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XMG APEX 15 M21 arrives with modern AMD Ryzen and NVIDIA GeForce hardware

The XMG APEX 15 M21 has plenty of ports, including HDMI 2.1. (Image source: XMG)
The XMG APEX 15 M21 has plenty of ports, including HDMI 2.1. (Image source: XMG)
The XMG APEX 15 M21 has arrived with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070. The 15.6-inch laptop starts at €1,439 and is freely configurable up to nearly €5,000. The XMG APEX 15 M21 will start shipping in October and is available to pre-order today.

XMG has unveiled the APEX 15 M21, a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with a choice of AMD and NVIDIA hardware. The 361 x 258 x 29 mm laptop weighs 2.2 kg, making it relatively thick and heavy as 15.6-inch gaming laptops go. Nonetheless, the APEX 15 M21 packs plenty of power under the hood and is powered by a 230 W power supply.

Specifically, XMG offers the APEX with a Ryzen 7 5800H or a Ryzen 9 5900HX, Zen APUs with 8-cores and 54 W TDPs. XMG has complemented these APUs with the GeForce RTX 3060 or GeForce RTX 3070, two powerful GPUs based on NVIDIA's Ampere architecture. For reference, the GeForce RTX 3060 offers 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a 115 W TGP with 15 W Dynamic Boost. By contrast, the GeForce RTX 3070 has 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a 125 W TGP augmented by 15 W Dynamic Boost.

There is only one display option, a 1080p panel that runs at 144 Hz with a 300 cd/m² peak brightness and 90% sRGB coverage. All models come with dual DDR4 SO-DIMM slots, dual M.2 2280 connections and a 49 Wh Li-poly battery. The APEX 15 M21 also includes the following ports:

Left:

  • USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • DC-in

Rear:

  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (DisplayPort 1.4: yes, G-SYNC compatible | Power Delivery: no)
  • RJ45 2.5 Gbit Port (LAN)
  • HDMI 2.1 (with HDCP 2.3)
  • Mini DisplayPort 1.4 (G-SYNC compatible)

Right:

  • USB 2.0 Type-A
  • Headphone-out (Smartphone headset compatible)
  • Mic-in

The XMG APEX 15 M21 will be available from the beginning of October, and from the end of November for Ryzen 9 5900HX SKUs. The entry-level model starts at €1,439 and has a Ryzen 7 5800H, 8 GB of RAM and a 250 GB M.2 SSD, but no OS. You can configure the APEX 15 M21 freely though, with some configurations topping out at nearly €5,000.

(Image source: XMG)
(Image source: XMG)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-09-16 (Update: 2021-09-16)