Schenker unveils XMG Core 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1060 graphics
The XMG Core 15 is Schenker's attempt to appeal to core gamers at a more affordable price range without sacrificing performance. As a result, the system strips away many of the eye-catching gimmicks found on other pricier gaming notebooks like LED lights, warpaint skins, "edgy" designs, and other embellishments that can be considered more flash than substance. What's left is a no-frills jet black chassis with standard white LED keyboard lighting.
Aside from the barebones gaming approach, core specifications are otherwise the common Kaby Lake and Pascal options:
- 15.6-inch FHS IPS matte display
- Core i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ CPU
- GTX 1050 Ti or GTX 1060 GPU
- Up to 32 GB RAM
- 802.11ac WLAN + Bluetooth 4.2
Other hardware features like NVMe, a dedicated subwoofer, USB Type-C Gen. 1, and mini-DisplayPort 1.4 w/ G-Sync are all integrated onto the machine. Nonetheless, it's unlikely that any configuration will support Thunderbolt 3, 4K UHD, or GPU options greater than the GTX 1060. It's curious to see no Max-Q options, but our guess is that their inclusion would have likely bumped starting prices higher than what Schenker wants to be aiming for.
The XMG Core 15 is now configurable for a starting price of 1000 Euros and will likely make its way to North America under a different reseller brand.