The surprisingly good ADATA XPG Xenia 14 is now shipping starting at $1099 USD
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After fumbling with the XPG Xenia Gaming laptop last year, ADATA has bounced back with two excellent follow-ups each running on Intel's latest 11th gen Tiger Lake platform. The latest model is the 14-inch Xenia 14 notable for being a superlight Ultrabook at just under 1 kg.
Now, ultralight 14-inch laptops under 1 kg are nothing new as there are a small handful of examples including the LG Gram 14 or Acer Swift 7. However, the Xenia 14 is one of the few in a 16:10 form factor and with removable RAM and no major performance deficits. Other models in this category tend to come with soldered RAM and smaller cooling solutions which limit upgradeability and performance, respectively, in order to meet the low weight target.
The system also manages to integrate a healthy number of ports ranging from full-size USB-A and HDMI to multiple USB-C ports and Thunderbolt 4 compatibility. However, users will have to make do with a chassis and lid that are more prone to damage than a heavier HP Spectre or Dell XPS.
See our full review on the XPG Xenia 14 to learn more about the system.