The LG gram 17 2020: Specifications and review

Laptops have become such an integral part of our lives, there is always a demand for newer and better laptops, and they have been getting better and better with each passing year. One such product is the LG gram series of laptops. They are thin and light ultrabooks with fast performance. While there were some minor flaws with the previous generation of LG gram laptops, this year however it’s not the case. Things have improved. Keep reading to know more.

The design:-

The 2020 LG gram 17 has a really beautiful design, it’s sleek and stylish with a matte finish. Its chassis is made of a carbon nanotube reinforced magnesium alloy, which makes the laptop lighter, dustproof and shockproof. but it’s strength is reduced, but still, it holds up. It can also withstand extreme temperatures, although it’s not a good thing to operate any electronic device in extreme temperatures.

The LG gram 17 2020: Specifications and review
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It has a 17-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which makes content consumption and productivity work that much more enjoyable. While most laptops with screen sizes as big as this, they are predominantly gaming laptops and weigh thrice as much. But the 2020 LG gram 17 is super light thanks to its build and materials used.

Coming to I/O, there is a decent amount of diversity here. The 2020 LG gram 17 comes with three USB 3.1 ports, and USB type C port with thunderbolt 3 (also can charge the laptop through this port) an SD card slot, HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack and an RJ45 Ethernet port.

The 2020 LG gram 17 has a nice keyboard, it’s got a nice tactile feel to it but not as good as a mechanical keyboard. It has a good amount of travel in its keys, so it is quite comfortable to use. The Device has a big layout so the keys are about the same size as a mechanical keyboard with a big number pad. It is backlit, so typing in the dark is easy. The trackpad is also really nice. It’s glass, has a good feel to it and it’s precise. One might even consider it to be as good as the trackpad on the MacBooks. There is also a fingerprint reader built into the power button to add an extra layer of security.

You’d want the 2020 LG gram 17 for its massive display. It is a QHD IPS LCD display with a  resolution of 2560×1600. What makes it stand out that it’s a 17-inch display on a form factor of 15-inch laptops. So you get that feel of a really big display. It covers 96% of the RGB color space and has a brightness of 359 nits. Streaming video will simply look better on this display.

Performance:-

The 2020 LG gram 17 is not a budget laptop, it’s for productivity purposes and gas powerful specs. Bear in mind that this is no gaming laptop, the Intel HD graphics simply cannot handle latest AAA games and will give you unplayable frame rates, even in the most casual games you have to turn down the graphics settings in order to play.

Here are the full specs of the 2002 LG gram 17:-

  • A 9th gen Intel core i7 8565U @1.8GHz and turbo up to 4GHz (quad-core, 8MB cache)
  • Intel UHD graphics 620
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM @2400MHz
  • 17-inch QHD IPS LCD display
  • 512GB PCIe NVME SSD
  • 72Wh battery
  • Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5

As you can see, the processor is fast. It is a quad-core processor with a base clock of 1.8Ghz and can turbo boost up to 4GHz. That means you can get CPU intensive tasks done pretty fast you can use this laptop for tasks editing documents, making presentations, spreadsheets and all that and some heavy work like photo editing, and video editing. Do note that the absence of a dedicated GPU, render times are significantly increased. But the Intel graphics get the job done.

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Photo editing, on the other hand, is fast and because of the nice display, with accurate colors, your photos will look stunning. The superfast PCIe NVME storage on this laptop makes everything feel snappy and fast. The 2020 LG gram 17 also comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 2400MHz gives a superb performance, so you can have 20 plus chrome tabs open and still not feel stutters. Although you can’t upgrade RAM, as it only has one single slot and it is occupied by the 16GB stick.

Verdict:-

If you’re looking for a portable work machine that’s not heavy, and want to do some light gaming and has a bigger display? Then this is the clear winner. There are some other laptops too, but none of the offer the value that this laptop has to offer. The 2020 LG gram 17 is simply the better choice. You can enjoy streaming your favorite movies and TV shows on this laptop that has a gorgeous display, and also work alongside that and you won’t get bogged down as the superfast processor and huge RAM make sure the laptop doesn’t slow down and will handle pretty much anything you throw at it. Not games though.

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LG gram 17 2020 review

It has a 17-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which makes content consumption and productivity work that much more enjoyable. While most laptops with screen sizes as big as this, they are predominantly gaming laptops and weigh thrice as much.

LG gram 17 2020 specs

A 9th gen Intel core i7 8565U @1.8GHz and turbo up to 4GHz (quad-core, 8MB cache), Intel UHD graphics 620,16GB DDR4 RAM @2400MHz
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