XMG CORE 15 (Intel)

max. Full HD IPS Display

144 Hz | non-glare

Intel Core i7-10750H

2.6 – 5.0 GHz | 6 Cores/12 Threads

XMG CORE 15 Intel Gaming Laptop front

max. RTX 2060 Refresh

6 GB GDDR6-Memory

max. 64 GB RAM

2x SO-DIMM DDR4

Undercover gaming – better than ever before: the new XMG CORE 15 remains true to the key features of the model series and celebrates visual understatement with numerous detail improvements. The laptop now presents its simple elegance in a sleeker, lighter and more solid chassis. The attractive mobile device also makes a significant leap forward in terms of performance, defining the upper mid-range segment along new performance parameters. This is ensured not only by NVIDIA graphics cards up to the GeForce RTX 2060 refresh, but also by Intel’s six-core i7-10750H processor from the recently updated tenth core generation.

The optimized cooling system receives a significant upgrade. Despite the overall compacter dimensions, the XMG CORE 15 uses larger fans to cool the faster components not only more efficiently but also quieter. This ensures good temperatures and reliably high FPS in the demanding everyday gaming environment, whenever it matters. With up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM and two M.2 slots for fast, high-performance SSDs connected via PCI Express, the carefully configured gaming laptop is ideally equipped for current and upcoming challenges, and can hold even extensive game collections and large, personal multimedia libraries.

The input devices provide all functional features that really count in the gaming sector. The keyboard precisely converts every keystroke and supports the player with an precise pressure point and clear trigger feedback. These features also make it a reliable everyday companion for all typing tasks. If you don’t want to do without a moderate touch of RGB charm despite the emphasized simplicity of the elegant compact chassis, the keyboard offers an optional, multicolour controllable backlight. A generous touchpad with Microsoft Precision certification provides a lot of comfort for use off the playfield.

Sleek and robust undercover design

The XMG CORE 15 is all about understatement. Its significantly slimmer chassis is characterised by a streamlined design and a weight of less than 2 kg with an overall height of just under 20 mm. The robust laptop is made predominantly of metal and therefore impresses at the same time with its chassis concept with improved stability.

Thanks to its deliberately understated design and the absence of aggressive gaming design elements, it makes a sovereign impression even in everyday working life. Thanks to the attractive thin-bezel display, the screen-to-body ratio is 89 percent, which also contributes to a modern appearance.

Brilliant, high-contrast IPS displays

Full HD displays, each with a high-quality IPS panel, deliver rich colours including high sRGB colour space coverage, deep blacks and high contrast. Especially in critical, dark game scenes, all details remain clearly visible and the target is never out of sight.

The extended feature set of the bright displays includes a high viewing angle stability. Depending on the model installed, a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz enables particularly lively and smooth playback of moving content.

Impressive Full HD gaming – now also with Raytracing

In the top configuration, the XMG CORE 15 uses a GeForce RTX graphics chip from NVIDIA for the first time. In the revised refresh version, the RTX 2060 is not only able to supply the Full HD display of the laptop in demanding games with permanently high frames per second. It also gives the upper mid-range model series the ability to display thrilling real-time ray tracing effects.

NVIDIA’s new, AI-based DLSS 2.0 further enhances frame rates in a wide range of games at maximum quality settings. In the entry level configuration, NVIDIA’s Geforce GTX 1650 Ti is used, a high-performance graphics chip with an excellent price/performance ratio, which is particularly suitable for the fast display of current e-sports titles such as CS:GO, Valorant, or League of Legends with a high level of detail.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX ON Raytracing

Wide variety of external connections

If you want to connect your laptop to one or more external monitors at home, the XMG CORE 15 offers three connection options. There is a choice of two 5K and HDR-compatible Mini DisplayPorts or an HDCP-compatible HDMI slot. The two Mini DisplayPorts support NVIDIA G-SYNC and also work with the ever-growing number of G-SYNC compatible monitors.

The rest of the interface offering is also impressive with four USB ports including Type C, an SD card reader and separate connectors for headset and microphone. Connection to the network is either via a Gigabit Ethernet port or wirelessly via fast, low-latency Wi-Fi 6.

Mobile six-core processor from Intel

Compared to many other mid-range gaming laptops, the XMG CORE 15 does not follow the usual approach of using a lower performance processor. Intel’s Core i7-10750H from the tenth core generation has six computing cores and supports hyperthreading. This means that in current games and all other multitasking scenarios, it has a more than adequate performance basis.

Efficiency is a top priority for the CPU, which has been specially designed for use in mobile applications. With a basic clock of 2.6 GHz and a maximum boost increased to 5.0 GHz, the economical processor delivers an all-round convincing performance.

 

” Thanks to its low weight and compact dimensions, the Core 15 is also surprisingly mobile […]. 
notebookcheck.net
” I’ve been very impressed with the CORE 15 and it’s design both for the AMD and the Intel models.
This is a laptop that I would personally recommend now having completed extensive testing. 

Hardware Unboxed

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Product ID

XCO15E20

Display

15.6″ Full HD IPS | non-glare | 100% sRGB
15.6″ Full HD IPS | 144 Hz | non-glare

Chipset

Mobile Intel HM470 Express

Processor

Intel Core i7-10750H | 2.6 – 5.0 GHz | 6 cores/12 threads | 12 MB cache | 45 watts

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti | 4 GB GDDR6 | up to 50 watts
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Refresh | 6 GB GDDR6 | up to 100 watts

Display connection: direct or via NVIDIA Optimus (selectable due to MUX design)
HDMI, Mini DisplayPorts connection: direct
VR Ready

Memory

2x DDR4 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 64 GB

Storage

1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express x4 (supports RAID 0/1) or SATA III
1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express x4 (supports RAID 0/1)

Audio

High Definition Audio
Stereo speakers
Microphone with noise cancelling
THX Spatial Audio

Keyboard

Backlit RGB keyboard with numeric keypad

Touchpad

Microsoft Precision Touchpad, two integrated buttons

Ports

1x USB-A 2.0
2x USB-A 3.2 Gen1
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen1 (DisplayPort: no, Power Delivery: no)
2x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 (G-SYNC compatible)
1x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP 2.2)
1x Headphone-out
1x Mic-in
1x RJ45 Port (LAN)
1x Card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)

Communication

Realtek Gigabit LAN
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax + Bluetooth 5
HD webcam

Security

Kensington Lock
TPM 2.0 (via Intel PTT)

Surface material

Display lid and top case made of metal
Display frame and bottom case made of resin

Dimensions

359.8 x 245.8 x 19.9 mm (W x D x H)

Weight

Ca. 1.9 kg

Power supply

120 watts (GTX 1650 Ti)
180 watts (RTX 2060)

Battery

Changeable 46 Wh Li-poly battery (internally screwed)

Included in box

Laptop (incl. battery), power supply, driver CD/USB-stick, manual