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The LG Gram 17 (17Z90R) is a laptop with a big display and speedy hardware. It has a 17 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel IPS LCD display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, a 28-watt Intel Core i7-1360P processor with 12 cores and 16 threads, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 discrete graphics with 4GB of dedicated memory.
But the new LG Gram 17 is also surprisingly thin and light for a notebook with those specs, at 17.8mm (0.7 inches) thick and 1.45kg (3.2 pounds). First unveiled during CES in January, the 2023 LG Gram 17 is now available for purchase… if you’ve got deep pockets.
Prices start at $2000 for a model with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. Or you can pay another $300 to get a 32GB/2TB version of the laptop.
Both models feature 90 Wh batteries, stereo 3 watt speakers, FHD webcams with dual microphones and an IR sensor for face recognition, backlit keyboards, LPDDR5-6000 dual-channel memory, support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
- 2 x Thunderbolt 4
- 1 x HDMI
- 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A
- 1 x microSD card reader
- 1 x 3.5mm audio
- 1 x DC power input
LG has indicated that lower-cost configurations may be available in the future, but those models may lack discrete graphics and could have as little as 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Models without integrated graphics will be a little lighter, at 1.35 kg (3 pounds), but they’ll also have smaller batteries (80 Wh) and less powerful speakers (2 watts).
Having the 2022 version, I can say I love the giant screen, portability, and battery life (real life about 10-12hrs). Quiet as heck -South Koreans hate appliance noise. There is a bit of flex to the case, and I would not overpack a bag with it. Coupled with their excellent 16 inch USB-C monitor, it is a portable workstation without equal. Would watch out for the stripped down versions and deals in about a year, or deals on A-zon with last year’s model. Not really a gaming machine, but you all know that.
At best, It is ok at 2 grand though. 2 bucks is much better. Seriously is still just proprietary garbage that wants to watch you poo.
This is getting close to a zero compromise laptop…maybe the most well rounded out there. Lightweight productivity monster with a gigantic screen and great battery life which you can game on after you’ve finished work for the day.