A success story from
Leipzig

So much has happened in 20 years. Join us on an exciting multimedia journey through two decades of hardware history. Piece by piece, we will unveil new milestones from our past.

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A success story from
Leipzig

So much has happened in 20 years. Join us on an exciting multimedia journey through two decades of hardware history. Piece by piece, we will unveil new milestones from our past.

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February 2002
 

Founding of Schenker
Notebooks

„Once upon a time, there was…“

Robert Schenker founds his sole proprietorship in Leipzig and starts selling ECS Desknotes via eBay from his living room. Initially, he handles everything himself, from purchasing to posting the items on eBay to manufacturing.

 

Elitegroup Desknote A901

The Elitegroup Desknote A901 is a mobile device in the form of a laptop – but without a battery. This makes the Desknotes a much more affordable alternative to the still very expensive “real” laptops.
Technical specifications
„The first product“
April 2002
 

Elitegroup Desknote A929

Technical specifications
The significantly more powerful variant of the Elitegroup Desknote series is equipped with AMD Athlon XP generation desktop processors.
February 2002

 

Founding of Schenker Notebooks

„Once upon a time, there was…“

Robert Schenker founds his sole proprietorship in Leipzig and starts selling ECS Desknotes via eBay from his living room. Initially, he handles everything himself, from purchasing to posting the items on eBay to manufacturing.

 

Elitegroup Desknote A901

The Elitegroup Desknote A901 is a mobile device in the form of a laptop – but without a battery. This makes the Desknotes a much more affordable alternative to the still very expensive “real” laptops.
Technical specifications
„The first product“
 

Elitegroup Desknote A929

Technical specifications
The significantly more powerful variant of the Elitegroup Desknote series is equipped with AMD Athlon XP generation desktop processors.
March 2003
 

Elitegroup Desknote A980

The first model with dedicated graphics is an extremely modular Elitegroup Desknote with a removable display, detachable graphics card and optional external battery pack.

Technical specifications
September 2003
 

Start of the first own webshop

"How many clarinet lessons"

Evolving from its beginnings as an ebay shop, the independent web shop mySN.de is launched online and remains the company’s direct sales channel until 2018.

December 2003
 

The company moves into its first own office

The residential space is getting too small for the young company. Rising sales figures make it necessary to rent additional premises. At the same time, Melchior Franke, who later becomes co-managing director, joins the company.

March 2003
 

Elitegroup Desknote A980

The first model with dedicated graphics is an extremely modular Elitegroup Desknote with a removable display, detachable graphics card and optional external battery pack.

Technical specifications
September 2003
 

Start of the first own webshop

"How many clarinet lessons"

Evolving from its beginnings as an ebay shop, the independent web shop mySN.de is launched online and remains the company’s direct sales channel until 2018.

December 2003
 

The company moves into its first own office

The residential space is getting too small for the young company. Rising sales figures make it necessary to rent additional premises. At the same time, Melchior Franke, who later becomes co-managing director, joins the company.

February 2004
 

Elitegroup G736 Laptop

May 2004
 

Elitegroup G556 Centrino Laptop

Thanks to the brand new Intel Centrino technology and the most powerful mobile graphics card from ATi, the device turns out to be the beginning of the evolution of mobile gaming laptops. With WLAN integrated for the first time, a weight of only 2.5 kg and an overall height of 26 mm, it sets new standards

Technical specifications
February 2004
 

Elitegroup G736 Laptop

May 2004
 

Elitegroup G556 Centrino Laptop

Thanks to the brand new Intel Centrino technology and the most powerful mobile graphics card from ATi, the device turns out to be the beginning of the evolution of mobile gaming laptops. With WLAN integrated for the first time, a weight of only 2.5 kg and an overall height of 26 mm, it sets new standards

Technical specifications
January 2006
 

Start of the partnership with Intel

Schenker Notebooks receives a call from Intel – the beginning of a very intensive and productive partnership.

"We were insanely excited"
January 2006
 

Start of the partnership with Intel

Schenker Notebooks receives a call from Intel – the beginning of a very intensive and productive partnership.

