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LG gram 17 17Z90N (2020) Review Rundown

LG ElectronicsPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of LG gram 17 (17Z90N) Laptop
Neoscore* 69%
  • Light and compact
  • Long battery life
  • Bright 17-inch display
  • High-quality aluminum case
  • Mediocre keyboard and mouse
  • Dim display

Summary

LG's 17-inch laptop uses an illuminated chiclet keyboard, with keys that offer a short stroke and clear pressure point. The gram 17's display does lack a few qualities we look for in Windows laptops at this price. Still, it offers the most compelling combination of screen size and light weight that we've seen from any laptop in recent memory.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2020 LG Gram 17 weighs just under 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms) Despite its tall 17-inch display, it's incredibly light with a long battery life. The keyboard's new number pad is great, but the centered touchpad might lead to accidental cursor movement. processor performance is stepped up some, thanks to the addition of a 10th-gen Intel Core i7-1065G7.
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Pros[**]
  • Very light for a 17-inch laptop
  • Long battery life
  • High-quality 16:10 2,560x1,600-resolution display
Cons[**]
  • Touchpad is centered on the entire keyboard instead of directly below the space bar

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Despite its 17-inch format, the LG Gram 17 belongs to the group of slim and mobile office laptops. Its weight of about 1,350 grams (~2.98 lb) remains below that of most 14- and 15.6-inch laptops. In addition to the low weight, the 16:10 display represents another selling point of the laptop.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte 16:10 display
  • Bright and contrast IPS display
  • Good battery life
  • NVMe SSD
  • USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3
Cons[**]
  • CPU and GPU are behind their full capabilities
  • Only a microSD card reader

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The LG Gram 17 has a much larger chassis and as much as four additional inches of screen real estate. Much of LG's reputation comes from its high-quality TVs, so you'd expect the Gram 17 to have above-average display quality. The Gram 17's Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics are at a disadvantage when it comes to graphics performance.
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Pros[**]
  • Lightweight and light for a 17-inch laptop
  • Improved keyboard and touchpad
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Middling graphics performance

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The LG gram 17 is the best 17in laptop you can buy in the market. The magnesium alloy chassis feels sturdy even if the magnesium alloy looks and feels like plastic. The screen is pretty bendy so it's a good job it's not a touch display, but this is a sacrifice to keep the weight down. The keyboard has a springy feel with a decent amount of travel, which will likely divide the crowd.
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Pros[**]
  • Great build quality
  • Great battery life
  • Decent performance for a 17in laptop
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The LG Gram 17 weighs just 2.98 lbs and is just 0.7 inches thick. The laptop is packed with a top-end Intel Core i7-1065G7, but it's configured down to a 15W TDP, down from the 25W that you'll find in some more powerful configurations. Despite the flexibility of the keyboard deck, typing on this laptop is an absolute dream.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb performance
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lacks a USB-C port

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
LG Gram 17 is the latest example of laptop manufacturers bounding forward with Moore's Law. It packs a gorgeous 2560 x 1600-pixel display into an incredibly lightweight package. Thanks to the Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU and 16GB of RAM, the Gram 17 had no problem loading up 30 separate Google Chrome tabs.
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Pros[**]
  • Lightweight, lightweight design
  • Beautiful 2560 x 1600-pixel display
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster performance
  • Mediocre speakers

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The LG Gram 17 was the lightweight champion of 2019, weighing so little you'd assume it was manufactured in Hogwarts. The new 2020 model improves further on this seemingly supernatural laptop – with an updated processor, larger battery and improved display. However, LG seems to be running short of magic dust, with the benefits of the new upgrades constrained by the uniquely slender and ultraportable form factor.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 17-inch display
  • Slim and ultraportable design
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Keyboard feels uncomfortable to touch
  • Poor gaming performance

references

  1. 1. ^ LG Gram 17 (2020) review: A lightweight productivity machine with a big screen. Cnet. 01 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ LG Gram 17 17Z90N Review: A light and mobile 17-inch laptop with a 16:10 display. Notebookcheck. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ LG Gram 17 (2020) Review. Pcmag. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ LG gram 17 (2020) review. Techadvisor. 12 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ LG Gram 17 (2020) review. Techradar. 31 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ LG Gram 17 (2020) review. Tomsguide. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ LG Gram 17 (2020) Review. Trustedreviews. 04 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  9. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  10. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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