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Schenker VIA 14 laptop in review: Lightweight magnesium ultrabook with extremely long battery life

Tiger Lake with a large battery and many connections. With the current VIA 14, Schenker offers an extremely light 14-inch Ultrabook that relies on modern Tiger Lake processors including Thunderbolt 4/USB 4. The Full HD panel is also very efficient and enables runtimes of more than 15 hours together with the 73 Wh battery.
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The Schenker VIA 14 uses the latest Intel Tiger Lake mobile processors in a lightweight magnesium case. Despite the compact build height, users still get plenty of ports and are not limited to USB-C, as is currently the case with many competitors. The matte 1080p screen is an efficient low-power model and is used in all versions of the VIA 14. The manufacturer's configurator offers many storage options.

In terms of price, the VIA 14 with a Core i5, 8 GB RAM and a 250 GB SSD from Samsung (970 Evo Plus, PCIe 3.0) starts at 1,179 Euros (~$1403); our test device with 16 GB RAM, the fast PCIe 4.0 SSD from Samsung (980 Pro 500 GB) and Windows 10 Pro pre-installation costs around 1,350 Euros (~$1607). If you prefer Linux, the same device is also available as Tuxedo InfinityBook S 14 v5 with a base price of 944 Euros (~$1123).

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Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Processor
Intel Core i5-1135G7 4 x 2.4 - 4.2 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 20 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, Dual-Channel, 1 Slot free, max. 40 GB
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, B140HAN06.2, a-Si AHVA-IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW, 500 GB 
, 419 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 13.5 mm Stereo, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.5 x 322 x 216.8 ( = 0.65 x 12.68 x 8.54 in)
Battery
73 Wh Lithium-Ion
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, Control Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.074 kg ( = 37.88 oz / 2.37 pounds), Power Supply: 361 g ( = 12.73 oz / 0.8 pounds)
Price
1315 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88 %
04/2021
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.1 kg16.5 mm14.00"1920x1080
85 %
04/2021
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1 kg14.95 mm14.00"1920x1080
87 %
03/2021
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
995 g14.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
84 %
12/2020
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
R7 4700U, Vega 7
1.4 kg14.9 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case & Equipment

The silver-colored case is very restrained and can also be used in a professional environment without any problems. The surfaces are also insensitive to dirt and fingerprints. Only the black keyboard and the white logo on the display lid form a color contrast. The magnesium alloy construction(AZ91D) allows a low weight (1.07 kg/2.36 lb in our test device) in connection with a very stable case. The base unit cannot be twisted or pressed in, and creaking noises are also foreign to the VIA 14. As with many business laptops, the VIA 14 has passed tests of the MIL-STD-810G standard.

The screen itself is a bit more flexible, but again, we can't provoke any image distortions due to pressure. The hinges allow a maximum opening angle of 180 degrees, but could be adjusted a bit better. It teeters when the opening angle changes and the lid falls shut on its own at very small angles.

The maintenance options are good. The bottom cover is secured with normal cross screws. Besides 8 GB of RAM on-board, there is another RAM slot (total maximum 40 GB) and both the M.2-2280-SSD (PCIe-4.0) and the WLAN module and the optional WWAN module are plugged in and thus replaceable.

Size comparison

322 mm / 12.7 inch 216.8 mm / 8.54 inch 16.5 mm / 0.65 inch 1.1 kg2.37 lbs320.6 mm / 12.6 inch 208.18 mm / 8.2 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs320 mm / 12.6 inch 203 mm / 7.99 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 995 g2.19 lbs318.9 mm / 12.6 inch 207 mm / 8.15 inch 14.95 mm / 0.589 inch 1 kg2.22 lbs
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Connectivity - VIA 14 with Thunderbolt 4

The VIA 14 has a modern USB-C port that supports Thunderbolt 4 in addition to USB 4.0 and can be used for charging. However, a normal power connector is still installed, so old power adapters can still be used. Compared with many competitors that almost only use USB-C, the VIA 14 also has two normal USB-A ports and even a full-fledged HDMI output.

