Computex 2016 | Haier shows off Thunderobot ST-R1 gaming notebook
Known primarily for washers, dryers, and kitchenware, Haier will soon be launching a new line of gaming notebooks called Thunderobot. The Chinese manufacturer showed off the Thunderobot ST-R1 last week at Computex 2016 with decent specifications including:
- 14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display
- Core i7-6700HQ CPU
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M with integrated Intel HD 530
- Up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM (two RAM Slots)
- 2.5-inch SATA III HDD + 128 GB SSD
- 31.08 Wh battery
It's unclear if the notebook will be an original OEM design or a simple rebrand of an existing chassis. Nonetheless, the aesthetic and colors do give off an Alienware vibe. We recommend checking out the source for more specifications and pictures of the hardware and to see more Thunderobot SKUs as well.
The ST-R1 can be pre-ordered through Chinese resellers and GearBest in North America. Users in Europe will have to put down about $1300 USD for the notebook. Sales end June 10th with an unknown ship date thereafter.