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Schenker XMG Core 14 (Clevo NV40MB) laptop review: baby gamer

Mobile gaming. 15- and 17-inch gaming notebooks are a dime a dozen. However, if you want a particularly compact device in the 13- to 14-inch range, the selection is quite limited. This is where Schenker steps in with the XMG Core 14.
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The Core 14 can be customized to personal need and budget on bestware.com.

While a 120 Hz Full HD panel and the midrange GeForce GTX 1650 come standard, you have the choice between a Core i5-1135G7 with 8 MB cache or a Core i7-1165G7 with 12 MB cache for the CPU. Both processors are from Intel's brand new Tiger Lake generation. The DDR4 RAM ranges from 8 to 64 GB, and the M.2 SSD runs from 250 to 2,000 GB. Buyers can also influence the keyboard's language, the wireless card, and the operating system.

In terms of price, the Core 14 starts at around 920 Euros. Our review model with a Core i5-1135G7, 16 GB RAM (dual channel), 500 GB SSD and Windows 10 Pro 64 bit (without license) currently costs a bit over 1,100 Euros.

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Schenker XMG Core 14
Processor
Intel Core i5-1135G7 4 x 2.4 - 4.2 GHz, 60 W PL2 / Short Burst, 15 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile - 4096 MB, Core: 1380 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, ForceWare 457.20, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200, Dual Channel, max. 64 GB
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Panda LM140LF-1F01, IPS, Full-HD, glossy: no, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW, 500 GB 
, Slots: 1x M.2 2280
Soundcard
Realtek ALC293 @ Intel Tiger Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo (Headset/Mic), Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 325 x 225 ( = 0.71 x 12.8 x 8.86 in)
Battery
49 Wh, 3175 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 90 Watt Power Supply, Mousepad, USB Drive, Quick Guide, Driver DVD, Control Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.44 kg ( = 50.79 oz / 3.17 pounds), Power Supply: 330 g ( = 11.64 oz / 0.73 pounds)
Price
1116 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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The Core 14's competitors include other gaming laptops with a power-efficient CPU and GTX 1650 Max-Q, such as the MSI Prestige 14, the Asus Zenbook 15, the MSI Prestige 15, and the LG Ultra 17. These notebooks appear in the comparison table below.

Competitors for comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83 %
12/2020
Schenker XMG Core 14
i5-1135G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
1.4 kg18 mm14.00"1920x1080
84 %
02/2020
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
i7-10710U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.3 kg16 mm14.00"3840x2160
85 %
03/2020
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.6 kg18.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
85 %
11/2019
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
i7-10710U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.7 kg16 mm15.60"3840x2160
83 %
09/2020
LG Ultra 17U70N
i5-10210U, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2 kg20.4 mm17.00"2560x1600

Case

Schenker uses a barebones device from Clevo for the case. The NV40MB chassis is very simple and thus fits into any environment. While the lid is made of metal, the surfaces of the base are made of plastic. We would describe the stability as decent. The same applies to the hinges, which allow opening the screen with one hand (maximum opening angle about 140°).

One of the biggest highlights of the Core 14 is its light weight. 1.4 kg is extremely light for a gaming notebook, although the MSI Prestige 14 is another 100 g lighter. In addition, the dimensions are very small. With a base area of 32.5 x 22.5 cm (slim bezel design) and a height of just under 1.8 cm, the 14 incher is extremely comfortable to carry around and transport. The small power supply also helps. The 90-watt power supply measures just 12.5 x 5 x 3 cm and weighs just under 300 g.

