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2020 LG Gram 17″ Laptop 17Z90N-R.AAS9U1 Review

Are you looking for an updated LG Gram 17″ review in this 2020? You’re on the right page, welcome. This dark silver-colored 2020 LG Gram 17 laptop the 17Z90N-R.AAS9U1 model was one of the premium business laptops that was shown at the 2020 CES. Now, since it has been released, you can find it almost everywhere, even at your local retailers.

Specs

CPU10th Gen Core i7 1065G7 CPU
RAM16GB DDR4 RAM
GraphicsIntel Iris Plus graphics
Storage1TB M.2 MVMe SSD (2x 512GB)
Screen17″ WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS LCD with 16:10 aspect ratio
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LG Gram 17″ Review

To start this LG gram 17″ review,  this is how our first impression of this LG Gram 2020 the 17″  laptop. Inside the box, your new laptop will be carefully packed with plastics all around. These plastics are meant to protect your laptop from the dust or other unwanted fine particles.

Besides the laptop, you will get a book and warranty paper. There are also the universal power adapter 100-240V and the USB-C adapter in the box. Although it does not come with a USB-C charger, it is possible to charge this 17Z90N using a USB-C PD (Power Delivery) charger. So basically a Type-C power adapter or portable power bank that supports USB PD. These are the wattage that this device supports;

  • 5V/2A(10W)
  • 9V/3A(27W)
  • 15V/3A(45W)
  • 20V/5A(100W)
2020 LG Gram review what you get in the box
2020 LG Gram in the box

LG Gram Laptop – 17″ IPS WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Intel 10th Gen Core i7 1065G7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB M.2 MVMe SSD (512GB x2), 17 Hour Battery, Thunderbolt 3 – 17Z90N (2020)

If you want to connect to a network via RJ45 ethernet, you can easily use the USB-C port. The USB-C actually comes with RJ45 gender.

Unbelievably Light!

Out of the box, you will be stunned by how lightweight your new laptop is. The super-compact form factor is what makes this 17-inch LG Gram 17z90n laptop a winner on the 17″ laptops range. If you look for a 14″ lightweight laptop from another brand, this ExpertBook model might be for you.

With only 0.68 inches this laptop weighs only 2.9 pounds or 1.3 kg, which is more lightweight than the 15″ Dell XPS and the 13″ MacBook Pro! Can you imagine this?

This makes your older laptops look bulkier as their power bricks alone will weigh more than this LG new lineups.

The LG Gram 17 2020 model comes with the white “Gram” logo on its dark silver chassis which is made with carbon magnesium material. Durable material which is even lighter than Aluminum chassis. Magnesium alloy laptops look they are made from plastic which in fact they are made from magnesium alloy. You’ll have a device that weighs like plastic but durable like an aluminum device.

For the white version, you can check out the 14″ unit as shown below.

Performance

Performance-wise, it comes with the 15W version of the 10th gen of Ice Lake Intel i7 processor, the powerful 10th Gen Core i7 1065G7 CPU with the integrated Iris Plus Graphics. Coupled with the 16GB of DDR4 3200 MHz RAM and the 2x Samsung NVME 512GB M.2 SSD (Total 1TB SSD), this 2020 LG Gram 17 inch model has about 30% performance increase from the predecessors (the 2019 models).

If you are digital professional or business owners who need a device to do your computing work by using CPU hungry programs like photo or video editing or light gamers, you can have the benefits of the integrated Iris Plus graphics card.

Other than that this lightweight 17z90n LG laptop now features the Mega Cooling System which can cool down your powerful CPU. Yet it still maintains its portability.

Difference between the 2020 and the 2019 models?

The 2020 model is on the left, 2019 model is on the right;

There are some improved features on the 17Z90N-R.AAS9U1 LG Gram 17″ 2020 model. For instance, this newest model has the latest 10th generation of Intel i7 while the 2019 models came with 8th generation Intel i7 CPU. The 10th generation of Intel i7 comes with integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics while the 8th gen came with Intel UHD Graphics 620.

UHD Intel vs Iris Plus graphics
UHD Intel vs Iris Plus benchmark

The Iris Plus graphics in this portable computer gives you twice the performance.

Iris Plus 640 = 729.6~883.2 GFlops. UHD 620 = 384~441.6 GFlops

This brand new unit also comes with faster memory, which is 3200MHz RAM vs 2666MHz of the last year model. This version also has 2x NVME SSD drives total 1TB SSD while the 2019 model has only the SATA drives, which was slower.

