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Medion Erazer Crawler E40 laptop review: Affordable gamer with good RTX 4050 performance

Plastic with aluminum look. For around ~US$1300, Medion offers a gaming laptop with an i5-12500H, RTX 4050, Full HD display, and 16 GB RAM. That's a good price, even if it's not the cheapest for this hardware combination. We have tested whether the Crawler E40 is suitable as a budget gaming laptop.

The Medion Erazer Crawler E40 replaces the E30 (featuring Intel Gen12 and RTX 30xx) and brings the series up to the current state of the art with Intel Gen 13 and RTX 4050. This entry-level gaming laptop is currently priced at just under ~US$1100.

Competing with other budget gaming laptops, the Medion Erazer Crawler E40 faces rivals such as the Lenovo LOQ 15, the Asus TUF Gaming A15, the XMG Apex 15, or the MSI Katana 15.

Medion encompasses numerous models under the "Erazer" brand, making it challenging to keep track of them all. While other manufacturers organize series in which they combine different configurations in the same case, Medion appears to believe that every configuration justifies a new series name. The Erazer Crawler E40 is only available in this specific configuration and is therefore sold only as this one model. There are no options regarding CPU, GPU, or display.

Other Medion Erazer models that we have previously tested include:

Erazer Crawler E40 (Erazer Crawler Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-13500H 12 x 1.9 - 4.7 GHz, 115 W PL2 / Short Burst, 110 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU - 6 GB VRAM, 100 W TDP, Geforce 546.17, MUX Switch
Memory
16 GB 
, 2x 8 GB Samsung DDR5-4800
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE HF NV156FHM-N4G, IPS, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB, 512 GB 
, 460 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-P/U/H PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headset + Mic-In
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28 x 361 x 241 ( = 1.1 x 14.21 x 9.49 in)
Battery
54 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD Webcam
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo Speakers, Keyboard: RGB Backlit-Keyboard with Numpad, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.278 kg ( = 80.35 oz / 5.02 pounds), Power Supply: 696 g ( = 24.55 oz / 1.53 pounds)
Price
1200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.4 %
11/2023
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg28 mm15.60"1920x1080
85.9 %
10/2023
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg25.2 mm15.60"2560x1440
86.3 %
06/2023
Asus TUF A15 FA507
R7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
86.2 %
10/2023
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
R7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg26.7 mm15.60"2560x1440
82.9 %
03/2023
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg24.9 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case & Connectivity - Crawler E40 in a brushed plastic finish

The display lid and base are constructed from robust plastic that closely resembles aluminum, giving it an intentional appearance. The edges of the display and the underside of the laptop are made of soft plastic. Both the smooth lid and the base are prone to attracting fingerprints.

Featuring an entirely black design, including the Erazer logo on the lid, the laptop has a relatively simple aesthetic. The base exhibits a high level of torsional resistance, while the lid, although less so, appears notably "soft" and flexes considerably when twisted, with the display handling it stoically. The overall workmanship is of a good standard, and visible gaps are not present.

Size Comparison

361 mm / 14.2 inch 241 mm / 9.49 inch 28 mm / 1.102 inch 2.3 kg5.02 lbs360.2 mm / 14.2 inch 243.5 mm / 9.59 inch 26.7 mm / 1.051 inch 2.2 kg4.88 lbs359.6 mm / 14.2 inch 264.8 mm / 10.4 inch 25.2 mm / 0.992 inch 2.4 kg5.29 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.3 kg5.03 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 251 mm / 9.88 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.2 kg4.75 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connections - No Thunderbolt, but USB 2.0 instead

Despite featuring an Intel CPU, the E40 lacks Thunderbolt support. It includes USB-C with a speed of 10 Gb/s. However, it also incorporates an outdated USB-A 2.0 port, which could potentially be upgraded to a faster alternative. Notably, there is no card reader present.

