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Schenker XMG A505

Specifications

Schenker XMG A505
Schenker XMG A505
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 2048 MB, Core: 1097 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 345.05, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR3-RAM PC3-12800 (1600 MHz), 2 of 2 slots occupied, up to 16 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, AU Optronics B156HAN01.2 (AUO12ED), IPS, Full HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Storage
Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2, 256 GB 
, M.2 SSD (type 2280) + Samsung Spinpoint M9T ST1750LM000, 1750 GB HDD, 5400 rpm, slots: 1x M.2 & 1x 2.5-inch
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone, S/PDIF, Card Reader: MMC,RSMMC,SD,Mini SD,SDHC,SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, SIM card slot
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0, LTE
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8E2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 29 x 385 x 268 ( = 1.14 x 15.16 x 10.55 in)
Battery
62 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1V, N150BAT-6, 6 cells, 322 grams
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2 Megapixels (FHD)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0 Onkyo (Sound Blaster Cinema 2), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Power adaptor: 120 Watts, cleaning cloth, driver DVD, keychain, XMG sticker, MS Office 365 Trial, 24-48 Months Warranty
Weight
2.53 kg ( = 89.24 oz / 5.58 pounds), Power Supply: 466 g ( = 16.44 oz / 1.03 pounds)
Price
1777 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 86%, features: 79%, display: 90% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 71%

Reviews for the Schenker XMG A505

86% Schenker XMG A505 (Clevo N150SD) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
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.
86% Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M Review | Notebookcheck
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.
70% Schenker XMG A505 review: Build your own gaming laptop with this barebones chassis from Schenker
Source: PC Advisor English
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%
XMG A505
Source: Hardwareheaven English
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

Foreign Reviews

Schenker XMG A505
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2015
Schenker XMG A505
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2015
neue Mittelklasse mit GTX 960M *Update*
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2015
neue Mittelklasse mit GTX 960M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2015
Portable XMG A505
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Good performance; silent operation; good connectivity. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2015

Comment

NVIDIA 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.

15.6":

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.

2.53 kg:

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.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-03-18)