The new Illegear Z5 (left) and the previous model (image via Lowyat.NET Forums).
The Illegear Z5 gaming laptop is one of the best value for money gaming machines in the market, and with this refresh, it is that much more compelling. The new Z5 now has an anodised aluminium back casing instead of a plastic one, giving it a sleeker-looking appearance along with improved build quality.
We’ve seen quite a number of laptop + gaming dock combo from several manufacturers for the past few years such as Alienware and MSI but none of them were like what ASUS has just announced yesterday: a laptop + liquid cooling dock combo. Called GX700, what we are essentially looking here is a liquid cooled gaming laptop.
Lenovo does not exactly make gaming laptops, at least not the more general sense of over-the-top designs and neon lights. However, the company has announced new additions to its performance grade Y-series of laptops and desktops; which now includes more neon lights and fancy gaming peripherals.
Acer has announced a refresh of its Aspire V Nitro line for the end of 2015. These new versions of the Aspire V 13, Aspire V Nitro 15-, and 17-inch all feature the new Intel Skylake processors, while the “Black Edition” will also feature support for Intel’s new Thunderbolt 3 technology.
With the recent introduction of Windows 10 and Intel’s sixth generation Skylake processors, manufacturers have taken to IFA 2015 to unveil their new laptops. Lenovo took this opportunity to refresh its various IdeaPad laptops with Windows 10 and other goodies. The most affordable machine is going for only US$189; that’s less than RM800.
Truth to be told, the show floors of IFA 2015 will only opens later this week but plenty of manufacturers have kick start their IFA campaign right now. One of them is the Taiwanese giant Acer which has brought along plenty of products including a very unique small form factor PC called Revo Build.
You would be forgiven if the new Lenovo Ideapad MIIX 700 looks more than a little familiar. The 12-inch convertible tablet takes more than a few design cues from Microsoft, although it Lenovo has added a few of its own signature touches to the finish. It also offers the option for the inclusion of the Intel Realsense 3D camera, which is not yet available on any Microsoft Surface.