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ADATA debuts its first XPG XENIA gaming laptop, but we already reviewed the system last year

ADATA launches XPG XENIA gaming laptop, but we already reviewed it last year (Source: ADATA)
ADATA launches XPG XENIA gaming laptop, but we already reviewed it last year (Source: ADATA)
The 15.6-inch XPG XENIA will be the first gaming laptop from ADATA. Upon closer inspection, however, the system will be using the same chassis design that Intel launched back in mid 2019.
Allen Ngo,

Taiwanese memory and storage manufacturer ADATA will be jumping into the laptop PC space this year with its new XPG Xenia lineup of gaming laptops. The first model will be a 15.6-inch design equipped with a 9th gen Core i7 Coffee Lake-H CPU and either the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU depending on the configuration. ADATA says the laptop was developed in collaboration with Intel to maximize performance from an ultra-thin form factor.

If all that sounds familiar, it's because the 15.6-inch XPG Xenia laptop will be using the same chassis that other resellers have been offering for months. The Schenker XMG Fusion 15, Maingear Element 15, and Eluktronics MAG 15 are all 15.6-inch gaming laptops that share the same magnesium alloy skeleton. Physical features like the keyboard, clickpad, ports, and display are therefore identical between the laptops despite their different branding.

To separate themselves from the competition, ADATA will be installing their own in-house RAM modules and SX8200 Pro PCIe x4 M.2 SSDs onto each unit sold. The manufacturer is promising up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and sequential M.2 read and write speeds of 3500 MB/s and 3000 MB/s, respectively, whereas competing resellers may ship with DDR4-2400 RAM only or slower storage drives.

See our full review on the Schenker XMG Fusion 15 for more information as our comments on the system will apply here on the ADATA XPG Xenia. The timing of the XPG Xenia launch is dubious considering that it risks being overshadowed by upcoming 10th gen Intel Comet Lake-H laptops like the MSI GS65 or Gigabyte Aero.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-04-22 (Update: 2020-04-21)
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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.