• CPU: Intel Core i7-11800H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.25 kg (5 lbs)

Pros

  • Competitively priced
  • Two SODIMM slots, and up to two M.2 PCIe x4 slot
  • Rigid structure
  • Lacks PWM (AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90))
  • 144Hz refresh rate (AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90))

Cons

  • 53% sRGB coverage (AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90))
  • Slow pixel response times (AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90))
  • No SD card reader and Thunderbolt 4
  • Average battery life

MSI Sword 15 - Specs

CPU Performance #6
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 0.8%
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 3%
  • Intel Core i7-11800H
  • Intel Core i9-11900H 3.2%
  • Intel Core i7-11850H 4.3%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS 3.8%
GPU Performance #59
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 75W) 4.3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop, 60W) 4.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 90W) 7.8%
  • NVIDIA RTX A2000 (Laptop) 10.8%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
panel 1
AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90)
Color accuracy 3.3 -> 3.4
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
16GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
53Wh, 3-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
359 x 249 x 24.9 mm (14.13" x 9.80" x 0.98")
Weight
2.25 kg (5 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers Stereo Speakers by Nahimic Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Gifts Dockztorm USB Hub

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

NameAUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90)
Diagonal15.6"
Pixel density141.21 ppi
Brightness258 cd/m2
sRGB53%
PWM frequencyNo PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast1000:1
dE Color Checker3.3 3.4
PWM Rating10.0: (safe)
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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-11800H

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (Laptop)

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