(UPDATE – 21/7: More information regarding S5X with Max-Q design has been released by Illegear which we’ve added at the end of this article.)
Fresh from offering a new hardware option for its Troika desktop, Illegear yesterday has unveiled yet another new gaming laptop into the market. Interesting enough, this particular model which is called S5X might be the first ever laptop in Malaysia to feature NVIDIA Max-Q design philosophy.
However, the Max-Q design is specific to GTX 1070 version of the laptop
which will only be available by end of this month or early August. That being said, customers are already able to order S5X with a standard GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 starting right away before Illegear starts to ship the new laptop next week.
Meanwhile, the GTX 1060 variant of S5X is also equipped with 15.6-inch display in two different variations: standard IPS/AHVA panel or 120Hz panel. It also comes standard with Intel Core i7-7700HQ and able to support up to 32GB of dual channel DDR4-2400 RAM as well as a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive and another M.2 solid state drive.
Despite having a 4-cell 55Whr battery in it, the laptop still weights around 1.9kg. If you wondering how much it costs, the new S5X with GTX 1060 starts at RM 6,899
while the price tag for GTX 1070 Max-Q variant is still under wraps at the moment.
[UPDATE – 21/7: Customers are now able to choose GTX 1070 Max-Q card for their S5X. They can also choose to include 4K panel with the laptop which an option exclusive to the GTX 1070 Max-Q variant. As for pricing, the Illegear S5X with GTX 1070 Max-Q starts at RM 7,898.]