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Intel Core i7-4700HQ 4 x 2.4 - 3.4 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 850 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, DirectX 11, GDDR5, 311.83, Optimus
8 GB 
, DDR3 1600 MHz (Dual Channel), 2 of 2 slots, max 16GB
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Chi Mei N173HGE-L11, TN LED, Full HD, glossy: no
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB, 250 GB 
, SATA III, Bays: 2x mSATA & 1x 2.5-inch
Realtek ALC892 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Microphone input, Headphone output, Audio output, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 27 x 419 x 287 ( = 1.06 x 16.5 x 11.3 in)
59 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 5400 mAh, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise 64 Bit
Webcam: HD (30 fps @ 720p)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.1 (Sound Blaster Cinema), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Power supply: 120 watts, 24-48 Months Warranty
2.628 kg ( = 92.7 oz / 5.79 pounds), Power Supply: 438 g ( = 15.45 oz / 0.97 pounds)
1520 Euro



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 91%, features: 79%, display: 80% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 67%

Reviews for the SCHENKER XMG C703

80% Review Schenker XMG C703 (MSI MS-1771) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Mobile Gaming Deluxe. The Schenker XMG C703 is yet another version of the MSI GS70 barebones to come on the market. The notebook's appeal stems partly from the fact that you can select from a variety of configuration options when you purchase the device from the retailer. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor, a GeForce GTX 765M and a thin, light case, the notebook debuts in the mobile arena.
80% Schenker XMG C703 review: a gaming laptop that provides great perfroamnce for its price
Source: Tech Advisor English version
A laptop of this size is still likely to spend most of its time indoors, but it's undeniably impressive to see a 17-inch laptop that is genuinely light enough to carry around in a backpack without spending six months training in the gym first. It's not cheap, but it does provide gaming performance that would previously have cost £1500 or more, and is a great option for any gamer who wants a powerful laptop that they can take round to a friend's house for an evening of hard-core gaming action.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
XMG C703
Source: Hardwareheaven English version
While XMG don't do anything special with their packaging, just providing decent protection really, and the bundle is nothing special the C703 still manages to impress when first unboxed. The metal chassis looks/feels great and should be durable. The matte screen is also a bonus, ensuring minimal light reflections regardless of the lighting when out and about.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2014
80% XMG C703 review
Source: T3 English version
The XMG C703 is the best 17-inch gaming laptop around right now. It boasts great performance, lots of connectivity, an excellent screen, slim form factor and lots of customisable options, and starts at a very reasonable £1,109 (although that's without a copy of Windows, and the SSD option is definitely worth the investment). The only real weaknesses is that it becomes hot and noisy during gaming, but those are alleviated by putting it on a surface and wearing headphones. Overall, the C703 is a good-looking gaming laptop that offers impressive performance at a very competitive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Schenker XMG C703 world's thinnest 17in gaming laptop
Source: Hexus English version
Laptops arriving with a retail price the wrong side of £1,000 need to be special in order to attract interest from the well-heeled consumer. German manufacturer XMG's 17.3in C703 offers big-screen gaming thrills and spills in a slimline form factor usually found on much smaller laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2013

Foreign Reviews

Schenker Technologies C703
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN version
Positive: small and thin body Negative: several minor weaknesses
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2013


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:

High-End Graphics cards as part of the Geforce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these 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.  

4700HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 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.

17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.628 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.

80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-12-11)