LG Gram Review – A Macbook Air Rival

LG just kicked things off with their latest line of Windows laptops with the slim and light LG Gram series. These are available in two sizes and a good range of configurations. What’s interesting about the series is that they are lighter than the Macbook Air.

The 14-inch model from the series only weighs 2.16-pounds, which is 0.8 less than what Apple’s lightest laptop can offer. It is only half an inch thick, making it easy to slide into an envelope (if that’s your thing). Both the 13 and 14-inch models have the same thickness and both have a 1080p resolution IPS display. The display is in a carbon magnesium and lithium magnesium chassis.

LG Gram Review - A Macbook Air Rival

The LG Gram Series are Definitely Your Must Buy Lightweight Laptops

Both laptops in the LG Gram series come with an HDMI and USB 3.0 port. There are also slots for microSD cards.

For those interested in getting the 14-inch model from the Gram series, you can choose between an Intel i7 2.4GHz processor with a 256GB SSD for its storage, or an Intel i5 2.2GHz processing chip with a 128GB SSD. The latter is more “wallet-friendly” as opposed to the former, but users will have to do with lower processing powers.

Both variants sport 8GB of RAM, and have a Wolfson Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). The DAC is for high-quality audio output. Furthermore, despite its slim stature and lightweight design, the laptops do promise up to 7.5 hours of battery life on a full-charge.

There is also a unique feature to LG’s new line of laptops which is called Instant Booting. It does away with pressing the Power button to turn on the device. Simply lifting the display open will automatically boot up the computer. This can be done whether the device is on sleep or hibernation mode, or if it was completely turned off.

Another feature is the display’s Reader Mode. When in this mode, it allows for longer exposure for viewing, and the laptop’s display will automatically adjust for optimal color balance for reading. Perfect for those who are into reading news, articles, blogs, or e-books all the time.

The LG Gram series have laptops that can seem to handle graphic intensive games. They contain Intel Graphics 5500 GPU. This is probably the widest adopted GPU for most mobile personal computers out in today’s market. Overall, the laptops look to perform greatly with a slim design and a light weight.

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