Get a 17.3-inch display in a 15.6-inch body with Aftershock’s APEX 17 gaming notebook

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Homegrown system builders Aftershock PC have announced their APEX 17 gaming notebook, successfully marrying a 17.3-inch display to the physical footprint of a 15.6-inch laptop.

Aftershock set out to upset the age-old power:portability ratio of gaming notebooks and it seems that their approach worked out. Their end result is a 2.6kg machine that’s 14 percent smaller than most other 17-inch models. The official measurements come in at 395.7 x 260.8 x 27.4mm — not as thin as the Razer Blade Pro but certainly smaller.

It comes down to the 144Hz FHD (1920 x 1080) display that Aftershock have picked, boasting an ultra slim bezel that packs down the 17.3-inch viewing experience into a build that’s more palatable for gamers on the go.

Inside you’ll find an Intel Core i7-8750H (8th Gen) processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics card, both of which come standard. Users have the option of bumping up the DDR4 memory from 8GB all the way up 32GB, with additional upgrade options for both the M.2 SSD and HDD.

The APEX 17 also features trappings such as per-key RGB lighting, a (now silent) mechanical keyboard  and Aftershock’s visual customization such as custom paint jobs and vinyl wraps. Not to forget their 2-year on-site warranty service, either.

The Aftershock APEX 17 starts at S$2,230 and is available now. Check out the full system specs and available add-ons over at the official site.


Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.