LG Gram 16 (2023) vs Lenovo Slim Pro 9i Gen 8 (16”)

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Display 2560 x 1600
Battery
75 Wh
CPU Intel Core i7 1360P
GPU GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 4GB
RAM
Storage

Review

Evaluation of LG Gram 16 (2023) and Lenovo Slim Pro 9i Gen 8 (16”) important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Portability
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the LG Gram 16 (2023)
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 770 grams less (around 1.7 lbs)
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 2 versus 1
  • Thinner bezels and 3% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Features a a little bigger (~7%) battery – 80 against 75 watt-hours
Advantages of the Lenovo Slim Pro 9i Gen 8 (16”)
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 165 versus 144 Hz
  • Can run popular games at about 29-40% higher FPS
  • Around 30% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • 25% sharper screen – 236 versus 189 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • Provides 14% higher max. screen brightness: 400 vs 350 nits

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.29 kg (2.84 lbs) 2.06 kg (4.54 lbs)
Dimensions 355.1 x 242.3 x 16.8 mm
13.98 x 9.54 x 0.66 inches
362 x 245 x 18.16 mm
14.25 x 9.65 x 0.71 inches
Area 860 cm2 (133.4 inches2) 887 cm2 (137.5 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~86.3% ~83.7%
Side bezels 5.3 mm 8.7 mm
Colors Black, Gray Gray, Blue, Green
Material - Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle - 150°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level (max. load) - 53.2 dB

Display

Size 16 inches 16 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 144 Hz 165 Hz
PPI 189 ppi 236 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels 3200 x 2000 pixels
HDR support - Yes, Dolby Vision
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Glossy
Ambient light sensor - Yes
Display tests
sRGB color space 99% 100%
DCI-P3 color gamut 100% 100%
Max. brightness
350 nits

Battery

Capacity
Full charging time - 1:30 hr
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 65 W 100 / 140 / 170 W
Weight of AC adapter 285 grams 522 grams

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo frequency 5 GHz 5 GHz
Cores 12 (4P + 8E) 14 (6P + 8E)
Threads 16 20
L3 Cache 18 MB 24 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 45 W 100 W
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 4 nm
GPU base clock 1065 MHz -
GPU boost clock 1343 MHz -
FLOPS 5.5 TFLOPS 8.4 TFLOPS
Memory size 4 GB 6 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 128 bit 96 bit
Memory speed 12 Gbps ~16 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 2048 2560
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 64 80
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 40 32
GPU performance
5.5 TFLOPS
8.4 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 6000 MHz 6400 MHz
Type LPDDR5 LPDDR5X
Upgradable No No

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 1
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Audio chip - Realtek ALC3306
Speakers 2.0 2.4 (2 tweeters and 4 woofers)
Power 2x3W 6x2W
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness - ~79.7 dB
Microphones 2 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6E v6E
Bluetooth v5.1 v5.2
Fingerprint No No
Infrared sensor Yes Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Ports
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 4.0 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port No Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel - 1.5 mm
Touchpad
Size - 15.0 x 9.5 cm
Surface - Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
Further details
Notes on Gram 16 (2023):
    - Full magnesium-alloy body
Notes on Slim Pro 9i Gen 8 (16”):
    - Also know as "Yoga Pro 9i (Gen 8)".
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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