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Schenker XMG Pro 17 Series

Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G

Just like the saying, ‘don’t judge the book by its cover’, Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G has more than what is being shown by its rather plain, laid back physical presentation. While most high-end laptops try to lure customer’s attention with its rather extravagant design, XMG Pro 17 has opted to win people’s heart through its performance rather than appealing design. This model definitely has a lot of potential hidden within it in terms of its performance. While it is undeniable that the outer look does matter in user selection, it is definitely not the only deciding factor when it comes to choosing the best laptop out there.

First of all, XMG Pro 17 is not just any standard ordinary laptop but rather a gaming laptop. While there aren’t much fancy details in relation to the design, the overall quality of the chassis is good. In addition to the cover, the top of the base unit also consists of metal. There is obviously nothing to fuss about regarding the built quality of this laptop and its rigidity. It is definitely winning hearts with its rather simple but compact look. However, if there is anything that needs tweaking in XMG Pro 17, it has to be the keyboard. The keyboard can be accepted in terms of its simple presentation but the rigidity of it has to be improved in order to withstand the wear and tear. Generally, the keyboard does play a major role in gaming laptops. Therefore, it needs to be able to perform to the extent needed, in which XMG Pro 17 has a rather decent keyboard but a little improvement would not be so bad either.

The biggest wow factor of this laptop has to be its wide port selection that has been incorporated within the model. XMG Pro 17 provides a single HDMI and Mini DisplayPort along with two USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2 ports which includes a Thunderbolt 3 port and a DisplayPort. While the Thunderbolt 3 allows connection to a more powerful external GPU, the overall outlay of ports allows connection to literally up to four monitors. These features are definitely a drool-worthy type of inclusion for all the gamers by heart. Most of the time, when it comes to gaming laptops, users not only look into the features but rather on the experience that the whole laptop caters for. If the laptop can be connected to a maximum of four monitors, without any doubt there is definitely an immersive expensive experience for users in it.

Apart from the features mentioned above, Schenker also covers the users of XMG Pro 17 with a base warranty period of 24 months which can be extended up to three years depending on the user’s choice and preferences while purchasing the product. In addition, there is also an option for extending the fast repair service. Therefore, if there is any issue with the product after purchase, it can be dealt with immediately.

Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H, Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 17.30 inch
Weight: 2.81kg, 2.9kg, 3.094kg
Price: 1874, 2679, 2800 euro
Average Score: 84.3% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: 91%, features: 71%, display: 85%
mobility: 61%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 73%

 

Schenker XMG Pro 17

The XMG Pro 17 is a well-endowed 17-inch gaming machine, which succeeds in balancing power and mobility far better than many other high-end laptops. While most people have to choose between a gaming notebook that supports either G-Sync (smooth image) or Optimus (longer battery life), the XMG Pro 17 supports both Nvidia technologies at the same time. Schenker Technologies XMG Pro 17 steps up with a design height of 2.5 cm (0.98 inch), which makes it quite slim for a 17-inch high-end notebook. The weight of 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs), in the 17-inch category, is also below average. In terms of technology, the XMG Pro 17 relies mostly on components from Intel and Nvidia. The laptop is equipped with the Core i7-7700HQ, which is a powerful Kaby Lake-based quad-core processor that can handle eight threads at the same time, thanks to its Hyper-threading capabilities. Complete with a Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe, Seagate BarraCuda ST1000LM048 1 TB HDD and 32 GB (2x16GB DDR4-2400) RAM, the XMG Pro 17 belongs to the high-end niche of the notebook market. As for the GPU, it has a GeForce GTX 1070 with 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. When gaming, a user should put the laptop into G-Sync mode. However, when a user is not gaming, then it is a good idea to use the Optimus Technology option so that an appropriate graphics adapter can be utilized in every situation. Schenker Technologies relies on the high-quality AU Optronics IPS panel with the designation B173ZAN01.0, which has already impressed with its great color-space coverage in the XMG U727 and the Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE. Those who prefer a high pixel density and are not put off by a hefty surcharge are going to be quite happy with the 4K display. The display has a resolution of 3.840 x 2.160 pixels. Thanks to its great color space coverage, the 4K display represents another reason to buy. The IPS panel comes with one disadvantage, which is its modest response times. At 25 ms for black to white and 44 ms for gray to gray, this panel performs considerably worse than TN-based displays. Thanks to Nvidia’s Optimus Technology (which enables automatic switching between a dedicated and an integrated graphics adapter) the battery life of the XMG Pro 17 can give the competition a run for its money. 3 hours and 38 minutes while surfing the web and 3 hours and 42 minutes in video playback is acceptable for a gaming notebook. Despite its kinship to the Defiance IV, the XMG Pro 17 offers a significantly better sound quality. This can be attributed to Creative Labs’ software, which was not pre-installed in the notebook from PC Zentrum. Thanks to the Sound Blaster technology, audio content sounds either passable or good. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Schenker XMG Pro 17Notebook: Schenker XMG Pro 17
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 8192 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 3.094kg
Price: 2679 euro
Links: Schenker homepage
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85.4% Schenker Technologies XMG Pro 17 (Clevo PA71HS-G) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The best of both worlds. While most people have to choose between a gaming notebook that supports either G-Sync (smooth image) or Optimus (longer battery life), the XMG Pro 17 supports both Nvidia technologies at the same time. You can find out in our review what else the 17-incher has to offer.

 

Schenker XMG Pro 17-M19msb

Specifications

Schenker XMG Pro 17-M19msbNotebook: Schenker XMG Pro 17-M19msb
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile 8192 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 2800 euro
Links: Schenker homepage
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Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2019

 

Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G

Specifications

Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-GNotebook: Schenker XMG Pro 17 PB71RD-G
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 6144 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.81kg
Price: 1874 euro
Links: Schenker homepage
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83.2% Schenker XMG Pro 17 (Clevo PB71RD-G) Laptop Review: Temperature vs. Noise | Notebookcheck
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.

 

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These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile: Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the desktop variant, the GPU is clocked lower. The refresh version in April 2020 bears the same name, but is slightly higher clocked.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile: Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Compared to the similar named desktop card it offers reduced clock rates.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Kaby Lake:

i7-7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.

Intel Coffee Lake:

i7-9750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.81 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.094 kg:


84.3%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-08-11)