Laptops that weigh little tend to lack a bit in terms of screen size. However, not all large-screen laptops are heavy. The LG Gram 15 is an example of the latter category. There are 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch versions of the LG Gram, and these laptops are quite light for their screen size. However, the most important thing about the LG Gram is that it performs quite solidly.
The LG Gram 15 is the 15-inch version of the Gram series. The major talking point of this device is the bigger screen in the smaller, lighter body. The laptop body is made of a magnesium alloy, which does not feel just like a premium aluminum-chassis laptop body that is found on some other laptops. Therefore, one might not really like the look and feel of the LG Gram 15. However, the laptop will withstand the daily wear and tear well enough.
The display on the Gram 15 is quite nice. The colors come out sharp, and it has excellent off-angle viewing. It does get reasonably bright, but you might still struggle with some of the glare from the gloss touchscreen. LG also includes a Reader Mode that lets you quickly reduce blue light.
The audio on the Gram 15 is not so great. To be fair, that’s just one of the things that got sacrificed for the lighter body. However, LG built in DTS headphone: X processing for improved audio quality through the headphone/microphone jack. Therefore if you make use of headphones you would enjoy the sound better. Other ports include two USB 3.0 ports (Type A), a micro SD card slot, HDMI output and a USB Type-C port that supports video out, high-speed data transfer and Ethernet through an adapter.
The Gram 15 comes with a seventh-gen Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 16GB of memory and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics card. This gives enough power to get through average computer tasks. The battery life is not too bad either, with an average of nine hours of usage on a full charge. But the standout feature is the lightness. It weighs less than 1.13 kilograms, which is why you’ll forget that it’s in your bag when you carry it.
LG GRAM 15 SPECIFICATIONS
- Display: 15-inch, 1,920×1,080 touch display
- CPU: 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-&500U
- Memory: 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,133MHz
- Graphics: 128MB dedicated Intel HD Graphics 620
- Storage: 512GB SSD
- Networking: 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-bit)