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XMG Apex 17 (late 23) review: a QHD gaming laptop with an RTX 4060

Peak performer. The XMG Apex 17 proves that gaming laptops don't have to produce excessive noise: Despite high-level performance (Ryzen 7 7840HS, GeForce RTX 4060) the computer manages to run quietly. This is accompanied by well-rounded specs and decent battery life.

The XMG Apex 17 (late 23) is a mid-range, QHD gaming laptop based on a TongFang barebone (GM7XG0) and is available in this variant for just under 1,800 euros. The package consists of a Ryzen 7 7840HS, GeForce RTX 4060 (alternatively: RTX 4050), 32 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD. Competition can be found in the form of the Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51, the Alienware m16 R1, the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8, the MSI Katana 17 B13VFK, and the Medion Erazer Defender P40.

SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23) (XMG Apex Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS 8 x 3.8 - 5.1 GHz, 65 W PL2 / Short Burst, 54 W PL1 / Sustained, Phoenix-HS (Zen 4)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2370 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 140 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 31.0.15.3713, Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5 5600, dual-channel mode, two memory slots (both in use)
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 170 PPI, BOE CQ NE173QHM-NZ3, IPS, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB, 1024 GB 
, PCIe 4, M.2 2280, 864 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC256
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headset combined port, Mic-in, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000MBit/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): 24.9 x 392.9 x 260 ( = 0.98 x 15.47 x 10.24 in)
Battery
62.32 Wh, 4100 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: FHD
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Mousepad, USB thumb drive (driver, applications), bottle opener, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.486 kg ( = 87.69 oz / 5.48 pounds), Power Supply: 510 g ( = 17.99 oz / 1.12 pounds)
Price
1772 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.1 %
10/2023
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
R7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg24.9 mm17.30"2560x1440
88.3 %
09/2023
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
3 kg25.4 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.9 %
05/2023
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg26.8 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.2 %
07/2023
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
3 kg30.3 mm17.30"2560x1440
84.6 %
05/2023
Medion Erazer Defender P40
i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.9 kg33 mm17.30"2560x1440
82.1 %
02/2023
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg25.2 mm17.30"1920x1080

Case - The rear of the case is made of aluminum

The matte-black case has smooth surfaces (except for the base unit) and no flashy design features. LED light elements are not present - with the exception of the key lighting. Schenker has opted for a mix of materials: The rear of the aluminum lid is also complemented by plastic components. After dismantling the base unit, the battery (screwed, not glued) as well as the usual hardware, are all exposed.

Manufacturing flaws are not noticeable and the gap dimensions are good. The lid and base unit can be twisted slightly but all within an acceptable range. Any pressure exerted on the lid doesn't lead to image distortions. The hinges keep the lid securely in place but wobble somewhat. The maximum opening angle sits at 140 degrees. Opening the laptop one-handed is possible.

The XMG computer is the lightest and most compact among the competing 17.3-inch laptops. Tipping the scales at around 2.5 kg, it generally belongs to the lightest representatives of its kind. 

Size comparison

401 mm / 15.8 inch 299 mm / 11.8 inch 30.3 mm / 1.193 inch 3 kg6.68 lbs397 mm / 15.6 inch 264 mm / 10.4 inch 33 mm / 1.299 inch 2.9 kg6.36 lbs398 mm / 15.7 inch 273 mm / 10.7 inch 25.2 mm / 0.992 inch 2.8 kg6.08 lbs392.9 mm / 15.5 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.5 kg5.48 lbs368.9 mm / 14.5 inch 289.9 mm / 11.4 inch 25.4 mm / 1 inch 3 kg6.58 lbs363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 260.4 mm / 10.3 inch 26.8 mm / 1.055 inch 2.5 kg5.46 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Features - The XMG laptop comes without Thunderbolt

The Apex has three USB-A ports (1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1) and a USB-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2) at the ready. The latter can neither output a Displayport signal nor does it offer Power Delivery support. Two video outputs (HDMI 2.1, DP 1.4a), audio jacks and a Gigabit Ethernet port round off the package.

The video outputs, power connector and LAN port can be found on the rear of the device. Their corresponding cables would run to the rear and therefore not get in the way.

