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Key Features

  • 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 15.6 Inch Full HD IPS Touchscreen
  • 72Wh Lithium Battery (up to 16.5 hours)
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 Interface
  • 16GB RAM & 1TB SSD | Fingerprint ID
Suggested Price


Suggested Price


The ultra-lightweight LG gram laptop now comes with access to over 10,000 classes through a two-month trial to Skillshare* so passions can be turned into careers.

*Redeemable after product registration.

The new LG gram Premium Portability & Performance

The new LG gram

Premium Portability & Performance

Grab ‘n’ Go

Grab ‘n’ Go

Take the Z980 Series almost anywhere, any time, without worry. The high-capacity 72Wh battery lasts up to 16.5 hours*, and innovative design fits a 15.6 inch screen into a remarkably compact body. But even with a host of features, LG gram is so lightweight you can carry it with just two fingers.

*MobileMark® 2014 standard (MobileMark is a trademark of the Business Applications Performance Corporation). Performance level is utilized for comparison purposes only, and does not necessarily reflect the battery life that will be achieved. Actual battery life will vary from specifications depending on model, setup configuration, applications used, features utilized and power management settings.

Premium Performance

Premium Performance

LG gram has the performance users demand, starting with an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and DDR4 dual-channel memory. Windows 10 assures easier multitasking, while the array of ports includes USB Type-C™. The Full HD IPS display supports a broad color gamut to deliver lifelike picture quality.

Proven Durability

Proven Durability

The LG gram is more than ready for the rigors of real-world use. It’s passed seven industry-standard tests to prove its military-grade durability. The premium nano carbon magnesium full metal body is tougher than the shell of conventional laptops, yet it’s still remarkably lightweight.

More Features, More Versatility

More Features, More Versatility

LG gram packs exciting features. Keep going in dark environments with the backlit keyboard, while the touchpad supports up to four-finger multi-touch gestures. The webcam on the top bezel is ideal for video calls, while DTS Headphone:X provides the thrilling effect of 11.1-channel surround sound.

The Technology You Need

The Technology You Need

Whatever the task at hand, LG gram packs ease, style and security. An advanced IPS display enables responsive touch control in a slimmer screen panel. The fingerprint reader* unlocks the laptop with a push of the power button. And Thunderbolt™ 3* adds faster data transfer plus smoother display of 4K/5K video.

*Features vary by model.


What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from i went a lap top for my home work to do it it all their and the lap top for my home work to do on it.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and quite. I bought this laptop for work as a software developer and it works great. It's specs are good for what I need and can be easily upgraded if I need more memory or storage in the future. The battery life is great and the fan salary never comes on, so it is quite too.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic thin and light Great laptop. It is extremely light and has the battery power to last well beyond other laptops. That it can be charged via its USB C port with a USB C cable is also a wonderful feature. The only real negative that I have experienced so far is that every now and then the display either momentarily black screens or freezes. The black screens aren't too bad as they only last for a second or so. The screen freezing though is a bit annoying as only putting the computer into sleep via the power button and then waking it up seems to reliably fix it (although sometimes opening the task manager also works but not always). That being said, this happens quite infrequently and I am hoping a future display driver update will prevent this from happening.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thermal i have this device, but i dont like when doing something demanding it will cause thermal throttling. So there must be some room in ther for thermal right?
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will be even better to offer upgrade or custom sel Upgrade like Window 10 PRO, Hard Drive size selection...etc will make it perfect
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Perfect Laptop for Me Working As A Video Editor I am YouTube video editor and this is the perfect laptop for what I was looking for. 1 TB SSD and 16 GB of RAM both are enough to run any video editing software. Furthermore, it has Full HD display what you want? As a video editor, Full HD display is the first need and battery is second. Both are perfectly installed on this laptop. LG has also provided the Fingerprint scanner there. You can unlock just by the one touch! The most amazing thing is you know what about this laptop? It's weight and design. I mean I have checked out experts review and all are spreading the same thought. It is super lightweight and well built. Even if you drop it, no problem. According to me, this is the perfect laptop for the every video editor as well as I want to mention 'students' also.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs Anti-Glare/Matte screen + better speakers Please put an anti-glare screens on these laptops - they're more usable that way. + some DTS speakers would make them perfect. Thank you
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improvement suggestions Make please the following winning configuration: Intel Core i7 16GB 512GB or 1TB SSD ANTI GLARE 15.6" FULL HD or 4K UHD Screen Lower Price P.S. Touch screen is useless for laptop in most cases and glare surface is not so comfortable for eyes. Thank you
Date published: 2018-02-07
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Can I get this for free I’m a product reviewer 

Asked by: Aswd
There might be proper channels to go through to submit a request to be a beta tester for the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1. Regrettably, we do not have that information. You can contact our Support Center at (800) 243-0000 to inquire if LG has such a program and how you would make such a request...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-04-02

8GB RAM is already on board. So if I add 16GB single slot RAM, making total of 24GB. Would that work, with 24GB RAM?

Asked by: Sam9
The LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 has 2 slots with the first one being onboard (soldered to motherboard), and the other being either free/empty or exchangeable. The maximum RAM is 16 GB...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-03-26

Are you able to charge the laptop via usb-c?

Asked by: lingmu
The unit is not rechargeable using the USB C port. You can charge a device on the usb port, however, you can only charge the laptop via the power plug. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-04-01

How far does the hinge open? Please answer in degrees or radians (if radians, factors of pi, please).

Asked by: wahibdon
The LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 opens to 120˚. Easiest way to calculate radians is 1˚ = 0.0174533 radians so 120˚ = 2.094396 radians or α(radians) = α(degrees) × π / 180° (read as The angle α in radians is equal to the angle α in degrees times pi constant divided by 180 degrees)...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-03-21

Hi there, Europe calling :) When and where will I be able to admire this beautiful laptop in the Netherlands? Tia Roger

Asked by: Roger 2725
We are sorry; we are only able to support products in the USA. For the proper support channels, please see LG UK Twitter @LGUK or ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-03-12

What is the max resolution and refresh raste of the thunderbolt output. It mentions 4/5K but i cannot find any other details.

Asked by: Skippy2112
Thunderbolt supports it, however the processor/graphics will only do 4096x2304@60Hz over displayport per Intel specs. No 5K. The HDMI is limited to 4096x2304@24Hz.
Answered by: Dan_EE
Date published: 2018-03-12

8GB Already soldered on motherboard, we know that. IF I ADD 16GB RAM IN FREE SLOT WILL THE LAPTOP WORKS IN DOUBLE CHANNEL? cpu-z would help you, if you don't know. you guys from support team need more knowledge, it looks I know more then all of you

Asked by: Micron
You can add 8GB in the free slot so that you can get 16GB, which is the maximum and would work in double channel. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-05-04

Will the 15.6 or the 14 in. Z980 models be available without the touchscreen? Also will the 14 in come with thunderbolt?

Asked by: Alexiskm
The LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Laptop with Intel® Core™ i5 processor, Model # 15Z980-U.AAS5U1 is a model that does not feature touchscreen and nor does the LG gram 14” Ultra-Lightweight Laptop with Intel® Core™ i5 processor, Model # 14Z980-U.AAW5U1. Regrettably, we currently do not have any information on whther or not the 14Z980 series will feature a model with Thunderbolt™ 3...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-03-22
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