•  Date Published: 14 Sep 2022
  • Intel Core i9-11900H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 95W)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
  • 1000GB SSD
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)

Pros

  • Great price tag for what it is
  • Nice keyboard with decent travel, clicky feedback, and an optional RGB backlight
  • Two M.2 slots with RAID 0 support and a regular SATA port
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (Innolux N156HRA-EA1)
  • Has a good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (Innolux N156HRA-EA1)
  • 144Hz display option
  • Can maintain high CPU and GPU clocks and has god thermals during stress
  • Noise levels are an improvement compared to the previous-gen devices
  • Thunderbolt 4 support

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader
  • Covers only 53% of sRGB (LG LP156WFC-SPD5)

Specs

CPU Performance #16in Top CPUs
  • Intel Core i5-12600H 3.8%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 4.3%
  • Intel Core i9-11900H 
  • Intel Core i7-11850H 0.8%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS 0.5%
  • Intel Core i9-11950H 0.4%
GPU Performance #30in Top GPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 140W) 5.0%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 130W) 13.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 95W) 
  • NVIDIA RTX A3000 (Laptop) 2.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 75W) 3.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q (90W) 1.9%
  • Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521)
  • Color accuracy  3.9  3.1
  • HDD/SSD
  • 1TB SSD
  • RAM
  • 16GB DDR4
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 363.4 x 255 x 23.9 mm (14.31" x 10.04" x 0.94")
  • Weight
  • 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Far-Field Microphones
  • Speakers
  • Stereo Speakers, DTS X:Ultra Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock Slot

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

  • Name
  • Innolux N156HRA-EA1 (CMN1521)
  • Diagonal
  • 15.6"
  • Pixel density
  • 141.21 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 306 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 57%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 24 inches (62 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1480:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 3.9 3.1
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i9-11900H

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 95W)

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