XMG OASIS E22 | Laptop Wasserkühlung

XMG OASIS

The first portable laptop watercooling

The innovative XMG OASIS radically rethinks the concept of laptop cooling. As an optional accessory for the XMG NEO 15 (E22), this external laptop liquid cooling sets new standards for quieter, cooler and faster operation.

While gaming laptops and mobile workstations have been limited in these areas due to their compact, mobile form factor and increasingly powerful components, the XMG OASIS provides a comprehensive and definitive solution. The space-saving liquid cooling minimizes temperatures and noise levels whilst maximising continuous performance, is easy to set up and can be connected and disconnected from the XMG NEO 15 at lightning speed.

Compact, small, portable
Stylish RGB stealth chassis

The XMG OASIS integrates all the components of a liquid cooling system into a stylish, external chassis with a matt black stealth look. The unit includes a radiator, fan, pump and a reservoir. Those who want to add a touch of gaming dynamics to the simple and classic OASIS design can activate the integrated RGB LED lighting. Including the cooling liquid, the OASIS weighs just 1.39 kg. Thanks to its slim tower design, it takes up very little space on your desktop and is also easy to stow away in a backpack.

Lightweight
1.39 kg
Compact

203 x 75 x 186 mm

Customisable
RGB lighting
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XMG OASIS E22 | Laptop Wasserkühlung
Silent high-end laptop
Greatly reduced noise

Under load, the XMG OASIS transforms the NEO 15 into the quietest high-end gaming laptop in the world. Connecting the liquid cooling reduces the speed of the laptop fans to up to 50 percent of the maximum value, even when running Prime95 and FurMark stress tests in parallel. In typical gaming or rendering scenarios, they consequently work even slower and quieter.

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XMG OASIS E22 | Laptop Wasserkühlung
Ice-cold under control
Optimal CPU and GPU temperatures

A look at the temperature values shows just how potent the additional cooling resources are that the XMG OASIS unleashes. Under full load, not only does the noise level noticeably drop, but the Intel Core i7-12700H and even an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (as the strongest graphics card available in the NEO 15) run significantly cooler. Compared to operating exclusively with the laptop’s conventional, yet already very powerful cooling system, the temperature values of the two key components drop by around 20 °C

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XMG OASIS E22 | Laptop Wasserkühlung
Intel Core i7-12700H
XMG NEO 15 (Prime95 / Furmark)
87 °C
XMG NEO 15 + OASIS (Prime95 / Furmark)
71 °C
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
XMG NEO 15 (Prime95 / Furmark)
88 °C
XMG NEO 15 + OASIS (Prime95 / Furmark)
68 °C
Without thermal limits
Performance at the limit

The high performance of modern laptop components is based not least on ever higher power limits and sophisticated power management. The XMG OASIS gives high-end GPUs such as an RTX 3080 Ti, with the maximum permissible TGP value of up to 175 watts, and Intel’s Core i7-12700H in the NEO 15 additional headroom in extreme scenarios: With simultaneous maximum utilisation of CPU and GPU, the processor in particular reaps the rewards from the additional cooling power – being able to maintain permanently higher boost clock rates on all 14 cores.

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XMG OASIS E22 | Laptop Wasserkühlung
Perfectly adapted
Intelligent fan control

As a cornerstone for quiet operation under load, the XMG OASIS relies on intelligent fan control in several respects, not just its own speed control. After physically connecting the laptop to the OASIS and pairing together, the XMG NEO 15 automatically changes its fan curve profile. The fans in the laptop then work significantly slower and quieter, as a large part of the waste heat from the CPU and GPU is dissipated via the external cooling system.

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Easy to use
Quick-release connection

Connecting and setting up the user-friendly XMG OASIS is easy, even for beginners. A self-sealing, quick-release connector makes it easy to connect the liquid cooling system to the NEO 15 – and it can be disconnected just as easily, if you only want to take the laptop with you. Communication between the two devices for controlling the pump, fan and RGB lighting takes place via Bluetooth. For power, the OASIS is connected directly to the laptop power supply, with the NEO 15 then connected to the OASIS – leaving all USB ports on the laptop free.

