XPG Xenia 14

XPG Xenia 14

XPG Xenia 14

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Good7.3/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.2/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.4/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.2/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.2/10
SIZE: 14"

The XPG Xenia 14 is a well-rounded laptop with a lower midrange price, offering a solid combination of features for general productivity tasks. With its Intel i5-1135G7 main processor and integrated Iris Xe graphics, it provides good performance for everyday use like office work and multimedia consumption. The 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM should accommodate most users, but those looking to perform intensive 3D tasks, engineering simulations, or machine learning might find its performance adequate but not exceptional. Weighing 2.2 pounds, it's portable, and with about 10 hours of typical use battery life, it can get you through a workday. The 14-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and a 16:10 screen aspect ratio is bright and has good color coverage, making it suitable for photo editing and content viewing. However, it isn't particularly geared towards gaming or high-end creative tasks. It comes with a variety of ports including USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, and HDMI, enhancing its connectivity options. The build quality and keyboard are rated highly, contributing to a durable and comfortable user experience. Overall, it's suited for portability and general use rather than specialized, high-performance demands. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • High screen brightness
  • Multiple USB-C ports
  • Excellent portability
  • Good keyboard quality
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • No hardware ray tracing
  • Average webcam quality
  • Fair 3D performance
  • No touchscreen

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.8
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use:
4.2
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Content Creation:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Build Quality:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Engineering & Design:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Gaming & AI:
3.3
The XPG Xenia 14 is equipped with an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU, which, while capable of some gaming and 3D tasks, doesn't offer the same performance as dedicated gaming graphics cards, limiting its ability to handle more graphically intensive games and applications. Additionally, its screen has a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz, which is standard for many uses but may not provide as smooth an experience as displays with higher refresh rates that are preferred for fast-paced gaming.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$800
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
12.2'' x 8.5'' x 0.59''
Weight
2.2 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1135G7
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours
Battery Capacity
53 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
321 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.2/10
Portability Score
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9.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Allen Ngo | July 2021
"The Xenia 14 is a top 14-inch laptop under 1 kg. ADATA isn't exactly known for its laptops and so we weren't expecting much from its first 14-inch Ultrabook. With that said, we're pleasantly surprised by how well the Xenia 14 looks and performs. Not only is it incredibly light, but it has a color accurate 16:10 display, high CPU and GPU performance, easy RAM and SSD serviceability, plenty of port options including Thunderbolt 4, and long battery life. It packs a lot of punch and features considering the size and weight to be better than even the LG Gram series."

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