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Size Comparison

381 mm / 15 inch 274.3 mm / 10.8 inch 20.4 mm / 0.803 inch 2 kg4.3 lbs366 mm / 14.4 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.7 kg3.64 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 220.4 mm / 8.68 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.6 kg3.42 lbs325 mm / 12.8 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.4 kg3.17 lbs319 mm / 12.6 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.3 kg2.84 lbs

Connectivity

Further praise is given for the modern interface equipment. Clevo provides the NV40MB barebones with a USB-C 4.0 Gen3x2 port that supports DisplayPort 1.4 and Thunderbolt 4. The remaining USB ports are either 3.2 Gen2 (Type-C) or 3.2 Gen1 (2x Type-A). An RJ45 port and a card reader are not expected for such compact devices. The range of interfaces is rounded off by an HDMI 2.0 port, an audio jack, and a slot for Kensington Locks. The port placement is a bit sub-optimal in our eyes, since some ports are placed quite far in front and - depending on the amount of peripheral cables - can thus restrict the movement range of a mouse.

left side: Kensington Lock, RJ45 LAN, USB-A 3.2 Gen1, card reader, USB-C 4.0 Gen3x2 (incl. Thunderbolt 4 & DisplayPort 1.4)
left side: Kensington Lock, RJ45 LAN, USB-A 3.2 Gen1, card reader, USB-C 4.0 Gen3x2 (incl. Thunderbolt 4 & DisplayPort 1.4)
right side: 3.5 mm jack, USB-C 3.2 Gen2, USB-A 3.2 Gen1, HDMI 2.0, power button, power input
right side: 3.5 mm jack, USB-C 3.2 Gen2, USB-A 3.2 Gen1, HDMI 2.0, power button, power input

SD Card Reader

The card reader delivers mediocre performance. 87 MB/s for sequential reads and 76 MB/s for transferring photos are similar to the Asus Zenbook 15 and the LG Ultra 17. MSI's Prestige series has much faster card readers.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
149 MB/s ∼100% +96%
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
148.9 MB/s ∼100% +96%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.1 - 222, n=63, last 2 years)
78 MB/s ∼52% +3%
Schenker XMG Core 14
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76 MB/s ∼51%
LG Ultra 17U70N
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
75.46 MB/s ∼51% -1%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.3 MB/s ∼50% -2%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
192.5 MB/s ∼100% +121%
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
176.5 MB/s ∼92% +103%
Average of class Multimedia
  (15.9 - 217, n=62, last 2 years)
88.8 MB/s ∼46% +2%
Schenker XMG Core 14
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼45%
LG Ultra 17U70N
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
86.57 MB/s ∼45% 0%

Communication

There are no surprises in the WLAN test. Around 1,040 Mbps (receive) and 1,110 Mbps (transmit) from one meter away from the reference Netgear Nighthawk AX12 router translate to medium to good real-world performance. Schenker uses Intel's Wi-Fi 6 AX201 card as standard, which supports WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax and Bluetooth 5.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1374 (720min - 1484max) MBit/s ∼100% +24%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=231)
1152 MBit/s ∼84% +4%
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1110 MBit/s ∼81%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
980 (836min - 1207max) MBit/s ∼71% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (52 - 1563, n=81, last 2 years)
911 MBit/s ∼66% -18%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
660 (640min - 679max) MBit/s ∼48% -41%
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
640 (573min - 691max) MBit/s ∼47% -42%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1337 (686min - 1432max) MBit/s ∼100% +29%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1291 (1212min - 1379max) MBit/s ∼97% +24%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1743, n=231)
1238 MBit/s ∼93% +19%
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1040 MBit/s ∼78%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 1490, n=81, last 2 years)
987 MBit/s ∼74% -5%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
902 (707min - 955max) MBit/s ∼67% -13%
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
787 (678min - 865max) MBit/s ∼59% -24%

Webcam

The webcam quality is rather modest, as is typical for notebooks. The image sharpness especially leaves a lot to be desired, as the lower of the two photos shows.

ColorChecker
8.9 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
9 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
15 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
0.8 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker XMG Core 14: 10.83 ∆E min: 0.83 - max: 19.68 ∆E

Accessories

Schenker includes a quick start guide, a giant mouse pad, a USB stick with software, a driver DVD, and a cleaning cloth.

Maintenance

The bottom of the case is attached with a total of 14 Phillips screws. After removing the bottom panel, the components are easily accessible. Users can reach the battery, the M.2 slot, the two RAM slots, the wireless adapter, and the cooling system (which consists of two fans and several heat pipes). Since the CPU and GPU are soldered, upgrading these components is not possible.

