A new class of devices celebrated its premiere at the last IFA in 2019: Many manufacturers tried their hand at laptops with high-end equipment that were intended to appeal to both gamers and creative professionals. One of the models presented at the time was the XMG Fusion 15 from the German manufacturer Schenker, which is now getting a successor.
Logically, the new model presents itself with updated components. When it comes to the graphics card, you have the choice between a GeForce RTX 3070 and a 3060, and an Intel Core i7-11800H is used as the CPU. According to the press release, XMG apparently deliberately avoided the hybrid design of the 12th generation.
Depending on the equipment selected, there is also between 8 and 64 GB DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. Additional usable memory can be retrofitted via a free M.2 slot. Prices start at 1,499 euros.
The new model comes in a slightly larger magnesium case (35.6 x 23.4 x 2.17 cm), the weight remains practically the same at 1.94 kg. The cooling concept has also been revised: The fans are larger, so they rotate more slowly and have a deeper sound, which is less annoying. Under gaming load, the volume should be at a well-tolerated 42 dB.
The 15.6-inch IPS display offers a resolution of 2,560×1,440 pixels at 165 Hz – with the predecessor from 2019 you had to make do with Full HD.
The opto-mechanical keyboard with tactile silent switches, N-key rollover and RGB individual key lighting as well as the 93 Wh battery, which is screwed on but replaceable, were carried over from the previous model. “Intelligent” charging is now carried out via an integrated chip in order to extend the service life of the battery.
Other features include 2.5 Gigabit LAN and Wi-Fi 6, three USB-A 3.2 ports, Thunderbolt 4 with integrated USB-C 4.0 and DisplayPort functionality, HDMI 2.1, a full-size SD card reader and a 2-in-1 audio connector.
You can find more information on the XMG homepage.
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