The microSD reader is averagely fast. The Intel WLAN module (AX201) supports all common standards including 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and Bluetooth 5.1. A WLAN module from Killer (AX1650i) and an LTE modem (Huawei ME936, 4G) are optionally available.

Left: Power, HDMI 2.0b, USB-A (3.2 Gen.2), USB-C (USB 4/Thunderbolt 4, PowerDelivery, DisplayPort 1.4a)
Left: Power, HDMI 2.0b, USB-A (3.2 Gen.2), USB-C (USB 4/Thunderbolt 4, PowerDelivery, DisplayPort 1.4a)
Right: Power button, microSD reader, 3.5 mm audio, USB-A (3.2 Gen.1), Kensington Lock
Right: Power button, microSD reader, 3.5 mm audio, USB-A (3.2 Gen.1), Kensington Lock
Front: SIM slot (optional)
Front: SIM slot (optional)
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II 64 GB)
77.3 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18.1 - 195, n=44, last 2 years)
74.5 MB/s ∼96% -4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
30.2 MB/s ∼39% -61%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II 64 GB)
86.4 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (23.5 - 206, n=43, last 2 years)
85.4 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
33.7 MB/s ∼39% -61%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1451 (1356min - 1506max) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1412 (1292min - 1522max) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=207)
1245 MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
911 (841min - 938max) MBit/s ∼63% -37%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
744 (578min - 950max) MBit/s ∼51% -49%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1329 (1141min - 1418max) MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1301 (610min - 1550max) MBit/s ∼98%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1215 (913min - 1432max) MBit/s ∼91% -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=207)
1146 MBit/s ∼86% -12%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
661 (637min - 677max) MBit/s ∼50% -49%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1450 (1356-1506)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1281 (610-1550)
ColorChecker
16.7 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020: 16.72 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 26.08 ∆E

Input devices

The black keyboard offers a two-stage white backlight and provides a precise pressure point. The size of the individual keys is okay, but a bit of space was wasted here due to the comparatively large gaps. The half-sized arrow keys are also not always easy to hit. The keyboard is also average in terms of noise.

The ClickPad corresponds to Microsoft's Precision standard and both normal pointer movements and gestures are implemented without problems. The pad can be pressed down in the lower area, but this is acknowledged with a somewhat loud clicking noise.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Display - Schenker relies on a matte IPS screen

The VIA 14 is exclusively available with a matte IPS display (16:9) and Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). The subjective picture quality is good and even bright surfaces do not have problems with a grainy image impression. The brightness is around 300 cd/m² and the contrast is very high with more than 1,900:1

We cannot measure any PWM flickering and screen bleeding is also only very slightly visible at maximum brightness in combination with a dark picture. However, there are slight ghosting effects in practice because the response times are a bit slow.

Subpixel arrangement
Subpixel arrangement
Slight screen bleeding (shown intensified here)
Slight screen bleeding (shown intensified here)
292
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
298
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
309
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
B140HAN06.2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 309 cd/m² Average: 296.3 cd/m² Minimum: 16.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 307 cd/m²
Contrast: 1919:1 (Black: 0.16 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 1.1
ΔE Greyscale 0.8 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
99.6% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 65.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.18
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
B140HAN06.2, a-Si AHVA-IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
AU Optronics AUO7490, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
B140HAN06.B, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AU Optronics B140HAN06.8, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Response Times
48%
-8%
-13%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
53.6 (24.4, 29.2)
30 (2, 28)
44%
60 (28.8, 31.2)
-12%
62 (32, 30)
-16%
Response Time Black / White *
28.4 (14.4, 14)
14 (3, 11)
51%
29.6 (14, 15.6)
-4%
31 (16, 15)
-9%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-16%
-33%
-241%
Brightness middle
307
404
32%
437
42%
372
21%
Brightness
296
377
27%
421
42%
366
24%
Brightness Distribution
91
79
-13%
87
-4%
89
-2%
Black Level *
0.16
0.25
-56%
0.29
-81%
0.18
-13%
Contrast
1919
1616
-16%
1507
-21%
2067
8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1
1.47
-47%
1.8
-80%
7.24
-624%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.4
2.6
-8%
3.5
-46%
10.42
-334%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.1
0.84
24%
1.4
-27%
2.25
-105%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
0.8
1.7
-113%
2.3
-188%
13.78
-1623%
Gamma
2.18 101%
2.35 94%
2.18 101%
5.18 42%
CCT
6492 100%
6662 98%
6782 96%
6849 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65.1
63
-3%
65.4
0%
64
-2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.6
98
-2%
98.7
-1%
96
-4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
16% / -6%
-21% / -29%
-127% / -206%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.4 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 66 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
53.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24.4 ms rise
↘ 29.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 87 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.4 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9665 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