Schenker XMG Core 14
Schenker XMG Core 14
Schenker XMG Core 14
Schenker XMG Core 14

Input devices

Keyboard

The keyboard leaves a somewhat ambivalent impression. While the chiclet layout is certainly suitable for gaming, experienced typists will tend to want a crisper typing feel. Key feedback is soft, which some users might find spongy. The almost tiny directional arrows are also not ideal.

Otherwise, we like the layout, although buyers will have to do without a number pad due to the limited space. You will also look in vain for RGB lighting in the Core 14. The keys can only glow white. Despite the multi-level control, the light intensity is relatively weak. The illumination's duration can be adjusted via a timer. A default of 30 seconds is set by default.

Chiclet keyboard ...
Chiclet keyboard ...
... with white lighting
... with white lighting

Touchpad

The touchpad has a decent size of 12 x 7.3 cm. Thanks to the smooth surface and the resultant glide, it is very pleasant to use. There is also little to complain about in terms of precision and gesture support (zooming and scrolling with 2 fingers). The absence of dedicated mouse buttons is a matter of taste.

Display

Schenker equips the Core 14 with a 120 Hz IPS-based display. The LM140LF-1F01 panel from Panda convinces with a low black value (0.27 cd/m²) and a more than solid contrast ratio (approx. 1,250:1).

307
cd/m²
318
cd/m²
308
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
311
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Panda LM140LF-1F01
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 338 cd/m² Average: 316.4 cd/m² Minimum: 16 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 338 cd/m²
Contrast: 1252:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.22 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 2.43
ΔE Greyscale 1.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
91% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
67% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
66.58% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
91.06% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
66.34% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.176
Schenker XMG Core 14
Panda LM140LF-1F01, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
IPS, 3840x2160, 14.00
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
BOE CQ NV156FHM-N63, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Sharp LQ156D1JW42, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
LG Ultra 17U70N
LG LP170WQ1-SPA1, IPS, 2560x1600, 17.00
Display
-4%
26%
-0%
Display P3 Coverage
66.34
65.01
-2%
82.03
24%
64.19
-3%
sRGB Coverage
91.06
86.18
-5%
98.25
8%
94.54
4%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
66.58
62.93
-5%
96.24
45%
65.24
-2%
Response Times
-42%
-21%
-58%
-9%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 (18, 20)
55 (27, 28)
-45%
45 (24, 21)
-18%
60 (29.2, 30.8)
-58%
41.2 (22.4, 18.8)
-8%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (14, 12)
36 (22, 14)
-38%
32 (18, 14)
-23%
41.2 (22.8, 18.4)
-58%
28.4 (16.4, 12)
-9%
PWM Frequency
26040 (24)
Screen
16%
-31%
-10%
3%
Brightness middle
338
567
68%
299
-12%
464.5
37%
415.4
23%
Brightness
316
516
63%
280
-11%
451
43%
385
22%
Brightness Distribution
91
86
-5%
89
-2%
92
1%
88
-3%
Black Level *
0.27
0.445
-65%
0.21
22%
0.5
-85%
0.24
11%
Contrast
1252
1274
2%
1424
14%
929
-26%
1731
38%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.22
1.55
30%
4.76
-114%
3.36
-51%
2.42
-9%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.42
5.14
-16%
9
-104%
7.06
-60%
5.55
-26%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.43
1.24
49%
3.42
-41%
1.68
31%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.9
1.48
22%
3.53
-86%
1.3
32%
2.9
-53%
Gamma
2.176 101%
2.19 100%
2.3 96%
2.14 103%
2.21 100%
CCT
6469 100%
6741 96%
7228 90%
6596 99%
6864 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
67
56
-16%
84.8
27%
60.2
-10%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
91
86
-5%
98.3
8%
94.2
4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-13% / 6%
-19% / -24%
-14% / -10%
-2% / 1%

* ... smaller is better

The brightness is not bad either. At just under 316 cd/m², the screen can occasionally be used outdoors, although some contenders offer much more brightness. MSI's Prestige 15 achieves over 400 cd/m², and the Prestige 14 even cracks the 500 cd/m² mark.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

In return, the competition has to make do with worse response times. The Core 14 takes the pole position against competitors with 26 ms black-to-white and 38 ms gray-to-grey.

