•  Date Published: 24 Mar 2022
  • Intel Core i7-1255U
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
  • 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • 512GB SSD
  • 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • 1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)

Pros

  • MicroSD card reader
  • A backlit keyboard with big keycaps, and a large touchpad
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (AUO B156HAN02.1 (AUO21ED))
  • Has a good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (AUO B156HAN02.1 (AUO21ED))
  • Sleek design with rigid structure
  • Great cooling

Cons

  • 54% sRGB coverage (AUO B156HAN02.1 (AUO21ED))
  • No Thunderbolt
  • Two out of three USB Type-As work at 2.0 speeds
  • Soldered memory

Specs

CPU Performance #68in Top CPUs
  • Intel Core i5-1245U 1.4%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5625U 1.5%
  • Intel Core i7-1255U 
  • Intel Core i7-10750H 1.8%
  • Intel Core i5-1235U 2.6%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 3.6%
GPU Performance #91in Top GPUs
  • NVIDIA Quadro T500 1.9%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) 
  • NVIDIA Quadro P620 (4GB GDDR5) 3.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W) 3.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (25W) 4.6%
  • AUO B156HAN02.1
  • Color accuracy  4.4  3.7
  • HDD/SSD
  • 512GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 M.2 NVMe Gen 3 slot  See photo
  • RAM
  • 16GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 359 x 241 x 19.9 mm (14.13" x 9.49" x 0.78")
  • Weight
  • 1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD)
  • HDMI
  • Card Reader
  • MicroSD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

  • Name
  • AUO B156HAN02.1
  • Diagonal
  • 15.6"
  • Pixel density
  • 141.21 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 290 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 51%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 24 inches (62 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1310:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 4.4 3.7
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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GPU Performance: Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)

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