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Schenker XMG A501

Specifications

Schenker XMG A501
Schenker XMG A501
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M - 1024 MB, Core: 672 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, Shadertakt: 1344 MHz, DDR3-VRAM, ForceWare 265.77
Memory
4096 MB 
, 2x 2048 MByte DDR3 (1333 MHz), max. 8 GByte
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, AUO13EE (B156RW01 V3), LED-Backlight, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM65
Storage
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Kopfhörer, Mikrofon, SPDIF-out, Card Reader: MMC, RSMMC, MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, SD, MiniSD, SDHC, SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
JMicron PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7700S
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 43 x 374 x 250 ( = 1.69 x 14.72 x 9.84 in)
Battery
62 Wh Lithium-Ion, 5600 mAh, C4500BAT-6, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
Power pack: 90 watt, quick guide,driver- & tool-DVD, Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Essentials, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, 24-48 Months Warranty
Weight
2.71 kg ( = 95.59 oz / 5.97 pounds), Power Supply: 550 g ( = 19.4 oz / 1.21 pounds)
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.
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%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

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

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.71 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)