Redfox set to release Vengeance Gaming Laptops

Redfox, a technology manufacturing company in the Philippines must ring a bell to longtime tech enthusiasts, but for some, it seems to be something new. Now we can’t blame them, for some reason it seems Redfox being a local based manufacturer disappeared from the limelight in the local market. However, just recently Redfox returned with a bang! They showcased a new line of gaming laptops, under the name Vengeance which caught me personally by surprise. These are laptops that can be put side by side with Omen, Predator, MSI and even ROG. That’s something that I did not expect at all. And Yes! It comes with a very tempting price, that’s definitely one of its weapons against the big brands right now.

Unveiling of Vengeance

The Vengeance has three series namely; Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone. I’m really not a fan of those names but yes those names came from Greek Mythology.

 

The Three Furies

Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone

The Alecto Series is Vengeance’s entry-level laptop using a plastic chassis. Though I have reservations of calling it entry level since these laptops highlights 8th Generation Intel Core i7, GTX 1050Ti/GTX 1060 and up to 144Hz Display refresh rate. Furthermore like other known brands in the market right now it also has a Fan Boost System which helps with the laptops thermal.

Alecto (front)
Alecto (Right Side)
Alecto (Left Side)
Alecto (Rear)
ALECTO Specs;
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2 GHz (up to 4.1GHz)
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX1060 6GB GDDR5 (69,999)
          NVIDIA Geforce GTX1050Ti 4GB GDDR5 (59,999)
Display: 15.6” 1920×1080 IPS 144Hz/60Hz, 72% NTSC
Memory: 8GB DDR4 2667MHz SO-DIMM x2 slots (expandable up to 32GB)
Storage: 1TB 2.5” HDD + 128GB SSD
Keyboard: Membrane 4 Zones RGB Keyboard
Battery: 46.74 WHr
Software: Sound Blaster Cinema 5, V-Console
Dimensions: 375mm(w) x260mm(d) x26mm(h) x2.4kg
Ports;
USB 3.1 x 2 Gen1 (Rear), USB 2.0 x2 (Right), USB 2.0 x2 (Left), USB 3.1 x1 (Type C, no AV Support), HDMI x1, Card Reader 2 in 1 Card Connector Type, RJ45 x1, Audio Out & Mic x1, DC-in x1, Fan Boost Button x1, Kensington Lock x1

Availability: 2nd Week of November

 

The Megaera Series was definitely the darling of the crowd during the event. I’ll say that it’s the most beautiful of the three. This laptop highlights 3-way ultra slim display for immersive viewing, fast refresh rate, better thermals, premium chassis at only 19.9mm thickness and 2.1kg in weight making it a portable gaming laptop.  I have to admit though that when they unveiled it, the first thing that comes to my mind is ROG. It is closely identical with ROG Strix GL504, sharing some of its highlights.

Just an exam here’s a comparison,

ROG Strix GL504GM Vengeance Megaera 1060
CPU Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2 GHz (up to 4.1GHz) Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2 GHz (up to 4.1GHz)
GPU NVIDIA Geforce GTX1060 6GB GDDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX1060 6GB GDDR5
Memory 16 GB DDR4 2666MHz (up to 32GB) 8 GB DDR4 2666MHz (up to 32GB)
Storage 1TB HHD + 128GB SSHD 1TB HHD + 128GB HDD
Display 15.6” 1920×1080 IPS 144Hz, 3ms, 72% NTSC 15.6” 1920×1080 IPS 144Hz, 72% NTSC
Keyboard RGB Chiclet Keyboard RGB Mechanical Keyboard
RGB Zones Bar, Keyboard, Logo Bar, Keyboard
Dimensions 361mm(w)x262mm(d)x26.1mm(h)x2.4kg 359mm(w)x242mm(d)x19.9mm(h)x2.1kg
Other Features 3 Way Ultra Narrow Bezel

Fan Boost

Gaming Center

Metal Chassis

3 Way Ultra Narrow Bezel
Fan BoostV-Console

Metal Chassis

SRP Php 104,995 Php 89,995

Now I’m not saying that one is better than the other or they are equal, we are still waiting for the complete review of Megaera. I’m just surprised by their similarities.

Megaera’s RGB Bar
Megaera (Right Side), only 19.9mm thickness
Megaera (Left Side)
Megaera (Rear), sporting 2 Mini Display Ports, HDMI and Type C Port
Megaera (Bottom)
This is Vengeance’s V-Console where you can check your device status and do changes with its settings.
Megaera Specs;
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2 GHz (up to 4.1GHz)
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX1060 6GB GDDR5 (89,999)
          NVIDIA Geforce GTX1050Ti 4GB GDDR5 (69,999)
Display: 15.6” 1920×1080 IPS 144Hz/60Hz, 72% NTSC
Memory: 8GB DDR4 2667MHz SO-DIMM x2 slots (expandable up to 32GB)
Storage: 1TB 2.5” HDD + 256GB/128GB SSD
Keyboard: Janus Mechanical RGB Keyboard
Battery: 46.74 WHr
Software: Sound Blaster Cinema 5, V-Console
Dimensions: 359mm (w) x242mm(d) x19.9mm(h) x2.1kg
Ports;
USB 3.1 x 2 Gen1, USB 2.0 x1, USB 3.1 x1 (Type C, no AV Support), HDMI x1, Mini Display Port  x2, Card Reader 2 in 1 Card Connector Type, RJ45 x1, Audio Out & Mic x1, DC-in x1, Fan Boost Button x1, Kensington Lock x1

Availability: 2nd Week of November

 

We were not allowed to turn on the Tisiphone Laptop during the event since maybe it was not yet final. Basically, Tisiphone is the flagship of Vengeance, and as they said it’s definitely not for everyone, might not be because of the price but because of its sheer size. What’s great about this laptop is it’s extremely modular, that means it’s one of the first if not the first laptop where you can upgrade both CPU and GPU, quite interesting!

The Mammoth Tisiphone
A closer look of Tisiphone
Tisiphone (Right Side)
Tisiphone (Left Side)
Tisiphone (Rear)
Miss Earth Puerto Rico showcasing The Vengeance Tisiphone; It’s a huge, thick and definitely heavy laptop but what’s great is? It is powerful and a modular laptop.
These are the available specs for Tisiphone;
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz (up to 4.7GHz)
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX1080 (149,999)
          NVIDIA Geforce GTX1080 (129,999)
          NVIDIA Geforce GTX1060 (99,999)
Display: 15.6” 1920×1080 IPS 144Hz/60Hz, 72% NTSC
Memory: 32GB/16GB DDR4 2667MHz
Storage: 2TB 2.5” HDD + 256GB SSD
Keyboard: RGB Keyboard

Availability: 4th Week of November

 

If you haven’t noticed all of the three series starts with an Intel Core i7, and as of now, they don’t have any plans of introducing an Intel Core i5 to the family of Vengeance. Their reason was they want to give the best to their end user, and that’s fair enough. However looking at how they price their i7 (which is the i5 price segment of other brands), they might be able to do more disruption in the gaming laptop market with an i5 powered Vengeance. Let’s see if they will change their minds.

Overall they actually did a good start with Vengeance; however, we are yet to test more these products if this is as good as they have said. Externally and in Papers I can’t really find major flaws, thus we are curious how did Redfox manage to bring down the price making Vengeance way very affordable compared to their competitors. For sure one is Logistics/Margin since Vengeance will only be available in Laptop Factory and Lazada. The big question is that, could there be more compromise? That we can answer once we have the full review. If Redfox will do this right, they can be a major threat to the big brands.

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