XMG CORE 17 (Intel)
Full HD IPS Display
144 Hz | non-glare
Intel Core i7-10750H
2.6 – 4.7 GHz | 6 Cores/12 Threads
max. RTX 2060 Refresh
6 GB GDDR6-Memory
max. 64 GB RAM
2x SO-DIMM DDR4
Powerful hardware meets an excellent price-performance ratio and an elegant, understated design: these are the key features that characterize the XMG CORE 17 in the spirit of the claim “Undercover Gaming”. An Intel Core i7 mobile processor of the tenth generation and NVIDIA’s new GeForce graphics chips up to the RTX 2060 refresh form a balanced foundation for rapid Full HD gaming with a very high level of detail.
The discreetly designed notebook uses a maximum of 64 GB RAM, up to two high-performance M.2 SSDs with PCI Express connection and an additional 2.5-inch drive. In this way, the XMG CORE series is ideally prepared for the future. Thanks to its superior cooling system, the robust mid-range device delivers impressive performance even in the standard configuration with a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti. Popular eSports titles such as CS:GO, Valorant, League of Legends or Rocket League run with a high level of detail and even the latest, performance-hungry Triple-A titles can be enjoyed in high-resolution Full HD.
While the clean and understated look forms an antipole to the aggressive design and the obtrusive RGB lighting gadgets of many gaming laptops, a thin bezel display rounds off the modern appearance of the compact, 17.3-inch entry-level model into the gaming world of XMG.
The XMG CORE 17 also convinces in terms of functionality through its versatility and flexibility. In addition to a large number of external connections for additional monitors, storage media and input devices, a responsive keyboard with RGB backlighting ensures accurate input. As a full-size keyboard, it has a separate numeric keypad as well as dedicated standard-sized arrow keys and combines a clearly defined pressure point with quiet typing.
Lightweight with compact elegance
Clear lines and an elegant exterior are among the fundamental virtues of the XMG CORE 17, and this deliberate understatement combines the gaming notebook with high-quality, stable construction to create a homogenous overall package.
Despite its impressive performance, the 17.3-inch device also cuts a fine figure in mobile use due to its low weight of only 2.5 kg.
First-class image quality thanks to IPS panel
To ensure Full HD gaming with the best possible image quality, the XMG CORE 17 uses a display with a high-quality IPS panel. This guarantees vibrant, intensive colours and operates with a fast refresh rate of 144 Hz.
Other advantages of the technology include high viewing angle stability, high-contrast reproduction and excellent black levels, which particularly benefits the wide and easily recognisable graduation of dark screen content.
Wide variety of external connections
If you want to connect your laptop to one or more external monitors at home, the XMG CORE 17 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.
Impressive Full HD gaming – now also with Raytracing
In the top configuration, the XMG CORE 17 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.
Mobile six-core processor from Intel
Compared to many other mid-range gaming laptops, the XMG CORE 17 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.
17.3″ Full HD IPS | 144 Hz | non-glare
Mobile Intel HM470 Express
Intel Core i7-10750H | 2.6 – 5.0 GHz | 6 cores/12 threads | 12 MB cache | 45 watts
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti | 4 GB GDDR6 | up to 65 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
2x DDR4 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 64 GB
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)
1x 2.5″ SSD/HDD (7 mm)
High Definition Audio
Microphone with noise cancelling
THX Spatial Audio
Backlit RGB keyboard with numeric keypad
Microsoft Precision Touchpad, two integrated buttons
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 RJ45 Port (LAN)
1x Card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Realtek Gigabit LAN
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax + Bluetooth 5
TPM 2.0 (via Intel PTT)
395.7 x 260.8 x 30 mm (W x D x H)
Ca. 2.5 kg
120 watts (GTX 1650)
180 watts (RTX 2060)
Changeable 46 Wh Li-poly battery (internally screwed)
Included in box
Laptop (incl. battery), power supply, driver CD/USB-stick, manual