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Schenker Vision 15 (Intel NUC M15) Laptop Review: Intel's answer to XPS 15 and MacBook Pro?

Tiger Lake and Evo directly from the manufacturer. The Vision 15 from Schenker Technologies is one of the first notebooks based on Intel's brand-new NUC M15. There has been a lot of development effort for the 15.6-inch laptop and it offers a good basis whitebook for a premium multimedia laptop. We have already reviewed the Schenker Vision 15 and see if it really is an alternative for the Dell XPS 15 or Apple MacBook Pro.
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Intel just announced the new NUC M15 reference notebook a couple of days ago, and we already have a device from Schenker Technologies in review. The Schenker Vision 15 is a 15.6-inch premium multimedia laptop with Intel's latest Tiger Lake processor including integrated graphics card. According to press information, Intel put a lot of effort into an efficient motherboard design and powerful cooling, and we will obviously check these claims. The display is a glossy 1080p touchscreen with a brightness of 450 nits, which is surrounded by a unibody aluminum case.

Our test unit is a pre-production unit with Beta BIOS drivers, so there can be changes when the notebooks will be shipped to customers. The entry-level price is 1499 Euros. You can order the Schenker Vision 15 starting December 4th with shipping expected in January 2021. If you prefer a device with Linux, you should take a closer look at the counterpart from Tuxedo, the InfinityBook Pro 15 Gen6.

Note: Intel's reference notebook is designed to meet all the requirements for an Intel Evo certification, but the individual models from different resellers still must be certified. The Schenker Vision 15 meets all the requirements for the Intel Evo platform.

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Schenker Vision 15
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, 50 W PL2 / Short Burst, 40 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1300 MHz, Memory: 1600 MHz
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4X-4266, Dual-Channel, On-Board
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, capacitive, BOE08F5, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW, 1024 GB 
, 863 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo, Brightness Sensor
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): 15 x 355 x 230 ( = 0.59 x 13.98 x 9.06 in)
Battery
73 Wh, 4830 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, Intel NUC Software, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.66 kg ( = 58.55 oz / 3.66 pounds), Power Supply: 352 g ( = 12.42 oz / 0.78 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88 %
12/2020
Schenker Vision 15
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.7 kg15 mm15.60"1920x1080
90 %
12/2019
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
i9-9880H, Radeon Pro 5500M
2 kg16.2 mm16.00"3072x1920
87 %
05/2020
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
1.8 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1200
85 %
11/2020
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
R5 4600H, Vega 6
1.7 kg16.9 mm16.10"1920x1080
85 %
07/2020
LG Gram 15Z90N
i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.1 kg16.8 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - Unibody aluminum shell

The case is made of a unibody aluminum construction, which definitely meets the premium claim. The case design itself is pretty simple. The base unit reminds us of the Apple MacBook Pro, but the edges are a bit more rounded, so it is more comfortable to touch. The lid on the other hand is a bit thicker compared to many rivals and does not get slimmer towards the front, either. At launch, the case will only be available in silver, but a black version is supposed to follow later. The black keyboard and the black bezels create a nice contrast to the silver design.

Our pre-production unit is already very well-built, and we cannot notice any build quality issues. The same applies for the stability; especially the base unit is very sturdy and there are no creaking noises. The area around the keyboard is slightly deeper, which allows more key travel. The center area can be pushed down a bit with a lot of pressure, but this should not be an issue in practice, even when you type with a lot of energy.

There are two hinges at the sides of the case, which keep the lid securely in place at all angles. The maximum opening angle is 180 degrees. All in all, the two hinges are very well adjusted. They are firm enough, but it is still easy to open the lid with just one hand (there is also a small indentation at the front). The stability of the lid on the other hand is not perfect. Twisting attempts result in some creaking sounds and we can provoke ripples on the screen with concentrated pressure.

The power button is also a status LED (white or orange when the battery charge is low) and there is a second LED at the front of the case, which is also white or orange when the lid is closed. Finally, there is a large LED strip at the front, which is used for voice assistants. Amazon's Alexa was pre-loaded on our unit and the strip is glowing in blue when you give voice commands. However, we think this is just a gimmick without a major benefit.

Dell's XPS 15 is a bit narrower in terms of footprint, but the Vision 15 is slightly slimmer and lighter at 1.7 kg in return. The LG Gram 15 is even more compact and lighter, but the other two competitors are larger and heavier. All in all, a decent performance. The 65W power adapter has a comparatively long cable and adds about 350 grams to the overall weight.

