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Old 23-01-2019, 08:37 PM   #4996
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as far as i know clevo only has that 13" machine with thunderbolt and that's cos it needs it for the eGPU

even now i still am not sure thunderbolt 3 is mainstream enough that people will miss it if it's not present on the laptop. i tried going to lazada now and typing in 'thunderbolt 3' and nearly all the results are just docks or hubs
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Old 26-01-2019, 03:54 PM   #4997
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as far as i know clevo only has that 13" machine with thunderbolt and that's cos it needs it for the eGPU

even now i still am not sure thunderbolt 3 is mainstream enough that people will miss it if it's not present on the laptop. i tried going to lazada now and typing in 'thunderbolt 3' and nearly all the results are just docks or hubs
I feel TB3 is good for devices with very limited ports since it has enough bandwidth for a few USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, etc. Otherwise besides eGPU, there is hardly any device that will fully utilize the bandwidth offer by it. On a full sized laptop, it is quite likely it will be used simply for transferring data or charge a mobile device.
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Old 29-01-2019, 08:20 PM   #4998
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Aftershock RTX launch date

Hi all, I believe RTX laptops by right launch today? No news from Aftershock?
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Old 29-01-2019, 10:50 PM   #4999
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Hi all, I believe RTX laptops by right launch today? No news from Aftershock?
Aftershock's supplier Clevo is a much smaller manufacturer than the big players like Dell, MSI etc so expect AS to be a little slower in bring RTX models for their laptops. Not to mention Clevo may/may not decide to refresh their chassis designs and technology to better cool their RTX cards(i sure as hell hope so) or their slim-n-light line is gonna be a hot mess like their Prime 15 line was(in my opinion). The Prime 15 chassis as it currently is will probably burn a hole thru the 2070 Max Q if it isnt redesigned LOL.

The Apex 15 design is pretty damn good tho. The thermals for the GTX 1060 model are damn awesome.
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Old 30-01-2019, 12:07 AM   #5000
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Hi all, I believe RTX laptops by right launch today? No news from Aftershock?
they had a FB post earlier i think, give it some time for the site to update with all the product models

UPDATE: seems theyre up now, we officially have the clevo p96 machines in aftershock those are the slim max q ones, still waiting to see whether aftershock will bring in the PB series that have the non maxq 2070 to replace the s17R.

Also the tongfang machines (apex) have yet to transition to RTX

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Old 30-01-2019, 09:01 AM   #5001
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Way too expensive

Have to say, very dissapointed by Aftershock prices. Seems like theyve decided to greatly increase their profit margins?

The "Slate 15"/P96 is 2500 SGD for 8gb ram with RTX 2060? Thats way more expensive than other Clevo system builders in other countries
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Old 30-01-2019, 12:35 PM   #5002
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Have to say, very dissapointed by Aftershock prices. Seems like theyve decided to greatly increase their profit margins?

The "Slate 15"/P96 is 2500 SGD for 8gb ram with RTX 2060? Thats way more expensive than other Clevo system builders in other countries
Not entirely fair comparison. If you'll look at the Slate chassis design and specs, I'm just guessing here, but its looks DAMN similar or almost identical to the new MSI GS65(same thickness, also 16in screen in a 15.6in laptop chassis) and GS75 line, both of which are much more expensive. My guess is that MSI and Aftershock are in fact using the same chassis.

And you can't compare against the markets in other countries. Apples and oranges. Other countries can afford to sell at a cheaper price doesnt mean SG can do the same. You might as well ask yourself why a BMW in malaysia costs 80k SGD but the same BMW in SG costs 200k? Dell US sells cheaper than Dell SG too. Does that mean Aftershock SG should follow Dell US prices and price their products accordingly?

Which, if you were to see the prices in SG for the GS65 and GS75, its still much more expensive than the Aftershock offering.

So they're still following their policy of pricing their products lower than market rates

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Old 30-01-2019, 01:00 PM   #5003
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the new slate very interesting. hopefully battery life will be good too
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Old 30-01-2019, 02:06 PM   #5004
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Anyone know whether the RTX 2060 for the Slate is the desktop version or laptop?
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Not entirely fair comparison. If you'll look at the Slate chassis design and specs, I'm just guessing here, but its looks DAMN similar or almost identical to the new MSI GS65(same thickness, also 16in screen in a 15.6in laptop chassis) and GS75 line, both of which are much more expensive. My guess is that MSI and Aftershock are in fact using the same chassis.

And you can't compare against the markets in other countries. Apples and oranges. Other countries can afford to sell at a cheaper price doesnt mean SG can do the same. You might as well ask yourself why a BMW in malaysia costs 80k SGD but the same BMW in SG costs 200k? Dell US sells cheaper than Dell SG too. Does that mean Aftershock SG should follow Dell US prices and price their products accordingly?

Which, if you were to see the prices in SG for the GS65 and GS75, its still much more expensive than the Aftershock offering.

So they're still following their policy of pricing their products lower than market rates
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I stand corrected. The pictures look identical to that of a refreshed Prime 15 chassis instead. Having major doubts this model can cool RTX cards properly tho. The 16.1in screen is a nice touch tho.
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Old 30-01-2019, 02:53 PM   #5006
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Anyone know whether the RTX 2060 for the Slate is the desktop version or laptop?
laptop version

no manufacturer has ever put a desktop GPU in a laptop. It's been done before for CPU (eg. aftershock W-15 lite) but never GPU.
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Old 30-01-2019, 03:00 PM   #5007
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i agree, the price gap is there. However, its a lot smaller this gen and have to remember aftershock just resells stock chassis. for example, the razer blade, acer triton 500, gs65 etc all tend to have better chassis, narrower bezels, a bit thinner and lighter, better battery life, etc
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Old 30-01-2019, 08:19 PM   #5008
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hardwarezone/tech-news-aftershock-unveils-new-slate-series-notebooks-nvidia-rtx-graphics[

I think either the article or the aftershock website got the price wrong.

Article says this config of the Slate 15 is 2399SGD
Intel Core i7-8750H processor
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
16GB RAM
512GB NVMe SSD
Full-HD display with 144Hz refresh rate
Windows 10 OS

But on website, its 2499
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Old 30-01-2019, 08:49 PM   #5009
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hardwarezone/tech-news-aftershock-unveils-new-slate-series-notebooks-nvidia-rtx-graphics[

I think either the article or the aftershock website got the price wrong.

Article says this config of the Slate 15 is 2399SGD
Intel Core i7-8750H processor
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
16GB RAM
512GB NVMe SSD
Full-HD display with 144Hz refresh rate
Windows 10 OS

But on website, its 2499
the typo is in the RAM amount mentioned in the article. 16GB is not the recommended config in aftershock website, it's 8GB.

if you config it as 8GB rather than 16GB you can achieve the 2399 subtotal
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Old 31-01-2019, 01:13 AM   #5010
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I stand corrected. The pictures look identical to that of a refreshed Prime 15 chassis instead. Having major doubts this model can cool RTX cards properly tho. The 16.1in screen is a nice touch tho.
There is a version of the P960 (P960EP6) with GTX 1060 listed on Clevo's website. That "prototype" hasn't being brought in here. The one that was brought in by Aftershock as the SLATE series is actually an upgraded version of that "prototype" with new cooling systems and RTX Mobility GPUs, following design requirements by Nvidia (imposition of z-height restrictions for its GPUs for ALL ODMs). The confirmation of the RTX2070 and RTX2080 used in the SLATE Series as Max-Q only double-confirms this.

That being said, I'm still hoping for a local version of the "real deal" PB50 Chassis being offered here in the foreseeable future.
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