LG Gram 16

LG Gram 16

LG Gram 16

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.4/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.5/10
BATTERY: Excellent9.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.5/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.8/10
SIZE: 16"

The LG Gram 16 is a lightweight and portable laptop with a larger screen size and high-resolution panel, suitable for productivity and media consumption. It has respectable processing power due to its Intel i7 processor and ample memory for general use. The integrated Iris Xe graphics offer modest performance for light gaming and creative tasks but might not be enough for demanding 3D work or intensive engineering software. With a solid battery life, you can expect to use it for routine tasks without frequent charging. This model has backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and good selection of USB-C ports and comes with Windows 11 Home pre-installed. If you need a machine for everyday work, web browsing, and streaming, the LG Gram 16 is a reliable choice but consider looking at models with dedicated GPUs and more storage if you intend to handle heavier workloads. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Lightweight and highly portable
  • Good battery life for typical use
  • Silent fanless operation
  • High screen pixel density
  • Multiple USB-C and Thunderbolt ports
Cons
  • Limited space with 256GB storage
  • Mediocre performance for 3D and machine learning
  • No dedicated GPU for demanding graphics
  • Not designed for premium business

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
5.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Battery Life:
4.8
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
4.3
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Content Creation:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Engineering & Design:
4.2
The LG Gram 16 boasts a powerful Intel i7 processor and substantial RAM, which are essential for engineering and design software, while its high-resolution IPS display ensures crisp visuals and accurate colors, beneficial for detailed design work. It also excels in portability with its lightweight design and offers silent operation, enhancing the user experience during long working sessions.
Keyboard Quality:
4.2
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Build Quality:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Gaming & AI:
3.5
The LG Gram 16, with its integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, is less powerful than dedicated gaming GPUs, thus offering only fair gaming performance. Additionally, its standard 60Hz screen refresh rate is lower than the faster rates found in gaming-specific laptops, impacting the fluidity and responsiveness in gaming and 3D applications.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$950
Release Date
April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.5'' x 0.66''
Weight
2.64 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1260P
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
15 Hours
Battery Capacity
80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
347 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7/10
Portability Score
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8.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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10/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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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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