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Updated January 10, 2024·

The ASUS Vivobook S 15 offers solid general use performance, but its heftier build and lower battery life compared to the LG Gram 16 make it less portable. Although slightly less expensive than the LG Gram 16, it has more storage capacity. The LG Gram 16, on the other hand, boasts higher battery life and better portability due to its lighter weight and compact form. Both have 16 GB of RAM and similar quality in keyboards, webcams, and speakers, but if you prioritize longer unplugged use and ease of carrying, the LG Gram 16 is the superior choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook S 15
  • The ASUS Vivobook S 15 has no clear advantages over the LG Gram 16.
Advantages of the LG Gram 16
  • Good overall display quality
  • Very good portability
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good speakers
  • Good keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.3
Vivobook S 15
Gram 16
7.3
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
267.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
347.0 nits
The LG Gram 16 has a better screen than the ASUS Vivobook S 15 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, and content creation.

Battery

9.0 Hours
Vivobook S 15
Gram 16
15.0 Hours
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 has 9 hours of battery life. The LG Gram 16 has 15 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Vivobook S 15
Gram 16
Very Good
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
3.9 lbs
WEIGHT
2.6 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The LG Gram 16 has very good portability, while the ASUS Vivobook S 15 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$945
Vivobook S 15
Gram 16
$810
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The ASUS Vivobook S 15 has a price of $945 and the LG Gram 16 costs $810.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.7
Vivobook S 15
Gram 16
7.8
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
267.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
347.0 nits
9.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
15.0 Hours
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
7.7/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.5/10
The LG Gram 16 and ASUS Vivobook S 15 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.5
Vivobook S 15
Gram 16
6.5
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
10.0/10
The LG Gram 16 and ASUS Vivobook S 15 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.2
Vivobook S 15
Gram 16
7.4
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The LG Gram 16 and ASUS Vivobook S 15 are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.6
Vivobook S 15
Gram 16
7.8
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The LG Gram 16 and ASUS Vivobook S 15 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.4
Vivobook S 15
Gram 16
7.9
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The LG Gram 16 and ASUS Vivobook S 15 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.0
Vivobook S 15
Gram 16
7.0
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 and LG Gram 16 both have good build quality.

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How the ASUS Vivobook S 15 and the LG Gram 16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS Vivobook S 15LG Gram 16
ASUS Vivobook S 15LG Gram 16

GENERAL

Price
$945
$810
Release Date
May 1, 2023April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.2'' x 0.74''14'' x 9.5'' x 0.66''
Weight
3.97 lbs2.64 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HIntel i7-1260P
Graphics
Vega 8 Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
45

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours15 Hours
Battery Capacity
70 Wh80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10802560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
267 nits347 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/107/10
Portability Score
7.7/108.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/1010/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.8/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/107/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Mario Petzold | February 2023
"Internals make Asus VivoBook S15 laptop a compelling option. The Asus multimedia laptop may look rather below-average with its modest black chassis, lack of a dedicated GPU, limited RAM and meagre port selection without Thunderbolt support. But your impression of the device will start changing once you set your eyes on its high-contrast OLED capable of producing deep blacks and highly accurate colours. And your opinion will change completely when the VivoBook is switched on. The AMD CPU can effortlessly keep up with powerful rivals from Intel. The integrated Radeon graphics blows away Intel's iGPU when it comes to graphics workloads such as rendering and simpler games."

LG Gram 16

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Florian Glaser | January 2023
"The LG Gram 16 is a lightweight device with stability issues. The LG Gram 16Z90Q with a Core i7-1260P is made with portability in mind and places less of a focus on users with high demands on performance. The compact and light chassis is particularly practical when you are on the go. The device is not only comfortably small and lightweight, it also boasts a great battery life. When connected to mains, on the other hand, the 16-inch device is rather disappointing. The standard cooling mode causes extreme volatility in terms of CPU, SSD and iGPU performance. The meager stability of the chassis may also put off some potential buyers."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

About LG

LG is a South Korean conglomerate company. While LG is mainly known for various products outside of technology, LG also develops laptops. Within the laptop industry, they are known for their thin-and-light Gram series, as well as their value-oriented Ultra series. LG laptops offer very thin and light laptops with phenomenal battery life, and are often on sale.

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