Schenker XMG Neo 17: Moderate system noise while gaming
While most high-end laptops become rather loud during 3D applications, the XMG Neo 17 remains at a moderate level when you use the standard performance mode (as set in the Control Center). Sure, 43 to 47 dB max is still clearly audible, but at least you won't need to have a headset on hand at all times.
We feel that the performance lost in exchange for an acceptable noise level is bearable. If you need maximum performance, you can simply switch to overboost mode. In the case of the RTX 2060, this increases the frame rate by around 15% according to our test.
The device also scored additional points for its rigid, high-quality case. The 144-Hz screen with a great contrast ratio and the mechanical keyboard are further reasons for purchase. The only thing missing is a Thunderbolt 3 port and a strong speaker.