The Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021) offers space for two NVMe SSDs and supports RAID-0
Schenker's 17.3-inch gaming laptop cannot offer high-quality case materials, but black plastic is used instead. The slim display frame makes the inconspicuously designed case look more elegant.
The test unit provided to us is run by a Core i7-10870H processor and a GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU. The hardware brings all the current computer games smoothly to the screen, allowing you to use the full screen resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) and high to maximum quality settings. Lower resolutions will allow you to use the maximum quality level throughout.
This hardware is accompanied by 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), which can be expanded up to a maximum of 64 GB. The laptop offers space for two NVMe SSDs (M.2-2280), so if you were to run out of storage on the built-in 1-TB NVMe SSD, you could add more storage without any trouble. RAID-0 is supported.
The preinstalled Control Center allows you to influence the performance, temperature, and heat development of the hardware. For example, you can adjust the power limits of the CPU, the TGP of the GPU, the temperature limits of CPU/GPU, and the fan curves.
The display (WQHD, IPS, 165 Hz) scores with a good brightness, stable viewing angles, short response times, a good color reproduction, and very decent color space coverage. On the other hand, the contrast could have been higher.
You can find additional information and many benchmark results in our review of the Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021).