quiet environments.
You might also notice the flex in the chassis, especially when pressing the keys in the middle of the deck, but somehow this flex didn’t feel as annoying on this 17-inch Gram as on the 2021 16-inch model reviewed in the past. LG might have slightly improved the chassis’ firmness in this generation.
The keys are backlit, with white LEDs that are fairly uniform and bright enough. A fair bit of light creeps out from underneath the Shift, Alt, Space, and Enter keys on this sample, which might bother the pickier among you. It’s not as bad as on other laptops, but still, something that I had to mention on this sort of premium design.
LG offers control over the keys’ time-out settings in their Smart Assistance control app, and you can choose between various timeout intervals or select the option for the lights to always stay on. Once they do time out, a swipe over the clickpad will reactivate the lighting.
The clickpad on this series is very similar to the one in the LG Gram 16 model, a large and smooth glass (feels like glass to me, at least) surface with Precision drivers. It worked flawlessly during my time with the laptop. I will also add that this is positioned centered on the laptop’s chassis, and not aligned to the left under the Space key, a detail I know some of you will appreciate.
The clickpad is also carefully implemented so it doesn’t rattle with taps; the physical clicks are only OK, though, a bit clunky and loud on this unit.
For biometrics, there’s no longer a figner-sensor integrated within the power button with this 2022 Gram 17 generation, as on the previous models, which instead has been replaced by an IR-capable camera. Having both would have been nice.
There’s a high-resolution 17-inch 16:10 screen on the LG Gram 17, with averagely sized bezels all around and a solid-quality IPS matte panel on this 2022 model.
It’s not the regular matte finish available on ThinkPad or ZenBooks, but rather a balanced anti-glare finish that cuts out most of the reflections and doesn’t add noticeable graininess, a middle-ground implementation that I found excellent during my time with this laptop. In the past, LG offered glossy screens on their Grams, so this is a much-welcomed change.
That aside, this panel also offers good brightness, excellent blacks and contrast, and full-gamut 100% DCI-P3 colors, making it well-suited for daily use and potential creative color-accurate work.
Here’s what we got in our tests,
with a X-Rite i1 Display Pro sensor:
Panel HardwareID: LG Philips LGD06EA (LP170WQ1-SPF2);
Coverage: 99.7% sRGB, 84.1% AdobeRGB, 98.5% DCI P3;
Measured gamma: 2.14;
Max brightness in the middle of the screen: 419.87 cd/m2 on power;
Min brightness in the middle of the screen: 30.14 cd/m2 on power;
Contrast at max brightness: 1523:1;
White point: 7000 K;
Black on max brightness: 0.27 cd/m2;
PWM: No (to be further tested).
Our sample required slight calibration to address the Gamma and White Point. It ended up OK in terms of uniformity, with some variations in both colors and luminosity in the corners. I haven’t noticed any obvious light bleeding around the edges, though.
A few other aspects worth mentioning here are the fact that this panel doesn’t get very dim at the lowest- brightness setting, which could be an inconvenience when using it in a pitch-dark room, and it doesn’t get overly bright either, which could be an issue for outdoor use. So you’ll want to keep this mostly inside.
Furthermore, this is a standard 60 Hz panel with response times in the 40+ ms GtG, so not ideal for gaming. That’s especially important if you’re considering the RTX 2050 variant over the Iris Xe model.
Finally, if you were looking for a touchscreen on this Gram 17, there isn’t any in this 2022 generation. You will find touch variants of the smaller Gram 15 and Gram 16 models, in their 2-in-1 convertible variants.
Hardware, performance, and upgrade options
Our test version is the standard configuration of the 2022 LG Gram 17 17Z90Q, with an Intel 12th-gen Alder Lake Core i7-1260P processor, 16 GB of LPDDR5-5200 memory, a fast 1 TB SSD, and the Intel Iris Xe graphics embedded within the Intel processor.
Disclaimer: This is a retail unit that was provided for review by LG. I tested it with the software available as of mid-October 2022 (BIOS 03.04, LG Smart Assitant ver.1.0.2205.1301 app). This is a mature software package as the laptop has been available in stores for a few months now, but some aspects might still change with future updates.
