Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23) budget gaming laptop review: A lot of performance at a lesser price than the Pro 15

Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23) budget gaming laptop review: A lot of performance at a lesser price than the Pro 15

DiskSpd seq read Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




4537 (4515.8min – 4536.98max) MB/s ∼100% +34%

Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8





3972 (3827.09min – 3972.22max) MB/s ∼88% +17%

Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (2945 – 3972, n=4) Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8




3396 (3160.41min – 3395.84max) MB/s ∼75%

Average of class Gaming
  (1049 – 6045, n=200, last 2 years) Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ




3005 (2951.71min – 3004.87max) MB/s ∼66% -12%

Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10





2582 (2345.38min – 2582.01max) MB/s ∼57% -24%

MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM




2291 (2271.71min – 2290.75max) MB/s ∼50% -33%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM





1759 (1754.48min – 1759.3max) MB/s ∼39% -48%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM





1759 (1754.48min – 1759.3max) MB/s ∼39% -48%

seq write Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR





4564 (4538.66min – 4564.03max) MB/s ∼100% +7%

Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8




4252 (3845.2min – 4251.56max) MB/s ∼93%

Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8





4251 (4012.48min – 4251.35max) MB/s ∼93% 0%

Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (2991 – 4252, n=4) Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ




3530 (3501.32min – 3530max) MB/s ∼77% -17%

Average of class Gaming
  (399 – 9108, n=199, last 2 years) MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM




2903 (2823.62min – 2902.74max) MB/s ∼64% -32%

Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10





2236 (2165.59min – 2236.4max) MB/s ∼49% -47%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM




1554 (1534.35min – 1553.61max) MB/s ∼34% -63%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM




1554 (1534.35min – 1553.61max) MB/s ∼34% -63%

seq q8 t1 read Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




7026 (6220.99min – 7025.88max) MB/s ∼100% +6%

Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10





6868 (5469.58min – 6868.07max) MB/s ∼98% +3%

Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8





6677 (5800.93min – 6677.12max) MB/s ∼95% +1%

Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8





6638 (5706.05min – 6638.12max) MB/s ∼94%

Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ





6601 (5818.24min – 6601.01max) MB/s ∼94% -1%

Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (6520 – 6677, n=4) Average of class Gaming
  (1620 – 16089, n=200, last 2 years) MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM





4556 (3742.64min – 4556.27max) MB/s ∼65% -31%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM




3886 (3200.77min – 3885.81max) MB/s ∼55% -41%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM




3886 (3200.77min – 3885.81max) MB/s ∼55% -41%

seq q8 t1 write Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




5254 (5116min – 5253.79max) MB/s ∼100% +7%

Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8




5004 (4799.12min – 5003.59max) MB/s ∼95% +2%

Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8





4914 (4501.33min – 4914.49max) MB/s ∼94%

Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ




4886 (4877.24min – 4885.61max) MB/s ∼93% -1%

Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (4562 – 5004, n=4) Average of class Gaming
  (86.2 – 14571, n=200, last 2 years) Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10




3742 (3596.76min – 3741.95max) MB/s ∼71% -24%

MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM




3411 (3334.51min – 3410.81max) MB/s ∼65% -31%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM




1640 (1630.54min – 1639.84max) MB/s ∼31% -67%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM




1640 (1630.54min – 1639.84max) MB/s ∼31% -67%

4k q1 t1 read Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




93.8 (92.89min – 93.79max) MB/s ∼100% +48%

Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10




77.9 (72.17min – 77.89max) MB/s ∼83% +23%

Average of class Gaming
  (23.3 – 97.4, n=200, last 2 years) Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8




64.8 (63.71min – 64.77max) MB/s ∼69% +3%

Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8




63.2 (62.77min – 63.18max) MB/s ∼67%

Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (49.8 – 64.8, n=4) Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ





53.1 (52.47min – 53.13max) MB/s ∼57% -16%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM




32.6 (32.27min – 32.56max) MB/s ∼35% -48%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM




32.6 (32.27min – 32.56max) MB/s ∼35% -48%

MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM




31.8 (31.24min – 31.76max) MB/s ∼34% -50%

4k q1 t1 write Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10




313 (305.92min – 312.76max) MB/s ∼100% +56%

Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR





280 (275.43min – 280.06max) MB/s ∼89% +39%

MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM




267 (258.43min – 266.75max) MB/s ∼85% +33%

Average of class Gaming
  (66.6 – 421, n=199, last 2 years) Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ





214 (213.09min – 214.01max) MB/s ∼68% +6%

Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8




201 (197.55min – 200.57max) MB/s ∼64%

Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8





200 (196.37min – 200.15max) MB/s ∼64% 0%

Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (119.3 – 205, n=4) Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM





129.5 (125.88min – 129.52max) MB/s ∼41% -36%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM





129.5 (125.88min – 129.52max) MB/s ∼41% -36%

4k q32 t16 read Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR




3650 (3141.55min – 3649.99max) MB/s ∼100% +86%

Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10




3543 (3531.54min – 3542.72max) MB/s ∼97% +80%

Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8





2852 (2785.11min – 2852.4max) MB/s ∼78% +45%

Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ





2518 (2508.69min – 2518.06max) MB/s ∼69% +28%

Average of class Gaming
  (313 – 5829, n=199, last 2 years) Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (1350 – 2852, n=4) Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8




1963 (1812.48min – 1962.92max) MB/s ∼54%

MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM





1678 (1211.7min – 1678.15max) MB/s ∼46% -15%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM





789 (769.77min – 789.25max) MB/s ∼22% -60%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM





789 (769.77min – 789.25max) MB/s ∼22% -60%

4k q32 t16 write Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10




3594 (3143.37min – 3593.51max) MB/s ∼100% +35%

Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR





3182 (2542.74min – 3182.4max) MB/s ∼89% +20%

Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8




2659 (2629.9min – 2658.76max) MB/s ∼74%

Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8




2654 (2528.72min – 2653.61max) MB/s ∼74% 0%

Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (601 – 2664, n=4) Average of class Gaming
  (288 – 4869, n=199, last 2 years) Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ





2002 (1558.72min – 2002.2max) MB/s ∼56% -25%

MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM





314 (293.25min – 314.3max) MB/s ∼9% -88%

Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM





314 (293.25min – 314.3max) MB/s ∼9% -88%

AS SSD Score Total Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (5751 – 7213, n=4) Average of class Gaming
  (910 – 10745, n=188, last 2 years) Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM Score Read Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (1890 – 2712, n=4) Average of class Gaming
  (389 – 3980, n=188, last 2 years) MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM Score Write Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Average of class Gaming
  (338 – 5157, n=188, last 2 years) Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (2602 – 3145, n=4) Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Seq Read Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Average of class Gaming
  (925 – 12763, n=188, last 2 years) Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (3333 – 4887, n=4) MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Seq Write Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (2496 – 4286, n=4) Average of class Gaming
  (308 – 11316, n=188, last 2 years) MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM 4K Read Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Average of class Gaming
  (20 – 108, n=188, last 2 years) Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (49.3 – 59.2, n=4) MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM 4K Write Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Average of class Gaming
  (18 – 364, n=188, last 2 years) Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (149.1 – 177.9, n=4) Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM 4K-64 Read Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (1358 – 2205, n=4) Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ Average of class Gaming
  (216 – 3395, n=188, last 2 years) MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM 4K-64 Write Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Average of class Gaming
  (243 – 4381, n=188, last 2 years) Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (2078 – 2608, n=4) Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Access Time Read Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (0.03 – 0.085, n=4) Average of class Gaming
  (0.02 – 0.23, n=184, last 2 years) Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR Access Time Write Asus TUF A15 FA507
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA512QFM MSI Katana 15 B12VEK
Micron 2400 MTFDKBA1T0QFM Average of class Gaming
  (0.012 – 0.425, n=188, last 2 years) Schenker XMG Focus 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Schenker XMG Pro 15 (E23)
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8 Average Crucial P5 Plus 1TB CT1000P5PSSD8
  (0.023 – 0.025, n=4) Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ Gigabyte Aero 14 OLED BMF
Gigabyte AG470S1TB-SI B10 Acer Swift X SFX14-71G
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR

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