Catapult yourself to the pinnacle of performance with the XMG XENITH 17: with the strongest hardware that can possibly be used in a gaming laptop you are sure to give yourself a crucial advantage when doing virtual battle. Separate lighting elements on the housing make for a sensational appearance, which is perfectly complemented by the device's programmable anti-ghosting keyboard with RGB backlighting. XMG ZENITH 17 – the peak of performance!

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Intel's latest Core desktop processors are breaking into an entirely new performance class: the processors used in XMG gaming laptops have six cores at their disposal. They offer you more than enough power for all current and future games and perform easily even under the most demanding use cases such as video rendering.


The new NVIDIA graphics cards with pascal architecture take gaming to the next level! With twice the performance of the previous generation and optimised computational algorithms, they are ideal for virtual reality and multi-screen systems. Go for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or even double the performance with two GTX 1080 via SLI. Sky is the limit!


In addition to the fast 120 Hz gaming display with a response time of 5 ms and WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), the UHD display also offers optimal display quality with its IPS panel (3840 x 2160 pixels) and a particularly high sRGB colour gamut. In both cases, G-SYNC ensures an exceptionally smooth image display.


Thanks to the four available RAM slots it is possible to equip up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory. This means that even when running multiple demanding programs, there will be more than enough memory at your disposal. Gaming and streaming at the same time? Ez!


Do you need storage? A lot of storage? Then look no further: no less than four hard drives, respectively SSDs, can be installed. Two classic 2.5 inch slots have been supplemented with three state of the art M.2 slots. RAID support is of course built in.


All M.2 slots are future-proof thanks to PCI-Express connection. SSDs with reading speeds of over 3 GB/s are standard for the high end segment nowadays. Thanks to RAID and Intel Optane support the end of the “performance road” lies faraway.


Besides usual suspects like USB-A or HDMI ports you also have USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, two Mini DisplayPorts and connection types that are already a dying breed in the competition, such as RJ45 (LAN), card reader and comprehensive audio connections.


The powerful 2.1 Sound system speaks for itself with its impressive level stability at high volumes. The clarity of the high and mid tones is optimally complemented by the crisp bass of the subwoofer to create an impressive soundscape.


The keyboard gives you a precise point of pressure and thanks to its excellent responsivity makes clearly defined inputs possible even during the most hectic on-screen battles. Concave keycaps and anti-ghosting ensure a high level of accuracy when typing and prevent misentry. The RGB LED illumination can be colour customised across three separate zones and can be configured with different effects.




