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ILLEGEAR IONIC TOUCH developed in partnership with Intel arrives from RM4899

by Vyncent ChanApril 9, 2021
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ILLEGEAR has just announced the IONIC TOUCH, based on the reference Intel NUC M15 design. The Intel NUC M15 was developed by Intel as a reference for smaller boutique laptop vendors, and it comes packed with pretty much every recent Intel technology you would want in a laptop.

Intel NUC M15 laptop kit

As the ILLEGEAR IONIC TOUCH features the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors, it also comes with niceties like two Thunderbolt 4 ports, WiFi 6 and also support for one M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD. It seems that ILLEGEAR isn’t currently offering PCIe 4.0 SSDs as a customization option just yet, but you can always get a M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSD elsewhere and upgrade your laptop to enjoy the sweet 7GB/s+ speeds.

Aside from the 11th Gen Intel Core platform, the ILLEGEAR IONIC TOUCH is also rather unique with a 15.6″ FHD display. Most ultraportables today come with a 14″ display, so the IONIC TOUCH will offer more viewing area than most of the laptops in its weight class. The display can be opened up to 180° for a more convenient collaborative experience with the people around you, and there’s also support for 10-point touch input. It doesn’t fold around to transform it into a tablet though.

illegear ionic touch touchscreen

Speaking of input, the keyboard is an ultra-tactile keyboard with white backlighting, and you can also use Alexa. All of that is powered by a 73WHr battery inside the 1.66kg chassis that’s hewn out of anodized aluminium. You can check out the base specifications of the IONIC TOUCH below:

ILLEGEAR IONIC TOUCH Specs

CPU Intel Core i5-1135G7, 4C/8T @ 2.4GHz (Boost up to 4.2GHz)
10nm SuperFin
Intel Core i7-1165G7, 4C/8T @ 2.4GHz (Boost up to 4.7GHz)
10nm SuperFin
RAM 8GB LPDDR4x, dual-channel, on-board 16GB LPDDR4x, dual-channel, on-board
GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 80EU @ up to 1.3GHz Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 96EU @ up to 1.3GHz
Storage 500GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display 15.6″ iRIS FHD IPS INFINIVISION display
100% sRGB, 450 nit brightness, 10-point touch support
Connectivity Intel WiFi 6 AX201
Bluetooth 5.1
2 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x HDMI 2.0
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A)
3.5mm combo jack
Battery 73WHr battery
65W USB-C power adapter
Dimensions 355 x 230 x 14.9 mm
Weight 1.66kg
Price From RM4899 From RM5699

illegear ionic touch design

ILLEGEAR is also currently running their Back to School Promo, which will net you a free upgrade to a 512GB Samsung PM981a PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut thermal compound upgrade and also display calibration, worth a total of RM287. On top of that, there’s also a 5% cash discount that will allow you to own your IONIC TOUCH for less.

Pokdepinion: I am honestly quite interested to see how Intel’s reference design will perform. The prices are quite enticing as well for the specs on offer…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.