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Schenker XMG Neo 15 laptop in review: Comet Lake upgrade

With mechanical keyboard. In addition to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super, Schenker is also donating an Intel Core i7-10875H to the XMG Neo 15. In our test report, we clarify what improvements this brings with it compared to the Coffee Lake generation.
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Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake

The Schenker XMG Neo 15 recently presented itself in our test with an Intel Core i7-9750H. Since then, not only has the hardware developed further, but also small visual changes have crept in. In addition to these and other points, in the following review we will also look at the performance in comparison with the competing devices listed below. Under each section, you can add other notebooks from our database to the competing devices we have chosen.

Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake (XMG Neo 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10875H 8 x 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile - 8192 MB, Core: 1140 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, NVIDIA 456.38, Intel UHD Graphics
Memory
32768 MB 
, Dual-Channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB, 1024 GB 
, 890 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-H - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x headphone, 1x microphone, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (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
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 359.8 x 243 ( = 0.91 x 14.17 x 9.57 in)
Battery
93 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: 2 Lautsprecher, Stereo, Keyboard: mechanic, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.19 kg ( = 77.25 oz / 4.83 pounds), Power Supply: 695 g ( = 24.52 oz / 1.53 pounds)
Price
2400 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
11/2020
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
2.2 kg23 mm15.60"1920x1080
83 %
11/2019
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2.1 kg22 mm15.60"1920x1080
87 %
08/2020
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.1 kg17.8 mm15.60"1920x1080
87 %
08/2020
Aorus 15G XB
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
2.3 kg25 mm15.60"1920x1080
83 %
09/2020
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
2.1 kg19 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - Discreet changes

The case of the XMG Neo 15 receives a discreet upgrade. In addition to the even slimmer-looking frame around the screen, the light bar on the front now sets stronger accents with a dotted pattern. In addition, the webcam moves under the screen, which results in a somewhat unfavorable viewing angle. Also, the controls for switching on and off and the performance button are now square and separate. However, the changes in weight and dimensions are marginal.

Since the basically good impression of the case is preserved, we refer to the test report of an earlier version of the Schenker XMG Neo 15 for a detailed description.

Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake

Size comparison

359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.2 kg4.83 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.1 kg4.53 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg4.98 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 2.1 kg4.61 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2.1 kg4.73 lbs

Features - Thunderbolt with DisplayPort

In the current version, the GigabitLAN port of the Schenker XMG Neo 15 is no longer located on the side but is now on the back. The same applies to the Thunderbolt 3 port, which supports DisplayPort with up to two screens via daisy chain but does not offer PowerDelivery. The two single MiniDisplay ports of the previous model have been removed.

Left side: Kensington lock, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1x 3.5 mm microphone, 1x 3.5 mm headphones
Left side: Kensington lock, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1x 3.5 mm microphone, 1x 3.5 mm headphones
Right side: SD card reader, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A,
Right side: SD card reader, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A,
Rear: 1x Thunderbolt 3 (incl. DP, no PowerDelivery), HDMI, GigabitLAN, power connector
Rear: 1x Thunderbolt 3 (incl. DP, no PowerDelivery), HDMI, GigabitLAN, power connector
Front: No connections
Front: No connections

SD card reader

With our reference memory card Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II, the SD card reader of the Neo 15 achieves slightly better values than the previous model. In comparison with the listed competition, however, the result is only sufficient for one of the lower places in our test field.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Aorus 15G XB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
210 MB/s ∼100% +159%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
200.4 MB/s ∼95% +147%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 218, n=309)
94.3 MB/s ∼45% +16%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81 MB/s ∼39%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78 MB/s ∼37% -4%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Aorus 15G XB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
248 MB/s ∼100% +176%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
197.2 MB/s ∼80% +119%
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=307)
111 MB/s ∼45% +23%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
90 MB/s ∼36%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85 MB/s ∼34% -6%

