•  Date Published: 14 Dec 2022
  • Intel Core i7-12800H
  • NVIDIA RTX A1000 (Laptop)
  • 16.0”, WQUXGA (3840 x 2400), 120 Hz, IPS
  • 512GB SSD
  • 16GB DDR5
  • 1.72 kg (3.8 lbs)


  • Fantastic build quality
  • Great input devices
  • 2x SODIMM + 1x M.2 PCIe x4
  • No PWM (AUOAB9B)
  • 99% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUOAB9B))
  • Choice of regular, Mac-inspired, and per-key RGB backlit keyboard
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 + MicroSD card slot
  • IR face recognition + fingerprint reader
  • Loud and dynamic speakers
  • Very effective vapor chamber


  • No Windows 11 on release
  • Quite expensive
  • Only one SSD slot


  • 512GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • 16GB DDR5
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Body Material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 356.1 x 242.31 x 18.28 - 19.3 mm (14.02" x 9.54" x 0.72")
  • Weight
  • 1.72 kg (3.8 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort, Sleep and Charge
  • Card Reader
  • MicroSD
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.3
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD IR
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Array Digital Microphones
  • Speakers
  • 2x Tweeters + 2x Quad Woofers, audio by Bang & Olufsen
  • Optical drive

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