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XMG A523

The new XMG A523 is our newest member of the ADVANCED series notebooks and sets new benchmarks for the midsize segment. With a combination of high-end components, excellent quality and groundbreaking price, the XMG A523 is suited to casual and enthusiast users alike.

Thanks to the latest efficient technologies such as NVIDIA Optimus and the fourth generation of Intel Core Processors, battery life is optimised to provide maximum portability and performance. Breathtaking realistic 3D Worlds created by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics will take your breath away when played on the high contrast, full HD Display.


Step Up to Great Graphics at Crisp HD Resolutions with GeForce® GTX 765M

Experience more detail, higher resolutions, and the most realistic special effects with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M. Based on the award-winning NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture, GeForce GTX 765M delivers 75%* more gaming performance than last generation's GeForce GTX 660M. Thanks to the power-efficient GeForce GTX 765M, you can now enjoy ultra-quality gaming in the thinnest, most portable GeForce GTX notebooks ever created.

*Game performance in Dirt 3

Experience extra performance with NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0

This advanced new technology allows gamers to push PC performance to the max. GPU Boost 2.0 intelligently and safely increases GPU clocks to ensure your notebook always performs at its best.

Get great performance and great battery life with NVIDIA Optimus technology

NVIDIA Optimus is the industry's only fully automatic switchable graphics technology for your PC, giving you the performance of dedicated graphics when you need it, and conserves your battery when you don't. Whether you're editing a video, surfing the web, or playing a 3D game, NVIDIA Optimus technology selects the perfect balance of performance and battery life.

Intel 4th Generation Processors

Get Visibly Smart, Top-of-the-Line Performance for Your Most Demanding Tasks
4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors deliver top-of-the-line performance for your Notebook. Intel® Core™ i7 processors keep up with your most demanding tasks for a difference you can see and feel in HD or 3D, multitasking or multimedia. The Intel Core i7 processors include advanced technologies that deliver faster, smoother, and richer PC and visual experiences for all of your favorite, demanding activities—from editing film to mind-blowing gaming.

Smart Multi-tasking

Get an automatic burst of speed when your PC needs extra performance with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.

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Extra Performance on demand

More doing, less waiting. Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology allows each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time.

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Sharper, smoother, richer

Get an extraordinary visual experience—beyond just graphics and media—with sharper images, richer color, and life-like audio and video, thanks to Intel® Clear Video HD Technology.

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Edit and share videos in a flash

Visibly smart performance makes fast work of creating, editing, and sharing videos with Intel® Quick Sync Video

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  Intel® Core™ i7 4th Generation Quad Core

Memory   3 x 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets supporting a maximum of 24GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory

Graphics   Intel HD Graphics

Intel® Quick Sync Video

Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Compatible
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology


NVIDIA® Optimus 2.1
Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Compatible
NVIDIA® PhysX® Technology
NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology
HDMI 1.4a

Screen   15.6" FHD+ 16:9 1920 x 1080 LED Backlit

Chipset   Intel® HM87 Express Chipset

  Intergrated High Definition Audio

Creative Cinema Technology, 2 speakers (Onkyo) & built in microphone.

  2x 9.5mm 2.5" SATA-III Drive

Optical Drive   1 x SATA-II Dual Layer 8x DVD±R/W Recorder
Blu Ray Reader / 8x DVD±R/W
Blu Ray Writer / 8x DVD±R/W

Card Reader    9 in 1 Card Reader

Rear Ports / Networking    1 x HDMI
 1 x VGA output
 S/P DIF out, Headphone out, line-in and microphone in
 1 x USB 2.0 Port
 3 x USB 3.0 Ports
 1x eSATA

 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000mbps Ethernet Port
1 x 2.0 Megapixel Webcam
1 x Kensington Lock

Power Supply / Battery   Full Range 120W AC Adapter AC‐in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 4.74A

Rechargeable 8 cells smart Lithium‐Ion battery pack 76.96WH

Keyboard / Touchpad

Full sized keyboard with Numeric Key Pad
Integrated touchpad with Multi‐gesture and Scrolling function