Spec-wise, this is based on the 2022 Intel 12th-gen Alder Lake Core P hardware platform. The Core i7-1260P is a hybrid design with 4 Performance and 8 Efficiency Cores, as well as 16 combined threads. This implementation supplies the CPU with 18+W of sustained power in demanding loads, which is lower than most other portable designs on their top-performance profiles. We’ll get in-depth further down.
Graphics are handled by the Iris Xe integrated iGPU, which is dependent on enough power to run at its full potential. In this implementation, it runs at between 60-80% of its potential.
An RTX 2050 dGPU is also available on some variants of this laptop, but that comes with an updated cooling module, and I can’t judge its capabilities based on this iGPU-only unit.
Our configuration also comes with 16 GB of LPDDR5-5200 memory. The RAM is soldered on the motherboard and non-upgradeable, but LG offers 16 and 32 GB configurations, which should suffice for most needs.
For storage, LG opted for a premium-tier PCIe gen4 Samsung PM9A1 drive here. There are two M.2 2280 slots inside.
It is possible to open up this device to get to the internals, even if it’s a somewhat tedious task. The back panel is held in place by a few Torx screws. All these screws are hidden underneath some plastic caps, so you’ll have to take those out first. Careful they’re of different sizes. Once the screws are out, you’ll also need a suction cup to pry out that back panel as it’s tightly attached to the main chassis; be extra careful with it, it’s very thin and you surely don’t want to break it!
Inside you’ll find the SSD slots, with everything else being soldered. You’ll also notice the vast amount of unused space on this 17-inch chassis, as a result of LG sharing the internal design between their 14, 16, and 17-inch models. I would have appreciated having larger speakers or better cooling, even if those might have pushed the weight a little higher.
As it is, this LG Gram 17 is mostly meant for daily chores and multitasking, much like the other Gram laptops, and not for demanding loads. Here’s what to expect in performance and internal temperatures with daily activities.
In all fairness, this 2022 variant is significantly faster in CPU-heavier activities than the previous generation and can run some more demanding loads as well, such as perhaps Photoshop for photo editing or some programming software. But don’t expect this to match the capabilities of
higher-power ultraportable laptops or even those of other portable 17-inchers such as the Dell XPS 17 or HP Envy 17.
LG offers three power profiles to choose from in the LG Smart Assitant control app, which has been revamped from the previous application. It offers access to a lot of useful settings for the keyboard, display, battery, or updates. If we’re talking software, I still think there’s a fair amount of preinstalled bloatware on this LG laptop, but I appreciate how they centralized many of their past apps into the updated Smart Assitant app now.
Smart Assitant also offers four different Cooling Modes to choose from: High, Normal, Low, and No-noise, which impact the fans’ speeds and applied power. Normal is what I’ve chosen for everyday use during my time with the laptop, and we’ll also discuss the High setting in the next section of the review.
Performance and benchmarks
On to more demanding loads, we start by testing the CPU’s performance in the Cinebench R15 loop test.
On High, the system applies peak PL2 power of ~45W for a brief moment, but then the i7-1260P processor fluctuates between 24 and 16 W of sustained power. LG seems to set a 90 degrees thermal limit for the CPU, allow the processor to run at that thermal limit for a little while, and then cut off the power in order to bring the temperatures down. Even so, the CPU runs between 80-90 degrees Celsius in this laptop, despite the middling power settings.
The fan keeps quiet even on the High setting, though, at 35-36 dBA at head level. LG could have allowed for a higher setting on this High profile, somewhere around 40 dBA
The Normal profile cuts the fan to around 31-32 dBA and 12-17W of sustained power. The CPU runs cooler in this mode, fluctuating between 70 and 85 degrees Celsius. The performance takes a dip, though, around 20-25% lower than on High.
The laptop is a fair performer on battery power, stabilizing at 15-20W of power on High. All these are detailed in the following graph and logs.
