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Leipzig, Germany, September 16th 2021 – Schenker Technologies is introducing the XMG FOCUS, a new product series in the entry-level segment. Intel’s Core i7-11800H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti offer decent gaming performance, while good connectivity and memory round off the overall package.
While the CORE laptops with an RTX 3060 have so far been the entry point to XMG’s current 15.6- and 17.3 inch portfolio, the German-based company is now extending its lineup with a new model series, the FOCUS 15 and FOCUS 17 (M21). Just like the Intel-based versions of the CORE and NEO series, the FOCUS makes no compromises in terms of processor performance, offering the Core i7-11800H with eight cores and 16 threads. NVIDIA’s ray-tracing-capable entry-level GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with a TGP of up to 75 watts (60 watts plus a maximum of 15 watts Dynamic Boost 2.0) is included as the discrete graphics card. At 359.5 x 238 x 21.9 mm and less than 2 kg (XMG FOCUS 15) and 369.9 x 262 x 23.5 mm and 2.4 kg (XMG FOCUS 17), the laptops are slim and light for their size class. At the same time, they offer good memory expansion options: In addition to up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM, they can hold an M.2 SSD connected via PCI Express 3.0 as well as a supplementary 2.5-inch SSD or HDD – a comparatively inexpensive solution for high storage volumes. The laptop chassis are characterised by a torsion-resistant base and a discreet, clearly structured design; avoiding excessive gaming elements. Only the LED backlighting of the full-format keyboard, with a key travel of 1.8 mm, separate numpad and large arrow keys, can be customised in 15 colours – if desired. The battery capacity is 49 Wh in each version. XMG equips both with a 144 Hz IPS, Full HD resolution panel, featuring brightness of 300 nits and 90 percent sRGB colour space coverage. In the case of the XMG FOCUS 15, one-handed opening is possible. On the connectivity side, the laptops provide three USB-A ports and one USB-C 3.2 Gen2 port. The latter does not integrate its own DisplayPort stream, instead the FOCUS 15 and FOCUS 17 each feature a Mini DisplayPort and an HDCP-capable HDMI output. Both are directly connected to the Intel Xe graphics unit of the Core i7-11800H via NVIDIA Optimus, allowing automatic deactivation of the dedicated NVIDIA graphics card in office or web operation, thus reducing energy consumption and extending battery run-time. The network connection is either wireless via Wi-Fi 6 or via a Gigabit Ethernet port. Furthermore, the laptops feature a headset-compatible headphone jack and an additional, separate microphone input, as well as a full-size SD card reader.
The starting configuration of the XMG FOCUS 15 and XMG FOCUS 17, which can be freely configured at bestware.com, includes Intel’s Core i7-11800H, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 8 GB DDR4-3200 RAM, a 250 GB Kingston A2000 SSD and a Full HD IPS display running at 144 Hz. Prices are starting from € 1.199 (FOCUS 15) and € 1.239 (FOCUS 17) incl. 19% VAT (in some countries different tax rates apply). Both laptops are available for order and delivery as of today.