The panel is already excellently calibrated ex-factory. There is no color cast and all colors are already within the target range. We could not improve the display further with our own calibration. Since the small sRGB color space is completely covered, editing pictures/videos is also possible without any problems. The VIA 14 can be used outdoors in principle, but we would have wished for an even brighter picture here. The viewing angle stability is good.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Saturation calibrated
CalMAN Saturation calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Tiger Lake and PCIe 4.0

Schenker's Control Center offers various power settings, which we have listed in the table below. Overall, the TDP limits are set very conservatively. We performed all measurements and benchmarks in performance mode.

Leistunsgeinstellungen Control Center
Setting PL1 PL2
Silent mode 5 watts 10 watts
Power saving mode 10 watts 20 watts
Entertainment mode 15 watts 46 watts
Power mode 20 watts 51 watts

Processor - Core i5-1135 G7

The Tiger Lake processor Core i5-1135 G7 offers four cores (8 threads) that reach a maximum of 4.2 GHz. The processor can also use its full performance in the first few seconds, but the limit of 20 watts applies afterwards. In the end, the VIA 14 is not much faster than its Comet Lake predecessor and the optional Core i7 does not make much sense in view of the low TDP limits. The CPU performance is about 30% lower on battery power.

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Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020 Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø660 (647.22-852.42)
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø780 (716.77-891.96)
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø837 (823.72-913.58)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE AMD Ryzen 7 4700U: Ø955 (904.1-1240.01)
Schenker VIA 14 Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø574 (555-722)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
563 Points ∼100% +9%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
523 Points ∼93% +1%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
518 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (478 - 527, n=20)
512 Points ∼91% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
473 Points ∼84% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 591, n=91, last 2 years)
405 Points ∼72% -22%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3095 Points ∼100% +84%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2105 Points ∼68% +25%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2059 Points ∼67% +22%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1237 - 2382, n=20)
1845 Points ∼60% +10%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1684 Points ∼54%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 3839, n=92, last 2 years)
1534 Points ∼50% -9%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
219 Points ∼100% +10%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
200 Points ∼91%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
198 Points ∼90% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (86.2 - 205, n=22)
192 Points ∼88% -4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
178 Points ∼81% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (31 - 228, n=98, last 2 years)
162 Points ∼74% -19%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1240 Points ∼100% +46%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
916 Points ∼74% +8%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
913 (828.19min - 893.66max) Points ∼74% +7%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
852 (647.22min - 852.42max) Points ∼69%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (506 - 925, n=24)
790 Points ∼64% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (82.3 - 1674, n=102, last 2 years)
700 Points ∼56% -18%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=76, last 2 years)
946 Seconds * ∼100% -41%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
672 Seconds * ∼71%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (499 - 946, n=19)
665 Seconds * ∼70% +1%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
598 Seconds * ∼63% +11%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
566 Seconds * ∼60% +16%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
479 Seconds * ∼51% +29%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5192 MIPS ∼100% +8%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4812 MIPS ∼93%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4727 MIPS ∼91% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (4098 - 4867, n=20)
4662 MIPS ∼90% -3%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4362 MIPS ∼84% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 5507, n=78, last 2 years)
4173 MIPS ∼80% -13%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
33282 MIPS ∼100% +52%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
24386 MIPS ∼73% +11%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
23950 MIPS ∼72% +9%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (16116 - 24873, n=20)
21933 MIPS ∼66% 0%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
21900 MIPS ∼66%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3267 - 44827, n=78, last 2 years)
19826 MIPS ∼60% -9%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1412 Points ∼100% +1%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1399 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1304 - 1428, n=20)
