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Schenker XMG Pro 17 (Clevo PB71RD-G) Laptop Review: Temperature vs. Noise

Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser (translated by Marius S.), 02/24/2020

Understated gamer. While numerous high-end laptops attempt to appeal to customers with extravagant designs, the XMG Pro 17 from Schenker Technologies appears very laid back visually. However, a lot of performance potential hides under the hood. In this review, we take a closer look at the 17-inch model.

Schenker XMG Pro 17

After restructuring its online presence, Schenker Technologies devices are now available on bestware.com instead of mysn.de.

The base configuration of the XMG Pro 17 costs 1,699 Euros (~$1,849). For the price, buyers receive a Full HD panel with 144 Hz and G-Sync support, a Core i7-9750H CPU and a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. A Core i9-9980HK and a GeForce RTX 2070 are also available at a premium. There is a particularly wide variety in terms of mass storage options, since the case comes with two M.2 slots (type 2280) and a traditional 2.5-inch bay. Two DDR4 RAM slots that can be fitted with up to 64 GB complete the package.

Our configuration, the exact specifications of which can be found in the datasheet below, is available for just below 1,900 Euros (~$2,068) and includes a Core i7-9750H CPU, GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, 500-GB SSD and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. However, only 8 GB of RAM was recognized due to a bug or a defect. The frame rates of some games are adversely affected by the single-channel mode.

Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G (XMG Pro 17 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile - 6144 MB, Core: 960 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, GDDR6, ForceWare 442.19, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2666, all slots occupied, up to 64 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics B173HAN04.0 (AUO409D), IPS, Full-HD, 144 Hz, G-Sync, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB, 500 GB 
, Slots: 2x M.2 Type 2280 & 1x 2.5 inch
Soundcard
Realtek ALC1220 @ Intel Cannon Point PCH
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1 headphone, 1 microphone, Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 399 x 275 ( = 1.18 x 15.71 x 10.83 in)
Battery
62 Wh, 5500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.1, Keyboard: Chiclet RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, 180-Watt AC adapter, USB thumb drive, driver DVD, manual, 2.5-inch accessories, Control Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.81 kg ( = 99.12 oz / 6.19 pounds), Power Supply: 500 g ( = 17.64 oz / 1.1 pounds)
Price
1874 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Competitors of the XMG Pro 17 include other 17-inch laptops with an identical CPU and GPU combination such as the Razer Blade Pro 17, Asus Strix G731GV, Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH and the MSI GL75 9SEK. We will also list the aforementioned laptops in our comparison tables.

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83 %
02/2020
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.8 kg30 mm17.3"1920x1080
89 %
08/2019
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.8 kg19.9 mm17.3"1920x1080
86 %
08/2019
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.9 kg26.2 mm17.3"1920x1080
83 %
10/2019
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
3 kg23 mm17.3"1920x1080
83 %
10/2019
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
2.5 kg28 mm17.3"1920x1080

Case

The case of the XMG Pro 17 has undergone a significant upgrade since our review from two years ago. Instead of the Clevo barebone PA71HS-G, the system is now based on the PB71RD-G chassis, which is different not only in terms of the design but also in terms of the size. Furthermore, the dimensions have shrunk from 41.9 x 28.7 cm to 39.9 x 27.5 cm to be more compact overall due to the smaller bezels. There were also improvements made when it comes to the weight. The new chassis only weighs in at 2.8 kg instead of 3.1 kg, which is still average compared to competitors.

Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17

For the most part the quality of the chassis is good. Aside from the cover, the top of the base unit also consists of metal. The build quality leaves very little room for complaints. The same holds true for the rigidity, which is very solid in most areas. Only the lid (creaks when being twisted) and the center of the keyboard could have been even more rigid still. Very positive: Unlike on most other gaming laptops, the battery is accessible from the outside.

