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Schenker S405 (Clevo W840SN) Ultrabook Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 06/27/2015

Maintenance-friendly. Schenker's 14-inch Ultrabook stands out with its very individual configurability. However, its noise and temperature development could be better.

For the original German review, see here.

Schenker has a highly customizable 14-inch Ultrabook in its S405 series, and a starting price of 680 Euros (~$760). The review sample that we were provided with has a price tag of approximately 1250 Euros (~$1400). The laptop is no stranger to us; we have previously tested the identically built S403 sister model. The latter is equipped with a Haswell processor and a dedicated GeForce GPU. A Broadwell processor is installed in the S405, but it does not feature a dedicated graphics core.

Rivals for the S405 are found among slim 13.3 - 14 inch laptops of other manufacturers. We would mention Apple's MacBook Air 13 (2015-03)Asus' Zenbook UX303LA or Dell's XPS 13 here.

Since Schenker's S403 and S405 are identical, we will not go into details about the casing, connectivity, input devices, screen or speakers. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the Schenker S403.

good (77%) Schenker S405 Intel Core i7-5500UIntel HD Graphics 5500 Office - 03/31/2016 - v5
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Schenker S405
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Core: 300-950 MHz, dual-channel, DDR3-1867, 10.18.14.4170
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1867, dual-channel, two memory banks (both filled)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics B140HAN01.1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB, 120 GB 
, + Western Digital WD5000LPVX (500 GB, 5400 rpm), 545 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone-out, microphone-in, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: brightness sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 340 x 240 ( = 0.83 x 13.39 x 9.45 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, recovery DVD, driver DVDs (Windows 7 and Windows 8.1), Nero 12 Essentials DVD, USB flash drive (8 GB; driver for Windows 7/8.1 stored on flash drive), MS Office (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds), Power Supply: 320 g ( = 11.29 oz / 0.71 pounds)
Price
1249 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Display

The S405 features the same matte, bright, Full HD, IPS screen as Schenker's S403. However, the measured rates differ slightly, which is normal since two identically built screens never correspond one hundred percent.

302
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
296
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B140HAN01.1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 313 cd/m² Average: 300.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 247 cd/m²
Contrast: 738:1 (Black: 0.4 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.9 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 2.86 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
93% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 61% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.48
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps

Performance

Schenker's S405 is a 14-inch Ultrabook and has enough computing power for routine use. Our review sample is priced at approximately 1250 Euros (~$1400). The cheapest configuration with a Pentium 3805U processor is available for 680 Euros (~$760). The price can climb to well over 1000 Euros (~$1120) depending on the selected configuration.

Processor

An Intel Core i7-5500U dual-core processor (Broadwell) is installed in the S405. It is one of the strongest ULV processors that Intel currently has in its lineup. Its computing power is more than sufficient for all common application scenarios. The CPU clocks at a base speed of 2.4 GHz, which can be boosted up to 2.9 GHz (both cores) or 3 GHz (one core) via Turbo. However, the Turbo is only utilized in AC mode. The CPU tests were performed at 1.3 GHz in battery mode. Laptops can usually be configured very individually in Schenker's online shop. The S405 is no exception. In addition to the Core i7 processor, the Core i5-5200U processor and the Pentium 3805U processor are also offered.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8518
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9999
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4676
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
35.03 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.29 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.42 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
35.04 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
305 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
125 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
125 Points ∼57%
Schenker S403 FHD GT745M (W840SN)
GeForce GT 745M, 4200U, Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
100 Points ∼46% -20%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
112 Points ∼51% -10%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
123 Points ∼56% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
103 Points ∼47% -18%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
117 Points ∼54% -6%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
305 Points ∼7%
Schenker S403 FHD GT745M (W840SN)
GeForce GT 745M, 4200U, Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
227 Points ∼5% -26%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
296 Points ∼7% -3%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
287 Points ∼7% -6%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
302 Points ∼7% -1%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
240 Points ∼5% -21%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
1.42 Points ∼58%
Schenker S403 FHD GT745M (W840SN)
GeForce GT 745M, 4200U, Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
1.15 Points ∼47% -19%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
1.47 Points ∼60% +4%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
1.41 Points ∼58% -1%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
1.4 Points ∼57% -1%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
1.38 Points ∼57% -3%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
3.29 Points ∼10%
Schenker S403 FHD GT745M (W840SN)
GeForce GT 745M, 4200U, Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
2.46 Points ∼7% -25%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
3.14 Points ∼9% -5%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
3.12 Points ∼9% -5%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
3.26 Points ∼10% -1%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
2.66 Points ∼8% -19%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
4676 Points ∼43%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
4980 Points ∼46% +7%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
4631 Points ∼43% -1%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
4598 Points ∼42% -2%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
9999 Points ∼20%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
10008 Points ∼20% 0%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
9825 Points ∼20% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
10040 Points ∼20% 0%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
6285 Points ∼20%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
6406 Points ∼21% +2%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
6078 Points ∼20% -3%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
6017 Points ∼19% -4%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
5740 Points ∼18% -9%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
3041 Points ∼63%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
3053 Points ∼63% 0%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
2925 Points ∼61% -4%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
2898 Points ∼60% -5%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
2986 Points ∼62% -2%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
97.2 ms * ∼1%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
99.1 ms * ∼1% -2%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
99.6 ms * ∼1% -2%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
2223.4 ms * ∼4%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
2313.4 ms * ∼4% -4%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
2308.8 ms * ∼4% -4%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
14530 Points ∼28%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
13536 Points ∼26% -7%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
13309 Points ∼25% -8%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
2777 Points ∼45%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
2630 Points ∼42% -5%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
2729 Points ∼44% -2%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

