•  Date Published: 14 Jul 2022
  • Intel Core i7-11800H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop)
  • 17.0”, FHD+ (1920 x 1200), IPS
  • 8000GB SSD
  • 64GB DDR4
  • 2.53 kg (5.6 lbs)

Pros

  • Strong body build of carbon fiber and aluminum
  • Virtually bezel-less screen
  • 467 nits maximum brightness, 100% sRGB coverage (100% Adobe RGB) (Sharp 5KKRM-LQ170R1 (SHP1517))
  • Thin and light
  • Boasts up to Core i9-11980HK processor
  • Easy upgrade and maintenance
  • Great keyboard, touchpad, and speakers
  • Fingerprint reader embedded in the power button and optional IR face recognition system
  • Four Thunderbolt 4 connectors, USB Type-C charging, and an SD card reader (+ tiny dongle inside the box)
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust its brightness (Sharp 5KKRM-LQ170R1 (SHP1517))

Cons

  • Can't handle top trim CPUs
  • Pricey

Specs

CPU Performance #16in Top CPUs
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 4.0%
  • Intel Core i7-1280P 4.8%
  • Intel Core i7-11800H 
  • Intel Core i9-11900H 0.3%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U 0.4%
  • Intel Core i7-11850H 1.1%
GPU Performance #46in Top GPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop, 75W) 3.3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop, 95W) 4.0%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop) 
  • NVIDIA RTX A2000 (Laptop) 2.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop, 60W) 0.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 90W) 4.4%
  • HDD/SSD
  • 8TB SSD RAID 1
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4slot +1x 2280 M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 3 slot  See photo
  • RAM
  • 64GB DDR4
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Body Material
  • Aluminum, Carbon
  • Dimensions
  • 374.48 x 248.08 x 8.67 ~ 13.15 mm (14.74" x 9.77" x 0.34")
  • Weight
  • 2.53 kg (5.6 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 4x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • Card Reader
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Digital Array Microphones
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2.5W tweeters + 2x 2W woofers, MaxxAudio Pro
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Wedge Lock

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