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Schenker Technologies XMG P407 (Clevo P641HK1) Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Katarina Novak), 03/22/2017

Compact gamer. Schenker's 14-inch device runs all games smoothly on the matte IPS display. The features are good as well, with an NVMe SSD and HDD combination, 16 GB of RAM, and a good keyboard on-board. An LTE/UMTS modem can also be installed in the computer if needed.

For the original German review, see here.

The Schenker XMG P407 is the successor of the XMG P406, which we have already reviewed. Externally, the two devices do not differ. Internally, quite a bit has changed. The XMG P407 carries an Intel Kaby Lake processor and an Nvidia Pascal graphics core. Our review reveals the effects of the new hardware generations. Due to the manageable number of 14-inch gaming notebooks, the XMG P407 does not have much competition. Two examples would be the Razer Blade (2016) and the Gigabyte P34W v5.

Schenker XMG P407
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) - 4096 MB, Core: 1493 MHz, Memory: 3500 MHz, GDDR5, 128-bit-connection, ForceWare 378.49, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400, dual-channel, two slots (both occupied), max. 32 GB
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, LG Philips LP140WF3-SPD1 (LGD046D), IPS, 60 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM175
Storage
Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e, 256 GB 
, + Seagate Barracuda ST1000LM048, 1 TB HDD @ 5400 rpm. Slots: 1x M.2-type 2280 & 1x 2.5-inch
Soundcard
Realtek ALC892 @ Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone jack, microphone input, S/PDIF, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Mini SD, MMC, RSMMC, SIM-card slot
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 349 x 247 ( = 0.98 x 13.74 x 9.72 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: FHD
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Power supply: 120 Watt, Control Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.118 kg ( = 74.71 oz / 4.67 pounds), Power Supply: 460 g ( = 16.23 oz / 1.01 pounds)
Price
1569 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

383 mm / 15.1 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 29 mm / 1.142 inch 2.4 kg5.29 lbs349 mm / 13.7 inch 247 mm / 9.72 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.1 kg4.67 lbs349 mm / 13.7 inch 247 mm / 9.72 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.2 kg4.83 lbs345 mm / 13.6 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.14 lbs340 mm / 13.4 inch 239 mm / 9.41 inch 20.9 mm / 0.823 inch 1.8 kg3.99 lbs

Connectivity

Regarding the ports, there are some upgrades to be announced compared to the XMG P406:

  • One of the four USB 3.1 Type-A Gen-1 ports makes room for a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen-2 port.
  • One of the two Mini DisplayPorts is upgraded to the 1.4 standard (XMG P406: 2x 1.2). This port supports monitors capable of G-Sync.
Left side: Mini DisplayPort 1.4, Mini DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, USB 3.1 Gen-1 (Type-A), USB 3.1 Gen-2 (Type-C), microphone input, headphone jack, S/PDIF
Left side: Mini DisplayPort 1.4, Mini DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, USB 3.1 Gen-1 (Type-A), USB 3.1 Gen-2 (Type-C), microphone input, headphone jack, S/PDIF
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Schenker XMG P406
 
76 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Schenker XMG P407
 
76 MB/s ∼100%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
 
26 MB/s ∼34% -66%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Schenker XMG P407
 
87 MB/s ∼100%
Schenker XMG P406
 
86 MB/s ∼99% -1%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
 
27.7 MB/s ∼32% -68%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
513 MBit/s ∼100% +7%
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
480 MBit/s ∼94%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (jseb)
347 MBit/s ∼68% -28%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
561 MBit/s ∼100% +28%
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
439 MBit/s ∼78%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (jseb)
312 MBit/s ∼56% -29%

Display

Subpixel
Subpixel

The matte 14-inch display of the XMG P407 runs at a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. There are no other screen types available. The display offers good contrast (1104:1) and decent brightness (281.6 cd/m2), although the brightness level could be even higher. After all, Schenker demands considerably more than 1,000 Euros (~$1079) for the notebook. On a positive note, the screen never exhibits PWM-flickering.