Communication

Instead of Wi-Fi 5, users now have Wi-Fi 6 available in the Schenker XMG Neo 15. With our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, the transmission speeds have increased and, at 1,650 Mb/s for data reception, are sufficient for first place in our test field. In contrast, the Neo 15 is only in the middle of the field when it comes to data transmission, as we measured 1,230 Mb/s.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1650 MBit/s ∼100%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1420 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1394 (843min - 1528max) MBit/s ∼84% -16%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1360 MBit/s ∼82% -18%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=152)
1225 MBit/s ∼74% -26%
Aorus 15G XB
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1120 MBit/s ∼68% -32%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 1670, n=367)
758 MBit/s ∼46% -54%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Aorus 15G XB
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1370 MBit/s ∼100% +11%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1310 MBit/s ∼96% +7%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1240 (619min - 1284max) MBit/s ∼91% +1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1230 MBit/s ∼90%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1140 MBit/s ∼83% -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=152)
1101 MBit/s ∼80% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1645, n=367)
699 MBit/s ∼51% -43%

Webcam

The webcam of the Neo 15 offers the widely used low 0.9 MP and therefore delivers a correspondingly low quality. Even under good lighting conditions, subjects in the picture are not sharp and colors are displayed with very low contrast.

ColorChecker
22.1 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
23 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
14 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
15 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
19 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake: 17.59 ∆E min: 5.38 - max: 27.31 ∆E

Maintenance

The XMG Neo 15 offers very good maintenance possibilities. After all the screws on the underside have been loosened, the base plate can be removed very easily, without having to worry about any hooks or anchors. Inside, there is free access to two SSD slots, two RAM banks and the WLAN module.

Maintenance options
Maintenance options

Warranty

Schenker grants buyers of the XMG Neo 15 a warranty period of 24 months. For a surcharge of around 100 Euros (~$120), this period can be extended to 36 months.

Input devices - Mechanical keyboard convinces

For a description of the input devices we refer here to an earlier version of the Schenker XMG Neo 15.

Schenker XMG Neo 15 - Input devices
Schenker XMG Neo 15 - Input devices

Display - Gaming notebook with 240 Hz panel

The 15.6-inch screen of the Neo 15 offers a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 240 Hz. With an average brightness of 284 cd/m², it is in the middle of our test field. The same applies to the illumination of 89%. Our measurements also show that the screen, however, flickers at a frequency of 23,580 Hz at a brightness value of less than 25%. Since this value is very high, even users with sensitive eyes should be able to use the Neo 15 without any problems.

1) Full-HD (240 Hz) 2) WQHD (165 Hz)
268
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
308
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
267
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
278
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Full-HD (240 Hz)
Maximum: 308 cd/m² Average: 284.1 cd/m² Minimum: 8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 308 cd/m²
Contrast: 963:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.45 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 0.83
ΔE Greyscale 3.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
91% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 69% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.211
344
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
339
cd/m²
381
cd/m²
349
cd/m²
315
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
WQHD (165 Hz)
Maximum: 381 cd/m² Average: 342.8 cd/m² Minimum: 10 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 381 cd/m²
Contrast: 866:1 (Black: 0.44 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.68 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 1.13
ΔE Greyscale 2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
94% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 71% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.218
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Schenker XMG Neo 15 WQHD
BOE NE156QHM-NY2, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NV156FHM-N4G (BOE084D), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
AU Optronics B156HAN12.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Aorus 15G XB
Sharp LQ156M1JW03, IGZO, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
B156HAN12.0 (AUOBC8C), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Response Times
8%
11%
51%
-4%
8%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
15.2 (7.6, 7.6)
14.8 (7.6, 7.2)
3%
9.6 (4.8, 4.8)
37%
3.2 (1.4, 1.8)
79%
16 (8.4, 7.6)
-5%
14 (6.8, 7.2)
8%
Response Time Black / White *
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
9.2 (3.8, 5.4)
12%
12 (6.8, 5.2)
-15%
8 (4, 4)
23%
11.2 (6.8, 4.4)
-8%
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
8%
PWM Frequency
23580 (25)
23580 (24)
0%
Screen
8%
-9%
-8%
12%
6%
Brightness middle
308
381
24%
313
2%
345.4
12%
264
-14%
283
-8%
Brightness
284
343
21%
295
4%
342
20%
248
-13%
289
2%
Brightness Distribution
87
83
-5%
89
2%
90
3%
89
2%
90
3%
Black Level *
0.32
0.44
-38%
0.3
6%
0.34
-6%
0.3
6%
0.24
25%
Contrast
963
866
-10%
1043
8%
1016
6%
880
-9%
1179
22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.45
1.68
31%
3.33
-36%
3.18
-30%
1.21
51%
2.26
8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.74
4.56
41%
6.25
19%
6.57
15%
3.07
60%
5.64
27%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.83
1.13
-36%
1.77
-113%
1.77
-113%
0.92
-11%
1.11
-34%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.9
2
49%
3.1
21%
3.8
3%
1.6
59%
3.4
13%
Gamma
2.211 100%
2.218 99%
2.51 88%
2.15 102%
2.192 100%
2.228 99%
CCT
7434 87%
6746 96%
6930 94%
7109 91%
6340 103%
7249 90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
69
71
3%
59
-14%
64.3
-7%
68
-1%
71
3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
91
94
3%
90
-1%
99
9%
90
-1%
93
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
8% / 8%
1% / -6%
22% / 1%
4% / 8%
7% / 6%

