XMG introduces world's first portable liquid cooler for laptops with the NEO 15 E22 models powered by Intel i7-12700H processors and up to an RTX 3080 Ti dGPU
Mobile processors have come a long way in the past several years, to the point where laptops can now easily replace desktops. However, the cooling systems adapted for laptops are not exactly on par with the latest air-based or water-based solutions for desktops, due to the obvious space constraints. So laptops are now fast enough, but they tend to get noisier and hotter when used at full potential, sometimes leading to processor throttling. While laptop OEMs can further tweak the TDPs in order to avoid such issues, XMG is addressing the problem head-on with an improved laptop cooling solution that includes the world's first external water pump.
The new OASIS external AIO will first be released as an option to the refreshed XMG NEO 15 gaming laptop lineup that is getting support for Intel’s Alder Lake platform and the latest RTX 3000 Ti mobile dGPUs. XMG’s NEO 15 (E22) model is powered by the 14-core Intel Core i7-12700H that can be coupled with up to 64 GB DDR5-4800 RAM and up to two PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD storage solutions. It also features a 240 Hz 1440p IPS display with 95% sRGB color gamut, plus a choice between the new RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti mobile dGPUs. Port selection includes a Thunderbolt 4 connector, an HDMI 2.1 video out, and a full size SD card reader. There is also a 93 Wh battery and the chassis has a profile of 26.6 mm, with a total system weight of 2.2 kg.
XMG plans to expand OASIS support for future laptop lineups through a standardized connector. This approach is based on the principle that compatible laptops are prepared for the use with OASIS, but its use is an enhancement and not a prerequisite for the operation of the mobile device. The OASIS features a compact 1.39 kg 186 x 203 x 75 millimeter chassis that houses a 120 mm radiator with fan, pump and liquid reservoir, plus RGB lighting elements on the exterior. It easily attaches to the laptop via a self-locking quick-release dual-headed connector and an additional power cable.
According to XMG, the OASIS helps lower the CPU and GPU temps by around 20°C, while the laptop's fans only operate at up to 50 percent of their maximum speed. It also allows for slightly higher clocks that boost the performance further. This way, even under very demanding gaming or rendering loads, the laptop's operating noise level does not exceed 38 dB(A).
Currently, the noise levels and cooling efficiency of the OASIS are still being tweaked by XMG, and final specs will be released this February, when the NEO 15 (E22) is expected to ship. For an XMG NEO 15 (E22) with Intel's Core i7-12700H, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, 16 GB DDR5-4800, a 500 GB NVMe SSD and a WQHD IPS display with 240 Hz, XMG targets a retail price of around € 2,500 (including 19% VAT). The price for the XMG OASIS as an optional accessory will not exceed € 200. Pre-orders will be up in late January on Bestware.