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Intel's 1.87kg gaming laptop is coming to Singapore as the Aftershock Vapor 15 Pro

By Koh Wanzi - on 18 Sep 2019, 10:29pm

Intel's 1.87kg gaming laptop is coming to Singapore as the Aftershock Vapor 15 Pro

Aftershock Vapor 15 Pro

Remember that Intel gaming laptop that popular YouTuber Dave Lee was raving about? Well, it's coming to Singapore as the Aftershock Vapor 15. The laptop debuted as the Eluktronics MAG-15, but Intel is working with system builders around the world to bring it to more markets under different names. 

The Vapor 15 Pro has all the makings of a premium notebook, including a light magnesium alloy chassis, slim bezels, and a precision glass trackpad. It also supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard and will take up to 32GB of DDR4-2666 memory and a 2TB SSD. 

Here's an overview of the local 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
  • 1.87kg

Aftershock Vapor 15 Pro

Aside from being the world's lightest gaming laptop to house a GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, the other main draw of the Vapor 15 Pro is its price. At a launch price of S$2,725 for the above specifications, the Vapor 15 is much more affordable than the majority of the competition. Off the top of my head, the second cheapest GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q laptop I can think of right now is the Acer Predator Triton 500 at S$3,198. That aside, everything else is in the S$3,500 to S$4,000 range, which gives the Vapor 15 Pro a pretty big advantage in terms of price. 

Furthermore, after taking into account the large 94Wh battery and the clean, minimalist design, it seems like the Vapor 15 Pro may be shaping up to be quite the contender in this space. 

Another thing to note about the laptop is that Intel has supposedly put a lot of effort into the cooling system and optimisations for good thermal performance. One thing about slim and light gaming laptops is that they tend to get hot really fast and run really loud, so it'll be interesting to see how the Vapor 15 Pro fares. 

That said, we'll be getting a review unit soon, so stay tuned to find out how it really performs. If you're already sold on it though, the laptop is already available to buy on Aftershock's website. The S$2,725 price tag will stick around for a week, after which the laptop will cost S$2,799, which is still a rather good deal. 

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