Laptops with monitors measuring 17 inches designed for work are rare. Basically, these gadgets are used for gaming. A new device from LG is changing the picture.
Features and Design
The device is equipped with an eighth generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor with a clock speed of up to 4.6 GHz. To help him, they identified 16 GB of RAM and ROM on an SSD disk with a capacity of 512 GB. The Intel UHD Graphics 620 chipset is responsible for the graphics part.
It has a glossy non-touch display 17-inch WQXGA (2560 ? 1600), with an aspect ratio of 16: 10. The following ports are available: three USB-A 3.0, USB-C Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4, MicroSD card reader, 3.5 mm audio jack. There are two 1.5W speakers and a camera.
For security, there is a fingerprint scanner, the LG Gram 17 laptop received a battery consisting of 4 cameras with a total capacity of 72 Wh. The operating system is Windows 10 Home.
The gadget received a small weight equal to 1.34 kg. This is very small, since the main competitors have this parameter at the level of 2-2.5 kg. Everything is covered in a special material of its body, made of an alloy of nanocarbon and magnesium.
At the same time, the device is compact. It will easily fit into a backpack or small bag and will not interfere at all when traveling on the subway, as well as in other types of public transport.
The side panels of the laptop are thin, which also had a positive effect on its geometric parameters. In general, they are comparable to 15-inch samples: 381 ? 267 ? 17.8 mm.
Display and keyboard
The laptop is equipped with a 17-inch IPS-display, which gives a clear, sharp and bright picture (395 nits). It is endowed with a wide range of colors. The unit was tested and found to cover 70% of the Adobe RGB gamut with an average contrast ratio of 930 units.
The device can be used not only for games or content creation. It will provide all kinds of high productivity jobs. At the same time, you should not be afraid of problems associated with opening several windows at once or using small print. High performance and high-quality functionality will not allow any complications in the work.
The front side of the case was equipped with a USB-A port, HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C connectors. On the right, there are two USB-A ports and a microSD card slot. The device supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 A / C (2X2).
This allows you to connect two more displays and an external graphics card for increased performance.
The keyboard of the laptop is comfortable and convenient, it received a two-level backlight. The touchpad is located in the center, which is not very convenient, as several keys are displaced.
The device supports Microsoft Precision drivers. During operation, the clicks are loud, the keys sink deeply, but the process is enjoyable. Interface management is simple, without any complaints. The fingerprint scanner is located above the digital block. This is convenient because you don't need to enter your password before logging in.
Performance and autonomy
A powerful processor, sufficient RAM, provide high performance parameters. While testing the device in Geekbench 4, it scored 5,026 points in single-core mode and 13952 in multi-core. These are good enough indicators, but they could be even higher. SATA SSD drive slows down a bit.
For ordinary users and even most advanced specialists, the performance of a laptop will be sufficient. It works actively even if you open 20 Google Chrome tabs at the same time.
The battery with a capacity of 72 Wh gives autonomy to the gadget. It is lithium-ion and has four cells. The manufacturer insists on almost 20 hours of operation of the device away from the outlet. This is with the average version of its use. If you set the maximum parameters in operation, then you get no more than 5 hours of operation.
All in all, we can say that the LG Gram 17 has advantages over its competitors in terms of weight, performance and multitasking. You can connect an additional display and video card to it. The disadvantages of the model include a slow built-in memory device. Its price, equal to 110,000 rubles, is slightly overstated.
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