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LG gram 17 (17Z90N) Laptop

MSRP 1850 USDNEX score 72%

Product Overview

The 2020 LG gram 17-inch laptop combines maximum productivity in an ultra-portable form factor, offering lightweight, compactness, long battery life, and a large 16:10 display. It features WiFi 6 and MIL-STD 810G certification for durability.
LG gram 17 is the world's lightest 17-inch laptop and one of the smallest. New for 2020 is a more generous keyboard different from that found in the gram 15.
LG also markets the Ultra PC 17 (17U70N) that is slightly larger and comes with discrete graphics.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Light and compact
  • Long battery life
  • Bright 17-inch display
  • High-quality aluminum case
Cons
  • Mediocre keyboard and mouse
  • Dim display

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great performance
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Weak speakers
  • Mediocre CPU performance
  • Mediocre graphics performance
  • Dim display
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x Thunderbolt 3, 3x USB 3.1, HDMI, microSD, Mic
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5

Construction

Battery | Capacity
2-cell 80 Wh
Colors
Dark Silver
Material
Magnesium Alloy
Speakers
Stereo 1.5W x 2

Dimensions

Size | Depth
10.3" (262.6 mm)
Size | Height
0.7" (17.4 mm)
Size | Width
15" (380.6 mm)
Weight
2.98 lbs (1350 g)

Display

Display Diagonal
17"
Display Type
IPS
Gamut
Over 96% sRGB
Resolution
WQXGA (2560x1600)

Function

Audio
DTS X:Ultra
Graphics
Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Keyboard Backlight
Yes
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
Intel Core i7-1065G7
Security
Fingerprint ID
Weather Resistance
MIL-STD 810G

Performance

Battery Life
Up to 17 hours
Memory | Capacity
16 GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 3200MHz
Storage
M.2 Dual SSD

Production

Debut
2020 CES
Made In
China or Korea
Model Name
17Z90N

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 72%
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Long battery life
  • High-quality 16:10 display
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score 56%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Core i7-1065G7 is unable to move ahead of the Core i5-1035G7 processor of the Gram 15. The combination of the quad-core processor, NVMe-SSD, and working memory running in dual-channel mode ensures a fast and smoothly running system. A 1 TB NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) from Samsung delivers excellent transfer rates.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good battery life
  • NVMe SSD
Cons
  • Mediocre CPU performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The LG Gram 17 offers the most compelling combination of screen size and light weight that we've seen from any laptop in recent years. It's an efficient, modern chip that can easily handle simple games like Minecraft or Fortnite, but it can't compare to the Nvidia GeForce GTX-class graphics in competing large laptops. At 15 hours, the Gram 17 isn't markedly longer-lived than its competitors but it's nevertheless impressive that it manages to eke out this showing.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, light design
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Slim bezels
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Dim display
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following***:
The LG gram 17 has a new Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor. There's still 16GB of RAM but it's even faster 3200MHz DDR4 Dual Channel and there's now double the storage with two 512GB SSDs using speedy NVMe technology. The two speakers are still mounted on the underside of the laptop and are pretty weedy both in terms of the amount of power on offer and the quality. The battery life has gone from 72- to 80Wh, but LG only touts 17 hours compared to 19.5 of the previous model.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great performance
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The LG Gram 17 has a 2,560 x 1,600 IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The keyboard deck and screen have a bit too much flex to give us much confidence in its ability to survive any kind of trauma. The touchpad gets the job done, and is honestly one of the better Windows trackpads we've used. The laptop is more geared to folks that just need to do some heavy Microsoft Excel work while traveling.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Excellent performance
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Weak speakers
  • Weak speakers

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The Gram 17's U-series processor might not be ideal for gaming, but you could definitely use this laptop to play less resource-hungry titles. Its score of 15,626 on the Geekbench 4.3 test one-upped its predecessor by a slim margin. The Intel Iris Plus graphics in the Gram 17 are better than the integrated graphics of yesteryear.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 14-inch display
  • Powerful Intel Core i7 processor
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Display could be brighter

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The new LG Gram 17 (2020) is unrivalled when it comes to 17-inch notebooks. It has the same Quad HD resolution as its predecessor, but subtle tweaks have actually resulted in an increase in colour accuracy. Intel’s Ice Lake chip also boasts integrated graphics, which should theoretically allow the Gram 17 to run low-demanding games without a graphics card. LG claims the new Gram 17 has a battery life up to 17 hours long – that figure is pretty hyperbolic.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 17-inch Quad HD display
  • Sleek design
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre graphics performance
  • Keyboard feels uncomfortable to touch

User Reviews

References

1. ^ LG Gram 17 (2020) review: A lightweight productivity machine with a big screen. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/lg-gram-17-2020-review/. 2020-05-01. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ LG Gram 17 17Z90N Review: A light and mobile 17-inch laptop with a 16:10 display. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/LG-Gram-17-17Z90N-Review-A-light-and-mobile-17-inch-laptop-with-a-16-10-display.490186.0.html. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ LG Gram 17 (2020) Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/lg-gram-17-2020. 2020-03-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ LG gram 17 (2020) review. [techadvisor]. https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/lg-gram-17-2020-3783760/. 2020-06-12. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ LG Gram 17 (2020) review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/lg-gram-17-2020. 2020-07-31. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ LG Gram 17 (2020) review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/lg-gram-17-2020. 2020-12-14. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ LG Gram 17 (2020) Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/lg-gram-17. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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