Thursday, June 5th 2014

XMG Debuts Two [C]ore Series Gaming Laptops

Schenker Technologies UK Ltd, subsidiary of Schenker Technologies GmbH, today announced two additions to XMG's [C]ore Series of laptops, powered by GIGABYTE, as part of a unique partnership between the two firms. The ultra-thin 14" C404 and 15" C504 laptops are only 20.8 mm thick and are manufactured mainly from aluminum, weighing in at 1.67kgs and 2.16kgs respectively.

Featuring Intel Core i7 4710HQ 3.5 GHz quad-core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 4 GB 860M and the C504 upgradable to 6 GB 870M graphics, both laptops are more than capable of playing all existing game titles on "ultra-settings" in full 1080p high-definition. Their 1920x1080 pixel matte AHVA screens offer superb colour reproduction and great contrast levels with a versatile 170 degree tilt.

"We're very excited about Schenker's unique partnership with GIGABYTE Technology" explained Neil Richards, Managing Director, Schenker Technologies UK Ltd, "The laptop's build quality, performance and design are second to none. Add XMG's full 2 year, European collect and return parts and labour warranty, support and customisation, it's an unbeatable proposition."

To combat the inherent issues of cooling in such a powerful and slim design, GIGABYTE's Supra-Cool twin cooling technology independently cools the GPU and CPU separately and features software control to manage fan speeds under 3 different profiles. Each laptop can be loaded with up to 16 GB DDR3 memory, the C404 will hold up to 2 TBs in the formof a 2.5" drive and mSATA SSD and the C504, 4 TB with space for 2 mSATA SSDs and 2 2.5" drives using an optional optical drive caddy.

No gaming laptop would be without a gaming grade keyboard with highlighted WASD keys, white backlight and windows key lock. They also feature Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater System Surround technology with 2 speakers and 1 subwoofer built-in for superb gaming audio on the move and through audio set-ups such as speakers and headsets.

Other features include Gigabit networking with gaming LAN optimisation, HD Webcam, memory card, USB 3.0 and around 4 hour battery life.

Availability
The XMG C404 and XMG C504 gaming laptops are available immediately at xmg.gg/core for purchase. Here customers have the ability to configure the laptops as they wish and order directly from the manufacturer. The CORE series products will begin delivering from the end of June 2014 with a starting price of £1,029 for both models.

Specification

XMGC404
  • 14" (35.6 cm) Full-HD 1920x1080 Matte AHVA wide viewing screen
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 4096 MB GDDR5 +
  • NVIDIA Free-to-Play PC-Game-Bundle
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ Quad Core - 2.5 - 3.5 GHz 6 MB 47W
  • Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound
  • 8 GB (2x4096) SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM 1600 MHz Crucial (free earlybird upgrade offer!)
  • 120 GB mSATA SSD Crucial M500 (CT120M500SSD3)
  • 500 GB SATA-II 5400rpm Seagate Momentus (ST500LM012)
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 135 (with Bluetooth)
  • Backlit Keyboard UK English
  • Standard Warranty : 24 Month Collect & Return
  • No Operating System
XMGC504
  • 15.6" (39.6 cm) Full-HD 1920x1080 Matte AHVA / IPS wide viewing screen
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2096 MB GDDR5 +
  • NVIDIA Free-to-Play PC-Game-Bundle
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ Quad Core - 2.5 - 3.5 GHz 6 MB 47W
  • Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound
  • 8 GB (2x4096) SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM 1600 MHz Crucial (free earlybird upgrade offer!)
  • 120 GB mSATA SSD Crucial M500 (CT120M500SSD3)
  • 500 GB SATA-II 5400rpm Seagate Momentus (ST500LM012)
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 135 (with Bluetooth)
  • Backlit Keyboard UK English
  • Standard Warranty : 24 Month Collect & Return
  • No Operating System
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