Schenker VIA 15: Long-distance runner with an AMD processor
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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.
Find out more in our detailed Notebookcheck review of the Schenker VIA 15