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Leipzig, Germany, 12th January 2021 – Following today’s launch of the latest graphics card and processor generation from NVIDIA and AMD, XMG updates the gaming laptops from the NEO product lines to significantly more powerful components.
In the latest E21 version, the XMG NEO 15 and NEO 17 offer more performance than ever and feature a double upgrade. On the graphics card side, the laptops designed for the highest mobile gaming performance possible, make the leap to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3000 series in the form of the RTX 3080, 3070 and 3060 – with 16, 8 and 6 GB of GDDR6; each in the full Max-P configuration with TGP of 135 (RTX 3080), 125 (RTX 3070) and 115 watts (RTX 3060), plus a dynamic boost of an additional 15 watts. But XMG does not only introduce the NEO laptops as mobile high-performance 3D powerhouses. The E21 model generation replaces the previously used Intel processors with AMD’s Ryzen CPUs including the Ryzen 9 5900HX with eight fast Cezanne cores, multithreading as well as a base and boost clock of 3.3 GHz and up to 4.6 GHz. XMG combines the top CPU exclusively with the RTX 3080, whereas the complete range of new RTX 3000 graphics cards is only available together with a Ryzen 7 5800H. Both CPUs work with the maximum configurable TDP of up to 54 watts.
Further improvements include a fundamentally revised cooling system that effortlessly keeps the noticeably higher-performing components under thermal control. The XMG NEO 15 (359.8 x 243 x 26 mm, 2.1 kg) and NEO 17 (395.7 x 260.8 x 27.45, 2.5 kg) both feature a redesigned and optimised heatpipe layout and a more powerful fan with a z-height increase to 11 mm, allowing for a quieter operation and more efficient heat dissipation. Considering its low weight, the 15.6-inch XMG NEO 15 excells as one of the lightest gaming laptops in its performance class while also offering a generous 93 Wh battery capacity.
On the display side, there is a choice between a 240 Hz IPS panel with Full HD resolution and the recently introduced high-resolution WQHD IPS panel running at 165 Hz, which boasts 95% coverage of the sRGB colour space.
Among the unique features characterising the NEO series is an optomechanical keyboard with ultra-precise silent switches, tactile feedback, an actuation force of 60 g (cN), a travel distance of two millimetres and an actuation point of one millimetre. The gaming keyboard also features anti-ghosting, N-key rollover and RGB per-key illumination. In terms of details, there are a few more changes compared to the prior generation – including a significantly faster 2.5 Gbit LAN connection and a webcam that has been moved from the bottom to the top edge of the display, allowing for an optimal camera angle for video conferencing.
The recommended base configuration of the XMG NEO 15 and XMG NEO 17, which can be freely configured on bestware.com, features AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800H, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-P, 16 GB DDR4-3200, a 500 GB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus and a WQHD 165 Hz IPS display. Prices are starting from € 1,699 (NEO 15) and € 1,749 (NEO 17) (incl. 19 % VAT, in some countries different tax rates apply). Pre-orders will be possible from end of January at the earliest. Delivery is expected from the end of March.