•  Date Published: 21 Jan 2022
  • Intel Core i5-10210U
  • Intel UHD Graphics
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • 512GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
  • 1.85 kg (4.1 lbs)


  • Budget-friendly price tag
  • Keyboard is good for typing
  • SD card slot and PCIe x4 support
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (Innolux N156HGA-EA3)


  • Poor build quality
  • Covers only 52% of sRGB (Innolux N156HGA-EA3)
  • Narrow viewing angles and mediocre contrast ratio (Innolux N156HGA-EA3)
  • Lacks a USB Type-C port
  • Average battery life (with the 35Wh battery)


  • 512GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2242/2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • 8GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 362.2 x 253.4 x 19.9 mm (14.26" x 9.98" x 0.78")
  • Weight
  • 1.85 kg (4.1 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • 1.4b
  • Card Reader
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5 mm combo
  • Features
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 1.5W, Dolby Audio
  • Optical drive

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920x1080, TN

  • Name
  • Innolux N156HGA-EA3 (CMN15F5)
  • Diagonal
  • 15.6"
  • Pixel density
  • 141.21 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 227 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 54%
  • PWM frequency
  • 25000 Hz
  • Panel Type
  • TN
  • Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 24 inches (62 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 360:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 7.5 2.9
  • PWM Rating
  • 9.8: (safe)

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-10210U