XMG CORE 14
The XMG CORE 14 takes ultra-portable gaming to a new level. As the smallest and lightest gaming laptop in the XMG brand’s history, the 14 inch all-rounder has plenty of power for all popular esports titles, and more. A bright, high quality display, paired with a comprehensive array of connections and all-round modern equipment features, make for the ultimate versatile and portable package. The elegant XMG CORE 14 follows a discrete design brief and offers an optimum balance of efficiency and gaming performance, thanks to Intel’s 11th generation core processors and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 Max-P graphics card.
For the ultimate gaming experience, the laptop features a 120Hz anti-glare, high quality IPS panel. This not only provides vibrant, rich colours, good black levels and high contrast, but also a silky-smooth gaming experience on the inbuilt display.
The XMG CORE 14 not only integrates up to 64 GB DDR4 memory with a maximum clock frequency of 3200 MHz, but also has an M.2 slot connected via PCI Express 4.0, supporting the latest and fastest SSDs. The keyboard offers a multilevel adjustable white LED backlight and precise, pressure point reactive keystrokes. This is complimented by a neatly integrated touchpad with a precise action. An HD webcam on the upper display bezel provides a favourable recording angle in video chats, as well as fully supporting Windows Hello login functionality.
Full HD IPS Display
120 Hz | non-glare
max. Intel Core i7-1165G7
2.8 – 4.7 GHz | 4 cores/8 threads
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
4 GB GDDR6 Memory
max. 64 GB RAM
2x SO-DIMM DDR4 | 3200 MHz
Intel Tiger Lake CPUs in performance mode
Intel’s latest Tiger Lake 11th Core generation processors are manufactured using the advanced 10nm process. With four cores and eight threads, the latest evolutionary stage of the Core architecture delivers ample gaming and multimedia performance, without sacrificing efficiency. This not only ensures longer battery life, but also quieter operation.
The customized cooling system of the XMG CORE 14 provides maximum TDP rated speed and performance, resulting in a decisive FPS gain, especially in CPU-heavy games. This solution allows a choice of CPUs in two price/performance brackets – the Intel Core i5-1135G7 and the more powerful Core i7-1165G7.
Esports-Ready thanks to fully developed GeForce GTX 1650
Optimum performance at an attractive price: The XMG CORE 14 is also committed to this concept with regard to the graphics card. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 is the performance-focused Max-P variant, running in the maximum possible TGP envelope of 50 watts. In this configuration, the supposedly less powerful graphics card keeps even the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q in its rear view mirror.
The performance is easily sufficient to run the most popular e-sports games such as CS: GO, Rocket League or Fortnite at high frame rates: optimal conditions for taking full advantage of the 120 Hz fast display.
The most compact XMG gaming laptop ever
The XMG CORE 14, with its compact and slim chassis, weighs less than 1.5 kg – especially impressive considering its mid-range performance components. At just 324.9 x 255 x 17.6 mm, the laptop is the most portable gaming model in the entire XMG product portfolio. Gaming always and everywhere? No problem with the XMG CORE 14!
Thanks to its modern feature set, this lightweight also meets the special requirements of creative professionals: the brand new integrated Intel Xe graphics unit, in addition to the GeForce GTX 1650, not only ensures particularly battery-friendly operation in multimedia and office applications, but also offers hardware acceleration for the latest video codecs.
Elegant undercover gaming design
Characteristic of the XMG CORE series is the intentional avoidance of overly aggressive design elements. The XMG CORE 14 continues this undercover gaming trend. With its stylishly understated midnight blue chassis and a sandblasted aluminium display cover, the laptop exudes timeless elegance and clear lines.
This aesthetic does not compromise strength; the chassis is extremely robust and designed to a high torsional rigidity level. This is achieved with a solid base unit formed from high quality plastics, with each section designed to fit together with strong and minimal gap joins.
14-inch laptop with top connectivity
Even though the XMG CORE 14 is classes as a compact class model, it still provides a range of connections: Thunderbolt 4 with Power Delivery and DisplayPort function, USB-C 3.2 Gen2, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and two USB-A 3.2. The CORE 14 has everything a flexible all-round laptop needs and can be easily expanded with a docking station, external monitors or other peripherals.
In addition to using the normal power supply connection, charging is also possible via the Type-C connection of the Thunderbolt 4 port. A full-size SD card reader, 2-in-1 audio port for gaming headsets and fast Wi-Fi 6 are also provided.
|” In any case, there are hardly any devices in the 14-inch segment that can boast a comparable gaming performance. “
|” I was actually very impressed with the XMG CORE 14, the combination of the 1165G7 and that GTX 1650 gpu make it a really powerful laptop I think and quite useful for people that do say Premiere editing on the go. “
14.0″ Full HD IPS | 120 Hz | 300 nits | non-glare
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | 2.4 – 4.2 GHz | 4 cores/8 threads | 8 MB cache | 28 watts
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | 2.8 – 4.7 GHz | 4 cores/8 threads | 12 MB cache | 28 watts
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 | 80/96 Execution Units (i5/i7) | integrated
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 | 4 GB GDDR6 | dedicated
Display, HDMI, USB-C connection: Intel Iris Xe
2x DDR4 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 64 GB, up to 3200 MHz
1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express 4.0 x4 or PCI-Express 3.0 x4
High Definition Audio
Microphone with noise cancelling
Sound Blaster Cinema 6
White backlit keyboard
Microsoft Precision Touchpad, two integrated buttons
Realtek Gigabit LAN
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax + Bluetooth 5
HD webcam (Windows Hello compatible)
1x Thunderbolt 4/USB-C 4.0 Gen3×1 (DisplayPort 1.4a: yes, Power Delivery: yes*)
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 (DisplayPort: no, Power Delivery: no)
2x USB-A 3.2 Gen1
1x HDMI 1.4b (with HDCP)
1x 2-in-1 audio (headphone + mic)
1x RJ45 Port (LAN)
1x SD card reader
Display lid made of metal
Display frame, top and bottom case made of plastic
140° display opening angle
324.9 x 225 x 17.6 mm (W x D x H)
ca. 1.45 kg
Changeable 49 Wh Li-Ion battery (internally screwed)
Included in box
Laptop (incl. battery), power supply, driver CD/USB-stick, manual