* ... smaller is better

The IPS panel of the Schenker Neo 15 offers a medium contrast ratio of 963:1 and a slightly increased black level of 0.32 cd/m². In combination with the color-space coverage of 91% (sRGB) it reaches the level of our test field, which is led by the Asus ROG Zephyrus S15.

The CalMAN analysis also shows that colors are displayed with a slightly increased blue content ex works. However, this situation can be completely compensated for by calibration. The corresponding ICC file can be downloaded in the top right window next to the graphic for screen illumination.

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)

Outdoors, the Schenker XMG Neo 15 is particularly suitable for use on cloudy days. However, the brightness is not high enough for working in direct sunlight.

Schenker XMG Neo 15 vs sRGB (91%)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 vs sRGB (91%)
Subpixels
Subpixels
Schenker XMG Neo 15 vs AdobeRGB (69%)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 vs AdobeRGB (69%)
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Screenbleeding
Screenbleeding

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
10.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 5.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
15.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 7.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.7 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 detected 23580 Hz ≤ 25 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 23580 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 25 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 23580 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9717 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel of the Schenker notebook is very stable in terms of viewing angle. Content can be viewed from very flat angles without being distorted or displayed with distorted colors.

Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Update: Results of the WQHD-Panel (165 Hz)

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)
Response Time Black to White
Response Time Black to White
Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
no Screen Flickering / PWM
no Screen Flickering / PWM
Schenker XMG Neo 15 vs sRGB (94 %)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 vs sRGB (94 %)
Subpixel
Subpixel
Schenker XMG Neo 15 vs AdobeRGB (71 %)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 vs AdobeRGB (71 %)

Performance - Comet-Lake upgrade is worth it

With the XMG Neo 15, Schenker is targeting gamers who are looking for a compact notebook with plenty of power. The available hardware, which has been refreshed with our current test model, is also oriented towards this.

Processor

The Schenker XMG Neo 15 is now also available with an Intel Core i7-10875H. This processor belongs to Intel's Comet Lake generation and offers eight cores that can process up to 16 threads at clock rates between 2.3 and 5 GHz. How long the maximum performance can be maintained is significantly influenced by the cooling system.

Our continuous load test shows that the performance drops relatively quickly by about 4%. However, the Neo 15 is on par with the competition we chose, which also works with a Core i7-10875H. Compared to the XMG Neo 15 with Intel Core i7-9750H, a particularly strong increase in CPU performance is noticeable.