"We were insanely excited"
August 2007
 

First presentation of a quality award by the trade press

In the trade magazine Chip, the Schenker Notebook mySN M570RU beats the competition as test winner in the categories Best Desktop Replacements and Best Notebooks Up To 17 Inches.

First award
September 2007
 

Set up of a forum account on Notebookcheck

What initially began with commenting on own press reviews quickly developed into a lively exchange forum for buying advice and technical support for XMG and SCHENKER brand products with up to 271 threads per year.
August 2007
 

First presentation of a quality award by the trade press

In the trade magazine Chip, the Schenker Notebook mySN M570RU beats the competition as test winner in the categories Best Desktop Replacements and Best Notebooks Up To 17 Inches.

First award
September 2007
 

Set up of a forum account on Notebookcheck

What initially began with commenting on own press reviews quickly developed into a lively exchange forum for buying advice and technical support for XMG and SCHENKER brand products with up to 271 threads per year.
August 2008

 

First appearance at a gaming event as an exhibitor

Home match for Schenker — at the last Games Convention in the Leipzig Exhibition Center, the company introduces itself to the gaming community.

October 2008

 

Move to new residential and business premises

Schenker Notebooks now employs seven people and hits sales figures of 3000 units per year – high time for further expansion of workspace to 75 m². Until the next move in 2015, the company will continue to grow strongly and rent numerous additional premises, for example to expand production facilities.

August 2008

 

First appearance at a gaming event as an exhibitor

Home match for Schenker — at the last Games Convention in the Leipzig Exhibition Center, the company introduces itself to the gaming community.

October 2008

 

Move to new residential and business premises

Schenker Notebooks now employs seven people and hits sales figures of 3000 units per year – high time for further expansion of workspace to 75 m². Until the next move in 2015, the company will continue to grow strongly and rent numerous additional premises, for example to expand production facilities.

February 2009
 

Launch of the XMG brand

XMG stands for Extreme Multimedia & Gaming (formerly Extreme Mobile Gaming). The idea of offering the first customisable and freely configurable high-end gaming laptops gives rise to a hardware brand that is, still to this day, well-known far beyond the borders of Germany and an established player in the gaming scene.

The genesis of XMG
Giving the brand a face
February 2009
 

Launch of the XMG brand

XMG stands for Extreme Multimedia & Gaming (formerly Extreme Mobile Gaming). The idea of offering the first customisable and freely configurable high-end gaming laptops gives rise to a hardware brand that is, still to this day, well-known far beyond the borders of Germany and an established player in the gaming scene.

The genesis of XMG
Giving the brand a face
March 2010

 

First own exhibition stand at CeBIT

As part of the Intel Extreme Masters, the hardware manufacturer presents itself for the first time with its own exhibition stand in the legendary “Gaming Hall” 23.

August 2010

 

Partner booth with ROCCAT at Gamescom in Cologne

The Leipzig-based company and the prestigious Hamburg-based manufacturer of PC gaming accessories captivates the audience with gaming hardware from Germany and an impressive stage programme including a huge LED wall.

March 2010

 

First own exhibition stand at CeBIT

As part of the Intel Extreme Masters, the hardware manufacturer presents itself for the first time with its own exhibition stand in the legendary “Gaming Hall” 23.

August 2010

 

Partner booth with ROCCAT at Gamescom in Cologne

The Leipzig-based company and the prestigious Hamburg-based manufacturer of PC gaming accessories captivates the audience with gaming hardware from Germany and an impressive stage programme including a huge LED wall.

May 2011

 

Conversion to GmbH

The company now operates as a limited liability company (GmbH) and has grown to over 30 employees, who work at several of locations in Leipzig totalling more than 300m².

June 2011

 

HomeStory Cup III

After XMG had already become a sponsor of the second HomeStory Cup, the hardware manufacturer will be the main partner for the third event in a new, much larger location.

Play Video
May 2011

 

Conversion to GmbH

The company now operates as a limited liability company (GmbH) and has grown to over 30 employees, who work at several of locations in Leipzig totalling more than 300m².

