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Advantages of the Gigabyte G5
  • Very good speakers
Advantages of the LG Gram 16
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation
  • Good overall display quality
  • Very good portability
  • Excellent battery life

Key differences

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General Use

7.0
G5
Gram 16
7.8
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
246.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
347.0 nits
3.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
15.0 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
6.7/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.5/10
The LG Gram 16 and Gigabyte G5 are both good for general use, though the LG Gram 16 is somewhat better.

Content Creation

6.8
G5
Gram 16
7.8
6.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The LG Gram 16 is good for content creation, while the Gigabyte G5 is only fair.

Software Development

6.2
G5
Gram 16
7.9
6.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The LG Gram 16 is good for software development, while the Gigabyte G5 is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.8
G5
Gram 16
7.3
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
246.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
347.0 nits
The Gigabyte G5 has a better screen than the LG Gram 16 for gaming and AI, while the LG Gram 16 has a better screen for general use, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

3.5 Hours
G5
Gram 16
15.0 Hours
The Gigabyte G5 has 3.5 hours of battery life. The LG Gram 16 has 15 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
G5
Gram 16
Very Good
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
4.8 lbs
WEIGHT
2.6 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The LG Gram 16 has very good portability, while the Gigabyte G5 has only fair portability.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.5
G5
Gram 16
6.5
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
6.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
10.0/10
The LG Gram 16 and Gigabyte G5 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.9
G5
Gram 16
7.4
6.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.9/10
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers LG Gram 16 to be good for engineering and design, while the Gigabyte G5 is only fair.

Build Quality

7.2
G5
Gram 16
7.0
The Gigabyte G5 and LG Gram 16 both have good build quality.

Cost

$950
G5
Gram 16
$922
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$400

$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

The Gigabyte G5 has a price of $950 and the LG Gram 16 costs $922.

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How the Gigabyte G5 and the LG Gram 16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Gigabyte G5LG Gram 16
Gigabyte G5LG Gram 16

GENERAL

Price
$950
$922
Release Date
January 1, 2022April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.2'' x 1.09''14'' x 9.5'' x 0.66''
Weight
4.85 lbs2.64 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-11400HIntel i7-1260P
Graphics
RTX 3050 Ti (75 W)Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
45

BATTERY

Battery Life
3.5 Hours15 Hours
Battery Capacity
49 Wh80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10802560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
144Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
246 nits347 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107/10
Portability Score
6.7/108.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
6.5/1010/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
15 Color LEDWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/107/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Gigabyte G5

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam | April 2023
"The Gigabyte G5 KE is a midrange gaming laptop that checks most boxes. Gigabyte makes good use of the Core i5-12500H and RTX 3060 Laptop GPU combo, and we find no untoward issues with overall performance. The dual-fan quad-heatpipe cooling arrangement does well to ensure that the underlying hardware doesn't throttle under load. That being said, the display is below par when compared to 2023 standards, especially when competing devices."

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 Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

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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