Is Xe Gaming Performance As Good As XPG Suggests?
The XPG XENIA 14 is 14″ ultrabook that weighs under a kilogram, and is touted as offering decent gaming performance regardless if it is running on battery or plugged into mains. Inside is an Intel Core i7-1165G7 which can hit 4.70 GHz Turbo and contains 96 EUs of Intel Iris Xe graphics, 32 GB of dual channel DDR4-3200 and a ADATA GAMMIX S50 Lite 512 GB NVMe SSD for storage. It is also worth noting that the 14″ display is a 60Hz IPS display with a resolution of 1920×1200.
The I/O on this ultraportable are surprisingly numerous, with HDMI 2.0b, one USB 3 Gen 2 Type-C, two USB 3 Gen 1 Type-A and a Thunderbolt 4 port, no wired NIC though; Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 and Bluetooth 5.1 will handle your networking. Another common thing the XPG XENIA 14 doesn’t have is bloatware, it ships with a single app called Prime Lite, which handles target fan speeds, RGBs and a handful of other system features, but nothing else.
TechPowerUp found the XPG XENIA 14 to be a great ultraportable laptop, with impressive battery life for such a light machine but in no way is it a gaming laptop. The Intel Xe was adept at handling video streams but if you are hoping to game you will need to be picky as to the games you try and the settings you implement. Check out the full review here.