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LG Gram 2023 Review: The Best Lightweight Laptop for Work and Play.

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LG Gram 2023 Review: The Best Lightweight Laptop for Work and Play.

Table of contents: 

Upsides of LG Gram:
Downsides of LG Gram:
  • Available in various screen sizes
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Portable 
  • Impressive trackpad and keyboard
  • Premium-quality displays
  • Not for heavy tasks (gaming, etc.)
  • Construction Quality Concern
  • Expensive

Introduction

Whether you are a student, a professional, a seasonal laptop user, or simply want to watch your favorite series or movies on the go, the LG Gram laptop keeps crucial tools within easy reach for your convenience. The Gram laptop line has gained popularity since its inception (2020 in Canada) and is considered the ideal choice for those who are willing to buy a lightweight laptop with a large, sleek design.

The Gram Line 2023 is similar, with minimal changes and better improvements, and maintaining the best of what already works. During the research, our expert found that the latest LG Gram Laptop has very few curves in its outline, making it look better and sturdier in quality. Needless to say, unlike the previous models, the 2023-line models have excellent performance and longer battery life and still get compliments with their weight-to-size ratio.

Tip: Get your LG Laptop repaired at the trustworthy and leading LG Laptop Repair Store in St Albert.

Key Specifications:

Display: 

  • 16-inch WQXGA IPS display
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels

Battery:

  • 80Wh

Processor:

  • 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P
 Connectivity:
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.1

Memory:

  • 16GB RAM

Sensors:

  • Windows Hello face recognition

Storage:

  • 512GB SSD

Ports:

  • 1x HDMI
  • 2x USB 4 Gen3x2 Type C/Thunderbolt 4

Dimensions:

  • 35.51 x 24.23 x 1.68 cm
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen2x1 Type A
  • 1x microSD card slot

Weight:

  • 1.2kg (2.64lbs)

Graphics:

  • Iris Xe

Note: We have tested the LG Gram 1-inch laptop (2023). However, the key specifications may vary from laptop to laptop (inches).

LG Gram Line 2023: Reviews by Expert

With the latest update to LG Gram, a ton of small but necessary features improved by a large margin. The 16-inch variant packs the 13th-generation processor, and it is also configurable, allowing buyers to get what they eventually need. 

From the Intel Core i7 1260P to the Intel Core i7 1360P, the performance difference is by far the major update with a 15% to 25% improvement, allowing more reliability for CPU-heavy tasks like gaming, streaming, video editing, and so on. 

After using the laptop for more than a week with a mixed workload, there are so many positive things to share with a few downsides. Let's take a look in depth at all what we liked and what we didn't like. 

What Our Experts Did Like the Most?

  • Typing Bliss

Even being one of the thinnest laptops in the market with 16.80mm of thickness, the LG Gram 16 still packs a great typing experience for people working in copywriting, customer support, medical transcriptionist, and more. The keyboard is durable and most LG Laptop repair Shop in Sw Calgary also agree about this model. 

  • Good battery life

Intel’s 13th gen is performing great in the industry for being way more power-efficient and fast. Users can expect excellent multi-tasking without killing the battery even with heavy use. A mixed workload usage can easily provide you with between 6 hours to 8 hours of battery life in a day.

  • Sturdy and lightweight

Slim laptops usually have issues like keyboard flex, poor hinge design, or weak chassis, and it is a common thing to hear from Laptop repair shop owners. But not with LG Gram. This laptop is built like a tank, slightly similar to MacBook levels in build quality, but it is way more lightweight than any other laptop in this category. 

What Our Experts Did Not Like?

  • Annoying LG software

LG offers pre-installed software aka bloatware, and it can be annoying once you get to use any of those programs. For example, LG Glance is a great tool but it is buggy. Right after getting the laptop turned on for the first time and updating it, many annoying LG programs silently affected the performance.

  • Pricey

For such a whopping price point of 1,599 Canadian Dollars at the time of writing, this laptop seems like a great deal. However, if you compare what the market has to offer in a similar price range, you will find that it is an expensive option. You are getting Intel Iris XE graphics, which are terrible if you even compare them to Nvidia 3050.

  • Tolerable Web Cam

Due to the thin chassis, the webcam in LG Gram 16 takes a big toll with the poor video quality. This is a significant downside if you work virtually and have to join meetings remotely. 

Summary: LG Gram is still the best choice!

Finally, we give a shout-out to LG's Gram laptop line. Because of the large screen, lightweight, quality of transitions, no lag, and more, we've recommended it for any professional who wants to take full advantage of their screen size without compromising portability.

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