Left side: USB 2.0 (USB-A), microphone input, audio combo
Left side: USB 2.0 (USB-A), microphone input, audio combo
Right side: Memory card reader (SD), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A)
Right side: Memory card reader (SD), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A)
Rear: Slot for a cable lock, mini Displayport 1.4a (G-Sync), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C), HDMI 2.1, Gigabit Ethernet, power connector
Rear: Slot for a cable lock, mini Displayport 1.4a (G-Sync), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C), HDMI 2.1, Gigabit Ethernet, power connector

SD Card Reader

With a maximum transfer speed of 35 MB/s (transferring 250 jpg image files, at around 5 MB each) and 36 MB/s (copying large data blocks), the memory card reader (reference card: AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60) belongs to the slow models. In this regard, the competition offers more.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
175 MB/s +400%
Average of class Gaming
  (19 - 202, n=99, last 2 years)
97.6 MB/s +179%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
86 MB/s +146%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
71.2 MB/s +103%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
35 MB/s
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
180 MB/s +400%
Average of class Gaming
  (26 - 269, n=90, last 2 years)
122.4 MB/s +240%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
91 MB/s +153%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
81.1 MB/s +125%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
36 MB/s

Communication

Under optimum conditions (no Wi-Fi devices nearby, a short distance between the laptop and the server PC) it is possible to achieve good to very good Wi-Fi data speeds. The Schenker laptop uses a Wi-Fi 6E chip (Intel AX200). A Realtek controller (RTL8168/8111; 1 GBit/s) takes care of wired connections.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1639 (1566min - 1713max) MBit/s +57%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1569 (1259min - 1667max) MBit/s +50%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1445 (1373min - 1515max) MBit/s +39%
Average of class Gaming
  (648 - 1780, n=125, last 2 years)
1311 MBit/s +26%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1302 (612min - 1383max) MBit/s +25%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (694 - 1629, n=14)
1275 MBit/s +22%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1043 (644min - 1347max) MBit/s
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
802 (579min - 1120max) MBit/s -23%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1734 (1706min - 1750max) MBit/s +6%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1681 (730min - 1705max) MBit/s +3%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1675 (1509min - 1726max) MBit/s +2%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1636 (1424min - 1689max) MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (832 - 1722, n=14)
1417 MBit/s -13%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=132, last 2 years)
1413 MBit/s -14%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
1408 (1385min - 1443max) MBit/s -14%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1223 (1136min - 1272max) MBit/s -25%
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SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23) Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1043 (644-1347)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1281 (612-1383)
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø802 (579-1120)
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1639 (1566-1713)
Medion Erazer Defender P40 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1445 (1373-1515)
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1569 (1259-1667)
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23) Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1636 (1424-1689)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1656 (730-1705)
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1223 (1136-1272)
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW); iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1408 (1385-1443)
Medion Erazer Defender P40 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1733 (1706-1750)
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1674 (1509-1726)

Webcam

Quality-wise, the webcam delivers (2.1 MP, max. 1,920 x 1,080 pixels) standard fare. A color deviation of around 8.7 (target: DeltaE < 3) is quite decent. The camera doesn't offer a mechanical shutter.

ColorChecker
11.6 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
6 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
6 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
ColorChecker SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23): 8.67 ∆E min: 3.19 - max: 12.85 ∆E

Accessories

In addition to the usual documents, the laptop comes with a USB stick (drivers, software), a key ring including a bottle opener and a large mousepad.

Maintenance

After dismantling the base plate, the hardware becomes accessible. The first step on this journey is presented by the removal of the hinge covers (above the air vents). These are only slotted in and not screwed on. Following this, the removal of all of the screws on the bottom of the device means the base shell can be separated from the rest of the device by using a thin spatula or a plectrum. This then allows access to memory banks (both occupied), the SSD (PCIe 4, M.2 2280), the second SSD slot (PCIe 4, M.2 2280), the Wi-Fi module, the BIOS battery, the fans and the battery. 

XMG Apex 17 (late 23) hardware
XMG Apex 17 (late 23) hardware
XMG Apex 17 (late 23) hardware
XMG Apex 17 (late 23) hardware
XMG Apex 17 (late 23) hardware
XMG Apex 17 (late 23) hardware
XMG Apex 17 (late 23) hardware
XMG Apex 17 (late 23) hardware

Warranty

The basic warranty is for two years - including a pick-up service and six months quick repair (repair within 48 hours). In Germany, the asking price for a 36-month warranty is from 80 to 119 euros - depending on the selected quick repair time period.

