If you’re looking for the latest and greatest, AFTERSHOCK PC has refreshed their hardware to feature the newest NVIDIA 1060, 1070 and 1080 GPUs. The interesting point to note here is that NVIDIA has totally dropped the “m” prefix which might be a branding thing. No point creating a different segment to confuse the clientele.

Entering at an affordable S$2,016, the S series is a great place to start off with if you’re looking for portable gaming on the go. I’ve come to learned recently that many gamers actually lack the space at home to have a dedicated rig. With a reasonable screen size of 15.6”, it’s more that sufficient to squeeze in a game of DOTA 2 or Overwatch while travelling.

If you’re willing to splash even more cash for the most souped up laptop that money can buy, the W series has also been refreshed. The top tier model supports up to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 but you’d have to pony up S$3,699 for it.

There’s actually plenty of options in between and the sweet spot might very well be the S series which is more than sufficient for your gaming needs. After all, the PC market moves incredibly fast these days when it comes to hardware refreshing you might be better off with a 1060 S series as it already beats the highest end predecessor, the 980m.

AFTERSHOCK S-15
AFTERSHOCK S-15

S Series (S-15, S-17) Technical Specifications

CPU 6th Generation Intel processors Intel i7 6700HQ
Intel i7 6820HK
Graphics card Up to NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 6GB GDDDR5
Or
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5
Display S-15:
17.3” FHD (1920×1080)  IPS Display
17.3” FHD (1920×1080)  IPS GSYNC DISPLAYS-17:
17.3” FHD (1920×1080)
17.3” FHD (1920×1080)  IPS GSYNC DISPLAY 4K displays available on request.
System Memory Up to 64GB DDR4 2133mhz (4 SODIMMS)
Storage Two M.2 PCIE X4 SSD bays and Two 2.5” HDD bays
Wireless Card Options Up to Intel 8260 AC WIFI+BT or Killer 1535 AC Wifi+BT
Operating System Windows 10 or Windows 10 professional
Connectivity Options 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (Type-C)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (Type-A)
2 x USB 3.0 ports (USB3.1 Gen1, 1 x powered USB port, AC/DC)
2 x Mini Display port 1.3
1 x HDMITM output port (with HDCP)
1 x Headphone jack
1 x Microphone jack
1 x S/PDIF output jack
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x DC-in jack
Dimensions 385(W) x 271(D) x 25.4(H)mm(1060 GTX)
385(W) x 271(D) x 28.8(H)mm (1070 GTX)
Power S series with NVIDIA 1070M GTX:
Full Range AC adapter, AC in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19.5V, 9.23A or 19V, 9.5A , 180W Embedded 4 cells Polymer battery pack, 60WH
Battery life: 250 minutes (with UMA mode, 60WH Battery)
Weight 2.49kg~
Price S-15 starting from S$2,016
S-17 starting from S$2,089
AFTERSHOCK W-17
AFTERSHOCK W-17

W Series (W-15, W-17) Technical Specifications

CPU 6th Generation Intel Desktop Processors Intel i7 6700
Intel i7 6700K
Graphics card Up to NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070 8GB GDDDR5 (W15)
Or
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5 (W-17)
Display W-15:
15.6”QFHD (3840×2160)  or FHD (1920×1080) IPS GSYNC displayW-17:
17.3” FHD (1920×1080) IPS GSYNC Display
17.3 “ FHD 120HZ Gsync Display also available
System Memory Up to 64GB DDR4 2133mhz (4 SODIMMS)
Storage Two changeable 2.5” 7mm/9.5mm(H) HDD/SSD, SATA interface (RAID 0/1)
Two M.2 2280 SSD SATA/PCIe Gen3x4 interface (RAID 0/1)
Wireless Card Options Up to Intel 8260 AC WIFI+BT or Killer 1535 AC Wifi+BT
Operating System Windows 10 or Windows 10 professional
Connectivity Options W-15:
1 x USB 2.0 port
3 x USB 3.0 ports (USB 3.1 Gen 1) (1 x powered USB port, AC/DC)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (Type-C)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 / Thunderbolt™ 3 combo port (Type-C)
2 x Mini DisplayPort 1.3
1 x HDMITM output port (with HDCP)
1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / S/PDIF optical output)
1 x Microphone jack
1 x Line-out jack
1 x Line-in jack
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x DC-in jackW-17:
4 x USB 3.0 ports (USB3.1 Gen1) (1 x powered USB port, AC/DC)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 port (Type-C)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 / ThunderboltTM 3 combo port (Type-C)
2 x Mini DisplayPort 1.3
1 x HDMITM output port (with HDCP)
1 x Headphone and S/PDIF combo jack
1 x Microphone jack
1 x Line-in jack
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x DC-in jack
Dimensions 386 (W) x 262 (D) x 38(H) mm (W-15)
418(W) x 295.3(D) x 40.9(H) mm (W-17)
Power W-15:
Full Range AC adapter, AC in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19.5V, 11.8A ,230W
Removable 8 cells Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack, 82WH
Battery life: 150 minutes (82WH Battery)

W-17:

Full Range AC adapter, AC in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19.5V, 16.9A, 330W
Removable 8 cells Smart Lithium-lon battery pack, 82WH
Battery life: 150 minutes (82WH Battery) (TBC)
Weight 3.4KG (W-15)
3.9 KG (W-17)
Price W-15 starting from S$2,899
W-17 starting from S$3,699


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Gerald

Gerald currently straddles between his love of video games and board gaming. There's nothing that interests him more than trying out the newest and fanciest gadget in town as well. He dreams of publishing a board game sometime in the future!