XPG Xenia Xe is an office laptop model in the mid-range segment. Powered by the latest generation chip developed by Intel, it gives users a level of performance that is fast and efficient. Will this plus help XPG Xenia Xe compete well in the mid-range laptop market? The answer will be in today’s article.
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Specifications of XPG Xenia Xe
- CPU: Intel Core i7-1165G7
- GPUs: Intel Iris Xe
- RAM: 16GB
- Memory: 1TB NVMe SSD
- Screen: 15.6-inch, 1080p
- Size: 13.98 x 9.06 x 0.59 inches
- Mass: 1.65 kg
XPG Xenia Vehicle: Configuration Selection
At the time of writing, XPG Xenia Xe was released with 2 configuration versions, 1 with Intel Core i5-1135G7 chip and 1 with Intel Core i7-1165G7 chip. The version of our review machine uses the second configuration type, and has a RAM capacity of 16GB and is equipped with a 1TB SSD.
The version using the Core i5 chip reduces the amount of RAM to 8GB but keeps the SSD capacity at 1TB. Both versions are equipped with a 15.6-inch IPS touch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
XPG Xenia Vehicle: Design
XPG Xenia Xe owns a minimalist and neutral design language. The surface of the body of the laptop is smooth, with a system of heat sinks located on the bottom and back edges and the connection ports divided equally on the two sides. The laptop is not printed with many brands, mainly in the only XPG logo located on the lid. Located on the keyboard set, there is also a ventilation slot system, this is a design not often found in even the best Ultrabook lines on the market.
XPG Xenia Xe owns a fairly thin size despite being a high-performance work laptop. With a 3-dimensional size of 13.98 x 9.06 x 0.59 inches, the device is thinner than some of the 13 and 14-inch laptop models we’ve reviewed. For example, Xenia Xe has a more compact appearance than the MSI Prestige 14 Evo (12.6 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches), Razer Book 13 (11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches).
The machine is equipped with many connection ports and is placed in a convenient location. The left side of the laptop is equipped with 1 Thunderbolt 4 port, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port and 1 HDMI port. Meanwhile, on the right side there is an additional Thunderbolt 4 port, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Kensington lock slot.
Overall, XPG Xenia Xe is an office laptop model with good build quality and high level of finishing, giving users a solid feeling when holding it in the hand.
XPG Xenia Vehicle: Performance
XPG Xenia Xe is equipped with Intel Core i7-1165G7 chip. In this article, we will compare the performance of the machine with the Razer Book 13 and the MSI Prestige 14 Evo, both equipped with a more powerful chip, the Intel Core i7-1185G7. The machine has very good multitasking performance, allowing me to easily interact with more than 30 Chrome tabs without any lag.
Using Geekbench 5 to measure the overall performance of laptop models, Xenia Xe has single- and multi-core performance scores of 1583 and 5784 respectively. This result is just enough to beat competitors including including competitors. including the MSI Prestige 14 Evo (1563 and 5660 points) and the Razer Book 13 (1556 and 5495 points).
In the data exchange speed test, with the aim of measuring the speed with which the machine can copy a file weighing 25GB, the Xenia Xe achieved outstanding results compared to other models. The SSD of the machine has an average data exchange rate of 1211.9 MBps, faster than the Prestige 14 Evo (999.3 MBps) and Razer Book 13 (479 MBps).
In the video transcoding speed test with the Handbrake application, Xenia Xe completed the conversion of a video at 4K to 1080p in 13 minutes and 36 seconds. This completion time is faster than the Razer Book 13 (14 minutes 46 seconds), but worse than the Prestige 14 Evo (12 minutes 27 seconds).
XPG Xenia Vehicle: Monitor
XPG Xenia Xe is equipped with a 15.6-inch diagonal IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The screen of the machine has good brightness and color display, but the image quality is somewhat reduced due to no anti-glare treatment.
In our test, Xenia Xe’s screen covered 76.7% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, lower than the Surface Laptop 4 (77.8%) and Prestige 14 (78.9%). Razer Book 13 is the laptop capable of displaying the most vivid colors, with a recorded result of 80.7%.
In the brightness test, both Xenia Xe and Razer Book 13 models have similar brightness indexes, with the recorded result of 436 nit. Surface Laptop 4 is the laptop that comes in second with a brightness index of 334 nit, while the Prestige 14 Evo comes in last with a result of 284 nit.
XPG Xenia Xe: Keyboard and touchpad
XPG Xenia Xe is equipped with a full-size keyboard. The keys of the keyboard set have a 1.2 mm deep travel, which is a bit low compared to the standard level in the market, which somewhat reduces the actual input experience.
The touchpad of the device has a length of 2 sides of 4.6 x 2.7 inches. The surface of the touchpad is smooth, allowing me to easily control the mouse pointer to interact with different applications on the Windows 10 operating system.
XPG Xenia Vehicle: Battery life
Even when compared to other Evo standard laptops on the market, XPG Xenia Xe still possesses an impressive battery life. In our test, the device can last 15 hours and 56 minutes after continuously surfing the web over wifi, with the screen brightness set at 150 nit. The result of this battery life is 3 hours longer than other laptops we tested in the article, including the MSI Prestige 14 Evo.
XPG Xenia Xe: Heat dissipation
The body surface temperature of the XPG Xenia Xe remained stable throughout our testing, specifically after streaming an HD video for 15 minutes.
After this time, the touchpad area of the machine has a recorded temperature of 28 degrees Celsius, while the center of the keyboard reaches 30 degrees. The chassis area of XPG Xenia Xe has a slightly higher temperature, recorded at 34.4 degrees Celsius. The location with the highest temperature of XPG Xenia Xe in this test is in the area of the air vents, with the highest level. The measured temperature is 44 degrees Celsius.
XPG Xenia Vehicle: Software
XPG pre-loads several utility software into Xenia Xe, including Intel’s Graphics Command Center, NUC Software Studio, and NUC Audio Studio. Intel Graphics Command Center is an application that allows users to manually change settings related to the display, set up keyboard shortcuts to cycle through different screen settings, and record screen videos.
NUC Software Studio allows users to set up facial recognition via webcam, from which the laptop will automatically turn on or off if you get close.
Sold in the mid-range segment, XPG Xenia Xe is a work laptop model with an eye-catching and modern design. Possessing a level of speed performance, it allows users to quickly complete any variety of workloads in a short amount of time. In addition to the impressive performance that the machine delivers, the XPG Xenia Xe also has a long battery life. If you are looking for a work laptop with stable and reliable performance, then the XPG Xenia Xe will be a great choice.
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- High speed SSD drive
- Long battery life
- Good quality speakerphone
- Speed performance
- High price compared to the segment
- The screen is not treated with anti-glare
- The keyboard is not too comfortable