When we got LG’s new laptop, the 17-inch LG Gram Z90Q, we thought they screwed up and sent us a mockup: being so light despite its size puts it at the top of the scale at this point. Once upon a time laptops on the risewhat signs betting on new technologies and designs, LG Gram targets a very defined audience.
Beyond how light it is despite its size The 16-inch Mac Book Pro is almost half a kilo heavier, making it an elegant laptop by design. It is very thin and easy to carry in almost any type of backpack or purse. Visually it is more beautiful to the touch: its surface attracts fingerprints very easily, and the materials used (to reduce weight, of course) seem to be made of plastic, although it is a very durable magnesium alloy. The keyboard responds with ease, although it’s placed a little far to give. area for a large touchpad: 13 cm. x 8cm.
This is when we start to see some important details. While LG has done a great job in many ways, this model seems uncertain on the audience it wants to attract. Lack of touch screen lack of solvent graphics card, does not make it suitable for video editing or layout work. Not for video games. At the same time, the distance from the bottom edge to the keyboard is important enough to be a special model for those who are mainly devoted to typing: using it this way becomes uncomfortable after a few hours. Of course the keyboard has a fingerprint reader located above the power button which works very fast and its location is perfect as it allows us to record a step.
On the other hand, it comes with the 12th generation Intel CPU, which is one of the most advanced processors in the market. Combines 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. Documents open fast, network connection and loading of content are very fast, and most basic games that need a lot of fps work well. Those who work with Excel-type templates, open 20 different application tabs at the same time, and have a desktop full of documents will have a great time.
Sound… here LG could have opted for a slightly higher quality: speakers They sound good as long as we don’t go above 70% or 75% volume. There the bass starts to sound a bit artificial and “packaged”. They work better with helmets and connect quickly and intuitively via bluetooth.
That said, this is a Enjoyed watching media on this screen, not only for its size, but also for its quality and brightness management (2560 x 1600 pixels). It shows that LG is doing very well in this part. In extreme environments, for example, with direct light, it behaves as if it were confirmed: it can work just as well on the best computers in these conditions, which are complex for any laptop.
A detail we like port problem. It charges via USB-C which is very convenient (charger included, bravo). It also includes an HDMI output, a headphone jack, and two USB-C ports (one is charging). On the right are two additional USB-A ports (very convenient if we have accessories that are more than ten years old), as well as a microSD card reader.
The charging time is about two hours and delivers on the manufacturer’s promise in terms of time: at least 12 hours. For long trips, it’s very rare to carry a microSD card with movies and watch the “giant” screen without thinking about the battery. But if we are going to use it to play video games, it becomes more complicated not only because of the battery, but also (again) because the graphics card slows down the movement and heats up the system.
Another interesting detail is the LG Gram. Includes Alexa voice assistant software, from Amazon. It is very useful for certain tasks such as opening streaming platforms, requesting alarms, making calls or playing music without stopping work.
Against: the biggest downside is the good but not great graphics card. To take advantage of all the “stage” and more discreet sound, a touchscreen could have greatly upgraded this PC’s category.
in favor of: good amount of ports, very light, fast, elegant, with good battery and charging if you don’t use a GPU.
Price: from 1,680 €
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