The P502 is available with a plentiful selection of Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors. Our test system was configured with a Core-i7-3610QM processor which is clocked at 2.3 GHz. This clock speed can be boosted to 3.3 GHz in turbo mode.
XMG use high quality Corsair Vengeance memory in their systems which reassures us that they are committed to using the best quality parts. Our test system was configured with 8 GB of memory, comprised of two 4 GB sticks. There is a third unpopulated memory slot under the keyboard if you want to expand the memory in the future.
As the P502 is a 15.6″ notebook, there isn’t room for two standard 2.5″ drives. However, there is room for an mSATA solid state drive alongside a mechanical hard drive should you wish to have both.
Our system is configured with a 128 GB Crucial M4 mSATA solid state drive and a 750 GB Seagate Momentus 7200 RPM hard drive. There are also a range of 2.5″ solid state drives available as well as hybrid drives and standard mechanical hard drives.
The most exciting component contained within the P502 is without doubt the graphics card. It sports the latest nVidia GeForce GTX680M 4 GB graphics card which is currently the most powerful model available on the market for laptops. The only laptops with more graphics power than this are those that support SLI configurations.
As you can see the inside of the notebook is full of thick copper heatpipes and substantial heatsinks to help cool the powerful components. We look forward to seeing how the system performs in our temperature tests later on in the review.