XMG OASIS E22 | Laptop Wasserkühlung
Easy to use
Quick-release connection

Connecting and setting up the user-friendly XMG OASIS is easy, even for beginners. A self-sealing, quick-release connector makes it easy to connect the liquid cooling system to the NEO 15 – and it can be disconnected just as easily, if you only want to take the laptop with you. Communication between the two devices for controlling the pump, fan and RGB lighting takes place via Bluetooth. For power, the OASIS is connected directly to the laptop power supply, with the NEO 15 then connected to the OASIS – leaving all USB ports on the laptop free.

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Unpack & get started
Complete scope of delivery

The XMG OASIS comes with everything you need to get started: Screw on the tubes, fill with coolant and get started. Each OASIS comes with a practical filler funnel, drainage adapter and a one litre bottle of cooling liquid (distilled water), which ensures optimum heat transfer and safe operation. In addition to cleaning accessories for the connections, you will also find a set of dust caps for the HDMI and USB-C ports of the XMG NEO 15.

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XMG NEO 15 (E22)
THE ANSWER

Due to high demand and limited availability, the XMG OASIS can only be pre-ordered in combination with the compatible XMG NEO 15 (E22) on bestware.com until further notice. Up to two XMG OASIS can be selected in the configurator.

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

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XMG NEO 15 (E22)

  • automatic pump and fan speed (adjustable in 3 levels)
  • automatic standby (when laptop in standby, hibernate or shutdown)
  • 160 ml in reservoir
  • 230 ml overall (incl. laptop loop)
  • each 120 mm standard size
  • 25 mm fan depth
  • 65 cm long
  • 9 mm diameter (incl. sleeve)
  • quick release laptop connector

RGB LED (adjustable via Control Center of laptop)

  • chassis made of plastic
  • cooling loop made of aluminium
  • tube sleeves made of textile

power button LED (3 colors)

Bluetooth Low Energy (LE)

  • DC-in: powered by 19.5 V or 20 V laptop power adapter
  • DC-out: forwards power to host laptop through DC cable
    Plug dimensions: 5.5/2.5 mm outer/inner diameter, 12.5 mm length

1.39 kg (filled)

203 x 75 x 186 mm (L x W x H)

XMG OASIS incl. tubes and connector, filler funnel, drainage adapter, bulb pump, caps for USB-C and HDMI, cleaning accessories, 1 l cooling liquid (EK CryoFuel Premix)

DOWNLOADS

Please read this user manual carefully before using the device.


The current firmware of XMG OASIS is displayed in the Control Center of XMG OASIS. The firmware update is performed via Bluetooth and is very much recommended.


The download portal is our first address for drivers and firmware updates. It also includes a disassembly guide and a changelog for the firmware update.

FAQ

XMG OASIS is a modular liquid cooling system that has been specially developed for the XMG NEO series. The system consists of an external housing that contains a liquid reservoir, a pump, a fan and a radiator. The radiator is the heart of the liquid cooling system: warm liquid flows through a tube from the laptop into the radiator and is cooled there by the large-area case fan. The cold liquid flows back into the laptop via a second tube, thus forming a closed circuit. Due to the large surface area of the 120mm fan, XMG OASIS generates significantly less fan noise than a usual laptop air cooling system.

The two cooling tubes are connected to a metal pipe inside the laptop through a 2-in-1 quick release connector on the back of the laptop. The pipe inside the laptop is soldered to the traditional heat pipes of the laptop’s air cooling system. The tube is following a curvy path across the cooling system, indirectly touching the laptop’s main heat emitters: processor, graphics card, voltage regulators and video memory. Liquid flows through the inside of this tube and, thanks to its high thermal conductivity coefficient, transports the excess heat from the aforementioned hotspots directly to the outside with surprisingly high efficiency.

