Schenker XMG A505
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Schenker XMG A505
Fresh wind. A completely revised chassis and a new GPU: Schenker aims to achieve a lot with the successor of the XMG A504. Read on to find out how the GTX 960M performs compared to the GTX 860M and whether the 15-inch notebook is a good choice for gamers.
High-end or mainstream? While the GeForce GTX 980M and the GeForce GTX 970M are based on a completely new architecture compared to their predecessors, the GTX 960M is just a small update. Our review shows if the performance can still convince us.
Source: PC Advisor
The XMG A505 is a versatile choice if you wish to define your gaming laptop experience. Finish quality and style are conspicuously behind the leaders here, although display image is good and the Intel/Nvidia combination means the most challenging games play with ease. The second-fastest storage we’ve ever tested means one quick everyday laptop, even if storage performance counts for near nought when you’re actually playing Windows games.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
Starting with the build quality of the A505 we have a system which lacks the brushed metal effect of some competitors however we rather like the matt finish used here. It appears to be durable and the branding is discrete which is nice. The plastic base is an area which could be improved by applying the same matt finish used on the lid and hand rests. Elsewhere the components used are good quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2015
Source: Allround-PC.com DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2015
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2015
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2015
Source: Cowcotland FR→EN
Positive: Good performance; silent operation; good connectivity. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2015
CommentNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series. 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.
4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
80.67%: 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.