The author writes that there is a keyboard with a numpad (as an advantage over solutions from other manufacturers), but the numpad here is not classic, but mutilated by some "designers" at LG, so there is no sense in it, for those who own blind typing ( and therefore professionals).
In reality, the LG Gram with the classic numpad is only available in 17" model. Then why would anyone need a shabby 16" variant? The difference is only 1", but a full-fledged keyboard.
The low performance of the processor (Alder Lake here is more than 2-3 times slower than full-fledged models from other manufacturers with the same processors) is a direct consequence and a price for low weight. After all, a decent cooling system a priori weighs a lot. You can't cheat the laws of nature.
Due to the fact that the processors in the LG Gram series always work 2.5-3 times slower in sustained (and even in impulse, because the psu just can't handle full load i5/i7 Alder Lake without silently using the battery) mode, there may not be much point in 32/64Gb - all the same, heavy virtual machines cannot be used by such strangled processors. But on the other hand, listen - at the end of 2022, 32Gb of memory in retail stores have price for $100-130. It's just some kind of exorbitant greed from LG, to roll out such a monstrous price tag and not unsolder at least ridiculous 32Gb...
Another weak point of the laptop is the 2.5K@60Hz (for example L5Pro have 165Hz with 500 nits + HDR/DV+G-Sync/FreeSync it's usefull and in video) screen, slow in response and with low ppi, although there are already a lot of 4k@120Hz screens, which are much more pleasant even in office work and surfing (the picture is much closer to what a laser printer produces, plus there is no such hellish mess when scrolling text). Although if the target audience prefers to run on battery power, then such a screen will consume much more. From psu, it doesn't matter.In the end, when switching to a battery, you can simply switch from 120Hz-165Hz to 60Hz, thereby reducing consumption. Even if the resolution is 2.5k, but why not a smooth picture even in surfing when scrolling text, at least from psu, LG?
I can hardly imagine that someone will carry around a 16" (like 17") model, albeit a light one. It's just uncomfortable. And to drag from car to car to transport a laptop from point A to point B (or from room to room and very rarely to the street) - the weight does not matter, within 2.5-3kg (laptop plus psu). For any person. I understand when ultralight 12-13" models are taken on business trips, but 16", are there really those who carry this all the time?
In the office, a slight noise from the cooling system does not matter, but at home, if there is complete silence, you will climb the wall if the coolers tend to howl periodically. Much better than a light rustle or complete silence. And complete silence under load (for example, many tabs with heavy content) requires a heavy cooling system.
As a result, we essentially have a "typewriter" for not very pretentious buyers who do not pay attention to many real flaws, taking into account the price. Such models do not actually have a performance margin for the next 3-4 years. They are already slower than full-fledged models, 2-3 times lower than the norm (the speed in sustained mode is at a level slightly higher than the R5 3500U of 2019).. Of course everything is decided by the price. If there are significant discounts of 30-40% at the end of the year, then why not buy this?