The XPG 15.6″ XENIA Xe Gaming Lifestyle Ultrabook is powered by an 11th Gen 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 Quad-Core processor and 16GB of 4266 MHz LPDDR4X RAM, which can run productivity apps with ease. The 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD allows for fast boot times. Its 15.6″ display, driven by integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics, has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and is built with an IPS panel for wide viewing angles. The display also has multi-touch support and can be rotated up to 180°. Connect to the internet via Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) while Bluetooth 5.1 allows you to connect compatible peripherals and accessories wirelessly. For ports, there are Thunderbolt 4, USB Type-C, and HDMI. Log in with Windows Hello, thanks to the IR webcam. Windows 10 Home (64-bit) is the installed operating system.
Thunderbolt 4 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 4 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K @ 60 Hz displays or a single 8K @ 30 Hz display. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 4 port.
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8’s Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it’s not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.