Input devices - The Apex 17 has RGB key lighting

Keyboard

The backlit, chiclet keyboard's (RGB) flat, smooth keys enjoy medium key travel as well as having a distinct pressure point and nice resistance. When typing, the keyboard doesn't yield. All in all, you get a keyboard fit for everyday use. 

Touchpad

A substitute mouse is provided by the Clickpad (around 15.4 x 10 cm) that has short travel and a clear pressure point. A tap on the LED in the top left-hand corner switches the entire pad either off or on. A tap on the LED in the top right-hand corner switches the right side of the pad off or on.

Apex 17 (late 23) keyboard
Apex 17 (late 23) keyboard

Display - A QHD panel with sRGB coverage

Subpixels
Subpixels

The responsive, 16:9 aspect ratio 240 Hz panel displays no PWM flickering, regardless of the brightness setting. The matte, 17.3-inch screen's brightness and contrast (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) meet their respective goals (> 300 cd/m² and 1,000:1).

In addition to the review device's QHD display, Schenker offers the Apex 17 with an alternative FHD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 144 Hz, IPS) panel.

394
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
387
cd/m²
372
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
376
cd/m²
377
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE CQ NE173QHM-NZ3 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 403 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 381 cd/m² Minimum: 19 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 403 cd/m²
Contrast: 1089:1 (Black: 0.37 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.22 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5.1, calibrated: 1.22
ΔE Greyscale 1.9 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
69.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.7% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
68.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.046
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
BOE CQ NE173QHM-NZ3, IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
BOE NE16NYB, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
AU Optronics B160QAN03.1, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
BOE0B7C NE173QHM-NY6, , 2560x1440, 17.30
Medion Erazer Defender P40
BOE CQ NE173QHM-NZ3, IPS, 2560x1440, 17.30
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
B173HAN04.9, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 17.30
Display
-0%
4%
23%
0%
-39%
Display P3 Coverage
68.1
67.7
-1%
71.2
5%
98.3
44%
68.3
0%
40.8
-40%
sRGB Coverage
97.7
97.2
-1%
98.8
1%
100
2%
98.1
0%
61
-38%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
69.5
70
1%
73.3
5%
85.7
23%
69.8
0%
42.2
-39%
Response Times
39%
-20%
-6%
-9%
-187%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
13.5 ?(6.4, 7.1)
4 ?(1.7, 2.3)
70%
14.5 ?(7, 7.5)
-7%
14.8 ?(7, 7.8)
-10%
14.6 ?(7.1, 7.5)
-8%
33 ?(16, 17)
-144%
Response Time Black / White *
7.9 ?(3, 4.9)
7.3 ?(3.6, 3.7)
8%
10.4 ?(5.7, 4.7)
-32%
8 ?(3.4, 4.6)
-1%
8.7 ?(3.6, 5.1)
-10%
26 ?(13, 13)
-229%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-12%
11%
-57%
11%
-90%
Brightness middle
403
306
-24%
405.7
1%
361
-10%
364
-10%
267
-34%
Brightness
381
302
-21%
368
-3%
326
-14%
343
-10%
256
-33%
Brightness Distribution
90
89
-1%
87
-3%
87
-3%
86
-4%
93
3%
Black Level *
0.37
0.3
19%
0.38
-3%
0.6
-62%
0.28
24%
0.21
43%
Contrast
1089
1020
-6%
1068
-2%
602
-45%
1300
19%
1271
17%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.22
2.57
-16%
1.65
26%
3.83
-73%
1.67
25%
4.7
-112%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.76
4.26
-13%
4.2
-12%
5.71
-52%
2.78
26%
20.4
-443%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.22
0.85
30%
0.53
57%
3.48
-185%
1.14
7%
4.5
-269%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.9
3.3
-74%
1.2
37%
3.29
-73%
1.4
26%
1.5
21%
Gamma
2.046 108%
1.997 110%
2.3 96%
2.29 96%
2.091 105%
2.12 104%
CCT
6656 98%
6895 94%
6453 101%
6679 97%
6568 99%
6552 99%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
9% / -2%
-2% / 5%
-13% / -33%
1% / 6%
-105% / -93%

* ... smaller is better

Out-of-the-box, the display demonstrates good color reproduction. With a deviation of around 2.2, the target value (DeltaE < 3) is achieved. A calibration reduces the deviation to 1.2 and ensures balanced gray scales. The panel covers the sRGB color space almost entirely but not the AdobeRGB and DCI P3 color spaces. Most of the competing device's displays paint a similar picture. Only the Nitro 17's display covers the P3 color space.

