•  Date Published: 28 Jul 2021
  • Intel Core i7-11800H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 165W)
  • 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 360 Hz, IPS
  • 1000GB SSD
  • 2x 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • 2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)


  • Loaded with RGB
  • A ton of fast, high-res display options
  • 94% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation thanks to our Gaming and Web design profile (Sharp LQ173M1JW04)
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (Sharp LQ173M1JW04)
  • 300Hz panel has very quick pixel response times (Sharp LQ173M1JW04)
  • Top tier GPU supports 165W TGP
  • Wi-Fi 6 support and two M.2 PCIe x4 drives
  • Great input devices


  • CPU performance is limited by the cooling
  • Quite pricey


  • 1TB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 + 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • 2x 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 397 x 268.4 x 25.9 mm (15.63" x 10.57" x 1.02")
  • Weight
  • 2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD)
  • HDMI
  • 2.1 ([email protected] / [email protected])
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Card Reader
  • SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000, 2500 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • FHD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Speakers + 2x 1W Woofers, Dynaudio
  • Optical drive

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-11800H

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 165W)

Results are from the 3DMark: Time Spy (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Some games you can play on this laptop