Over the past few years there have been significant changes in the gaming notebook market as large multinational computer manufacturers such as MSI and Asus have diversified their product ranges to include high-end gaming notebooks. This has pushed a number of the smaller independent manufacturers out of the market as they can't compete with the buying power of these large companies.
At present, Schenker Notebooks is the largest independent performance notebook manufacturer in Germany and have been established for about ten years. They produce three different notebook brands, XESIA for home users, XERIOS for business users and XMG for gamers.
Schenker have recently opened a dedicated UK office for sales and support and are looking to take the UK gaming notebook by storm. They are currently only offering their XMG branded gaming notebooks to UK customers which are built to order in their manufacturing facility in Germany. Their full range of notebooks can be seen on their website, MySN.co.uk.
Today we are going to look at one of MySn's fully loaded gaming notebooks, the XMG P502, which combines a powerful Ivy Bridge CPU with nVidia's all singing, all dancing GTX 680M graphics card. All of this is contained within a 15.6″ form factor which isn't much more bulky than your average multimedia machine.
- Display: 15.6″ (39.6 cm) Full-HD 1920×1080 Matte Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M 4096MB GDDR5
- Processor: Intel Core i7-3610QM Quad Core – 2.30 – 3.30GHz 6MB 45W “Ivy Bridge”
- Memory: 8GB (2×4096) SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM 1600MHz CORSAIR Vengeance
- Hard Drive: 750GB SATA-II 7200rpm Seagate Momentus 7200.5 (ST9750420AS)
- mSATA Storage: 128GB mSATA-III SSD Crucial M4 (CT256M4SSD3)
- Optical Drive: Blu-ray Combo (Blu-ray reader / DVD RW) – without Software
- WIFI Card: Killer Wireless-N 1102 (without Bluetooth)
- Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard UK
- Warranty: Standard Warranty : 24 Month Collect & Return (inc parts, labour, support, shipping)
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
- Office Software: Microsoft Office 2010 Starter (only available with Windows 7 purchase)