Illegear’s Raven takes flight
By Digital News Asia August 24, 2017
- Illegear's latest gaming laptop rocks a mechanical keyboard
- The Raven can be configured with a host of different components
THE clacking sound of mechanical keyboards is something we usually associate with a gaming desktop setup. But makers of custom gaming laptops, Illegear have put their own spin on the game as their latest mid-range gaming laptop, Raven will let you ‘clack’ away anywhere you please.
As dark as the bird it takes its name from, the Illegear Raven is a 15.6in-screen laptop that replaces its Q5 Evo range of laptops. Though it is on the affordable end with a starting price of US$956 (RM4,099), what sets the Illegear Raven apart is the inclusion of a mechanical gaming keyboard.
Just like Illegear’s other laptops, the Raven can be configured with a host of different components starting with a 7th generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor that can be upgraded to an i7-7700HQ processor, graphics starting with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 or up to a GTX 1050Ti graphics card, 8GB of RAM or up to 32GB of RAM, a choice between the default 1TB HDD or a solid-state hybrid drive up to 2TB in size.
While the idea of typing or fragging away on your laptop sounds like a great idea, Illegear’s site does not state what type of switch the keyboard is using be it Red, Brown or Blue. At the very most we understand that it is a full size RGB illuminated keyboard complete with a numeric pad.
In terms of ports, Illegear states that it will have a HDMI output port, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C port, 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports. The Raven will also feature a headphone out and microphone in port for plugging your favourite pair of gaming headphones.
You will also get a 4-in-1 card reader and an Ethernet port for LAN gaming sessions.
All these features are packed inside a 2.2kg laptop which is in itself very impressive.
The Illegear Raven is available now for order on Illegear’s online store.