While Illegear is mainly known for its range of customisable gaming laptops, the company carries a few productivity-focused laptops too, such as the brand new Illegear Arte. It’s a premium, lightweight productivity laptop, and it’s priced relatively well too for a machine of this calibre.
The base model of the Arte retails at RM4,599. For that kind of money, you’re getting an Intel Core i5-11300H quad-core processor paired with 16GB of RAM, 500GB of SSD storage, a sharp 14-inch 2880 x 1800 IPS screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate, as well as Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics.
This being an Illegear machine, the Arte can be customised to a certain extent too. The processor, for one, can be upgraded to a Core i7-11370H quad-core chip for RM399. You can also add more RAM or SSD storage, though there’s no option for a more powerful discrete GPU.
Then again, gaming performance is not the main appeal of the Arte. It’s targeted at folks who want a portable, modern-looking productivity laptop. After all, it has an impressive 93% screen-to-body ratio. On top of that, tipping the scales at 1.04kg with a 13.6-15.6mm thin chassis, you can easily lug it around in your backpack as well.
The Illegear Arte is now available for purchase on Illegear’s online store. To celebrate the launch of the laptop, a Samsung 512GB SSD upgrade (RM199) and a Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut thermal paste (RM99) will be thrown in for free too, along with complimentary colour calibration (RM49). This promotion will be valid until 28 June or while stocks last.