•  Date Published: 23 Mar 2022
  • Intel Core i7-12700H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 150W)
  • 15.6", WQHD (2560 x 1440), 165 Hz, IPS
  • 1000GB SSD
  • 2x 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • 2.38 kg (5.2 lbs)


  • 150W RTX GPU options
  • 2x M.2 PCIe Gen 4 slots, 2x RAM SODIMM slots in dual channel, Wi-Fi 6E
  • Covers 99% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (165Hz 1440p panel)
  • Snappy panels with quick response times
  • Extremely good cooling
  • You can connect up to three additional monitors


  • Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
  • Subpar battery life
  • Its keyboard is not ideal for gaming


  • 1TB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • 2x 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 358 x 267 x 23.4 mm (14.09" x 10.51" x 0.92")
  • Weight
  • 2.38 kg (5.2 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1 ([email protected] / [email protected])
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Card Reader
  • 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
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Stereo Speakers, Nahimic 3
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 2560x1440, IPS

  • Name
  • Innolux N156KME-GNA
  • Diagonal
  • 15.6"
  • Pixel density
  • 188.28 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 340 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 100%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 2560x1440
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 18 inches (47 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1350:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 2.9 2.2
  • 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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MSI Vector GP66 in-depth review

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Disassembly, maintenance and upgrade options

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-12700H

Some games you can play on this laptop

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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