278
cd/m²
304
cd/m²
315
cd/m²
253
cd/m²
298
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
254
cd/m²
278
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 315 cd/m² Average: 281.6 cd/m² Minimum: 25 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 80 %
Center on Battery: 298 cd/m²
Contrast: 1104:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.42 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 4.11 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
82% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 54% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.5
Schenker XMG P407
LG Philips LP140WF3-SPD1 (LGD046D), 1920x1080, 14
Schenker XMG P406
LG Philips 140WF1 (LGD040A), 1920x1080, 14
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
LG Philips LP140WF3-SPD1 (LGD046D), 1920x1080, 14
Gigabyte P34W v5
2560x1440, 14
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Chi Mei N156HGE-EAL, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-15%
2%
9%
-1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
47 (14, 33)
56 (22, 34)
-19%
47 (14, 33)
-0%
41.2 (15.2, 26)
12%
44 (24, 20)
6%
Response Time Black / White *
27 (5, 22)
30 (8, 22)
-11%
26 (6, 20)
4%
25.4 (3.4, 22)
6%
29 (12, 17)
-7%
PWM Frequency
198 (90)
Screen
-1%
-1%
3%
-50%
Brightness middle
298
282
-5%
272
-9%
277.8
-7%
258
-13%
Brightness
282
266
-6%
277
-2%
270
-4%
234
-17%
Brightness Distribution
80
81
1%
84
5%
83
4%
79
-1%
Black Level *
0.27
0.22
19%
0.26
4%
0.38
-41%
0.54
-100%
Contrast
1104
1282
16%
1046
-5%
731
-34%
478
-57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.42
4.98
-13%
4.59
-4%
2.71
39%
9.74
-120%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.57
10.2
-19%
8.49
1%
5.47
36%
14.6
-70%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.11
4.08
1%
4.28
-4%
2.11
49%
11.59
-182%
Gamma
2.5 88%
2.51 88%
2.23 99%
2.19 100%
2.19 100%
CCT
6329 103%
5877 111%
6848 95%
6314 103%
11851 55%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
54
54
0%
55
2%
48.5
-10%
76
41%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
82
83
1%
83
1%
76.9
-6%
100
22%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-8% / -3%
1% / -1%
6% / 4%
-26% / -42%

* ... smaller is better

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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9705 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The display already has very decent color reproduction in factory default settings. We measure a DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 4.42, which is not far from the target value (DeltaE smaller than 3). The screen also does not suffer from a blue tint. Calibrating it can still offer some improvements: The color deviation drops to a value of 3.37, and the grayscales are more balanced. The color spaces AdobeRGB and sRGB cannot be displayed; the coverage rates amount to 82% (sRGB) and 54% (AdobeRGB).

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Schenker XMG P407 vs. sRGB (82%)
Schenker XMG P407 vs. sRGB (82%)
Schenker XMG P407 vs. AdobeRGB (54%)
Schenker XMG P407 vs. AdobeRGB (54%)

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
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 53 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
47 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 33 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 75 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (40.7 ms).

Schenker equips the P407 with an IPS panel with stable viewing angles, meaning that the display can be read from every position. The notebook could be used outdoors, but not in bright sunlight.

The XMG P407 outdoors (taken under cloudy skies)
The XMG P407 outdoors (taken under cloudy skies)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

With the XMG P407, Schenker delivers a gaming notebook in the 14-inch format. It runs all current games smoothly and performs well in all other areas of application. Our test device can be purchased for around 1,500 Euros (~$1619). The P407 can be individually configured in the Schenker store. Alternatively, you can also choose a preconfigured model offered in various online shops.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon

Processor

It should come as no surprise that Intel's Core i7-7700HQ (Kaby Lake) quad-core processor made its way into the XMG P407 as well. It constitutes a good compromise between processing power and energy consumption and is therefore ideally suited for (mobile) gaming notebooks. The CPU is clocked at a base speed of 2.8 GHz; this can be increased to 3.4 GHz (four cores), 3.6 GHz (two cores), or 3.8 GHz (one core) via Turbo. The processor thus consistently achieves higher speeds than its Skylake predecessor, the Core i7-6700HQ. This is also why the 7700HQ performs somewhat better in our CPU tests. On a technical level, Kaby Lake and Skylake are practically identical. The CPU handles our tests at 3.4 GHz (multithread) and 3.4 to 3.8 GHz (single-thread) when plugged in; in battery mode, the clock speed drops to a consistent 1.7 GHz.

Turbo is not as extensively used as it could be in single-thread applications, which is why the 7700HQ cannot pull ahead of its predecessor in the single-thread tests. By letting the Cinebench R15 multithread test run in a loop for around 30 minutes, we check whether Turbo is used persistently. The results of the P407 are invariably on the same level; performance drops are therefore not present.

Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
CPU & GPU load
CPU & GPU load
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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
5472
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
22216
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5742
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
64.08 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
8.08 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.66 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
93.81 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
738 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
149 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
149 Points ∼100% 0%
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
149 Points ∼100%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
146 Points ∼98% -2%
Schenker XMG P406
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
141 Points ∼95% -5%
Gigabyte P34W v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
137 Points ∼92% -8%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
738 Points ∼100%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
730 Points ∼99% -1%
Gigabyte P34W v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
680 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG P406
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
680 Points ∼92% -8%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
678 Points ∼92% -8%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.68 Points ∼100% +1%
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.66 Points ∼99%
Gigabyte P34W v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.65 Points ∼98% -1%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.65 Points ∼98% -1%
Schenker XMG P406
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.6 Points ∼95% -4%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.16 Points ∼100% +1%
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.08 Points ∼99%
Gigabyte P34W v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.5 Points ∼92% -7%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.49 Points ∼92% -7%
Schenker XMG P406
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.45 Points ∼91% -8%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5742 Points ∼100%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5568 Points ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
5550 Points ∼97% -3%
Gigabyte P34W v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
5460 Points ∼95% -5%
Schenker XMG P406
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
5348 Points ∼93% -7%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
22216 Points ∼100%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
21976 Points ∼99% -1%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
20639 Points ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG P406
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
20394 Points ∼92% -8%
Gigabyte P34W v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
20195 Points ∼91% -9%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
13693 Points ∼100%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
13346 Points ∼97% -3%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
12873 Points ∼94% -6%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
3558 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
3542 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
3256 Points ∼92% -8%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
14026 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
13058 Points ∼93% -7%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
12448 Points ∼89% -11%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4326 Points ∼100% 0%
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4321 Points ∼100%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4119 Points ∼95% -5%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
252.12 Points ∼100% +2%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
247.33 Points ∼98% 0%
Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
247.2 Points ∼98%

System Performance

We did not encounter any problems: The system works smoothly and without hiccups, thanks to the combination of a powerful CPU and a fast NVMe SSD. Our subjective impression is reinforced by the very good results in the PCMark benchmarks. Schenker's 14-inch notebook can be used in any scenario where a lot of processing power is necessary - gaming, video editing, photo editing. It is not possible to increase the overall performance, as Schenker has already maxed out everything.

PCMark 7 Score
6266 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4069 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5146 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5234 points
Help
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Schenker XMG P407
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
5234 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG P406
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
5023 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
4920 Points ∼94% -6%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
4831 Points ∼92% -8%
Gigabyte P34W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
4649 Points ∼89% -11%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Schenker XMG P407
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
4069 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
4010 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
3899 Points ∼96% -4%
Gigabyte P34W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
3706 Points ∼91% -9%
Schenker XMG P406
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
3371 Points ∼83% -17%
PCMark 7 - Score
Schenker XMG P407
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
6266 Points ∼100%
Gigabyte P34W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
6242 Points ∼100% 0%
Schenker XMG P406
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
6147 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
5874 Points ∼94% -6%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
3818 Points ∼61% -39%

Storage Devices

Schenker uses a Samsung SSD as the system drive. This M.2 model (SM961) offers a total capacity of 256 GB. Since this is an NVMe SSD, the transfer rates are excellent. NVMe drives are attached via PCI Express x4, which allows for much higher transfer speeds than a connection via SATA-III. The SSD's storage is usually not enough for a gaming notebook. This is why the XMG P407 also includes a common 2.5-inch hard drive (1 TB, 5,400 rpm).

Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
Sequential Read: 1345 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1502 MB/s
512K Read: 320.3 MB/s
512K Write: 1276 MB/s
4K Read: 58.89 MB/s
4K Write: 171 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 625.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 539 MB/s
Schenker XMG P407
Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
Schenker XMG P406
Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
 
Gigabyte P34W v5
Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB m.2 NVMe
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
14%
20%
31%
-96%
Write 4k QD32
539
287.3
-47%
508
-6%
418.9
-22%
1.234
-100%
Read 4k QD32
625.4
320.5
-49%
591.9
-5%
621.7
-1%
1.088
-100%
Write 4k
171
110.3
-35%
145.6
-15%
167.3
-2%
1.122
-99%
Read 4k
58.89
43.82
-26%
58.08
-1%
53.83
-9%
0.494
-99%
Write 512
1276
1285
1%
1030
-19%
1483
16%
56.98
-96%
Read 512
320.3
1149
259%
800.1
150%
936.6
192%
43.19
-87%
Write Seq
1502
1290
-14%
1668
11%
1524
1%
107.3
-93%
Read Seq
1345
1634
21%
1977
47%
2269
69%
112.4
-92%

Graphics Card

The XMG P407 is delivered with an active switchable graphics solution (Optimus). Intel's integrated HD Graphics 630 comes into action in everyday use and battery mode. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is responsible for demanding applications such as computer games. The GTX 1050 Ti is an upper mid-range model based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture. The core supports DirectX 12 and achieves speeds of up to 1924 MHz. This value, however, is not consistently upheld; we observed an average clock frequency of 1870 MHz during our test. The GPU has access to 4096 MB of GDDR5 graphics memory. The results of the 3DMark benchmarks are at a good level for the built-in graphics core. The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti attains somewhat better results than the predecessor's GeForce GTX 970M.

3DMark 06 Standard
26084 points
3DMark 11 Performance
9921 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
83626 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
22393 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7194 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
3766 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
2659 points
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3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
11622 Points ∼100% +39%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
10791 Points ∼93% +29%
Schenker XMG P407
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
8376 Points ∼72%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
7646 Points ∼66% -9%
Gigabyte P34W v5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
7457 Points ∼64% -11%
Schenker XMG P406
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
7436 Points ∼64% -11%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
6382 Points ∼55% -24%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
78820 Points ∼100% +46%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
61281 Points ∼78% +14%
Schenker XMG P407
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
53978 Points ∼68%
Schenker XMG P406
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
51975 Points ∼66% -4%
Gigabyte P34W v5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
51225 Points ∼65% -5%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
49539 Points ∼63% -8%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
39824 Points ∼51% -26%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
15387 Points ∼100% +48%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
13534 Points ∼88% +30%
Schenker XMG P407
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
10402 Points ∼68%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
9725 Points ∼63% -7%
Gigabyte P34W v5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
9691 Points ∼63% -7%
Schenker XMG P406
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
9649 Points ∼63% -7%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
8223 Points ∼53% -21%

Gaming Performance

The CPU-GPU combination in the XMG P407 brings all current computer games smoothly onto the display, usually in Full HD resolution and with high, sometimes maximum quality settings. Some games require lowering the resolution and/or quality settings, for example Mafia 3. As far as resolutions beyond Full HD are concerned, the built-in graphics core is not made for that; only a few games can be played with playable frame rates in 4K. For this, you should use a laptop with at least a GTX 1070 on-board.