CalMAN: Gray scales
CalMAN: Gray scales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Gray scales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Gray scales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Apex 17 vs. sRGB
Apex 17 vs. sRGB
Apex 17 vs. Adobe RGB
Apex 17 vs. Adobe RGB
Apex 17 vs. DCI P3
Apex 17 vs. DCI P3

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
7.9 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 4.9 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
13.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.4 ms rise
↘ 7.1 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 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34.3 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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18732 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel has good viewing angle stability and is legible from every position. Outdoors, the screen is legible as long as the sunlight isn't too bright.

The Apex outdoors.
The Apex outdoors.
Viewing angle
Viewing angle

Performance - Phoenix and Ada Lovelace power the Schenker laptop

The Schenker Apex 17 is a mid-range QHD gaming laptop with its computational power being provided by Phoenix and Ada Lovelace. The laptop be custom-configured and purchased on Bestware.com. Our review device can be had for 1,750 euros with prices starting at around 1,200 euros.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
Nvidia Systeminfo

Test conditions

The Apex offers three manufacturer-specific performance modes (see table) which you can switch between via a separate key (next to the power button). A status LED indicates which mode is active. We used the "enthusiast" (benchmarks) and "balanced" (battery tests) modes. Optimus was active.

The preinstalled Control Center enables individual profiles: This makes adjusting, for example, the CPU's power limits, the GPU's TGP and/or the fan control possible.

Enthusiast Overboost Balanced
Power Limit 1 (HWInfo) 54 watts 80 watts 35 watts
Power Limit 2 (HWInfo) 65 watts 80 watts 65 watts
Noise (Witcher 3) ~50 dB(A) ~54 dB(A) ~34 dB(A)
Performance (Witcher 3) ~102 fps ~105 fps ~60 fps
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center

Processor

The Ryzen 7 7840HS APU (Phoenix, Zen 4) offers 8 CPU cores with a total of 16 threads at a maximum clock speed of 5.1 GHz (one core). The CPU acknowledges continuous multi-thread load (CB15 loop) with a consistently high turbo speed - irrespective of the selected performance mode.

In mains operation, the benchmark results are around the CPU average. In battery mode, the more relevant single-thread performance (216 points) drops to a lesser extent than the multi-thread performance (1,715 points).

Note: More detailed informationen concerning the Zen 4 architecture can be found in this related analysis article.

Multi-thread (mains operation)
Multi-thread (mains operation)
Single-thread (mains operation)
Single-thread (mains operation)

Cinebench R15 Multi Continuous Test

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SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23) AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS: Ø2464 (2427.77-2483.7)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel Intel Core i7-13700HX: Ø3038 (2971.33-3183.13)
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8 Intel Core i7-13700HX: Ø3057 (3008.42-3230.23)
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER Intel Core i7-13700H: Ø2728 (2664.71-2893.73)
Medion Erazer Defender P40 Intel Core i7-13700HX: Ø2369 (2270.92-3189.19)
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK Intel Core i7-13620H: Ø2295 (2246.31-2349.07)
CB15 loop (enthusiast)
CB15 loop (enthusiast)
CB15 loop (overboost)
CB15 loop (overboost)
CB15 loop (balanced)
CB15 loop (balanced)
CPU Performance Rating - Percent
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
81.8 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
78 pt
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
72.6 pt
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
72 pt
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
 