Size Comparison

412.6 mm / 16.2 inch 304.9 mm / 12 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 3 kg6.52 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 275 mm / 10.8 inch 30 mm / 1.181 inch 2.8 kg6.19 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 293 mm / 11.5 inch 26.2 mm / 1.031 inch 2.9 kg6.28 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 271 mm / 10.7 inch 28 mm / 1.102 inch 2.5 kg5.51 lbs395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.8 kg6.06 lbs

Features

Port Selection

The vast port selection is one of the biggest advantages of the XMG Pro 17. Thanks to the HDMI port, Mini DisplayPort and two USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2 ports (1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x DisplayPort), users can theoretically connect up to four monitors. Additionally, there are three USB Type-A 3.0 ports, two audio jacks, an RJ45 port and a Kensington lock slot. Furthermore, there is a (somewhat hard to reach) card reader hidden on the front edge of the chassis. Since there are barely any ports to the left and right sides, there should be enough space for users to use an external mouse without being obstructed.

Left: Kensington lock, USB Type-A 3.0, microphone, headphones
Left: Kensington lock, USB Type-A 3.0, microphone, headphones
Right: USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2 (Thunderbolt 3), USB Type-A 3.0
Right: USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2 (Thunderbolt 3), USB Type-A 3.0
Back: RJ45 LAN, HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2 (DisplayPort), USB Type-A 3.0, AC adapter
Back: RJ45 LAN, HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2 (DisplayPort), USB Type-A 3.0, AC adapter
Front: card reader
Front: card reader

SD Card Reader

As our measurements of the MSI GL75 9SEK show, fast card readers are not a given, even on more expensive gaming laptops. With transfer speeds of 203 MB/s to 219 MB/s, the XMG Pro 17 shows what is possible and even beats the card reader of the Razer Blade Pro 17, which is already fast.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
203 MB/s ∼100%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
187.2 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (11.7 - 212, n=274)
92.5 MB/s ∼46% -54%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
 
23.5 MB/s ∼12% -88%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
219 MB/s ∼100%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
206.7 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Average of class Gaming
  (13.4 - 257, n=272)
110 MB/s ∼50% -50%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
 
28.5 MB/s ∼13% -87%

Communication

With our brand new ax router, which Netgear has recently provided us with, the XMG Pro 17 handily beats all other devices in our comparison, which were only tested with an ac router, in our Wi-Fi test (tested at a distance of 1 m). 1,410 Mb/s or 1,620 Mb/s when sending and receiving data, respectively, are excellent results. However, it comes at a premium of a few USD, since either an Intel or a Rivet Networks Wi-Fi 6 chip has to be selected during the configuration.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1620 MBit/s ∼100%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
693 MBit/s ∼43% -57%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
678 MBit/s ∼42% -58%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
676 MBit/s ∼42% -58%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
669 MBit/s ∼41% -59%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 1620, n=307)
657 MBit/s ∼41% -59%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1410 MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW)
682 MBit/s ∼48% -52%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
655 MBit/s ∼46% -54%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
646 MBit/s ∼46% -54%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
641 MBit/s ∼45% -55%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 1645, n=307)
612 MBit/s ∼43% -57%

Webcam

ColorChecker
27.9 ∆E
29.8 ∆E
31.2 ∆E
25 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
19 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
25.3 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
26.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G: 21.88 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 35.16 ∆E
Test chart Schenker XMG Pro 17
Test chart Schenker XMG Pro 17

Accessories

Our test model includes a USB thumb drive, a driver DVD, a manual, and screws for the 2.5-inch bay. The power rating of the included AC adapter varies depending on the selected GPU option. Schenker includes a 230-Watt model with the RTX 2070 configuration, while the RTX 2060 model comes with a surprisingly lightweight and slim 180-Watt model.

Maintenance

As it turns out, servicing the PB71RD-G barebone is fairly difficult. In order to reach the components, almost 20 screws need to be loosened on the bottom. After this time-consuming task, the keyboard also needs to be unmounted, since there is an additional screw below it (the last step is not necessary on the 15-inch version). Only then can the bottom plate be removed from the unit with the help of a sharp tool. This is unfortunate, since Clevo barebones used to be very maintenance-friendly in the past. As with most current laptops, the CPU and GPU are soldered and thus cannot be replaced.

Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17
Schenker XMG Pro 17

Warranty

Schenker offers users of the XMG Pro 17 a base warranty period of 24 months. It can be extended to up to three years according to the buyer's preferences. The fast repair service period can be extended as well.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The keyboard is identical to the one on the XMG Pro 15 and thus comes with the same strengths and weaknesses. Advantages primarily include the high-intensity RGB lighting (with multiple brightness settings), which can be adjusted to your personal preferences via its software - be it color, mode or effect speed.

Apart from the slightly weak center, the typing experience is fairly good and neither too firm nor too soft. Similarly, the layout and the key sizes barely warrant criticism. Only the numpad could have been slightly wider, since there is enough available space anyway.

Chiclet keyboard...
Chiclet keyboard...
...with RGB lighting
...with RGB lighting

Touchpad

At 10.8 x 6.2 cm, the touchpad dimensions are decent for a 17-inch device, but they are not exceptional. Due to the very smooth finish, fingers glide very quickly (some may say too quickly) across the surface, which comes with an integrated, invisible fingerprint sensor. Here, many actions (such as, for example, drag and drop) can be accomplished much easier than with most ClickPads thanks to the dedicated mouse buttons. In the same vein, gestures and particularly zooming as well as scrolling with two fingers worked well in our tests. That said, the precision of the touchpad is only average.

Display

We are already familiar with the Full HD panel installed in our XMG Pro 17 (AU Optronics B173HAN04.0) from other gaming laptops such as the Razer Blade 17 and the Asus Strix G731GV.

277
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
272
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
265
cd/m²
278
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B173HAN04.0 (AUO409D)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 280 cd/m² Average: 273.1 cd/m² Minimum: 14 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 274 cd/m²
Contrast: 1054:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.62 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9, calibrated: 1.93
ΔE Greyscale 5.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
90% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 58% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.34
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
AU Optronics B173HAN04.0 (AUO409D), IPS, 1920x1080
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
AU Optronics B173HAN04.0, IPS, 1920x1080
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
AU Optronics AUO B173HAN04.0, IPS, 1920x1080
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
LG Philips LP173WFG-SPD2 (LGD05E0), IPS, 1920x1080
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
AU Optronics AUO479D (B173HAN04.7), IPS, 1920x1080
Response Times
44%
30%
10%
-79%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
16.8 (8.4, 8.4)
6.8 (3.6, 3.2)
60%
6.8 (3.4, 3.4)
60%
14.8 (7.6, 7.2)
12%
26 (11.6, 14.4)
-55%
Response Time Black / White *
12 (6.8, 5.2)
8.8 (4.4, 4.4)
27%
12 (6.8, 5.2)
-0%
11.2 (6, 5.2)
7%
24.4 (12.8, 11.6)
-103%
PWM Frequency
Screen
9%
4%
8%
-27%
Brightness middle
274
300.4
10%
312.3
14%
282
3%
259.1
-5%
Brightness
273
289
6%
297
9%
261
-4%
261
-4%
Brightness Distribution
95
93
-2%
91
-4%
87
-8%
93
-2%
Black Level *
0.26
0.32
-23%
0.21
19%
0.27
-4%
0.25
4%
Contrast
1054
939
-11%
1487
41%
1044
-1%
1036
-2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.62
2.32
50%
3.6
22%
3.18
31%
4.23
8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.66
3.81
50%
6.74
12%
8.39
-10%
23.39
-205%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.93
2.95
-53%
3.95
-105%
0.95
51%
3.9
-102%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.3
1.5
72%
3.1
42%
4.1
23%
1.3
75%
Gamma
2.34 94%
2.3 96%
2.26 97%
2.55 86%
2.076 106%
CCT
7619 85%
6764 96%
7002 93%
7260 90%
6542 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
58
57.4
-1%
56.6
-2%
61
5%
39
-33%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90
89
-1%
86.6
-4%
96
7%
61
-32%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
27% / 14%
17% / 8%
9% / 9%
-53% / -35%

