XMG has introduced its first slim and light 14-inch budget gaming laptops with the new Core 14 models. The machines are powered by Intel’s Tiger Lake CPUs. Schenker and TUXEDO are also offering similar models, but the devices come with slightly different specs.
XMG offers the Core i5-1135G7 and Core i7-1165G7 quad-core CPUs with integrated Iris Xe GPUs for its core 14. It is a budget gaming laptop, so it comes with a GTX 1650 Max-P discrete GPU with 4 GB GDDR6. It is expandable up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and also can be taken up to 2 TB of NVMe PCIe 4.0 / 3.0 X4 SSDs.
The list of specifications include:
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | 2.4 – 4.2 GHz | 4 cores/8 threads | 8 MB cache | 28 watts
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | 2.8 – 4.7 GHz | 4 cores/8 threads | 12 MB cache | 28 watts
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 | 96 Execution Units | integrated
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 | 4 GB GDDR6 | dedicated
Display, HDMI, USB-C connection: Intel Iris Xe
2x DDR4 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 64 GB, up to 3200 MHz
1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express 4.0 x4 or PCI-Express 3.0 x4
High Definition Audio
Microphone with noise canceling
Sound Blaster Cinema 6
1x Thunderbolt 4/USB-C 4.0 Gen3x2 (DisplayPort 1.4a: yes, Power Delivery: yes*)
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 (DisplayPort: no, Power Delivery: no)
2x USB-A 3.2 Gen1
1x HDMI 2.0b (with HDCP)
1x 2-in-1 audio (headphone + mic)
1x RJ45 Port (LAN)
1x SD card reader
Schenker’s Media 14 laptop on the other hand offers similar specs but comes with an optional dGPU and Sound Blaster Cinema 6 audio card. And the TUXEDO Book XP14 on the other hand is primarily available with pre-installed Linux distributions.