71.6 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
70.2 pt
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
66.5 pt
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
65.4 pt
Cinebench R23
Multi Core
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
21889 Points +38%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
20341 Points +28%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
19987 (10270.1min - 19987.3max) Points +26%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
18843 Points +19%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34521, n=241, last 2 years)
17765 Points +12%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (15821 - 17214, n=10)
16582 Points +4%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
15872 Points
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
15496 Points -2%
Single Core
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1933 Points +9%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
1805 Points +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (1754 - 1812, n=10)
1779 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1777 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2169, n=239, last 2 years)
1749 Points -2%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1668 Points -6%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1666 Points -6%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
1549 Points -13%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Multi Core)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
8062 Points +30%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
7710 Points +24%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
7041 Points +13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
6889 Points +11%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=239, last 2 years)
6737 Points +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (6200 - 6744, n=10)
6459 Points +4%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6208 Points
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
5905 Points -5%
CPU (Single Core)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
738 Points +7%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
693 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
690 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (668 - 705, n=10)
689 Points 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 825, n=239, last 2 years)
674 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
652 Points -6%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
644 Points -7%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
594 Points -14%
Cinebench R15
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3230 (3008.42min - 3230.23max) Points +30%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3189 Points +28%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3183 Points +28%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
2894 (2664.71min - 2893.73max) Points +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=245, last 2 years)
2826 Points +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (2473 - 2729, n=10)
2616 Points +5%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2484 Points
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
2349 (2246.31min - 2349.07max) Points -5%
CPU Single 64Bit
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (270 - 286, n=10)
278 Points +1%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
277 Points +1%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
274 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
265 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 312, n=244, last 2 years)
260 Points -5%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
258 Points -6%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
243 Points -11%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
223 Points -19%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Gaming
  (91 - 1259, n=237, last 2 years)
217 Seconds * -9%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
215 Seconds * -8%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
199 Seconds *
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
198 Seconds * +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (185 - 229, n=10)
196.8 Seconds * +1%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
182 Seconds * +9%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
159 Seconds * +20%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
151 Seconds * +24%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
83449 MIPS +17%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
78076 MIPS +10%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
72220 MIPS +2%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
71260 MIPS 0%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
71102 MIPS
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=236, last 2 years)
71026 MIPS 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (59538 - 73035, n=10)
68580 MIPS -4%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
62324 MIPS -12%
7z b 4 -mmt1
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6697 MIPS
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (6157 - 6749, n=10)
6576 MIPS -2%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
6409 MIPS -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=237, last 2 years)
5962 MIPS -11%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
5742 MIPS -14%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
5718 MIPS -15%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
5552 MIPS -17%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
4933 MIPS -26%
Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14448 Points +20%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14222 Points +18%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14144 Points +17%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
13090 Points +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=243, last 2 years)
12578 Points +4%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
12077 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (8446 - 12077, n=10)
11309 Points -6%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
11289 Points -7%
Single-Core
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (1837 - 2010, n=10)
1956 Points +1%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1941 Points
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1845 Points -5%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
1793 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1777 Points -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2139, n=243, last 2 years)
1750 Points -10%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1666 Points -14%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
1527 Points -21%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
24.2 fps +19%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
22.4 fps +10%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
20.8 fps +2%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
20.4 fps
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
19.9 fps -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=240, last 2 years)
19.6 fps -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (11.7 - 21.8, n=10)
19.5 fps -4%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
17.1 fps -16%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
56.8 s * -20%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
55.8 s * -18%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
49.8 s * -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (38.3 - 68.3, n=10)
49.3 s * -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=235, last 2 years)
49.2 s * -4%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
47.2 s *
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
45.4 s * +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
36.5 s * +23%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.536 sec * -25%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX
0.493 sec * -15%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.375 - 4.47, n=237, last 2 years)
0.4837 sec * -13%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX
0.4769 sec * -11%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H
0.4438 sec * -3%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
0.4422 sec * -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (0.4184 - 0.454, n=10)
0.4375 sec * -2%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.4288 sec *

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2484 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
134 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
274 Points
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Performance Rating
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
93.3 pt
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
 