Schenker XMG Core 14 vs sRGB (91%)
Schenker XMG Core 14 vs sRGB (91%)
Schenker XMG Core 14 vs AdobeRGB (67%)
Schenker XMG Core 14 vs AdobeRGB (67%)

The color space should also satisfy most buyers. 91% sRGB coverage and 67% AdobeRGB coverage are sufficient for a gaming notebook. Thanks to the good color accuracy, the picture looks very authentic, even without calibration. We did not notice any display flicker (e.g. due to PWM).

Backlight
Backlight
Subpixel
Subpixel
Viewpoint
Viewpoint

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
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 12 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. » 49 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 39 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.2 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9706 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

Software

In the preinstalled Control Center software, users have the option to change various system settings. Our measurements were performed with the "Entertainment" preset unless mentioned otherwise. The fan speed was always set to automatic.

Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center

Performance

In terms of performance, the Core 14 belongs to the mid-range. The CPU and GPU can currently render almost all 3D applications well. However, users would have to reach for a (thicker and heavier) device from the high-end segment for a better future-proofing.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
AS SSD Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark

Processor

The Core i5-1335G7 installed in the review system offers - similar to the i7-1165G7 - four cores, whereby up to eight threads are possible in parallel via Hyperthreading. The two Tiger Lake chips have a TDP of 28 watts, which just about qualifies them for the energy-saving range.

One of the biggest strengths compared to Intel's previous CPU generations is the significantly improved graphics unit. The Xe Graphics G7 does not have to hide behind AMD's competition. Since the Core 14 uses Nvidia's Optimus technology , the 14-incher can dynamically switch between the iGPU and the dedicated GeForce GPU.

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Schenker XMG Core 14 Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø435 (429.22-506.39)
Schenker XMG Core 14 (Performance Mode) Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø756 (744.6-865.52)
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009 Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel Core i7-10710U: Ø795 (774.95-1100.17)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø729 (708.72-835.15)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC Intel Core i7-10710U, Intel Core i7-10710U: Ø1087 (1011.3-1125.11)
LG Ultra 17U70N Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø474 (458.01-477.87)

