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SCHENKER VISION 16 and VISION 16 Pro: The world’s lightest 16-inch ultrabooks in their performance class
Leipzig, Germany, October 27th 2022 – Schenker Technologies introduces the SCHENKER VISION 16 Pro and the SCHENKER VISION 16, two new 16-inch ultrabooks with 16:10 displays that feature a unique combination of high performance and portability thanks to their slim magnesium chassis and low weight. Both models feature Intel’s Core i7-12700H. While the Pro comes with graphics cards from a GeForce RTX 3060 up to an RTX 3080, the standard version offers a choice between an RTX 3050 Ti and a configuration variant that relies exclusively on an integrated Intel Xe graphics unit. Further similarities include plugged-in memory and storage components and excellent connectivity.
Slim, freely configurable high-end ultrabooks with plenty of power
Both the SCHENKER VISION 16 Pro and the VISION 16 are based on the same chassis, manufactured from AZ91D magnesium alloy. The laptops each measure 354 x 245 x 17.1 mm and weigh around 1.6 (VISION 16 Pro) and around 1.5 or 1.45 kg (VISION 16, depending on the configured graphics card). The differences in weight are due to variations in the cooling system. The Pro variant has a choice of significantly higher-performance graphics cards with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060, 3070 Ti and a 3080 with 16 GB GDDR6 memory, which are integrated in an efficiency-optimised version with a GPU power of up to 95 watts each (70 watts TGP plus 25 watts Dynamic Boost 2.0) due to the slim design of the laptops.
The VISION 16, on the other hand, is available in an entry-level variant with Intel’s integrated Xe graphics unit as well as an optional upgrade to a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which runs at up to 65 watts (50 watts TGP plus 15 watts Dynamic Boost 2.0). On the CPU side, both models employ Intel’s Core i7-12700H with 14 cores and liquid metal thermal compound.
No other manufacturer currently offers more performance with a comparably low weight and compact ultrabook dimensions. Thanks to the free configurability, the VISION 16 Pro and VISION 16 cover a very wide range of usage cases – from slim and light office and multimedia notebooks to high-performance, mobile content creation laptops.
Upgradeable, plugged-in memory and storage components: Up to 64 GB RAM and two M.2 SSDs
Despite the ultrabook design, SCHENKER refrains from soldering the memory components, as is increasingly common in this product segment, and consistently implements the concept of individual configurability of the laptops: two SO-DIMM sockets for up to 64 GB RAM and two M.2 slots with fast PCI Express 4.0 connection even allow future upgrading, especially since the interior of the laptops can be accessed without hassle via the screwed bottom shell. While the VISION 16 Pro already integrates the latest DDR5-4800 RAM, the VISION 16 opts for DDR4-3200 RAM.
16:10 displays with 2,560 x 1,600 pixels
The laptops’ 16-inch WQXGA displays each offer a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and are designed in 16:10 format for more vertical viewing space in applications. Both IPS panels feature a brightness of 350 nits and 99 per cent sRGB colour space coverage, but the maximum refresh rate differs: While the VISION 16 Pro features a 240 Hz fast display with optional 60 Hz power-saving mode, the VISION 16 model operates at up to 90 Hz.
Modern, flexible connectivity
Thunderbolt 4 and USB-C 3.2 each feature an integrated DisplayPort stream and a function for charging the laptops via an optional USB-C travel power supply. For full charging power, the VISION 16 Pro comes with a 180-watt power supply and the VISION 16 comes with a 120- or 90-watt power supply, depending on the configured graphics card. In addition, the mobile devices provide HDMI 2.1 (VISION 16 Pro, with dGPU connection) or HDMI 2.0 (VISION 16, with iGPU connection), so that up to three external monitors can be connected natively. If required, it is possible to link up to two 4K monitors with one cable via Thunderbolt 4, which requires a corresponding Thunderbolt docking station. Two USB-A 3.1 Gen1 ports, a card reader for full-size SD cards and Wi-Fi 6 complete the extensive range of interfaces, especially impressive for an ultrabook.
Input devices: no compromises in terms of functionality
The full-size keyboard of the VISION 16 series includes a dedicated numpad as well as separate, large arrow keys and an Fn-Lock function for permanently switching the F keys to secondary assignment. In addition to a multi-level adjustable, neutral-white backlight, the quiet keystroke action is noteworthy. The Microsoft Precision compliant glass touchpad is very generous with a gliding surface of 154 x 100 mm. Thanks to the double-tap function, it is possible to deactivate either only the right half or the entire touchpad. The latter is an ideal option if an external mouse is used with the laptop. Furthermore, automatic recognition of the palm of the hand is integrated: The touchpad will not register inadvertent or incorrect inputs as a result of your palm resting on the surface.
Pricing and availability
The base configuration of the SCHENKER VISION 16 Pro, which can be freely configured on bestware.com, includes Intel’s Core i7-12700H, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 16 (2×8) GB DDR5-4800 RAM, a 500 GB Samsung 980 SSD and a 240 Hz WQXGA IPS display. In comparison, the SCHENKER VISION 16 starts with Intel’s Xe graphics unit, 8 (1×8) GB DDR4-3200 RAM and a 90 Hz WQXGA IPS display; the upgrade to the RTX 3050 Ti (€ 182) is available at an additional charge. The starting prices including 19% VAT are € 1,899 (VISION 16 Pro) and € 1,549 (VISION 16) respectively. All SCHENKER laptops purchased via the company’s own e-commerce platform bestware.com come with a 36-month factory warranty.
|VISION 16||VISION 16 Pro|
|Display Specification||2560 x 1600 | 90 Hz | 16:10||2560 x 1600 | 240 Hz | 16:10|
|Display Model||BOE NE160QDM-N64 V8.0 (BOE0ACA)||BOE NE160QDM-NZ1 V8.0 (BOE0A3B)|
|CPU Options||Intel Core i7-12700H|
|CPU Cooling||Liquid Metal|
|GPU Options||Intel Xe (iGPU-only)|
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti | 4 GB
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 | 6 GB|
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti | 8 GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 | 16 GB
|Max GPU Power||65 watts||95 watts|
2x SO-DIMM | 64 GB max.
2x SO-DIMM | 64 GB max.
|SSD Storage||2x M.2 PCIe Gen4x4|
|HDMI||HDMI 2.0 via iGPU|
18 Gbps | 4K 60 Hz
|HDMI 2.1 via dGPU|
48 Gbps | 4K 120 Hz
|DisplayPort||3x DisplayPort 1.4 via iGPU | 3x 32.4 Gbps | 4K 240 Hz|
(2x via Thunderbolt 4 + 1x via USB-C)
|USB-C Power Delivery||Supports charging battery via Thunderbolt 4|
|Webcam||1080p Webcam with Windows Hello support|
|Battery||80 Wh battery with 3 charging profiles|
|Mainboard Layers||10 layers||12 layers|
|Power Adapter||90 watts without RTX 3050 Ti|
120 watts with RTX 3050 Ti
|System z-height||17.1 mm|
|System Weight||ca. 1.45 kg without RTX 3050 Ti|
ca. 1.5 kg with RTX 3050 Ti
|ca. 1.6 kg|
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