LG gram 14 2-in-1 vs. LG gram 17: Which PC is right for you?

The LG gram 17
The LG gram 17 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Overall, both of these laptops are equally great devices that are defined by their specific pros and cons. The LG gram 14 2-in-1 is the best choice if you want something you can take everywhere and use as a tablet, while the LG gram 17 is perfect if you want a dedicated laptop with a large display and more longevity.

LG gram 14 2-in-1 vs. 17: Versatility or size?

In many ways, both of these laptops are incredibly similar. Both of them are extremely light, making them incredibly easy to carry around from a weight perspective. In addition to that, they both are surprisingly durable, as they both have managed to pass through MIL-STD-810G military stress testing without issues. From a quality perspective, their displays are also alike as well; films, videos, and images will all look fantastic on both laptops. Lastly, they share the exact same hardware specs in terms of graphics, processing, and RAM, meaning they are equally capable of handling work tasks.

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SpecLG gram 14 2-in-1LG gram 17
OSWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
Processor8th GenIntel Core i7-8565U (up to 4.6GHz)8th GenIntel Core i7-8565U (up to 4.6GHz)
Display14 inches1,920 x 1,080 (FHD)Touch, IPS, glossy17-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600)16:10 aspectGlossy, non-touch
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 620Intel UHD Graphics 620
PortsHDMIUSB-C 3.1Two USB-A 3.1microSD card reader3.5 mm audioThree USB-A 3.0, USB-C Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4, microSD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack
AudioDual Stereo 1.5 WDual Stereo 1.5 W
WirelessIntel Wireless-AC 9560802.11 A/C (2X2)Bluetooth 5Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, 802.11 A/C (2X2), Bluetooth 5.0
CameraFront-facing 720pFront-facing 720p
BiometricsFingerprint readerFingerprint reader
Battery72 Wh72Wh
Dimensions12.8 inches x 8.3 inches x 0.7 inches(325.12 mm x 210.82 mm x 17.78 mm)15.0 inches x 10.5 inches x 0.7 inches (381 mm x 267 mm x 17.8 mm)
Weight2.53 pounds(1.15 kg)2.95 lbs (1.34 kg)

You have to look at the differences when deciding which is for you. The LG gram 14 2-in-1 has a tablet mode and touch screen support that makes it great to use while in vehicles, on furniture, or while walking around, which is something that the LG gram 17 does not have. However, the LG gram 17 sports a bigger display that improves your visual media experiences. In addition, while both devices have beefy batteries that last a very long time, the LG gram 17's lasts longer at 10 to 12 hours when compared to the LG gram 14 2-in-1's eight to nine.

LG gram 14 2-in-1 vs. 17: Which should you buy?

The LG gram 14 2-in-1

The LG gram 14 2-in-1 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Overall, neither of these devices is better than the other. Instead, it comes down to what you prefer and what you would find more useful.

If you want something that you can easily fold up and carry around with you everywhere, then the LG gram 14 2-in-1 is perfect for you. It lacks the display size and battery life of its bigger brother, but it's still a fantastic device.

However, if you'd prefer something that emphasizes a bigger display and stronger battery life over tablet functionality and compact design, the LG gram 17 is absolutely the best pick.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.