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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
Grab ‘n’ Go

The new lightweight LG gram

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.

The Tech Experts Have Weighed In

The Tech Experts Have Weighed In

“Shockingly light, mind-blowing battery life.” –CNET, 3/30/18


LG gram is light weight and feature heavy. Watch the LG gram in action and hear tech experts chime in on how LG gram redefines everything!

UrAvgConsumer Review

Judner & Arie discover how the LG gram's long-lasting battery and light weight lets them work and play nearly anywhere.

Dom Esposito Review

Watch Dom take the LG gram through its paces and conclude it's a "no-brainer...built for those constantly on the go". See Dom's review.

The 2018 LG gram

From impressive battery life to its extreme light weight and durability, see all the Z980 series LG gram has to offer.

LG gram Durability

The LG gram has passed numerous durability tests to make the laptop able to standup to the rigors of an extremely mobile lifestyle.

LG gram - Redefine Everything

The LG gram can go nearly anywhere. Watch how the LG gram redefines everything a laptop can be.



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.

*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.

Windows Hello: the password is you.

Windows Hello: the password is you.

Windows Hello is the password-free sign-in that gives you the fastest, most secure way to unlock your Windows devices, along with apps and websites.*

*Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.


What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Lightweight Great product! Very lightweight, so it definitely lives up to its name - I am a little worried I might bend or break it at times due to its thinness, but it seems durable enough to handle day-to-day activities. The touchscreen is a convenient feature and the battery life is also great, especially when used on the lower power settings. The only "complaint" I have is that the computer seems to get warmer than I would like if I use it while it is connected to the charger, but since I only need to charge the computer once a day at most, I can manage to charge it after hours.
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My laptop doesn't power up I bought this six months ago. I like the light weight and the fact that the screen resolution is great. However my laptop wouldn't power up a month ago. Costco's concierge service helped troubleshoot it. It stopped powering up again this month. Costco couldn't fix it and passed me on to LG. Unfortunately their customer service has been woefully slow and inadequate and the issue is unresolved after 5 days. I am still to receive the shipment label for repairs.
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light-ning fast. Compact and full featured I bought this a few weeks ago to replace an older laptop that I damaged. I continue to find features that I like and didn't even know it had.
Date published: 2019-05-09
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Hi, What are the recommended / tested Thunderbolt docking stations for 15Z980-R.AAS9U1? Thanks, Ed

Asked by: E111
Regrettably, we do not have a list of recommended/tested Thunderbolt stations for the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-04-30

Is there a 2019 Model or 2018 & 2019 the same, is their any difference?

Asked by: DFB VC
The LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 is our 2018 model and the LG gram 15.6" Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z990-R.AAS9U1 is our 2019 model. The differences are in their processors (8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7-8550U 1.80GHz/4.00GHz versus ntel® Core™ i7-8565U 1.80GHz/4.60GHz), the type of Hard drive used, (M.2 SSD (Solid State Drive) versus M.2 2280 SSD (Solid State Drive)), and their Interfaces (SATA Versus SATA3), and Bluetooth versions (Bluetooth 4.1 versus Bluetooth 5.0) and in their ports. The 15Z990-R.AAS9U1 features a USB 3.1 Type-C port and a USB 3.1 port...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-04-23

Is the LG Gram 15.6" R.AAS9U1 version RAM upgradeable? What is the total memory that it supports?

Asked by: PeteSQL
The LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 has two slots for RAM with the first one being onboard (i.e. soldered to the motherboard). The second slot has an 8GB stick that can be upgraded to 16GB for a total of 24GB...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2019-02-19

Can I add one more SSD or HDD? Any upgrade option?

Asked by: RickyQRicky
The hard drive for the LG gram 17” Ultra-Lightweight Laptop with Intel® Core™ i7 processor, Model # 17Z990-R.AAS8U1 is listed as M.2 SSD (Solid State Drive) and the interface as SATA. The M.2 interface is designed to use either legacy SATA mode or the newer PCI-Express modes but the drive will pick which one to use. The laptop has 2 M.slots so you can add another M.2 SSD...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2019-02-04

The Key Features list Thunderbolt 3 Interface but the ports say USB 3.0 Type C. These are two different specs. I bought this laptop to thinking it has a Thunderbolt port only to realized you guys said two different things on the site. What's going on?

Asked by: DaveInArizona
Hi DaveinArizona. They are the same thing. Thunderbolt 3 defines a superset of capabilities that run on USB-C connectors and cables. In layman’s terms; it brings Thunderbolt to USB-C and adds major new features and capabilities, such as 40Gbps bandwidth and reduced power consumption while being able to move as much as 100 watts of power. A USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 means a single cable is all you need to power and move a large amount of information, up to and including two 60Hz 4K displays...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2019-02-26

Can you use a stylus pen with the 15Z980 A AAS8U1?

Asked by: Hydikinz
Hello Hydikinz. Thank you for your inquiry with regards to the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop with Intel® Core™ i7 processor, Model # 15Z980-A.AAS8UI. Regrettably, neither this nor any of our gram Laptops are compatible with stylus pens...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-12-10

Can this model run an external monitor at 4k ?  Or does only the more expensive model with 1 TB and thunderbbolt 3 do this?

Asked by: Mochi Doctor
I'm not getting 4k, limited to 1920x1080 at 60hz, once connected via HDMI 2.0
Answered by: Slava1
Date published: 2018-12-06

Are you able to replace a key on this keyboard with a pause/break key?

Asked by: techsupport
Hi techsupport. Regrettably, the LG gram 15.6” Ultra-Lightweight Touchscreen Laptop w/ Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, Model # 15Z980-R.AAS9U1 does not have a dedicated Pause/Break key. You might be able to use the following as a substitute for Break: Ctrl + Fn + F11 or Fn + B or Fn + Ctrl + B or Ctrl + Fn + B or Fn + B or Fn + Esc, or Ctrl + Fn + Shift. Substitutes for Pause are: Ctrl + Fn + F11 or Fn + B or Fn + Ctrl + B, or Ctrl + Fn + B or Fn + B or Fn + Esc or Ctrl + Fn + Shift. On some modern keyboards, the Pause function is assigned to Ctrl + NumLock and the Break function to Ctrl + ScrLock and that might work on some programs...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-11-11
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