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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Martina Osztovits (translated by Martina Osztovits), 09/15/2014

October 2014 update. Here you will find the current best office/business notebooks for below 800 Euros (~$1038) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.

For the original German article, see here.

Office notebooks, cheap bargains and computers for everyday tasks: They require decent input devices and an ergonomic display, and the connectivity should allow the user to easily connect to the home or professional environment.

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 budget office laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck in the previous 10 months. If ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first. The table can be sorted by clicking its headers and filtered by entering text in the text field above it (e.g. "matte").

Notebookcheck Budget Office Notebook Charts (<$1000) as of October 2014

Pos. RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionFinish
184%03/14Lenovo Thinkpad L540
Intel Core i5 4200M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
4 GB RAM, HDD
- from $599 at Amazon 
2.3 kg31 mm15.61920x1080matte
281%02/14Acer Travelmate P455-M
Intel Core i5 4200U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
4 GB RAM, HDD
- from $759 at Amazon
2.4 kg25 mm15.61920x1080matte
379%12/13Lenovo Thinkpad L440
Intel Core i5 4330M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
4 GB RAM, HDD
- from $777 at Amazon
2.3 kg29 mm15.61366x768matte
478%

08/14

Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
Intel Core i3 4030U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
4 GB RAM, HDD
- from €419 at Notebooksbilliger

2.5 kg26 mm15.61366x768matte
578%

03/14

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
AMD A10-5750M
Radeon HD 8650G+HD 8570M
8 GB RAM, HDD
- from $799 at Amazon
2.4 kg34 mm15.61366x768matte
678%01/14HP ProBook 455 G1
AMD A4-4300M
Radeon HD 7420G
4 GB RAM, HDD
- from $524 at Amazon
2.3 kg23 mm15.61366x768matte
778%01/14Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
Intel Core i3 4000M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
4 GB RAM, HDD
- from $654 at Amazon
2.5 kg30 mm15.61366x768matte
878%01/14HP ProBook 650 G1
Intel Core i3 4000M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
4 GB RAM, HDD
- from $744 at Amazon
2.3 kg25 mm15.61366x768matte
977%

08/14

HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
AMD A-Series A8-6410
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema)
4 GB RAM, HDD
- from $639 at Amazon

2.6 kg28 mm17.31600x900glare
1077%04/14HP ProBook 645 G1
AMD A6-5350M
Radeon HD 8450G
4 GB RAM, HDD
- from $1060 at Amazon
2.0 kg25 mm14.0 1366x768matte

Editors' Comments

Versatile office allrounder: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge L540
Versatile office allrounder: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge L540

1st

The entry-level model of Lenovo's ThinkPad L540 is available for below 800 Euros (~$1038). In Lenovo's product range, L-series models are cheaper than T-series models. Our L540 test model features an Intel i5-4200M (standard voltage) CPU with integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics solution and a matte Full HD display. The latter provides a lot of overview on the desktop and good brightness even on battery, but its colors are a mixed bag. Further pros of the L540 are its quiet system noise, good system performance, and many interfaces (docking port). An important criterion is that the input devices are on the usual high ThinkPad level.

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Office worker with FHD screen: Acer Travelmate P455-M
Office worker with FHD screen: Acer Travelmate P455-M

2nd

Acer's TravelMate P455-M ranks in at the top of our charts. The title of our review was "Good, but overpriced" at the beginning of this year. At that time the price of the device was above 800 Euros (~$1038), but since then the price has fallen by over 150 Euros (~$194). Its Intel i5-4200U (ULV) CPU and integrated HD 4400 are apt for everyday office apps and keep the energy demand low. Unfortunately, Acer only equipped the laptop with an especially small battery, with which the device achieves a battery life of about 4 to 5 hours in realistic scenarios. The matte Full HD display provides a big screen real estate for several parallel windows, but its brightness is lower than the leading L540's. Users will also appreciate the quiet system noise of the TravelMate P455.

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Lenovo Thinkpad L440: simplicity for professionals
Lenovo Thinkpad L440: simplicity for professionals

3rd

Lenovo's Thinkpad L440 is available since almost a year. Since its price fell, the entry-level model of the 14-incher with professional claim only costs 624 Euro. Models with Core i5, alike the one we had under review, do also not exceed the 800 Euro limit of our Budget Office Top 10. The solid case does not look elegant, but sort of spartan and bulky. There are many interfaces including docking port and miniDisplay port. Ther reviewer liked the very good keyboard, but could not get used to the sensitive ClickPad. The ergonomic values are alright. The battery life of 7:51 hours in our WLAN test is very good. The not especially bright display with strong blue tint and narrow viewing angles is a disadvantage. In the meanwhile, the manufacturer also offers an HD+ model. 

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Good typing for little money: Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
Good typing for little money: Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4

4th

Acer's Extensa 2510-34Z4 is a 15.6-incher for budget-minded buyers looking for a matte display, sufficient performance, and decent input devices. The Extensa delivers these, but, unfortunately, its HD panel has a low contrast and is not especially bright. While it is difficult to work outdoors, you can appreciate the very low emissions and a relatively good system performance indoors. Apart from the Core i3-4030U, the hard drive is striking since it reads slightly faster than some HDDs in mid-range office notebooks. The battery life of 6:31 hours (WLAN test) is great. Acer wins our Best Value Award in September 2014 for this bundle.

