LG Gram 17

LG Gram 17

LG Gram 17

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.3/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.0/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.9/10
BATTERY: Excellent9.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.3/10
SIZE: 17"

The LG Gram 17 is a laptop with a large 17-inch display, yet it's surprisingly lightweight, making it easier to carry around than most large laptops. It has a good amount of storage and memory, and it's praised for its build quality, keyboard, and heat management. The battery life is ample for all-day use, and it offers a quiet, fanless operation. While it's not explicitly designed for intensive gaming or high-end engineering tasks, it's capable for general use and lighter creative tasks. It's a recommendable option for those who need a big screen and portability without compromising on battery life. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Lightweight and highly portable
  • Long battery life for typical usage
  • Large high-resolution screen
  • Good general use performance
  • Silent, fanless operation
Cons
  • Moderate performance for 3D/machine learning
  • Not suited for hardware-intensive engineering tasks
  • Lacks hardware ray tracing and DLSS
  • No facial recognition or Ethernet port

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:
4.7
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use:
4.4
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:
4.4
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.
Portability:
4.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Software Development:
4.3
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 Screen Quality:
4.2
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.
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
The LG Gram 17 is equipped with a high-performance CPU and a capable integrated GPU, paired with ample RAM, making it well-suited for demanding engineering and design applications. Additionally, its large IPS display with high resolution and excellent color coverage offers a detailed and accurate visual experience for design work, while maintaining good portability and a silent operation with its light weight and efficient heat management.
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 17 is fair for gaming and 3D because it uses an integrated Iris Xe graphics unit, which may not handle intensive gaming and 3D tasks as well as dedicated gaming GPUs, and its screen's maximum refresh rate is 60Hz, which is lower than the higher rates often favored for smooth gaming experiences.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$935
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
15'' x 10.2'' x 0.7''
Weight
2.98 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1165G7
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
12.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
323 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7/10
Portability Score
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8/10
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
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
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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Sascha Mölck | August 2022
"The LG Gram 17 is a light office laptop with a large display and great battery life. The newest incarnation of the Gram 17 can be classified as a model update. LG uses the predecessor's compact, light magnesium case along with an identical port configuration (including 2x Thunderbolt 4) and keyboard. Changes can be found in the hardware. With the Gram 17 (2022), LG offers a light (approx. 1,350 g), mobile work device - and finally with a matte display."

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