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Entry-level XMG FOCUS with Core i7-11800H and RTX 3050 Ti

 

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.

XMG FOCUS (M21): Slim entry-level gaming machine with flexible memory expansion options

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.

 

Price and availability

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.

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