Schenker brings Thunderbolt 4 to the XMG Core laptop line with its latest mid-year refreshes
Schenker has launched the XMG Core 15 and 17 laptops...although some onlookers might wonder why, as they are pretty much the same as their Intel-powered E21 counterparts previously released in 2021. However, these mid-2021 (or M21) versions may be the refreshes to have held out for, as the OEM has updated them both with the Intel Core i7-11800H processor.
Accordingly, this replacement for the i7-10870H in the M21s' immediate predecessors introduces Thunderbolt 4 to their XMG Core mid-range gaming series. It is (obviously) found in the 15 and 17's USB type C ports, of which each variant has 1, found to the rear of each machine, moreover.
Otherwise, the M21 Core 15 and 17 still have dual USB type-A 3.2 Gen1, 1 HDMI 2.1 port, dual SSD bays rated for RAID 1 or 0 and 6GB of RTX 3060 graphics, which still have a TDP of technically up to 130W. Their 15.6- and 17.3-inch displays have matte IPS FHD/144Hz or QHD/165Hz options.
Schenker has already listed the XMG Core 15 and 17 M21s on its Bestware store, at prices of €1,579 (~US$1,882) and €1,599 (~$1,906) respectively, or €79 more each for the top-end display configuration. However, none of them are slated to become available until July 2021.
Schenker Press Release