LG Gram 17Z90Q-G.AH75A2 Laptop (12th Gen Core i7/ 16GB/ 512GB SSD/ Win11) price in India starts from ₹1,12,041. It is available at the lowest price on Croma in India as on Nov 10, 2022. Take a look at LG Gram 17Z90Q-G.AH75A2 Laptop (12th Gen Core i7/ 16GB/ 512GB SSD/ Win11) detailed specifications and features.
|OS||Windows 11 Home (64-bit)|
|Dimensions||379 x 259 x 18 mm|
WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS
|Resolution||1600 x 2560 pixels|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) Dual band) 2×2|
|USB Ports||2 x USB Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0|
|HDMI||1 x HDMI Port|
USB Type A
|USB 4 Gen3x2 Type C (x2, with USB PD, Display Port, Thunderbolt 4) USB 3.2 Gen2x1 (x2)|
|Inbuilt Microphone||Built-in array microphone|
|Sound||AI Noise Canceling Technology, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Certification|
|Chipset||12th Gen Intel® EVO™ Processor|
|Cores||12 Cores: 4P + 8E, P: 2.1 up to 4.7 GHz / E: 1.5 up to 3.4 GHz|
|Cache||L3 Cache 18MB|
|GPU||Intel Iris Xe Graphics (i7) / Intel UHD Graphics (i3)|
Option: Nvidia RTX2050
|Dedicated Memory||4GB (GDDR6)|
|RAM||8 GB LPDDR5 (Dual Channel, 5200MHz)|
|Solid State Drive||M.2 (2280) Dual SSD slots- NVMe: 512GB|
65W, Type-C PD adapter
|Battery Backup||Up to 18 hours|
|Included Softwares||Microsoft 365 (30 Days Trial)|
DTS X: Ultra
Virtoo by LG (Selected countries)
McAfee Live Safe (30 Days Trial)
Cyberlink Power Media, Photo Director LE*, Power Director LE*, Audio Director LE*, Color Director LE*
LG Smart Assistant
|Other Features||80 Wh Li-Ion (GM) / 90 Wh Li-on (PM)|
If you’re new to the Gram lineup, it’s their unique selling points are ultra lightweight and also have 16:10 aspect ratio screens rather than the usual 16:9. This gives you more vertical space to work with. For example, the 16 and 17inch models offer 2,560 x 1,600 resolutions, rather than the 2,560 x 1,440 you’ll get on standard 16:9 displays.
Current Bestbuy pricing has the 17inch model at $1,799 (£1,649) with a 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM, the 16in model with that hardware for $1,699 (£1,549), and the 14-inch model with a Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD for $1,499 ($1,199. In addition, LG is offering its new +view portable display for free with new Gram laptops.
The 16inch IPS display on LG Gram 17 is bright and vibrant and uses an anti-glare rather than glossy screen, while the 2-in-1 models use touch displays. Brightness was excellent at 356 nits and thanks to the anti-glare display, viewing outdoors is possible in all except direct sunlight. However, there’s no outdoor mode, which some competitors have, which boosts the brightness for more comfortable viewing outdoors on sunny days.
With the 2021 model, the rest of the laptop has improved so much that other factors besides the screen are worth mentioning first. The screen of LG Gram 17 is still the same brilliant QHD panel it was before, however. Its resolution of 2560×1600 pixels fits between full HD and 4K. This Goldilocks pixel count is great for large-screen laptops since it means crisp text and brilliant colors without the expense and increased power consumption of 3840×2160 resolution. The one downside is that you won’t get the full level of detail if you’re watching a 4K video.
Weight and new Nvidia graphics
The weight of the LG Gram 17 is a huge selling point. If you find anything much over 3lbs resulting in aching shoulders if you’re hauling it around in a rucksack, you’re not alone and this is often a reason people opt for smaller, lighter models. The LG Gram 16 still holds its own against rivals such as Samsung’s Galaxy Book Ion, which is the same weight but has a smaller screen, but Intel’s Project Athena, now called Evo, has boosted thin and light laptop specifications to the point that the Gram 16 doesn’t offer the weight savings it once did.
The 17inch LG Gram 17 is where it’s at, though, with similar models, such as Dell’s XPS 17, weighing in at nearly 5lbs (2.21kg) – nearly 2lbs/1kg more. It’s with this larger model that the Gram still holds on to its niche, with other 17-inch models aiming more at the desktop replacement market and not being designed to be particularly portable, whereas that’s the Gram’s forte. In addition to Nvidia graphics, there are also 16inch and 14inch 2-in-1 models this time.
