In the course of an update of Schenker VIA Ultrabooks, the German company has introduced the VIA 15 Pro models the first notebooks with AMD Ryzen 4xxxH Renoir processors without a dedicated GPU. Only the Radeon RX Vega integrated in the processor is used. Depending on the equipment variant, up to 8 cores (16 threads), 64 GB RAM and 2 TB SSD capacity are available. The powerful hardware is packed in a compact magnesium case.
The basic configuration for 875 Euro offers an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, 8 GB DDR4-2666 Single Channel RAM and a 250 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD from Kingston. In the maximum configuration Schenker installs a M.2 Seagate FireCuda 520 with 2 TB capacity, 64 GB DDR4-3200 Dual Channel RAM and an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H for 1,880 Euro.
SATA SSDs, which are still available on the VIA 15 with AMD Ryzen 3000U Picasso, are no longer available for selection on the Pro version. According to Schenker, the VIA 15 PRO is currently the “only model on the European market” that uses only the processor’s integrated Vega graphics chip. Even the more expensive equipment variants do not have a dedicated CPU.
The battery life of the VIA 15 Pro models is up to 14 hours at a brightness of 150 cd/m² according to the manufacturer’s specifications. 4K displays are also not available for an additional charge. The 15.6-inch Full-HD display (IPS) installed in all models covers sRGB color space 100 percent.
The VIA 15 Pro Notebooks can already be configured and ordered in the official Schenker online shop. Delivery is scheduled for the end of August. In addition to Windows 10 Home and Pro, the subsidiary TUXEDO will also provide the identical Pulse 15, which will be delivered with Linux.