Colorful's first laptop is an RTX 3060-powered machine inspired by Chinese mythology

midian182

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What just happened? Chinese manufacturer Colorful has been making headlines recently with some interesting projects and products. Joining the latter list is the Colorful X15-AT, an RTX 3060-powered gaming laptop with a design inspired by ancient Chinese mythology.

Known chiefly for its graphics cards, motherboards, and storage solutions, Colorful is adding gaming laptops to its repertoire with the X15-AT, a 15.6-inch gaming laptop. It comes with some impressive specs for the price, including a 144Hz display with 100% sRGB coverage, 300 nits peak brightness, and an 86% screen-to-body ratio. No mention of the resolution, but it’s presumably Full HD.

Internally, the laptop features an 11th-gen Intel Core i7-11800H with 8 cores/16 threads and a 4.6GHz boost clock. It also has 16GB of DDR4 3200MHz memory that can be upgraded to 64GB and a 512GB NVMe SSD rated with up to 2,400MB/s speeds.

Elsewhere, there’s a Thunderbolt 4 port with up to 40Gbps transfer speeds, a card reader, an anti-skid RGB backlit keyboard with 1.8mm travel and a full Numpad, and a trackpad that Colorful says is 30% larger than what most rivals offer. It also uses the company’s new Storm Blade 3.0 cooling setup that comes with dual turbo fans, 10nm Superfins, and a high-performance heatsink with five heat pipes.

The CNC-milled aluminum chassis, which is 23.9mm (0.94 inches) thick and weighs 1.93kg (4.2 pounds), features a design inspired by Leizhenzi—a powerful thunder god from ancient Chinese mythology.

The Colorful X15-AT gaming laptop has an MSRP of $1,199 and is coming to partner resellers in APAC in July 2021. Other regions will follow. That’s quite competitively priced for a thin and light RTX 3060 laptop with all those features, assuming you can find one for the MSRP.

Last month saw Colorful launch a limited edition—only 1,000 are being made—iGame GeForce RTX 3090 Kudan for $4,999. It also unveiled the world’s first GPU museum alongside Nvidia.

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madboyv1

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That RJ45 port location is oof. Do they sell angled connectors to go with it?
It's not angled, it's just a slim ethernet port. The bottom half is on a hinge that pivots open when it's needed and accepts any normal ethernet cable.
 

Waris

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It's not angled, it's just a slim ethernet port. The bottom half is on a hinge that pivots open when it's needed and accepts any normal ethernet cable.
I know about that. It's the location on the right edge of the laptop that triggers me. It's not even placed towards the back of it.
 

madboyv1

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I know about that. It's the location on the right edge of the laptop that triggers me. It's not even placed towards the back of it.
Don't know what to tell you, but it sounds like you'd not want to get any of the current Acer, MSI, the majority of Gigabyte, or even a sizeable handful of Asus gaming laptops then. The aforementioned brands all use a similar design language as this laptop for their 15" and even some 17" products. Also worth mentioning that these air vents in the back corners design is a necessity for these thinner laptops (though this one hardly qualifies lol) since they have less robust cooling solutions and/or could not/did not turn the entire rear of the device into one giant vent.
 

Waris

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Don't know what to tell you, but it sounds like you'd not want to get any of the current Acer, MSI, the majority of Gigabyte, or even a sizeable handful of Asus gaming laptops then. The aforementioned brands all use a similar design language as this laptop for their 15" and even some 17" products. Also worth mentioning that these air vents in the back corners design is a necessity for these thinner laptops (though this one hardly qualifies lol) since they have less robust cooling solutions and/or could not/did not turn the entire rear of the device into one giant vent.
Well, thing is, most of them put it on the LEFT edge of the laptop, and that's alright.