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Schenker XMG Neo 15: A compact and powerful gaming laptop with a mechanical keyboard?

Schenker XMG Neo 15: A high-end gaming laptop with slim bezels. (Image source: Schenker XMG)
Schenker XMG Neo Schenker XMG Neo 15: A high-end gaming laptop with slim bezels. (Image source: Schenker XMG)15: A high-end gaming laptop with slim bezels. (Image source: Schenker XMG)
The XMG Neo 15, based on a Tongfang GK5CQ7Z chassis, packs an Intel Core i7-9750H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU among other components, despite its compact dimensions. There is even a mechanical keyboard onboard too, so gamers should be in for a treat.

The Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19 is a compact and powerful 15-inch gaming laptop that we have already tested twice in the last year. Our latest review unit has the same NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU as the previous model that we tested, but Schenker has upgraded its CPU from an Intel Core i7-8750H to its successor, the Core i7-9750H. A mechanical keyboard and a fast 144 Hz panel are other highlights of the XMG Neo 15 too.

Moreover, Schenker has stuck with the Tongfang GK5CQ7Z chassis that we saw last time, a mostly aluminium design that looks premium while also being structurally sound. The unit weighs around 2.1 kg and is 22 mm thick, so it should fit nicely in most backpacks.

While the XMG Neo 15 can handle all modern triple-A games with ease, it suffers from the same issues that still afflict modern gaming laptops. Namely, our review unit runs loudly under sustained load, while its surface temperatures reach scoldingly hot levels. However, its CPU and GPU do not thermal throttle, which is something that most gamers will probably care more about than loud fans and high surface temperatures.

The lack of Thunderbolt 3 will disappoint those who have an eGPU though, and we are not fans of the device's underwhelming speakers. Incidentally, its 62 Wh battery only lasted 5:40 hours in our practical Wi-Fi battery life test, so you will probably need to carry the power supply with you if you plan to use the laptop on the go.

Overall, the Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19 is a competent gaming laptop that should please most gamers. While it suffers from the same issues that affect many modern gaming laptops, its performance, display, keyboard and design all impressed us. Please see our Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19 review for our full thoughts on the device.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-11-29 (Update: 2019-11-27)
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