Schenker XMG A522


Schenker XMG A522Notebook: Schenker XMG A522
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.79kg
Price: 1279 euro
Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 92%, features: 80%, display: 87% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the Schenker XMG A522

84% Review Schenker XMG A522 (Clevo W350ET barebones) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Kepler power. The 15-inch Schenker XMG A522 is specifically designed for price-conscious gamers. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M GPU, based on the latest 28 nm Kepler architecture, offers the perfect balance between performance and energy efficiency. Thanks to Optimus technology, the battery life should also be significant. In this review, we consider whether this notebook is a good, well-rounded package.
93% Gaming-Quartett
Source: SFT - 2/13 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 93%
87% Ausgewogenes Gaming-Notebook
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 78%



Schenker Notebooks, the Germany based company has introduced a new gaming laptop in XMG series, the XMG A522. The Schenker XMG A522 is an all-purpose laptop with solid build quality. Typical Schenker, the mobile computer can be customized very flexibly to meet the needs of the consumers. The basic model of Schenker XMG A522 comes with a 15.6-inch screen on which a native resolution of 1,600 x 900 pixels can be represented. If you want more, you can upgrade to a full-HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.The screen is driven in each case by a powerful NVIDIA GeForce graphics card which is the reason why it can run all latest games with ease. Like most other gaming notebooks on the market, it also comes with the latest Intel Core processor. Certainly, it is a fast and responsive machine for playing games, watching movies and also boosting office productivity.

Schenker Notebooks build this laptop in a simple but high quality housing made ​​by Clevo. The build quality suffices to protect the internal parts. In addition, the input devices of this laptop make a good impression. Whilst the keyboard bears no backlight, it still produces a good gaming and writing experience. The Schenker XMG A522 is relatively heavy at 2.7 kilograms but this is exactly what should be expected from a gaming laptop. However, a gaming laptop isn’t bought for portability, but for its all-round performance. At the price Schenker Notebooks is selling it, it’s really hard not to consider this laptop when you’re looking for a robust gaming laptop, yet with a good price. It’s simply worth it.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M:

High-end graphics solution as part of the 600M series and the slowest enthusiast GTX model.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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.  


An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a 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.

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

88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-08-15)