It is probably fair to say that everyone reading this article would love a great big, powerful, expensive, top of the range desktop system. Unfortunately for all but a few this is likely to be out of their reach or impractical. It could be for example that space in our home doesn’t permit a large desktop system, or maybe we need something more mobile to attend LAN events or game at a friend’s. For consumers like those Schenker with their XMG brand offer a range of high performance mobile systems with one of the high end models being the P722.
With a 17" form factor, the latest i7 CPU, SSD and dual GPUs the P722 looks to pack as much performance in a desktop replacement system as possible. Today we will be putting one through its paces in a selection of synthetic and real world tests, including the Crysis 3 Alpha to find out if it is an attractive purchase.
Packaging and Bundle
The P722 arrives in a plain cardboard box. Inside is a second box which contains the laptop, wrapped in plastic and suspended in foam. The bundled items are all included in a separate box and we should note that the screen and lid are also covered by another protective layer, as is some of the laptop body.
Bundled with the system is of course a battery and in this case a LI-ION model rated for 5900mAh and 89.20Wh. The power brick provided is manufactured by Chicony and is a substantial unit in both size and wattage, 300w in this case.