* ... smaller is better

The 144-Hz screen supports G-Sync and offers surprisingly low response times. 12 ms to 17 ms promise a ghosting-free experience even in fast-paced games (e.g. first-person shooters). The contrast ratio should also be satisfactory for most users. While close to 1050:1 does not represent a peak value, it still results in a well-differentiated image. The same holds true for the color space: 90% of the sRGB color space is more than enough for multimedia use (movies, games, etc.).

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Saturation sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation sweeps
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

There is room for improvement for the manufacturer in terms of the color accuracy. Ex-factory, the panel suffers from a faint blue tint, which can be fixed by applying the ICC file linked above. The luminosity XMG Pro 17 is not exactly excessive, either. At 273 cd/m² on average, it tends to only be sufficient for indoor use. Outdoors, the display's content usually becomes too hard to read, rendering it almost unusable.

Schenker XMG Pro 17 vs sRGB (90%)
Schenker XMG Pro 17 vs sRGB (90%)
Schenker XMG Pro 17 vs AdobeRGB (58%)
Schenker XMG Pro 17 vs AdobeRGB (58%)

On the plus side, our test device does not suffer from backlight bleeding. As per usual, the viewing angles of the IPS panel are good. Note: In order to be able to use G-Sync, the BIOS setting (under Setup Utility, Advanced, Chipset Control) MSHybrid has to be set to Discrete.

Backlit
Backlit
Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

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
12 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 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. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
16.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.4 ms rise
↘ 8.4 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 0.9 (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 (39.3 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: 50 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18215 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Test Conditions

Various system settings can be adjusted via the preinstalled Control Center. All of our tests were performed with graphics switching enabled (Nvidia Optimus), while using the power profile entertainment. We left the fan speed setting on Auto.

Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center

Performance

Regardless of the choice between Core i7-9750H and GeForce RTX 2060 or Core i9-9980HK and GeForce RTX 2070: The XMG Pro 17 cannot deny its high-end nature. In order to be somewhat future-proof, we recommend buyers to increase both the storage and the RAM capacity during configuration.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
AS SSD benchmark
CrystalDiskMark
LatencyMon

Processor

The Core i7-9750H from Intel's Coffee Lake generation is the current go-to CPU for powerful gaming laptops. The hexacore model is based on the 14-nm process, rated for a TDP of 45 watts and it is able to process up to 12 threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The integrated graphics chip UHD Graphics 630 handles low-intensity workloads such as office, video and web applications while Optimus is active.

Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
GPU stress
GPU stress

We observed the behavior in regard to the clock speeds of the 9750H using Cinebench R15. While the CPU consistently runs at 4.0 GHz during single-core scenarios, the clock speed quickly drops from the 3.4 to 3.9 GHz range to the meager 2.9 to 3.0 GHz range when being stressed on all cores.

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Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø988 (974.99-1115.73)
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060 Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1066 (1058.57-1172.68)
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1096 (1054.52-1187.97)
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1205 (1166.45-1263.34)
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US Intel Core i7-9750H, Intel Core i7-9750H: Ø1175 (1102.32-1284.15)