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Size Comparison

369 mm / 14.5 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.7 kg3.75 lbs357.6 mm / 14.1 inch 225.3 mm / 8.87 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 1.1 kg2.41 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 16.2 mm / 0.638 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 1.7 kg3.66 lbs344.72 mm / 13.6 inch 230.14 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.8 kg4.03 lbs

Connectivity - Thunderbolt 4 on both sides

You get Thunderbolt 4 ports with USB-C connectors (w/ charging & DisplayPort 1.4) as well as a regular USB-A port (USB 3.2 Gen.2) on both sides of the case. We really like the layout because you can charge the device on either side and usually use peripherals without adapters. You also get a full-size HDMI output, but Intel did not include a card reader.

Front: Status LED, LED strip for voice assistants
Front: Status LED, LED strip for voice assistants
Left side: USB-C (Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort Alt 1.4, charging), HDMI 2.0b, USB-A (3.2 Gen.2)
Left side: USB-C (Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort Alt 1.4, charging), HDMI 2.0b, USB-A (3.2 Gen.2)
Right side: 3.5 mm Stereo, USB-A (3.2 Gen.2), USB-C (Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort Alt 1.4, charging), Kensington NanoSaver
Right side: 3.5 mm Stereo, USB-A (3.2 Gen.2), USB-C (Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort Alt 1.4, charging), Kensington NanoSaver
Rear: Fan exhausts
Rear: Fan exhausts

Communication - Wi-Fi 6

Replaceable Wi-Fi module
Replaceable Wi-Fi module

It is no surprise that Intel is using one of its own Wi-Fi modules. However, the module is replaceable and not soldered onto the motherboard like on many modern machines.

The Vision 15 is equipped with the AX201 module, which supports the fast Wi-Fi 6 standard (802.11ax) including Bluetooth 5.1. We managed to get very high transfer rates of more than 1.3 Gbps in our standardized test with the router Netgear RAX120, so the Vision 15 is at the top of our comparison group. We did not notice any signal problems with wireless networks during the review period, either.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1306 (653min - 1347max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1281 (1079min - 1478max) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=214)
1232 MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 1490, n=78, last 2 years)
954 MBit/s ∼73% -27%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
876 (819min - 901max) MBit/s ∼67% -33%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
817 (806min - 821max) MBit/s ∼63% -37%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
671 (639min - 690max) MBit/s ∼51% -49%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1434 (1394min - 1508max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=214)
1140 MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1049 (253min - 1334max) MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Average of class Multimedia
  (52 - 1563, n=78, last 2 years)
877 MBit/s ∼61% -39%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
646 (548min - 695max) MBit/s ∼45% -55%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
615 (571min - 655max) MBit/s ∼43% -57%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
581 (533min - 616max) MBit/s ∼41% -59%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1284 (653-1347)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1434 (1394-1508)

Webcam

ColorChecker
6.4 ∆E
8 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
13 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
7 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
15 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
0 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Schenker Vision 15: 8.52 ∆E min: 0 - max: 15.33 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured by 7 Torx screws (T6) and is easy to remove. What we find is a very clean layout with access to the M.2-2280 SSD, the Wi-Fi module, as well as the CMOS battery. You can also clean the fans and replace the battery.

Internal layout
Internal layout

Input Devices

Keyboard

The Vision 15 is equipped with a black chiclet keyboard without dedicated numeric keypad. Our pre-production unit was equipped with an English keyboard, but there are 25 different layouts you can choose from when you order the device. Thanks to the indentation in the keyboard area, the key travel is very generous. The key stroke itself is very precise and also pretty quiet at the same time, which results in a very good typing experience. However, the individual keys are a little bit smaller than usual at 16 x 16 mm and the spacing is also bigger than usual. We think Intel could have used larger keys.

There are even better keyboards when you look at premium business notebooks (like HP EliteBook or Lenovo ThinkPad T-series), but we prefer the typing experience of the Vision 15 over the current MacBook Pro 16 or the Dell XPS 15, for example.

There is room for improvements in terms of keyboard illumination. It is white and has two intensity levels, but it quickly turns off when you stop typing. Schenker has already told us that you will have more settings on the final product. Similar to the majority of Windows laptops, the keyboard illumination is not automatically activated via ambient light sensor. Apple's MacBooks with their multi-level illumination still have a big advantage in this respect.

Input Devices
Input Devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Touchpad

The touchpad with the glass surface meets the Microsoft Precision standard. It is sufficiently sized at 12 x 6.5 cm and offers great gliding capabilities, so the cursor control is no problem at all. Standard Windows gestures with up to four fingers are supported as well. You can click the pad down in the lower half, which results in a very even and very quiet clicking sound. There is a small LED in the upper left corner of the touchpad, which is active when the pad is turned off (Fn + F7).

