Focus XE: Potent Portable

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INTEL®

4-CORE

PROCESSOR
MEMORY UP TO

64 GB

3200 MHz
UP TO

2TB

NVMe STORAGE
INTEL®

IRIS® Xe

GRAPHICS

PERFORMANCE

The 14-inch XE laptop is fast, energy efficient, and ultra-portable. Blaze through big jobs and many open apps with its excellent per-core performance and large high-speed memory capacity. Like all Focus systems, it saves you time every day with carefully curated software, helpful tools, and Linux-first support.

PROCESSOR & MEMORY

The XE features the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake-UP3 processor in its most powerful 28 Watt configuration. This 4-core, 8-thread CPU has a base frequency of 2.8 GHz and a maximum turbo boot of 4.7 GHz.

Apps load and run noticeably faster thanks to outstanding single-threaded performance and 3200 MHz RAM, while the high-efficiency 10 nm SuperFin process results in up to 6 hours of typical battery life.

11TH GEN INTEL®

CORE i7

1165G7 / 4C / 8T
2.8 GHz Base

4.7 GHz

TURBO BOOST
UP TO

64 GB

DUAL CHANNEL DDR4
3200 MHz

GRAPHICS

Iris Xe Graphics are up to 3x faster than the prior-generation Intel integrated graphics. Performance is excelent for development, DevOps, most content creation, and - with modest quality settings - even lighter games like Dota 2, CS:GO, or Minecraft.

If you need ultimate GPU capabilities for visualization, deep learning, or games, we recommend the Focus M2. However, if your GPU needs are more modest, you should be very pleased with the XE.

Intel iRIS Xe

DESIGN

The XE is designed to get things done without drama or dongles. Communicate using the latest protocols. Connect to almost any peripheral or camera card. Enjoy a large, centered clickpad with a durable and responsive keyboard.

COMMUNICATION

Whether you’re at home, at work, or on the road, connect the way that best suits your needs using the latest Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and Bluetooth technologies. Communicating has never been faster or easier.

The Thunderbolt 4 port allows one to use high bandwidth peripherals that were previously impossible on a laptop. For example, add an eGPU enclosure to run deep learning or rendering tasks on an external GPU.

DUALBAND 5 GHz

WI-FI 6

AC/A/B/G/N/AX
RJ-45

GIGABIT

ETHERNET
BLUETOOTH

DUAL

VERSION 5.2
THUNDERBOLT

40 Gbps

VERSION 4

EXPANDABILITY

CONNECT ANYTHING ANYWHERE

The Focus XE provides all the high-speed ports you need without expensive dongles or docks. Connect up to 3 external 4K displays at once. Use a full Gigabit Ethernet port for simplicity or when you need the ultimate connection speed and reliability. Read camera cards and plug in your headset without drama.

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KEYBOARD & CLICKPAD

ELEGANT, RESPONSIVE, ILLUMINATED

Backlight your keys at 6 levels of intensity. Type quickly and accurately with reliable scissor mechanism with 4 mm of travel. Use 2 and 3-finger gestures on the spacious and large clickpad to effortlessly tap, scroll, and coast through documents.

Keyboard Clickpad

BENCHMARKS

All Focus systems are benchmarked extensively and optimized for compatibility and performance. Detailed results are shown below, so you may compare to your device or others.

Geekbench 5.4.1 and 4.4.4

GEEKBENCH

Fast and Responsive

The Willow Cove cores provide some of the best single-core scores available in a consumer product. As a result, the XE loads and runs apps noticeably quicker than most other systems.

The Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor uses a 10 nm SuperFin process which is comparable to TSMC 7 nm and is very efficient. Highly threaded tasks scale well thanks to the 12 MB Smart Cache. If you need to run heavily threaded tasks frequently, please consider the M2 which features a processor with double the number of cores.

Geekbench-5.4.1CPUSingle-Core
1,623
Multi-Core
5,536
Geekbench-4.4.4CPUSingle-Core
7,292
Multi-Core
22,293
Minecraft 03

GRAPHICS PROCESSING

3x the Performance

The Iris Xe Graphics are around 3x faster than the prior-generation Intel integrated graphics. App performance is very good for development, content creation, and DevOps. Even mid-level games such as Dota 2, CS:GO, and Minecraft, perform well with modest quality settings. Consider the Focus M2 if you require more substantial GPU power.

