The LG Gram 13 (2017) Review: Awesome Back to School Laptop?

LG has made really good laptops in the past but when it comes to the LG Gram 13, they have really outdone themselves in terms of design and portability.  The model in this review is the LG Gram 13.3″ Ultra-lightweight touchscreen laptop with Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage retailing for 999 USD.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Model 13Z970-A.AAS5U1; Color Dark Silver
OPERATING SYSTEM: Operating System Windows 10 Home (64bit)
FEATURES: Daylight Mode, Back-lit Keyboard, DTS Headphone,  Touchscreen LCD, Fingerprint ID, Webcam Resolution 1.0M (HD webcam)
PROCESSOR: Processor (Base/Turbo Clock) Intel® Core™ i5-7200U 2.5GHz/3.1GHz
MEMORY: System Memory Max 12GB (Dual Slot DDR4 2133MHz,
8GB can be upgraded to 12GB)
HARD DRIVE: Type SSD (Solid-State Drive), Capacity 256GB
DISPLAY: Screen Size 13.3″, Display Type IPS LCD, Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080), Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
AUDIO: Speakers Stereo Speaker (1.0W x 2)
PORTS AND CONNECTIONS: HDMI (Standard), USB Type-C, USB 3.0 Yes (2), USB 2.0, Micro-SD, Headphone Out, RJ45 Ethernet Yes, (USB Type C port with RJ45 gender,
included in box)
BATTERY / POWER: Battery 60Wh, Battery Cell Type 4 cell, Battery Weight (in grams) 236g, Lithium Battery Energy Content (in Watt Hours) 60.06Wh, Lithium Battery Voltage 7.7V
MATERIAL (BODY): Material Magnesium Alloy
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT:Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.1″ x 8.3″ x 0.6″Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.1″ x 10.0″ x 2.0″Weight 2.07 lbs


The design of the LG Gram 13 is simply amazing to put it lightly. From its chassis to how light this laptop really is, LG really nailed it with the new design.  The bold engineering and innovation materials produced a 13.3-inch LG laptop that weighs barely over two pounds, so this LG gram can go virtually anywhere. And the sleek metal alloy body of the LG gram combines advanced nano carbon with magnesium to create a light weight yet durable housing for the computer that’s still beautifully thin, less than .7″ thick. Portability with this device is no issue as I barely even noticed that this laptop was in my bag when traveling. Even when holding it feels absolutely pristine and premium, something that very little laptops can do. Though, one issue that a super thin and light weight laptop has is its build quality. The materials are superb but the build verges on the edge of flimsy something that will probably get to you over time.

Light Weight Construction


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