•  Date Published: 28 Sep 2021
  • Intel Core i9-11900H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 70W)
  • 17.0”, UHD+ (3840 x 2400), IPS
  • 1000GB SSD
  • 2x 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • 2.53 kg (5.6 lbs)


  • Strong body build of carbon fiber and aluminum
  • Virtually bezel-less screen
  • 467 nits maximum brightness, 100% sRGB coverage (100% Adobe RGB) (Sharp 5KKRM-LQ170R1 (SHP1517))
  • Thin and light
  • Boasts up to Core i9-11980HK processor
  • Easy upgrade and maintenance
  • Great keyboard, touchpad, and speakers
  • Fingerprint reader embedded in the power button and optional IR face recognition system
  • Four Thunderbolt 4 connectors, USB Type-C charging, and an SD card reader (+ tiny dongle inside the box)
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust its brightness (Sharp 5KKRM-LQ170R1 (SHP1517))


  • Can't handle top trim CPUs
  • Pricey


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 #37in Top GPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q (90W) 7.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 75W) 5.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 70W) 
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 65W) 1.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop, 115W) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 1.8%
  • Sharp 5KKRM-LQ170R1 (SHP1517)
  • Color accuracy  5.0  3.9
  • 1TB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4slot +1x 2280 M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 3 slot  See photo
  • RAM
  • 2x 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Body Material
  • Aluminum, Carbon
  • Dimensions
  • 374.48 x 248.08 x 8.67 ~ 13.15 mm (14.74" x 9.77" x 0.34")
  • Weight
  • 2.53 kg (5.6 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 4x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • 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
  • Digital Array Microphones
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2.5W tweeters + 2x 2W woofers, MaxxAudio Pro
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Wedge Lock

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DISPLAY: 17.0-inch, 3840 x 2400, IPS

  • Name
  • Sharp 5KKRM-LQ170R1 (SHP1517)
  • Diagonal
  • 17.0"
  • Pixel density
  • 266.37 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 467 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 100%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 3840 x 2400
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 13 inches (33 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1670:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 5.0 3.9
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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