93.1 pt
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
90.3 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
85.2 pt
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
79.7 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
73.8 pt
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
68.9 pt
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
57.7 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (25041 - 28921, n=10)
26911 KRay/s +5%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
25579 KRay/s
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
20413 KRay/s -20%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
20135 KRay/s -21%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
18335 KRay/s -28%
Average of class Gaming
  (2585 - 55084, n=233, last 2 years)
16218 KRay/s -37%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
15397 KRay/s -40%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13601 KRay/s -47%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (109633 - 123167, n=10)
115797 Points +3%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
112272 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
103903 Points -7%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
103529 Points -8%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
88187 Points -21%
Average of class Gaming
  (12439 - 234848, n=233, last 2 years)
82020 Points -27%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
77807 Points -31%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67187 Points -40%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4819 MB/s +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (4293 - 5096, n=10)
4747 MB/s +9%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4633 MB/s +7%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4344 MB/s
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4224 MB/s -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 9930, n=233, last 2 years)
3913 MB/s -10%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
3412 MB/s -21%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2773 MB/s -36%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (105028 - 122681, n=10)
115465 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
115013 Points
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
114717 Points 0%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
113990 Points -1%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
113837 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 186519, n=233, last 2 years)
104490 Points -9%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
99940 Points -13%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
78352 Points -32%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (14705 - 15525, n=10)
15107 Points +2%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
14789 Points
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13519 Points -9%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13285 Points -10%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 30810, n=233, last 2 years)
11448 Points -23%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10416 Points -30%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10407 Points -30%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
8421 Points -43%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (58441 - 65812, n=10)
61653 Points +5%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
58960 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
50250 Points -15%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
49157 Points -17%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
44093 Points -25%
Average of class Gaming
  (7135 - 124377, n=233, last 2 years)
42992 Points -27%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
38311 Points -35%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
32787 Points -44%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
182473 MB/s +10%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
166498 MB/s
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
151254 MB/s -9%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (67389 - 177158, n=10)
109997 MB/s -34%
Average of class Gaming
  (18146 - 328679, n=233, last 2 years)
104486 MB/s -37%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
94177 MB/s -43%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
72510 MB/s -56%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
58525 MB/s -65%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1350 MB/s +30%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1339 MB/s +29%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1215 MB/s +17%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2231, n=233, last 2 years)
1098 MB/s +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (949 - 1123, n=10)
1070 MB/s +3%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1040 MB/s
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
981 MB/s -6%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
818 MB/s -21%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (13441 - 15599, n=10)
14481 KRay/s +6%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13631 KRay/s
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
11057 KRay/s -19%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10979 KRay/s -19%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
9441 KRay/s -31%
Average of class Gaming
  (1437 - 29473, n=233, last 2 years)
8825 KRay/s -35%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
8145 KRay/s -40%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
7364 KRay/s -46%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
37987 MPixel/s +5%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
36147 MPixel/s 0%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
36121 MPixel/s
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
36118 MPixel/s 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
35988 MPixel/s 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (17615 - 41088, n=10)
35244 MPixel/s -2%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
34544 MPixel/s -4%
Average of class Gaming
  (8341 - 60161, n=234, last 2 years)
34435 MPixel/s -5%

System performance

The smooth running system is designed to handle performance-hungry use case scenarios such as rendering and gaming - the good PC Mark results confirm this. The RAM's transfer rates are on a normal level for DDR5 5600 RAM.

