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Schenker Work 15 (Core i7-8750H, 16 GB RAM, FHD) Laptop Review

Sebastian Bade, 👁 Andreas Osthoff, T. Hinum (translated by Alex Alderson), 04/24/2019

A simple work device - The name Schenker is not only synonymous with high-performance gaming laptops, but also office laptops as with the Work 15, which the German manufacturer equips with a powerful hexacore CPU. Read on to find out whether the device can deliver on the potential of its CPU and if it has any weaknesses that hold it back.

With the Work 15 from Schenker, we have a very fast work laptop if you rely purely on its technical data. The 15-inch device is powered by an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, which belongs to Intel’s Coffee Lake generation and has 6 cores that deliver impressive multi-threaded performance. Additionally, our test sample has 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 500 GB SSD. Schenker currently charges just under €1,200 (~$1,345) for this configuration. Lest we forget the display too, which is a matte, FHD panel.

On Schenker’s website, the company allows you to customise the Work 15, which can help you minimise costs. You can save €95 (~$107) alone by switching to an Intel Core i5-8300H, while if you go for an 8 GB RAM, a 240 GB SSD and forgo a pre-installed OS, then you can purchase the Work 15 for around €815 (~$914). This combination would still be a competent office device.

We have chosen to compare the Work 15 against other 15-inch office devices. The HP ProBook 450 G6 also offers a good overall package and comes with an NVIDIA GeForce MX130 for more GPU intensive tasks. Lenovo is still the go-to brand for office laptops, and its ThinkPad T580 will put the Work 15 to the test with its excellent input devices. Moreover, the Fujitsu LifeBook E558 and Dell Latitude 5590 are worthy opponents too.

Schenker Work 15
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Core: 350 - 1100 MHz, 25.20.100.6519
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, dual-channel, 2 SO-DIMM slots, both occupied, max. 32 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LP156WFC-SPP1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB, 500 GB 
, 438 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: , headphone jack, microphone jack, Card Reader: 6-in-1 card reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.9 x 378 x 267 ( = 0.98 x 14.88 x 10.51 in)
Battery
62 Wh, 5300 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: 6-line chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.166 kg ( = 76.4 oz / 4.78 pounds), Power Supply: 450 g ( = 15.87 oz / 0.99 pounds)
Price
1200 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case

Schenker Work 15
Schenker Work 15

The Work 15 comes in a simple black case without any colour accents, which would have improved the look of the device in our opinion. The choice of materials looks a bit cheap, primarily because of its mostly plastic design. However, our test device is surprisingly stiff, even though it does twist slightly when we apply pressure to it. Unfortunately, the base bows in the middle to the slightest of pressure, while the area around the power button emits an audible creaking sound when we press the said button.

The display lid is just as sturdy as the base, which is not ideal. We can easily twist it without much effort and it does not dissipate pressure well so we can get the display to temporarily deform by flexing the lid. The hinges, on the other hand, hold the display reliably in position and stop it from teetering in daily use. The display opens to about 130°, which is comparatively short. Many of our comparison devices have up to 180° hinges, which provide a greater range of movement than the Work 15 offers.

At 2.2 kilograms (~4.85 lb), the Work 15 is heavier than all our comparison devices. The same is the case with its footprint. Schenker has distributed all ports across the left and right-hand sides of the frame, although most are on the left-hand side. The Work 15 has a total of four USB ports, which should be plenty for most everyday users. However, you should pay attention to what standard you need, because Schenker has equipped the device with a slower USB 2.0 port on the right-hand side of the frame. The Work 15 also comes with a full-sized SD card reader and a dust cap to protect it. SD cards hardly protrude from the reader either. Our test device achieved acceptable transfer speeds in our tests, which are comparable to those achieved by the HP ProBook 450 G6 and Lenovo ThinkPad T580. The Work 15 cannot compete with the fast UHS-II card reader in the Dell Latitude 5590 though.

Wi-Fi performance is also on par with the best of our comparison devices. Schenker has equipped the Work 15 with an Intel Wireless AC 9560 chip that delivers very good transfer speeds, and which puts the device level with the ProBook 450 G6 in our iperf3 Client Wi-Fi tests. You can also use the RJ45 Ethernet port for a wired connection should you need one. The Ethernet port sits next to the VGA port, for reference. Yes, you read it right. The Work 15 also has a VGA connection, which means that the device can still be paired with older hardware. However, you still have an HDMI 1.4b output for connecting to more modern external monitors.

Schenker Work 15
Schenker Work 15
Schenker Work 15
Schenker Work 15
Schenker Work 15
Schenker Work 15
Schenker Work 15
Schenker Work 15
Schenker Work 15
Schenker Work 15

Size Comparison

378 mm / 14.9 inch 267 mm / 10.5 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.2 kg4.78 lbs379 mm / 14.9 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 23.9 mm / 0.941 inch 2 kg4.5 lbs376 mm / 14.8 inch 250.65 mm / 9.87 inch 20.6 mm / 0.811 inch 2 kg4.45 lbs365.8 mm / 14.4 inch 252.8 mm / 9.95 inch 20.2 mm / 0.795 inch 2 kg4.32 lbs365 mm / 14.4 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2 kg4.39 lbs

Connectivity

Left-hand side: DC-in, RJ45 LAN, VGA, HDMI 1.4b, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C (DisplayPort: no, laptop charging function: no), USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, 6-in-1 card reader
Left-hand side: DC-in, RJ45 LAN, VGA, HDMI 1.4b, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C (DisplayPort: no, laptop charging function: no), USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, 6-in-1 card reader
Right-hand side: Headphone jack, microphone jack, USB 2.0 Type-A, USB 3.0 Type-A 3.0, Kensington Lock
Right-hand side: Headphone jack, microphone jack, USB 2.0 Type-A, USB 3.0 Type-A 3.0, Kensington Lock
Front: Status LEDs
Front: Status LEDs
Rear: Vents
Rear: Vents
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 5590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
178.2 MB/s ∼100% +132%
Schenker Work 15
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.8 MB/s ∼43%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.1 MB/s ∼43% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
75.1 MB/s ∼42% -2%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=280)
62.8 MB/s ∼35% -18%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
60.6 MB/s ∼34% -21%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Latitude 5590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
203.3 MB/s ∼100% +141%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.5 MB/s ∼42% 0%
Schenker Work 15
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.2 MB/s ∼41%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82.1 MB/s ∼40% -2%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=255)
79.4 MB/s ∼39% -6%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.5 MB/s ∼38% -9%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
664 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
649 MBit/s ∼98%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
634 (min: 437, max: 666) MBit/s ∼95% -2%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
527 MBit/s ∼79% -19%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
328 MBit/s ∼49% -49%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
682 (min: 650, max: 687) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
680 MBit/s ∼100%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
663 MBit/s ∼97% -2%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
250 MBit/s ∼37% -63%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
124 MBit/s ∼18% -82%

Input Devices

A look at the keyboard
A look at the keyboard
and with the backlight enabled
and with the backlight enabled
A look at the trackpad and mouse buttons
A look at the trackpad and mouse buttons

We can already say that the ThinkPad T580 has the best input devices of our comparison devices. By comparison, the Work 15 and its 6-line chiclet keyboard is difficult to type on. The keys deliver decent feedback when pressed, but it is a bit too crisp for our liking. They also have a dampened stop, which makes the keyboard feel slightly spongy. We really like the layout and the large keys though. Impressively, Schenker has included a number pad and full-sized arrow keys, which not all 15-inch laptops have. The keys have bright lettering too, that should always remain legible in daily use. The keyboard also has a 5-stage white backlight for when you are using the Work 15 in a dark room.

The trackpad measures 10.2 x 5.7 cm (~4 x 2.24 in), which is rather small for a 15-inch laptop. However, Schenker has included dedicated mouse buttons that take some of the space that would otherwise have been filled by a larger trackpad. The one in our review unit mostly worked well during our tests, although there are some slight inaccuracies in its lower two corners. The mouse buttons worked perfectly though, and emit a soft click when pressed.

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array
Our review unit has hardly any backlight bleed
Our review unit has hardly any backlight bleed

Schenker has equipped the Work 15 with a 15.6-inch IPS display that operates natively at 1,920x1,080. The panel has a matte finish too, but it is disappointing to see the German manufacturer only offers one display for the device. Other manufacturers offer several options.

According to our tests, the display in our test sample achieved an average display brightness of 235 cd/m², which is on par with our comparison devices. The display also has an impressively low black value at 0.14 cd/m² that results in a 1,700:1 contrast ratio. The latter is much higher than all our comparison devices and helps make on-screen images look vivid. On another positive note, the work 15 does not use pulse-width modulation (PWM) to control display brightness. Additionally, our device suffers from hardly any backlight bleed, which is noticeably better than many other displays we have seen. In short, this means that the display does not look cloudy when using the Work 15 in a dark room.

238
cd/m²
234
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
237
cd/m²
238
cd/m²
248
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
215
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LP156WFC-SPP1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 248 cd/m² Average: 235 cd/m² Minimum: 19.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 241 cd/m²
Contrast: 1700:1 (Black: 0.14 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.1 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 4.4
ΔE Greyscale 5.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
57.2% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.45
Schenker Work 15
LP156WFC-SPP1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
Chi Mei CMN15FE, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
B156HAK02.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
LG Philips LP156WFB-SPB1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Latitude 5590
NV15N42, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
9%
5%
6%
-45%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
37.2 (19.2, 18)
34.4 (17.2, 17.2)
8%
33.2 (15.6, 17.6)
11%
36 (18, 18)
3%
53.2 (26.8, 26.4)
-43%
Response Time Black / White *
27.2 (17.2, 10)
24.4 (14.4, 10)
10%
27.6 (14.8, 12.8)
-1%
25 (15, 10)
8%
39.6 (23.2, 16.4)
-46%
PWM Frequency
26040 (40)
1000 (98)
Screen
-1%
-9%
5%
-12%
Brightness middle
238
242
2%
254.5
7%
231
-3%
243
2%
Brightness
235
226
-4%
238
1%
227
-3%
234
0%
Brightness Distribution
87
88
1%
87
0%
88
1%
83
-5%
Black Level *
0.14
0.21
-50%
0.27
-93%
0.16
-14%
0.19
-36%
Contrast
1700
1152
-32%
943
-45%
1444
-15%
1279
-25%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.1
4.7
23%
4.58
25%
4.83
21%
6.6
-8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
14.2
18.5
-30%
17.99
-27%
8.42
41%
22.3
-57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.4
4
9%
4.34
1%
5
-14%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.2
2.7
48%
3.3
37%
3.49
33%
5.2
-0%
Gamma
2.45 90%
2.26 97%
2.403 92%
2.54 87%
2.24 98%
CCT
7469 87%
6442 101%
6355 102%
6233 104%
6990 93%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36.3
40.8
12%
35
-4%
34
-6%
39.2
8%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
57.2
64
12%
55
-4%
53
-7%
60.8
6%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / 1%
-2% / -7%
6% / 5%
-29% / -17%

* ... smaller is better

57.2% sRGB colour space coverage
57.2% sRGB colour space coverage
36.3% AdobeRGB colour space coverage
36.3% AdobeRGB colour space coverage

The high contrast ratio and low black value make colours look vivid despite the matte finish, which would normally wash out a display. Overall, the display in our review unit looks colour accurate to our eyes. However, CalMAN and our spectrophotometer tell a different story. Schenker does not factory calibrate the displays with which it equips the Work 15, as shown by the high Delta E 2000 deviations compared to the sRGB colour space. Only the Latitude 5590 of our comparison devices has a worse colour accuracy upon delivery. Calibrating the display in our review unit reduces greyscale deviations dramatically though. You can download our calibrated ICC profile by clicking the link in the box above our comparison table. Please only use this if you have a Work 15 that has an LP156WFC-SPP1 display. Applying the profile to a different display will probably worsen its colour reproduction.

Additional calibration does not improve colour space coverage though, which remains sub-standard. Our review unit covers only 57.2% of the sRGB colour space and 36.3% of AdobeRGB. These mean that the Work 15 is unsuitable to use for image or video editing because it cannot accurately reproduce colours.

CalMAN: Greyscale – uncalibrated
CalMAN: Greyscale – uncalibrated
CalMAN: ColorChecker – uncalibrated
CalMAN: ColorChecker – uncalibrated
CalMAN: Colour Saturation - uncalibrated
CalMAN: Colour Saturation - uncalibrated
CalMAN: Greyscale - calibrated
CalMAN: Greyscale - calibrated
CalMAN: ColorChecker - calibrated
CalMAN: ColorChecker - calibrated
CalMAN: Colour Saturation - calibrated
CalMAN: Colour Saturation - calibrated

The matte display is perfect for outdoor use. Unfortunately, the display does not get bright enough to work comfortably outside on a sunny day. You should have no readability issues with using the Work 15 outside in the shade though.

Using the Schenker Work 15 outside in the sunshine
Using the Schenker Work 15 outside in the sunshine
Using the Schenker Work 15 outside in the shade
Using the Schenker Work 15 outside in the shade

The Work 15 also has excellent viewing angles thanks to its IPS panel. We noticed no brightness or colour distortions even at acute viewing angles. Hence, you should have no issue with reading the display from practically any angle.

Viewing Angles
Viewing Angles

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
27.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.2 ms rise
↘ 10 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. » 56 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
37.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.2 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.6 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 9266 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance

The Work 15 is powerful enough for actual use as an office device. Its hexacore CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and 500 GB SSD combine to make the device even suitable to run virtual machines. Incidentally, you can expand the RAM to 32 GB should you need to do so. The Work 15 is also powerful enough for photo and video editing, but its lack of a dedicated GPU and colour inaccurate display reduces the kind of editing you could do. Connecting the Work 15 to a more colour accurate external monitor would solve the latter issue though.

We should also point out that we experienced no latency issues during our tests. Hence, you should have no issues with playing music while you work.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
DPC-Latenzen
Intel Extreme Utility

Processor

The Core i7-8750H is a 6-core processor with a thermal design power (TDP) of up to 45 W and a 2.2 GHz base clock speed. The processor supports Intel Turbo Boost that allows it to boost to 4.1 GHz on single and dual cores and 3.9 GHz across all cores. By comparison, all our comparison devices have quad-core processors such as the Core i5-8250U, the Core i7-8650U and the Core i7-8565U.

Correspondingly, the Work 15 finished some way ahead of our of comparison devices in Cinebench R15. The U series processors are no match for the Core i7-8750H in multi-core applications as demonstrated by our CB R15 Multi 64Bit comparison table, with the Work 15 scoring 36% more than our highest scoring comparison devices However, our review unit scored 16% less than the average of Core i7-8750H devices that we have tested, which is disappointing. Our review unit also finished top of our single core benchmark comparison table, despite our Core i7 U series powered comparison devices having higher clock speeds.

Our looped CB R15 Multi 64Bit test shows that these initial scores are somewhat misleading. The Work 15 initially scored 971 points, but steadily throttled before it settled at around 930 points by the tenth pass through. Scores then fluctuated between 922 and 940 points for the remaining run-throughs. In short, this indicates that the cooling system reaches its limits quickly.

Please see our CPU comparison page for more information about the Core i7-8750H and how it compares against other CPUs.

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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
174 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (163 - 177, n=85)
172 Points ∼79% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel Core i7-8650U
166 Points ∼76% -5%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel Core i5-8250U
145 Points ∼67% -17%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼66% -18%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
138.25 Points ∼63% -21%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 199, n=538)
112 Points ∼51% -36%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (863 - 1251, n=92)
1109 Points ∼25% +17%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
948 (min: 541.45, max: 977.59) Points ∼22%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel Core i5-8250U
696 Points ∼16% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel Core i7-8650U
605 Points ∼14% -36%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
553 (min: 490.31, max: 513.51) Points ∼13% -42%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
Intel Core i5-8250U
548 Points ∼13% -42%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1103, n=545)
346 Points ∼8% -64%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
1.98 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (1.89 - 2, n=40)
1.967 Points ∼81% -1%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
1.84 Points ∼75% -7%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel Core i5-8250U
1.65 Points ∼68% -17%
Average of class Office
  (0.23 - 2.07, n=428)
1.135 Points ∼47% -43%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (9.54 - 13.5, n=41)
12.2 Points ∼28% +15%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
10.6 Points ∼24%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel Core i5-8250U
7.76 Points ∼18% -27%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
5.55 Points ∼13% -48%
Average of class Office
  (0.26 - 11.6, n=600)
2.79 Points ∼6% -74%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (403 - 418, n=5)
412 Points ∼80% +1%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
409 Points ∼80%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 472, n=32)
353 Points ∼69% -14%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (2272 - 2707, n=5)
2424 Points ∼35% +7%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
2272 Points ∼33%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 2598, n=32)
1262 Points ∼18% -44%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel Core i7-8650U
35114 Points ∼67% +2%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
34530 Points ∼66%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (27460 - 44549, n=46)
34141 Points ∼65% -1%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel Core i5-8250U
31111 Points ∼59% -10%
Average of class Office
  (3727 - 49795, n=245)
23371 Points ∼45% -32%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Office
  (872 - 9672, n=253)
2049 ms * ∼3% -82%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel Core i5-8250U
1256.8 ms * ∼2% -11%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
1127.9 ms * ∼2%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (695 - 1272, n=49)
1107 ms * ∼2% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel Core i7-8650U
1082.6 ms * ∼2% +4%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (7.56 - 9.55, n=5)
8.22 fps ∼27% +5%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
7.8 fps ∼26%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
7.76 fps ∼26% -1%
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 7.8, n=31)
4.32 fps ∼14% -45%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
4.18 fps ∼14% -46%
Blender 2.79 - ---
Average of class Office
  (473 - 9415, n=32)
1265 Seconds * ∼13% -167%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
894.9 Seconds * ∼10% -89%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
473 Seconds * ∼5%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
473 Seconds * ∼5% -0%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (396 - 486, n=6)
456 Seconds * ∼5% +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20
Octane V2
Octane V2
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
 
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8578
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6621
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
29664
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 32Bit
9.87 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 32Bit
49.14 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.98 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
10.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
50.61 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 32Bit
1.75 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
174 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
57.65 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
948 Points
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System Performance

PCMark benchmark results also reflect the advantage that the Work 15 has over our comparison devices. Its hexacore processor, 16 GB of RAM and fast SSD allow it finish top of all but one of our comparison tables, which is impressive. We should also point out that the system operates in dual-channel mode, which helps maximise performance.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Schenker Work 15
UHD Graphics 630, 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
3340 Points ∼28%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel UHD Graphics 630
 
3340 Points ∼28% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3050 Points ∼25% -9%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
GeForce MX130, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
2958 Points ∼25% -11%
Dell Latitude 5590
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
2953 Points ∼25% -12%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
2677 Points ∼22% -20%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5520, n=155)
2673 Points ∼22% -20%
Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6809 Points ∼70% +2%
Schenker Work 15
UHD Graphics 630, 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
6682 Points ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel UHD Graphics 630
 
6682 Points ∼69% 0%
Dell Latitude 5590
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
5940 Points ∼61% -11%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
GeForce MX130, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5930 Points ∼61% -11%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
5600 Points ∼58% -16%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 7964, n=155)
5488 Points ∼57% -18%
Essentials
Schenker Work 15
UHD Graphics 630, 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
8719 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel UHD Graphics 630
 
8719 Points ∼79% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7951 Points ∼72% -9%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
GeForce MX130, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7638 Points ∼69% -12%
Dell Latitude 5590
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
7459 Points ∼68% -14%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9790, n=155)
6984 Points ∼64% -20%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
6735 Points ∼61% -23%
Score
Schenker Work 15
UHD Graphics 630, 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
4154 Points ∼54%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel UHD Graphics 630
 
4154 Points ∼54% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3933 Points ∼51% -5%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
GeForce MX130, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3668 Points ∼47% -12%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3338 Points ∼43% -20%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5009, n=156)
3282 Points ∼42% -21%
Dell Latitude 5590
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
2469 Points ∼32% -41%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Schenker Work 15
UHD Graphics 630, 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
4326 Points ∼71%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel UHD Graphics 630
 
4326 Points ∼71% 0%
Dell Latitude 5590
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
3757 Points ∼62% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3728 Points ∼61% -14%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3464 Points ∼57% -20%
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
GeForce MX130, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3457 Points ∼57% -20%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=411)
3059 Points ∼50% -29%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4326 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5102 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5164 points
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Storage Devices

The Samsung 970 EVO Plus offers excellent transfer speeds, as we have covered extensively in our corresponding review. Schenker offers numerous drives on its configurator, but the 970 EVO Plus is one of the best value for money of those offered. Only the Samsung PM981 in the ProBook 450 G6 comes close to matching the 970 EVO Plus in benchmarks.

You can also equip the Work 15 with an additional M.2 SSD should you need more storage. If that is not enough, then Schenker has left a 2.5-inch drive bay free to add a third drive. Only drives that are 7.5 mm (~0.29 in) or thinner will fit though.

Please see our HDD/SSD comparison page for more information on the 970 EVO Plus and how it compares against other drives.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
Schenker Work 15
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Dell Latitude 5590
SK hynix SC311 M.2
Average Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-9%
-37%
-64%
-61%
0%
-45%
Write 4K
149.6
126.1
-16%
122.1
-18%
80.51
-46%
76.72
-49%
155 (99.3 - 197, n=7)
4%
95.4 (0.217 - 204, n=159)
-36%
Read 4K
49.29
43.92
-11%
44.61
-9%
26.14
-47%
28.41
-42%
47.9 (38.5 - 53.2, n=7)
-3%
33.6 (0.176 - 166, n=159)
-32%
Write Seq
1653
1669
1%
825.7
-50%
356.6
-78%
436.7
-74%
1801 (1438 - 2718, n=7)
9%
706 (21.4 - 2714, n=158)
-57%
Read Seq
1468
2224
51%
810.6
-45%
467.1
-68%
508.4
-65%
1636 (1237 - 2559, n=7)
11%
996 (74 - 2827, n=158)
-32%
Write 4K Q32T1
478.2
410.4
-14%
293.9
-39%
257.2
-46%
288.1
-40%
434 (337 - 557, n=7)
-9%
268 (0.222 - 701, n=160)
-44%
Read 4K Q32T1
560.5
338.1
-40%
374.8
-33%
243.3
-57%
271.9
-51%
528 (408 - 648, n=7)
-6%
287 (0.647 - 773, n=160)
-49%
Write Seq Q32T1
3271.7
1979
-40%
1714
-48%
437.4
-87%
503.4
-85%
3208 (2933 - 3280, n=7)
-2%
900 (56.5 - 3280, n=160)
-72%
Read Seq Q32T1
3550.1
3368
-5%
1772
-50%
525.5
-85%
549.4
-85%
3438 (3235 - 3556, n=7)
-3%
1621 (78.6 - 3561, n=160)
-54%
Write 4K Q8T8
2066.5
2067
0%
864 (4.69 - 2067, n=16)
-58%
Read 4K Q8T8
1064.1
1064
0%
901 (247 - 1525, n=16)
-15%
AS SSD
-61%
-29%
-86%
-84%
-3%
-626%
Copy Game MB/s
1000.07
660.05
-34%
234.84
-77%
210.03
-79%
1099 (787 - 1434, n=6)
10%
311 (17.5 - 1424, n=241)
-69%
Copy Program MB/s
405.69
414.28
2%
154.55
-62%
208.57
-49%
438 (243 - 570, n=6)
8%
183 (12.8 - 609, n=241)
-55%
Copy ISO MB/s
2040.95
1381.5
-32%
302.18
-85%
311.53
-85%
1939 (1394 - 2728, n=6)
-5%
498 (21.1 - 2830, n=241)
-76%
Score Total
4952
3658
-26%
3587
-28%
841
-83%
912
-82%
5062 (4379 - 5862, n=7)
2%
1365 (21 - 5169, n=366)
-72%
Score Write
2668
1265
-53%
1564
-41%
376
-86%
326
-88%
2520 (1902 - 2853, n=7)
-6%
460 (8 - 2668, n=366)
-83%
Score Read
1510
1608
6%
1336
-12%
305
-80%
385
-75%
1679 (1414 - 2359, n=7)
11%
605 (6 - 2251, n=366)
-60%
Access Time Write *
0.028
0.182
-550%
0.035
-25%
0.059
-111%
0.047
-68%
0.0291 (0.023 - 0.037, n=7)
-4%
1.066 (0.021 - 34.1, n=394)
-3707%
Access Time Read *
0.034
0.044
-29%
0.047
-38%
0.093
-174%
0.111
-226%
0.049 (0.033 - 0.092, n=7)
-44%
1.481 (0.025 - 32, n=391)
-4256%
4K-64 Write
2280.01
1023.47
-55%
1325.22
-42%
270.88
-88%
212.7
-91%
2144 (1494 - 2431, n=7)
-6%
305 (0.23 - 2280, n=395)
-87%
4K-64 Read
1182.59
1351.59
14%
1139.74
-4%
236.03
-80%
305.96
-74%
1381 (1156 - 2050, n=7)
17%
451 (0.34 - 2072, n=395)
-62%
4K Write
134.72
125.4
-7%
106.22
-21%
71.85
-47%
73.54
-45%
131 (99.1 - 166, n=7)
-3%
74.7 (0.21 - 182, n=395)
-45%
4K Read
55.87
50.57
-9%
50.78
-9%
24.6
-56%
29.03
-48%
51.1 (30 - 59, n=7)
-9%
30.1 (0.4 - 112, n=395)
-46%
Seq Write
2530.84
1162.53
-54%
1324.07
-48%
333.76
-87%
392.95
-84%
2445 (2081 - 2779, n=7)
-3%
504 (41.5 - 2531, n=396)
-80%
Seq Read
2716.3
2062.57
-24%
1453.55
-46%
445.03
-84%
503.09
-81%
2469 (2172 - 2716, n=7)
-9%
839 (42.5 - 2978, n=396)
-69%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-35% / -42%
-33% / -32%
-75% / -78%
-73% / -76%
-2% / -2%
-336% / -384%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
Sequential Read: 1563 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1622 MB/s
512K Read: 2149 MB/s
512K Write: 2566 MB/s
4K Read: 58.16 MB/s
4K Write: 107.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 380.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 305.2 MB/s

Graphics Card

The Work 15 does not have a dedicated GPU and relies on the UHD Graphics 630 that Intel integrates within the Core i7-8750H. The GPU can clock up to 1,100 MHz and delivers largely the same performance as a UHD Graphics 620 running in dual-channel mode.

The UHD Graphics 630 is basically a rebranded HD Graphics 630. Hence, the GPU supports 4K H.265 and has 10-bit colour thanks to support for HDCP 2.2. You should be able to play videos or stream Netflix in 4K on an appropriate TV or external monitor.

The Work 15 ranked just ahead of the ThinkPad T580 in the benchmarks. Both devices cannot compete with the ProBook 450 G6 and its GeForce MX130 GPU though.

Please see our GPU comparison page for more information on the Intel UHD Graphics 630 and it how compares against other GPUs.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8565U
2908 Points ∼100% +61%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 630
  (1708 - 2012, n=5)
1810 Points ∼62% 0%
Schenker Work 15
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i7-8750H
1805 Points ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
1802 Points ∼62% 0%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1619 Points ∼56% -10%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1573 Points ∼54% -13%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 11542, n=661)
1335 Points ∼46% -26%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Office
  (76 - 3028, n=55)
527 Points ∼100% +30%
Schenker Work 15
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i7-8750H
406 Points ∼77%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 630
  (367 - 433, n=4)
397 Points ∼75% -2%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
335 Points ∼64% -17%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8565U
2383 Points ∼100% +80%
Schenker Work 15
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i7-8750H
1326 Points ∼56%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 630
  (1143 - 1439, n=5)
1259 Points ∼53% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
1118 Points ∼47% -16%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 7774, n=480)
1028 Points ∼43% -22%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
954 Points ∼40% -28%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
950 Points ∼40% -28%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8565U
13776 Points ∼100% +23%
Schenker Work 15
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i7-8750H
11199 Points ∼81%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 630
  (9422 - 11199, n=4)
10125 Points ∼73% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
8948 Points ∼65% -20%
Dell Latitude 5590
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
8065 Points ∼59% -28%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
7680 Points ∼56% -31%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=526)
7059 Points ∼51% -37%
3DMark 11 Performance
2070 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
69790 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
10919 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1215 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
580 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
470 points
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Gaming Performance

The Work 15 and its UHD Graphics 630 can play some older and simple games, but complex modern titles such as "X-Plane 11" are out of the question. Our review unit can play games such as "BioShock Infinite" and "Dota 2 Reborn" smoothly at minimum graphics in 720p. This will not be a treat for your eyes though.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 82.4 40.1 33.9 10.8 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 76.7 48 21 19.1 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 31.3 20.1 18.3 fps

Emissions

Fan Noise

The cooling unit has a lot of work to do, especially under load. The fans typically operate at 35.4 dB(A) in these conditions, but they can reach a maximum of 47.4 dB(A). This makes the Work 15 noticeably louder than our comparison devices, although it generally operates silently or at idle. If the fans do turn on when you are not pushing the system hard, they should only reach a maximum of 29.7 dB(A), which is pleasantly quiet.

Moreover, the system adjusts fan speed quickly. In practice, this means that the fans will only run at maximum speeds when you are pushing the system to its limits. They will then quieten down a few moments after you stop whatever task you are doing.

Noise Level

Idle
29.2 / 29.2 / 29.7 dB(A)
Load
35.4 / 47.4 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.2 dB(A)
Schenker Work 15
UHD Graphics 630, 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
GeForce MX130, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Dell Latitude 5590
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
Noise
5%
3%
4%
2%
off / environment *
29.2
29
1%
28.6
2%
30
-3%
29
1%
Idle Minimum *
29.2
29
1%
28.6
2%
30
-3%
29
1%
Idle Average *
29.2
29
1%
28.6
2%
30
-3%
29
1%
Idle Maximum *
29.7
29
2%
28.6
4%
30
-1%
31.3
-5%
Load Average *
35.4
34.2
3%
37.4
-6%
34.8
2%
36.6
-3%
Load Maximum *
47.4
38.4
19%
40
16%
33.5
29%
40.9
14%
Witcher 3 ultra *
34.2

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.329.128.233.333.329.62526.92725.628.727.227.73128.32627.730.228.7304025.825.42626.927.426.95024.724.823.924.225.326.16324.323.623.723.823.225.18025.422.923.222.722.424.710022.122.723.622.422.524.512523.622.723.922.621.825.416023.922.423.322.321.826.520025.124.224.621.321.626.925024.122.924.221.521.12731525.322.824.920.620.528.840027.722.12520.22031.250029.521.724.720.11931.263028.722.62619.719.332.880027.22224.819.219.131100030.123.726.619.518.334.8125031.224.828.418.217.335.3160033.227.531.217.416.736.4200037.126.533.817.116.539.1250037.326.832.916.516.142.2315029.420.725.716.415.634.4400025.117.62216.115.830.1500022.116.318.815.815.826.8630019.815.917.615.915.624.4800018.315.716.81615.422.61000016.615.616.215.915.419.51250016.515.917.216.815.3191600015.91616.616.815.216.9SPL43.635.440.329.729.247.4N3.722.91.31.25median 25.1median 22.4median 24.6median 18.2median 17.3median 28.8Delta3.93.222.32.44.5hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseSchenker Work 15

Temperature

3DMark 11 scores after a stress test
3DMark 11 scores after a stress test
System information during a FurMark and Prime95 combined stress test
System information during a FurMark and Prime95 combined stress test

The high fan noise does allow the Work 15 to keep its surface temperatures in check though. The warmest area of the case unit did not exceed 43 °C (~109 °F) even during a stress test. Likewise, most of the case stayed below 30 °C (~86 °F) even with the system operating under full load.