Right: USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, LAN
Right: USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, LAN
Left: Kensington, USB-A 3.0, USB-A 2.0, microphone, headset
Left: Kensington, USB-A 3.0, USB-A 2.0, microphone, headset
Rear: USB-C 3.2 Gen2, power, MiniDP, HDMI
Rear: USB-C 3.2 Gen2, power, MiniDP, HDMI
Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1529 (623min - 1608max) MBit/s +5%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1454 (1059min - 1535max) MBit/s
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1355 (1248min - 1436max) MBit/s -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (636 - 1780, n=147, last 2 years)
1303 MBit/s -10%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (464 - 1861, n=161)
1250 MBit/s -14%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
MediaTek MT7921
985 (902min - 1065max) MBit/s -32%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Realtek RTL8852BE
925 (899min - 969max) MBit/s -36%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1685 (1649min - 1700max) MBit/s +8%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1666 (840min - 1685max) MBit/s +7%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1555 (1446min - 1636max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=153, last 2 years)
1417 MBit/s -9%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (582 - 1890, n=161)
1393 MBit/s -10%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Realtek RTL8852BE
984 (966min - 995max) MBit/s -37%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
MediaTek MT7921
917 (797min - 933max) MBit/s -41%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1559 (793min - 1647max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (843 - 1878, n=71, last 2 years)
1510 MBit/s -3%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (623 - 1851, n=161)
1385 MBit/s -11%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1553 (1488min - 1566max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (853 - 1857, n=73, last 2 years)
1523 MBit/s -2%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=160)
1497 MBit/s -4%
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Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1533 (793-1647)
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1552 (1488-1566)
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1454 (1059-1535)
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7 Realtek RTL8852BE; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø926 (899-969)
Asus TUF A15 FA507 MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø985 (902-1065)
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1555 (1446-1636)
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7 Realtek RTL8852BE; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø984 (966-995)
Asus TUF A15 FA507 MediaTek MT7921; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø916 (797-933)
ColorChecker
8.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
11 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518: 10.34 ∆E min: 2.75 - max: 16.62 ∆E

Maintenance

To access the internal components, you need to remove 14 Phillips screws of the same size. The plastic base plate can then be easily levered off. Underneath, you'll find a cooling system with plenty of copper, a screwed battery, two RAM slots, the SSD cooled by two pads, and the replaceable WiFi module.

Open
Open
RAM
RAM
WiFi module and SSD with cooling pad on the base plate
WiFi module and SSD with cooling pad on the base plate
And a cooling pad underneath the SSD
And a cooling pad underneath the SSD

Input Devices - Overall solid

The keyboard layout, like that of other Medion devices reviewed this year, is quite clean. The keys, however, are rather little (1.4 cm), yet they are properly spaced. On the right, there is a numeric keypad with even smaller keys.  

The key travel is average and the feedback is somewhat soft. Nevertheless, it is easy and quick to type on.

The two-stage RGB backlighting, which can be configured via the Control Center (various colors) and controlled via special keys, helps in dark environments. But it is only single zone.

The touchpad (approx. 12.1 x 7.3 cm) is slightly offset to the left in order to be as central as possible under the other keys due to the numeric keypad. The surface is slippery, but the not exactly quiet clicking noises seem a little cheap.

The keyboard
The keyboard
The small keys
The small keys
Keyboard and touchpad
Keyboard and touchpad

Display - An old acquaintance from 2019

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Minimal backlight bleeding
Minimal backlight bleeding

The Medion Erazer Crawler E40 features a familiar display, which has been used in several laptops previously. The matte Full HD IPS display with a 144 Hz refresh rate is not the latest, having been used in the XMG Fusion 15 back in 2019.

The display's average brightness of 350 nits is acceptable, though the contrast is somewhat compromised by the weak black value.

Response times are decent for a gaming laptop, and there is a slight presence of backlight bleeding.