The other significant difference is the last year’s version has 72WH lithium battery and this one has 80WH. This said the newer battery provides longer battery life, about a 10% increase.

With the 80WH battery life, this laptop can last for 16 hours after fully charged. In order to help to increase your battery life, we recommend you to run the battery completely to the very low before you actually plug your device to charge.

17Z90N-R.AAS9U1 Screen

For the screen, the 2020 LG Gram is the only ultraportable laptop (ultrabook) that has a 17″ screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio. If you do a lot of productivity, you will be happy working with this aspect ration than a standard 16:9 aspect ratio displays. The 19:10 aspect ratio gives you more space or room to edit your documents, video, or photographs. This also means you can open and multitask several programs all at once on your screen.

17z90n-r.aas9u1 LG Gram-17 2020 model's screen
The 17z90n’s screen

LG Gram Laptop – 17″ IPS WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Intel 10th Gen Core i7 1065G7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB M.2 MVMe SSD (512GB x2), 17 Hour Battery, Thunderbolt 3 – 17Z90N (2020)

Other than the special aspect ratio, this one is also the only model that has 2500×1600 resolution and that will display your text and images sharper than other resolutions. The Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array (WQXGA) feature of the IPS display gives exceptional color gamut with 99% sRGB, 74% Adobe RGB, 2.10 Delta AVG, and 415 nits.

The screen does not have touchscreen functionality on this 17″ model, however, if you would like to have the touchscreen feature, you can choose the 13″, 14″ or 15″ model like this one;

or the 2020 HP Premium with the touchscreen, same-level CPU but costs half the price;

2020 HP Pavilion 15.6 Inch Touchscreen Laptop| 10th Gen Intel Core i3-1005G1 (Beats i5-7200U)| 16GB RAM| 1TB PCIe SSD| WiFi| Bluetooth| Webcam| Windows 10 + NexiGo Wireless Mouse Bundle

There is also Lenovo Flex 14 inch with the included pen or the 14″ convertible laptop from Acer Spin model (the SP314-53N-77AJ)

Peripherals

Ports on the left-hand side, you will have AC Adapter plug, 1x USB, 1x HDMI, 1x Thunderbolt-3 (USB-C) for fast charging. On the other side, you will have a Kensington lock, 2x USB, an audio jack, and a 1x micro-SD card slot. There are two speakers that are located at the bottom of this 17Z90N-R.AAS9U1 laptop.

The keyboard has numeric keypads and is on a big deck. Keys have a nice tactile feeling, and are located nicely, have enough space for each other. The power button which is located on the top right of the deck is also functioning as the fingerprint scanner on your laptop. The large touchpad has a Windows precision feature.

There is also a 4-column numeric key. This means the commonly used keys which are the enter, shift, and backspace keys are full-sized designed. The users who type and work a lot using the keyboard can have benefit from it. The keys have improved precision and functionalities to avoid having many typos.

LG Gram 17 2020 keyboard
The 4-column keys
The SSD Storage

Inside this 2020 LG Gram, there are 2 M.2 SSD slots. Both slots have pre-installed SSD drives.

These 2x SSD drives are configured separately on drives C. and D. As they are easily upgradable, you can replace them with the SSD drives that have more capacity. But seriously, who would need more than the pre-installed 1TB storage on a laptop?

LG Gram 17″ review summary

If you are a student who needs more power from a super lightweight laptop or business computer users consider this 17z90n model. Especially if you do not want to carry bulky gaming laptops in your bag or backpack. If you are not a gamer who needs super-power GPU or other heavy gaming features, this model has everything. If you want to stream your laptop, browse on our top list of streaming laptop on this table.

Everything you need and nothing you don’t. It has 17″ super beautiful thin-bezel screen. Then the latest gen of Intel i7 CPU that most gaming laptops have. Also more than enough of pre-installed memory. This surprisingly more than what budget gaming laptops mostly have, then 1TB giant storage, and full-size backlit keyboard.

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Yes, it’s pricey, but there are no other laptops that have this power specs out of the box and 17″ large beautiful screen yet still unbelievably light like this 2020 LG Gram the 17″ 17Z90N-R.AAS9U1 laptop model.

2020 LG Gram review what you get in the box
2020 LG Gram 17" Laptop 17Z90N-R.AAS9U1
Summary
17Z90N-R.AAS9U1 LG Gram 17-inch is unbeatable laptop with top specs and lightweight unibody.
Screen
10
Storage
9.9
Size
9.9
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Pros
Large gorgeous screen
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Cons
Pricey
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