It looks quite different internally though. CPU core temperatures peaked at 97 °C (~207 °F) during our one-hour stress test, which causes the processor to throttle to cool itself. Our review unit can still maintain its 2.2 GHz base clock, although this is well below its peak clock speeds.

The UHD Graphics 630 also gets worryingly hot and reached a maximum of 95 °C (~203 °F). The GPU can maintain 1,050 MHz though. We should point out that the CPU and GPU share the same TDP, so the former cannot work as hard as it potentially could if the latter is also in use. Our stress test pushes both to their limits, which is part of the reason why the CPU operates at a comparatively lower clock speed.

We should also point out that our stress test did not have any adverse effects on benchmark scores. Our review unit scored roughly the same in 3DMark 11 after a stress test as those when we ran it from cold.

Max. Load
 40.2 °C
104 F
36.1 °C
97 F
25.5 °C
78 F
 
 36.5 °C
98 F
36.6 °C
98 F
24.2 °C
76 F
 
 28.7 °C
84 F
28.9 °C
84 F
21.8 °C
71 F
 
Maximum: 40.2 °C = 104 F
Average: 30.9 °C = 88 F
22.8 °C
73 F
37.3 °C
99 F
43 °C
109 F
21.1 °C
70 F
28.3 °C
83 F
34 °C
93 F
20.9 °C
70 F
29.8 °C
86 F
26.7 °C
80 F
Maximum: 43 °C = 109 F
Average: 29.3 °C = 85 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.9 °C = 107 F | Room Temperature 20.2 °C = 68 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.9 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 29.5 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.2 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.9 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 29.5 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 28.9 °C / 84 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (-0.8 °C / -1.4 F).
Schenker Work 15
UHD Graphics 630, 8750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
GeForce MX130, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Dell Latitude 5590
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
Heat
-2%
-20%
-5%
2%
Maximum Upper Side *
40.2
39.4
2%
39
3%
42
-4%
36.6
9%
Maximum Bottom *
43
50.2
-17%
56
-30%
41
5%
47.5
-10%
Idle Upper Side *
24.7
22.9
7%
28.2
-14%
26.8
-9%
23.2
6%
Idle Bottom *
24.4
24.1
1%
34.2
-40%
27.2
-11%
24.2
1%

* ... smaller is better

Heatmap of the top of the device under load
Heatmap of the top of the device under load
Heatmap of the bottom of the device under load
Heatmap of the bottom of the device under load

Speakers

The Work 15 has stereo speakers that Schenker has placed below the palm rest. Their placement makes the speakers sound muffled if it is placed on a soft surface, which is impractical. The speakers reached a maximum of 75.7 dB(A) during our tests, although they sound too high pitched for our liking at this volume. Reducing the volume helps the speakers deliver a more balanced sound, but they lack bass at any volume.

Overall, the speakers are good enough for occasionally listening to music or watching videos. We would recommend using external speakers or headphones for a better listening experience though, which you can connect via the 3.5 mm headphone jack or Bluetooth.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.331.72527.227.23128.727.24027.427.65025.323.96323.223.78022.422.510022.521.812521.822.316021.823.720021.625.925021.133.631520.543.44002046.45001948.963019.353.680019.157.9100018.366.9125017.370.2160016.765.2200016.564.7250016.164.4315015.658.2400015.861.6500015.864.5630015.657.1800015.456.21000015.4511250015.349.41600015.253.7SPL29.275.7N1.231.5median 17.3median 53.7Delta2.411.642.437.942.446.638.546.644.738.944.747.439.347.445.636.445.647.234.547.248.233.848.250.234.150.251.33351.356.631.756.659.73159.765.930.965.966.729.366.764.928.464.964.927.764.967.827.167.875.326.175.373.526.173.569.725.769.76825.26865.524.765.561.124.761.165.324.565.365.324.165.364.724.164.768.72468.766.723.866.75923.75963.623.663.661.123.661.180.437.580.4513.151median 65.3median 25.7median 65.332.93hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSchenker Work 15Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Schenker Work 15 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (11.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (31.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 93% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 3% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 92% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 5% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.43 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 7.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 0% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Management

Power Consumption

A look at the Work 15’s 90 W power supply
A look at the Work 15’s 90 W power supply

In terms of power consumption, the Work 15 can be found in the midfield of our comparison devices. The Core i7-8750H is the culprit here, as it can consume up to 56 W at full throttle. The system consumes a maximum of 86 W as a result, although it typically averages 42.5 W under load. Our test device also consumed about 69 W during our stress test, for reference.

