Thunderobot makes a splash in Malaysia
By Chong Jinn Xiung January 22, 2018
- Entry into Malaysia is part of its worldwide expansion
- Also involved in making gaming peripherals
CHINESE gaming hardware maker Thunderobot has entered the Malaysian market and has introduced a new line of gaming laptops powered that are powered by 7th Generation Intel Core processors and Nvidia GeForce GTX10 series graphic processors.
Thunderobot is a relatively new brand in the region but regards itself as one of the leading gaming solution companies in China, having established itself in Qingdao city back in 2014.
Speaking during the recent launch of its new range of gaming notebooks, Thunderobot chief executive officer Lu Kia Lin (pic, below) said the company’s entry into Malaysia is part of its worldwide expansion as the brand expands beyond China, eyeing the Southeast Asia and European market.
Lu explained that Thunderobot is more than just a maker of gaming laptops as it also is involved in making gaming peripherals from mice, keyboards and gaming chairs. Though it showcased several of its gaming grade mechanical keyboards at the launch, the products are said to only be available at a later date.
At the launch, Thunderobot showcased four gaming laptops with the Thunderobot Dino, its flagship model, followed by three other models: 911GT, 911SE and ST Plus.
Focusing primarily on the flagship model, the Dino features a strong, space-grey metal chassis and comes powered by an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX1070 graphics processor.
It has a 15.6-inch full HD IPS display and sports an HDMI 2.0 port that supports extending the display up to a 4K quality monitor.
Gamers can even extend their experience to more displays with the inclusion of a Mini DisplayPort 1.3 and USB-C 3.1 port.
Thunderobot claims the Dino has an enhanced thermal design with dual fans and copper heat pipes to provide maximum air cooling for long hours of gaming.
For those who engage in late night gaming, the Dino’s RGB backlit keyboard that can be customised with any of 16.8 million colours for whatever you fancy while gaming. In addition, it has a light up touchpad will illuminate your gaming sessions.
The Thunderobot Dino will be priced at a princely RM8,899 while the other laptops in its range: the ST Plus, 911SE and 911GT are priced at RM4,899, RM4,499 and RM7,099 respectively.
Thunderobot’s laptops will be distributed exclusively by ECS Astar Sdn Bhd in Malaysia through its authorised dealers offline while Lazada will act as its online store dealer.