A fast solid-state drive and a strong processor ensure a smooth-running system. We did not encounter any problems. The PCMark benchmark scores are very good. Thanks to its faster working memory, the S405 defeats similarly configured rivals like Asus' Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H. The system performance of our review sample cannot be increased as Schenker has already optimized all aspects.

The S405 is well-equipped
The S405 is well-equipped
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3329 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3958 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4081 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
3329 Points ∼55%
Schenker S403 FHD GT745M (W840SN)
GeForce GT 745M, 4200U, Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
2843 Points ∼47% -15%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
3579 Points ∼59% +8%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
2719 Points ∼45% -18%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
3087 Points ∼51% -7%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
2559 Points ∼42% -23%

Storage Devices

The system drive in our review sample is an mSATA model  solid-state drive from Samsung with  a total capacity of 120 GB, and overall good transfer rates. Although it is not expected from a slim, compact laptop like the S405, a second conventional, 2.5-inch hard drive with a capacity of 500 GB is also included. Therefore, S405 owners can use the advantages of an SSD without having to forego high storage capacity.

Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
Sequential Read: 520.6 MB/s
Sequential Write: 502 MB/s
512K Read: 475.1 MB/s
512K Write: 392.7 MB/s
4K Read: 45.85 MB/s
4K Write: 105.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 357.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 328.9 MB/s

Graphics Card

The S405 is equipped with Intel's HD Graphics 5500 GPU. The core supports DirectX 11.2 and clocks at speeds up to 950 MHz. The 3DMark benchmark scores are very good. Schenker's laptop achieves the best results that we have ever measured from an HD Graphics 5500 laptop. A look at the technical specs of our review sample provides an explanation. The laptop features two working memory modules that operate in dual-channel mode, making a better utilization of the graphics card possible. However, Schenker has equipped our review sample with a fast DDR3-1867 memory. A DDR3-1600 memory has been in most laptops that we have tested. Thanks to its faster working memory, the S405 achieves an advantage over laptops that are equipped with a conventional DDR3 with a lead of 10 to 15%.

3DMark 11 Performance
1434 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
61010 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6106 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
868 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
1434 Points ∼4%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
1459 Points ∼4% +2%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
1252 Points ∼4% -13%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
1159 Points ∼3% -19%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
910 Points ∼3% -37%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
868 Points ∼3%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
903 Points ∼3% +4%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
781 Points ∼3% -10%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
725 Points ∼3% -16%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
574 Points ∼2% -34%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
3043 Points ∼5%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
2822 Points ∼5% -7%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
2735 Points ∼4% -10%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
2488 Points ∼4% -18%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
6106 Points ∼10%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
6061 Points ∼10% -1%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
5370 Points ∼9% -12%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
5342 Points ∼9% -13%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
4518 Points ∼7% -26%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
61010 Points ∼5%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
56022 Points ∼5% -8%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
50151 Points ∼5% -18%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
52880 Points ∼5% -13%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
41635 Points ∼4% -32%

Gaming Performance

It is quite possible to play some games on Schenker's S405. The lower the game’s hardware requirement, the better are the chances that it will run. However, the laptop's owner will have to be satisfied with a low resolution and low to sometimes medium quality settings. A high-requirement game like "The Witcher 3" is, however, not playable at all. As with the 3DMark benchmarks, games also benefit from the S405's fast working memory. Therefore, Schenker's laptop outperforms all HD Graphics 5500 laptops that we have tested to date in the "Tomb Raider" benchmark.

