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Schenker VIA 15: Long-distance runner with an AMD processor

Manages to get the most out of its chip: the Schenker VIA 15
Manages to get the most out of its chip: the Schenker VIA 15
Schenker has chosen a similar path to Huawei and has equipped its VIA 15 with two Ryzen models from AMD instead of offering a wide range of CPUs. This means that the device is tuned to the chip so well that the Ryzen 5 3500U in our test unit reaches its full potential.
Mike Wobker (translated by Katherine Bodner), 🇩🇪

The Schenker VIA 15 is directed at business users and gave us a good impression in our review. Its light, high-quality magnesium case makes it look good in any situation and the keyboard and display are just as pleasing. The real highlight, however, is on the inside of this Schenker laptop.   

Like the Huawei MateBook D15, the VIA 15 managed to get through our entire CineBench R15 loop from start to finish without any throttling. The cooling system turns up a bit, of course, but nothing out of the ordinary. The clock rates do drop a little under maximum load in our stress test, but they never go below the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U's base clock rate of 2.1 GHz.

But then again...

According to the technical specifications, the VIA 15 is also available with a Ryzen 7 3700U. We shall have to wait for another review to find out whether the cooling system can handle that chip just as well. The same goes for the 13 hours of battery life that our test unit offers. More performance might also mean more consumption, after all.

There's one real drawback we'd like to mention and that's RAM. Schenker has decided to go for a single RAM module - and has therefore only installed a single slot. This makes dual-channel configurations impossible. An upgrade to dual channel might have benefited the integrated graphics unit AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 and given the VIA 15 an even better overall rating.

Nonetheless, the Schenker VIA 15 is a very good AMD notebook.

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Find out more in our detailed Notebookcheck review of the Schenker VIA 15

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Mike Wobker, 2020-04-12 (Update: 2020-05-19)
Mike Wobker
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I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.