Aftershock Vapor 15 Pro review: Amazing laptop at an amazing price
Note: This article was first published on 29 September 2019.
This laptop came out of nowhere
In early September, a gaming laptop from a nearly unknown company made a few splashes on the internet, most notably through popular tech YouTuber Dave Lee. That laptop was the Eluktronics MAG-15, a laptop that Intel helped design.
Its claim to fame was the fact that it was supposedly the lightest 15.6-inch gaming laptop in the world at just 1.87kg. I should point out that the MSI GS65 Stealth isn't much heavier at 1.9kg, but laying claim to a world's best in anything is still sure to turn a few heads. Intel also put a lot of work into optimising the laptop for good thermal performance, so the notebook supposedly runs really cool, a huge boon for a slim and light gaming laptop.
As it turns out, you don't have to place an order with Eluktronics if you want one, because the MAG-15 is coming to Singapore in the form of the Aftershock Vapor 15 Pro.
Here's an overview of its specifications:
- 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel 144Hz IPS display
- Intel Core i7-9750H processor (2.60GHz, 12MB L3 cache)
- 16GB DDR4-2666 dual-channel memory
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
- Phison 512GB NVMe SSD
- 94Wh battery
- 356.4mm x 233.66mm x 20.5mm
The price is really attractive too, and the laptop will cost you just S$2,799, a good thousand dollars cheaper than many similar GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q notebooks on the market. Does the laptop live up to its promise? Read on to find out.