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LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3

  • 15Z980-R.AAS9U1

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
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.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Model 15Z980-R.AAS9U1
Color Dark Silver
OPERATING SYSTEM
Operating System
An operating system is computer software that manages hardware and other software. Some operating system examples include Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Windows 10 Home (64bit)
FEATURES
Reader Mode Yes
Back-lit Keyboard Yes
DTS Headphone: X Yes
Touchscreen LCD Yes
Fingerprint ID Yes
Webcam Resolution HD Webcam
MIL-STD 810G Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Yes
PROCESSOR
Processor (Base/Turbo Clock) 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7-8550U 1.80GHz/4.00GHz
MEMORY
System Memory 16GB DDR4 2400MHz - 8 GB x 2
HARD DRIVE
Type M.2 SSD (Solid State Drive)
Interface SATA
Capacity 1TB (512GB x 2)
CONNECTIVITY
Wireless
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network (Quick Setup) – PC
802.11 A/C (2X2)
LAN 10/100 or Gigabit
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
DISPLAY
Screen Size 15.6"
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 620
AUDIO
Speakers Stereo 1.5W x 2
PORTS AND CONNECTORS
HDMI (Standard)
HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface.
1
USB 3.0 Type-C 1
USB 3.0 3
Micro-SD 1 slot
Headphone Out Yes
RJ45 Ethernet Yes (USB Type C port with RJ45 gender)
DC-In Yes
BATTERY / POWER
Battery 72Wh
Battery Cell Type 4 cell lithium ion(polymer)
Battery Weight (in grams) 269.4g
Lithium Battery Energy Content (in Watt Hours) 72Wh
Lithium Battery Voltage 7.7V
Average Battery Life (in hours) MobileMark® 2014 Up to 16.5 hrs
MATERIAL (BODY)
Material Metal Alloy (Nano Carbon with Magnesium)
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.1" x 9.0" x 0.7"
Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD) 18.4" x 10.7" x 2.4"
Weight 2.41 lbs (1095g)
Shipping Weight 4.2 lbs
WARRANTY / UPC
Limited Warranty 1 year parts and labor
UPC 719192619395

What People Are Saying

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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good Suport for work school job and lainnya, goood pc to my friend
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from please don't make a touch screen I really like this product. But i dont like the touch screen. FullHD or 4K UHD Anti-glare screen is enough for me
Date published: 2018-01-19
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HAS LG ANY PLAN TO MAKE THESE LAPTOPS (Z980A+ Series) AVAILABLE WITH 4K LCD PANELS OR 1080P 120HZ (more smooth). THANKS

Asked by: Micron
We do not have any information regarding future products not currently announced. For the most up to date information please keep an eye on our website and social media pages. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-02-10

Hi,on the 15Z980-A.AAS7U1model, Is the 8G gram soldered to the motherboard? Also what kind of  the M.2 SSD come with the 15z980,Is it PCIE bus NVME m.2 SSD or SATA III bus m.2 SSD?thx!

Asked by: TJ MAX
Z980 SERIES SUPPORT BOTH SATA AND NVME SSD M.2 DRIVES. YOU CAN ADD 1TB NVME + 1TB NVME
Answered by: Micron
Date published: 2018-02-10

Has LG any plan to make these laptops available outside the USA (for example Europe) and if yes by when?

Asked by: frankoyce
Hi Frankoyce. Regrettably, our offices in the U.S. will only have information on availability, releases and pricing for products that are to be marketed and sold in the U.S. only. Each region is responsible for products within their own regions and for information of product availability, release dates, and pricing for products on Europe, you would need to contact the LG Support Center in that country. If you are asking about Denmark, please visit their site, http://www.lg.com/dk where you will find their contact information and links to their Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram accounts where you can get additional assistance...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-09

Hi,Is the hard drive PCIE NVME Competible or only SATA III?

Asked by: Park123
Its only SATA III. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-07

Has anyone else had any issues with the left click on the mousepad getting stuck?

Asked by: jennifervan
Hello, we have not heard of this issue before, if you are in need of service, please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-06

How many PCI-E lane are there in thunder bolt 3

Asked by: Sanu
The Thunderbolt™ 3 port on the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 s bi-directional with four lanes of PCI Express Gen 3 and eight lanes of DisplayPort 1.2...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-10

Can I charge it through the Thunderbolt 3 slot?

Asked by: quinaeus
The LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 has a 72Wh Lithium Battery and has a USB 3.0 Type-C port on it that can deliver up to a 10Gbps transfer speed and up to 100 watts of power. Thunderbolt 3 is a completely different technology that uses USB-C connectors and ports and with its full support for USB 3.1 it delivers power based on the USB spec, able to push 100 watts for notebook charging and deliver 15 watts for bus-powered devices. USB Type-C isn’t always synonymous with USB 3.1 since USB Type-C is just a connector shape, and the underlying technology could just be the closely related. USB 2 or USB 3.0 (USB 3.0 for this laptop). Type-C USB also allows for bi-directional power, so apart from charging the peripheral device, when applicable, a peripheral device could also charge a host device...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-06

Can windows 10 PRO be installed on this? Will Windown 10 PRO be an option upon purchase?

Asked by: getsky
The unit comes with Windows 10 Home. Windows 10 Pro is not an option upon purchasing the unit, however, you can install Windows 10 Pro but it will void the warranty of the OS.
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-02-09

Your SSD is a total of 1tb with two 512gb m2s. Can this be upgraded to 2tb (two 1tbs) by users without voiding the warranty?

Asked by: zacko
You can try to upgrade it to 2TB however it will void the warranty of the unit. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-02-05

will the snow white one be available in the U.S and when will the 2018 13" and 14" will be available?