361
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
364
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
343
cd/m²
343
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE HF NV156FHM-N4G tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 364 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 350.9 cd/m² Minimum: 18.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 356 cd/m²
Contrast: 847:1 (Black: 0.43 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.98 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 1.36
ΔE Greyscale 4.39 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
63.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
89.7% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
61.4% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.58
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
BOE HF NV156FHM-N4G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
BOE CQ NE156QHM-NY4, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Asus TUF A15 FA507
N156HMA-GA1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
BOE CQ NE156QHM-NY2, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
AUOAF90 (B156HAN08.4), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
8%
6%
9%
-38%
Display P3 Coverage
61.4
66.3
8%
64.9
6%
67.5
10%
38.1
-38%
sRGB Coverage
89.7
96.6
8%
96.5
8%
97.6
9%
56.8
-37%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
63.2
67.7
7%
66.6
5%
68.9
9%
39.3
-38%
Response Times
25%
-199%
-29%
-282%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
8 ?(3.8, 4.2)
5 ?(2.16, 2.84)
37%
30.4 ?(14.8, 15.6)
-280%
13.2 ?(6.3, 6.9)
-65%
38.8 ?(18.6, 20.2)
-385%
Response Time Black / White *
9.6 ?(5.4, 4.2)
8.41 ?(3.96, 4.45)
12%
20.8 ?(11.7, 9.1)
-117%
8.8 ?(4.4, 4.4)
8%
26.8 ?(14.2, 12.6)
-179%
PWM Frequency
Screen
3%
32%
12%
-46%
Brightness middle
364
373
2%
288
-21%
336
-8%
261
-28%
Brightness
351
365
4%
271
-23%
307
-13%
258
-26%
Brightness Distribution
91
90
-1%
91
0%
77
-15%
92
1%
Black Level *
0.43
0.33
23%
0.17
60%
0.38
12%
0.19
56%
Contrast
847
1130
33%
1694
100%
884
4%
1374
62%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.98
4.19
-5%
1.9
52%
1.96
51%
5.57
-40%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.38
8.47
-33%
3.3
48%
5.07
21%
20.6
-223%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.36
1.07
21%
0.9
34%
1.27
7%
4.63
-240%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.39
5
-14%
2.7
38%
2.3
48%
3.19
27%
Gamma
2.58 85%
1.93 114%
2.32 95%
2.017 109%
2.45 90%
CCT
7316 89%
7520 86%
6535 99%
6644 98%
6146 106%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
12% / 7%
-54% / -6%
-3% / 6%
-122% / -78%

* ... smaller is better

The out-of-the-box performance of the display is suboptimal, with DeltaE values for colors and grayscale well above the target, and the black level being excessively high. However, calibrating the panel and reducing brightness significantly improves the display quality. After calibration, DeltaE values are reduced to a commendable 0.55 for grayscale and 1.36 for ColorChecker.

You can download our calibrated color profile for free above.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Grayscale calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated

The older panel exhibits clear weaknesses in terms of color space coverage, with even sRGB covered to only 90 percent at best. Despite good DeltaE values, the panel may be less suitable for content creators.

sRGB
sRGB
Display P3
Display P3
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
9.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.4 ms rise
↘ 4.2 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3.8 ms rise
↘ 4.2 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18242 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The matt surface, together with the brightness of 350 nits, ensures that working outdoors, at least in a shady place, is not a challenge.

Outside, dark November
Outside, dark November
Outdoors, oblique viewing angle
Outdoors, oblique viewing angle
Relatively stable IPS viewing angles
Relatively stable IPS viewing angles

Performance - A good combination of i5-13500H and RTX 4050

With the Crawler, we have an entry-level gaming laptop, as indicated by the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 and the Intel Core i5-13500H, both of which are solid budget variants among gaming components. There is also 16 GB of modern DDR5-4800 RAM and an NVMe SSD with 512 GB, and the storage space is also more of a budget option.

This makes the laptop suitable for anyone who doesn't necessarily have to play every current game in maximum details. For many games, however, the performance in the native 1080p resolution should be sufficient for high details. Content creators may also be interested in the performance and simple design, but the display is likely to be a knockout criterion for real creative work (images, videos).

 

Testing Conditions

Medion has pre-installed a generic Control Center on the Crawler E40, which houses performance profiles, keyboard lighting, and other settings. The app is not particularly fast and often only processes inputs with a slight delay.

On the main screen, it is also a little annoying that you have to scroll to the bottom right to access the GPU switch (MSHybrid vs. dGPU, restart required), for example, which could be designed more clearly with a little effort.

We used the gaming mode for the performance benchmarks and the power-saving mode for the battery tests, as the dGPU is deactivated here, and the integrated GPU takes over.

The performance profiles
The performance profiles
Keyboard backlighting
Keyboard backlighting
Key assignment
Key assignment
Battery charging options
Battery charging options

Processor

Gaming
Gaming
Entertainment
Entertainment
Silent
Silent
Battery
Battery

The Intel Core i5-13500H is a mid-range CPU from the current Raptor Lake-H series (Intel Gen13). It has 4 of the possible 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores. Together, it has 12 cores and 16 threads (only the P cores support hyperthreading). The E base clock is 1.9 GHz, the P cores can individually clock up to 4.7 GHz and together up to 4.6 GHz.

