Digital Storm has finally announced their latest Equinox laptop after quite a while. It is powered by the new 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H and a GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU. This is just the right amount of power for a 15 inch 1080p 144Hz display.
Ever since Nvidia’s Max-Q design was introduced, we have seen a great deal of manufacturers shifting from a bulky to a much slimmer form factor. Digital storm has finally joined that trend to compete with Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Acer and the like.
The thickness of the machine is in line with other laptops featuring 15.6 inch displays and Max-Q tuning, but its weight of less than two kilograms is actually 200 to 600 grams lower when compared to the first breed of thin gaming laptops enabled by Max-Q. In fact, weight of Digital Storm’s Equinox is comparable to 14”-class gaming notebooks, which may not be very surprising as the laptop seems to be made of plastic. In an attempt to shrink dimensions of such machines, GPUs get soldered down and cannot be upgraded.
Digital Storm has not mentioned anything about the battery life of the Equinox and did not reveal its capacity, but since we are talking about a 15.6-inch machine, it should have enough space to integrate a decent battery and provide a relatively long life for a gaming laptop.
The Digital Storm Equinox will be available in early May starting at $1,956. The company does not detail entry-level configuration of the Equinox.
Here’s a rundown through the key specifications:
- 15.6″ matte IPS panel at 1920 x 1080 and 144Hz refresh rate
- Core i7 85070-H 4.1GHz
- Geforce GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 ram and Max-Q tuning
- 16GB DDR4 RAM 2400MHz
- 512GB M.2 SSD with PCIe 3.0 x4 interface
- RGB Backlit keyboard
- 3 x USB 3.0 Type-A
- 2 x USB 3.0 Type-C
- 2 x Mini display port 1.3 and 1 x HDMI 2.0b
- 1.94kg | 4.37 lbs
- Price: $1950