But back to the CPU: The base clock of the Core i5-1135G7 is 2.4 GHz. Up to 4.2 GHz is theoretically achievable under load via Turbo Boost. Unfortunately, the Turbo utilization is not particularly good in the Core 14. As our Cinebench loop proves, the performance in entertainment mode (PL1 is limited to 15 watts) is not up to the rival devices that are still equipped with older Comet Lake CPUs. The situation improves considerably when the power mode is activated, but the Core 14 also gets noticeably louder. Buyers will have to choose between a poor CPU performance or very high noise.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (86.2 - 205, n=28)
192 Points ∼100% +5%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
191 Points ∼99% +4%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
186 Points ∼97% +2%
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
183 Points ∼95%
Average of class Multimedia
  (41 - 233, n=94, last 2 years)
183 Points ∼95% 0%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
164 Points ∼85% -10%
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
Intel Core i7-10710U
138 Points ∼72% -25%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
1103 Points ∼100% +118%
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
Intel Core i7-10710U
1100 Points ∼100% +117%
Average of class Multimedia
  (125 - 1815, n=104, last 2 years)
915 Points ∼83% +81%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
835 Points ∼76% +65%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (431 - 925, n=30)
772 Points ∼70% +53%
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
506 (429.22min - 434.87max) Points ∼46%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
478 (458.01min - 477.87max) Points ∼43% -6%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
946 Seconds * ∼100%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
938 Seconds * ∼99% +1%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (499 - 1044, n=24)
684 Seconds * ∼72% +28%
Average of class Multimedia
  (279 - 4564, n=70, last 2 years)
638 Seconds * ∼67% +33%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Multimedia
  (1454 - 5416, n=69, last 2 years)
4785 MIPS ∼100% +1%
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4760 MIPS ∼99%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3924 - 4867, n=26)
4637 MIPS ∼97% -3%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
4160 MIPS ∼87% -13%
7z b 4
Average of class Multimedia
  (4569 - 47797, n=69, last 2 years)
26249 MIPS ∼100% +63%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (14745 - 24873, n=26)
21303 MIPS ∼81% +32%
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
16116 MIPS ∼61%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
14936 MIPS ∼57% -7%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (463 - 527, n=26)
510 Points ∼100% +5%
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
484 Points ∼95%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
461 Points ∼90% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (93 - 589, n=86, last 2 years)
461 Points ∼90% -5%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
460 Points ∼90% -5%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
400 Points ∼78% -17%
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
2598 Points ∼100% +110%
Average of class Multimedia
  (272 - 4094, n=87, last 2 years)
2093 Points ∼81% +69%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1827 Points ∼70% +48%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1084 - 2382, n=26)
1789 Points ∼69% +45%
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1237 Points ∼48%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
1109 Points ∼43% -10%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1421 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1304 - 1428, n=24)
1392 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (813 - 1586, n=61, last 2 years)
1286 Points ∼90% -10%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1198 Points ∼84% -16%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
1063 Points ∼75% -25%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Multimedia
  (1604 - 8053, n=61, last 2 years)
5195 Points ∼100% +17%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3475 - 5472, n=24)
4790 Points ∼92% +8%
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4439 Points ∼85%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Intel Core i7-10510U
4416 Points ∼85% -1%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
3593 Points ∼69% -19%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.98 - 12.5, n=67, last 2 years)
6.92 fps ∼100% +73%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3.57 - 7.6, n=23)
5.88 fps ∼85% +47%
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4 fps ∼58%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
3.94 fps ∼57% -1%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
55.8 s * ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.5 - 99.2, n=62, last 2 years)
55.4 s * ∼99% +1%
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
55 s * ∼99% +1%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (45.9 - 58.8, n=25)
52 s * ∼93% +7%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
LG Ultra 17U70N
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.701 sec * ∼100% -8%
Schenker XMG Core 14
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.647 sec * ∼92%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (0.619 - 0.69, n=24)
0.639 sec * ∼91% +1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.552 - 1.002, n=62, last 2 years)
0.637 sec * ∼91% +2%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
506 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
113 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
183 Points
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System performance

There were no conspicuous issues in terms of system performance. With 4,737 points in PCMark 10, the Core 14 makes itself comfortable in the middle of the competition.

PCMark 10 - Score
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5150 Points ∼100% +9%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5009 Points ∼97% +6%
LG Ultra 17U70N
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4742 Points ∼92% 0%
Schenker XMG Core 14
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
4737 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
 
4737 Points ∼92% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1144 - 6514, n=86, last 2 years)
4662 Points ∼91% -2%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4490 Points ∼87% -5%
PCMark 10 Score
4737 points
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DPC latencies

The latencies are roughly in line with LG's Ultra 17. According to the tool LatencyMon, the Core 14 is only conditionally suitable for real-time audio and video editing.

Latencies
Latencies
Latencies
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Schenker XMG Core 14
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
936.2 μs * ∼100%
LG Ultra 17U70N
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
839.2 μs * ∼90% +10%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

The mass storage of the test configuration is beyond reproach. The 500 GB version of the Samsung 980 Pro outperforms all other SSDs in the field - be it in CrystalDiskMark or in the AS-SSD benchmark. No matter if it is small files or large data blocks: The M.2 drive based on NVMe turns out to be as fast as an arrow. Unfortunately, those who want to expand the storage space have to remove the existing SSD. The chassis only contains a single M.2 slot.