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Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1602 (1581.78-1657.55)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19 Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1002 (974.71-1181)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1366 (1323.8-1373.01)
Aorus 15G XB Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1613 (1597.32-1826.4)
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1627 (1603.72-1663.62)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (190 - 220, n=31)
204 Points ∼100% +3%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
202 Points ∼99% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
202 Points ∼99% +2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
199 Points ∼98%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
192 Points ∼94% -4%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
192 Points ∼94% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 234, n=643)
163 Points ∼80% -18%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1826 Points ∼100% +10%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
1664 (1603.72min - 1663.62max) Points ∼91% 0%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
1658 (1581.78min - 1657.55max) Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1111 - 1833, n=32)
1577 Points ∼86% -5%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1373 (1323.8min - 1373.01max) Points ∼75% -17%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
1181 Points ∼65% -29%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=651)
946 Points ∼52% -43%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (179 - 901, n=108)
378 Seconds * ∼100% -42%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
333 Seconds * ∼88% -25%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (259 - 386, n=24)
318 Seconds * ∼84% -19%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
284 Seconds * ∼75% -6%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
267 Seconds * ∼71%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
261 Seconds * ∼69% +2%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
48525 MIPS ∼100%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
47941 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
46426 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (33674 - 49474, n=25)
43328 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
38667 MIPS ∼80% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (3034 - 75612, n=109)
37724 MIPS ∼78% -22%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (5071 - 5780, n=25)
5376 MIPS ∼100% +6%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
5319 MIPS ∼99% +5%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
5285 MIPS ∼98% +4%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
5114 MIPS ∼95% +1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
5071 MIPS ∼94%
Average of class Gaming
  (2480 - 5811, n=109)
4973 MIPS ∼93% -2%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (456 - 524, n=26)
489 Points ∼100% +2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
488 Points ∼100% +2%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
482 Points ∼99% +1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
478 Points ∼98%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
467 Points ∼96% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (312 - 560, n=154)
457 Points ∼93% -4%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
434 Points ∼89% -9%
CPU (Multi Core)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
4176 Points ∼100%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
3907 Points ∼94% -6%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
3723 Points ∼89% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (2800 - 4176, n=26)
3532 Points ∼85% -15%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
3256 Points ∼78% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (1397 - 6321, n=155)
3061 Points ∼73% -27%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H
2384 Points ∼57% -43%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
8190 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (6988 - 8620, n=23)
7801 Points ∼95% 0%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
7796 Points ∼95%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
7583 Points ∼93% -3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
7345 Points ∼90% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (2783 - 11393, n=92)
6652 Points ∼81% -15%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1233 - 1371, n=23)
1305 Points ∼100% +3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
1287 Points ∼99% +1%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
1281 Points ∼98% +1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
1270 Points ∼97%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
1242 Points ∼95% -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (703 - 1428, n=92)
1237 Points ∼95% -3%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
13.7 fps ∼100%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
13.5 fps ∼99% -1%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
12.8 fps ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (10.1 - 14.1, n=21)
11.9 fps ∼87% -13%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
11 fps ∼80% -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (1.7 - 19.8, n=108)
10.4 fps ∼76% -24%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Gaming
  (23.9 - 95.8, n=84)
56 s * ∼100% -24%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
55.78 s * ∼100% -23%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (30.2 - 84.3, n=24)
50.1 s * ∼89% -11%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
47.1 s * ∼84% -4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
46.3 s * ∼83% -2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
45.3 s * ∼81%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.61 sec * ∼100%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.512 - 1.088, n=89)
0.61 sec * ∼100% -0%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.597 sec * ∼98% +2%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.586 sec * ∼96% +4%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.583 sec * ∼96% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (0.546 - 0.662, n=23)
0.58 sec * ∼95% +5%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1658 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
133 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
199 Points
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System Performance

