If you’re looking for the most powerful portable gaming machine for gaming, XMG APEX 15 is what you should look into.
XMG Apex 15
Packed with AMD’s most powerful mainstream processor, Ryzen 9-3950x, a 16-Core 32-Threads beast, and Nvidia RTX 2070 GPU, XMG Apex 15 can run all AAA title games above 60 fps without breaking a sweat.
Powering such components requires an adequate cooling solution, and Apex 15 has that covered with 6 huge heat pipes to draw the heat off of CPU and GPU.
XMG Apex 15 vs Intel i9-9900k vs Zephyrus G14
Linus from LinusTechTips reviewed the XMG APEX 15 and benchmarked it against the Zephyrus G14 and the desktop version of Intel Core i9-9900k.
The XMG APEX 15 even beat the Core i9-9900k. But, the 9900k was better than XMG APEX 15 in single-threaded performance by only 5%.
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The Apex 15 is also equipped with a wide variety of ports for connectivity and productivity. 3 ports for external displays. Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 – 3.0 – 3.2 ports, headphone jack and more.
Another remarkable feature of XMG Apex 15 is its display.
It comes with a 144Hz IPS panel for a smoother gaming experience.
- Display: 15.6″ Full HD IPS | 144 Hz | non-glare Display
- Chipset: AMD B450 Chipset
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3500 | 16 cores/32 threads | 65 watts
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 | 8 GB GDDR6
- Ports: Display, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, DP via USB-C connection: direct, 1x USB-A 2.0, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen2 | 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen2 | 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 (DisplayPort: yes, Power Delivery: no) | 1x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 (supports G-SYNC-compatible monitor) | 1x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP 2.2) | 1x microSD card reader | Realtek Gigabit LAN |
- Memory: 2x DDR4 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 64 GB
- Storage: 1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express 3.0 x4 or SATA III, 1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express 2.0 x4, 1x 2.5″ SSD/HDD (7 mm)
- Keyboard: Backlit keyboard with numeric keypad, 15 colour options
- Area Fingerprint Reader
- 361 x 258 x 32.5 mm (W x D x H)
- Ca. 2.6 kg
- 230 watts Power Brick
- Changeable 62 Wh Li-Ion-battery
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Despite being the most powerful portable machine, the XMG Apex 15 cannot be compared with the desktop version on AMD Ryzen 9-3950X, as it runs in echo mode which uses only 65watt TDP compared to 105-watt TDP of the desktop Ryzen 9-3950x.
None the less, it is still the most powerful laptop out there at the time of writing and if you are one of those who like to game on the go, this is the laptop for you. Although it is on a bit of a heavy side; compared to the desktop versions of the same laptop, it is cost-effective and portable.
On regular days it can be used as a desktop with extra 3 monitors connected for productivity.