As the diagram above and the benchmark table below illustrate nicely, the Pro 17 falls behind its competitors with these results. Those who need more CPU performance should select the performance mode from within the Control Center.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Core i7-9750H
187 Points ∼100% +8%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
Intel Core i7-9750H
181 Points ∼97% +5%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
181 Points ∼97% +5%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Core i7-9750H
179 Points ∼96% +3%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
173 Points ∼93%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 215, n=564)
159 Points ∼85% -8%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
Intel Core i7-9750H
1284 Points ∼100% +15%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
1263 Points ∼98% +13%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Core i7-9750H
1166 Points ∼91% +4%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
Intel Core i7-9750H
1159 Points ∼90% +4%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
1116 (min: 974.99, max: 1115.73) Points ∼87%
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2804, n=568)
871 Points ∼68% -22%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
461 Points ∼100% +10%
Average of class Gaming
  (340 - 511, n=84)
438 Points ∼95% +4%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
Intel Core i7-9750H
434 Points ∼94% +3%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Core i7-9750H
432 Points ∼94% +3%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
421 Points ∼91%
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
2839 Points ∼100% +23%
Average of class Gaming
  (1530 - 6321, n=85)
2774 Points ∼98% +20%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel Core i7-9750H
2669 Points ∼94% +16%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
Intel Core i7-9750H
2628 Points ∼93% +14%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Intel Core i7-9750H
2308 Points ∼81%
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1116 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
128 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
173 Points
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System Performance

The weakish Turbo Boost also adversely affects the system performance. With 4,739 points, the Schenker laptop holds the lowest PCMark 10 score among the devices in our comparison. Subjectively, no difference is noticeable in most situations. All devices feel similarly fast in terms of installing, starting and loading programs. Only the boot process of our XMG Pro 17 takes longer than average.

PCMark 10 - Score
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
5894 Points ∼100% +24%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5748 Points ∼98% +21%
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5641 Points ∼96% +19%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5580 Points ∼95% +18%
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7511, n=257)
5291 Points ∼90% +12%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
4739 Points ∼80%

Storage Solution

Our test device uses a 500-GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus as the system drive (Windows 10 Home 64-bit). The M.2 drive achieves excellent values in our benchmark parcours in terms of both read and write speeds. As mentioned initially, a second M.2 slot as well as a 2.5-inch drive bay is available for expansion.

Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-128G
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-3%
-20%
-44%
-1%
Write 4K
117.5
124.1
6%
129.3
10%
102.7
-13%
149.1
27%
Read 4K
46.47
44.75
-4%
54.4
17%
29.12
-37%
48.58
5%
Write Seq
1345
1292
-4%
977.5
-27%
362.2
-73%
Read Seq
2804
1272
-55%
1447
-48%
1010
-64%
Write 4K Q32T1
368.2
514.1
40%
476.8
29%
298.1
-19%
462
25%
Read 4K Q32T1
412.9
595.7
44%
338.1
-18%
349.6
-15%
606.2
47%
Write Seq Q32T1
3248
1892
-42%
981.8
-70%
787.6
-76%
1454.3
-55%
Read Seq Q32T1
3559
3209
-10%
1622
-54%
1490
-58%
1724
-52%
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3559 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3248 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 412.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 368.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2804 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1345 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 46.47 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 117.5 MB/s

GPU Performance

The GeForce RTX 2060, which is based on Nvidia's Turing architecture, represents the entry point into the world of ray tracing. The 12-nm chip contains 1,920 shader units and 6 GB of GDDR6 video memory with a 192-bit memory bus.

3DMark 11 Performance
16140 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
31746 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14712 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
5830 points
Help

While the base clock is 960 MHz, significantly higher clock speeds are possible via GPU Boost (which works similarly to Intel's Turbo Boost). For example, the clock speed increased to up to 1,905 MHz during the render test of GPU-Z. In practice (such as gaming use), users can expect a clock frequency of around 1,400 MHz - an acceptable result. The graphics performance of the XMG Pro 17 is nothing out of the ordinary, which is a good thing. The Schenker laptop also tends to achieve average results in 3DMark 13 and 3DMark 11 compared to its competition.

