•  Date Published: 03 Sep 2021
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600M
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS + FreeSync
  • 1000GB SSD
  • 2x 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • 2.35 kg (5.2 lbs)


  • Two SODIMM slots, two M.2 PCIe x4 slot
  • Rigid structure
  • Lacks PWM (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))
  • 93% sRGB coverage and accurate colors with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))
  • Fast pixel response times and 144Hz refresh rate (AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED))
  • Powerful hardware
  • Good battery life


  • No SD card reader and Thunderbolt 4
  • Runs hot


  • 1TB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots  See photo
  • RAM
  • 2x 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 359 x 259 x 23.95 mm (14.13" x 10.20" x 0.94")
  • Weight
  • 2.35 kg (5.2 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • RGB
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, Nahimic 3D Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920x1080, IPS + FreeSync

  • Name
  • AUO B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED)
  • Diagonal
  • 15.6"
  • Pixel density
  • 141.21 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 335 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 93%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 24 inches (62 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1320:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 4.7 1.8
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

Some games you can play on this laptop

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)