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 71.535.523.111fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 2818.66.63.9fps
Evolve (2015) 17.112.36.96.1fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 13.68.63.91.9fps

Emissions

System Noise

The S405 is relatively silent while idling. The fan spins slowly, and the hard drive occasionally produces audible noise. However, it gets loud under load. The fan really speeds up during both medium and full load (stress test). We measured a noise level of 47.8 dB(A) in both cases. The fan also emits a whistling noise at high speeds. The preloaded "Control Center" software on the S405 offers various operating modes, such as a silent mode in which case the fan spins as little as possible, allowing a slightly quieter operation.

Noise Level

Idle
31 / 31 / 31.9 dB(A)
HDD
32.2 dB(A)
Load
47.8 / 47.8 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The S405 in the stress test.
The S405 in the stress test.

The S405 performed our stress test in the same manner in both AC and battery mode. The CPU and GPU only operate with high speeds at the beginning. They are then throttled to 1.5 to 1.6 GHz (CPU) and 750 to 800 MHz (GPU). The S405 heats up quite noticeably despite the throttling and the very fast-spinning fan. Fifty degrees Celsius (~122 degrees Fahrenheit) was exceeded on two measuring points. That is not very surprising since the laptop is a very slim model.

Max. Load
 37.5 °C
100 F
46.6 °C
116 F
44.1 °C
111 F
 
 27.2 °C
81 F
42.7 °C
109 F
42.7 °C
109 F
 
 30.4 °C
87 F
29.7 °C
85 F
31.1 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 46.6 °C = 116 F
Average: 36.9 °C = 98 F
45.6 °C
114 F
54.3 °C
130 F
48.8 °C
120 F
46.9 °C
116 F
53 °C
127 F
41.2 °C
106 F
34.3 °C
94 F
35.4 °C
96 F
33.2 °C
92 F
Maximum: 54.3 °C = 130 F
Average: 43.6 °C = 110 F
| Voltcraft IR-360
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.9 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 46.6 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 54.3 °C / 130 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.1 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.1 °C / 88 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (-3 °C / -5.4 F).

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The power consumption climbed to 11.5 watts while idling. This is slightly too high for a compact ULV laptop. Rates below 10 watts should be the rule. We measured a maximum power consumption of 40.5 watts at the beginning of our stress test. However, this rate dropped after only a few seconds because both the CPU and GPU throttled. The rate is acceptable in view of the hardware configuration.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 1.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 6 / 10.3 / 11.5 Watt
Load midlight 39.4 / 40.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

We simulate the load induced by opening websites in our real-life Wi-Fi test. The "balanced" profile is enabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m². The S405 managed a runtime of 5:01 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (IE 11)
5h 01min
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Schenker S405
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA 120GB
301 min ∼59%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
620 min ∼122%
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q256G
507 min ∼100%
WiFi (sort by value)
Schenker S403 FHD GT745M (W840SN)
GeForce GT 745M, 4200U, Crucial M500 120 GB CT120M500SSD3
305 min ∼79%
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, 5500U, Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
421 min ∼109%
Dell Inspiron 14-7437 (FHD)
HD Graphics 4400, 4510U, Samsung SSD CM851 mSATA 32 GB + Seagate ST500LT032-1E9142
387 min ∼100%

Pros

+ Matte, bright, high-contrast IPS screen
+ Decent application performance
+ Swift working memory
+ Two hard drives
+ Very configurable
+ Maintenance friendly

Cons

- Temperature and noise development under full load

Verdict

In Review: Schenker S405. Test model courtesy of Schenker Technologies
In Review: Schenker S405. Test model courtesy of Schenker Technologies

Schenker's S405 is a 14-inch Ultrabook. With a price of approximately 1250 Euros (~$1400), our review sample cannot exactly be called cheap. However, the device is highly customizable in Schenker's online shop making prices significantly under 1000 Euros (~$1120) possible. Positive: A fast working memory is installed in the S405 every time. The laptop has enough power for everyday use, and at least runs quietly while idling. The laptop's outstanding maintainability and upgradability should also be mentioned. We like the matte, bright, high-contrast, Full HD IPS screen.

The high temperature and noise development under load has to be criticized. Other manufacturers manage these better.

The input devices are not really impressive, and can only be described as average. A compact Ultrabook should offer more here. After all, it has to be seen as a mobile office device.

Schenker S405 - 03/31/2016 v5(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
79 / 98 → 81%
Keyboard
69%
Pointing Device
72%
Connectivity
49 / 80 → 61%
Weight
65 / 20-67 → 96%
Battery
82%
Display
89%
Games Performance
56 / 68 → 82%
Application Performance
69 / 92 → 75%
Temperature
83%
Noise
77%
Audio
56%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
68%
77%
Office - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Archive of our own reviews > Schenker S405 (Clevo W840SN) Ultrabook Review
Sascha Mölck, 2015-06-27 (Update: 2018-05-15)