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Schenker XMG P505

Schenker XMG P505: The top-end GTX 980M

Schenker XMG P505 Review

The new XMG P505 is the first of our new generation of Pro Gaming Laptops. It is more powerful and better built than its predecessor, but the XMG P505 is badly let down by its screen.

Schenker XMG P505

Nvidia’s new generation laptop graphics processors have made their way into plenty of high-end gaming laptops, but to date we’ve only tested machines with the GTX 970M on board. The Schenker XMG P505 is our first opportunity to take a look at the top-end GTX 980M. It’s fitting the chip arrives inside a Schenker laptop, as nearly a year ago it was this model’s predecessor, the XMG P504, that gave us our first taste of the then top-end 880M.

There are some big differences between the two models, the most notable and obvious being the styling. The P504’s ugly box has been thrown out, replaced with a brand new Clevo-designed chassis with a thinner profile, better keyboard and more attractive materials. The P505 feels less like a utilitarian container for components and more like a laptop we wouldn’t mind showing to our friends.

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The boxy edges of 2014 have been replaced with chamfered corners at the front of the lid and wrist rest. It’s thinner, too, at just over 30mm compared to the older model’s 45mm, and it weighs just 2.5kg; the old model was a hefty 3.3kg. All this makes for a much more elegant laptop, although it’s still very much stuck in “desktop replacement” territory.

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Source:Michael Passingham

Image Source:Rédaction 01net.com

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