XPG has given us a glimpse at the new hardware it intends to launch during CES 2021 next week. Besides PC components and new software, one of XPG's main highlights will be an Intel Xe powered gaming ultrabook.
The XPG Xenia Xe is a gaming ultrabook designed in collaboration with Intel, featuring a 15.6-inch IPS panel with a FullHD resolution and an 87% screen-body ratio. Equipped with an XPG 1TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD and either an Intel 11th Gen Core i5-1135G7 or i7-1165G7 processor with Iris Xe Graphics, the Xenia Xe has a maximum battery life of 16 hours. The “premium and elegant CNC anodized aluminium chassis” gives the laptop a modern and minimalistic design, measuring 11mm at its thinnest and weighing 1.65Kg.
XPG is also getting ready to launch two new applications. The XPG Prime is used to connect multiple XPG devices so users can conveniently customise lighting effects, RGB, and the device's functions. The other application is XPG Grit, a training software application that helps users push themselves to the next level in FPS games. Through the use of “training modules and analysis”, users will train their skills in different scenarios while the software gathers data of their training sessions. Based on the data collected, the software will then suggest the settings to use and which exercises will help users improve.
At CES 2021, XPG will also be showing two mid-tower chassis: the Defender Pro E-ATX and the Starker Air ATX. We already talked about the Defender Pro, which we considered a “solid mid-tower chassis with great airflow that shouldn’t break the bank”. The Starker Air is an airflow focused version of the original Starker, featuring an innovative dust filter, vertical VGA installation, mesh front panel, and ARGB. The Starker Air will be available in both black or white.
There's also a new AIO liquid cooler from XPG coming up. The Levante Pro will take advantage of XPG Nidec-powered Vento Pro 120 PWM fans and Asetek's 7th generation pump with PWM control to cool the massive 360mm radiator. Additionally, it will come with a 2.1-inch LCD display on the pump cap, allowing users to monitor their system components, or display customised images and GIFs.
XPG will also focus on portable storage, introducing the SD Express Card and the SE900G RGB external SSD. The SD Express Card is expected to be available in Q2 2021, and will be compliant with the new SD7.0 specification and support PCIe Gen3x1, offering read/write speeds of up to 880/400MBps. The rugged SE900G RGB external SSD will be even faster through the use of its USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface, delivering read//write speeds of up to 2000Mbps.
KitGuru says: What do you think about the Xenia Xe gaming ultrabook? Will you be checking out the CES 2021 announcements next week?