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XMG APEX 17 M21: 17.3-inch gaming laptop launches with up to a Ryzen 9 5900HX and an RTX 3070

The XMG APEX 17 M21 has a 144 Hz and 17.3-inch display. (Image source: XMG)
The XMG APEX 17 M21 has a 144 Hz and 17.3-inch display. (Image source: XMG)
XMG has unveiled the APEX 17 M21, the APEX 15 M21's bigger sibling. The APEX 17 M21 is configurable with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and 64 GB of RAM. The machine supports HDMI 2.1 and Mini DisplayPort 1.4, too.

XMG has announced the APEX 17 M21, a 17.3-inch alternative to the APEX 15 M21. The 396 mm x 262 mm x 32.4 mm laptop weighs 2.5 kg, a much larger footprint than its smaller sibling. Still, the APEX 17 M21 has a 230 W power supply and a 49 Wh battery, shared with the APEX 15 M21.

The APEX 17 M21 is also available with a Ryzen 7 5800H or a Ryzen 9 5900HX, along with a GeForce RTX 3060 or GeForce RTX 3070, two GPUs based on NVIDIA's Ampere architecture. Like the APEX 15 M21, the APEX 17 M21 utilises a GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a 115 W TGP with 15 W Dynamic Boost. Likewise, the GeForce RTX 3070 option has 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a 125 W TGP augmented by 15 W Dynamic Boost.

Moreover, XMG only offers a single 1080p panel with the APEX 17 M21. The 1080p panel also runs at 144 Hz with a 300 cd/m² peak brightness and 90% sRGB coverage, identical specifications to the APEX 15 M21. All models come with dual DDR4 SO-DIMM slots and dual M.2 2280 connections as well. The APEX 17 M21 has the following ports, too:

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

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