XMG OASIS is initially only compatible with XMG NEO 15 (E22), i.e. with the new generation of XMG NEO 15 with Intel Core 12th generation (Alder Lake) and RTX 3070 Ti or RTX 3080 Ti (Ampere Refresh). A planned variant of the XMG NEO 15 with Intel Core 12th Gen and RTX 3060 will also be compatible with XMG OASIS.

Retrofitting of previous laptops is not possible because the previous mainboard layout had to be changed to provide the space for the connections of the water cooling.

It is planned that XMG OASIS will also be compatible with some (not all) future XMG laptop models. You can find out more about this in the last point of this FAQ in the question: To what extent is XMG OASIS “forward compatible”?

Whether in a laptop or desktop: the operational safety of liquid cooling depends essentially on two factors:

  • The cooling circuit must be completely airtight, i.e. there must be no potential for any leaks.
  • The user must handle the system with care to avoid mechanical damage. Great care must also be taken when the cooling circuit is disconnected and when the liquid tank is refilled.

The airtightness of the liquid circuit at time of delivery is guaranteed by XMG. It is tested with an air pressure gauge after assembly, identical to how you would test a Desktop PC’s liquid cooling system. The metal pipe inside the laptop that is part of the loop is made from one piece from start to finish and has a long-lasting stability thanks to the large-surface connection with the cooling system made of copper. Leakage inside the laptop due to normal wear and tear is thus virtually impossible.

However, there are some risk factors when handling the system on the part of the user:

  • Improper handling of the cooling tubes (kinking, tearing, etc.).
  • Liquid contamination when pulling off the 2-in-1 quick release connector or when draining liquid the laptop.
  • Formation of ice during transport and storage at temperatures below freezing point.
  • Very gross mechanical damage due to dropping the laptop from a great height.

To prevent these factors, proper and careful handling of the system by the user is essential. For example, it is strongly recommended to turn off the liquid cooling and shut down or hibernate the system before disconnecting the 2-in-1 quick release connector of the cooling system from the laptop. After each disconnection, check that there is not a small amount of liquid stuck to the chassis of the laptop itself. Residual liquid must be removed from all surfaces, including the underside of the laptop, with a dry cloth.

Our general warranty terms can be found here. Schenker Technologies guarantees that your newly manufactured product will be free from material and/or manufacturing defects at the time of initial purchase.

Covered under warranty

If the water pipe inside the laptop is leaking due to normal wear and tear, this would be covered under warranty.

NOT covered under warranty

  • If the water pipe inside the laptop is damaged due to mechanical damage (impact shock) or inappropriate servicing.
  • If the water pipe inside the laptop is damaged by exposing it to excessive pressure with 3rd party devices, including air pressure gauges or 3rd party water cooling solutions, other than XMG OASIS.
  • If the water pipe inside the laptop is damaged by exposing it to freezing temperatures with liquid inside.
  • Any other damage from liquid that creeps in from outside the system, including accidental damage that might occur during inappropriately handled refill, drainage and disconnection operations.

RMA procedures

The distinction between “warranty” and “self-inflicted damage” is broad enough and should be pretty clear in most cases. The usual process would look like this:

  • If you discover any issue with your product, please contact us.
  • If we come to the conclusion that your product issue might have a hardware root cause, we will offer you a free RMA shipment*.
  • The service technicians in our RMA department will inspect the product. If there is a defect, we will find out the most probably root cause of it.
  • If the defect or its root cause is not covered under warranty (examples see above), we will reach out to you and offer an alternative solution.

* Free shipping after consultation with our support applies within the European Economic Area (EEA and EFTA), i.e. within the 27 member states of the EU plus Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

The path of the cooling circuit inside the laptop has a volume of about 2 cl or 20 ml. If you separate the system from the laptop, the cooling liquid at first remains inside the metal pipe in the laptop.

The port of the 2-in-1 connector on the side of the laptop has a hinged rubber-sealed closure. This is able to seal both ends of the metal pipe inside the laptop.