June 2011

 

HomeStory Cup III

After XMG had already become a sponsor of the second HomeStory Cup, the hardware manufacturer will be the main partner for the third event in a new, much larger location.

Play Video
March 2013
 

Renaming to Schenker Technologies GmbH

The Leipzig-based hardware manufacturer updates its name, which it still uses today, to reflect the planned future expansion of its portfolio beyond notebooks. The company continues to grow, now with 40 employees working across an area of over 600 m².
Focusing on the future...
March 2013
 

Launch of the SCHENKER brand

The newly created product brand stands for a diverse portfolio of laptops, particularly oriented towards the precise needs of professional users.

"Giving the brand a face."
June 2013
 

SCHENKER W503 mobile Workstation

As the first representative of the new SCHENKER product brand, the mobile workstation impresses with very high performance values thanks to the Intel Core i7 processor and optional NVIDIA Quadro K3000M graphics card and is optimally tailored to the needs of professional users.

Technical specifications
First SCHENKER product
July 2013
 

SCHENKER S413 Premium Laptop

The SCHENKER S413, which is only just 21 mm thin and weighs 1.9 kg, closes the gap between flat ultrabooks with long battery life and powerful but hardly mobile workstations thanks to the most powerful integrated graphics unit to date – the Intel Iris Pro 5200.

Technical specifications
March 2013
 

Renaming to Schenker Technologies GmbH

The Leipzig-based hardware manufacturer updates its name, which it still uses today, to reflect the planned future expansion of its portfolio beyond notebooks. The company continues to grow, now with 40 employees working across an area of over 600 m².
Focusing on the future...
March 2013
 

Launch of the SCHENKER brand

The newly created product brand stands for a diverse portfolio of laptops, particularly oriented towards the precise needs of professional users.

"Giving the brand a face."
June 2013
 

SCHENKER W503 mobile Workstation

As the first representative of the new SCHENKER product brand, the mobile workstation impresses with very high performance values thanks to the Intel Core i7 processor and optional NVIDIA Quadro K3000M graphics card and is optimally tailored to the needs of professional users.

Technical specifications
First SCHENKER product
July 2013
 

SCHENKER S413 Premium Laptop

The SCHENKER S413, which is only just 21 mm thin and weighs 1.9 kg, closes the gap between flat ultrabooks with long battery life and powerful but hardly mobile workstations thanks to the most powerful integrated graphics unit to date – the Intel Iris Pro 5200.

Technical specifications
Juni 2014
 

XMG C404 CORE Gaming-Laptop

The XMG C404, developed together with GIGABYTE, is a stylish 14 incher with maximum performance in a 2 cm slim aluminum case equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M.

Technical specifications
Oktober 2014
 

XMG P505 PRO Gaming-Laptop

With its elegant metal case, the XMG P505 is the revolution in PRO gaming laptops. Despite its slim design, it makes no compromises on performance thanks to the latest Intel quad-core processors and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M.

Technical specifications
June 2014
 

XMG C404 CORE Gaming-Laptop

The XMG C404, developed together with GIGABYTE, is a stylish 14 incher with maximum performance in a 2 cm slim aluminum case equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M.

Technical specifications
October 2014
 

XMG P505 PRO Gaming-Laptop

With its elegant metal case, the XMG P505 is the revolution in PRO gaming laptops. Despite its slim design, it makes no compromises on performance thanks to the latest Intel quad-core processors and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M.

Technical specifications
May 2015
 

Relocation to the current company building

The company moves to its current offices in Walter-Köhn-Straße 2C. Sales, production and administration are accommodated in a generous 2400 m² state-of-the-art office, manufacturing and logistics space. The company continues to grow and now produces 20,000 laptops and desktop PCs annually.
May 2015
 

Relocation to the current company building

The company moves to its current offices in Walter-Köhn-Straße 2C. Sales, production and administration are accommodated in a generous 2400 m² state-of-the-art office, manufacturing and logistics space. The company continues to grow and now produces 20,000 laptops and desktop PCs annually.
January 2016

 

Gaming is coming home

As the initiator of DreamHack Leipzig, Schenker Technologies brings the internationally renowned e-Sports and LAN Party event to Germany with great success. The gaming festival, which is organised jointly with Leipziger Messe, will be held a total of five times in the Trade Fair City.