Asked by: WantLG
As of the moment, it is only available in Dark Silver color. And as for the 13" and 14", we don’t have yet the information when it will be available. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-02-04

What's the 22.5 hours battery life based on? can't find the small print. Should this laptop be able to play games?

Asked by: chris7
The 22.5-hour battery life is based on MobileMark 2014 standard. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-02-05

How many pcie lanes are there for tb3?

Asked by: EricQ
There are 4 lanes of PCIe. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-02-02

Amazon now shows temporarily out of stock! What happened and when will this item be available?! I am only in the USA until Feb 2!

Asked by: Nurd
Amazon had been taking pre-orders on the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 and may have had limited stock availability which they might have used to fulfill the pre-orders. Regrettably, we do not have information on their inventory nor when they will receive more stock on the laptop and advise that you contact them to inquire if they have an estimated date for when they will have it back in stock...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-30

When will it be available in the States 

Asked by: Pastor Tim
Hi Pastor Tim. Amazon is currently showing that the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 is in stock. We currently do not have a listing for other stores with product availability, but as soon as we do have that listing, you will be able to click on the "Where to Buy" tab and enter your zip code into the appropriate field to get a full listing of other stores and online retailers who will be carrying it. Thank you foryour patience and understanding...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-30

What is the refresh rate and latency of the screen? I'd like to use an external gpu now that this supports TB3. Has this been tried yet?

Asked by: _PM_
The refresh rate is 60 Hz. You can use an external GPU on the laptop that supports TB3, however, since is not yet available, it hasn’t been tested. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-02-04

Does it have Anti glare Screen ? Can i have 32 GB RAM ? Is it upgradable.

Asked by: tom112
Yes, it has and the RAM cannot be changed to 32 GB since that built-in in the unit and would void the warranty of the laptop. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-31

Does the LG Gram 15Z980-RAAS9U1-ultra-slim-laptop can connect to an External GPU for gaming?

Asked by: Johish
Hi Johish. Regrettably, we do not know anything about the external GPU that you intend to connect to the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 to determine if you can connect it. We highly recommend that you either refer to the instructions that come with your external GPU or contact its manufacturer for advice. There are also entire communities online of people creating DIY setups that connect desktop graphics cards to their laptops via ExpressCard or mPCIE slots that you can research that can walk you through the DIY process for configuring an external graphics card...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-30

Will there be a UK variant of this laptop or will it only be available in the US (or with a US keyboard layout)

Asked by: BobbyCo
Hi BobbyCo. Each region is responsible for product pricing and product availability within its own region and regrettably, our offices in the U.S. will only have information for the release dates, availability, and pricing for the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 in the U.S. Fir the requested information, it is recommended that you contact the LG Support Center in the UK, http://www.lg.com/uk. You will find links to their Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram support pages or their email and telephone number...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-25

In regards to the 14" model, when can i expect to purchase it? Is the 1080p Screen the only option or is there a higher resolution variant?

Asked by: mike4923
Currently, the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 is only showing that it will only be available as an FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution. LG has not yet announced any release dates for this unit and currently, Amazon is taking pre-orders...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-24

When is a WWAN model is available? Next year?

Asked by: ai54
Regrettably, we currently do not have any information on when or if a WWAN model will be available...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-25

May I asked when will the 14", LG Gram, 14Z980 will be out? I know that the 15.6" model, 15Z980 will be out by Jan 22.

Asked by: quek88
Regrettably, LG has not yet announced the release date for the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1, although Amazon is currently taking pre-orders...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-25

Hello, will the LG Gram be available in Canada? How can i buy it in Canada? Thx!

Asked by: Rami 3131
Regrettably, our offices on the U.S. will not have information for product availability or retail stores in Canada. Please contact your LG Support Center in Canada for assistance with the requested information for the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1. You will find their contact information on their site, http://www.lg.com/ca_en...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-24

How many PCI Lanes on the Thunderbolt 3 interface?

Asked by: Lilith_Belial
The Thunderbolt™ 3 technology used on the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 is a technology implemented by Intel's LAN Access Division. In the Thunderbolt mode, Thunderbolt 3 port has the ability to support at least one or two (4 lane) DisplayPort interface(s), and up to 4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3. In DisplayPort Only mode, if a DisplayPort display or adapter is plugged in, the Thunderbolt 3 enabled system will detect this, and switch the pins driving the USB-C connector to the DisplayPort alternate mode. Thunderbolt 3 silicon will then act as a router to send raw DisplayPort traffic from the graphics engine within the system out over the USB-C connector pins and pass that DisplayPort link directly to the display or adapter. n this mode, a Thunderbolt 3 enabled USB-C port will support a single four-lane (4 x 5.4 Gbps, or HBR2) link of DisplayPort. In DisplayPort and USB Multi-function Mode, one of the high speed connector pin pairs of signals will be dedicated to DisplayPort (now 2 lanes at 5.4 Gbps) and one to USB 3.1. It has 2 streams (eight lanes) of DisplayPort 1.2 ...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-15

Will the 2018 higher capacity battery work in the 2017 models?

Asked by: mravnn
a korean reviewer tried it and answer is no. the 2017 gram could not boot with 2018 battery
Answered by: joechi
Date published: 2018-02-16

When and where can I purchase the 15z980?

Asked by: Jvangiggles
Currently, you will find the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 being shown on Amazon.com and they are currently taking pre-orders and advertising that "This item will be released on January 22, 2018."...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-24

Are any of the 15.6" 2018 laptops available in the color white?

Asked by: Jvangiggles
Regrettably, we currently do not have any information on the 2018 LG Gram 15.6" Ultra-Lightweight Laptop. They have not been announced yet...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-13

Is the 15z980 available in white in the USA? 

Asked by: jennifervan
HI JVangiggles. The LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 is only available in Dark Silver...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-01-13
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