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 360.1258.1199.298.9fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 168.9159.2152.276.4fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 178.6174.9145.771fps
Ashes of the Singularity (2016) 63.245.640.4fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 9974.739.820.3fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 142.1122.162.456.3fps
Civilization VI (2016) 70.250.141.842.4fps
Titanfall 2 (2016) 143.7136.568.558.6fps
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
102.3 fps ∼100% +34%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
94 fps ∼92% +23%
Schenker XMG P407
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
76.4 fps ∼75%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
72.8 fps ∼71% -5%
Gigabyte P34W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
71.4 fps ∼70% -7%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
66.2 fps ∼65% -13%
Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX AF:16x
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
144.9 fps ∼100% +47%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
131.7 fps ∼91% +33%
Schenker XMG P407
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
98.9 fps ∼68%
Gigabyte P34W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
87.4 fps ∼60% -12%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
80.6 fps ∼56% -19%
Battlefield 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
99.8 fps ∼100% +41%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
94 fps ∼94% +32%
Schenker XMG P407
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
71 fps ∼71%
Schenker XMG P406
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
58.1 fps ∼58% -18%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
52 fps ∼52% -27%
Battlefield 1 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Schenker XMG P407
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
56.3 fps ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
51.2 fps ∼91% -9%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
44.4 fps ∼79% -21%
Ashes of the Singularity - 1920x1080 high
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
57.4 fps ∼100% +42%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
49.4 fps ∼86% +22%
Schenker XMG P407
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
40.4 fps ∼70%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
29.1 fps ∼51% -28%
Titanfall 2 - 1920x1080 Very High (Insane Texture Quality) / Enabled AA:TS AF:16x
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
78.5 fps ∼100% +34%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
66.7 fps ∼85% +14%
Schenker XMG P407
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
58.6 fps ∼75%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
45.5 fps ∼58% -22%
Civilization VI - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS
Schenker XMG P407
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
42.4 fps ∼100%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
34.1 fps ∼80% -20%
Deus Ex Mankind Divided - 1920x1080 High Preset AF:4x
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
52.4 fps ∼100% +32%
Schenker XMG P407
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
39.8 fps ∼76%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
32.2 fps ∼61% -19%

Emissions

System Noise

The two fans of the XMG P407 frequently stand still when idling, leaving only the noise of the 2.5-inch hard drive. The CPU fan works occasionally. We criticized the predecessor model, the XMG P406, for having a fan that unexpectedly speeds up in idle mode and creates considerable noise. The P407 does not have this issue. The fans attain significant speeds and noise under load: During our stress test, we measure a sound pressure level of 48 dB(A); in everyday gaming situations, the noise level fluctuates between 39 and 43 dB(A).

The GPU fan (= on the right side from the user's point of view) of the notebook is a negative point. It rattles/wobbles slightly and produces more noise than necessary. However, the noise is primarily heard at low rotation speeds. After having opened the case of the P407, the cause of this rattling is quickly found: The fan is defective. The vane wheel is not firmly fixed and can be moved along the rotation axis, grinding slightly on the case of the fan. Hopefully, only our test device has a defective fan.

Noise level idle
Noise level idle
Noise level load
Noise level load
Noise level speaker
Noise level speaker

Noise Level

Idle
31 / 32 / 36 dB(A)
HDD
32 dB(A)
Load
43 / 48 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29 dB(A)
Schenker XMG P407
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Schenker XMG P406
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P34W v5
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Noise
-5%
-9%
-2%
1%
off / environment *
29
31
-7%
30.6
-6%
Idle Minimum *
31
30
3%
35
-13%
31.6
-2%
32.5
-5%
Idle Average *
32
32
-0%
36
-13%
31.6
1%
32.5
-2%
Idle Maximum *
36
40
-11%
37
-3%
32.5
10%
32.5
10%
Load Average *
43
47
-9%
43
-0%
46.5
-8%
36.4
15%
Load Maximum *
48
51
-6%
57
-19%
52.5
-9%
52.4
-9%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The P407 handles our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least an hour) differently in battery mode and when plugged in. In the latter case, the processor works at 2.3 GHz with occasional slowdowns to 550 MHz. The graphics core attains a frequency of approximately 1450 MHz. These values drop considerably when running on battery: The CPU clock speed jumps back and forth between 800 MHz and 1.7 GHz. The speed of the GPU keeps fluctuating in the range of 900 MHz to 1.9 GHz. The notebook's heat development is comparatively moderate; the temperature exceeds 50 °C only on one measuring point under full load.

