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The Vision 14 from Schenker Technologies is a very interesting ultrabook, because thanks to its magnesium chassis it only tips the scale at little more than 1 kg. Contrary to many other ultrabooks, however, you do not have to make the typical compromises in terms of ports and maintenance options. It is actually pretty rare nowadays that such a compact device offers two regular SODIMM slots. You also get two M.2-2280 slots for SSDs, even though you can argue that sacrificing one M.2 slot in favor of a larger battery would have been a better option.
In addition to the model with the Tiger Lake-U processors and iGPUs, there is now also a second model of the Vision 14 with improved cooling, which allows the implementation of a dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as well as slightly faster processors. The weight compared to the regular Vision 14 is increased by around 100 grams, but at slightly less than 1.2 kg, the Vision 14 H35 is still a very light device considering the components.
Potential buyers should know that all the performance in such a slim chassis results in loud fans and high chassis temperatures, which is also the case here when you stress the device. However, Schenker implements different power settings you can access with the preloaded Command Center, which help keeping the Vision 14 quiet during everyday workloads and we also recommend you check the performance with different profiles when you play games. The performance of the RTX 3050 Ti is stable during longer gaming sessions and the gaming performance is obviously much better compared to the iGPU, but it is still a comparatively slow version of the RTX 3050 Ti with a maximum TGP of 50 Watts.
The processor is currently still limited to Intel’s Tiger Lake models. The H35 chips with four cores, however, are only slightly faster than regular Tiger Lake-U CPUs and both the efficiency as well as the multi-core performance are clearly worse compared to current AMD chips, which are not available for the Vision 14 due to supply issues. The overall performance is not bad by any means, but it could be better, We are therefore already eager to see how the Vision 14 will perform with the upcoming Intel Alder Lake CPUs.
Thanks to the high-resolution 3K panel without PWM flickering, you can enjoy excellent picture quality, but it also draws quite a bit of power. The Wi-Fi battery runtime is only between 4.5-5.5 hours depending on the brightness. Please see our detailed reviews of the two Vision 14 configurations for all further information:
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