If you’re looking for a little more power, find alternative configuration options. For example, you can use an R9 5900HX instead of the R7 5800H or, for instance, an RTX 3070 instead of RTX 3060, 32GB RAM instead of 16GB RAM, and bigger SSDs that have either 1 or 2TB of storage are available. In addition, there are alternatives for displays that run at 360 or 240 milliseconds. But, of course, the show will become more costly.
The ports aren’t overly beautiful; however, the most crucial ports are there. To the left are ports for audio and LAN, and on the right are two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports. The rest are on the back: the power supply, HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and a DisplayPort capable USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C. Its rear USB port, in particular, will be handy for those who use a mouse because even the connector and ribbon on the right-hand side are removed.
The device we tested is the Cherry MX keyboard with low-profile switches with an overall travel of 1.8 millimeters. Per-key illumination and N-key rollover are both present. The keyboard is very comfortable and allows you to perform work efficiently and error-free using it. The touchpad isn’t too big, but it does an excellent and precise job.
In addition to the Radeon integrated chip, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 in the notebook model handles graphics. The best choice to run Full HD applications and games and, therefore, perfectly complements the display. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is an intricate open-world adventure game played with the highest detail in 1080p resolution and around 54 frames per second in the test. In the benchmark using ray-tracing Port Royale, the card performed about the same as it did with the RTX 2080 MaxQ card from the earlier generation. It is worth noting that the maximum gaming performance is only realized during mains mode, and the battery is throttled in favor of runtime.
A 512GB PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD from Toshiba is a drive that is fast and solid. Data transfer and expansion options are also available. Killer Wi-Fi 6, BlueTooth 5.2, and 2.5Gbps Ethernet offers connectivity. This display comes with an AU Optronics IPS panel with 1,920 1 x 1,080 pixels, with three milliseconds of response time. The beautifully matte display comes with excellent factory calibration regarding color reproduction. We could not detect any issues with the image, and the lighting created a uniform impression. The show is ideal for gaming, and the operation is not a problem.
The temperature of the surface at full load can be a little smaller, yet it can be reached. We observed temperatures of over 50 degrees on the fan’s grille located on the upper edge with fingers removed. The keyboard’s surface could sustain temperatures between 30 and 45 degrees. This is not uncommon. However, it can become somewhat uncomfortable in the keyboard’s higher, middle, or middle area over time.
The notebook made an impressive impression while gaming. There’s nothing to complain about regarding Full HD performance, and the display’s speed and appearance are flawless. The entire setup gave an impressive impression. We couldn’t detect any flaws.