The RAM runs in dual-channel mode.
The RAM runs in dual-channel mode.
PCMark 10 / Score
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
7854 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (7502 - 7946, n=4)
7803 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
7691 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (4477 - 9331, n=201, last 2 years)
7448 Points -5%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
7224 Points -8%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
7160 Points -9%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7157 Points -9%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
6909 Points -12%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
10872 Points +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (10441 - 11169, n=4)
10855 Points +1%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
10809 Points +1%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
10759 Points 0%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
10714 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (7334 - 12176, n=200, last 2 years)
10625 Points -1%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10179 Points -5%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
9760 Points -9%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
10069 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (9575 - 10273, n=4)
9917 Points -2%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
9760 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (6161 - 11833, n=200, last 2 years)
9617 Points -4%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
9509 Points -6%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
9308 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
9131 Points -9%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8238 Points -18%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
12434 Points +2%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
12190 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (11464 - 12418, n=4)
11985 Points -2%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11862 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (5288 - 16424, n=200, last 2 years)
11052 Points -9%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
10001 Points -18%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
9903 Points -19%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
9393 Points -23%
CrossMark / Overall
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
2053 Points +14%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1857 Points +3%
Average of class Gaming
  (974 - 2295, n=158, last 2 years)
1852 Points +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1800 - 1866, n=3)
1823 Points +1%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1802 Points
Medion Erazer Defender P40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
1774 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1663 Points -8%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1629 Points -10%
CrossMark / Productivity
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
1941 Points +11%
Average of class Gaming
  (907 - 2166, n=158, last 2 years)
1770 Points +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1743 - 1821, n=3)
1769 Points +1%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1765 Points +1%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1744 Points
Medion Erazer Defender P40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
1643 Points -6%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1618 Points -7%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1561 Points -10%
CrossMark / Creativity
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
2235 Points +17%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2013 Points +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (1027 - 2514, n=158, last 2 years)
2001 Points +5%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
1992 Points +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1908 - 1966, n=3)
1940 Points +2%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1908 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1710 Points -10%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1691 Points -11%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
1879 Points +12%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
1734 Points +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1029 - 2275, n=158, last 2 years)
1696 Points +1%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
1675 Points
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1663 Points -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1522 - 1776, n=3)
1658 Points -1%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1656 Points -1%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
1577 Points -6%
PCMark 10 Score
7854 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
69205 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (30937 - 72158, n=10)
64158 MB/s -7%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
58458 MB/s -16%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
57552 MB/s -17%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
57466 MB/s -17%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
57227 MB/s -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (18074 - 88014, n=233, last 2 years)
56163 MB/s -19%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
53391 MB/s -23%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67644 MB/s +10%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67639 MB/s +10%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67527 MB/s +10%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
65092 MB/s +6%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
61655 MB/s
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
61613 MB/s 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (20318 - 89096, n=233, last 2 years)
59775 MB/s -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (30497 - 61911, n=10)
57113 MB/s -7%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
87147 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (34590 - 92731, n=10)
80345 MB/s -8%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
65896 MB/s -24%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
64704 MB/s -26%
Average of class Gaming
  (15975 - 103259, n=233, last 2 years)
58383 MB/s -33%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
58292 MB/s -33%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
57744 MB/s -34%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
50700 MB/s -42%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
136.8 ns * -59%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
101.7 ns * -18%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
93 ns * -8%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
  (85.1 - 112, n=10)
91.1 ns * -6%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
88.7 ns * -3%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
86.2 ns *
Average of class Gaming
  (76.2 - 136.8, n=230, last 2 years)
82.5 ns * +4%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
81.9 ns * +5%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

The standardized Latency Monitor test (surfing the internet, 4k video playback, Prime95 high load) didn't reveal any abnormalities. The system seems to be suitable for real-time video and audio editing. Future software updates could either improve or worsen this performance area. 

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Medion Erazer Defender P40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
4343.1 μs * -1211%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
3184 μs * -861%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2396.6 μs * -623%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1444 μs * -336%
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
869.7 μs * -162%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
331.4 μs *

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

The Apex can accommodate a total of two PCIe 4 SSDs in the M.2 2280 format. RAID-0/1 is supported. The review device provided to us has a Samsung 1 TB SSD (PCIe 4, M.2 2280) on board that delivers excellent transfer speeds. Positive: Thermally-related throttling did not occur. 

The Apex offers space for two SSDs.
The Apex offers space for two SSDs.
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7125 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 6876 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 598.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 445.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 3920 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 5721 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 71.03 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 233.7 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
92.1 pt
Average Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
 
85.4 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
80.9 pt
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER -1!
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
80.8 pt
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
71.5 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
67.9 pt
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
62.7 pt
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
58.6 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX8
SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
5346 (4832.89min - 5346.06max) MB/s +49%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
3979 (3909.87min - 3978.72max) MB/s +11%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3670 (3344.35min - 3669.81max) MB/s +2%
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
3600 (3591.11min - 3600.32max) MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (1291 - 6045, n=200, last 2 years)
3399 MB/s -6%
Average Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
  (2809 - 3779, n=8)
3249 MB/s -10%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM
2578 (2552.79min - 2578.03max) MB/s -28%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
2501 (2479.67min - 2500.68max) MB/s -31%
seq write
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
5691 (5642.64min - 5691.25max) MB/s
Average Samsung 990 Pro 1 TB
  (3637 - 5709, n=8)
4948 MB/s -13%
Medion Erazer Defender P40
Phison PS5021-E21 1TB
4675 (4517.46min - 4675.27max) MB/s -18%
Acer Nitro 17 AN17-51-71ER
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4284 (3292.65min - 4283.85max) MB/s -25%
Average of class Gaming
  (535 - 9108, n=200, last 2 years)
3630 MB/s -36%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
3503 (3222.06min - 3503.21max) MB/s -38%
MSI Katana 17 B13VFK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM