LG Gram 14 is targeted at buyers who love what the Gram 13 offers but prefer having a larger screen. It has basically all the features available on its smaller sibling and a bit more, including an option for a more robust Intel Core i7 processor.
Design and Display
The laptop features similar slim and lightweight design as the LG Gram 13. The LG Gram 14 comes in lighter than the 13-inch MacBook Air at just 2.16 pounds, or 980 grams, compared to the latter’s 2.9 pounds weight.
LG parades a body made of carbon lithium and carbon magnesium alloys for a decent build. But there have been complaints of flex issues and creakiness due to the materials used.
It comes with a full island-style keyboard and glass-covered touchpad. As you probably can tell already, LG Gram 14 packs in a 14-inch diagonal display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The non-touch IPS panel should offer enjoyable wide-angle viewing, but the resolution could be better for the price.
Performance and Battery Life
LG Gram 14 is also equipped with fifth-generation Intel Core i series processor like the Gram 13. But in this case, you can also get a unit with a Core i7 CPU clocked at an amazing processing speed of 2.4 GHz.
Nothing but powerful performance should be expected from this ultra-slim notebook given it is accompanied by up to 8 GB of RAM. Zippy solid state drive with capacity of up to 256 GB is provided for storage to ensure a smooth-running system with fast boot-up time.
Battery life of up to seven and a half hours is promised by LG – well outdone by the 13-inch MacBook Air, with rated battery runtime of up to 12 hours.
The latest Window 10 is the operating system of choice for LG Gram 14, effectively making its lack of a touchscreen a forgivable drawback. It will likely come without bloatware that is usually pre-installed on an average laptop.
Ports and interfaces include two USB 3.0 ports, a microUSB port, an HDMI video output port and a microSD card reader. However, there will be no USB Type-C port. The LG Gram 13 will have a Reader Mode that makes it less demanding on the eye when viewing the display by reducing blue light which is believed to interfere with sleep quality.
Pricing and availability
LG Gram 14 laptops are not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy ultrabooks at leading online stores in the country. LG Gram 14 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N200,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
LG Gram 14 Specs
Here are a few specs of the LG Gram 14 Ultrabook:
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: up to 5th Gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: up to 8GB of RAM
- Colours: Champagne Gold
- Dimension: 325.1 x 226 x 12.7 mm
- Weight: 980 g
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 14-inch IPS Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Keyboard: Full Size Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 128GB or 256GB 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
- Hi-Fi Audio
- Battery: 2 Cell, 34.61 WHr Battery
- Use Time: up to 7.5 hours