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The Aftershock Nova 15 is a desktop replacement for the serious gamer

By Koh Wanzi - on 1 Mar 2019, 4:47pm

The Aftershock Nova 15 is a desktop replacement for the serious gamer

Aftershock has announced a new laptop with a new focus on performance. The Nova 15 is intended as a desktop replacement for those who aren't as concerned about mobility, and it's intended to complement the company's other more portable laptops like the Apex 15 and Slate 15. 

For starters, the Nova 15 is equipped with a full-fat variant of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 instead of the more power efficient Max-Q model, which means it should be slightly faster. It will also support up to an overclockable Core i9-8950HK processor if you want even more processing power. 

That said, here's an overview of Aftershock's recommended specifications: 

  • 15.6-inch 144Hz G-Sync 1,920 x 1,080-pixel display
  • Intel Core i7-8750H processor (2.2GHz, 9MB L3 cache)
  • 16GB dual-channel DDR4-2666 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
  • 120GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HGST HDD
  • 359.7 x 258 x 29.9mm
  • 2.5kg

The above will cost you S$2,859, but you can also upgrade the laptop with up to 32GB of memory, a 1TB Samsung 970 Evo M.2 SSD, and a larger 2TB HDD. 

The keyboard supports per-key RGB backlighting as well, so you'll have plenty of customization options. Like the Slate 15, the Nova 15 also features a precision trackpad with a glass coating and a fingerprint sensor built into it. 

The display also reportedly covers 100 per cent of the sRGB color space, which is good news if you're intending to do some creative work on the laptop. 

When it comes to ports and connectors, the Nova 15 is equipped with a pretty good selection, including one Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.1 (Gen 1), one USB 3.1 (Gen 2) port, and a dedicated SD card reader. There's also a Mini DisplayPort 1.3 and HDMI connector for video output. 

The Nova 15 is now available to buy on Aftershock's website. As usual, you'll be able to customize the lid with your choice of automobile paints or vinyl car wraps.