The LG Gram series in Australia comes in 14”, 16” and 17” screen options based on the Intel EVO platform. The Intel EVO platform was launched last year, and offers consumers something to look for when purchasing a laptop, that guarantees great performance and all day battery life at its core, with features like an 11th gen Intel processor, Iris Xe graphics, Wifi6 & Thunderbolt 4 for connectivity.
LG put their Australian laptop business on hiatus some years ago, but with work from home seeing increases in laptop sales around the world they’re back. LG announced the new Gram series at CES earlier this year and they’re now on-sale in Australia – so, LG let us spend a few weeks with the LG Gram 17.
Design-wise, the LG Gram 17 takes full advantage of the additional body size with a full-size keyboard including a numeric keypad – and it’s all packaged in an extremely lightweight body.
The LG Gram EVO 17” as it’s called around retailers, is priced at $2998 and comes with an Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB M.2 NVMe drive and a a big 80Wh battery which offers up to 19.5 hours battery life.
The sheer size of the LG Gram 17 is the biggest impression you’ll have of this sleek new laptop, but it belies the light-weight feel.
I spent 3 weeks using the LG Gram 17, and here’s how it went.
Made from a durable Magnesium Alloy, the laptop weighs in at ‘just’ 1.35kg, a shade over the weight of my daily driver, a Dell XPS 13 which weighs in at just shy of 1.3kg. The weight is so minimal that you can pick the laptop up one-handed, making it very portable.
I was also able to slip it into my trusty backpack (designed for 14/15″ laptops) and it slipped in with no issues, and with it being so light I barely felt it in there.