•  Date Published: 20 Jul 2021
  • Intel Core i5-11300H
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)
  • 16.1″, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • 512GB SSD
  • 8GB LPDDR4x
  • 1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)

Pros

  • 16.1-inch screen with 98% of sRGB coverage and accurate colors (when our Gaming and Web design profile is present)
  • No aggressive PWM
  • Up to 15 hours of Web browsing on battery
  • Almost all-metal built with a lid leverage system
  • Fingerprint reader
  • PCIe Gen 4 support
  • Wi-Fi 6, and dual M.2 SSD support

Cons

  • Soldered memory
  • No SD card reader
  • CPU stays hot under load

Specs

CPU Performance #87in Top CPUs
  • Intel Core i7-11370H 2.1%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U 2.3%
  • Intel Core i5-11300H 
  • Intel Core i7-9850H 0.7%
GPU Performance #100in Top GPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W) 2.8%
  • NVIDIA Quadro P620 (4GB GDDR5) 2.9%
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU) 
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 35/45W) 4.9%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX330 (4GB GDDR5, 25W) 4.9%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX330 (2GB GDDR5, 25W) 4.7%
  • Innolux N161HCA-EA3 (CMN160B)
  • Color accuracy  2.8  0.8
  • HDD/SSD
  • 512GB SSD
  • RAM
  • 8GB LPDDR4x
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 367.8 x 236.1 x 15.9 mm (14.48" x 9.30" x 0.63")
  • Weight
  • 1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Built-in Microphones with Acer Purified Voice
  • Speakers
  • 2 Front-Firing Speakers, DTS Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock Slot

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DISPLAY: 16.1-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

  • Name
  • Innolux N161HCA-EA3 (CMN160B)
  • Diagonal
  • 16.1"
  • Pixel density
  • 136.83 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 357 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 98%
  • PWM frequency
  • 24800 Hz
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 25 inches (64 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1350:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 2.8 0.8
  • PWM Rating
  • 9.3: (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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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-11300H

GPU Performance: Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)