Incidentally, there is a Medion Erazer Crawler E50 with Intel Gen 12 i5-12450H. Medion's naming scheme is really very opaque and can mislead buyers, so be careful when buying!

In our benchmarks, the CPU delivered good performance and is pretty much on par with an average i5-13500 from our database.

During the Cinebench R15 loop, the processor shows very consistent performance right from the start without a drop after the first few runs. The table below shows the behavior in the various performance modes, including battery mode.

Mode/Value Cinebench R15 score CPU power consumption Range CPU power consumption typical
Gaming 2,331 60 - 110 W 105
Entertainment 2.135 50-105 51
Silent 835 15-23 15
Battery 1,065 19-21 21

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518 Intel Core i5-13500H: Ø2301 (2243.54-2330.87)
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7 Intel Core i7-13620H: Ø1890 (1668.89-2278.03)
Asus TUF A15 FA507 AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS: Ø2219 (2188.66-2273.89)
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23) AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS: Ø2428 (2409.06-2473.11)
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK Intel Core i7-12650H: Ø1968 (1876.44-2253.14)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Average of class Gaming
 
78.7 pt
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
77.8 pt
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
71.4 pt
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
68.6 pt
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
67.6 pt
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
 
66.5 pt
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
64.9 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34613, n=246, last 2 years)
18590 Points +34%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
15821 Points +14%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
15537 Points +12%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
15176 Points +10%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (13542 - 16335, n=5)
14426 Points +4%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
13831 Points
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
13750 Points -1%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
1860 Points +3%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
1799 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2227, n=244, last 2 years)
1783 Points -1%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1757 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (1704 - 1799, n=5)
1755 Points -2%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
1697 Points -6%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1546 Points -14%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=244, last 2 years)
7062 Points +36%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6200 Points +19%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
6009 Points +15%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
5828 Points +12%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (5108 - 6212, n=5)
5491 Points +5%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
5354 Points +3%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
5210 Points
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
719 Points +5%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
688 Points 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 855, n=244, last 2 years)
687 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
685 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (655 - 687, n=5)
674 Points -2%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
652 Points -5%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
603 Points -12%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=250, last 2 years)
2941 Points +26%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2473 Points +6%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
2331 (2243.54min - 2330.87max) Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (2234 - 2475, n=5)
2317 Points -1%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
2278 (1668.89min - 2278.03max) Points -2%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
2274 (2188.66min - 2273.89max) Points -2%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
2253 (1876.44min - 2253.14max) Points -3%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
280 Points +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 315, n=249, last 2 years)
264 Points +6%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
263 Points +6%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (243 - 261, n=5)
251 Points +1%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
249 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
248 Points
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
247 Points 0%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
243 Seconds * -15%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (205 - 263, n=6)
240 Seconds * -14%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
234 Seconds * -11%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
223 Seconds * -6%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
211 Seconds *
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 1259, n=241, last 2 years)
209 Seconds * +1%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
201 Seconds * +5%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=241, last 2 years)
73671 MIPS +26%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
70618 MIPS +21%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
60612 MIPS +3%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
59034 MIPS +1%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
58567 MIPS
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
55381 MIPS -5%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (50846 - 58567, n=6)
53945 MIPS -8%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6686 MIPS +22%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=242, last 2 years)
6029 MIPS +10%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
5915 MIPS +8%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
5786 MIPS +5%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (5500 - 5885, n=6)
5643 MIPS +3%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
5537 MIPS +1%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
5500 MIPS
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=247, last 2 years)
13067 Points +18%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
12014 Points +8%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
11430 Points +3%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
11198 Points +1%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
11099 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (9312 - 11465, n=5)
10739 Points -3%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
9346 Points -16%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1938 Points +12%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
1865 Points +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2168, n=247, last 2 years)
1782 Points +3%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (1674 - 1762, n=5)
1733 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
1730 Points
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
1667 Points -4%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
1507 Points -13%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=245, last 2 years)
20.3 fps +15%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
20.1 fps +14%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
17.6 fps
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
17.4 fps -1%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
17.4 fps -1%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
16.6 fps -6%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (14.4 - 17.9, n=6)
15.8 fps -10%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
59 s *
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (44 - 65.5, n=5)
54.2 s * +8%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
50.6 s * +14%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=239, last 2 years)
49.4 s * +16%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
47 s * +20%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
44 s * +25%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
43.8 s * +26%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
0.4964 sec * -3%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H
0.4904 sec * -2%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (0.471 - 0.51, n=6)
0.4847 sec * -0%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H
0.4828 sec *
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 4.47, n=242, last 2 years)
0.4761 sec * +1%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H
0.4509 sec * +7%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.4363 sec * +10%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2331 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
188.9 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
248 Points
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Performance Rating
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
98.5 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
82.4 pt
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
74.9 pt
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
69 pt
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
68.2 pt
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
 