1391 Points ∼99% -1%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1373 Points ∼97% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1740, n=81, last 2 years)
1123 Points ∼80% -20%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1121 Points ∼79% -20%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
6243 Points ∼100% +33%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5197 Points ∼83% +11%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5105 Points ∼82% +9%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3475 - 5329, n=20)
4726 Points ∼76% 0%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4703 Points ∼75%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 7590, n=81, last 2 years)
4068 Points ∼65% -14%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
9.18 fps ∼100% +65%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.87 fps ∼75% +23%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
6.39 fps ∼70% +15%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (4 - 7.6, n=18)
6.02 fps ∼66% +8%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.57 fps ∼61%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.65 - 11, n=74, last 2 years)
5.04 fps ∼55% -10%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 281, n=64, last 2 years)
73 s * ∼100% -44%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
67.26 s * ∼92% -33%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (47.8 - 58.8, n=19)
52.4 s * ∼72% -3%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
50.7 s * ∼69%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
50.5 s * ∼69% -0%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
49.3 s * ∼68% +3%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.544 - 2.21, n=70, last 2 years)
0.775 sec * ∼100% -22%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.638 sec * ∼82% -0%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (0.619 - 0.68, n=19)
0.638 sec * ∼82% -0%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.636 sec * ∼82%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.616 sec * ∼79% +3%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.593 sec * ∼77% +7%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
852 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
85.5 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
200 Points
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System performance

The subjective system performance is very good. In practice, the VIA 14 is extremely responsive and inputs are implemented immediately. We also did not notice any problems during the test.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5471 Points ∼35% +54%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4989 Points ∼32% +41%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
4719 Points ∼30% +33%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (3548 - 4749, n=17)
4399 Points ∼28% +24%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
3548 Points ∼23%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (405 - 5945, n=93, last 2 years)
3467 Points ∼22% -2%
Productivity
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7273 Points ∼65% +19%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6774 Points ∼61% +10%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
6487 Points ∼58% +6%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (5544 - 6487, n=17)
6208 Points ∼56% +1%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
6136 Points ∼55%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1304 - 9410, n=93, last 2 years)
6059 Points ∼54% -1%
Essentials
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
10086 Points ∼88% +9%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
9772 Points ∼85% +6%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (8149 - 9828, n=17)
9331 Points ∼81% +1%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
9258 Points ∼80%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8824 Points ∼77% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2544 - 10184, n=93, last 2 years)
8104 Points ∼70% -12%
Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5057 Points ∼58% +20%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5008 Points ∼57% +19%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
4794 Points ∼55% +14%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4026 - 4794, n=17)
4543 Points ∼52% +8%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
4203 Points ∼48%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (790 - 5890, n=93, last 2 years)
3948 Points ∼45% -6%
PCMark 10 Score
4203 points
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DPC latencies

LatencyMon Overview
LatencyMon Overview
LatencyMon driver
LatencyMon driver
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
762.1 μs * ∼100%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
544.4 μs * ∼71% +29%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
384.1 μs * ∼50% +50%
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
339.4 μs * ∼45% +55%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage - PCIe 4.0 with Samsung 980 Pro

Like the predecessor, the VIA 14 offers a fast PCIe 4.0 slot for the M.2-2280 SSD. Schenker also offers corresponding models in the configurator, for example the 980 Pro from Samsung in our test device. Of the 500 GB, 419 GB are still available after the first startup. The transfer rates of the SSD are excellent, but you honestly do not notice a difference to PCie 3.0 SSDs like the standard Samsung 970 Evo Plus in practice. According to Schenker, the WWAN slot is also suitable for a small M.2-2242 SSD.

Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Average Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-53%
-39%
-39%
-9%
-46%
Write 4K
225.87
77.78
-66%
153.5
-32%
101.3
-55%
191 (67.3 - 245, n=4)
-15%
123 (4.58 - 269, n=88, last 2 years)
-46%
Read 4K
78.76
46.98
-40%
47.69
-39%
41.91
-47%
69.1 (38.3 - 80.4, n=4)
-12%
86.6 (5.91 - 3738, n=88, last 2 years)
10%
Write Seq
4016.41
1054
-74%
2037
-49%
2811
-30%
3528 (1985 - 4094, n=4)
-12%
1417 (37.3 - 4016, n=86, last 2 years)
-65%
Read Seq
3944.92
1137
-71%
2208
-44%
2264
-43%
3543 (2049 - 4099, n=4)
-10%
1616 (143 - 3945, n=86, last 2 years)
-59%
Write 4K Q32T1
595.41
474.5
-20%
515.7
-13%
423.6
-29%
583 (432 - 715, n=4)
-2%
350 (5.62 - 632, n=88, last 2 years)
-41%
Read 4K Q32T1
657.3
600.9
-9%
366.8
-44%
522.3
-21%
636 (452 - 783, n=4)
-3%
385 (9.66 - 708, n=88, last 2 years)
-41%
Write Seq Q32T1
5077
1062
-79%
3021
-40%
3018
-41%
4666 (3423 - 5100, n=4)
-8%
1708 (41 - 5077, n=88, last 2 years)
-66%
Read Seq Q32T1
6720.8
2309
-66%
3532
-47%
3567
-47%
5902 (3123 - 6884, n=4)
-12%
2536 (128 - 7098, n=88, last 2 years)
-62%
AS SSD
-49%
-19%
-21%
-21%
-68%
Copy Game MB/s
1494.32
935.06
-37%
917.14
-39%
1707 (1494 - 1817, n=3)
14%
774 (127 - 1737, n=58, last 2 years)
-48%
Copy Program MB/s
648.78
479.11
-26%
338.95
-48%
854 (649 - 1030, n=3)
32%
389 (53.5 - 1012, n=58, last 2 years)
-40%
Copy ISO MB/s
2103.58
1736.94
-17%
1861.42
-12%
1936 (1675 - 2104, n=3)
-8%
1246 (143 - 2761, n=58, last 2 years)
-41%
Score Total
6004
2536
-58%
4135
-31%
4739
-21%
5890 (4036 - 6793, n=4)
-2%
2630 (163 - 6004, n=89, last 2 years)
-56%
Score Write
2440
1034
-58%
1980
-19%
2011
-18%
2468 (1923 - 2832, n=4)
1%
1125 (60 - 2452, n=89, last 2 years)
-54%
Score Read
2479
997
-60%
1467
-41%
1806
-27%
2313 (1439 - 2673, n=4)
-7%
1012 (64 - 2479, n=89, last 2 years)
-59%
Access Time Write *
0.025
0.032
-28%
0.017
32%
0.034
-36%
0.0983 (0.021 - 0.193, n=4)
-293%
0.089 (0.017 - 0.774, n=89, last 2 years)
-256%
Access Time Read *
0.039
0.038
3%
0.043
-10%
0.057 (0.039 - 0.075, n=4)
-46%
0.09 (0.028 - 0.331, n=85, last 2 years)
-131%
4K-64 Write
2101.26
809.99
-61%
1641.83
-22%
1646.45
-22%
2071 (1733 - 2243, n=4)
-1%
887 (22.7 - 2136, n=89, last 2 years)
-58%
4K-64 Read
1890.3
802.84
-58%
1135.68
-40%
1495.82
-21%
1841 (1143 - 2283, n=4)
-3%
777 (21.1 - 2011, n=89, last 2 years)
-59%
4K Write
204.94
122.68
-40%
202.34
-1%
120.42
-41%
138 (63.5 - 206, n=4)
-33%
116 (15 - 237, n=89, last 2 years)
-43%
4K Read
72.27
53.65
-26%
52.45
-27%
52.65
-27%
59 (39.2 - 73.2, n=4)
-18%
43.8 (10.5 - 77.4, n=89, last 2 years)
-39%
Seq Write
1339
1010.67
-25%
1362
2%
2438.06
82%
2592 (1265 - 3937, n=4)
94%
1220 (114 - 2564, n=89, last 2 years)
-9%
Seq Read
5167
1405.16
-73%
2784
-46%
2570.69
-50%
4129 (2562 - 5529, n=4)
-20%
1916 (236 - 5167, n=89, last 2 years)
-63%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-51% / -51%
-29% / -26%
-30% / -27%
-15% / -17%
-57% / -60%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6720.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5077 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 657.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 595.41 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 3944.92 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4016.41 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 78.76 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 225.87 MB/s