Stress test
Stress test
Full load top (Optris PI 640)
Full load top (Optris PI 640)
Full load bottom (Optris PI 640)
Full load bottom (Optris PI 640)
Max. Load
 43.6 °C
110 F
48.7 °C
120 F
46 °C
115 F
 
 43.6 °C
110 F
49 °C
120 F
45.7 °C
114 F
 
 34.7 °C
94 F
36.4 °C
98 F
27 °C
81 F
 
Maximum: 49 °C = 120 F
Average: 41.6 °C = 107 F
44.7 °C
112 F
43.8 °C
111 F
44 °C
111 F
40.9 °C
106 F
50.8 °C
123 F
48.6 °C
119 F
30.1 °C
86 F
31.9 °C
89 F
31.6 °C
89 F
Maximum: 50.8 °C = 123 F
Average: 40.7 °C = 105 F
Power Supply (max.)  49 °C = 120 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 41.6 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 49 °C / 120 F, compared to the average of 39.3 °C / 103 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 50.8 °C / 123 F, compared to the average of 41.8 °C / 107 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.5 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 36.4 °C / 97.5 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.7 °C / 83.7 F (-7.7 °C / -13.8 F).
Schenker XMG P407
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Schenker XMG P406
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P34W v5
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Heat
-35%
-6%
-18%
2%
Maximum Upper Side *
49
55
-12%
54
-10%
59.3
-21%
44.9
8%
Maximum Bottom *
50.8
58.7
-16%
49.4
3%
56.5
-11%
38.2
25%
Idle Upper Side *
26.3
36.9
-40%
28
-6%
27.8
-6%
27.4
-4%
Idle Bottom *
24.1
41.7
-73%
26.8
-11%
31.8
-32%
29
-20%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.540.82539.236.13129.6314036.537.35027.228.46327.827.38027.429.910027.228.712522.928.316021.736.420022.650.625021.754.131519.855.940018.758.250018.161.36301867.680017.370.9100016.867.7125016.963.7160017.160.2200017.168.3250017.167.8315017.166.2400017.563.6500017.461.6630017.466.5800017.367.71000017.363.81250017.457.4160001751.5SPL29.778.2N1.342.9median 17.4median 61.6Delta1.97.429.834.234.541.330.937.32833.925.431.125.927.723.831.823.740.72347.623.253.622.355.620.954.419.762.119.16219.362.919.664.120.370.419.370.119.269.52067.41969.718.968.718.96418.764.318.763.318.864.318.956.7195518.950.718.743.431.378.81.543.8median 19.2median 62.91.15.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSchenker XMG P407Razer Blade (2016) FHD
Schenker XMG P407 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 62% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Razer Blade (2016) FHD audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 10.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 39% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 17% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram comparison (checkboxes above are selectable/deselectable!)

Energy Management

Energy Consumption

In idle mode, we measure a maximum power consumption of 24 watts - a normal value for the hardware platform built into this notebook. The 120-watt power supply of the P407 reaches its limits during our stress test: We measure an energy consumption of 124 watts. Nevertheless, there is no need to worry, as our stress test is an extreme scenario that does not occur in everyday use. In an everyday gaming situation, the laptop's energy demand is somewhere around 82 watts (+/-20 watts).