BenchmarkXE Iris Xe GraphicsM2 RTX 3080 MaxQM2 RTX 3070 MaxQM2 RTX 3060 MaxQ
T-Rex, Gfxbench GL3491,7611,6901,526
Car Chase, Gfxbench GL90439401365
Unigine Superposition
Medium 1080p
15/2,019100/13,39897/12,96884/11,210
Unigine Superposition
High 1080p
11/1,48176/10,19671/9,50463/8,480
Unigine Superposition
Extreme 1080p
6/76336/4,84734/4,59530/3,988
Unigine Heaven 4
Medium-Normal-2x
29/727132/3,323128/3,233124/3,110
Unigine Heaven 4
Ultra-Normal-8x
16/39799/2,48192/2,32293/2,350
Basemark GPU 1.2.3
1920x1080 Vulkan
24/2,346
Basemark GPU 1.2.3
1920x1080 OpenGL
27/2,723

All benchmarks were run on AC power and in High Performance mode. Compositing was disabled using the SUPER+f12 shortcut. Maximum fan volume was 48dB two feet from screen center.

GFXBench tests were run at 1080p offscreen. Unigine Heaven Ultra settings include Ultra preset, 1080p, normal tessellation, and 8x anti-aliasing. Unigine Heaven Medium settings include Medium preset, 1080p, normal tessellation, and 2x anti-aliasing. Basemark settings use high content quality and bc7 compression at 1080p (1,920×1,080).

All results show average FPS and Score. If a separate score is not provided by the benchmark, then FPS alone is shown.

Blender 2.92 Bench

BLENDER 3D RENDERING

Recommended for Occasional Use

Blender benefits from powerful discrete GPUs and a CPUs with more than 4 cores. The XE is not a good choice if Blender rending is a significant part of your workflow. Instead, consider the Focus M2 or adding an eGPU if you need this work done rapidly. The XE should work fine, however, for occassional or simple rendering tasks.

XE Iris Xe GraphicsM2 RTX 3080 MaxQM2 RTX 3070 MaxQM2 RTX 3060 MaxQ
Total Time 2.90[1,2,3,4]82.17 min7.37 min7.92 min9.90 min
Percentile 2.90[1,2,3,4]90th5th6th11th
Video RAMShared16 GB8 GB6 GB
Power50 Watts80 Watts80 Watts60 Watts

[1] XE Iris Xe Graphics 2.90 Results

[2] M2 RTX 3080 R2 Blender 2.90 Results

[3] M2 RTX 3070 R2 Blender 2.90 Results

[4] M2 RTX 3060 R2 Blender 2.90 Results

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

We try to provide all the details you need to decide if the XE is right for you. If you have any questions, please call 844-536-2871 or write TellMeMore@kfocus.org.

DISPLAY

● 14.0” (356mm) Full-HD IPS 120Hz

● 1920 x 1080 Resolution

● 120Hz Refresh Rate (2.0x Standard)

● LED Backlight

● Anti-Glare Coating (Matte)

● View angles of 89/89/89°

● Open angle of 140°

● Color > 90% sRGB and > 72% NTSC

● Max Brightness > 300cd/m²

● Max Contrast > 1200:1

● Connect up to 4 concurrent displays: three external and the laptop panel. A single 3840 x 2160 (4K) display @30 Hz can connect to the HDMI 1.4b port. Up to two 3840 x 2160 (4K) displays @60Hz can connect using DisplayPort 1.4a through the USB-C Thunderbolt 4 port.