Continuous reading: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card - Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 80 EUs

GPU-Z: Iris Xe Graphics G7
GPU-Z: Iris Xe Graphics G7

The somewhat slower integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 80 EUs is used in combination with the Core i5. This iGPU is very well suited for everyday use and can easily handle high-resolution videos. In addition, the gaming performance has also been increased and many titles are smoothly playable with low/medium details. In addition, the graphics performance remains stable even under extended load and in battery mode.

The old VIA 14 with the UHD Graphics is clearly distanced. With the faster Core i7 and the faster version of the Xe Graphics G7 (96 EUs), the performance could be increased by about 30-50% again. Overall, our test device meets the expectations for this iGPU with normal DDR4 RAM. With faster LPDDR4x-4266 (quad-channel), as used in Acer's Swift 5 for example, the performance is also noticeably higher.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6866 Points ∼100% +32%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
6117 Points ∼89% +18%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
5346 Points ∼78% +3%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4013 - 6117, n=15)
5266 Points ∼77% +1%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
5190 Points ∼76%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (410 - 12199, n=91, last 2 years)
3726 Points ∼54% -28%
Schenker VIA 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1537 Points ∼22% -70%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1560 Points ∼100% +55%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1384 Points ∼89% +37%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (743 - 1384, n=17)
1110 Points ∼71% +10%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1076 Points ∼69% +7%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1009 Points ∼65%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (116 - 3276, n=71, last 2 years)
894 Points ∼57% -11%
Schenker VIA 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
357 Points ∼23% -65%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5422 Points ∼100% +76%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
4775 Points ∼88% +55%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3579 Points ∼66% +16%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (2087 - 4846, n=17)
3534 Points ∼65% +14%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
3089 Points ∼57%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (313 - 8743, n=92, last 2 years)
2502 Points ∼46% -19%
Schenker VIA 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1230 Points ∼23% -60%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
30951 Points ∼100% +62%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
25431 Points ∼82% +33%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (13867 - 30894, n=13)
20730 Points ∼67% +9%
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
19051 Points ∼62%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1652 - 53539, n=73, last 2 years)
16177 Points ∼52% -15%
Schenker VIA 14
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
9349 Points ∼30% -51%
3DMark 11 Performance
5186 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
12890 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2791 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1122 points
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low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 58.4 36.9 18.6 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 75.6 56.2 34.6 32.4 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 37.3 35.1 28.3 fps

Emissions

Noise emissions

The noise of the single fan depends heavily on the selected energy profile. However, it is mostly disabled during low load and we cannot detect any other electronic noise. Under full load, the fan quickly reaches its maximum speed (7,400 rpm) in performance mode, which corresponds to 47.5 dB(A). When gaming, it is a maximum of 42.8 dB(A). This is of course clearly audible, but still the noise does not seem annoying or high-frequency at all.

With the other performance settings, the fan speed is significantly lower under load. It is 5,500 rpm (40.5 dB(A)) in entertainment mode and only 3,700 rpm (31 dB(A)) in the other two modes.

