XMG PRO: Update to GeForce RTX 3000

 

Leipzig, Germany, 12th January 2021 – Following today’s launch of the latest graphics card from NVIDIA, XMG updates the gaming laptops from the PRO product line to significantly more powerful components. The new PRO series now measure less than 20 mm in height and thus offers significantly improved portability than the previous generation. For this reason, XMG utilises a combination of graphics cards up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q and Intel’s Core i7-10870H.

XMG PRO: Mobility focused, slim high-performance gaming laptop with RTX 3000 Max-Q

In the E21 model generation, the XMG PRO series takes a different approach and focuses on a particularly slim and light chassis with a height of just under 20 mm, despite its high performance. For this purpose, the XMG PRO 15 (357.5 x 238 x 19.8 mm, just under 2kg) and XMG PRO 17 (395.9 x 264.95 x 19.9 mm, 2.3 kg) are based on the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and 3070 graphics cards featuring the efficiency-optimized Max-Q design. Graphics memory available in these models is 16 GB (RTX 3080) and 8 GB (RTX 3070) GDDR6, while both GPUs operate with a TGP of 90 watts, plus an additional 15 watts dynamic boost. In terms of the CPU, the XMG PRO series continues in the same vein as before and integrates Intel’s fast, hyperthreading-enabled eight-core Core i7-10870H processor. A direct comparison with the XMG PRO 17 from the previous generation M19 shows just how much more portable the aluminium chassis of the updated models are. At 399 x 275 x 29.9 mm, the predecessor was not only considerably bulkier, but also weighed in at a hefty 2.9 kg.

 

The PRO 15 offers a choice of three display options. In addition to a high resolution UHD panel with state-of-the-art OLED technology, a brightness of 400 nits and 100% coverage of the sRGB and DCI-P3 colour space, these also include two Full HD displays with IPS panels: one with 144 Hz and G-SYNC support for optimal synchronisation of the refresh rate and the other running at a particularly fast 300 Hz. In contrast, the PRO 17 features a UHD IPS panel with 100% coverage of the extended Adobe RGB colour space as well as a Full HD IPS display at 300 Hz. Considering its specific combination of high performance and excellent mobility, the PRO series perfectly serves the special requirements of creative professionals, especially when choosing an equipment variant with one of the high resolution displays.

 

Beim PRO 15 stehen künftig drei Display-Optionen zur Auswahl. Diese umfassen neben einem hochauflösenden UHD-Panel mit modernster OLED-Technologie, einer Helligkeit von 400 cd/m2 und 100-prozentiger Abdeckung des sRGB- und DCI-P3-Farbraums auch zwei Full HD-Displays mit IPS-Panel: Zum einen mit 144 Hz und G-SYNC-Unterstützung für eine optimale Synchronisation der Bildwiederholrate und zum anderen mit besonders schnellen 300 Hz. Das PRO 17 wartet demgegenüber mit einem UHD-IPS-Panel mit 100-prozentiger Abdeckung des erweiterten Adobe-RGB-Farbraums und ebenfalls einer Full-HD-IPS-Display mit 300 Hz auf. Angesichts ihrer spezifischen Kombination aus hoher Leistung und exzellenter Mobilität bedient die PRO-Serie somit insbesondere bei der Wahl einer Ausstattungsvariante mit einem der hochauflösenden Displays die besonderen Anforderungen von Creative Professionals.

 

Given the slim concept, the memory expansion and connectivity options are excellent. Up to two M.2 SSDs connected via PCI Express can be combined to form a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array, and there are also two SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM. The XMG PRO 15 and XMG PRO 17 are among the few GeForce RTX 3000 based laptops that have a Thunderbolt 3 port, including a DisplayPort stream. In addition, the compact all-rounders offer a G-SYNC compatible Mini DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1, so that up to three external monitors can be operated. Three USB-A ports, Gigabit LAN and Wi-Fi 6, a microSD card reader connected via UHS-II and separate audio jacks for microphone and headphones complete a full range of connectivity solutions. The microphone input also carries an optical S/PDIF signal. Both the 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch models pack a 73Wh battery and integrate a keyboard with RGB per-key illumination. While the PRO 15 features a glass touchpad, the PRO 17 opts for a conventional model with a built-in fingerprint reader. Both comply with Microsoft’s Precision standard.

 

Availability information

The recommended base configuration of the XMG PRO 15 and XMG PRO 17 starts with the options of Intel’s Core i7-10870H, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q and the 300 Hz Full HD IPS display. Prices are starting from € 1,949 (PRO 15) and € 1,979 (PRO 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 February.


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