In the sub-disciplines of PCMark 10, the Neo 15 achieves values that are above the average of the installed hardware. Only the Productivity result is somewhat lower. Overall, the gaming laptop can secure second place in our test field. In everyday testing, the Schenker notebook ran smoothly at all times and showed no micro-jerking or similar.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9448 Points ∼100% +23%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
7688 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
  (5442 - 8640, n=4)
7580 Points ∼80% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
6887 Points ∼73% -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11829, n=319)
6514 Points ∼69% -15%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5472 Points ∼58% -29%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5442 Points ∼58% -29%
Productivity
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8503 Points ∼100% +13%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8485 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
  (7534 - 8549, n=4)
8138 Points ∼96% +8%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7913 Points ∼93% +5%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
7534 Points ∼89%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 9390, n=320)
7389 Points ∼87% -2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
7000 Points ∼82% -7%
Essentials
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10341 Points ∼100% +6%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9831 Points ∼95% 0%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
9783 Points ∼95%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9498 Points ∼92% -3%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
9478 Points ∼92% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
  (7547 - 9783, n=4)
9075 Points ∼88% -7%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 11266, n=321)
8810 Points ∼85% -10%
Score
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6739 Points ∼100% +14%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
5933 Points ∼88%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
  (5447 - 6364, n=4)
5873 Points ∼87% -1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
5522 Points ∼82% -7%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5447 Points ∼81% -8%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5393 Points ∼80% -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=323)
5365 Points ∼80% -10%
PCMark 10 Score
5933 points
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DPC latencies

In the test with LatencyMon, the Schenker XMG Neo 15 shows the lowest delay time in our test field.

LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Driver
LatencyMon - Driver
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7107.2 μs * ∼100% -1031%
Aorus 15G XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2364.3 μs * ∼33% -276%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1768.4 μs * ∼25% -182%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
628.2 μs * ∼9%

* ... smaller is better

Mass Storage

Schenker has installed a 1 TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus in our test model of the XMG Neo 15. This delivers very good read and write rates and can therefore leave the assembled competition behind. However, when configuring their laptop, users have the choice between other models and manufacturers, which ultimately also affects the purchase price.

How other mass storage devices compare to the Samsung 970 EVO Plus is shown in our HDD/SSD benchmark list.

Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD ZP1000GM30001
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Aorus 15G XB
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Average Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-29%
-14%
-18%
-21%
-12%
Write 4K
182.6
108.7
-40%
139.8
-23%
121.6
-33%
127.4
-30%
151 (92.5 - 208, n=10)
-17%
Read 4K
53.51
41.4
-23%
48.62
-9%
44.37
-17%
46.38
-13%
49.2 (40.5 - 54.3, n=10)
-8%
Write Seq
3035
1083
-64%
2260
-26%
2617
-14%
2034
-33%
2436 (1197 - 3241, n=10)
-20%
Read Seq
2520
917.2
-64%
2135
-15%
1297
-49%
2172
-14%
2148 (1018 - 3037, n=10)
-15%
Write 4K Q32T1
523.8
468.5
-11%
499.3
-5%
499
-5%
413.7
-21%
434 (289 - 540, n=10)
-17%
Read 4K Q32T1
617.4
529.6
-14%
551.8
-11%
557.2
-10%
354
-43%
504 (332 - 621, n=10)
-18%
Write Seq Q32T1
3316
3057
-8%
2960
-11%
2978
-10%
3063
-8%
3313 (3284 - 3339, n=10)
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
3548
3422
-4%
3269
-8%
3360
-5%
3396
-4%
3544 (3477 - 3567, n=10)
0%
AS SSD
-16%
-54%
-28%
-26%
-10%
Score Total
6152
5738
-7%
5103
-17%
4685
-24%
4881
-21%
5641 (4450 - 6152, n=10)
-8%
Score Write
2708
2818
4%
2310
-15%
2344
-13%
3011
11%
2558 (1560 - 2892, n=10)
-6%
Score Read
2291
1922
-16%
1840
-20%
1513
-34%
1292
-44%
2042 (1846 - 2291, n=10)
-11%
Access Time Write *
0.025
0.028
-12%
0.112
-348%
0.034
-36%
0.032
-28%
0.0307 (0.02 - 0.054, n=10)
-23%
Access Time Read *
0.035
0.066
-89%
0.057
-63%
0.063
-80%
0.057
-63%
0.0434 (0.031 - 0.062, n=10)
-24%
4K-64 Write
2307.08
2441.88
6%
2004.71
-13%
1961.92
-15%
2797.35
21%
2158 (1189 - 2440, n=10)
-6%
4K-64 Read
1937.57
1636.75
-16%
1594.37
-18%
1284.1
-34%
978.12
-50%
1717 (1579 - 1938, n=10)
-11%
4K Write
144.99
118.61
-18%
96.51
-33%
109.27
-25%
120.47
-17%
133 (100 - 188, n=10)
-8%
4K Read
56.58
50.99
-10%
50.19
-11%
49.67
-12%
42.83
-24%
48.8 (27.9 - 58.3, n=10)
-14%
Seq Write
2559.07
2574.62
1%
2092.37
-18%
2724.02
6%
927.83
-64%
2666 (2469 - 2858, n=10)
4%
Seq Read
2969.9
2341.48
-21%
1956.71
-34%
1794.68
-40%
2713.77
-9%
2760 (2173 - 3002, n=10)
-7%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-23% / -21%
-34% / -37%
-23% / -24%
-24% / -24%
-11% / -11%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3548 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3316 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 617.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 523.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2520 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3035 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 53.51 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 182.6 MB/s

