• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Display: 15.6-inch Full HD IPS
  • Processor: Intel i7-7700HQ
  • Connectivity: Intel Wi-Fi N-7265, Bluetooth
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4
  • Storage: 256GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
  • Others: RGB-enabled Touchpad + Keyboard
  • Dimensions: 385 x 266 x 29.2 mm
  • Weight: 2.65 kg
  • Pros:
  • Looks
  • RGB touchpad
  • Cons:
  • Slightly hard-to-click touchpad

Thundering Your Way

The THUNDEROBOT DINO is the very first product that we’ve received from the brand, which hails from China. THUNDEROBOT products are mostly built, designed and targeted towards gamers. And most of their inventory consists of gaming laptops.

At first glance, the THUNDEROBOT logo can be seen on the back of the laptop. It has a squarish design for its body in an attempt to make it look robotic, which is a nice touch. Once you open up the laptop and turn it on, you are greeted with a hefty amount of RGB components. Most notably are the touchpad and the keyboard, both of which can be changed via the executable included with the laptop. However, unlike most laptops that allow you to just change the accent colours of the touchpad, THUNDEROBOT goes the extra mile by allowing you to change the colour of the whole touchpad, making every RGB fanatics’ mouth water. Standard to most RGB keyboards, you can change the colours of the keyboard via preallocated zones, so no per-key RGB tweaks.

Onto the gaming capabilities, it DINO-scored a pretty decent FPS on Kingdom Come: Deliverance, clocking at a steady 50FPS on Very High settings. Once you tweak the shadow settings and so on, it was able to maintain 60 FPS while travelling, but dips slightly when you walk into a busy town. We also fired up Witcher 3, which was also able to clock in at 60 FPS, and similar to Kingdom Come: Deliverance, it dipped in busy areas.

While gaming, the fans ramped up and created more noise than normal, but it is nothing out of the ordinary for a laptop. Although we must mention that the wrist area did get slightly warmer, but not to an uncomfortable level. But if you are gaming for a longer duration, it could get hot. The keys on the keyboard were also sufficiently tactile and did not require much getting used to. However, the touchpad was a tad on the hard-to-click side. The touchpad is a one-piece setup with no indentations whatsoever, so do expect some miss-clicks every now and then. And when you are using it to game, you’ll always be better off with an external mouse anyway.

Overall, as the first laptop we’ve received from THUNDEROBOT, it gave us a decent first impression. It does what it set out to do as a gaming laptop, with some extra points on the aesthetics.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A decent gaming laptop equipped with an NVIDIA GTX 1070, with some nice design to boot. (previously published in issue March)thunderrobot-600x500