June 2016
 

Start of engagement in innovative VR technologies

As one of only a few official partners, Schenker Technologies is appointed certified reseller of the VR headset HTC VIVE for the German market. One year later, the company also assumes Europe-wide distribution of the HTC VIVE Business Editions.

It started with a handshake
August 2016
 

Presentation of the XMG WALKER

The battery-operated backpack PC allows the use of VR headsets with maximum mobility and opens up numerous new application possibilities.

"Immediately arrived in the community"
"Arrived in the community"
January 2016

 

Gaming is coming home

As the initiator of DreamHack Leipzig, Schenker Technologies brings the internationally renowned e-Sports and LAN Party event to Germany with great success. The gaming festival, which is organised jointly with Leipziger Messe, will be held a total of five times in the Trade Fair City.

June 2016
 

Start of engagement in innovative VR technologies

As one of only a few official partners, Schenker Technologies is appointed certified reseller of the VR headset HTC VIVE for the German market. One year later, the company also assumes Europe-wide distribution of the HTC VIVE Business Editions.

It started with a handshake
August 2016
 

Presentation of the XMG WALKER

The battery-operated backpack PC allows the use of VR headsets with maximum mobility and opens up numerous new application possibilities.

"Immediately arrived in the community"
"Arrived in the community"
August 2017

 

Cooperation with ZOTAC

For the first time, customers can order ZOTAC’s mini-PC barebones in the online shop as completely operational systems configured and pre-installed according to their own wishes.

October 2017

 

High-quality customisable laser engravings

In a newly established production area, business customers have the opportunity to add individualisation to their hardware purchases with company logos, lettering or more to create a unique product or to promote their brand.

November 2017

 

Joint Venture with OVRLAB

Just nine months after being founded, Schenker Technologies joins LEFX and VR BITS to become the third partner in the full service XR-Agency.

August 2017

 

Cooperation with ZOTAC

For the first time, customers can order ZOTAC’s mini-PC barebones in the online shop as completely operational systems configured and pre-installed according to their own wishes.

October 2017

 

High-quality customisable laser engravings

In a newly established production area, business customers have the opportunity to add individualisation to their hardware purchases with company logos, lettering or more to create a unique product or to promote their brand.

November 2017

 

Joint Venture with OVRLAB

Just nine months after being founded, Schenker Technologies joins LEFX and VR BITS to become the third partner in the full service XR-Agency.

April 2018

 

More customisation options with the help of an UV printer

With the ability to apply multi-colour printing to plastic surfaces, the application of polychrome images, photos, logos and even characters on a keyboard makes every piece of hardware unique.

May 2018
 

Top service ratings from the readers of Notebookcheck

For its two own brands SCHENKER and XMG, the Leipzig based laptop manufacturer receives top marks in six out of eight sub-categories and also wins first place in the overall service ranking, ahead of the international competition.

September 2018
 

Start of the new platform bestware.com

As the third main own brand next to SCHENKER and XMG, Schenker Technologies introduces a new shopping platform – bestware.com, supporting the continuous expansion of the product portfolio and the evolving directions of the company.

"Best hardware in its class"
April 2018

 

More customisation options with the help of an UV printer

With the ability to apply multi-colour printing to plastic surfaces, the application of polychrome images, photos, logos and even characters on a keyboard makes every piece of hardware unique.

May 2018
 

Top service ratings from the readers of Notebookcheck

For its two own brands SCHENKER and XMG, the Leipzig based laptop manufacturer receives top marks in six out of eight sub-categories and also wins first place in the overall service ranking, ahead of the international competition.

September 2018
 

Start of the new platform bestware.com

As the third main own brand next to SCHENKER and XMG, Schenker Technologies introduces a new shopping platform – bestware.com, supporting the continuous expansion of the product portfolio and the evolving directions of the company.