Display - Full-HD Touchscreen

Subpixel array with touch layer
Subpixel array with touch layer
No visible backlight bleeding
No visible backlight bleeding

Intel decided to go for a 16:9 touchscreen with the 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). It is unfortunate that Intel did not follow the current trend towards 16:10 panels since there would have been sufficient space. Our test unit is equipped with a panel from BOE (BOE08F5), which offers a very good subjective picture impression. The screen is bright, displays vivid colors and sharp images even with the 1080p resolution. There is also no visible backlight bleeding even at the maximum brightness.

The manufacturer advertises a brightness of 450 nits, and we can confirm that claim. The brightness distribution is also very even at 94 % (max. 478 cd/m², 462 cd/m² on average). The brightness is significantly lower on battery by default, but you can adjust this setting in Intel's Graphics Control Center. The black value is decent at 0.27 cd/m², which results in a very good contrast ratio of 1770:1.

We cannot detect PWM flickering, but the response times of the panel are very slow. This results in visible ghosting when you use the device when you move the cursor, for example.

473
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
472
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
478
cd/m²
457
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE08F5
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 478 cd/m² Average: 461.6 cd/m² Minimum: 9.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 478 cd/m²
Contrast: 1770:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.2 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 2
ΔE Greyscale 4.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
93.6% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.16
Schenker Vision 15
BOE08F5, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
APPA044, IPS, 3072x1920, 16.00
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Sharp LQ156N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 15.60
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
N161HCA-EA3, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
LG Gram 15Z90N
LP156WF9-SPN1, .2 IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Response Times
12%
28%
36%
42%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
60 (29.2, 30.8)
52.4 (23.9, 28.5)
13%
42 (20, 22)
30%
37.6 (18.8, 18.8)
37%
36 (18, 18)
40%
Response Time Black / White *
39 (19.2, 18.8)
34.9 (17.8, 17.1)
11%
28.8 (15.2, 13.6)
26%
25.6 (14, 11.6)
34%
22 (12, 10)
44%
PWM Frequency
131700
25250 (30)
Screen
15%
0%
24%
6%
Brightness middle
478
519
9%
592
24%
337
-29%
366
-23%
Brightness
462
477
3%
565
22%
312
-32%
342
-26%
Brightness Distribution
94
86
-9%
85
-10%
89
-5%
88
-6%
Black Level *
0.27
0.39
-44%
0.46
-70%
0.2
26%
0.28
-4%
Contrast
1770
1331
-25%
1287
-27%
1685
-5%
1307
-26%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.2
2.28
29%
3.19
-0%
0.8
75%
2.68
16%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.4
6.54
22%
5.45
35%
1.1
87%
5.25
37%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2
0.86
57%
2.03
-2%
0.7
65%
1.08
46%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.5
0.9
80%
3.9
13%
1
78%
2.4
47%
Gamma
2.16 102%
2145 0%
2.25 98%
2.2 100%
2.25 98%
CCT
6788 96%
6572 99%
6522 100%
6538 99%
6474 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63.1
78
24%
71.6
13%
63.8
1%
61
-3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
93.6
100
7%
99.5
6%
96
3%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
14% / 14%
14% / 5%
30% / 26%
24% / 11%

* ... smaller is better

Our further measurements with the professional CalMAN software and the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 spectrophotometer reveal some drawbacks of the panel. The first thing you notice is the bad calibration ex-works with high average deviations (compared to the sRGB reference) for the grayscale with a slight color cast towards green/blue (even though it is hardly visible with the naked eye) as well as the slightly cool color temperature, which helps the maximum brightness. However, the high color deviations are even more noticeable.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated

We can correct the grayscale performance with our calibration (the profile is available for download in the box above), even though the maximum brightness drops by around 40 nits. The overall color accuracy is improved as well, however, there are still two noticeable outliers. The sRGB color gamut is not covered completely, either, at 93.6 % (AdobeRGB: 63.1 %), so the panel is not ideal for accurate picture/video editing. We would have expected more considering the starting price of the device. For comparison: All the rivals including the much more affordable Honor MagicBook Pro are superior in this respect.

vs. sRGB: 93.6 %
vs. sRGB: 93.6 %
vs. AdobeRGB: 63.1 %
vs. AdobeRGB: 63.1 %

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
39 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.2 ms rise
↘ 18.8 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 240 (maximum) ms. » 96 % 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
60 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 29.2 ms rise
↘ 30.8 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. » 94 % 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 9658 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel has no problems with the viewing angles. The glossy screen obviously affects the usability outdoors. Due to the bad weather right now, we can unfortunately not provide any outdoor pictures in sunlight, but you can still see the reflections on a cloudy day. If you can avoid reflections, however, the brightness is sufficient to ensure a comfortable viewing experience.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoors (cloudy, with reflections)
Outdoors (cloudy, with reflections)
Outdoors (cloudy, without reflections)
Outdoors (cloudy, without reflections)

Performance - Tiger Lake and PCIe 4.0

Intel designed the NUC M15 reference laptop to get the most performance from the Tiger Lake processor. All the performance related settings can be controlled via Windows power slider, so there is no additional software to adjust performance settings. Schenker also confirmed that the final version of the Vision 15 will not be shipped with the usual ControlCenter.

Intel ships its own software called NUC Software Studio instead. It offers some rudimentary settings including the control of the LED strip, settings for user recognition as well as hardware monitoring with the temperatures and the load of the components as well as the speed of the two fans.

NUC Software Studio Overview
NUC Software Studio Overview
NUC Software Studio Hardware Monitoring
NUC Software Studio Hardware Monitoring

The performance settings of the Windows power slider have a big effect on the behavior of the laptop, both in terms of performance as well as the fan control (more on that later). We always use the setting Best Performance for our benchmarks and measurements. We have listed the TDP values of the different modes in the table below. One thing to mention (and a big difference to other laptops) is the fact that the laptop uses sensors to decide when to leave PL2 and switch to PL1. Usually, there is a fixed time setting. This means the device can stay in the higher performance when it is cold.

Performance settings Schenker Vision 15
Windows Performance Setting PL1 PL2
Best Performance 40 Watts 50 Watts
Better Performance 28 Watts 50 Watts
Better Battery 18 Watts 25 Watts
Battery Saver (only on battery) 15 Watts 20 Watts

These values already show that Intel wants to get the maximum amount of performance from the Tiger Lake CPUs, and we can already say that these values can be maintained by the system. However, at the same time you have to question whether the 15W classification of the current Intel CPUs makes any sense when we are almost in the range of the more powerful H-series processors (45W).

Processor - Tiger Lake UP3

The processor of the Vision 15 has the designation Core i7-1165G7 (UP3) and is from the current Tiger Lake generation. It is a quad-core CPU manufactured in a 10nm process. The base clock is 2.8 GHz, but a single core can reach up to 4.7 GHz via Turbo; all four cores simultaneously up to 4.1 GHz. More technical specs are available here. Schenker will also offer models of the Vision 15 with the slower Core i5-1135G7 as well as models with vPro support later.

The device can fully utilize the power limits. We can see 48W with the full 8x 4.1 GHz at the beginning of the Cinebench R15 Multi loop. The consumption will eventually level off at 40W, which results in 8x 3.8 GHz. Single-core benchmarks are performed with 4.5-4.7 GHz (~23-24W).

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Schenker Vision 15 Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø968 (957.88-1027.12)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Intel Core i9-9880H, Intel Core i9-9880H; macOS 10.15.1: Ø1407 (1386-1435)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Intel Core i9-9880H, Intel Core i9-9880H; Win 10: Ø1296 (1268.87-1362.31)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5 Intel Core i5-10300H, Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø870 (827.87-893.75)
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H: Ø1361 (1342.69-1420)
LG Gram 15Z90N Intel Core i5-1035G7, Intel Core i5-1035G7: Ø414 (401.76-534.64)
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U: Ø1401 (1338.87-1412.98)

Thanks to the high Turbo clock, the results are very good in the single-core benchmarks. The performance is also stable in the multi-core tests and superior to other U-series Intel CPUs and even some H-series models like the Dell XPS 15, but even Tiger Lake cannot change the fact that AMDs U-series processors have a massive advantage at lower consumption levels.

The device has the same power limits on battery power and there is no performance reduction.

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)
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (434 - 588, n=39)
553 Points ∼100% +3%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
539 Points ∼97%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
479 Points ∼87% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (93 - 585, n=81, last 2 years)
456 Points ∼82% -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
453 Points ∼82% -16%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
442 Points ∼80% -18%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
452 Points ∼82% -16%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
446 Points ∼81% -17%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Core i5-1035G7
380 Points ∼69% -29%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
3422 Points ∼100% +71%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
3057 Points ∼89% +53%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3264 Points ∼95% +63%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3234 Points ∼95% +62%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
2107 Points ∼62% +5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (272 - 4094, n=82, last 2 years)
2076 Points ∼61% +4%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1999 Points ∼58%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1174 - 2657, n=39)
1942 Points ∼57% -3%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Core i5-1035G7
1043 Points ∼30% -48%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
228 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (199 - 230, n=36)
218 Points ∼96% -4%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
186 Points ∼82% -18%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
184 Points ∼81% -19%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
184 Points ∼81% -19%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
182 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (41 - 228, n=90, last 2 years)
181 Points ∼79% -21%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
176 Points ∼77% -23%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Core i5-1035G7
153 Points ∼67% -33%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
1435 (1401min - 1435max) Points ∼100% +40%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
1362 (1268.87min - 1362.31max) Points ∼95% +33%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1420 (1342.69min - 1420max) Points ∼99% +38%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1412.98 (1338.87min - 1412.98max) Points ∼98% +38%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1027 (957.88min - 1027.12max) Points ∼72%
Average of class Multimedia
  (125 - 1815, n=100, last 2 years)
909 Points ∼63% -11%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
889 (827.87min - 893.75max) Points ∼62% -13%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (599 - 1027, n=41)
849 Points ∼59% -17%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Core i5-1035G7
539 Points ∼38% -48%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Core i5-1035G7
1074.6 Seconds * ∼100% -107%
Average of class Multimedia
  (279 - 4564, n=65, last 2 years)
647 Seconds * ∼60% -25%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (468 - 958, n=38)
620 Seconds * ∼58% -20%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
518 Seconds * ∼48%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
508 Seconds * ∼47% +2%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
356 Seconds * ∼33% +31%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
343 Seconds * ∼32% +34%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
340 Seconds * ∼32% +34%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (4651 - 5507, n=38)
5235 MIPS ∼100% +3%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5099 MIPS ∼97%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4889 MIPS ∼93% -4%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
4837 MIPS ∼92% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1454 - 5412, n=64, last 2 years)
4758 MIPS ∼91% -7%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
4413 MIPS ∼84% -13%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4334 MIPS ∼83% -15%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Core i5-1035G7
4091 MIPS ∼78% -20%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
42173 MIPS ∼100% +57%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
39455 MIPS ∼94% +47%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
38185 MIPS ∼91% +42%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
26819 MIPS ∼64%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4569 - 47797, n=64, last 2 years)
26097 MIPS ∼62% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
24388 MIPS ∼58% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (15556 - 27203, n=38)
22770 MIPS ∼54% -15%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Core i5-1035G7
13921 MIPS ∼33% -48%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1586 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1265 - 1595, n=39)
1530 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (813 - 1586, n=57, last 2 years)
1284 Points ∼81% -19%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
1183 Points ∼75% -25%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Core i5-1035G7
1163 Points ∼73% -27%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1154 Points ∼73% -27%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1117 Points ∼70% -30%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
1115 Points ∼70% -30%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
7109 Points ∼100% +21%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
6609 Points ∼93% +12%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
6080 Points ∼86% +3%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5878 Points ∼83%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1821 - 5926, n=39)
5183 Points ∼73% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1604 - 8053, n=57, last 2 years)
5174 Points ∼73% -12%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4399 Points ∼62% -25%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Core i5-1035G7
2713 Points ∼38% -54%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
10.6 fps ∼100% +40%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
10.3 fps ∼97% +36%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
9.79 fps ∼92% +29%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.58 fps ∼72%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.28 fps ∼69% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.98 - 11.7, n=62, last 2 years)
6.84 fps ∼65% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1.39 - 8.47, n=38)
6.16 fps ∼58% -19%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
73.4 s * ∼100% -60%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
63.6 s * ∼87% -39%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
62.5 s * ∼85% -36%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
58.9 s * ∼80% -29%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
16.5 s * ∼22% +64%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.5 - 99.2, n=57, last 2 years)
55.8 s * ∼76% -22%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (21.5 - 88.1, n=37)
48.5 s * ∼66% -6%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.8 s * ∼62%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Core i5-1035G7
32.26 s * ∼44% +30%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Core i5-1035G7
0.811 sec * ∼100% -42%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
0.6904 sec * ∼85% -21%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
0.661 sec * ∼82% -16%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.646 sec * ∼80% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.56 - 1.002, n=57, last 2 years)
0.641 sec * ∼79% -12%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.627 sec * ∼77% -10%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.61 sec * ∼75% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (0.553 - 1.002, n=38)
0.592 sec * ∼73% -4%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.571 sec * ∼70%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1027 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
106 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
228 Points
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System Performance

The subjective performance impression of the Vision 15 is excellent. All inputs are executed without perceptible delays and applications launch very quickly. The device also wakes up almost instantaneously from standby. Our synthetic benchmark results confirm the good subjective impression.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5299 Points ∼100% +3%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5165 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4083 - 5495, n=23)
4837 Points ∼91% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1001 - 9234, n=83, last 2 years)
4442 Points ∼84% -14%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3187 Points ∼60% -38%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3047 Points ∼58% -41%
Productivity
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7209 Points ∼100% +5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1407 - 8921, n=83, last 2 years)
7007 Points ∼97% +2%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
6996 Points ∼97% +2%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6852 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6480 - 7136, n=23)
6777 Points ∼94% -1%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
6417 Points ∼89% -6%
Essentials
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10522 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (8997 - 11505, n=23)
10090 Points ∼96% -4%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
9874 Points ∼94% -6%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
8888 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2891 - 10539, n=83, last 2 years)
8800 Points ∼84% -16%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8272 Points ∼79% -21%
Score
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
5500 Points ∼100% +7%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5158 Points ∼94%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5001 Points ∼91% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4597 - 5454, n=23)
4955 Points ∼90% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1144 - 6514, n=84, last 2 years)
4626 Points ∼84% -10%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4329 Points ∼79% -16%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3906 Points ∼71% -24%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5271 Points ∼100% +66%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5270 Points ∼100% +66%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
4812 Points ∼91% +52%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4772 Points ∼91% +51%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2594 - 5681, n=64, last 2 years)
4693 Points ∼89% +48%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
3169 Points ∼60%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2435 - 3187, n=12)
2977 Points ∼56% -6%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7573 Points ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
7359 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3171 - 7573, n=4)
6309 Points ∼83% -17%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5915 Points ∼78% -22%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
5038 Points ∼67% -33%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3604 - 7573, n=23, last 2 years)
4914 Points ∼65% -35%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5364 Points ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
4900 Points ∼91% -9%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4485 Points ∼84% -16%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3769 - 5364, n=13)
4350 Points ∼81% -19%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3842 Points ∼72% -28%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1371 - 5364, n=65, last 2 years)
3771 Points ∼70% -30%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3497 Points ∼65% -35%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5364 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
7573 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3169 points
PCMark 10 Score
5158 points
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DPC-Latency

Our DPC Latency test still shows high latency figures for the Vision 15. According to the manufacturer, the device was developed with stable latency figures in mind, so we have to wait for the final BIOS version to evaluate the performance in this regard.

LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7445.5 μs * ∼100%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4989.7 μs * ∼67% +33%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1521.2 μs * ∼20% +80%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1297.1 μs * ∼17% +83%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices - Vision 15 with PCIe 4.0

Samsung SSD 980 Pro
Samsung SSD 980 Pro

The Vision 15 has a single M.2-2280 slot, which is already attached via PCIe 4.0 interface. Our test unit is equipped with a corresponding SSD from Samsung (980 Pro) with a storage capacity of 1 TB, which can benefit from the fast interface. We can see sequential transfer rates of more than 7 GB/s (read) and 5 GB/s (write), respectively. All in all, a very good performance of the new SSD.

Schenker Vision 15
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Apple SSD AP1024 7171
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
LG Gram 15Z90N
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Average Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-53%
-62%
-49%
-44%
0%
Write 4K
238.1
55.54
-77%
93.29
-61%
156.91
-34%
177.1
-26%
238
0%
Read 4K
79.21
16.21
-80%
45.9
-42%
48.81
-38%
47.88
-40%
79.2
0%
Write Seq
4138.8
1959.24
-53%
1211
-71%
1050.26
-75%
2182
-47%
4139
0%
Read Seq
4132.9
1762.83
-57%
1633
-60%
2517.03
-39%
1900
-54%
4133
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
696.88
398.51
-43%
273.1
-61%
408.73
-41%
448.4
-36%
697
0%
Read 4K Q32T1
757.59
648.05
-14%
356
-53%
504.03
-33%
470.3
-38%
758
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
5187.1
2726.7
-47%
1198
-77%
1087.4
-79%
2227.5
-57%
5187
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
7117
3241.6
-54%
2269
-68%
3407.3
-52%
3454
-51%
7117
0%
Write 4K Q8T8
1283
Read 4K Q8T8
1052.3
AS SSD
-82%
-265%
-39%
-46%
0%
Copy Game MB/s
1655
1135
-31%
732.94
-56%
665.12
-60%
1655
0%
Copy Program MB/s
662.41
584
-12%
499.35
-25%
346.02
-48%
662
0%
Copy ISO MB/s
2775.26
1995
-28%
1150.59
-59%
1134.98
-59%
2775
0%
Score Total
7069
4317
-39%
2094
-70%
5376
-24%
3741
-47%
7069
0%
Score Write
2873
2018
-30%
370
-87%
2721
-5%
1520
-47%
2873
0%
Score Read
2825
1536
-46%
1157
-59%
1769
-37%
1526
-46%
2825
0%
Access Time Write *
0.02
0.095
-375%
0.552
-2660%
0.027
-35%
0.027
-35%
0.02
-0%
Access Time Read *
0.033
0.122
-270%
0.125
-279%
0.079
-139%
0.043
-30%
0.033
-0%
4K-64 Write
2265.2
1748.84
-23%
218.8
-90%
2345.58
4%
1275.34
-44%
2265
0%
4K-64 Read
2208.94
1266.78
-43%
972.67
-56%
1449.71
-34%
1190.9
-46%
2209
0%
4K Write
219.34
39.88
-82%
74.83
-66%
140.48
-36%
147.5
-33%
219
0%
4K Read
72.89
15.85
-78%
42.21
-42%
44.22
-39%
50.5
-31%
72.9
0%
Seq Write
3886.1
2288.6
-41%
766.19
-80%
2348
-40%
974
-75%
3886
0%
Seq Read
5427.2
2531.3
-53%
1423.43
-74%
2749
-49%
2842
-48%
5427
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-68% / -72%
-164% / -191%
-44% / -43%
-45% / -45%
0% / 0%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7117 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5187.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 757.59 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 696.88 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4132.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4138.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 79.21 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 238.1 MB/s

