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Nexoc M512 III (Clevo W650RC) (i7, GTX 950M) Notebook Review

Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 10/23/2015

Resurrected: Scene one, take two. It seems this 15-inch computer offers everything a gamer could wish for, including a sizeable SSD alongside a terabyte of hard drive space. Read on to find out why our reviewer still wasn't satisfied with the device.

Nexoc M512 III (W650RB) with Skylake Core i7-6700HQ
Nexoc M512 III (W650RB) with Skylake Core i7-6700HQ

For the original German review, see here.

The Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) covered in this short review is structurally identical to the M512 III (W650RB, Core i3, 940M) we tested simultaneously. The significant difference lies in this device's GeForce GTX 950M and Skylake Core i7-6700HQ. The Barebone label W650RC indicates this distinction.

This computer has a 15.6-inch FHD display and a strong hardware configuration, consisting of a GTX 950M, i7 and 250 GB SSD alongside a conventional hard drive - a veritable high-performance, multi-purpose machine. The gist: Nexoc is offering a way to play games and run applications in the comfort of your own home, with strong enough performance to keep the notebook relevant for years to come.

But the computer has a serious weakness: The cheap plastic case with a keyboard that feels almost wooden (unaltered since 2013). Yes, a well-equipped system can be sold at a lower price if it's housed in an inexpensive case - but it's up to the customer whether the savings justify the sacrifices in the areas of manufacturing quality, visual appeal, input devices and display. The performance deserves no criticism whatsoever, but these external weaknesses don't befit a device that Nexoc has priced at about 1070 Euros (~$1177).

Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M - 2048 MB, Core: 993 MHz, Memory: 900-1124 MHz, DDR3 128Bit, ForceWare 354.00, Optimus HD Graphics 530
Memory
8192 MB 
, 1x8GB DDR3 PC 1866 Kingston HyperX
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, CMN15BA, TN, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB, 250 GB 
, and 1 TB Hitachi HTS7210
Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphone, Microphone, Card Reader: 9-IN-1 (MMC, RSMMC,SD, MINI SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS, MS PRO, MS DUO)
Networking
Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac)
Optical drive
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208FB
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 31.4 x 374 x 252 ( = 1.24 x 14.72 x 9.92 in)
Battery
62 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2MP FHD
Additional features
Speakers: 2X speakers, Sound Blaster Cinema, Keyboard: Isolation, Keyboard Light: no, Power supply 120W, Output 19V 6.15A, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.555 kg ( = 90.13 oz / 5.63 pounds), Power Supply: 586 g ( = 20.67 oz / 1.29 pounds)
Sold in
DACH
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity

Nexoc photos; simple plastic model
Nexoc photos; simple plastic model
Back side of lid with brushed metallic look
Bendable display frame
Tight, stable hinge opens up to 135 degrees
Left: VGA d-Sub, Ethernet RJ45, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI (no eSATA like in the picture!)
Front: card reader
Front: card reader
Right: separate microphone and headphone jacks, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, DVD multi-burner, Kensington lock
Right: separate microphone and headphone jacks, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, DVD multi-burner, Kensington lock
391
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
389
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
326
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 391 cd/m² Average: 353.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 389 cd/m²
Contrast: 1255:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.53 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 13.46 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
71% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 46% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.3
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
Medion Akoya E6417-MD99248
Iris Graphics 6100, 5157U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Screen
15%
-25%
-32%
-4%
-55%
Brightness middle
389
344
-12%
238
-39%
228
-41%
227
-42%
372
-4%
Brightness
353
322
-9%
228
-35%
210
-41%
237
-33%
354
0%
Brightness Distribution
83
88
6%
90
8%
89
7%
85
2%
89
7%
Black Level *
0.31
0.3
3%
0.54
-74%
0.688
-122%
0.29
6%
1.24
-300%
Contrast
1255
1147
-9%
441
-65%
331
-74%
783
-38%
300
-76%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
11.53
4.8
58%
10.64
8%
10.04
13%
6.06
47%
12.09
-5%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
13.46
4.91
64%
11.74
13%
10.65
21%
5.65
58%
14.07
-5%
Gamma
2.3 96%
2.37 93%
2.42 91%
2.53 87%
2.51 88%
2.28 96%
CCT
12024 54%
6796 96%
13043 50%
12807 51%
7122 91%
13480 48%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
46
55
20%
36
-22%
38.8
-16%
38
-17%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
71
84
18%
57
-20%
59
-17%

