Yesterday, Schenker announced the launch of its brand new XMG APEX and XMG FOCUS series gaming laptops. The laptops are aimed at the mainstream and entry-level segment and will be powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5000 & Intel’s 11th Gen CPUs.
The XMG APEX and FOCUS lineups are brand new additions to the XMG family and with its XMG Apex, Schenkar plans to offer a new mainstream lineup below its high-end NEO and PRO series while featuring AMD Ryzen 5000H ‘Cezanne’ CPUs and up to GeForce RTX 3070 GPUs.
XMG APEX (M21): AMD Ryzen 5000H CPUs With Up To NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Graphics
The XMG APEX lineup is completely designed with the AMD Ryzen 5000H platform and will be available in two laptop configurations, a 17-inch, and a 15-inch variant. In terms of CPU power, we are getting options to select from the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (45W) or the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (54W TDP).
Both of these above-mentioned CPUs are 8 core and 16 thread variants with the Ryzen 7 operating at 3.2 GHz base and 4.4 GHz boost clocks while the Ryzen 9 operates at 3.3 GHz base and 4.6 GHz boost clocks.
In terms of GPU we are getting option to select from an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (125W + 15W Dynamic Boost 2.0) or the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (115W + 15W Dynamic Boost 2.0).
Other notable specifications include up to two SODIMM slots with up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 capacities, 2 M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe slots (x4 lanes each), 49Wh exchangeable battery and a 144 Hz IPS display on both variants.
XMG APEX Laptops Gallery:
XMG FOCUS (M21): Intel 11th Gen Core i7-11800H With NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Graphics
Let’s come to the XMG FOCUS, the lineup is aimed at an entry-level segment and comes in a single CPU/GPU option but two laptop variants, a 17-inch and a 15-inch version. This lineup is completely built around Intel processors and comes with the Intel Core i7-11800H which is an 8 core and 16 thread model which operates at a base clock of 2.30 GHz and boosts up to 4.60 GHz at its 45W+ TDP.
For this entry-level option, the manufacturer has offered only the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti discrete graphics chip. This chip is set with a TGP of up to 75W (60W + 15 Dynamic Boost 2.0).
Other notable features include two SODIMM slots for up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 capacities, an M.2 NVMe slot for PCIe 3.0 SSDs, a 2.5″ SATA SSD/HDD, and a full-format keyboard. For I/O we have three USB-A ports, one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port, Mini DisplayPort, an HDCP-capable HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, and WiFi6.
XMG FOCUS Laptops Gallery:
|XMG FOCUS (M21)||XMG APEX (M21)||XMG APEX (M21)||Sensor|
|CPU Benchmarks||Intel Core i7-11800H||Ryzen 7 5800H|
|CPU Sustained All-Core Power Limit||55 Watt||54 Watt||CPU Package Power|
|Cinebench R20 Multi Score||4641||4887|
|GPU Benchmarks||RTX 3050 Ti||RTX 3060||RTX 3070|
|GPU Sustained Power Limit||75 Watt||130 Watt||140 Watt||GPU Power|
|GPU Sustained Temperature||81°C||86°C||87°C||GPU Temperature|
|3DMark Time Spy Score||5991||8499||10622|
|3DMark Time Spy CPU Score||5609||7756||9574|
|3DMark Time Spy Graphics||9766||8646||10832|
|3DMark Time Spy Stress Test||97.4%||97.9%||97.5%|