However, this seal needs a small air hole to ensure that no pressure diffential builds up inside the metal pipe in the event of large temperature differences. The seal is currently (as of 7 January) still being fine-tuned. For the sake of convenience, it is desirable to design the pressure drain in such a way that it can release air and vapour safely but hold the liquid inside. This would theoretically make it possible to disconnect the cooling system from the laptop, seal the connections immediately and transport the laptop, including the cooling liquid inside, at least for short distances.

However, it is more practical and safer to empty the cooling liquid inside the laptop before each transport and when not in use for a longer period of time for the following reasons:

  • Temperatures below freezing point cause the coolant to solidify into ice – this would be bad for the structural integrity of the metal pipe despite pressure release. Especially in the colder months of the year, one should therefore tend to empty the laptop after each use, even if the laptop initially remains inside the home or workplace.
  • An emptied laptop carries no risk of causing liquid damage through improper use. It could happen, for example, that the rubber closure is loosened or opened by a third party, such as a curious bystander, a small child or even a pet animal (especially cats). In such an event, the cooling liquid that will inadvertently escape from the opened port might leak through vents and I/O ports back into the laptop and cause water damage.

When emptying, the laptop should first be held mostly horizontally, i.e. with the keyboard facing upwards. Then you can slowly tilt the laptop backwards over a sink, a bowl or a towel so that the liquid cooling port point downwards. Since the cooling liquid will not flow out immediately due to hydraulic and capillary forces, you will have to tilt the laptop slowly and gently left and right to kick of the draining action.

However, even if great care is taken, some residual liquid may still remain stuck to the laptop’s chassis as it comes out. Therefore, throughout the process, the laptop should be held so that the rear and underside are always facing downwards, so that the cooling liquid cannot get into the air outlets or I/O ports. In this orientation, the laptop can be wiped with a dry cloth on the rear and underside. Before transport, check that the closure of the liquid connections is sealed and that there are no more residual liquid on or around the laptop.

That depends on the type of use. As can be seen in our video, there is a fairly high tolerance range between “minimum” and “optimum” fill level.

In a mostly stationary setting, where neither laptop nor XMG OASIS leave their place, you should not have any loss of cooling liquid. If you disconnect the connection and immediately seal the ports on the laptop side, you lose at most a few drops. You can do this several dozen times before you have to think about topping up.

If, on the other hand, you drain the fluid from the laptop prior to transportation, as described in the previous FAQ item above, you lose up to 20 ml of fluid. You can do this about 5 times until you have to refill the reservoir in the XMG OASIS.

The fill level in the reservoir can be seen from the narrow window column on the front of the XMG OASIS. There are markings that indicate the minimum and optimal fill level. If the water level falls below the minimum range, this is also noticeable by a change in the the operating noise of the water cooling unit. If you often carry your laptop away from XMG OASIS, it will be worthwhile to check the fill level every now and to refill if necessary.

We recommend using industry-grade distilled water with XMG OASIS. Other liquid solutions that are specifically made for PC liquid cooling are not recommended because their chemical additives might accelerate the wear and tear of some of the materials used in XMG OASIS, especially some of the plastics. Further information and guidance on where to buy distilled water can be found under this link: https://bit.ly/xmg-oasis-liquids_en

Using any inappropriate solution might cause voiding the warranty coverage.

Mixing different products is NOT recommended – neither on a trial basis nor spread out over a longer period of time – as mixing different additives can lead to undesirable side effects. Once you have initially decided on a product, you should stick with that product.

You should NEVER fill in tap water, mineral water or any other food liquid – not even as a test. Once a liquid has been filled in, some traces are likely to remain in the system and cannot be removed. Liquids that are not explicitly recommended for use with PC liquid cooling will inevitably cause organic substances, minerals, and other contamination to accumulate. In the long term, this might cause clogging, reduced thermal efficiency, galvanic corrosion, or other system failures.