The Work 15 is more frugal at idle though. The system consumes between 3.7 W and 7.1 W in these conditions, which is on par, or better than our comparison devices. 
Schenker includes a 90-W power supply in the box, which is powerful enough to keep the Work 15 charging even when it is being pushed hard; we noticed no battery discharging during our stress test.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.41 / 0.81 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.7 / 6.4 / 7.1 Watt
Load midlight 42.5 / 86 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Schenker Work 15
8750H, UHD Graphics 630, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
8565U, GeForce MX130, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
8650U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Latitude 5590
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, SK hynix SC311 M.2, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Average Intel UHD Graphics 630
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
-7%
-16%
13%
2%
-11%
-43%
Idle Minimum *
3.7
3.12
16%
4.7
-27%
3.8
-3%
3.6
3%
3.75 (3.7 - 3.79, n=2)
-1%
7.56 (2.34 - 32, n=973)
-104%
Idle Average *
6.4
6.3
2%
7.9
-23%
6.7
-5%
6.5
-2%
6.65 (6.4 - 6.9, n=2)
-4%
11.4 (4.2 - 42, n=973)
-78%
Idle Maximum *
7.1
9.78
-38%
11.4
-61%
8.3
-17%
7.2
-1%
8.15 (7.1 - 9.2, n=2)
-15%
13.8 (5 - 67, n=973)
-94%
Load Average *
42.5
57.6
-36%
47.2
-11%
29
32%
46.2
-9%
52.3 (42.5 - 62, n=2)
-23%
37.3 (7.43 - 99.3, n=958)
12%
Load Maximum *
86
67.3
22%
48.1
44%
36.7
57%
68.8
20%
97 (86 - 108, n=2)
-13%
46 (12.2 - 129, n=960)
47%
Witcher 3 ultra *
42

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

3DMark 11 scores on battery
3DMark 11 scores on battery
Cinebench R15 Multi 64Bit on battery
Cinebench R15 Multi 64Bit on battery
A look at the Work 15’s 62 Wh battery
A look at the Work 15’s 62 Wh battery

The Work 15 has a 62 Wh, which is larger than all the batteries in our comparison devices. However, its power-hungry CPU means that the device does not have considerably better battery life.

Our test still lasted for a respectable 8:24 hours in our practical Wi-Fi test, which is longer than all but the ProBook 450 G6 of our comparison devices. We lowered the display brightness to 150 cd/m², or 79%, for this test as we do with all the devices that we test. The battery only lasted around 6 hours in our looped H.264 video test, but this should still be enough for a long movie night.

The included power supply recharges our review unit fully in just under 2.5 hours. 
Disappointingly, the Work 15 heavily throttles its CPU when running on battery. Our review unit scored around 50% less in CB R15 Multi 64Bit on battery than we tested it connected to the mains. We had no such issues with the GPU though.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
HP ProBook 450 G6-5TJ93EA
8565U, GeForce MX130, 45 Wh
583 min ∼22% +16%
Schenker Work 15
8750H, UHD Graphics 630, 62 Wh
504 min ∼19%
Dell Latitude 5590
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 51 Wh
444 min ∼17% -12%
Fujitsu Lifebook E558 E5580MP581DE
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 50 Wh
429 min ∼16% -15%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 1104, n=356)
417 min ∼16% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20L9001AUS
8650U, UHD Graphics 620, 56 Wh
252 min ∼10% -50%
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
9h 42min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge:44.17763.1.0)
8h 24min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
5h 50min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 55min
Battery life at idle
Battery life at idle
Battery life under full load
Battery life under full load
Battery life on Wi-Fi
Battery life on Wi-Fi
Battery life while playing a H.264 video on a loop
Battery life while playing a H.264 video on a loop

Pros

+ hexacore CPU
+ fast SSD
+ stable viewing angles
+ matte panel
+ no PWM
+ hardly any backlight bleeding
+ removable battery
+ VGA output
+ fast Wi-Fi
+ SD card reader

Cons

- cheap looking chassis
- low colour space coverage
- loud under full load
- high CPU temperatures under load
- significant CPU throttling on battery
- no DisplayPort
- few business features

Verdict

The Schenker Work 15 laptop review. Test device courtesy of Schenker Germany.
The Schenker Work 15 laptop review. Test device courtesy of Schenker Germany.

The Schenker Work 15 is undoubtedly a powerful 15-inch work laptop. €1,200 (~$1,345) gets you a laptop with a hexacore processor, 16 GB of RAM and a fast SSD. Moreover, its display is a pleasure to use, although we wished that it was more colour accurate. Overall, the Work 15 often outperformed our comparison devices because of its strong Core i7-8750H processor, even if it does not meet expectations for what that CPU should achieve.

The cooling system is underpowered though, which hampers CPU performance. Our review unit can still maintain its CPU base clock when pushed to its limits, but the cooling system cannot keep the chip from overheating, so it thermal throttles instead to cool itself.

In short, the Work 15 is a solid work device, but it lacks the finishing touches of its competitors. It has no smart card reader, fingerprint scanner or IR camera, which OEMs usually adorn their business devices. The only consolation here is the optional LTE module, but this does not compensate for the lack of security features in our opinion.

The Schenker Work 15 is a fast workhorse with a strong CPU of which it, unfortunately, cannot take full advantage.

The Work 15 has a decent keyboard too, but it is not at the same level as the ThinkPad T580. The trackpad and dedicated mouse buttons also worked well, but we would have preferred a larger trackpad. Likewise, a Type-C port that supports DisplayPort would have been welcome. Overall, the Work 15 is a decent office laptop, but it has a few trade-offs.

Schenker Work 15 - 04/18/2019 v6(old)
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
75 / 98 → 77%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
55 / 80 → 68%
Weight
62 / 20-67 → 89%
Battery
88%
Display
84%
Games Performance
66 / 68 → 98%
Application Performance
95 / 92 → 100%
Temperature
93%
Noise
89%
Audio
44%
Camera
42 / 85 → 50%
Average
74%
84%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Bade, 2019-04-24 (Update: 2019-04-25)
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