LG Gram 14

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If weight and porta­bil­ity are your ut­most con­sid­er­a­tions in a note­book, you want to pay at­ten­tion to the LG gram 14. Un­like most of the other note­books here with an alu­minum chas­sis, the gram 14’s chas­sis is made out of a blend of car­bon fiber and mag­ne­sium al­loy. The end re­sult is that de­spite be­ing one of the chunki­est note­books - it mea­sures 16mm thick - it is the light­est at just 980g. Yup, it weighs less than a kilo­gram.

That’s even more im­pres­sive when you con­sider that it has a larger 14-inch IPS dis­play. Un­for­tu­nately, the dis­play only sup­ports a Full HD res­o­lu­tion and col­ors tend to look a lit­tle washed out es­pe­cially if you turn up the bright­ness lev­els.

In­side, the gram 14 is pow­ered by a sev­enth gen­er­a­tion Core i7 pro­ces­sor - the Core i7-7500u. It also gets 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. In­ter­est­ingly, un­like the other note­books here, its mem­ory runs in sin­gle-chan­nel mode. This, cou­pled with its older pro­ces­sor, means that per­for­mance isn’t the gram 14’s strong suit. In fact, we found that it had the poor­est per­for­mance, es­pe­cially where graph­ics are con­cerned. How­ever,

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