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Deal | ADATA completely dropped the ball on its first ever XPG XENIA gaming laptop so it's now on sale for just $1200 USD

ADATA dropped the ball on its first ever XPG XENIA gaming laptop so it's now on sale for just $1200 USD (Source: Best Buy)
ADATA dropped the ball on its first ever XPG XENIA gaming laptop so it's now on sale for just $1200 USD (Source: Best Buy)
The laptop is barely a few months old and now Best Buy is trying to get rid of it. Originally an absurd $1700 USD at launch, the system is now down by $400 for a much more reasonable final price.

Mostly known for their lineup of RAM and SSDs, ADATA made the leap to full-fledged gaming laptops earlier this year. Dubbed the XPG series, the 15.6-inch laptop is essentially a re-branded white label chassis similar to the Maingear Element 15, Eluktronics MAG 15, or the Schenker XMG Fusion 15. The laptop launched for a high retail price of $1700 USD even though it came equipped with the older Core i7-9750H processor.

Fast-forward just three months later and the ADATA XPG is now much cheaper at $1200 USD. The deal is notable for its 1 TB PCIe SSD and roomy 32 GB of RAM whereas most other gaming laptops in this price range would come with half those capacities. Users may be able to install system drivers from Maingear or Eluktronics should ADATA ever decide to exit the laptop market since this same chassis is available from multiple resellers.

We're not really surprised by the quick sale or potentially low consumer interest in the ADATA XPG. The manufacturer launched its first gaming laptop on the eve of the 10th gen Comet Lake-H series which overshadowed the announcement of the XPG. Furthermore, demanding $1700 USD for a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti laptop was absurd when considering that gamers can buy much faster RTX 2060 or even RTX 2070 alternatives for about the same price. The new $1200 price point is more in line with other GTX 1660 Ti laptops currently in the market.

See our review on the Schenker XMG Fusion 15 here to learn more about the ADATA XPG 15.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-07-26 (Update: 2020-07-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.