Noise Level

Idle
25.1 / 25.1 / 25.1 dB(A)
Load
42.8 / 47.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25.1 dB(A)
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 500GB MZ-V8P500BW
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Noise
8%
-1%
9%
off / environment *
25.1
25
-0%
24
4%
25.4
-1%
Idle Minimum *
25.1
25
-0%
24
4%
25.4
-1%
Idle Average *
25.1
25
-0%
24
4%
25.4
-1%
Idle Maximum *
25.1
25
-0%
24
4%
25.4
-1%
Load Average *
42.8
34.7
19%
47.5
-11%
32.3
25%
Witcher 3 ultra *
42.8
47.5
-11%
Load Maximum *
47.5
34
28%
47.5
-0%
32.3
32%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203434.231.434.6362523.623.831.424.323.83131.330.636.329.331.94029.128.432.528.826.2502423.129.431.322.76324.220.228.423.425802721.225.62228.910023.929.625.72627.512520.722.42824.522.716023.724.525.726.224.220024.524.226.42323.725021.623.427.521.522.631522.522.625.91822.340019.627.929.415.319.850022.327.934.113.62263023.628.43412.423.780021.928.731.211.322100022.727.831.91222.1125025.830.935.311.324.716002732.736.610.625.8200029.635.74010.728.5250027.734.53911.126.6315024.731.636.711.424.240002129.835.21219.7500018.427.534.31217.6630016.523.930.512.415.5800015.12329.912.514.4100001420.728.712.613.41250013.117.725.412.7131600011.912.91711.612SPL36.642.947.525.135.7N2.23.85.70.72.1median 22.3median 27.8median 30.5median 12.4median 22.3Delta2.93.54.23.43.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseSchenker VIA 14 Late 2020

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

The surface temperatures are completely uncritical and the VIA 14 even stays very cool with a maximum of 35 °C (95 °F) under maximum load. This shows that the performance profiles are not optimally set. Either the fan speed could be reduced or the processor's TDP limit could be increased.

In the stress test, the processor's TDP quickly drops to 20 watts. The CPU then runs at 4x 1.5 GHz and the iGPU at 800 MHz. There is no performance reduction directly after the stress test.

Max. Load
 30.6 °C
87 F
35 °C
95 F
31.6 °C
89 F
 
 27.1 °C
81 F
31.5 °C
89 F
28.4 °C
83 F
 
 23.4 °C
74 F
24.2 °C
76 F
23.9 °C
75 F
 
Maximum: 35 °C = 95 F
Average: 28.4 °C = 83 F
35.8 °C
96 F
35.5 °C
96 F
28.7 °C
84 F
30.3 °C
87 F
32.1 °C
90 F
28 °C
82 F
25.1 °C
77 F
25.5 °C
78 F
24.8 °C
77 F
Maximum: 35.8 °C = 96 F
Average: 29.5 °C = 85 F
Power Supply (max.)  34.9 °C = 95 F | Room Temperature 20.3 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.4 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.8 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 39.5 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.4 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 24.2 °C / 75.6 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.4 °C / 83.1 F (+4.2 °C / 7.5 F).
Surface temperatures stress test (top side)
Surface temperatures stress test (top side)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom side)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom side)

Loudspeaker

The two speakers remain the weak point of the VIA 14. They are not particularly loud, there is hardly any bass and the result does not seem very powerful. They serve their purpose and can certainly be used for conferences, but we would recommend headphones or external speakers for playing music or movies.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.632.52524.326.63129.334.84028.829.75031.331.56323.428.7802221.91002625.312524.521.116026.222.5200232925021.536.93151844.640015.358.350013.66463012.463.780011.369.910001274.6125011.371160010.666.2200010.762.9250011.161.6315011.460.240001261.950001260.9630012.459.2800012.559.31000012.652.41250012.748.81600011.641.7SPL25.178.5N0.738.2median 12.4median 59.3Delta3.410.72831.12829.835.129.828.629.428.626.723.526.72526.52520.324.220.319.922.119.918.219.818.215.517.315.516.714.516.721.414.721.434.515.434.541.114.341.14812.84846.911.946.94811.24851.611.251.654.611.254.655.411.355.45911.55960.711.960.754.212.354.257.812.557.85713.35757.813.657.861.214.161.265146560.413.760.464.313.664.362.113.562.170.924.870.925.10.625.1median 54.6median 13.5median 54.6111.111hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSchenker VIA 14 Late 2020Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 84% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 78% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 17% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (65.03 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 88% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 10% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 85% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 11% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy absorption

