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We review the Walmart Overpowered 17 with RTX 2070 graphics and it's actually decent

We review the Walmart Overpowered 17 with RTX 2070 and it's actually decent (Image source: Walmart)
We review the Walmart Overpowered 17 with RTX 2070 and it's actually decent (Image source: Walmart)
The chassis has plenty of enthusiast features including per-key RGB lighting and a 1080p144 IPS display, but it comes at the cost of chassis rigidity in some spots and a poor trackpad. While not a bad alternative to more popular gaming laptops, we recommend a warranty extension just to be on the safe side.

Walmart started selling their own brand of gaming PCs and laptops late last year. Called the Overpowered series, these systems are simply rebranded chassis designs from white-label ODMs. Its laptops, for example, are designed by the Chinese ODM Tongfang and not by Walmart themselves.

We recently got the chance to check out the 17.3-inch Schenker XMG Neo 17 — otherwise known as the Walmart Overpowered 17 in the United States. The system offers a surprising number of features considering the price such as per-key RGB lighting, RTX 2070 graphics, mechanical keys, a 144 Hz IPS display, and a compact narrow-bezel design. Similar options cost hundreds of dollars more from traditional gaming OEMs like MSI, Asus, or Alienware.

The main drawbacks become apparent after spending just a few days with the machine. The aluminum and plastic chassis tends to creak in certain spots and the thin lid feels especially fragile. The battery is very small for the screen size and the trackpad is difficult to press. Fan noise when gaming is also very loud, though this is to be expected from most thin gaming laptops. In short, it's an impressive gaming laptop for the price so long as you don't plan on traveling very much with it.

For our full take on the Walmart Overpowered 17, see our page here.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-03-24 (Update: 2019-03-24)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.