Laptops with claims to be able to game are aplenty. Then you unplug them from the wall and are left with a different experience than you have with it tethered to the wall. That's not the case in every situation, and given the power draw of some of these units, it is understandable, but also rather annoying.
ADATA came to the rescue for me in this regard with their latest XPG XENIA 14. This ultrabook is quite capable and offers exactly the same performance when you are on the bus as it does at your desk. Equipped with the Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU, it has enough computational heft for your daily needs, and thanks to the 96 EUs of the Intel Iris Xe onboard GPU, it is capable of some modest gaming too. At the same time, this unit weighs in at less than a kilogram, making it easy to carry around everywhere.
The "ultrabook" thing belongs to Intel; their CPU, a certain size, and an SSD. The XPG XENIA 14 is XPG's take on Intel's reference coupled with their expertise on memory and SSDs and their access to higher-bin parts, which makes the most out of Intel's design and improves on it.
|Model:||XPG XENIA 14|
|Size:||12.125 x 8.375 x 0.625 in.|
|Processor:||Intel Core i7-1165G7|
2.80 GHz (4.70 GHz Turbo)
1920x1200, 60 Hz IPS 100% sRGB
|Operating System:||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Integrated Graphics:||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Memory:||32 GB (2x 16 GB) 3200 MHz|
2x SO-DIMM slots (both slots are occupied)
|Storage:||ADATA GAMMIX S50 Lite 512 GB NVMe SSD|
|Connectivity:||1x HDMI 2.0b|
1x USB 3 Gen 2 Type-C
2x USB 3 Gen 1 Type-A
1x Thunderbolt 4
1x Card Reader (UHS-I, SD/SDHC/SDXC)
1x 3.5 mm audio combo jack
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
|Audio:||Realtek (R) Audio|
|Input device:||Multi-touch trackpad |
|Power:||65 W AC adapter|
54 Wh battery