* ... smaller is better

Color-space coverage: AdobeRGB1998 at 46%
Color-space coverage: AdobeRGB1998 at 46%
sRGB at 46%
sRGB at 46%
TN panel with noticeable blue cast...
TN panel with noticeable blue cast...
...and obvious color deviations...
...and obvious color deviations...
...that are visible even with the naked eye.
...that are visible even with the naked eye.
PWM, except at maximum brightness, here 454 Hz@150 cd/m²
PWM, except at maximum brightness, here 454 [email protected] cd/m²
Black/white response; Rise 6.8 ms, Fall 16 ms
Black/white response; Rise 6.8 ms, Fall 16 ms
Gray response; Rise 27 ms Fall 21 ms
Gray response; Rise 27 ms Fall 21 ms

Performance

Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
1.68 Points ∼69%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
1.66 Points ∼68% -1%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.24 Points ∼51% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
0.96 Points ∼39% -43%
Medion Akoya E6417-MD99248
Iris Graphics 6100, 5157U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.16 Points ∼48% -31%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1.06 Points ∼43% -37%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
7.41 Points ∼27%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
6.81 Points ∼25% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.75 Points ∼10% -63%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2.27 Points ∼8% -69%
Medion Akoya E6417-MD99248
Iris Graphics 6100, 5157U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.44 Points ∼9% -67%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2.6 Points ∼10% -65%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
140 Points ∼64%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
149 Points ∼68% +6%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
108 Points ∼50% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
82 Points ∼38% -41%
Medion Akoya E6417-MD99248
Iris Graphics 6100, 5157U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
98 Points ∼45% -30%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
673 Points ∼15%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
619 Points ∼14% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
247 Points ∼6% -63%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
208 Points ∼5% -69%
Medion Akoya E6417-MD99248
Iris Graphics 6100, 5157U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
259 Points ∼6% -62%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
5407 Points ∼50%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
5516 Points ∼51% +2%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4061 Points ∼37% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
3116 Points ∼29% -42%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
20508 Points ∼41%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
8384 Points ∼17%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
6837 Points ∼14%
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5407
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.68 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
7.41 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
40.83 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
140 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
673 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
45.01 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
4971 Points ∼76%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4151 Points ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
3321 Points ∼51%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3007 Points ∼46%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
3894 Points ∼64%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3167 Points ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2544 Points ∼42%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2374 Points ∼39%
PCMark 7
Computation (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
15301 Points ∼54%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
15900 Points ∼56% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
11866 Points ∼42% -22%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
12740 Points ∼45% -17%
Score (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
5548 Points ∼65%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
6052 Points ∼70% +9%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2780 Points ∼32% -50%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2784 Points ∼32% -50%
Medion Akoya E6417-MD99248
Iris Graphics 6100, 5157U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3022 Points ∼35% -46%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2515 Points ∼29% -55%
PCMark 7 Score
5548 points
Help
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
Sequential Read: 502.5 MB/s
Sequential Write: 302.9 MB/s
512K Read: 424.5 MB/s
512K Write: 302.2 MB/s
4K Read: 33.57 MB/s
4K Write: 90.62 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 353.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 294.1 MB/s
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
3556 Points ∼16%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
5518 Points ∼24% +55%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
743 Points ∼3% -79%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1489 Points ∼7% -58%
1280x720 Performance Physics (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
6648 Points ∼36%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
8126 Points ∼44% +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2704 Points ∼15% -59%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3162 Points ∼17% -52%
1280x720 Performance GPU (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
4478 Points ∼9%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
5285 Points ∼10% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
825 Points ∼2% -82%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1871 Points ∼4% -58%
1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
4583 Points ∼15%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
5602 Points ∼18% +22%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2560 Points ∼8% -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
909 Points ∼3% -80%
Medion Akoya E6417-MD99248
Iris Graphics 6100, 5157U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1754 Points ∼6% -62%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1940 Points ∼6% -58%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Physics (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
6717 Points ∼17%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
5847 Points ∼15% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2289 Points ∼6% -66%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2510 Points ∼6% -63%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
20944 Points ∼11%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
31459 Points ∼17% +50%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4854 Points ∼3% -77%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
7477 Points ∼4% -64%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
14241 Points ∼24%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
15941 Points ∼27% +12%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
6231 Points ∼11% -56%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
3886 Points ∼7% -73%
Medion Akoya E6417-MD99248
Iris Graphics 6100, 5157U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5746 Points ∼10% -60%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5193 Points ∼9% -64%
3DMark 11 Performance
4583 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
57632 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
14241 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2812 points
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Emissions & Energy

