No matter the type of person you are, as a businessman - or woman - you have a morning routine getting ready for work. With only minutes left before you have to depart, your routine becomes a scramble as you frantically untangle and shove power chords in your now bulky bag. These power chords, of course, are essential for keeping your laptop going for the full working day.

During this process, you may find yourself muttering something about having sacrificed everything for the weight you initially tried to rid of.

But what are you to do? You just get on the train, shrug off the frustration of the morning haste and pull out your computer to get a head start to the workday.

While working, you can’t help but become steadily nervous about the receding bar of the battery icon as you run several heavy-weight applications which are already slowing your workstation down. After all, everybody knows - the lighter the laptop, the shorter lived the performance.

You scan around for an outlet you know isn’t there, the laptop continues lagging, and your bag is heavy, weighed down by yet another set of accessories with more design purpose than functionality.

This morning commute can though be improved with the New LG gram Z980 - the ultra slim laptop that doesn’t ask you to compromise performance for portability, or vice versa.

First, it offers speed. The 8th generation Core i7-8550U and 16GB RAM makes the leap - by 40% to be exact - compared to dual core. Simply put, your laptop will take less than 10 seconds to boot.

On top of its brain power, data tunnel size matters. ThunderboltTM 3, the evolutionary port capable of transferring data eight times faster than USB 3.0, and DDR4 also add more speed to your workflow. For perspective, picture transferring data up to 40Gbps while connect two 4K displays/one 5K display while charging and powering another device – all of which is possible with a single ThunderboltTM 3 connection. As for DDR4, it is a whole 50% faster than DDR3, doubles the memory bandwidth while maintaining its slim design, and adds 8GB of additional memory on top of its basic 8GB. In short? It’s faster than fast.

Yet all of its speed and performance could be overshadowed if users have to rely mostly on the laptop adaptor. After all, slim laptops of the past have suffered from underwhelming battery power.

LG made a breakthrough here, not just by increasing its battery power by 20% to 72Wh (making it top of its slim laptop class), but also the charging speed.

Imagine using heavy applications for hours and being pleasantly surprised to find it still has plenty of battery power left, and it only took three hours to fully charge it to last 22.5 hours (when tested on 13” LG gram Z980). So, with just two fingers you can carry your laptop around all day minus everything else

Just from the looks alone, the New LG gram makes a generous nod toward portability within its weight, lifespan, and large display.

A “laptop” defeats its original purpose if it is not light. And light is not light if you end up carrying extra weight to support and carry it on a daily basis. Think about the recent slim laptops that people ‘like’ to carry in a nice pouch. Sure, they do carry the laptop in such pouches, but they also make sure the adaptor, extra external battery, genders are along for the ride in their shoulder bag or backpack.

In contrast, the new LG gram Z980 promises a light design, style and performance. It has an ultra-slim bezel surrounding the 13-inch IPS display, which offers a dazzling display in exquisite manner with minimal distraction. With this, the laptop has a total weight of 2.1 pounds and thickness of just 1.6cm.

The last but most important question is: how tough is the LG gram Z980 against daily bumps on the road?

Whilst thinner and lighter generally goes hand in hand with fragility, the Nano carbon fibre protected LG gram is practically a shield against the dangers on your daily routine.

This laptop, which is light and thin enough to be held with just two fingers, passed the seven categories of the Military Standard (MIL-STD-810G) test with ease. The MIL-STD-810G is a barometer of sturdiness of any items that would be used by US military forces.

The New LG gram Z980 is set to survive all conditions of pressure impact, exposure to high and low temperature, salt fog, sand and dust exposure, low pressure, gunfire vibration, and random vibration.

With the LG gram - powerful, slim, and sturdy- you can leave for your meetings without constantly checking off your mental checklist- you’re not going to need that anymore.

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