XPG, the gaming sector behind ADATA have just announced their first gaming notebook, the 15.6″ Xenia. Until now, XPG have just been producing pc components and gaming peripherals but this release is set to be the first of many, Im sure. Looking at both the spec and it’s appearance, I looks like it will pack a punch and should be able to play all the latest titles on high settings with a decent FPS.

“We are thrilled to be introducing the XPG XENIA to our Gaming Community, as we strengthen our commitment to offer the next level of Systems, while helping more Tech Enthusiasts to get access to the best Intel technology offering,” said Alex Yin, Chief Gaming Officer & General Manager at XPG. “By channeling our passion and strength in gaming, we aim to help deliver one of the finest notebook designs in the industry at a great value.”

“It has been an honor for Intel to collaborate with the XPG team on their first gaming notebook, the XENIA. The combination of XPG’s award winning SSDs and blazing fast memory with powerful Intel processors all packed into a thin, lightweight magnesium alloy chassis is the perfect recipe for a Tech Enthusiast’s dream machine!” – Joel Christensen, General Manager, Intel Systems Product Group.

The Spec

● XPG 32GB DDR4 DRAM
● XPG’s Award-Winning 1TB SX8200 Pro SSD
● Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Processor
● NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 Max-Q or GTX 1660Ti Graphics Card
● Optical Mechanical Keyboard with Per-Key RGB
● Wi-Fi 6 Certified
● Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology
● 15.6″ Full HD IPS Display with 144Hz Refresh Rate
● Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life

That’s quite a lot of punch for a notebook. i7 processor, coupled with that SSD and RTX 2070 GPU, you’ll be able to play even the most demanding of games at a respectable quality at 1080p. The display also includes a refresh rate of 144Hz, ideal for first-person shooters but I feel you may need to compromise on graphic quality to hit that refresh. I’m happy to be proven wrong though!

As for the casing, it looks pretty smart, with thin bezels and of course, RGB mechanical keyboard! It’s relatively lightweight at under 1.85kg and slim at 20.5mm. The casing has a magnesium alloy structure to help with weight and durability.

I’m not sure on pricing right now, although I’m told it is available now in Taiwan, US and Mexico, with the rest of the world to follow Q3 2020. I’ve seen unconfirmed prices of $1699 (GTX 1660Ti model) and $2199 (RTX 2070 Max-Q model), so this will set you back a fair bit!

Keep your eyes and ears open for reviews soon and further pricing for the UK and Europe. Please visit www.xpg.com for more product information.