Dauerleistung Lesen: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance - Intel Xe Graphics

GPU-Z Iris Xe Graphics
GPU-Z Iris Xe Graphics

The integrated GPU of the Tiger Lake processor is called Iris Xe Graphics. It is the most powerful version with 96 shader units and a maximum core clock of 1300 MHz. More technical information about the iGPU is available here

Similar to previous versions of Intel's iGPUs, you once again get a powerful video decoder, which handles high-resolution video playback with ease and even some video editing is no problem thanks to QuickSync support. The big difference compared to previous models is the performance, which is much better now. Even AMD's iGPUs are beaten in the synthetic tests, just like the entry-level dedicated GPUs from Nvidia (MX250/MX350).

The benchmark results of the Vision 15 are always better than the average values in our database for this iGPU. There are two reasons for that: The performance is not limited by the TDP, and the iGPU obviously benefits from the fast LPDDR4X memory in a dual-channel configuration.

The performance of the iGPU is stable under sustained workloads (Time Spy Stress test is passed at 99.3 %) and there are no limitations on battery power, either.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
14725 Points ∼100% +111%
Average of class Multimedia
  (765 - 31866, n=81, last 2 years)
8606 Points ∼58% +23%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6971 Points ∼47%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5018 - 7090, n=34)
6393 Points ∼43% -8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1065G7
6232 Points ∼42% -11%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
5346 Points ∼36% -23%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
5331 Points ∼36% -24%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4589 Points ∼31% -34%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
3585 Points ∼24% -49%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G7
2914 Points ∼20% -58%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
1744 Points ∼12% -75%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
3364 Points ∼100% +109%
Average of class Multimedia
  (142 - 9323, n=71, last 2 years)
2098 Points ∼62% +30%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1611 Points ∼48%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1032 - 1670, n=39)
1431 Points ∼43% -11%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1065G7
1326 Points ∼39% -18%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1076 Points ∼32% -33%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1063 Points ∼32% -34%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
903 Points ∼27% -44%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
886 Points ∼26% -45%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
382 Points ∼11% -76%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
10399 Points ∼100% +81%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1065 - 23674, n=88, last 2 years)
6328 Points ∼61% +10%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5759 Points ∼55%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3229 - 5848, n=38)
4915 Points ∼47% -15%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1065G7
4332 Points ∼42% -25%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3579 Points ∼34% -38%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3521 Points ∼34% -39%
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3051 Points ∼29% -47%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
2945 Points ∼28% -49%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G7
1418 Points ∼14% -75%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
1189 Points ∼11% -79%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
65776 Points ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3997 - 87836, n=69, last 2 years)
32495 Points ∼49%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (19487 - 38040, n=26)
27606 Points ∼42%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
25431 Points ∼39%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
24301 Points ∼37%
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-DB77
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-8565U
20445 Points ∼31%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
9873 Points ∼15%
LG Gram 15Z90N
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G7
7024 Points ∼11%
3DMark 11 Performance
7478 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
72171 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
5238 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1804 points
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Gaming Performance

Thanks to the fast iGPU, the Vision 15 is also suited for some games. It is obviously not a full-fledged gaming laptop with a powerful dGPU, but even modern titles often run smoothly at low/medium settings. Our Witcher 3 stress test (preset high) confirms the steady performance of the laptop.

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Schenker Vision 15 Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW: Ø35.4 (34-37)
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 97.8 63.1 35.4 15.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 76.5 76.2 53.6 49.7 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 46.4 39.3 34.4 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 63 30 28 26 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 93 50 38 24 fps

Emissions - Sensitive fans, low surface temperatures

System Noise

Fan with exhaust at the rear
Fan with exhaust at the rear

The cooling solution consists of two fans and two heat pipes. As we have previously noted, the fan noise is heavily influenced by the performance mode you select. The first fan levels (2000-3200 rpm) are only audible as a quiet murmur and we can measure up to 32.2 dB(A) in the mode Better Performance (medium setting); the fans are barely audible at all in the mode Better Battery. Once you select Best Performance, however, this changes quickly and even short peak load will result in more than 35 dB(A) all the way up to the maximum noise level of 40.5 dB(A) after a few seconds. The murmur of the fans is still very pleasant and there is no high-pitched frequency at these fan speeds (4670 rpm).

