Sunday, February 14th 2021

LG USA Launches 2021 Gram Series Notebooks

LG Electronics USA announced pricing and availability of the full line of 2021 LG gram laptops at LG-authorized dealers nationwide. Led by the CES 2021 Innovation Award-winning 17-inch LG gram 17, the 2021 line features stylish new designs and productivity-boosting 16:10 aspect ratio screens ideal for both productivity and entertainment.

The diverse lineup includes five exciting new models: LG gram 17 (model 17Z90P), LG gram 16 (model 16Z90P), LG gram 14 (model 14Z90P), LG gram 2-in-1 16 (model 16T90P) and LG gram 2-in-1 14 (model 14T90P) all with 16:10 aspect ratio screens designed around maximizing work efficiency. Offering more screen real estate than the 16:9 displays found on most laptops, the latest LG grams are able to show more information at any one time. The keyboard and touchpad have also been enlarged for extended comfort and efficiency without compromising the portability of these compact devices. The 2021 LG gram lineup also features an expanded range of color options including white, black, silver and green outer shells.
Covering 99 percent (typical) of DCI-P3 color space, LG gram's new high-res displays are perfect for entertainment as well as work, delivering exceptional picture quality with vibrant, accurate colors, excellent contrast and sharp details. New for 2021, the four-sided slim bezel design aids in viewer immersion and contributes to the premium products' sleeker, more sophisticated look.

Able to meet the needs of the most demanding users, LG gram laptops are Intel Evo Platform verified, powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core processor with Iris Xe Graphics and speedy LPDDR4x memory. LG gram models 17Z90P, 16Z90P and 16T90P feature 80 Wh high-density batteries to ensure long periods of use between charges, freeing users from the need to carry a power adapter with them at all times.

Providing a big-screen experience without sacrificing portability, the flagship LG gram 17 features a large 17-inch screen while only weighing 2.98 lbs (1.35 kg). Equally transportable, the new LG gram 16 and 14 models weigh in at just 2.62 lbs 1.19 kg) and 2.2 lbs (999 g) respectively and are a scant 0.66 inches (1.68 cm) thick. Thanks to LG's slim bezels and a hidden hinge design, all three models achieve an impressive screen-to-body ratio (STBR) of 90 percent.

Both the 16- and 14-inch versions of the new LG gram 2-in-1 deliver incredible freedom thanks to LG's unique 360-degree hinge and their exceptional lightness. The LG gram 2-in-1 comes with a stylus pen compatible with Wacom AES 2.0 for a smooth, precise writing and drawing experience.
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15 Comments on LG USA Launches 2021 Gram Series Notebooks

#1
Caring1
Have they ever explained their reason for naming them after a small unit of weight?
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#2
Searing
Caring1Have they ever explained their reason for naming them after a small unit of weight?
You need to have that explained?
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#3
DeathtoGnomes
in b4 first cup of coffee is drunkened..

I read that as a 21 gram paperweight..

I kinda like LG notebooks tho, as long as you dont test its limits on gaming.

I can see ThottleStop being installed on every one of them.
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#4
billEST
Caring1Have they ever explained their reason for naming them after a small unit of weight?
because the 13 inch is just under 1kg , 999 gram
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#5
micropage7
sometimes if it's too thin and too light i'm getting worried about snapping
and personally i don't like anything that like 2 in 1, tablet mode or like that since the risk of breaking something is getting bigger than just regular laptop
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#6
chwen
How many gram of cash for the 14-inch display?
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#7
not_my_real_name
chwenHow many gram of cash for the 14-inch display?
From 10 grams if you take 1 gram back, to 1499 grams (1699 for 2 in 1). All grams are in dollars.

