I’Ve got the 17 inch model here and immediately. The very fact that it has such a big screen feels slightly contradictory to the idea of having the lightest laptop around, because it’s likely to spend very little of its time on the move. However, there’s no denying the appeal of having this larger screen on such a portable laptop, it weighs an astonishing 1.3 kilograms, which is only 180 grams more than this 13 inch dell xps 13.. It also has incredibly thin bezels, allowing for the whole laptop to have the sort of dimensions you’d normally associate with a 15 inch laptop. So, unlike most 17 inch laptops of the past, it does fit in a regular sized laptop bag. However, it only just fits and i’d be more than a little paranoid about having such a thin, yet large laptop squeezed into a bag like this. Moreover, this touches on the first and most overriding compromise of this laptop, which is its build quality, not that it’s bad. In fact, the magnesium alloy chassis is very impressive in terms of lightness and strength, but it still feels quite flexible and fragile compared to the hefty machined aluminium of a dell xps, 13 or macbook. The rigidity of those laptops helps protect the screen and other components more from damage due to knocks or bending. This also affects the feel of the laptop the construction used for these magnesium alloy laptops means you miss out on the clean machined lines of aluminium laptops, so they simply look and feel cheaper superficial it may be, but it is what it is another disappointment when it Comes to the build of this laptop is that, despite having a spare m.

2 slot for adding a second ssd, you can’t actually open up this laptop without tearing off all the rubber feet and screw covers. Not only might this invalidate the warranty, but there’s no guarantee you can get the feet to stick back on properly afterwards and in fact the feet are a bit too easy to get off anyway. I could quite easily see these becoming dislodged over time from regularly inserting the laptop into a bag, but back to the good stuff and the sheer size and quality of the screen is undeniable, as well as its massive 17 inch scale. It also has a resolution of 2560 by 1600, which gives it a taller 16 by 10 aspect ratio for more vertical desktop space. Now this whole 16 by 10 thing is a bit of a trended laptops at the moment, as manufacturers have realized, people use their laptops for more than just watching hd video. However, while it makes a lot of sense to squeeze more vertical space into a small 1080p screen on a 17 inch panel with a high resolution, it’s kind of unnecessary, this laptop could easily have got away with sticking to a 2560×1440 resolution and saving even more weight. In size as to the screen’s quality it’s an ips panel, so it has great viewing angles and it has an extended color range of up to 99 dc ip3, so produces hdr like extra vivid, colors, it’s, a shame. You can’t switch it to an srgb mode, though, to tone down those colors for work or image.

Editing, since contrast is good, though, and although its colour balance isn’t great out of the box, it’s good enough for most uses. However it’s worth noting the screen does have a glossy coating which helps to further boost the vividness of the colours, but does mean more reflections. So it depends which you prefer, with a maximum brightness of 377 nits it’s, just about bright enough for use in direct sunlight. One benefit of the sheer size of this laptop is that you get a full size keyboard with a numpad, and it feels a very decent quality. Even if the lightweight chassis does produce a fair amount of flex, i’d also prefer a little more contouring to the tops of the keys, so you can feel for the center of the key, but otherwise it’s a decent typing tool. The trackpad, meanwhile, is very good. Thanks to its huge size and accurate tracking, as for performance, the new range includes intel’s latest 11th gen core processors, with this model using the i7 1165 g7, which includes the company’s latest iris, xe, graphics, it’s, an impressive chip that combined with fast 4267 megahertz ddr4 ram And a speedy m.2 ssd makes for a very snappy laptop. It boots up loads apps and generally does all the day to day stuff very rapidly and can even do a little light. Gaming you’ll have to turn settings down dramatically and performance still isn’t great plus it’s. Only a 60hz screen, but the options there on this 17 inch version.

The cpu does feel a little hemmed in, though you’ve got a huge metal chassis here to help distribute heat, but it makes do with a fairly weedy cooling system. That means the cpu throttles its clock, speed as readily as on much more compact machines. This does keep heat and noise to a minimum, though, with the cpu never peaking above 90 degrees, c and noise. Rarely registering above a whisper even when gaming, making slightly more of the large chassis. Are these speakers that have significantly more depth and volume than on smaller machines, although they’re still not amazing, for a 17 inch laptop Music, as for connectivity, lg has done a decent job. There’S, none of the over reliance on usb c ports and dongles that you get on some laptops. You still get two usb c ports, either of which can be used to charge the laptop but there’s also two full size, usb ports and a full size hdmi, along with a micro, sd slot, combi headphone jack and a kensington lock slot. It would be nice to have a full size, sd card slot, especially on this 17 inch model, but it’s generally easy enough to use microsd to sd adapters in your cameras. As for battery life, this machine impresses, with its 80 watt hour battery lasting a massive 12 hours exactly in my pc mark 10 battery test with the screen brightness set to three quarters brightness when it comes to pricing, this isn’t a cheap laptop but it’s competitively priced Compared to many other premium, thinner light models, this version with the i7 processor and one terabyte ssd – is just 1 599 pounds, while the core i5 version with a 512 gigabyte ssd, can be had for 1 ‘9 pounds.

Meanwhile, the 14 inch version starts at 1 149 pounds. Those are competitive prices for the specs you get, for instance, the dell xps 17 starts at 1 799 pounds with a 256 gigabyte ssd plus at the moment. Lg is giving away a pair of these tone. Free noise, cancelling earbuds that retail for 180 pounds, as well as a red, herschel, rucksack worth 40 pounds, although there’s a good chance, the stock will have gone by the time. You see this video all told, then this is a genuinely impressive laptop thanks to its astonishingly low weight. It also delivers adequate or better than adequate performance in just about every area. The glossy screen may prove divisive, but otherwise the only major caveat is the overall build. Moving up to a machine like the deluxe ps17 lets you a much more premium, looking and feeling machine, but it’s over 50 heavier and quite a bit more expensive. So the lg gram is a good value option.