To put these in perspective, here’s how this i7-1260P implementation fares against a few other implementations of the same hardware, as well as a few other Intel/AMD platforms available in other portable laptops. As mentioned, this 2022 Gram is a major step-up in performance from the previous 2021 models, but still only a mid-performer in comparison to other options out there.
We then went ahead and further verified our findings with the more taxing Cinebench R23 loop test and in Blender, confirming our above findings.
We then ran the 3DMark CPU profile test.
Finally, we ran our combined CPU+GPU stress tests on this notebook, on the High profile. 3DMark stress runs the same test for 20 times in a loop and looks for performance variation and degradation over time, and this unit did not pass the test, which means the performance decreases with longer demanding loads, once the heat builds up and the system cuts off the power.
Next, here are some benchmark results. We ran the entire suite of tests and benchmarks on the High profile on this Core i7-1260P configuration, with the screen set at its default QHD+ resolution.
Here’s what we got.
3DMark 13 – Fire Strike: 4761 (Graphics – 5165, Physics – 16573, Combined – 1793);
3DMark 13 – Night Raid: 15311 (Graphics – 18415, CPU – 7832);
3DMark 13 – Time Spy: 1742 (Graphics – 1554, CPU – 5581);
Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Extreme: 962;
Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Medium: 2867;
Handbrake 1.3.3 (4K to 1080p encode): 32.86 average fps;
PassMark 10: 4272 (CPU – 18095, 3D – 3075, Memory – 2710, Disk – 23982);
PCMark 10: 5502 (Essentials – 10329, Productivity – 6950, Digital Content Creation – 6297);
GeekBench 5.4.3 64-bit: Single-Core: 1691, Multi-core: 9003;
CineBench R15 (best run): CPU 1681 cb, CPU Single Core 230 cb;
CineBench R20 (best run): CPU 3564 cb, CPU Single Core 624 cb;
CineBench R23: CPU 9295 cb (best run), CPU 8241 (10 min loop test), CPU Single Core 1633 CB (best run);
x265 HD Benchmark 64-bit: 50.32 s.
And here are some work-related benchmarks:
Blender 3.01 – BMW scene – CPU Compute: 4m 56s;
Blender 3.01 – Classroom scene – CPU Compute: 12m 05s;
PugetBench – DaVinci Resolve: 283;
PugetBench – Adobe Photoshop: 664;
PugetBench – Adobe Premiere: 330;
SPECviewperf 2020 – 3DSMax: 13.63 ;
SPECviewperf 2020 – Catia: 12.54;
SPECviewperf 2020 – Creo: 21.62;
SPECviewperf 2020 – Energy: 3.55;
SPECviewperf 2020 – Maya: 52.91;
SPECviewperf 2020 – Medical: 7.27;
SPECviewperf 2020 – SNX: 5.66;
SPECviewperf 2020 – SW: -;
V-Ray Benchmark: CPU – 6031 vsamples, GPU CUDA – 172 vpaths;
Compared to the previous-generation Gram built on an 11th-gen Core i7-1165G7 processor, this 2022 model is a major step up in CPU performance, and only a minor upgrade in GPU capabilities. The faster CPU makes a difference both with daily use and multitasking, but also with occasional intensive loads.
At the same time, it’s important to understand that this is a power-limited implementation of the Core P hardware, and other i7-1260P models capable of higher sustained power around ~30W will offer a 10-20% boost in multi-threaded CPU and GPU performance.
I’m curious about the performance of the i7-1260P + RTX 2050 version of the Gram 17. That entry-level RTX 2050 should be 2x the performance of the Iris chip if supplied with enough power, and I’d expect LG to implement a superior thermal design on that model which should also benefit the CPU in sustained loads. That’s a topic for another article, though.
As far as gaming goes, there’s only so much an Iris Xe implementation can do, especially when power-constrained as on this Gram 17. Nonetheless, if you’re willing to stick to FHD+ resolution and Low settings, you should be able to run a handful of older and simpler games on this one.
Here’s what we got on our unit, compared to the previous-gen Gram and a few other portable models.
