Schenker XMG A501


Schenker XMG A501Notebook: Schenker XMG A501
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.71kg
Price: 1468 euro
Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 86%, features: 72%, display: 80% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 67%

Reviews for the Schenker XMG A501

82% Review Schenker XMG A501 Notebook | Notebookcheck
The Allrounder 2.0. Schenker's successful XMG A500 multimedia notebook gets a potent successor. The XMG A501 is equipped with a GeForce GT 540M as well as a cutting-edge Sandy Bridge processor. Find out in this review whether or not changes have been made in terms of temperature and volume.

Foreign Reviews

Schenker Notebooks XMG A501
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2011
Rating: performance: 80% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 50%
82% Test Schenker XMG A501 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 89% display: 86% mobility: 80% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 67%


NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.71 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

82%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)