63.3 pt
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
57.2 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
25041 KRay/s +72%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 60169, n=238, last 2 years)
17249 KRay/s +18%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
16315 KRay/s +12%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
15620 KRay/s +7%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
14573 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (11081 - 15390, n=6)
12827 KRay/s -12%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
10779 KRay/s -26%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
111187 Points +52%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
102221 Points +40%
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 252486, n=238, last 2 years)
86589 Points +18%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
76434 Points +4%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
73236 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (56813 - 74251, n=6)
64235 Points -12%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
63195 Points -14%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
4293 MB/s +25%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 10389, n=238, last 2 years)
4082 MB/s +19%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3430 MB/s
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3421 MB/s 0%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3244 MB/s -5%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (2621 - 3623, n=6)
3092 MB/s -10%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
2576 MB/s -25%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 200651, n=238, last 2 years)
106458 Points +27%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
105391 Points +26%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
103991 Points +24%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
87225 Points +4%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
83838 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (77835 - 85727, n=6)
83036 Points -1%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
78867 Points -6%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
15183 Points +89%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
12579 Points +57%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 32988, n=238, last 2 years)
11746 Points +46%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8694 Points +8%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8018 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (7249 - 8086, n=6)
7627 Points -5%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
7192 Points -10%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
58441 Points +61%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
55524 Points +53%
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 134044, n=238, last 2 years)
44850 Points +23%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
37738 Points +4%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
36344 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (27820 - 38336, n=6)
32014 Points -12%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
31055 Points -15%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
165907 MB/s +153%
Average of class Gaming
  (18146 - 328679, n=238, last 2 years)
103805 MB/s +58%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (62657 - 120493, n=6)
93013 MB/s +42%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
66845 MB/s +2%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
66447 MB/s +1%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
65606 MB/s
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
52697 MB/s -20%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2409, n=238, last 2 years)
1151 MB/s +16%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
1025 MB/s +3%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
992 MB/s
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (782 - 992, n=6)
904 MB/s -9%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
879 MB/s -11%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
760 MB/s -23%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
651 MB/s -34%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
13441 KRay/s +68%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 31796, n=238, last 2 years)
9373 KRay/s +17%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8556 KRay/s +7%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8448 KRay/s +6%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8004 KRay/s
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (5955 - 8495, n=6)
6924 KRay/s -13%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
6398 KRay/s -20%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
37023 MPixel/s +1%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
36594 MPixel/s
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
35998 MPixel/s -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 60161, n=239, last 2 years)
35595 MPixel/s -3%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
33965 MPixel/s -7%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (20212 - 37618, n=6)
30582 MPixel/s -16%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
28318 MPixel/s -23%

System Performance

PCMark 10
PCMark 10

In PCMark 10, the XMG Apex 15 and the Lenovo LOQ 15 are slightly ahead, especially in Productivity and Essentials. The Crawler is equal in Digital Content Creation. Only the LOQ 15 is slightly faster in Crossmark.

