One Chilly Beast
HWM Singapore|November 2019
Aftershock Vapor Pro 15
Koh Wanzi

It’s safe to say this laptop literally came out of nowhere, and it was a surprise to see Intel working with a smaller brand like Eluktronics to bring the MAG15 to fruition, instead of a more established player like ASUS or Razer. As it turns out, local PC builder Aftershock was also among the many partners Intel consulted with, so prepare yourself for the local flavour of the MAG-15. the Aftershock Vapor 15 Pro.

There are a few reasons why you should be excited, but the biggest selling point is probably the price. At $2,799, the Vapor 15 Pro is significantly cheaper than anything available on the market right now. Its closest competitor is probably the Acer Predator Triton 500, and that costs $3,198.

Now, you’re probably thinking, what’s the catch? As far as I can tell though, there isn’t one. This is actually a premium notebook with a budget price. Normally, if a laptop had a GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q and only cost this much, I’d expect some trade-offs; maybe the build quality isn’t the best; perhaps the display is lacklustre. Or maybe, it has a really tiny battery and runs super loud and hot. The good news is that the Vapor 15 Pro suffers from none of these problems.

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