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The Aftershock Lunar 14 is an affordable ultrabook that weighs just over a kilogram

By Koh Wanzi - on 12 Jun 2019, 5:29am

The Aftershock Lunar 14 is an affordable ultrabook that weighs just over a kilogram

Image Source: Aftershock

Aftershock may be better known for its gaming laptops and custom-built desktops, but the company is now looking to make a play in the ultrabook market. The Lunar 14 is a slim and light ultrabook that aims to deliver performance and portability at a super attractive price point, and it also comes with an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete GPU for some additional graphics heft.

This actually isn't even Aftershock's first ultra-portable, and the company dabbled with business notebooks with the Halo back in 2013. 

But now, here's an overview of the Lunar 14's specifications:

  • 14-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel display
  • Intel Core i7-8565U processor
  • 16GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 46.74Wh battery
  • 320.2 x 214.5 x 16.8mm
  • 1.05kg

The above will cost you just S$1,563, a pretty tempting price that undercuts much of the competition, especially considering the Core i7 chip, discrete graphics, and large SSD. 

Image Source: Aftershock

The company is also claiming up to 11 hours of battery life, but we'll have to wait till we get a review unit to verify that. And while the Lunar 14 may not be a class leader in terms of how thin it is, it sure is light, weighing a mere 1.05kg. 

You'll also appreciate the slim bezels, which help reduce the overall footprint of the notebook and frankly are just much better to look at. There's still room in the top bezel for the webcam though, so you don't have to put up with awkward camera angles. 

In terms of ports and connectors, you get two USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A, one USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C, one USB 2.0, one HDMI output, and one RJ-45 jack. It's clear that Aftershock has made some compromises in terms of I/O options, and there's a marked lack of high-speed USB 3.1 (Gen 2) and Thunderbolt 3 support, which power users may miss.

The wireless chip is also an Intel Wireless-AC 9560 with a maximum throughput of 1.73Gbps, so there's no Wi-Fi 6 support either. 

Nevertheless, if you don't need those premium features and given its otherwise powerful specifications, the Lunar 14 is looking like a really great deal for those looking for an affordable business notebook. 

The Lunar 14 is now available to buy on Aftershock's website

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