Noise Level

Idle
34.1 / 34.4 / 34.7 dB(A)
HDD
34.4 dB(A)
DVD
38 / dB(A)
Load
48.6 / 48.6 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)
Max. Load
 35.2 °C
95 F
36.7 °C
98 F
25.5 °C
78 F
 
 37.4 °C
99 F
36.3 °C
97 F
25.9 °C
79 F
 
 32.7 °C
91 F
39.3 °C
103 F
23.4 °C
74 F
 
Maximum: 39.3 °C = 103 F
Average: 32.5 °C = 91 F
24.2 °C
76 F
32 °C
90 F
40.6 °C
105 F
25 °C
77 F
36 °C
97 F
40.7 °C
105 F
25.2 °C
77 F
35.2 °C
95 F
30.3 °C
87 F
Maximum: 40.7 °C = 105 F
Average: 32.1 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  53.5 °C = 128 F | Room Temperature 24.1 °C = 75 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.5 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 30.9 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.3 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.7 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 38.8 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.7 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 39.3 °C / 102.7 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (-10.2 °C / -18.3 F).
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 10.2 / 15.6 / 17 Watt
Load midlight 79 / 115.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 960
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
Medion Akoya E6417-MD99248
Iris Graphics 6100, 5157U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Power Consumption
12%
51%
64%
52%
21%
Idle Minimum *
10.2
5.4
47%
4.6
55%
3.3
68%
5.3
48%
10.8
-6%
Idle Average *
15.6
11
29%
6.3
60%
6.5
58%
6.6
58%
15.6
-0%
Idle Maximum *
17
16.5
3%
8.8
48%
7
59%
8.4
51%
15.8
7%
Load Average *
79
77.8
2%
43.3
45%
27.3
65%
44.6
44%
38.2
52%
Load Maximum *
115.2
137.7
-20%
61.5
47%
35.6
69%
46.6
60%
56.8
51%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M)
GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
270 min ∼118%
Schenker XMG A706
GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 250 GB
327 min ∼143%
Acer Aspire E5-473G-59QT
GeForce 940M, 5200U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
280 min ∼123%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
310 min ∼136%
Medion Akoya E6417-MD99248
Iris Graphics 6100, 5157U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
228 min ∼100%
WiFi (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
395 min ∼172%
Wortmann Terra Mobile 1548
GeForce GT 740M, 4000M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
230 min ∼100%

Verdict

In review: Nexoc M512 III (W650RC). Test model courtesy of Nexoc.
In review: Nexoc M512 III (W650RC). Test model courtesy of Nexoc.

Our verdict regarding this computer is very similar to our final impression of the M512 III with the Core i3 and 940M graphics chip (all other components are identical).

For 1070 Euros (~$1177), the M512 brings a ton of technological strengths to the table: Extremely high-performance (standard voltage comparison), a GTX 950M graphics card, a 250 GB SSD, wireless AC WLAN, and a terabyte of hard drive space, as well as a bright, matte, Full HD panel. The 15-inch device's price-performance ratio might have been praiseworthy, especially if it were configurable. But alas, the manufacturing quality is poor, and the case, input devices and TN TFT just aren't up to snuff for a modern notebook in this price class.

In the end, Nexoc makes the decision for or against the M512 III easy: Either you love it for the great hardware and price-performance ratio, or its poor manufacturing quality is sufficient reason to strike it off your list.

Nexoc M512 III (W650RC) (i7,GTX 950M) - 10/14/2015 v4(old)
Sebastian Jentsch

Chassis
57 / 98 → 58%
Keyboard
54%
Pointing Device
75%
Connectivity
62 / 81 → 77%
Weight
59 / 20-67 → 83%
Battery
87%
Display
82%
Games Performance
90 / 85 → 100%
Application Performance
95 / 92 → 100%
Temperature
89%
Noise
68 / 95 → 72%
Audio
50%
Camera
34 / 85 → 40%
Average
69%
77%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Jentsch, 2015-10-23 (Update: 2018-05-15)