•  Date Published: 28 Jul 2020
  • Intel Core i5-9300H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR4
  • 2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)

Pros

  • Adequate price
  • Long battery life for a gaming laptop
  • Good keyboard with decent travel, big arrows, and a backlight
  • Wide and accurate color coverage (BOE NV156FHM-N4K (BOE082A))
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust brightness (BOE NV156FHM-N4K (BOE082A))
  • Blazingly fast 144Hz screen option (BOE NV156FHM-N4K (BOE082A))
  • Supports RAID 0
  • One of the first devices with GTX 16xx GPUs

Cons

  • Scorching hot on the surface
  • No Thunderbolt support
  • Lacks SD card slot
  • All-plastic build

Specs

CPU Performance #103in Top CPUs
  • Intel Core i5-10300H 1.0%
  • Intel Core i5-1135G7 1.2%
  • Intel Core i5-9300H 
  • Intel Core i7-8705G 2.1%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 2.1%
GPU Performance #107in Top GPUs
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000, 15W) 9.9%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W) 8.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5) 
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 13.3%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 11.7%
  • Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU) 14.1%
  • HDD/SSD
  • 256GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe slots with RAID 0 support  See photo
  • RAM
  • 8GB DDR4
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 363 x 255 x 25.9 mm (14.29" x 10.04" x 1.02")
  • Weight
  • 2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • HDMI
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth
  • 4.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD 720p
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-9300H

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5)

Some games you can play on this laptop

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5) 37 FPS 29 FPS 21 FPS 7 FPS
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5) 104 FPS 90 FPS
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5) 47 FPS 38 FPS 36 FPS
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5) 383 FPS PLAY VIDEO 135 FPS PLAY VIDEO
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