Schenker XMG Core 14
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
LG Ultra 17U70N
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-45%
-43%
-52%
-39%
Write 4K
224.7
163.8
-27%
138.1
-39%
150.8
-33%
162.7
-28%
Read 4K
78.9
48.6
-38%
45.89
-42%
47.3
-40%
65.15
-17%
Write Seq
4016
2269
-44%
2147
-47%
981.1
-76%
1680
-58%
Read Seq
4080
1963
-52%
2188
-46%
975.7
-76%
1754
-57%
Write 4K Q32T1
589.5
289.8
-51%
427.8
-27%
442.7
-25%
380.8
-35%
Read 4K Q32T1
650.4
373.6
-43%
404
-38%
499.7
-23%
496.2
-24%
Write Seq Q32T1
5100
2395
-53%
2396
-53%
1706
-67%
2959
-42%
Read Seq Q32T1
6881
3479
-49%
3454
-50%
1758
-74%
3548
-48%
AS SSD
-39%
-36%
-63%
-65%
Seq Read
5529.13
2299.87
-58%
2642.52
-52%
1274.31
-77%
1976.96
-64%
Seq Write
3828.23
2051.42
-46%
1533.44
-60%
1395.01
-64%
2332.91
-39%
4K Read
73.2
46.23
-37%
49.12
-33%
50.33
-31%
53.59
-27%
4K Write
206.11
84.63
-59%
134.68
-35%
119.79
-42%
122.41
-41%
4K-64 Read
2047.06
1551.81
-24%
1028.18
-50%
1599.35
-22%
1344.09
-34%
4K-64 Write
2242.9
1788.99
-20%
1353.01
-40%
1454.92
-35%
1686.79
-25%
Access Time Read *
0.058
0.049
16%
0.033
43%
0.044
24%
0.054
7%
Access Time Write *
0.021
0.045
-114%
0.028
-33%
0.092
-338%
0.102
-386%
Score Read
2673
1828
-32%
1342
-50%
1777
-34%
1595
-40%
Score Write
2832
2079
-27%
1641
-42%
1714
-39%
2042
-28%
Score Total
6793
4831
-29%
3622
-47%
4411
-35%
4480
-34%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-42% / -41%
-40% / -39%
-58% / -58%
-52% / -54%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6881 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5100 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 650.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 589.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4080 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4016 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 78.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 224.7 MB/s

Graphics card

The GeForce GTX 1650 is intended for casual gamers who do not necessarily have to play every new title with maximum details. The DirectX-12 capable Turing model offers 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM (128 bit interface) and a base clock of 1,380 MHz (more via GPU boost).

3DMark 11 Performance
9774 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
16775 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7655 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3220 points
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In contrast to the CPU, the GPU's Turbo utilization is much stronger, which can be seen very well in the benchmark results. In 3DMark, the Core 14 passes all rival devices, even though some opponents only have the Max-Q version.

3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (7741 - 9810, n=29)
9253 Points ∼100% +4%
Schenker XMG Core 14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
8901 Points ∼96%
LG Ultra 17U70N
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
8628 Points ∼93% -3%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
7784 Points ∼84% -13%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
7774 Points ∼84% -13%
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
7305 Points ∼79% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1065 - 23674, n=91, last 2 years)
6357 Points ∼69% -29%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (2909 - 3700, n=28)
3460 Points ∼100% +3%
Schenker XMG Core 14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
3344 Points ∼97%
LG Ultra 17U70N
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
3315 Points ∼96% -1%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
3028 Points ∼88% -9%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
2883 Points ∼83% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (142 - 9323, n=74, last 2 years)
2179 Points ∼63% -35%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (10885 - 13575, n=27)
12911 Points ∼100% +7%
LG Ultra 17U70N
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
12581 Points ∼97% +4%
Schenker XMG Core 14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
12112 Points ∼94%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
11542 Points ∼89% -5%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
11119 Points ∼86% -8%
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
10248 Points ∼79% -15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (765 - 31866, n=84, last 2 years)
8732 Points ∼68% -28%

We tested whether the performance is stable over a longer period of time with the role-playing game The Witcher 3 for about 60 minutes (Full-HD/Ultra). The frame rate remained very constant without drops or other issues.

