3-inch panel mean impressive pixel density without the scaling issues of higher resolutions, and the non-touch panel has a matte finish, so theres no chance of distracting reflections. The colour temperature of 6,209K is on the warm side of the 6,500K ideal, but its no further away from that figure than its competitors.Gaming laptops are usually hulking machines with 17-inch screens and enough weight to give the healthiest gamers a hernia, but Schenkers XMG P304 is different: it has a 13.3-inch screen and, at 2kg, its half the weight of some of its competitors. The lid is coated with matte black plastic and a discreet XMG logo, and the interior is plain gunmetal grey, with a green XMG logo and a cluster of ugly stickers in one corner.
Schenker XMG P304: Design & Build QualityThe P304 weighs 2kg and is 32mm from top to bottom at its thickest point. Remove the base panel and most of the P304s interior is laid bare, with one memory socket and two mSATA connectors free.7kg and is 40mm thick. The XMGs 1,000:1 contrast ratio is good, again, although the competition is a little better.
The P304 is small and light, but it pays for that with its bland looks. The battery is removable, too.SEE ALSO: Best Gaming Headsets. Theyre backed up with good colour accuracy and coverage, and brightness that outstrips rivals.
11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4. That might sound chunky alongside ultraportables, but its svelte when stacked up against rivals: the Alienware weighs 2.SEE ALSO: Best Laptops for Students The XMG boasts of Onkyo audio kit, but quality is poor. The hard disk and CMOS battery can both be easily accessed, and the large heatsink and fan can be popped out for simple cleaning.
Thats good but, again, rivals are better the MSI GT70 includes Killer Networking.SEE ALSO: Best Laptops Round-upThe right-hand edge has three USB 3 ports, HDMI 1.These dimensions make the P304 a potential winner for gaming at LAN parties or on the train.6 of the sRGB colour gamut, which is a little better than the MSI.
The P304 is part of a new breed of smaller gaming systems.8kg. The MSI GT70 is 3. The XMG is joined in this growing part of the market by the Alienware 14, and these systems challenge the norm represented recently by the mighty Asus G750JX and the colourful MSI GT70.
0. Wed have no qualms about slipping the Schenker into a backpack. This is good news for games and for general entertainment as 1080p videos look great on this sharp screen. Bass drums are present, but bass notes are non-existent, and the mid-range sounds weak.
2 score, and the XMGs panel covered 85.On the inside theres Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band 802.76 is much better than the mediocre 4. The top-end is tinny, and volume is only middling at 100 the speakers inside this machine barely drowned out the loud internal fans.
4a and D-SUB connectors and a Gigabit Ethernet socket, the opposite side houses a USB 2 connector and two audio jacks, and theres an SDXC card reader. The Delta E of 2.36 nit black level is good, too although both rivals have slightly deeper black levels. The base is sturdy, with little movement on the top side and similar strength underneath.
The black level and contrast are this screens weaknesses but, even then, both figures are still excellent. Games sound insipid using this audio kit, and wed recommend a beefy set of headphones.SEE ALSO: Best Windows 8 Laptops and TabletsSchenker XMG P304: Screen & Sound Quality Schenker has been sensible with the P304s screen. The rear of the screen is spongier, but there was no sign of desktop disturbance when we pressed the panel.
The edges have the occasional angled flourish, but this system is no match for the dramatic, illuminated Alienware or the chunky angles and lights of the MSI and Asus systems.The small frame still contains impressive versatility. The 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and 13.The measured brightness level of 360 nits is much better than the 343 and 276 nit results from the MSI and Alienware systems, and the 0.
9kg and 55mm thick, and the Asus G750JX breaks the scales at a monster 4.Colour accuracy was good. Its a decent selection, but theres no mini-DisplayPort or optical drive.66 of the Alienware and the MSIs dreadful 7. Finally thank you for reading!