•  Date Published: 30 Sep 2021
  • Intel Core i5-11260H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop, 75W)
  • 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS + FreeSync
  • 512GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • 2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)


  • Tough chassis
  • 2x SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe x4 (one of which supports Gen 4 SSDs)
  • 144Hz refresh rate (AUO B173HAN04.9)
  • No PWM (AUO B173HAN04.9)
  • Thunderbolt 4 + HDMI 2.0b (G-Sync)
  • Adaptive Sync support (AUO B173HAN04.9)
  • Great battery life for a gaming laptop


  • No SD card reader
  • Covers only 51% of sRGB (AUO B173HAN04.9)


  • 512GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 + 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 399 x 269 x 23.9 ~ 24.8 mm (15.71" x 10.59" x 0.94")
  • Weight
  • 2.60 kg (5.7 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0b
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Array Microphone with AI Noise Cancelling
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, DTS: X Ultra
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock

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DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920x1080, IPS + FreeSync

  • Name
  • AUO B173HAN04.9 (AUO978F)
  • Diagonal
  • 17.3"
  • Pixel density
  • 127.34 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 281 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 50%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 27 inches (69 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1220:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 4.6 3.8
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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