PROCESSOR

11th Generations Intel Core i7-1165G7

  • 2.8 GHz Base, 4.7 GHz Turbo
  • 4 Cores, 8 threads
  • 12 MB Smart Cache
  • 28 W TDP (high-performance)

11th Generations Intel Core i5-1155G7

  • 2.4 GHz Base, 4.2 GHz Turbo
  • 4 Cores, 8 threads
  • 8 MB Smart Cache
  • 28 W TDP (high-performance)
GRAPHICS

i7 integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7

  • 96 Execution Units
  • 400 MHz - 1300 MHz (Boost)
  • Shared VRRAM with System
  • Performance is similar to the NVIDIA MX450

i5 integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7

  • 80 Execution Units
  • 400 MHz - 1300 MHz (Boost)
  • Shared VRRAM with System
  • Codecs AVC, HEVC, VP9, AV1
  • Performance is similar to NVIDIA MX250
MEMORY

Up to 64 GB Dual Channel DDR4 3200 MHz SoDIMM

STORAGE

● 1 x M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe Gen4x4

● Samsung 3,500 / 2,700 MBps Sequential Read / Write

● Over 5x Faster than Standard Evo 860 Pro SSD

CHASSIS

● Aluminum top and keyboard deck

● Cool plastic bottom and screen bezel

● Cool and light plastic bottom and screen bezel

● 3.2 lbs (1.45 kg) with battery

● 12.8 x 8.9 x .69 in (325 x 225 x 17.6 mm)

● User accessible components (storage, memory, wi-fi, fans) with 12 standard Phillips case screws

BATTERY

● 49 Wh Li-ION Battery

● Up To 6 Hours Typical Use with Medium Display Brightness

● FlexiCharger Battery Optimization Available in BIOS

POWER SUPPLY

65 Watt Mini Power Supply AC

  • 90 x 50 x 30 mm, 0.46 lbs (0.21 kg)
  • Input 100-240 Volts AC, 50-60Hz Line Frequency
  • Output 19 Volts DC, 3.42 Amperes

Power may optionally be provided through USB charging on Thunderbolt 4 port

Use FlexiCharger BIOS option to maximize battery life for laptops frequently plugged-in for long periods

KEYBOARD

● Single Zone White LED Backlight

● User Configurable Intensity with Function Keys

● Kubuntu Super Key

● Numpad Mode Available using FN key

NETWORK AND BLUETOOTH

● Built-in Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet LAN (10/100/1000 Mbps)

● Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 AX 200, M.2 2230 Card

  • LAN and WLAN 802.11 AC/A/B/G/N/AX
  • DualBand 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • 2x2 Communication Channels
  • 300 Mbps @2.4 GHz; 2.4 Gbps @ 5 GHz
  • Dual Mode Bluetooth 5.2
CLICKPAD

Large, centered click pad with multi-finger gestures, coast, and scroll

WEBCAM

● 1.0 MegaPixel HD 720p (1280 x 720)

● Top-Center Mounted

● Integrated microphone array

● Physical Security Shutter

SOUND

● 2 x 2 W Speakers

● High Definition Audio

● Integrated Array Microphone with Noise Supression

PORTS

● 1 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C 4.0 Gen 3x2 (DisplayPort 1.4a, Power Delivery DC-IN 25 V/3.25 A )

● 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen1

● 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 (no DisplayPort or DC-IN)

● 1 x HDMI 1.4b (with HDCP)

● 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack - Headphone and Microphone

● 1 x RJ-45 Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN (10/100/1000 Mbps)

● 1 x Kensington Lock

● 1 x 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC / RSMMC / SD / mini SD / SDHC / SDXC)

● 1 x DC-IN Power Connection

SLOTS AND EXPANSION

2 x M.2 Card Slots

  • WLAN Combo M.2 2230 Card with PCIe and USB interface
  • SSD M.2 2280 Card with PCIe Gen3x4 interface

Other Expansion Opportunities

  • Thunderbolt 4 Supports eGPUs and multiple external displays
  • Connect up to 3 additional 4 or 8K monitors (HDMI, Thunderbolt 4)
  • User expandable SSD, NVMe, and RAM under warranty
  • Opens with standard screwdriver
COOLING

Two fans cool with heat pipes. Near-silent in typical office, content creation, and development use. Reduce power draw and fan noise by setting power level to low: Start Menu > Kubuntu Focus > Power Profile and select Low.

SECURITY

● Kensington Lock Mount

● Optional No-Cost Full Disk Encryption

● Optional Pre-Configured YubiKey 5 NFC 2FA

● Optional BIOS Disable TPM 2.0 chip

WARRANTY

One- or Two-Year Limited Warranty with Linux-First IT Support

HAVE QUESTIONS? Call 844-536-2871 or write TellMeMore@kfocus.org
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