What if Intel, the world leading chip maker better known for desktop and laptop processors, had its hands in making a gaming laptop? Well, the result is what you see here, a gaming laptop is developed by Intel in collaboration with several laptop makers with the vision of creating a better thin and light gaming laptop. This particular example here is the MAG-15 made by Eluktronics.
Apparently, it is the world’s lightest gaming laptop, tipping the scales at just 1.88 kilograms (4.15 lbs) and mind you, this ain’t no a 13-incher; this is a 15-inch class gaming laptop and it is also just 0.80-inch (20 mm) thin. The extreme lightweight is made possible by magnesium alloy which is being used throughout the laptop, including the top cover, the chassis and even the bottom cover.
And if being thin and light isn’t impressive enough, MAG-15 also packs a massive 6-cell 94 Wh extended life polymer battery which should be good for a regular day of use. MAG-15 also sports a design choice which I thought that is pretty interesting and that is locating the Thunderbolt 3, Ethernet and AC adapter around the back as opposed to the side like most laptop do, thus allowing those essential cables will be out of the way and out of sight, giving it a neater appearance on a desk top setup.
It is a small design consideration but no less significant, IMHO.
Here’s a quick rundown of the Eluktronics MAG-15 specifications:
- Processor: Intel Core i7-9750H Six Cores – 12 Threads (2.6-4.5GHz TurboBoost, 12MB L3 Cache)
- RAM: up to 64GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM (2 DIMM)
- Display: 15.6″ Narrow Bezel Full HD IPS 144Hz Anti-Glare Display (1,920 x 1,080 pixels)
- Graphics Card: 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/8 GB GDDR6 VRAM NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
- Primary: up to 2 TB Intel 660p Ultra Performance PCIe NVMe SSD
- Internal Expansion: One empty M.2 PCIe bay
- Optical Drive: None
- Wireless: Intel WiFi 6 AX200 & Bluetooth 5.0
- Keyboard: Premium full size NKRO (N-Key Rollover) mechanical per-key RGB backlit gaming keyboard with anti-ghosting and 2.0mm travel
- Light Bar: Customizable RGB Light Bar
- Mouse: Glass Microsoft Precision (PTP) Touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling function
- Webcam: IR Webcam with Windows Hello Support and dual digital microphones
- Ports: 1 Thunderbolt 3 Port, 1 HDMI x 2.0, 1 USB 3.1 (Gen 2), 2 USB 3.1 (Gen 1), 4-In-1 Card Reader, Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, Audio out & Mic In, Kensington Lock slot
- Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio
- Power Adapter: 230 Watt AC Adapter
- Battery: 6-Cell 94 Wh Extended Life Polymer
- Product Dimensions: 14.03″ x 9.19″ x 0.80″ (35.63 x 23.34 x 2.03 centimeters)
- Weight: 4.15lbs (1.88 kilograms)
- Warranty: One Year Eluktronics with lifetime USA based technical support!
It is worthy to note that other collaborating laptop makers will also be offering the same laptop with their respective logo slapped on it. So, the Eluktronics MAG-15 RTX Gaming Laptop won’t be the only one in the market. Anywho, if MAG-15 piqued your interest, you may want to have a look at its review by tech reviewer Dave Lee HERE before taking the dive.
Source: YouTube (Dave Lee).