I love these laptops, but the normal versions (16+ GB of RAM) are too heavy for me (in terms of dollars)..
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#8
Prime2515102
The last 17-inch laptop I owned weighed over 8lbs (also a 16:10 screen). This is kind of interesting...
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#9
Totally
I wounder what the build quality is like.
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Prime2515102
micropage7sometimes if it's too thin and too light i'm getting worried about snapping
and personally i don't like anything that like 2 in 1, tablet mode or like that since the risk of breaking something is getting bigger than just regular laptop
TotallyI wounder what the build quality is like.
According to their product page they are "Graded as MIL-STD-810G" (including shock and vibration testing). I wouldn't be too worried about build quality if LG isn't full of it. I haven't heard of any problems with magnesium-carbon alloy bodies though.

I would be more worried about the performance. According to a few reviews of the previous model I just skimmed through, they were relatively poor performers likely do to thermal throttling and I doubt Intel has improved that at all between 10th and 11th gen chips. I also doubt there has been any breakthroughs in cooling ultra portables since last year. They may have improved on this but since they're almost identical size, I wouldn't expect too much.

The GPU should be a decent upgrade, but that might cause more throttling, but I haven't been following Intel's idiotic product stack in quite a while (too many lakes to keep track of) so I don't know what the thermals are like for Xe graphics.

Anyway, I'm not even sure why I'm in this thread. I haven't used a laptop in years. lol
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Totally
Prime2515102According to their product page they are "Graded as MIL-STD-810G" (including shock and vibration testing). I wouldn't be too worried about build quality if LG isn't full of it. I haven't heard of any problems with magnesium-carbon alloy bodies though.

I would be more worried about the performance. According to a few reviews of the previous model I just skimmed through, they were relatively poor performers likely do to thermal throttling and I doubt Intel has improved that at all between 10th and 11th gen chips. I also doubt there has been any breakthroughs in cooling ultra portables since last year. They may have improved on this but since they're almost identical size, I wouldn't expect too much.

The GPU should be a decent upgrade, but that might cause more throttling, but I haven't been following Intel's idiotic product stack in quite a while (too many lakes to keep track of) so I don't know what the thermals are like for Xe graphics.

Anyway, I'm not even sure why I'm in this thread. I haven't used a laptop in years. lol
That's marketing speak means nothing, unless it says "certified as" which they wouldn't dare do without actually passing MIL-STD-810G in it's entirety, saying "graded" let's them pick and choose the parts they want to pass at the bare minimums. I highly doubt the passed the Gunfire Shock, Acid, Pyroshock, Fluid Contamination, Rain, Sand and Dust (if they had this they would have also had an IP rating and that is nowhere to be found). Just saying, if they are claim it to be graded mil-spec and it looks nothing remotely like a toughbook I'm going to have to raise an eyebrow at that.
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Prime2515102
TotallyThat's marketing speak means nothing, unless it says "certified as" which they wouldn't dare do without actually passing MIL-STD-810G in it's entirety, saying "graded" let's them pick and choose the parts they want to pass at the bare minimums. I highly doubt the passed the Rail Impact, Gunfire Shock, Acid, Pyroshock, Fluid Contamination, Rain, Sand and Dust (if they had this they would have also had an IP rating and that is nowhere to be found). Just saying, if they are claim it to be graded mil-spec and it looks nothing remotely like a toughbook I'm going to have to raise an eyebrow at that.
MILSPEC supersedes IP ratings as far as how vigorous the testing is, but like I said, if they're not full of it.

They do say it only passed 7 of the 29 tests (one not being liquid) and it still means nothing as there is no official certification for it. On top of that, the testing was done by KOLAS labs and I know nothing about them (could be an LG subsidiary, they're both in Korea) so who knows.

The point stands though, even if they don't truly pass those seven tests, I'd have no worries about magnesium carbon alloy breaking short of something well outside of typical use, or intentional abuse.

But then there are the innards... lol
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#13
yotano211
Prime2515102The last 17-inch laptop I owned weighed over 8lbs (also a 16:10 screen). This is kind of interesting...
I once had a 17in laptop that weighed 11lb. My current one is 5.8lb.
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#14
Minus Infinity
Glory days as another manufacturer offers 16:10. Death to 16:9!
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#15
Hotobu
I can live with Intel, but it'd be nice to have a resolution bump. The fact that they haven't mentioned it makes me think they're still using the same displays as last year.
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