ADATA announces XPG XENIA Xe Ultrabook with Intel Tiger Lake-U CPUs
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ADATA’s XPG brand specializes in gaming-related PC components, and one of its latest lineups also includes gaming laptops. For 2021, XPG is collaborating with Intel to release a new slim and light model with Intel EVO specs that is targeting gamers as well as content creators. Dubbed the XPG XENIA Xe gaming lifestyle ultrabook, the new 15.6-inch model integrates Tiger Lake-U CPUs, but does not offer dGPU options.
Apart from the EVO specs, Intel also provides a silver gray CNC-machined anodized aluminum chassis that is only 11 mm thick and allows for a total system weight of 1.65 Kg (3.6 lbs). To justify the higher price points, XPG is adding an FHD IPS screen with touch capabilities and 400 nit peak brightness. Users can choose between two variants: one with i7-1165G7 CPU and integrated 96 EU Iris Xe GPU coupled with 16 GB of LPDDR4x-4266 RAM, or the more affordable system with i5-1135G7 CPU and 80 EU Iris Xe iGPU coupled with 8 GB of RAM.
Other features that come standard on both variants include:
- Replaceable 1 TB XPG GAMMIX S50 LITE NVMe PCIE 4.0 X4 SSD
- Wi-Fi 6 + BT 5.1
- IR HD webcam with Windows Hello support
- White-backlit silent membrane keyboard + precision touchpad with glass surface
- Port selection with 2x Thunderbolt 4 (charging + DP 1.4a modes) + 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 connectors and HDMI 2.0b video output
- 73.4 Wh battery with Fast Charging that may last up to 16 hours
No exact time frame is provided for the launch, but the i5 variant is priced at $1,599, while the i7 system costs $1,799. Both variants will ship bundled with the XPG Precog headset and a Battleground mousepad.