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Schenker partners with Gigabyte for new XMG laptops

Schenker partners with Gigabyte for new XMG laptops

Schenker has joined forces with Gigabyte to offer selected models of the company's gaming laptops with full point-of-sale customisation.

German laptop manufacturer Schenker has announced a partnership with Gigabyte that will see the company's gaming laptops sold under the XMG brand and offered with fully-customisable internals.

While far from a household name internationally, the company has carved a solid niche for itself in the high-end laptop market in Germany and recently brought its products to the UK as part of its expansion plans. Now, Schenker is going a step further with a partnership with Gigabyte that will see selected models of Gigabyte laptop sold under Schenker's XMG branding - and with extended options for point-of-sale hardware customisation.

The long-term partnership offers something for both parties: Gigabyte has been more successful in marketing its off-the-shelf gaming laptops in the UK than Schenker, while Schenker's point-of-sale customisation options offer greater flexibility than Gigabyte's one-size-fits-all approach. As a result, the new XMG laptops - which will be given the somewhat wordy title XMG Core Series Powered by Gigabyte to differentiate them from Schenker's existing XMG product line - are expected to be a money=spinner for both companies.

'Gamers really put a lot of stock in the performance of their hardware and the ability to customise their products as they see fit,' claimed Robert Schenker, founder and managing director of Schenker Technologies, of the partnership. 'But ever increasingly we have received requests for laptops with a certain element of additional lifestyle-characteristics and a more elegant design. Precisely for this reason, Gigabyte will be the perfect partner for us, with their well-thought design and high-quality quality.'

The new laptops will be sold through the company's dedicated online store in the UK.

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proxess 23rd May 2014, 21:24 Quote
Though I looked at the Schenker laptops, in the end I went with a PC Specialist laptop. They offered more options and a pretty competitive price for what I was getting. In the end though, it's all Clevo chassis.
SchizoFrog 24th May 2014, 16:33 Quote
Apart from the MSI gaming rigs, I don't know of many options for backlit keyboards on a Laptop. I do a lot of DJing work and that is a must requirement for my next machine.
xaser04 24th May 2014, 18:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
Apart from the MSI gaming rigs, I don't know of many options for backlit keyboards on a Laptop. I do a lot of DJing work and that is a must requirement for my next machine.

A large majority of the high end Clevo based laptops have them (at least the P150/170 SM & above anyway).

My PC Specialist Vortex IV (P170SM) does for example.
Zurechial 24th May 2014, 19:09 Quote
I've had good experiences with Schenker as a company and the XMG laptop I got from them a while ago is solid as a rock. This could be good news for gamers looking to buy whitebooks.
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