One aspect we do not like and is hopefully adjusted for the final version is the sensitivity of the fans to load. With the current Beta BIOS version, they just ramp um too quickly, which can be a bit annoying in practice. We would definitely recommend the profile Better Performance for everyday use. The CPU can still benefit from the high PL2 limit (50W), but the fans stay much quieter. We did not notice any other electronic noises.

Noise Level

Idle
29.8 / 29.8 / 31.1 dB(A)
Load
40.5 / 40.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM-1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.8 dB(A)
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
LG Gram 15Z90N
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Noise
-4%
9%
8%
3%
off / environment *
29.8
29.8
-0%
28
6%
29.7
-0%
30.7
-3%
Idle Minimum *
29.8
29.9
-0%
28
6%
29.7
-0%
30.7
-3%
Idle Average *
29.8
29.9
-0%
28
6%
29.7
-0%
30.7
-3%
Idle Maximum *
31.1
29.9
4%
28
10%
30.5
2%
31.9
-3%
Load Average *
40.5
43
-6%
28
31%
31
23%
34
16%
Witcher 3 ultra *
40.5
45.4
-12%
31.3
23%
Load Maximum *
40.5
46.1
-14%
41.9
-3%
36.7
9%
34.2
16%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.630.131.531.431.52529.428.827.72929.13137.73235.729.932.84031.427.932.828.629.45031.431.533.931.632.56331.226.32727.928.58027.427.125.62526.210028.428.62928.228.312522.823.123.423.322.816023.123.322.823.123.220023.123.522.72323.225023.323.720.820.322.931522.524.42019.925.940024.425.320.721.424.450024.426.219.319.425.263024.427.919.52025.880021.925.218.919.223.6100023.825.719.118.223.7125025.227.518.116.426.6160025.428.518.316.326.5200026.829.618.716.828.525002831.621.116.230.1315028.332.418.816.130.4400026.729.41816.528.3500024.227.717.716.925.9630021.224.517.917.422.9800019.222.118.117.620.61000018.219.318.417.818.61250018.218.718.51818.31600018.318.718.818.218.3SPL37.340.53129.838.9N2.63.31.51.32.9median 23.8median 25.3median 18.9median 18.2median 24.4Delta1.52.51.52.12.1hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseSchenker Vision 15

Temperature

The surface temperatures of the Vision 15 are definitely a highlight of the device. As you can see on the following thermal images, a large portion of the base unit including the whole keyboard stays very cool during the stress test; the maximum temperature at the keyboard is 36 °C. The area above the keyboard is noticeably warmer at 42 °C, but you will hardly touch this surface when you use the laptop. The hot spot at the bottom is located between the mesh and the rubber support foot, but is not too hot at 44 °C. Considering the high performance, these are good results and you can still put the notebook on your lap under load.

Stress test
Stress test

The stress test with maximum CPU and GPU load reveals a very similar behavior like we saw under pure CPU load. The consumption is at 50W for about a minute and levels off at 40W as soon as the CPU temperature reaches more than 96 °C. This level can be maintained during the stress test. We see 8x 2.3-2.4 GHz for the CPU as well as ~450 MHz for the iGPU. The CPU temperature is completely uncritical at 75 °C. There is no performance reduction immediately after the stress test.

Max. Load
 38.9 °C
102 F
42.4 °C
108 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
 28.7 °C
84 F
31.5 °C
89 F
28.6 °C
83 F
 
 25.9 °C
79 F
25.3 °C
78 F
25.5 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 42.4 °C = 108 F
Average: 31.5 °C = 89 F
32.9 °C
91 F
46.8 °C
116 F
39.3 °C
103 F
28.3 °C
83 F
32.9 °C
91 F
30.9 °C
88 F
26.1 °C
79 F
26.8 °C
80 F
26.5 °C
80 F
Maximum: 46.8 °C = 116 F
Average: 32.3 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  46.7 °C = 116 F | Room Temperature 19.7 °C = 67 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.5 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42.4 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 46.8 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 39 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.6 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(+) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.7 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25.9 °C / 78.6 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (+3 °C / 5.4 F).
Surface temperatures stress test (top)
Surface temperatures stress test (top)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom)
Fan exhausts rear
Fan exhausts rear

Speakers

NUC Audio Software
NUC Audio Software

The two speakers are located at the front edges and direct the sound towards the bottom, so it can be muffled depending on the underground. Intel provides its own software (NUC Audio Studio), which includes some settings and presets for different sources (music, movie, voice, gaming). This means there is no reason to include addition third-party software.

The result is decent, and you can use the speaker for some music and video playback. However, there are definitely notebooks with better sound systems available, including direct rivals like the Dell XPS 15 or the MacBook Pro 16.

There are four microphones integrated into the lid. We tested them and the performance was very good during test calls.

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