Size and weight
  Width: 374mm
Depth: 250mm
Height: 16-42mm

Weight: 2.7kgs with (battery)

Battery Life   Upto 5hrs general usage

Included in Box   XMG A523 ADVANCED Gaming Notebook, Battery, PSU and power cable, Software and Driver CD, Instruction Manual

Software : If you have ordered your notebook with Microsoft ® Windows 7 / 8 pre-installed you will also receive a free copy of Microsoft ® Office 2010 Starter Edition with limited versions of Word and Excel. You can choose to upgrade to a full Office experience with a Microsoft ® Windows Office 2010 license

Experience the FAST Factor™ Advantage

Seagate® Momentus® XT Solid State Hybrid Drive

Key Features

  • Boots and performs like an SSD1
  • Up to three times faster than a traditional HDD1
  • All-in-one design for simplicity and ease of installation
  • All-in-one design for simplicity and ease of installation
  • Works with any laptop or PC, any OS and any application
  • Backed by a 3-year limited warranty

With FAST Factor Technology, You Get There Faster

Why should a high-performance laptop or PC be slower than your tablet or smartphone? It should not. The FAST Factor features of the Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) give you the instant-on response of solid state memory and the extremely large capacity of a hard drive. You have both the kick and the capacity to let you consume, create and store at amazing speeds.

The FAST Factor Advantage Changes the Game for notebooks

In the past, the term instant-on could not be applied to a standard laptop or PC. That kind of speed was available only in systems that few could afford or in tablet devices made for online browsing, not content creation. In contrast, the Momentus XT drive with FAST Factor technology is an affordable, well-designed SSHD that delivers the speed of solid state memory with the storage benefits of a hard disc drive (HDD). It has more data integrity and retention techniques than a solid state drive (SSD) or other combination solutions. Using flash-assisted storage technology (FAST) and Adaptive Memory™ technology, you get solid state performance, expansive capacity and exceptional reliability in an all-in-one device.

FAST Factor Technology and Features

Boot Technology

Momentus XT drives are known for incredibly fast boot-up times, and now they are even better with FAST Factor boot technology. This system boot-up technique can reduce your boot time to mere seconds — for a fast cold-boot start. It can cut your system start-up time by up to 65% over a traditional HDD. FAST Factor boot technology will deliver the fastest boot possible, whether you boot your system once a day or once a week. Your OS boot-up files are always there, ready to work.


Momentus XT solid state hybrid drives also implement a management feature that provides seamless integration between hardware, firmware and high-speed NAND flash, while maintaining data integrity under all conditions — any system, any OS and with any driver.

Write Operation

The Momentus XT hard drive uses a factor FAST-write feature that speeds up the saving of your files and reduces power consumption. Therefore, you can stay mobile with your powerful laptop for even longer

Adaptive Memory™-Technology

Adaptive Memory technology is a self-learning algorithm designed to deliver SSD-like response from your favorite applications and files. By selectively tackling data that is frequently read and time-consuming to fetch, Adaptive Memory technology allows the Momentus XT drive to copy this data into the flash, maintain it and keep the flash current. You get the instant-response experience you've been searching for.

Capacity (GB) 750
Interface SATA 6 Gbit/s with NCQ
Cache (MB) 32
Spindlespeed (RPM) 7.200
Solid-State Memory, SLC NAND (GB) 8
Operating Shock: 2ms (Gs) 350
Non-operating Shock: 1ms (Gs) 1.000
Idling Acoustics (bels) 2,3
Seek Acoustics (bels) 2,6

1 One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes; and one terabyte, or TB,
equals one trillion bytes when referring to drive capacity.

1 Performance may vary depending on hardware configuration and operating system of the user.
Tests performed on a Momentus XT hard drive (750 GB)

The Killer™ Wireless-N High-Performance Wi-Fi®-Adapters are innovative 802.11n Modules for Notebooks, up to five times faster speeds for online gaming, HD-Video and high quality audio.

What are Killer™ Wireless Adapters?