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Schenker XMG Core 14 GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW: Ø31.4 (30-33)

Gaming performance

While pure GPU benchmarks are hardly affected by the CPU's meager performance, the situation looks less rosy in everyday gaming. Games that are not completely limited in terms of graphics sometimes run much worse with the energy-saving CPU than with a standard processor (45 watts TDP). It is best to compare framerates on our GPU page.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (53.6 - 70.4, n=26)
62.7 fps ∼100% +17%
LG Ultra 17U70N
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10210U
57 (54min - 61max) fps ∼91% +6%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
54.8 fps ∼87% +2%
Schenker XMG Core 14
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-1135G7
53.6 (31min) fps ∼85%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U
48.7 fps ∼78% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (10.1 - 170, n=70, last 2 years)
46.6 fps ∼74% -13%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
  (29.9 - 40.3, n=28)
35.8 fps ∼100% +12%
LG Ultra 17U70N
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10210U
33.1 (30min - 37max) fps ∼92% +3%
Schenker XMG Core 14
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-1135G7
32.1 (27min) fps ∼90%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U
30.8 fps ∼86% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5.9 - 92.1, n=69, last 2 years)
28.3 fps ∼79% -12%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U
28.1 fps ∼78% -12%

Otherwise, the GTX 1650 usually has enough power for medium to high settings. Only extremely demanding titles like Cyberpunk 2077 require minimum details and/or a resolution reduction.

low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 108 95.1 68 38.1 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 139 89.7 53.6 32.1 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 111 90.8 87.5 85.9 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 61.1 54.8 49.4 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 63 54 46 39 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 75.3 54.2 51.3 44.3 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 80.9 50.5 35.7 29 fps
Valorant (2020) 126 125 105 fps
Crysis Remastered (2020) 110 58 31.1 23.3 fps
Star Wars Squadrons (2020) 108 93 89 80.8 fps
Watch Dogs Legion (2020) 54 47 39 14 fps
Dirt 5 (2020) 90.7 46.8 36.3 22.2 fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla (2020) 64 42 21 5 fps
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (2020) 61 45.9 25.4 19.7 fps
Yakuza Like a Dragon (2020) 57.1 45.2 38 35 fps
Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020) 60 42 25 16 fps
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 37.8 24.4 20.5 17.6 fps

Emissions

System noise

When using the entertainment mode, the Core 14 remains surprisingly quiet in idle mode. The two case fans are either completely off or only rotate at a very decent level. There are hardly any intermittent spikes. Under load, however, the cooling draws attention to itself. At 51 to 52 dB(A), the fans are very insistent and necessitate the use of headphones. At this volume, the Core 14 is louder than all rivals.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.939.544.837.141.738.42537.341.43840.538.544.4314650.746.746.746.158.24031.736.731.431.829.735.25030.327.327.131.326.325.36335.529.63131.929.5338041.323.624.222.920.939.310030.319.519.118.318.435.412526.720.519.218.317.427.616030.720.922.617.918.330.520030.923.423.519.619.931.825031.623.320.116.916.833.431540.225.419.713.714.73740034.425.517.612.414.135.250036.326.117.912.51336.663037.327.119.311.611.838.480037.128.218.811.512.738.9100038.427.619.111.211.440.1125039.826.617.711.210.940.916004026.616.31111.141.5200038.724.814.111.311.940.1250038.724.714.711.91240.3315038.525.514.513.112.740.2400038.228.813.612.712.639.6500041.1251413.113.542.4630041.820.213.813.113.443.8800035.217.113.813.11337.71000030.415.213.812.712.832.91250023.913.612.512.312.426.51600021.813.112.111.712.123.6SPL50.837.728.424.724.952.3N7.92.81.10.60.68.6median 37.1median 24.8median 17.6median 12.7median 12.8median 37.7Delta4.13.12.72.31.94.1hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseSchenker XMG Core 14

Noise Level

Idle
25 / 29 / 39 dB(A)
Load
51 / 52 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25 dB(A)
Schenker XMG Core 14
i5-1135G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
i7-10710U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
i7-10710U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
LG Ultra 17U70N
i5-10210U, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Average of class Multimedia
 