The efficient 1080p display is clearly noticeable in the consumption measurements. The difference between minimum and maximum battery life is only around 1 watt. The keyboard's illumination has a bigger impact with ~2.5 watts. The maximum consumption in the stress test is 65 watts, but this value quickly stabilizes at ~35 watts once the processor's TDP has dropped to 20 watts. The included 65 watt power supply is therefore perfectly sufficient.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.23 / 0.74 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.9 / 4.6 / 7.7 Watt
Load midlight 28.4 / 65.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Battery life

The battery runtimes with the 73 Wh battery are excellent. We determined ~16.5 hours in the WLAN test with 150 cd/m² and still more than 14 hours with maximum brightness. Video playback (150 cd/m²) is possible for almost 18 hours.

Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 73 Wh
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 56 Wh
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 66 Wh
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
R7 4700U, Vega 7, 60.7 Wh
Average of class Subnotebook
 
Battery Runtime
-41%
-26%
-34%
-38%
H.264
1068
790
-26%
736 (376 - 1312, n=42, last 2 years)
-31%
WiFi v1.3
993
794
-20%
745
-25%
652
-34%
602 (262 - 1223, n=101, last 2 years)
-39%
Load
255
96
-62%
188
-26%
141 (65 - 369, n=58, last 2 years)
-45%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 89)
16h 33min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge 89)
14h 14min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 48min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 15min

Pros

+ lightweight magnesium housing
+ long battery life
+ good matte Full HD display
+ many ports incl. USB 4/Thunderbolt 4
+ decent input devices
+ fast AX Wi-Fi
+ good upgradeability
+ Case stays cool in stress test
+ optionally with LTE

Cons

- very conservative performance profiles
- slow response times
- poor speakers
- Warranty options not as extensive as some business rivals

Verdict - Schenker delivers a good ultrabook

In test: Schenker VIA 2020. Test device provided by Schenker Germany.
In test: Schenker VIA 2020. Test device provided by Schenker Germany.

The Schenker VIA 14 can convince in many areas: Very stable and light case, extremely long battery runtimes, a good mix of new and old ports as well as the matte IPS display with full sRGB coverage and accurate color reproduction. However, Schenker should go for a slightly brighter 16:10 panel for the successor.

Schenker should improve the optional performance profiles. A lot of performance is given away here, because the cooling still has quite a bit of room for improvement. Furthermore, the speakers are pretty poor.

Especially the mobility of the VIA 14 can convince: Schenker offers a very good ultrabook with a magnesium case, accurate display, modern ports and extremely long battery runtimes.

Overall, this makes the VIA 14 a very interesting device if you work a lot on the go (optionally with LTE) and can also take advantage of the good connectivity.

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Price and availability

The VIA 14 can be configured on Schenker's homepage and starts at 1,179 Euro (~$1403).

Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020 - 04/03/2021 v7
Andreas Osthoff

Chassis
83 / 98 → 85%
Keyboard
87%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
62 / 75 → 82%
Weight
74 / 20-75 → 98%
Battery
91%
Display
90%
Games Performance
63 / 78 → 81%
Application Performance
88 / 85 → 100%
Temperature
95%
Noise
86%
Audio
67 / 91 → 74%
Camera
30 / 85 → 36%
Average
77%
88%
Subnotebook - Weighted Average

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Andreas Osthoff, 2021-04-10 (Update: 2021-04-10)