3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6586 Points ∼100% +11%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6227 Points ∼95% +5%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
6011 Points ∼91% +1%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
5923 Points ∼90%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
5913 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=202)
5881 Points ∼89% -1%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
16647 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
16590 Points ∼100% +1%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
16353 Points ∼98%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
15700 Points ∼94% -4%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
15696 Points ∼94% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=589)
11830 Points ∼71% -28%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
22299 Points ∼100% +7%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
21895 Points ∼98% +5%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
20863 Points ∼94%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
20765 Points ∼93% 0%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
19971 Points ∼90% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=666)
14092 Points ∼63% -32%

In order to determine whether the GPU is able to maintain its clock speeds over a prolonged period of time, we ran The Witcher 3 (1920x1080, ultra) for around 60 minutes. Here, the frame rate remained consistent over the entire duration and there were no unusual fluctuations or dips.

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Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB: Ø59.6 (56-63)

Gaming Performance

The GeForce RTX 2060 is fast enough to be able to run almost all modern titles at maximum settings, unless an external WQHD or 4K display is used. Only in extremely demanding games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, users should settle for high details. Meanwhile, less demanding games (e.g. FIFA 20) exceed 100 FPS even on ultra settings, which benefits the visual experience on the 144-Hz display.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
65 fps ∼100% +11%
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
58.5 (min: 40) fps ∼90%
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
58.4 fps ∼90% 0%
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
58 fps ∼89% -1%
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
56 fps ∼86% -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=356)
51.6 fps ∼79% -12%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 103 58.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 127 109 97.5 91.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 91.5 76.3 66.2 fps
Anthem (2019) 55.8 47.7 fps
FIFA 20 (2019) 111 109 fps
GRID 2019 (2019) 64.8 58.2 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 87.4 74.1 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 62.8 57.8 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 65.8 65.4 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 50.7 32.8 fps

Emissions

System Noise

In terms of emissions, the entertainment mode has been fairly poorly configured. A quick glance at the measurements shows that the barebone manufacturer Clevo highly prioritizes moderate temperatures as opposed to moderate noise. Around 70 °C for both CPU and GPU after running The Witcher 3 for one hour and a noise level of 54 dB(A) is a very unbalanced result. Thus, the XMG Pro 17 is louder than its competitors, which "only" reach 46 dB to 53 dB. In our opinion, letting the components run slightly hotter in return for a quieter operation would be a worthwhile tradeoff.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.534.434.734.737.72545.641.642.441.848.53138.537.933.43536.24034.53133.432.1365043.932.834.535.844.16340.232.131.529.745.58032.727.82727.43810030.725.626.124.834.812532.828.72825.943.316035.730.225.92635.820039.736.723.522.339.925035.627.525.321.937.131539.328.221.220.638.140037.926.421.520.24050039.127.921.319.741.863038.727.320.71840.980038.926.720.817.941.2100040.628.220.217.642.8125042.929.421.818.845.3160041.327.422.618.143.7200042.13119.717.244.8250040.527.318.917.643315039.52218.217.541.4400036.521.718.717.640.750003720.31817.740.8630033.718.217.717.737.2800029.817.717.617.634.61000028.217.617.817.632.91250024.917.717.617.5301600020.717.717.717.424SPL51.438.632.130.354N831.71.49.7median 37.9median 27.3median 20.7median 17.9median 40.7Delta3.53.42.51.53.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseSchenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G

Things are much less critical during idle. Although the fans can occasionally and unnecessarily spin up, the 17-inch laptop tends to be quiet or even silent during prolonged use.

Noise Level

Idle
30 / 32 / 39 dB(A)
Load
51 / 54 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: 30 dB(A)
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Average of class Gaming
 