LG Gram 17 2022 –
i7-1260p, Iris Xe,
16+W, FHD+ 1200p
LG Gram 16 2021 –
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe,
16+W, FHD+ 1200p
ZenBook 14 2022 –
i7-1260p, Iris Xe,
30+W, FHD+ 1200p
ZenBook S 13 2022 –
15+W, FHD 1200p
ZenBook 14 2021 –
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe,
19+W, FHD 1080p
(DX 11, Low Preset) 74 fps (46 fps – 1% low)
68 fps (39 fps – 1% low)
70 fps (48 fps – 1% low)
102 fps (63 fps – 1% low)
70 fps (40 fps – 1% low)
(Vulkan, Medium Preset) 26 fps (17 fps – 1% low)
-70 fps (48 fps – 1% low)
29 fps (15 fps – 1% low)
45 fps (34 fps – 1% low)
Far Cry 5
(DX11, Low Preset) 26 fps (20 fps – 1% low)
33 fps (25 fps – 1% low)
29 fps (15 fps – 1% low)
45 fps (34 fps – 1% low)
(DX 11, Best Looking Preset) 59 fps (33 fps – 1% low)
51 fps (36 fps – 1% low)
76 fps (52 fps – 1% low)
74 fps (46 fps – 1% low)
56 fps (44 fps – 1% low)
Shadow of Tomb Raider
(DX12, Lowest Preset, no AA) 27 fps (16 fps – 1% low)
23 fps (12 fps – 1% low)
36 fps (23 fps – 1% low)
47 fps (35 fps – 1% low)
28 fps (16 fps – 1% low)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
(DX 11, Low Preset, Hairworks Off) 31 fps (14 fps – 1% low)
34 fps (14 fps – 1% low)
38 fps (20 fps – 1% low)
41 fps (26 fps – 1% low)
Doom, Dota 2, Witcher 3 – recorded with MSI Afterburner in game mode;
Bioshock, Tomb Raider games – recorded with the included Benchmark utilities;
Just like in the sustained CPU tests, the CPU power fluctuates in games in order to keep the laptop within acceptable thermal limits.
On High, we’re looking at 16-25W of power with fan noise around 35-36dB and CPU temperatures in the 70s and low 80s C.
On Normal, the power drops to around 12W, with quieter fans at 31-32 dBA and lower temperatures. However, this mode is pretty much unusable for gaming, as the performance takes a significant dip and the GPU often stutters to 200 MHz.
I was also hoping that placing the laptop on a raiser stand in order to improve the airflow of fresh air into the fan would have a positive impact on the internal temperatures and the performance, but it actually didn’t, and that’s a result of how the thermal module is designed. We’ll discuss it in the next section.
Noise, Heat, Connectivity, speakers, and others
The LG Gram 17 gets a basic thermal module with a single fan and a short heatpipe, much like all the other past Gram.
An updated thermal module is most likely available on the LG Gram 17 Pro with the RTX 2050 GPU, but that’s something we will discuss in a future article.
On the regular Gram 17, fresh air comes inside through the bottom of the laptop, through the punctured intake grill. However, that intake grill is only partially open over the CPU and is covered over the fan and the heatpipe, in an effort to channel the air over the CPU, into the fan, and then out through the exhaust grill.
This design particularity is the reason thermals are not significantly improved when placing the laptop on a raiser stand, as it would if the fan would have been allowed unrestrained air access through the intake grill.
The exhaust is placed in between the hinges and under the screen, and the hinge is designed so that it sends most of the hot air to the back of the laptop and away. Still, some of the air still gets pushed into the screen, which reaches temperatures in temperatures in the low-40s around the radiator, with games and other combined demanding loads.
Everything’s fine with daily use and multitasking, with the fan keeping idle with light use and barely kicking in with multitasking, and cool internal and external temperatures. I also haven’t noticed any coil whining or electronic noise during my time with this unit.
*Daily Use – streaming Netflix in EDGE for 30 minutes, Normal Mode, fan idle
*Gaming – High mode – playing Withcer 3 for 30 minutes, fan at 35+ dB
For connectivity, there’s WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1 through an Intel module on this laptop. It performed well with our setup and the signal and performance remained strong at 30 feet, with obstacles in between.
