Our review of the Schenker XMG Pro 15: The RTX 3080 Ti gamer has a lot of good features
Our review of the XMG Pro 15 with an i7-12700 H and a RTX 3080 Ti is now complete. Schenker advertises the XMG Pro 15 as an all-round laptop for gamers and workstation users with highlights such as a QHD display with great color space coverage, for example. However, some decent features are accompanied by small "but". Perhaps too many.
We have just completed our review of Schenker's XMG Pro 15. The gaming laptop has many good features, ranging from the display and the ports to the performance. Nevertheless, many of these do not seem to be fully optimized.
The matte QHD IPS display (2560 x 1440) shines with great color space coverage and fast response times, but struggles with a somewhat uneven illumination, which pushes down the average brightness and brings it below 300 nits.
The processor- and 3D performance of the Pro is high, but despite the new and now again thicker case, the Pro 15 gets very loud and very hot, very quickly. Unfortunately, this also affects the SSD. The nominally very fast Samsung 980 Pro with 1 TB throttles under sustained load.
An SD card reader has been installed again, as it should be for a workstation. However, this only accepts cards in MicroSD format and the transfer rates are below average.
A C64 marked my entry into the world of PCs. I spent my student internship in the repair department of a computer shop and at the end of the day I was allowed to assemble my own 486 PC from “workshop remnants”. As a result of this, I later studied computer science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, with psychology also being added to my studies. After my first job as a research assistant at the university, I went to London for a year and worked for Sega in computer game translation quality assurance. This included working on games such as Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Company of Heroes. I have been writing for Notebookcheck since 2017.
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Growing up in regional Australia, I first became acquainted with computers in my early teens after a broken leg from a football (soccer) match temporarily condemned me to a predominately indoor lifestyle. Soon afterwards I was building my own systems. Now I live in Germany, having moved here in 2014, where I study philosophy and anthropology. I am particularly fascinated by how computer technology has fundamentally and dramatically reshaped human culture, and how it continues to do so.