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XPG launches the Tiger Lake-H-based XENIA 15 KC laptop with RTX 3070 graphics, a 165Hz display and HDMI 2.1

The XENIA 15 KC. (Source: XPG)
The XENIA 15 KC. (Source: XPG)
Today (October 5, 2021), ADATA has made its latest 15.6-inch XPG XENIA-series laptop official. The 15 KC upgrades to an 11th-gen Intel processor and RTX 3000 graphics. Being an XPG, it gets first-party "high-performance" DDR4 RAM and SSD storage.

ADATA had introduced its latest laptop from its 'high performance' XPG series earlier in 2021, along with its newest RAM modules; however, it has now formally launched the XENIA 15 KC on its own, in order to confirm and elaborate on its specs. They include a Core i7-11800H CPU, along with much more.

The 15 KC's non-glossy IPS display also does indeed have a 165Hz refresh rate and a QHD resolution. It is rated for 100% of the sRGB color gamut; however, with 300 nits of brightness and a screen-to-body ratio of 85%, it could be doing a little better in 2021.

Initial indications were that this panel would be driven by a choice of RTX 3060 or 3070 graphics; however, XPG now only references the latter with respect to this new laptop. In terms of ports, it has 1 Thunderbolt 4 port, along with triple USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-As. There is also an SD card reader, a 2.5 Gigabit port, a 3.5mm jack and a single HDMI with the 2.1 standard.

There is also an IR webcam (with Windows Hello, but without anything higher than an HD resolution), a glass trackpad and an optical mechanical keyboard. All this comes in a Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2-enabled chassis XPG claims to have "designed with Intel", which, admittedly, has resulted in a quite generic gaming-laptop-with-an-RGB-backlit-keyboard look. Then again, not many PCs in that category can lay claim to its own in-house RAM and storage.

In the case of the 15 KC, it consists of dual "hand-picked" DDR4-3200MHz sticks. They are 16GB each, although XPG notes it can be replaced with others to the tune of 64GB in total instead. The SSD is an "award-winning" 1TB GAMMIX S70 PCIe Gen4 drive, installed next to a 2nd empty slot.

Therefore, XPG has now outlined its potentially competitive XENIA 15 KC in full. However, the brand requires that one contacts its representatives to get per-region pricing and availability.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10- 5 (Update: 2021-10- 5)