"Best hardware in its class"
July 2019
 

GSA Nationals 2019

“XMG Enables Esports” – together with Ubisoft, the company launches the GSA Nationals as a tri-country competition and offers 50,000 euros for the win, the highest prize money to date in the German-speaking Rainbow Six: Siege scene.
September 2019
 

Official support forum on Reddit

In the newly founded Reddit forum “XMG_gg”, users can regularly inform themselves about news, updates and technical developments from Schenker Technologies, receive support and exchange information with other users.
July 2019
 

GSA Nationals 2019

“XMG Enables Esports” – together with Ubisoft, the company launches the GSA Nationals as a tri-country competition and offers 50,000 euros for the win, the highest prize money to date in the German-speaking Rainbow Six: Siege scene.
September 2019
 

Official support forum on Reddit

In the newly founded Reddit forum “XMG_gg”, users can regularly inform themselves about news, updates and technical developments from Schenker Technologies, receive support and exchange information with other users.
January 2020
 

Best European Distributor of Varjo

Since 2019, the company has been part of the Premium Partner sales network of Varjo – an innovation leader in the field of professional virtual reality headsets – and receives the “Value-Added Reseller of the Year 2019 Award”.

„Reseller of the year“
January 2020
 

Start of cooperation with PICO XR

Schenker Technologies starts cooperation with PICO XR (formerly Pico Interactive) – a leading global manufacturer of advanced all-in-one VR solutions for businesses. One year later, the Leipzig-based company is finally appointed an official distribution partner.

„The best of both worlds”
April 2020
 

Editors Choice Award in Service and Support Satisfaction

In the “Consumer and Gaming Notebooks” category, the Leipzig-based company secures the top spot on Notebookcheck for the second time in the categories of Service and Support Satisfaction, being awarded after a survey with over 1000 participants.

June 2020
 

SCHENKER VIA 15 Pro (M20) Premium Laptop

The SCHENKER VIA 15 Pro (M20) complements the VIA series with a significantly more powerful alternative: the thin and light laptop is based on an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor and uses exclusively its integrated Vega graphics chip. The deliberate omission of an additional, dedicated graphics card combined with a 91 Wh battery provides an impressive runtime.

Technical specifications
June 2020
 

Pre-Order Partner of the HP Reverb G2

As HP’s official pre-order partner for the newly introduced VR headset, Schenker Technologies and its own online shop bestware.com score a coup.

„One of the most successful preorder campaigns”
"successful preorder campaign"
January 2020
 

Best European Distributor of Varjo

Since 2019, the company has been part of the Premium Partner sales network of Varjo – an innovation leader in the field of professional virtual reality headsets – and receives the “Value-Added Reseller of the Year 2019 Award”.

„Reseller of the year“
January 2020
 

Start of cooperation with PICO XR

Schenker Technologies starts cooperation with PICO XR (formerly Pico Interactive) – a leading global manufacturer of advanced all-in-one VR solutions for businesses. One year later, the Leipzig-based company is finally appointed an official distribution partner.

„The best of both worlds”
April 2020
 

Editors Choice Award in Service and Support Satisfaction

In the “Consumer and Gaming Notebooks” category, the Leipzig-based company secures the top spot on Notebookcheck for the second time in the categories of Service and Support Satisfaction, being awarded after a survey with over 1000 participants.

June 2020
 

Pre-Order Partner of the HP Reverb G2

As HP’s official pre-order partner for the newly introduced VR headset, Schenker Technologies and its own online shop bestware.com score a coup.

„One of the most successful preorder campaigns”
"successful preorder campaign"
June 2020
 

SCHENKER VIA 15 Pro (M20) Premium Laptop

The SCHENKER VIA 15 Pro (M20) complements the VIA series with a significantly more powerful alternative: the thin and light laptop is based on an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor and uses exclusively its integrated Vega graphics chip. The deliberate omission of an additional, dedicated graphics card combined with a 91 Wh battery provides an impressive runtime.

Technical specifications
May 2021
 

Third Editors Choice Award

For the third time, the company wins the Editors Choice Award for service and support satisfaction from Notebookcheck.

