Similar to other models in the Gram laptop family, the LG Gram 15 possesses a compact, neutral design, giving users flexible use with all the features you need in an Ultrabook. in the high-end segment. Today’s article will review the LG Gram 15 in detail, thereby pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the product line.
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Specifications of LG Gram 15
- CPU: Intel Core i7-1065G7
- GPUs: Intel Iris Plus
- RAM: 16GB
- Memory: 1TB SSD
- Screen: 15.6-inch, 1080p
- Size: 14.08 x 8.87 x 0.66 inches
- Mass: 1.13 kg
LG Gram 15: Design
As mentioned in the introduction, at first glance, LG Gram 15 owns a design language that has many similarities compared to its predecessor. Although it can be considered boring or too monotonous, the minimalist design language of the LG Gram 15 helps you use the laptop anytime and anywhere.
The details of the machine are neatly designed both on the outside and inside. The bottom of the machine is finished seamlessly, without any screws or ventilation slots. Instead, the machine’s heat sink slots are hidden inside the machine’s hinge system.
The LG Gram 15 is a laptop with an extremely compact design, allowing me to carry the machine with me easily and conveniently. If portability is one of the things you need in a laptop, then surely the LG Gram 15 will not let you down. The pair of hinges of the machine is firmly designed and possesses a moderate level of resistance, allowing me to open the machine with one hand.
In terms of connectivity, the LG Gram 15 has a communication layout that bears many similarities compared to its predecessor. Along the right edge, the device is equipped with 2 USB Type-A 3.1 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card reader and a Kensington anti-theft lock slot.
And located on the left side, the machine has an additional USB 3.1 Type-A port, a USB Type-C port that supports Thunderbolt 3 connectivity standards, an HDMI port and a tube-shaped power jack. Overall, the LG Gram 15 is a laptop with good build quality and finish.
LG Gram 15: Screen and sound
The screen of LG Gram 15 has a diagonal size of 15.6 inches, using IPS panel technology, 1920 x 1080p resolution. Although not supported with high resolutions like QHD or 4K panels, all content on the LG Gram 15 screen is still displayed sharp and clear.
This panel also has quite good display quality, with vivid colors but still very true and accurate. However, due to touch support, the screen of the device is not treated with anti-glare, which may cause a bit of inconvenience if you use the device in places with a lot of light.
The screen is encased inside a fairly thin bezel on all four sides. The top edge of the device is large enough to make room for the webcam in the middle, with two recording microphones right next to it. This pair of mics has good performance, allowing me to make phone calls on my laptop without having to plug in a headset.
The LG Gram 15’s speaker system is located below the chassis. Due to the downward direction of the sound, the sound quality of this speaker system is only in the medium range. In actual use, the LG Gram 15’s speaker system, although providing a moderate experience when you lightly entertain with videos on the internet, will not be enough to help you enjoy music during breaks.
LG Gram 15: Keyboard and touchpad
In my opinion, the keyboard of the LG Gram 15 offers a fairly comfortable input experience. The keyboard set feels good when typing, with a deep enough key travel and moderate resistance.
In the layout array, this keyboard set has a few pluses and a few minuses. LG Gram 15 is equipped with a full numeric keypad, bringing a lot of convenience if you have to often work with numbers. The power button is located just above the number pad cluster integrated inside a fingerprint sensor, helping you to open the device and log in to the system through a single press.
However, the use of dark orange tones to mark secondary functions for a few buttons of the keyboard may make some people unhappy, and at the same time, does not fit into the minimalist design language. of the machine. The keyboard set also has another point of complaint that is the left Shift button has the same size as a lowercase button, which may take you a bit of time to get used to.
The touchpad of the device is of good quality, providing a good experience during use. The touchpad is not the largest in the segment, but still allows me to control the mouse pointer precisely thanks to the support of the Precision driver.
LG Gram 15: Performance and battery life
The LG Gram 15 version that we used in the review is equipped with a high-end configuration, including an Intel Core i7-1065G7 chip, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB M.2 SSD. The above processor chip is one of the chips in Intel’s Ice Lake family, manufactured based on the 10 nm process, integrated with Intel Iris Plus GPU.
In actual use, the Core i7-1065G7 chip brought an impressive level of multitasking performance to the Gram 15, making it easy for me to interact with 40 Chrome tabs without experiencing any lag. any.
Checking the overall performance level of the machine with the Geekbench 5 test, the Gram 15 achieved an average score of 6023, higher than the average high-end office laptop at the moment.
On the video transcoding speed test with the HandBrake application, the Gram 15 can complete the conversion of a 4K video to 1080p resolution in 7 minutes and 21 seconds. This result is again well above the segment average.
The Gram 15’s 1TB SSD is the type with a moderate data write speed for the segment. In our test, the machine can copy a file with a capacity of 5GB with an average speed of 567 MBps.
Despite possessing a compact design, LG Gram 15 still owns an impressive battery life. The machine can easily last the rest of my workday, with common tasks like surfing the web, making video calls or simply opening Youtube videos. During use, the screen brightness of the machine is adjusted at 40%, while the machine has a performance setting of “Better Performance”.
LG Gram 15 is a high-end office laptop model with many different strengths. The machine possesses a compact and modern design, allowing users to carry it around easily and conveniently. In addition, the machine has a long battery life, allowing me to use the laptop for a long time. Its performance levels are above the category average, allowing you to quickly complete any daily load in a stable and reliable manner. The LG Gram 15 is a good choice if you’re looking for a compact, high-performance work machine.
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- Compact design
- Long battery life
- High quality display
- Comfortable keyboard
- Fast fingerprint security
- Fast and stable performance
- Speaker quality is not too impressive