Continuous read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

In our test configuration, Schenker uses an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super, whose performance in the 3DMark benchmarks is on par with other notebooks with this graphics card. However, buyers can also opt for an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Refresh, which lowers the purchase price of the laptop by about 200 Euros (~$239).

How other graphics cards performed in our test can be seen in our GPU benchmark list.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
  (28207 - 31050, n=8)
29416 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
29174 Points ∼99% +3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
28678 Points ∼97% +2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
28207 Points ∼96%
Aorus 15G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
27715 Points ∼94% -2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
21861 Points ∼74% -22%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=734)
14980 Points ∼51% -47%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
  (7840 - 8657, n=12)
8238 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
8134 Points ∼99% +3%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
7891 Points ∼96% 0%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
7891 Points ∼96%
Aorus 15G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
7343 Points ∼89% -7%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
6387 Points ∼78% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=279)
6104 Points ∼74% -23%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
21896 Points ∼100% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
  (18662 - 23042, n=12)
21824 Points ∼100% +1%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, Intel Core i7-10875H
21548 Points ∼98%
Aorus 15G XB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
21150 Points ∼97% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10875H
20831 Points ∼95% -3%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
17419 Points ∼80% -19%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=664)
12487 Points ∼57% -42%
3DMark 11 Performance
24715 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
19216 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
8153 points
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Gaming Performance

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super installed here can bring current games smoothly and with high detail levels to the screen. In the titles we tested, we achieved consistently high frame rates, which are maintained without major breakdowns.

What performance can be expected in further titles, we have listed in our GPU game list.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
  (76.3 - 94.6, n=8)
87.3 fps ∼100% +3%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
84.4 fps ∼97%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
76.3 (64min) fps ∼87% -10%
Aorus 15G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
75.5 (63min) fps ∼86% -11%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
74 (70min - 78max) fps ∼85% -12%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
60.4 (49min) fps ∼69% -28%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=432)
54.6 fps ∼63% -35%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 high (2/3)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
127 (110.6min) fps ∼100% 0%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
127 (111.8min) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
  (111 - 135, n=4)
127 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (15.3 - 167, n=94)
114 fps ∼90% -10%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
111 (95.8min) fps ∼87% -13%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
90 fps ∼100% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
  (78.5 - 87, n=4)
83.5 fps ∼93% +2%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
82.1 fps ∼91%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
78.5 fps ∼87% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (17.2 - 103, n=100)
71.1 fps ∼79% -13%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
112 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
  (98 - 112, n=2)
105 fps ∼94% -6%
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
98 fps ∼88% -12%
Average of class Gaming
  (10 - 113, n=64)
74.2 fps ∼66% -34%

Our continuous load test with the Ultra settings in The Witcher 3 shows that players do not have to expect a drop in performance even after a long time.