Killer Wireless N-1102 Killer Wireless-N 1102 high-performance wireless networking adapters have exclusive Killer Wireless Technology, combining intelligence and control along with up to five times the wireless networking speed of competitive wireless adapters. The Killer Wireless-N family includes Advanced Stream Detect™ technology to automatically classify and prioritize latency-sensitive network traffic for online games, HD video and high-quality audio to maximize your online experience.

Killer Wireless-N 1102 adapters support dual band (2.4 GHz and 5GHz), 2-stream MIMO and IEEE standards-based 802.11a/b/g/n in a half-size mini-PCIe form factor. Killer Wireless-N 1102 adapters offer industry-leading data rates (up to 300 Mbps) with range-enhancing 802.11n technologies to deliver faster wireless throughput over longer distances. Killer Wireless-N adapters also feature reduced power consumption and Wi-Fi Direct™ peer-to-peer technology to ensure maximum flexibility for mobile gamers.

Killer Wireless-N Benefits

Killer Wireless N-1102

Speed - Killer Wireless-N high-performance wireless networking adapters are designed for the fastest client performance using 802.11n, up to five times faster than the competition. Faster downloads, smoother online gaming and better streaming video and audio experiences are now possible with technology supporting superior data rates, advanced 802.11n and exclusive Killer networking features.

Intelligence - Killer Wireless-N uses exclusive Advanced Stream Detect to automatically classify and prioritize latency-sensitive network traffic for online games, HD video and high quality audio for better quality and fewer interruptions in your online experience.

Maximum Control - See which applications are hogging your wireless bandwidth. Set limits using Visual Bandwidth Control™ or shut them down completely with Application Blocking, so they don't interfere with your online games or other multimedia applications.


Outstanding performance with 11n standard - Cutting-Edge 11n Performance - Advanced, dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) adapter supports IEEE standards-based 802.11a/b/g/n. Killer Wireless-N 1102 enables PHY rates up to 300 Mbps over 2 stream MIMO and offers up to 5x better latency than the competition.

Advanced Stream Detect™™ - This technology identifies and accelerates traffic from online gaming, HD video and audio to high quality, so that a unique quality is guaranteed with minimum of interruptions.

Visual Bandwidth Control™™ - This feature allows you to see exactly which applications are consuming the most bandwidth. Thus, you can adjust the performance for each application so that they slow down your online game or other multimedia applications. With Visual Bandwidth Control ™, it is also possible to download files at the same time, to watch videos or surf the Internet.

PC Monitor™™ - Monitor and manage the operation and performance of your wireless notebook with graphical displays, detailed logging and a completely redesigned user interface.

In addition, the 802.11n standard enables data rates up to 300Mb / s with 2 streams. The actual wireless data throughput will vary.

Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 Specification

Data Rates
IEEE 802.11a 6 - 54 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b 1 - 11 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g 6 - 54 Mbps
IEEE 802.11n 6.5 - 300 Mbps

Exclusive Hardware Features
Signal-Sustain Technology for improved rate-over-range
Low Density Parity Check
Maximum Likelihood Detection (MLD)
Transmit Beamforming

Supported OS
Windows 7 32 and 64-bit

Software Features
Control Panel Application and Tray Indicator
Advanced Stream Detect™
Visual Bandwidth Control™
- With Application Blocker
Online Gaming PC Monitor

Why Buy a Schenker Notebook with Killer Wireless-N Technology?

Schenker Notebooks equipped with Killer Wireless-N networking adapters provide you with the power and up to 5x the performance to do more while you're online. Employing one of the fastest wireless engines on the planet gets you raw horsepower, while our exclusive Advanced Stream Detect and Visual Bandwidth Control technologies allow you to do multiple, heavy-duty online tasks simultaneously. This means you can do more while you surf, such as watch HD video from YouTube™ or Netflix® while simultaneously downloading a large file in the background. What about downloading that same large file while playing your favorite online game – all while maintaining rock-solid frame rates and super-smooth gameplay? Do more with Killer Wireless-N powered notebook PCs.

TECHNOLOGY EXPLAINED: NVIDIA Optimus Technology NVIDIA CUDA Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Intel Hyper-Threading Technology Intel SSD Calculator LINKS: Drivers Reviews FAQs / Support
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