 

Own news section on xmg.gg

Customers can keep themselves up to date on launches, reviews, delivery times and upcoming e-sport events at xmg.gg/news. In addition, they receive useful roadmap updates on upcoming XMG products.
June 2021
 

Record business year

In the financial year to 30 June 2021, the company records the largest sales growth in its corporate history, with an increase of 65 percent compared to the previous year. Due to the strong sales figures, Schenker Technologies is able to create numerous new jobs and grows to more than 100 employees for the first time.
October 2021
 

SCHENKER VISION 14 (M21) Premium Ultrabook

The SCHENKER VISION 14 adds an ultra-portable 14 inch laptop, with state-of-the-art features and a weight of just one kilogram, to the VISION model series. This is made possible by an elegant lightweight, magnesium unibody chassis. The most striking features include a high-resolution 3K IPS display in a practical 16:10 format and Intel’s Core i7-11370H processor and the optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti offering plenty of performance.

Technical specifications
Our premium business laptops
May 2021
 

Third Editors Choice Award

For the third time, the company wins the Editors Choice Award for service and support satisfaction from Notebookcheck.

 

Own news section on xmg.gg

Customers can keep themselves up to date on launches, reviews, delivery times and upcoming e-sport events at xmg.gg/news. In addition, they receive useful roadmap updates on upcoming XMG products.
June 2021
 

Record business year

In the financial year to 30 June 2021, the company records the largest sales growth in its corporate history, with an increase of 65 percent compared to the previous year. Due to the strong sales figures, Schenker Technologies is able to create numerous new jobs and grows to more than 100 employees for the first time.
October 2021
 

SCHENKER VISION 14 (M21) Premium Ultrabook

The SCHENKER VISION 14 adds an ultra-portable 14 inch laptop, with state-of-the-art features and a weight of just one kilogram, to the VISION model series. This is made possible by an elegant lightweight, magnesium unibody chassis. The most striking features include a high-resolution 3K IPS display in a practical 16:10 format and Intel’s Core i7-11370H processor and the optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti offering plenty of performance.

Technical specifications
Our premium business laptops
January 2022
 

XMG NEO 15 (E22) Gaming-Laptop

Das XMG NEO 15 (E22) ist die neueste Generation des auf mobile Höchstleistung getrimmten Gaming-Laptops. Das 15,6-Zoll-Gerät tritt allerdings mit mehr als nur einem Update auf Intels Core i7-12700H und Grafikkarten bis zur NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti an: Die XMG OASIS ist eine optional externe Wasserkühlung, welche die Kühlressourcen deutlich erweitert und einen leiseren und schnelleren Betrieb bei niedrigeren Temperaturen verspricht – unter Umgehung der physikalischen Grenzen herkömmlicher Laptop-Kühlsysteme.

Technical specifications
Our mobile gaming laptops
February 2022

 

Project V - Offline Events enabled by XMG

XMG considers itself a pioneer in supporting new and promising esports scenes. For this reason, the Leipzig-based company commits to a long-term partnership – founding the D-A-CH scene of the new shooter VALORANT. At the same time, the company is celebrating the reunion with its long-time partner TAKE TV.

January 2022
 

XMG NEO 15 (E22) Gaming-Laptop

Das XMG NEO 15 (E22) ist die neueste Generation des auf mobile Höchstleistung getrimmten Gaming-Laptops. Das 15,6-Zoll-Gerät tritt allerdings mit mehr als nur einem Update auf Intels Core i7-12700H und Grafikkarten bis zur NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti an: Die XMG OASIS ist eine optional externe Wasserkühlung, welche die Kühlressourcen deutlich erweitert und einen leiseren und schnelleren Betrieb bei niedrigeren Temperaturen verspricht – unter Umgehung der physikalischen Grenzen herkömmlicher Laptop-Kühlsysteme.

Technical specifications
Our mobile gaming laptops
February 2022

 

Project V - Offline Events enabled by XMG

XMG considers itself a pioneer in supporting new and promising esports scenes. For this reason, the Leipzig-based company commits to a long-term partnership – founding the D-A-CH scene of the new shooter VALORANT. At the same time, the company is celebrating the reunion with its long-time partner TAKE TV.