LG Gram 13 – together with the bigger Gram 14 – represents an attempt by its Korean maker to snatch some share of the ultrabook market from top players in the niche such as Apple. The laptop flaunts an incredibly light and slim design and comes with a clear Full HD display, fifth-generation Intel Core i processor and ample RAM.
Design and Display
It is likely that a slim MacBook may come to your mind when you set eyes on LG Gram 13 – they look that much alike. The ultrabook shows off a pleasantly svelte profile and weighs only 980 grams, which is the reason why it is so named.
It is lighter than the 11-inch and 13-inch models of Apple MacBook Air. The chassis is fashioned with carbon magnesium and lithium magnesium alloys. The choice of materials makes the ultrabook less strong, compared to a MacBook Air.
It sports a 13-inch display with a Full HD (1080p) display for nice colour reproduction. But given the price of LG Gram 13, the screen resolution is a tad on the low end.
Performance and OS
Under the hood, LG Gram 13 carries a fifth-generation Intel Core i5 processor to deliver respectable performance. The CPU receives support from ample DDR3 RAM of up to 8 GB for high responsiveness and seamless multitasking.
The ultra-slim notebook runs on the latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 10, to offer users superb features and capabilities.
A solid state drive of 128GB capacity is provided for storage on the LG Gram 13, ensuring super-fast boot time and program access. LG promises instant booting of the laptop whenever the display is opened, regardless of whether you put it in sleep or hibernate mode or completely switched it off.
The LG Gram 13 ultrabook features an island-style keyboard – similar to that of a MacBook – but without backlight.
Ports and interfaces available include two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI video port, a microUSB port and a microSD card slot. Battery life is estimated at seven and a half hours.
Pricing and availability
LG Gram 13 laptops are not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy ultrabooks at leading online stores in the country. LG Gram 13 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N180,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
LG Gram 13 Specs
Here are a few specs of the LG Gram 13 Ultrabook:
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: 5th Gen Intel Core i Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 5500
- Memory: up to 8GB of RAM
- Colours: Snow White
- Dimension: 302.2 x 213.4 x 12.7 mm
- Weight: 980 g
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13.3-inch IPS Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Keyboard: Full Size Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 128GB Solid State Drive
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 2 Ports
- USB 2.0: No
- HDMI: Yes
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE
- NFC: No
- Docking Connector: No
- Instant Booting
- Reader Mode
- Battery: 2 Cell, 34.61 WHr Battery
- Use Time: up to 7.5 hours