As already described: you should NEVER fill in tap water, mineral water or any other food liquid – not even as a test. Once a liquid has been filled in, some traces are likely to remain in the system and cannot be removed. Liquids that are not explicitly recommended for use with PC liquid cooling will inevitably cause organic substances, minerals, and other contamination to accumulate. In the long term, this might cause clogging, reduced thermal efficiency, galvanic corrosion, or other system failures.

Contact of the coolant with foreign metals and other foreign bodies should also be avoided. For example, you should not transfer your coolant into a separate metal bottle before use, as this will cause impurities and material abrasion to mix into the liquid.

Please replace all the liquid in the loop every 3 months. This might seem excessive, but it will put you on the safer side and guard you against any accidental contamination. Also, please use the provided microfiber cloth to clean and dry the 2-in-1 connector and the water port on the laptop after every disconnect. Please check the connectors on a regular basis against build-up of dust or any other contamination. Use the provided brush to clean the 2-in-1 connector and the water port on the laptop.

If you plan to transport the laptop, we strongly recommend draining the liquid from the laptop with the provided drainage adapter. The safest method would be to also drain all liquid from XMG OASIS as well. However, if you wish to retain the liquid inside XMG OASIS for the sake of convenience, you must adhere to the following conditions:

  • Do NOT pack XMG OASIS together with any other electronics or sensitive equipment. Laptop and XMG OASIS must be transported separately, in two different bags.
  • Wrap XMG OASIS in a small towel or blanket to catch any residual liquid during transportation.
  • Guarantee that XMG OASIS will always be kept upright during transportation. The refill port on top of XMG OASIS is not 100% waterproof if XMG OASIS is leaning sideways or upside down.

If you often commute between places (e.g. home and working place), please consider to buy additional units of XMG OASIS in order to avoid risky and inconvenient transportation.

Liquid damage that is caused during transportation or any other incorrect handling is NOT covered under warranty. We assume NO LIABILITY for consequential damages to any items that are placed near or transported with XMG OASIS or its corresponding laptop.

Mechanical damage of any kind is excluded from warranty. However, it is unlikely that the most minor accidents of everyday life (e.g. laptop in a backpack, backpack being put down too roughly; hitting a pothole during transport in a car) will lead to an immediate breakdown. As already described, the metal pipe inside the laptop is made of a single piece and connected over a large area to the laptop’s massive air cooling system. The 2-in-1 connection is stabilised by a screw connection through the top and bottom shell of the laptop. Also, the position of the liquid cooling system in the rear center of the laptop (far away from the corners) makes it unlikely that the system will immediately lose its structural integrity in the event of a mostly cosmetical damage on the laptop. For example, in the case of a drop damage, it is more likely that you will dent a corner of the case or damage the LCD screen than that the cooling circuit will be immediately affected.

If mechanical damage has occurred locally in the area of the cooling circuit (e.g. around the centrally placed 2-in-1 port on the back of the chassis) or if mechanical damage has led to large-scale deformation of the case, you should immediately stop using the liquid cooling system, contact our support and request an RMA.

Within the warranty period, we offer our customers a one-time, free device check-up via our pickup&return service. For devices outside the warranty period, we offer this service for a flat rate of 49€ (pickup within Germany) or 59€ (outside Germany) including shipping costs and 19% VAT.

Our technicians check the complete device for hardware defects. The device is completely cleaned (including the keyboard). We replace the thermal paste and clean the cooling system. In addition to a visual inspection and a benchmark temperature check, we can also check the liquid cooling circuit inside the laptop for possible leaks using a air pressure gauge device.

XMG OASIS is an optional add-on to XMG NEO 15. The presence of the curvy-shaped water pipe inside the laptop does not affect the air cooling in any way. The water pipe sits on top of the traditional heat pipes of the air cooling system. The z-height of XMG NEO 15 is large enough to provide enough space for both air and liquid cooling. Compared to last year’s model, the number and diameter of the air cooling heat pipes have remained constant. Overall, the air cooling has even improved again, as even stronger fans with 71 fins are now used (previously: 67 fins).

