Schenker Work 17: A BIOS update is recommended
Out of the box, the Schenker Work 17 packs a lot of performance and a sturdy aluminum and plastic case. Like the Schenker Work 15, the Work 17 also has an excellent keyboard with RGB lighting and a numpad. The Intel Core i7-11370H is supported by 32 GB of RAM, and it performs impressively in most benchmarks. The i7's iGPU can even handle some games without problems.
Unfortunately, we first encountered a problem with the laptop's performance management in the test. On battery power, the laptop crashed under very high loads, such as in the stress test with Prime 95 and FurMark. This behavior could only be eliminated with a BIOS update from Schenker. In the original BIOS version, the processor's target temperature in Performance Mode was 98 °C (~208 °F). The new version slightly lowers the target temperature, which allows the laptop to run without problems in all tests. The update is quite simple to perform, and it's explained in an easy-to-understand step-by-step guide by Schenker. We completed the process, which requires a USB stick, within a few minutes.
No performance losses when plugged in are noticeable as a result of the update. But the Schenker Work 17 now benefits from better stability on battery power. The high level of load that we generate in the stress test hardly occurs in everyday use. Therefore, the limitations should only be noticeable in a few use cases.
You can read the detailed review of the Schenker Work 17 in our Reviews section.