Computex 2023 | XMG APEX 17 and 15 debut with all-new design and series-first Ryzen 7 7735HS platform
Schenker's gaming-focused XMG brand has announced that its APEX-series laptops will be taking the entry-level role normally occupied by the CORE line. Nevertheless, the new M23 variants are backed to deliver "mid- to upper mid-range" performance thanks to graphics options with a 115W TGP that can acquire up to 25W more power via the Dynamic Boost feature for the "max" 140W mobile RTX 40-series rating.
The new APEX line-up is also presented as no mere refresh thanks to an updated chassis with "significant upgrades" in terms of cooling and a user-serviceable build with dual DDR5 and PCIe Gen 4x4 slots. In fact, the M23 design is now billed as the basis for subsequent models that graduate to AMD Phoenix platforms and WQHD display options.
In the meantime, the APEX 15 and 17 feature 144Hz, 300-nite FHD IPS matte panels that cover 90% of the sRGB gamut. There is only one USB type-C (3.2 Gen 2) port, although there are separate headphone and mic jacks, as well as a full-sized SD card reader.
To the rear, the APEX M23 laptops also exhibit HDMI 2.1 and mini-DisplayPort 1.4a ports with G-SYNC, as well as a jack for Gigabit Ethernet. Nevertheless, they do incline toward base-model territory with a predominantly plastic construction. This is only mildly apparent from our live shots - whereupon it is important to note that retail models of the 15 and 17 will have much more standard ISO-layout keyboards with 'normal' Enter keys.
XMG Press Release