Noise
11%
7%
3%
8%
6%
off / environment *
30
28.2
6%
28.2
6%
30
-0%
28.1
6%
29.4 (27.7 - 32, n=359)
2%
Idle Minimum *
30
28.2
6%
29.5
2%
33
-10%
30.9
-3%
31.4 (28 - 42, n=781)
-5%
Idle Average *
32
28.2
12%
30.3
5%
34
-6%
30.9
3%
32.6 (28 - 46.6, n=781)
-2%
Idle Maximum *
39
28.2
28%
31.9
18%
35
10%
31
21%
34.7 (28 - 52, n=782)
11%
Load Average *
51
43
16%
50.4
1%
48
6%
39
24%
40.9 (30.1 - 59, n=782)
20%
Witcher 3 ultra *
54
48.4
10%
50.1
7%
46
15%
53.5
1%
Load Maximum *
54
53.4
1%
50.1
7%
49
9%
53.5
1%
48.3 (38.9 - 64.1, n=782)
11%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Buyers of the XMG Pro 17 will not have to worry about the temperatures of the surfaces or the components. Peak values of 47 °C on top and 48 °C on the bottom of the chassis are reasonable, particularly since the palm rests remain comfortably cool.

The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3
Stress test
Stress test
Maximum load top
Maximum load top
Maximum load bottom
Maximum load bottom

We used the tools FurMark and Prime95 for close to 60 minutes, in order to determine the maximum temperature values for the CPU and GPU. While the Core i7-9750H remained below 90 °C, the GeForce RTX 2060 never exceeded 75 °C.

Max. Load
 41 °C
106 F
42 °C
108 F
47 °C
117 F
 
 37 °C
99 F
39 °C
102 F
41 °C
106 F
 
 27 °C
81 F
26 °C
79 F
26 °C
79 F
 
Maximum: 47 °C = 117 F
Average: 36.2 °C = 97 F
46 °C
115 F
48 °C
118 F
41 °C
106 F
44 °C
111 F
44 °C
111 F
38 °C
100 F
27 °C
81 F
27 °C
81 F
27 °C
81 F
Maximum: 48 °C = 118 F
Average: 38 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  57 °C = 135 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.2 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 47 °C / 117 F, compared to the average of 39.6 °C / 103 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 48 °C / 118 F, compared to the average of 42.4 °C / 108 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.4 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 35.7 °C / 96 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 27 °C / 80.6 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.8 °C / 83.8 F (+1.8 °C / 3.2 F).
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Average of class Gaming
 
Heat
7%
-3%
3%
-16%
1%
Maximum Upper Side *
47
40.6
14%
47.2
-0%
43
9%
49.4
-5%
45.9 (28 - 68.8, n=746)
2%
Maximum Bottom *
48
45.4
5%
51
-6%
46
4%
50.6
-5%
49.7 (25.9 - 78, n=744)
-4%
Idle Upper Side *
30
30
-0%
30.2
-1%
31
-3%
39
-30%
30.7 (21.6 - 46.8, n=698)
-2%
Idle Bottom *
34
31
9%
35.4
-4%
34
-0%
42
-24%
31.8 (21.1 - 50.3, n=696)
6%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

According to our sound analysis, the audio system of the XMG Pro 17 performs significantly better than the stereo speakers of the XMG Pro 15. This is expected, since the 17-inch model includes a subwoofer, which improves the bass. Even though the sound is fairly good for a gaming laptop overall, your expectations should remain reasonable. The high maximum volume level of 90 dB(A) is only usable in a limited capacity, since the sound tends to become muddy and distorted at higher volumes.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.736.52541.839.3313533.24032.135.45035.846.96329.733.58027.436.310024.845.812525.955.71602666.320022.363.125021.967.731520.669.240020.276.250019.777.76301878.580017.982.2100017.685.1125018.881.3160018.175.9200017.276.5250017.674.8315017.569.7400017.670.4500017.770.5630017.771.6800017.671.41000017.671.81250017.571.21600017.470.6SPL30.389.7N1.482.9median 17.9median 71.4Delta1.54.739.94541.439.140.338.138.639.236.638.236.342.735.438.734.745.6355133.158.832.86432.368.131.672.531.27330.275.629.971.329.775.629.175.528.776.82976.828.673.928.572.928.268.72865.42865.527.96727.865.927.565.227.657.127.551.140.984.94.164.2median 29median 68.126hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSchenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-GRazer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 10.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.8% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 7% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 3% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.93 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 9.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.7% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 53% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 26% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 68% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Energy Consumption