Intel’s 12th Gen CPUs are used this time around in the LG Gram 17, with the flagship Core i7-1260P and its four performance cores and eight efficient cores, present in both 16 and 17inch models, offering 12 cores in total and clock speeds up to 4.7GHz. This was hit regularly in lightly-threaded workloads, but in multi-threaded workloads, the CPU would quickly top 90°C and throttle back to 2GHz on the processor’s performance cores and 1,800MHz on its efficient cores.
Compared to the 2021 and 2020 models, performance is off the chart in multi-threaded workloads, with Cinebench R20 seeing double the performance even compared to the 2021 model.
It returned a score of 8,134 in the newer Cinebench R23’s multi-threaded test. If you’re coming from a two-year-old laptop with something like a low-power 10th Gen Core i5 CPU, you’ll see a huge performance boost, with those CPUs hitting anywhere between 2,000 and 3,000 in the same test and Core i7’s a little more. However, it’s roughly equivalent to a desktop Core i5-10600K or Ryzen 5 3600 and no match for a modern desktop Core i5 such as the 12400F.
This is reasonable for content creation and certainly much faster than similar CPUs from 10th or 11th Gen ranges, but if you’re working with software that has GPU acceleration such as Adobe Premiere Pro you’d be well-advised to opt for the Nvidia graphics to improve performance and reduce export times.
Inside the LG Gram 17 are a pair of PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD slots, with one occupied with either 1TB, 512GB, or 256GB SSDs in the form of a Samsung PM9A1 out of the box, but the second slot being easily accessible for adding a second.
Performance was typical of a PCIe 4.0 SSD, hitting over 6,000MB/sec on reading and nearly 5000MB/sec on write speeds. The SSD did hit 78°C during this test, which might explain why these results are each around 500MB/sec slower than the SSD’s claimed speeds.
Keyboard and trackpad
The keyboard of the LG Gram 17 is glorious, with more depth and feedback from the chiclet keys than most other slim laptops, making it very pleasant to type on for long periods and allowing you to get used to it quickly, although it is a little louder to use as a result. The keys are backlit and you get a number pad too, which is important for dealing with spreadsheets or entering large sets of numbers.
The touchpad is large, smooth, and friction-free and the only real issue is that its size means switching from lower right to lower left corners for your right and left mouse clicks isn’t particularly easy, although you do get used to it. The edges of the LG Gram 17 are also quite sharp so you’ll need to make sure your wrists don’t rest on it.
Ports and features
There are two Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left side of the LG Gram 17, both of which can be used to charge it, plus a headphone jack and HDMI output. The other side offers a micro SD slot and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports.
There’s no Ethernet port so you’ll either need to use a USB or Thunderbolt hub that has one or make use of the 802.11ax WiFi with WiFi 6E support to access the Internet.
There’s no Ethernet port so you’ll either need to use a USB or Thunderbolt hub that has one or make use of the 802.11ax WiFi with WiFi 6E support to access the Internet
The 80Wh battery is the same size as the previous 16 and 17inch models, while the Nivida graphics options see this rise to 90Wh so it wasn’t surprising to see the battery life return a similarly impressive 14.5 hours streaming a video over WiFi with the screen at low brightness and on the power saver profile. You’ll see more than this if you’re just typing offline. The huge battery could last up to 18 hours if used moderately.
With these issues addressed, the 2021 Gram 17 is a much improved and nearly complete package. The only big-screen buyers who might want to look elsewhere are gamers and content creators, who are better served by the excellent Dell XPS 17 or deluxe gaming rigs such as the Alienware M17.
The Gram 17’s obvious strengths are its massive screen and super-light carry weight. Those two features alone are enough to lure many buyers, and in previous incarnations, LG saw fit to contend on them alone, letting stodgy styling and an uncomfortable keyboard slip by.
Not only is the LG Gram 17 light, but it’s also pleasing to the touch and easy on the eyes. The massive screen is complemented by a comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Throw in a reasonable asking price and more than enough power for everyday office tasks, and you easily have an Editors’ Choice winner for general-use, giant-screen laptops.
Overall, then, the LG Gram 17 is the one to go for as it weighs just a little more than the 16inch model, has a bigger screen, and ultimately doesn’t cost much