PCMark 10 / Score
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
7683 Points +6%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
7656 Points +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (4477 - 9852, n=208, last 2 years)
7518 Points +4%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
7228 Points
Asus TUF A15 FA507
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
7210 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
  (6812 - 7228, n=2)
7020 Points -3%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
6892 Points -5%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
10923 Points +9%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
10755 Points +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (7334 - 12334, n=207, last 2 years)
10658 Points +6%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
10573 Points +6%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10180 Points +2%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
10019 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
  (9521 - 10019, n=2)
9770 Points -2%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
9980 Points +11%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
9744 Points +9%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
9707 Points +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 11833, n=207, last 2 years)
9669 Points +8%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
9313 Points +4%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
8968 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
  (8890 - 8968, n=2)
8929 Points 0%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
11486 Points +1%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
11467 Points +1%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
11405 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (5288 - 18475, n=207, last 2 years)
11278 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
  (10134 - 11405, n=2)
10770 Points -6%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
10333 Points -9%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
8957 Points -21%
CrossMark / Overall
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
1881 Points +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (974 - 2295, n=171, last 2 years)
1863 Points +4%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
1794 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
1794 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1749 Points -3%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1718 Points -4%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1550 Points -14%
CrossMark / Productivity
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
1799 Points +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (907 - 2166, n=171, last 2 years)
1778 Points +4%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
1713 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
1713 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1677 Points -2%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1653 Points -4%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1517 Points -11%
CrossMark / Creativity
Average of class Gaming
  (1027 - 2514, n=171, last 2 years)
2019 Points +7%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
2005 Points +6%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1930 Points +2%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
1891 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
1891 Points 0%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1840 Points -3%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1709 Points -10%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
1778 Points +1%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
1760 Points
Average Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
 
1760 Points 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (1029 - 2275, n=171, last 2 years)
1697 Points -4%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1570 Points -11%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1480 Points -16%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7735HS, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1231 Points -30%
PCMark 10 Score
7228 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
67579 MB/s +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 89414, n=238, last 2 years)
57704 MB/s 0%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
57689 MB/s
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
56560 MB/s -2%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
53927 MB/s -7%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (36916 - 57830, n=6)
49117 MB/s -15%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
48432 MB/s -16%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
65535 MB/s +2%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
64043 MB/s
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
61738 MB/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 89096, n=238, last 2 years)
61412 MB/s -4%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
61372 MB/s -4%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (41676 - 65633, n=6)
54327 MB/s -15%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
49994 MB/s -22%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
87163 MB/s +44%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
60523 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 103259, n=238, last 2 years)
59962 MB/s -1%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
57505 MB/s -5%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
54997 MB/s -9%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
54111 MB/s -11%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (36826 - 60523, n=6)
51040 MB/s -16%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
108.2 ns * -13%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Intel Core i5-13500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
96.1 ns *
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
94.9 ns * +1%
Average Intel Core i5-13500H
  (86.2 - 96.1, n=6)
91.3 ns * +5%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
86.3 ns * +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (76.2 - 140, n=235, last 2 years)
84.4 ns * +12%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
82.2 ns * +14%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

There are no problems when opening the browser or multiple tabs. However, LatencyMon detects some issues when playing our 4K/60 fps YouTube video. At least this is played without any dropped frames. The latency value increases slightly under Prime95.

YouTube test
YouTube test
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon driver
LatencyMon driver
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-12650H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
7213.9 μs * -749%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i5-13500H, Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
849.2 μs *
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
629.8 μs * +26%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
316.9 μs * +63%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Medion uses a 512 GB NVMe SSD from Phison. Although this does not come close to the speed of the Samsung 990 Pro in the XMG Apex 15, it outperforms the storage of the other three competitors and its performance is also very consistent over a longer period of time. There are more SSD comparisons in our SSD best list.

AS SSD
AS SSD
AS SSD Copy
AS SSD Copy
Crystaldiskmark
Crystaldiskmark
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 4955 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3956 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 691 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 417 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 79.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 320 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 2109 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 1451 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
92 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
69.8 pt
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
66 pt
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
 
66 pt
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
50.9 pt
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
48.8 pt
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
34.9 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Average of class Gaming
  (1291 - 6045, n=208, last 2 years)
3446 MB/s +41%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
3181 (3131.68min - 3180.68max) MB/s +30%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
2706 (2645.56min - 2705.91max) MB/s +11%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
2445 (2401.03min - 2444.58max) MB/s
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
 
2445 MB/s 0%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2291 (2271.71min - 2290.75max) MB/s -6%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1759 (1754.48min - 1759.3max) MB/s -28%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1759 (1754.48min - 1759.3max) MB/s -28%
seq write
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
5612 (5587.17min - 5611.66max) MB/s +42%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
3954 (3681.97min - 3953.61max) MB/s
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
 