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Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i7-10875H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB: Ø81 (76-85)
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 84.4 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 154 137 127 122 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 113 98.6 82.1 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 112 fps

Emissions - Loud under load

Noise emissions

Sound characteristics
Sound characteristics

The two fans of the Schenker XMG Neo 15 can become very loud with a noise level of up to 56 dB(A) if the performance mode Enthusiast is selected in the preinstalled Control Center. In idle mode, however, the notebook is pleasantly quiet.

Noise Level

Idle
26 / 28 / 33 dB(A)
Load
52 / 56 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)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.841.438.440.138.22537.936.236.23835.83144.242.948.548.447.6403328.930.932.837.85026.624.840.440.947.46331.429.927.534.536.28041.121.119.220.133.31002821.119.816.535.412530.525.423.71833.116030.525.822.918.533.920031.624.223.121.534.725033.725.22318.237.131536.424.518.414.339.140037.223.522.112.140.150038.32619.713.343630372316.1114180037.421.81511.341.8100040.522.614.610.845.112504122.214.611.54616004222.715.611.747.2200040.921.514.611.446.2250039.919.415.21244.7315038.719.614.612.944400037.819.414.412.943.7500038.316.815.113.744630038.615.815.414.643.7800034.814.613.714.142.51000030.413.913.613.139.71250026.114.113.412.435.21600022.115.514.811.830.7SPL51.13328.125.356.3N81.81.10.711.2median 37.2median 21.8median 15.2median 12.9median 41.8Delta3.73.22.52.23.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseSchenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake

Temperature

During our test, the surfaces of the XMG Neo 15 heat up to 65 °C. The warmest point here is at the bottom right corner, which means that the Schenker notebook can no longer be placed easily on the thighs under load. However, the temperatures of the wrist-rests remain moderate at all times.

The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3
Stress test
Stress test
Full load top
Full load top
Full load below
Full load below

During our endurance stress test, the temperatures inside rose up to 86 °C, while CPU clock rates were kept constant at a level of 2.6 GHz. Thus, the basic clock rate of 2.3 GHz is not undercut and users do not have to expect restrictions due to too high temperatures.

Max. Load
 41 °C
106 F
46 °C
115 F
39 °C
102 F
 
 34 °C
93 F
45 °C
113 F
34 °C
93 F
 
 34 °C
93 F
36 °C
97 F
37 °C
99 F
 
Maximum: 46 °C = 115 F
Average: 38.4 °C = 101 F
65 °C
149 F
65 °C
149 F
46 °C
115 F
53 °C
127 F
63 °C
145 F
37 °C
99 F
35 °C
95 F
35 °C
95 F
31 °C
88 F
Maximum: 65 °C = 149 F
Average: 47.8 °C = 118 F
Power Supply (max.)  49 °C = 120 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.4 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.4 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 46 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 39.8 °C / 104 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 65 °C / 149 F, compared to the average of 42.6 °C / 109 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.6 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 33.4 °C / 92 F.
(-) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 40.8 °C / 105 F, compared to the device average of 33.4 °C / 92 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 39 °C / 102.2 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.8 °C / 83.8 F (-10.2 °C / -18.4 F).

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speakers of the Schenker XMG Neo 15 offer good volume and a relatively wide sound spectrum. This allows media content to be consumed properly even without external speakers or headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.137253834.43148.442.74032.830.45040.940.36334.531.58020.131.110016.523.9125182816018.538.920021.551.925018.263.731514.367.340012.17050013.3726301175.580011.374.9100010.872.3125011.569.1160011.766.9200011.469.225001268.8315012.972400012.967.1500013.772630014.683800014.176.91000013.177.71250012.473.61600011.874.6SPL25.386.9N0.770.1median 12.9median 70Delta2.26.335.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSchenker XMG Neo 15 Comet LakeApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 40% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 52% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 20% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 75% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power management - Usable battery life

Energy consumption

The Schenker XMG Neo 15 shows a slightly increased energy requirement. With an average of 120 watts under load, the power consumption is in the penultimate place of our test field. With a low system load (WLAN, surfing, etc.), it performs slightly better with an average of 19 watts.