Audio is handled by a set of stereo speakers that fire through grills placed on the underside. They can be easily covered while using the laptop on the lap, so keep that in mind.
The audio quality is fine for an ultrabook as the speakers in this 2022 model are an update of the smaller ones used on past Grams. They get louder at 85+ dB at head level, but still lack a fair bit in the lows. They also push vibrations into the chassis at volumes over 60%, so expect to use them at lower levels.
The camera has been updated from the previous Grams as well, and is now a higher-quality and higher-resolution FHD 2 MPx shooter. It’s better than the average laptop camera, but still not amazing by any means.
It also supports IR with Hello and is flanked by some decent microphones. Be careful that the camera might be disabled by default, and you’ll need to press Fn + F4 to deactivate Secure Mode for it to work (or enable it in the control app).
There’s a large 80Wh battery inside this LG Gram 17, which is fair-sized for this sort of laptop. Of course, LG could have even included an even bigger battery in this 17-inch chassis, but instead chose a consistent internal design between the different Gram models. A larger 90Wh battery is available with the i7+RTX 2050 Gram 17 Pro models.
Here’s what we got in terms of battery life, with the screen’s brightness set at around 120 nits (~60 brightness).
9 W (~8+ h of use) – text editing in Google Drive, Optimal + Balanced Mode, screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON;
8.5 W (~9+ h of use) – 1080p fullscreen video on Youtube in Edge, Optimal + Balanced Mode, screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON;
7 W (~11 h of use) – Netflix fullscreen in Edge, Normal + Balanced Mode, screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON;
15 W (~5-6 h of use) – browsing in Edge, Normal + Balanced Mode, screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON.
These are some good runtimes for a 12th-gen Core P implementation.
LG pairs the laptop with a compact and lightweight 65W charger that plugs in via USB-C. It’s a dual-piece design with long cables. A full recharge takes a little over 2 hours.
Price and availability- LG Gram 17
This 2022 version of LG Gram 17 is widely available in stores in most regions of the world.
The i7-1260P / 16 GB RAM / 1 TB SSD model reviewed here is currently listed at $1449 MSRP in the US, 1799 CAD in Canada, 1449 EUR in Germany, and 1649 GBP in the UK. That’s rather pricey for the specs, but also fair for the whole bundle offered here and the uniqueness of this series.
Various discounts might apply at the time you’re reading the article, so
follow this link for updated prices and configurations in your region.
Final thoughts- LG Gram 17
The 17-inch LG Gram is a peculiar laptop.
It’s as lightweight as much smaller ultrabooks, despite packing a full-size 17-inch display, full inputs, and a good set of ports, as well as a large battery that allows it to run for many hours on a charge.
At the same time, it only offers the performance of a smaller ultrabook, and is in fact outmatched by many of these modern 13 and 14-inch units, mostly because LG use a common internal design between all their Grams, thus the space in this 17-inch chassis is not fully utilized. That means this Gram 17 is mostly suited for daily tasks and multitasking, but not for serious workloads or for gaming.
Furthermore, in order to keep this as light as possible, LG also use magnesium alloys for the construction of this notebook, which are more flexible and not as solid-feeling as the premium aluminum designs out there.
Hence, the LG Gram 17 is not for everyone, especially when you also factor in the price that you’re paying for it. If you’re after a lightweight ultrabook with a big screen, this might be right for you. However, if you’d preffer a multi-purpose premium laptop with a 17-inch screen and you can accept an increase in weight, something like an XPS 17 or a ZenBook Pro 17 or even one of these newer LG Gram 17 Pro configurations might better suit your needs, with the extra capabilities offered by the higher-tier and higher-power hardware, as well as the few extra features that are not available on the Gram.
Furthermore, the slightly smaller
LG Gram 16 and Acer Swift Edge ultra-light laptops are also interesting options to consider, a bit more compact and portable, and with similar capabilities.
This wraps up my time with the 2022 LG Gram 17, but I’d love to hear your thoughts as well, so get in touch in the comments section below.
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