Schenker announces XMG A502 and A702 with Ivy Bridge CPUs and Kepler graphics
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Ivy Bridge CPUs are all the rage now, and Schenker is outfitting their latest gaming notebooks with Intel's newest hardware. Announced by the company today, the XMG A502 and A702 are the successors to the currently available A501 and A701 gaming noteboks.
Coming in at 15.6" and 17.3", respectively, the A502 and A702 are powered by Intel's 3rd generation Ivy Bridge CPUs, as well as the Kepler-based NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M. Built on the GK107 architecture, the 28-nm NVIDIA GT 650M benefits immensely thanks to the GDDR5 memory that comes with the A502/A702, as opposed to the Aspire V3-771G which is slowed due to its DDR3 RAM.
Sadly, the basic configuration for the notebooks still only includes a Sandy Bridge Core i3-2370M CPU, starting at €779 for the A502 and €799 for the A702. However, Schenker does offer the Ivy Bridge options of an Intel Core i7-3610QM for an extra €114, an i7-3720QM for an extra €267 and an i7-3820QM for an extra €470.
Both XMG notebooks will be available sometime later this month.