In the realm of lightweight laptops, LG has always reigned supreme with their Gram series that is just unbeatable. And now, they have added a new addition to this lineup, the LG Gram 16 which packs Intel’s flagship mobile processor, brilliant display panel, and as always, a super lightweight chassis. Apart from that, nothing has changed that much in terms of design, and the price still remains sky-high which is justifiable given its premium build quality. We got our hands on one of these to unbox, put it to test, and review to comprehend what this device is actually capable of.
We are bound to appreciate how minimal the package looks where the Gram logo gives off a silverish reflection right after the light shines onto it. On the back, it includes a sticker label with the technical specification of the laptop and an indication that this brand new Gram now supports Alexa.
Inside the box, you get two compartments; a broad one that houses the laptop itself, wrapped up in a white cover, and just beside that is a separate compartment for the 65Watt USB-C power brick. Taking off the white cover, you get the Gram 16 with full silverish glory in hand!
It goes without saying that the main selling point of LG gram has always been its ultra-low weight and this 16th-inch variant is no exception at all. Weighing in at about 2.62 pounds, this notebook has almost half the weight of the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
The screen is reasonably large, which makes it wonderful for carrying effortlessly around you. It feels almost weightless while carrying it in one hand and if you decide to carry it in your bag, you will have a hard time figuring out whether it was there in the first place.
In an instance, the laptop might strike you as quite delicate. But don’t let the appearance fool you, as the aluminum chassis holds onto the structural integrity quite well. Hence, the laptop can make its way through accidental knocks and drops while withstand high temperature and dust.
The screen itself has a smart vibe to it. The thin bezels around the screen maintain a 16:10 aspect ratio, giving you plenty of vertical screen real state to work with. With a native resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and 99% DCI-P3 color gamut, the image quality is indeed stunning and vibrant.
LG Gram 16 is well equipped with connectivity options. On the left, it features a full-scale HDMI port along with 2 Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports capable of powering up and charging the device. We also have an audio jack for plugging in your headset or headphone. On the other end, we have 2 USB 3.2 that you can use to pair up your USB peripherals and a MicroSD slot for importing or exporting media files. Being a laptop this thin and light, Gram 16 does not sacrifice ports and connectivity.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The top-notch keyboard is decent in size and has satisfying key travel that feels comfortable while typing. As with all of LG’s Gram products, this one also has backlighting on the keyboard making it easier for you to type in low-light conditions. What’s great about Gram 16’s keyboard is that it has been equipped with a fingerprint sensor on the power button located at the top left that is pretty responsive. As for the touchpad, it is larger compared to previous Gram ultrabooks which make it convenient to use.
Under the hood, this ultra-slim laptop is equipped with an 11th-gen Core i7 processor along with 16 gigabytes of RAM to keep you well-stocked with performance demands. Moreover, you will find the 1Terrabyte of NVMe storage sufficient enough to store photos, videos, and necessary files while still having enough room for more. Working on projects demands time, and the 80watt hour battery on this thing enables it to last for up to 22 hours within a single charge.
“LG Gram 16 is an impressively lightweight laptop, offering a bigger screen, and super-fast data transfer speed that makes it worth the purchase. The laptop is undoubtedly superb for daily use, given its 80 watt-hour battery and fast charging capability through the Thunderbolt 4 port. The price sure is high but given its premium specs and almost weightless build, it is a bang for a buck.”