•  Date Published: 27 May 2021
  • Intel Core i9-11980HK
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 165W)
  • 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 360 Hz, IPS
  • 4000GB SSD
  • 2x 32GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • 3.90 kg (8.6 lbs)

Pros

  • Loaded with RGB
  • A ton of fast, high-res display options
  • Monstrous cooling
  • 97% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile
  • Fast refresh rate with quick pixel response times
  • PWM-free
  • Analog trigger-like WASD options
  • Top tier GPU supports 165W TGP
  • 2x SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe x4 + 2.5-inch SATA
  • Great input devices
  • Has a MUX switch

Cons

  • Poor battery life
  • Quite pricey
  • Bulky chassis

Specs

CPU Performance #22in Top CPUs
  • Intel Core i9-11900H 2.1%
  • Intel Core i7-11800H 2.4%
  • Intel Core i9-11980HK 
  • Intel Core i7-12650H 0.6%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX 0.6%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 2.3%
GPU Performance #1in Top GPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 165W) 
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 130W) 1.0%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 140W) 5.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 130W) 10.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 100W) 10.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 105W) 12.0%
  • AUO B173HAN05.4 (AUO0799)
  • Color accuracy  4.8  1.0
  • HDD/SSD
  • 4TB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots  See photo
  • RAM
  • 2x 32GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Dimensions
  • 400 x 319.2 x 35.30 mm (15.75" x 12.57" x 1.39")
  • Weight
  • 3.90 kg (8.6 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000, 2500 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Audio by DTS:X Ultra
  • Optical drive

DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

  • Name
  • AUO B173HAN05.4 (AUO0799)
  • Diagonal
  • 17.3"
  • Pixel density
  • 127.34 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 305 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 97%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 27 inches (69 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1350:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 4.8 1.0
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 165W)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
HIGH PERF
HIGH QLT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 165W) 1082 FPS PLAY VIDEO 527 FPS PLAY VIDEO
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
LOW
HIGH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 165W) 383 FPS 303 FPS

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