3954 MB/s 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (535 - 9108, n=208, last 2 years)
3690 MB/s -7%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2903 (2823.62min - 2902.74max) MB/s -27%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
2437 (2333.71min - 2436.52max) MB/s -38%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1554 (1534.35min - 1553.61max) MB/s -61%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1554 (1534.35min - 1553.61max) MB/s -61%
seq q8 t1 read
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
7148 (6443.71min - 7147.72max) MB/s +41%
Average of class Gaming
  (1620 - 16089, n=208, last 2 years)
6152 MB/s +22%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
5062 (4752.36min - 5062.05max) MB/s
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
 
5062 MB/s 0%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
4556 (3742.64min - 4556.27max) MB/s -10%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
3886 (3200.77min - 3885.81max) MB/s -23%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
3886 (3200.77min - 3885.81max) MB/s -23%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
2605 (2370.7min - 2605.47max) MB/s -49%
seq q8 t1 write
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
6887 (6876.44min - 6887.05max) MB/s +74%
Average of class Gaming
  (86.2 - 14571, n=208, last 2 years)
4599 MB/s +16%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
3969 (3938.66min - 3968.89max) MB/s
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
 
3969 MB/s 0%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
3411 (3334.51min - 3410.81max) MB/s -14%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
2741 (2725.88min - 2740.8max) MB/s -31%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1640 (1630.54min - 1639.84max) MB/s -59%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1640 (1630.54min - 1639.84max) MB/s -59%
4k q1 t1 read
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
76.4 (74.14min - 76.37max) MB/s
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
 
76.4 MB/s 0%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
72.9 (72.39min - 72.89max) MB/s -5%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
68 (63.62min - 67.96max) MB/s -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (30.6 - 97.4, n=208, last 2 years)
67.8 MB/s -11%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
32.6 (32.27min - 32.56max) MB/s -57%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
32.6 (32.27min - 32.56max) MB/s -57%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
31.8 (31.24min - 31.76max) MB/s -58%
4k q1 t1 write
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
313 (263.74min - 313.06max) MB/s
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
 
313 MB/s 0%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
267 (258.43min - 266.75max) MB/s -15%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
258 (254.71min - 258.21max) MB/s -18%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
231 (202.36min - 231.22max) MB/s -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (66.6 - 421, n=208, last 2 years)
225 MB/s -28%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
129.5 (125.88min - 129.52max) MB/s -59%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
129.5 (125.88min - 129.52max) MB/s -59%
4k q32 t16 read
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
4920 (4905.31min - 4919.9max) MB/s +148%
Average of class Gaming
  (313 - 5870, n=208, last 2 years)
2518 MB/s +27%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
1980 (1976.94min - 1979.69max) MB/s
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
 
1980 MB/s 0%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
1751 (1733.17min - 1751.15max) MB/s -12%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1678 (1211.7min - 1678.15max) MB/s -15%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
789 (769.77min - 789.25max) MB/s -60%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
789 (769.77min - 789.25max) MB/s -60%
4k q32 t16 write
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
4336 (4155.04min - 4336.27max) MB/s +51%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
2872 (2448.73min - 2871.62max) MB/s
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
 
2872 MB/s 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (288 - 4869, n=208, last 2 years)
2154 MB/s -25%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1509 MB/s -47%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
838 (789.23min - 837.94max) MB/s -71%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
314 (293.25min - 314.3max) MB/s -89%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
314 (293.25min - 314.3max) MB/s -89%
AS SSD
Score Total
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
10039 Points +97%
Average of class Gaming
  (1923 - 10783, n=195, last 2 years)
6710 Points +32%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
5102 Points
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
 
5102 Points 0%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
4020 Points -21%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
3697 Points -28%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
3315 Points -35%
Score Read
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
3595 Points +61%
Average of class Gaming
  (528 - 4721, n=195, last 2 years)
2474 Points +11%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
2236 Points
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
 
2236 Points 0%
Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 Core i7
Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNT512G
1800 Points -19%
MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1726 Points -23%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1116 Points -50%
Score Write
SCHENKER XMG Apex 15 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
4617 Points +167%
Average of class Gaming
  (515 - 5339, n=195, last 2 years)
3038 Points +76%
Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM
1735 Points 0%
Medion Erazer Crawler E40 - MD 62518
Phison PS5021-E21 512GB
1727 Points
Average Phison PS5021-E21 512GB