•  Date Published: 01 Aug 2017
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • 16GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • 2.96 kg (6.5 lbs)


  • Fairly portable (thinner and lighter than the competition)
  • Decent keyboard and touchpad
  • Good IPS panel with wide sRGB coverage and high maximum brightness
  • Good battery life for a 17-inch gaming laptop


  • Unsatisfactory build quality
  • Poorly designed cooling system (high inner and outer temperatures during load)е
  • The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99% brightness (our Health-Guard profile fixes that)
  • Only one USB-A 3.0 connector


  • 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key) 
  • RAM
  • 16GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate (Plastic)
  • Dimensions
  • 432 x 290 x 29 mm (17.01" x 11.42" x 1.14")
  • Weight
  • 2.96 kg (6.5 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card Reader
  • SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth
  • 4.0
  • Audio jack
  • headphone/microphone
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

  • Name
  • Innolux N173HCE-E31
  • Diagonal
  • 17.3"
  • Pixel density
  • 127.34 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 312 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 94%
  • PWM frequency
  • 1000 Hz
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 27 inches (69 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 770:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 4.8 3.3
  • PWM Rating
  • 1.5: (harmful)

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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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