Intriguing news has been released regarding the newest APEX-series laptops from Schenker’s renowned gaming brand, XMG. Unexpectedly, the CORE line will now be replaced by the APEX line as the entry-level range.
Despite this tweak, the newly released M23 versions are expected to give mid- to upper-mid-range performance. This is made possible by the availability of graphics choices with a 115W TGP (Total Graphics Power), which can be increased by up to 25W via the Dynamic Boost function, allowing the mobile RTX 40-series to have a maximum power rating of 140W.
Furthermore, the APEX series is not only a redesign; it features a redesigned chassis with notable cooling improvements and a user-serviceable design boasting two DDR5 and PCIe Gen 44 slots. Future versions that use AMD Phoenix platforms and support WQHD displays will be built on the M23 design, in particular.
90% of the sRGB color spectrum is covered by the 144Hz, 300-nit FHD IPS matte screens that come with the APEX 15 and 17 models. Although there is only one USB type-C (3.2 Gen 2) connector, there are separate headphone and microphone connections as well as a full-sized SD card reader.
The APEX M23 laptops have HDMI 2.1 and mini-DisplayPort 1.4a connectors with G-SYNC capability on the back, as well as a Gigabit Ethernet connection. It should be noted that these laptops tend to be entry-level, with a plastic-based build. Also APEX 15 and 17 will feature keyboards with a more typical ISO layout and “normal” Enter keys in their retail versions, it’s crucial to note.
Excitingly, the XMG APEX 17 and 15 laptops are anticipated to be on pre-order shortly, with a minimum of 16GB RAM. The APEX 17 will cost $1,383 (€1,299), while the APEX 15 will cost $1,489 (€1,399).