According to the label, the included power supply offers an output power of 230 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.6 / 2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 17 / 19 / 29 Watt
Load midlight 120 / 250 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Aorus 15G XB
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
 
Average of class Gaming
 
Power Consumption
27%
0%
5%
16%
10%
1%
Idle Minimum *
17
11
35%
14.3
16%
16
6%
7
59%
11.2 (6 - 17, n=7)
34%
18.7 (1.9 - 113, n=803)
-10%
Idle Average *
19
15
21%
22.3
-17%
20
-5%
13
32%
15.7 (9.8 - 20, n=7)
17%
24.1 (6 - 119, n=803)
-27%
Idle Maximum *
29
21
28%
36.9
-27%
30
-3%
25
14%
26 (23.5 - 29, n=7)
10%
29.7 (8.3 - 122, n=803)
-2%
Load Average *
120
94
22%
118.4
1%
102
15%
148
-23%
129 (105 - 169, n=7)
-8%
104 (14.1 - 319, n=795)
13%
Witcher 3 ultra *
186
143
23%
153.7
17%
156
16%
175
6%
Load Maximum *
250
173
31%
220.8
12%
256
-2%
232
7%
252 (230 - 280, n=7)
-1%
177 (21.9 - 590, n=794)
29%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

In our practical WLAN test, the Schenker XMG Neo 15 achieved a runtime of 5 hours and 23 minutes. This means that it achieves a runtime that is roughly on a par with those of the competition. However, the latter can achieve this with in part significantly lower capacities.

Update: After Schenker detected a bug in our system, we repeated the WLAN test with a second unit and achieved about 7,5 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
7h 28min
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, 93 Wh
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 62 Wh
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, 80 Wh
Aorus 15G XB
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, 94 Wh
Asus Zephyrus S15 GX502L
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, 76 Wh
Average of class Gaming
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
448
340
-24%
380
-15%
418
-7%
181
-60%
271 (62 - 683, n=470)
-40%

Pros

+ very good maintenance possibilities
+ good CPU performance
+ performance is maintained even under load
+ 240 Hz display
+ mechanical keyboard

Cons

- webcam sits under the screen
- memory card reader relatively slow

Verdict - Significant performance increase through Comet-Lake

In review: Schenker XMG Neo 15. Test device provided by Schenker Germany.
In review: Schenker XMG Neo 15. Test device provided by Schenker Germany.

Thanks to the update to the Intel Core i7-10875H, the Schenker XMG Neo 15 can easily compete with similarly equipped competitors. The pure CPU performance is comparable to those of other gaming laptops and the system performance as well as the performance of the graphics card leave nothing to be desired. In addition, Schenker offers the current Wi-Fi 6 standard and we also welcome the slight changes to the case. This can be opened very easily and offers extensive maintenance possibilities, which can be used very actively, especially due to the two SSD and RAM slots.

The Comet Lake upgrade brings the Schenker XMG Neo 15 to the level of the competition. On top of that, very good maintenance possibilities are also offered.

The fact that the two DisplayPorts of the predecessor model are no longer needed can, in our opinion, be easily overcome by the DP-capable Thunderbolt 3 connection. But the fact that the webcam has been moved to under the screen is not necessarily a plus point but ultimately a matter of taste.

Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake - 12/07/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
83 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
89%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
67 / 80 → 84%
Weight
62 / 10-66 → 93%
Battery
77 / 95 → 81%
Display
86%
Games Performance
96%
Application Performance
94%
Temperature
76 / 95 → 80%
Noise
66 / 90 → 73%
Audio
76%
Camera
32 / 85 → 38%
Average
76%
86%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-11-30 (Update: 2020-12- 8)
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I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.