In the XMG ZENITH 17 the following graphic cards are available:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 | 8GB GDDR5X
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (SLI) | 8GB GDDR5X
The following features are supported by the graphic cards:
  • NVIDIA PhysX
  • NVIDIA BatteryBoost
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost 3.0
  • NVIDIA Ansel
  • NVIDIA ShadowPlay
  • NVIDIA WhisperMode
  • NVIDIA GeForce Experience
  • NVIDIA Surround
  • DirectX 12
  • Vulkan 1.0
  • OpenGL 4.6
  • OpenCL 1.2
  • Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR)
  • Virtual Reality (VR Ready)
The XMG ZENITH 17 does not support NVIDIA Optimus. The internal and external graphics output is directly from the NVIDIA graphics card.The following are the maximum supported resolutions:
  • Mini-DisplayPort 1.4:
    1080p@240Hz, 1440p@240Hz, 1600p@200Hz, 4K@120Hz, 5K@60Hz, 8K@60Hz (mit DSC)
  • HDMI 2.0:
    1080p@240Hz, 1440p@120Hz, 1600p@120Hz, 4K@60Hz
All external connections can be used simultaneously to the internal display.
  • 17.3″ WQHD 120Hz/5ms | non-glare | G-SYNC
  • 17.3″ UHD (4K) IPS | non-glare | G-SYNC
The Maximum opening angle of the display is approximately 115°.
  • Intel Z370 Chipset
The XMG ZENITH 17 supports the following desktop Processors:
  • Intel Core i5-8400 | 2,8 - 4,0 GHz | 6 Cores / 6 Threads | 9 MB Cache | 65 Watt
  • Intel Core i7-8700 | 3,2 - 4,6 GHz | 6 Cores/ 12 Threads | 12 MB Cache | 65 Watt
  • Intel Core i5-8600K | 3,6 - 4,3 GHz | 6 Cores / 6 Threads | 9 MB Cache | 95 Watt
  • Intel Core i7-8700K | 3,7 - 4,7 GHz | 6 Cores / 12 Threads | 12 MB Cache | 95 Watt
  • Intel Core i7-8700 | 3,2 - 4,6 GHz | 6 Cores / 12 Threads | 12 MB Cache | 65 Watt | delidded
  • Intel Core i7-8700K | 3,7 - 4,7 GHz | 6 Cores / 12 Threads | 12 MB Cache | 95 Watt | delidded
  • 4x 260 Pins SO-DIMM Sockel, Dual Channel, up to 64GB of upgradeable memory
  • 2x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express x4 (NVMe-Support) or SATA III
  • 1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express x4 (NVMe-Support)
  • 2x 2,5″ (7-9,5 mm) SSD/HDD
Both HDD slots can also be operated as RAID 0/1.
  • High Definition Audio
  • S/PDIF-Ausgang (optical)
  • Microphone with noise cancelling
  • 2.1 speaker system
  • Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming 360
  • Support for external 7.1-Sound
  • ESS SABRE HiFi DAC for high resolution headphone audio
  • Multicoloured LED Backlit Keyboard with three configurable lighting zones, numeric keypad and Anti-Ghosting
  • Touch Pad with Multi-gesture, scroll function and two soft-touch buttons
The XMG ZENITH 17 chassis is designed for easy maintenance. On the bottom there is a removable panel which when removed gives direct access to the cooling system and the underlying CPU socket. Next to it are two RAM slots, the wireless module and the CMOS battery. The other two RAM slots are located under the keyboard.

Hard drive, SSD and RAM upgrades are easy to carry out. The battery is removable and can be replaced quickly if necessary.

The XMG ZENITH 17 chassis is designed so that it can efficiently dissipate heat from the desktop processor and the graphics card. Thus it is possible, because of this design both the processor and graphics card are able to run at very high utlisation rates for long periods whilst maintaining low temperatures for the class of Laptop. For permanent trouble-free operation, it is advisable to clean the fans and heatsinks at least twice a year to remove any dust. The CPU and GPU heatpipes are partially interconnected. This has the advantage that even with unilateral load (i.e Only CPU load), both fans will be active. The XMG ZENITH 17 has an intelligent and manually adjustable fan control, so that quiet operation is ensured in office use.

While other high-performance laptops are becoming thinner the cooling and performance of the components often suffers. The XMG ZENITH 17 is based on a contemporary interpretation of the classic gaming Laptop. By opting for desktop CPUs, the XMG ZENITH 17 offers unparalleled flexibility and high performance. The stable, torsion-resistant chassis and the high quality of the components used to make the XMG ZENITH 17 means it is the ultimate all-round Laptop for gamers and demanding professional users.
  • 5x USB-A 3.0 (1x powered)
  • 2x USB 3.1 Gen2 / Thunderbolt 3
  • 2x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 (supports G-SYNC-compatible monitor)
  • 1x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP)
  • 1x 2-in-1 Audio (headphone + S/PDIF optical)
  • 1x Mic-In
  • 1x Line-Out
  • 1x Line-In
  • 2x RJ45 Port (LAN) - Killer DoubleShot Pro
  • 1x 6-in-1-Card-Reader
  • Qualcomm 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Base-TX Ethernet LAN, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.2, Full HD Webcam
  • Kensington lock, TPM 2.0, Fingerprint Reader
  • 428 x 308 x 47,2 mm (W x D x H)
  • with GTX 1080: approx. 4,8 kgs incl. battery
  • with GTX 1080 SLI: approx. 5,5 kgs incl. battery
  • Lithium-Ion-Battery, 89Wh | 8 Cells
  • with GTX 1080: 330W power-supply
  • with GTX 1080 SLI: 2x 330W power-supply with converter-box
XMG ZENITH 17 Laptop, power supply + power cable, CD and USB flash drive with software and drivers, manual