•  Date Published: 20 Feb 2018
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • 2x8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • 2.10 kg (4.6 lbs)


  • Good build quality
  • One of the most portable 17-inch notebooks on the market
  • Good input devices
  • A wide range of configurations with various GPUs and CPUs to fit your budget and needs
  • Excellent image quality
  • The screen doesn't use PWM for regulating brightness
  • Great sound


  • Some of the upgradable hardware is really hard to access


  • 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD  See photo
  • RAM
  • 2x8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Aluminum lid and interior, plastic base)
  • Dimensions
  • 411 x 270 x 20.9 mm (16.18" x 10.63" x 0.82")
  • Weight
  • 2.10 kg (4.6 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card Reader
  • SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio jack
  • headphone/microphone
  • Features
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

  • Name
  • AUO B173HAN01.3
  • Diagonal
  • 17.3"
  • Pixel density
  • 127.34 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 360 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 92%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 27 inches (69 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1440:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 3.4 1.8
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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