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.6 / 1.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 10 / 15 / 24 Watt
Load midlight 82 / 124 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Schenker XMG P407
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Schenker XMG P406
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Power Consumption
-13%
-10%
3%
Idle Minimum *
10
12
-20%
14
-40%
10.6
-6%
Idle Average *
15
16
-7%
18
-20%
14.5
3%
Idle Maximum *
24
22
8%
21
12%
15
37%
Load Average *
82
90
-10%
70
15%
90
-10%
Load Maximum *
124
170
-37%
146
-18%
135
-9%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The P407 reaches a runtime of 4:01 h on one battery charge in our realistic WLAN test. For this, we simulate the workload of loading webpages using a script. The profile "Balanced" is active, the energy-saving functions are deactivated, and the screen brightness is lowered to around 150 cd/m². In our video test, Schenker's notebook ceases to work after only 3:33 h. In this case we let the short film Big Buck Bunny (H.264 codec, 1920x1080 pixels) run in a loop. The wireless modules as well as the energy-saving functions are deactivated, and the display brightness is set to around 150 cd/m².

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
7h 23min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 38)
4h 01min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
3h 33min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 32min
Schenker XMG P407
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 45 Wh
Schenker XMG P406
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M, 45 Wh
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 70 Wh
Gigabyte P34W v5
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M, 61 Wh
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 41 Wh
Battery Runtime
-26%
40%
-22%
-18%
Reader / Idle
443
275
-38%
760
72%
392
-12%
387
-13%
H.264
213
312
46%
217
2%
WiFi v1.3
241
197
-18%
427
77%
232
-4%
225
-7%
Load
92
72
-22%
59
-36%
47
-49%
41
-55%

Verdict

Pros

+ solid, neatly manufactured case
+ extensively configurable
+ very good input devices
+ matte IPS display
+ many ports
+ NVMe SSD

Cons

- turbo utilization and battery life could be better
- display has slow switching times
- low performance in battery mode
- no Thunderbolt 3
In review: XMG P407. Test model provided by Schenker Technologies
In review: XMG P407. Test model provided by Schenker Technologies

On the outside, the XMG P407 is not different from its predecessor. That is why we shall focus on the new features, which are found primarily on the inside. The new Kaby Lake processor provides a slight performance increase. The fresh CPU also has a good, though modest, impact on battery life. The built-in GeForce GTX 1050 Ti core is in the upper middle range of Nvidia's current line-up, but it offers more performance than many top-range models of the previous generation. In other words: The GeForce GTX 970M chip built into the XMG P406 loses in 3DMark benchmarks as well as in real-world gaming.

The heat development under load can be described as moderate: The XMG P407 does not become as warm as its predecessor. The differences between the P406 and the P407 in terms of system noise are small. However, we notice some improvement: The CPU fan in the P406 likes to speed up unexpectedly and is then clearly perceptible. This behavior is apparently not present in the P407. The ports bear further updates: One of the four USB 3.1 Type-A Gen-1 ports makes way for a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen-2 port. In addition, one of the two Mini DisplayPorts is now equipped with the 1.4 standard.

With the XMG P407, Schenker delivers a well-rounded 14-inch gaming notebook.

A lightning-quick NVMe SSD ensures a snappy system. The required storage space is provided by a 2.5-inch hard drive. Both drives can be exchanged, since the bottom plate of the base unit can be removed effortlessly. A good keyboard is also in the package. The matte IPS display has pleasantly wide viewing angles and good contrast. However, the display could offer more in terms of brightness. The switching times of the built-in display are only slightly better than those of the XMG P406.

Schenker XMG P407 - 03/06/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
76 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
83%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
66 / 81 → 82%
Weight
62 / 10-66 → 93%
Battery
73%
Display
86%
Games Performance
90%
Application Performance
94%
Temperature
86 / 95 → 90%
Noise
76 / 90 → 84%
Audio
71%
Camera
52 / 85 → 61%
Average
77%
85%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-03-22 (Update: 2018-05-15)