In our CES launch material, we announced that the water pipe would be made from aluminum in order to use only a single material inside the whole water loop. This is now to be corrected: the water pipe is made from copper, while the rest of the liquid cooling loop (especially the radiator) is made from aluminum. We wish to apologize for this inconsistency in our communication and we would like to explain why in the end we chose copper instead of aluminum.

XMG NEO Copper and Water Pipes v2

 

Reasons for the choice of copper
  • It is structurally stronger than aluminum, making the system more robust.
  • It has higher thermal conductivity, making the system more effective.
  • Most importantly: it increases the strength of the bond between the water pipe and the air cooling heat pipes.

The water pipe is soldered across its whole length to the air cooling heat pipes. Soldering works much better if the materials that are being soldered together have the same melting point. Using aluminum for the water pipe would potentially have caused weaker soldering joints, reducing thermal conductivity and stability. The combination of aluminum and copper inside the laptop would have also increased the price due to lower yield rate and potentially increased the risk of future RMA cases.

Therefore, together with our ODM partner, we chose a straightforward, industry-standard solution where the thermally relevant parts inside the laptop are made from copper, while the rest of the loop (especially the radiator) is made from aluminum.

The liquid-carrying tubes between XMG NEO 15 and XMG OASIS are reversible. The orientation therefore makes no difference. The flow direction is dictated by the water pump inside XMG OASIS. In one orientation, the cold liquid will hit the CPU first before moving on to the GPU. In the other orientation, it will hit the GPU first. However, this has no measurable influence on the overall temperatures, as the entire cooling circuit is ultimately a closed system without further branches.

When positioning the liquid cooling system, make sure that the airflow on both sides of the box is not obstructed. The perforated sides of XMG OASIS should therefore not be placed too close to the monitor, walls, curtains or other surfaces. The chassis of XMG OASIS must remain free and must not be covered.

If the liquid cooling system is positioned too far below the laptop, it is theoretically possible that air bubbles from the reservoir will travel through the tubes and enter cooling pipe inside the laptop where they would impair contact and heat transfer. Air always tends to rise in the medium of water. The highest point of the circuit should therefore be the upper edge of the fluid level in the reservoir.

When choosing laptop stands, it is therefore advisable to check how high the stand is and what angle of inclination it has. Stands close to the base (e.g. Coolermaster Notepal U3) are no problem. Laptop stands at eye level (e.g. Pronomic LS-100) should perhaps only be used if you can also place the liquid cooling system on a correspondingly high level (a box or a base). Laptop stands with a particularly high inclination should be used with caution, as the connecting tubes, which so not bend with ease, could then also protrude upwards at a high inclination. If a curve in the connecting tubes forms the highest point in the system, air bubbles may also accumulate there and reduce the throughput of the cooling circuit.

Apart from the height ratio between the laptop and the liquid cooling system, the orientation does not matter. The two tubes are each 65cm long. This length can be used completely to achieve the greatest possible distance between the cooling system and the laptop or between the cooling system and the user.

Placing the cooling system at an extreme height (e.g. laptop on a table, box on a 50 cm high base) to possibly increase the contact pressure of the liquid cooling on the laptop has no measurable positive effect on the cooling performance. In the end, it is only important that the upper end of the reservoir is the highest point in the cooling circuit.

The 2-in-1 quick release between laptop and connecting tubes is designed with compatibility in mind. Overall, the aim is for XMG OASIS to be broadly compatible with a wide range of future laptop models. But also vice versa (according to planning) it might be possible that a potential successor product (e.g. a larger liquid cooling system) can be compatible with the now released 2022 model of XMG NEO 15.

So when you buy XMG NEO 15, you are entering an emerging, open, forward-thinking ecosystem. XMG OASIS is by no means intended to be a simple “proof of concept” one-trick pony. Users who initially decide not to purchase XMG OASIS when buying XMG NEO 15 will not be at a disadvantage. They can buy XMG OASIS or a potential successor product at a later date and thus upgrade their system with ease and flexibility.

Whether there will be a successor product depends, of course, on the success and reception of XMG OASIS.