•  Date Published: 01 Jun 2022
  • Intel Core i5-11300H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, IPS
  • 500GB HDD
  • 8GB DDR4
  • 2.25 kg (5 lbs)

Pros

  • Great price/performance ratio
  • Sleek design and lid, which is easy to open
  • Great keyboard with an optional RGB backlight
  • Two M.2 slots (or one M.2 + 2.5-inch SATA)
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (LEN156FHD (LEN9052))
  • 2.5-inch SATA drive mounting accessories inside the box

Cons

  • Lacks an SD card reader and Thunderbolt support
  • Covers only 53% of sRGB (LEN156FHD (LEN9052))
  • GPU gets quite toasty
  • Battery discharges during gaming in Performance mode

Specs

CPU Performance #80in Top CPUs
  • Intel Core i7-11370H 2.6%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U 2.9%
  • Intel Core i5-11300H 
  • Intel Core i7-9850H 0.9%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 2.1%
GPU Performance #90in Top GPUs
  • NVIDIA Quadro P620 (4GB GDDR5) 11.8%
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) 8.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) 
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W) 8.0%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX330 (4GB GDDR5, 25W) 13.8%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 35/45W) 13.8%
  • HDD/SSD
  • 500GB HDD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2242 M.2 PCIe x4 + 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • 8GB DDR4
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 359.6 x 251.9 x 24.2 mm (14.16" x 9.92" x 0.95")
  • Weight
  • 2.25 kg (5 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Array Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, Nahimic Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Gifts
  • Dockztorm USB Hub

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-11300H

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)

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