Thanks to the graphics-switching feature, the energy consumption remains relatively low during idle. At 11 to 28 watts, the results are similar to those of the competition. Under load, we measured between 99 and 210 watts, which is a common range for a Core i7-9750H and GeForce RTX 2060 configuration.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 1.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 11 / 18 / 28 Watt
Load midlight 99 / 210 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Average of class Gaming
 
Power Consumption
-14%
-20%
-11%
11%
-22%
Idle Minimum *
11
16
-45%
16.2
-47%
20
-82%
10.7
3%
19.3 (1.9 - 113, n=743)
-75%
Idle Average *
18
21.7
-21%
24.8
-38%
21
-17%
15.2
16%
24.7 (6.6 - 119, n=743)
-37%
Idle Maximum *
28
26.1
7%
28.6
-2%
26
7%
17.8
36%
30.2 (8.3 - 122, n=743)
-8%
Load Average *
99
105.6
-7%
127.6
-29%
97
2%
88.2
11%
104 (14.1 - 319, n=733)
-5%
Load Maximum *
210
225.3
-7%
212.7
-1%
168
20%
206.5
2%
174 (21.9 - 590, n=732)
17%
Witcher 3 ultra *
146
161.8
-11%
147.1
-1%
139
5%
147.8
-1%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The XMG Pro 17 was not designed for long trips away from an outlet. Despite its Optimus technology and even at minimum brightness, the 62-Wh battery of the 17-inch device struggles to last for more than 5 hours. Around 4 hours of Wi-Fi use at medium brightness is not exactly a great result, either. In this category, the competition at least manages to last slightly longer. Under high load and at maximum brightness, the laptop runs out of steam after running for just above 1 hour. The 3D performance drops by 66% in battery mode.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
5h 13min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
4h 04min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 19min
Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 62 Wh
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 70 Wh
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 66 Wh
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 76 Wh
MSI GL75 9SEK-056US
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, 51 Wh
Average of class Gaming
 
Battery Runtime
11%
11%
7%
10%
6%
Reader / Idle
313
414
32%
474
51%
351 (39 - 1174, n=697)
12%
WiFi v1.3
244
272
11%
270
11%
256
5%
254
4%
261 (62 - 622, n=407)
7%
Load
79
67
-15%
60
-24%
79.2 (18 - 202, n=664)
0%
H.264
260
256 (88 - 508, n=151)

Pros

+ highly customizable
+ moderate temperatures
+ G-Sync or Optimus
+ RGB lighting
+ Thunderbolt 3
+ slim bezels
+ 144 Hz

Cons

- noisy under load
- battery life could be better
- difficult maintenance

Verdict

Schenker XMG Pro 17, test device courtesy of bestware.com
Schenker XMG Pro 17, test device courtesy of bestware.com

If you are not bothered by the loud fan noise or you regularly use a headset, the XMG Pro 17 is a powerful gaming laptop with a sleek design fit for any environment.

The 17-inch model shines with good peripherals, numerous ports (including Thunderbolt 3) and moderate temperatures. The image and sound quality also match the price. Many individual customization options are another strength of the XMG Pro 17.

The final score not being higher is a result of the mediocre battery life, noise during 3D usage, and the difficult serviceability.

Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G - 02/23/2020 v7
Florian Glaser

Chassis
73 / 98 → 75%
Keyboard
83%
Pointing Device
78%
Connectivity
73 / 80 → 92%
Weight
58 / 10-66 → 85%
Battery
58 / 95 → 61%
Display
83%
Games Performance
91%
Application Performance
89%
Temperature
87 / 95 → 92%
Noise
63 / 90 → 70%
Audio
80%
Camera
39 / 85 → 46%
Average
73%
83%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Schenker XMG Pro 17 (Clevo PB71RD-G) Laptop Review: Temperature vs. Noise
Florian Glaser, 2020-02-24 (Update: 2020-02-26)
Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.