Reseller Schenker is taking advantage of DreamHack 2017 by using the venue as a show floor for its gaming notebooks. The entry-level XMG A507 and XMG A707 have now been updated with both Kaby Lake and new Pascal options and are now available through mySN.de, Amazon, and other online retailers. According to the manufacturer, the 15.6-inch A507 starts at just under 1050 Euros while the larger 17.3-inch A707 will start for 1150 Euros. Both XMG models are highly configurable as expected from resellers of barebone units.
The A507 on show at DreamHack includes the recently announced GTX 1050 with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM to ensure a very good balance of price, performance, and power management. Users can configure with the slightly faster GTX 1050 Ti as well, but all new SKUs should be coming with the Core i7-7700HQ as standard.
Aside from the internal updates, Schenker is also boasting three-zone keyboard backlights with up to 16.8 million color options on each of the two systems. NVMe SSDs and Intel Optane support are also available. FHD IPS panels are available on both systems with up to 90 percent sRGB coverage.
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