Taiwan's longtime memory company, one of the largest in the field of chip making itself, has quickly begun to evolve into the world of high-end gaming equipment in recent years with a young sub-brand called XPG - and now it is time to make the move with relatively simple means like mice, keyboards and headphones For much more sophisticated and complex products: Whole computers.
ADATA, like many similar manufacturers in the field, can no longer ignore the prestige and profitability of gaming systems - and decides to try its luck with a first-of-its-kind laptop XPG XENIA. Yes, it's all in capital letters, otherwise how do you know that this is a kicking, fast and furious gaming product?
Relatively surprising, ADATA decided not to contact Clevo, which is responsible for the production of gaming models for a large number of boutique companies in the field, or to Chinese giant Foxconn (which is responsible for the production of gaming models for HP, Dell and a number of other companies) - It is precisely the chipmaker Intel, Which last year launched its first reference model for the gaming field in collaboration with Chinese TongFang, under the nickname QC7.
Confused? We will briefly explain that the vast majority of laptops in the market are not manufactured by the major international brands we know, but by a number of manufacturing companies in China and Taiwan who do the black technical work on contracting production lines - and while the main PCs make their own personal design and development for their gaming gamers. More modest companies usually choose to adopt a general reference design developed by another entity and give it a dedicated external finishing and branding, plus responsibility for the marketing and logistics of the new piece.
That's exactly what ADATA chose to do as its first step in this wild and new world, as requested - and so we get the XPG XENIA mobile that offers almost the same technical features to some Mobile Others launched last year, like the Eluktronics MAG 15, theFusion 15 of Schenker, the Maingear Element and the Vapor 15 Pro of Aftershock PC.
The ADATA and Intel laptop will be offered with a lightweight, unique magnesium alloy shell of 20.5 millimeters and a total weight of slightly less than 15.6 inches, with consumers choosing between a base model with hexagonal Core i7-9750H, memory DDR4 Up to 32GB in size, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card and NVMe SX8200 Pro (of ADATA itself) in one terabyte, and an advanced model with the same Core i7-9750H processor, the same agile storage in terabyte, the same memory DDR4 Up to 2,666MHz at up to 32GB and video card type GeForce RTX 2070 in cost-effective Max-Q configuration.
Both XPG XENIA versions will enjoy a connection Thunderbolt 3 single fast, connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ax Duplicate Channels, Panel IPS 15.6-inch 1080p resolution with up to 144 Hz refresh rate, opto-mechanical keyboard and generous 94 watt-hour battery, which is the maximum capacity for aircraft use in common international standards.
The hardware of the XENIA models may betray the fact that ADATA joins the celebration late, but for us it's a positive step nonetheless - given the relative popularity of the other manufacturer's products in the local market, plus we don't know of any other home-based mobile Intel Available for purchase in Israel, we have reason to hope that this model is the one that will eventually land in the country and add some competition in the local landscape. At this moment we have not yet met a store in Israel that offers the XPG XENIA for sale, but we will continue to follow hopeless optimism and will keep you updated as this situation changes.