Noise
2%
10%
8%
7%
7%
off / environment *
25
30.3
-21%
30.3
-21%
29.3
-17%
27
-8%
28 (24 - 30.7, n=83, last 2 years)
-12%
Idle Minimum *
25
30.3
-21%
30.3
-21%
30.1
-20%
27.3
-9%
28.6 (24 - 32.4, n=83, last 2 years)
-14%
Idle Average *
29
30.3
-4%
30.3
-4%
30.2
-4%
27.3
6%
28.8 (24.4 - 36, n=83, last 2 years)
1%
Idle Maximum *
39
30.3
22%
30.9
21%
30.2
23%
31.7
19%
29.8 (24.6 - 41, n=83, last 2 years)
24%
Load Average *
51
40.2
21%
31.3
39%
31.5
38%
43.6
15%
38.3 (26.7 - 51, n=83, last 2 years)
25%
Witcher 3 ultra *
52
38.1
27%
37
29%
45.3
13%
Load Maximum *
52
43.5
16%
38.2
27%
47
10%
44.7
14%
42.4 (32.3 - 58.8, n=83, last 2 years)
18%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The behavior in the stress test also proves that the cooling system is ill-sized for the hardware. A simultaneous load of Furmark and Prime95 forces the laptop to throttle. In return, the components don't get particularly hot. After 60 minutes of full load, the CPU and GPU reached between 60 and 70 °C; stress testing with The Witcher 3 yields similar results. The case surfaces also do not get excessively warm. Thus, the chassis never climbs above the 50 °C mark on any area. The palm rest always stays quite cool. The temperatures are generally within the green zone when idle.

The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3
Stress test
Stress test
Full load top
Full load top
Full load below
Full load below
Max. Load
 42 °C
108 F
42 °C
108 F
40 °C
104 F
 
 42 °C
108 F
41 °C
106 F
35 °C
95 F
 
 29 °C
84 F
31 °C
88 F
23 °C
73 F
 
Maximum: 42 °C = 108 F
Average: 36.1 °C = 97 F
46 °C
115 F
46 °C
115 F
45 °C
113 F
36 °C
97 F
44 °C
111 F
44 °C
111 F
29 °C
84 F
29 °C
84 F
26 °C
79 F
Maximum: 46 °C = 115 F
Average: 38.3 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  45 °C = 113 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.1 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 46 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 39 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.9 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31 °C / 87.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-2.1 °C / -3.8 F).
Schenker XMG Core 14
i5-1135G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
i7-10710U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
i7-10710U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
LG Ultra 17U70N
i5-10210U, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Average of class Multimedia
 
Heat
-9%
6%
-23%
-8%
-5%
Maximum Upper Side *
42
48
-14%
41.4
1%
56
-33%
49.4
-18%
44.1 (31.6 - 58.4, n=84, last 2 years)
-5%
Maximum Bottom *
46
51
-11%
40.3
12%
60.6
-32%
49.4
-7%
47.4 (34.5 - 72, n=84, last 2 years)
-3%
Idle Upper Side *
26
28.1
-8%
25.7
1%
29.6
-14%
26.8
-3%
27.8 (22.4 - 37, n=83, last 2 years)
-7%
Idle Bottom *
28
28.2
-1%
25.8
8%
31.2
-11%
28.8
-3%
29.3 (22.8 - 44, n=83, last 2 years)
-5%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The word "mediocre" fits the speakers. As usual, the 2.0 system has weak bass. Overall, the sound quality is on par with the Asus Zenbook 15. We would recommend a headset or external speakers for more frequent or longer media consumption.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2043.741.72536.841.83149.146.24032.733.55041.2406329.429.88027.525.610025.12512526.83216027.336.120022.236.525023.241.831517.246.14001349.150012.355.763013.162.680011.364.310001163125010.864.416001163.5200011.363.8250011.460.7315012.462.1400012.359.1500012.754.8630012.8