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Now (unfortunately) with ClickPad: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545
Now (unfortunately) with ClickPad: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545

5th

The 15-inch Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545-20B2000PGE features a solid case built for day-to-day use. The input devices are perfectly suitable for prolific writers. It features an excellent keyboard also found in devices for professionals for above 1000 Euros (~$1297). Important difference: HP still uses separate mouse buttons, while Lenovo switched to a ClickPad but left the two TrackPoint buttons (can be used as mouse buttons). Under the hood is the first AMD platform in our charts. The A10-5750M CPU belongs to the fastest mobile processors from AMD. Coupled with a dedicated graphics card it makes for an acceptable basic piece of multimedia equipment.

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AMD alternative: HP ProBook 455 G1
AMD alternative: HP ProBook 455 G1

6th

According to the "5" in its model name, HP's ProBook 455 G1 also uses components from AMD. The A4-4300M is about on par with Intel's Pentium CPUs and so is a basic piece of equipment for simple office applications. The tester liked the high-end aluminum case in view of the low price. With a height of 23 mm and a weight of 2.3 kg, the laptop also has a good portability. Alike all similar competitors, the display has an ergonomic matte surface and a resolution of 1366x768 pixels.

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Ideal for typing: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
Ideal for typing: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540

7th

The E540 is the Intel model of Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E545. An i3-4000M CPU coupled with an Intel HD 4600 graphics solution works in our test model. Thanks to the same case as its AMD counterpart, this laptop features high-end input devices. The case has an easy job with the waste heat of the Intel components. The laptop always remains cool and quiet.

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Many interfaces: ProBook 650 G1 H5G74E
Many interfaces: ProBook 650 G1 H5G74E

8th

The ProBook 650 G1 H5G74E is a mid-range office device from HP for professionals. In terms of performance (standard voltage CPUs) and connectivity (docking port, SIM card slot with antennas for a 3G/LTE modem) is is very well equipped and it is easy to maintain. Unfortunately, its HD display is not very bright and low-contrast. However, a model with 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) is also available. Special feature: HP incorporated a serial port, which is still used in trade and industry.

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Best Value Award September 2014: HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Best Value Award September 2014: HP Pavilion 17-f050ng

9th

Budget-minded buyers can find office notebooks with AMD hardware for little money in price comparisons again and again. Among these HP's Pavilion 17-f050ng is a giant with its size of 17-inches. It is already available for 389 Euros (~$504) with Windows operating system. The tester was very enthusiastic, although the Pavilion 17 is not perfect. In view of the price, you can be happy about the high-end, light chassis, the very good speakers, the good battery life (4:30 hours) and the excellent emissions. Office fans will get used to the relatively low performance of the AMD A series A8-6410 if they do not want to run current games. The disadvantages include black value and contrast of the TFT. Both of them are poor, but unfortunately this is usual in this price range. HP got the second Best Value Award in September 2014 for this interesting bundle.

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Exotic device with serial port: ProBook 645 G1
Exotic device with serial port: ProBook 645 G1

10th

HP's ProBook 655 and ProBook 645 G1 are the AMD counterparts to the 640 and 650 models and are almost completely identical. A special feature of the 15-incher is its serial interface. The 6xx models feature the same input devices as the 4xx models. The 6xx series models differ from the ProBooks of the 4xx series by having more features (interfaces: e.g. docking port, TPM, fingerprint reader etc.) and a more high-end build quality. The ProBook 450 G1 (Haswell) and the ProBook 450 (Ivy Bridge) are the entry devices into the ProBook world. The cheapest models start from just under 500 Euros (~$648).

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Runners-up

Good notebook for very little money: Packard Bell Easynote TF71BM-C8R1
Good notebook for very little money: Packard Bell Easynote TF71BM-C8R1
Best Value Award October 2014
Best Value Award October 2014

Four simple, low cost 15.6-inchers did not make it into our Top 10. However, buyers have to accept compromises at a price of 269 to 399 Euro. This is especially true for the bluish HD panels with narrow viewing angles and subpar brightness. The Packard Bell Easynote TF71BM-C8R1 (74 %) and the Lenovo B50-45 (69 %) stand at least out with their matte display. The input devices of the Lenovo B50-45 are a bad choice because of weak feedback. The keyboard is not recommendable for prolific writers at all. The Packard Bell Easynote has the best input devices among this group.

The Asus X551MAV-SX391B (70 %) and the HP 15-g005ng (74 %) have relatively good battery runtimes (4 and just under 5 hours, respectively). But, the Easynote TF71BM-C8R1 tops these with 7 hours (WLAN test each). The Lenovo B50-45 and HP 15-g005ng feature AMD A-Series A6-6310 and A-Series A8-6410 APUs, respectively and have a slightly better processing performance than the Bay Trail-M Celerons of the Packard Bell Easynote and the Asus X551MAV. Overall, the Packard Bell Easynote TF71BM-C8R1 appears to be the best offer among these, since it is cheapest and achieves the best rating together with the HP 15-g005ng (both 74 %). Thus, we gave it the Best Value Award in October.

Recent Budget Office/Business Awards

Best Value Award in December 2013: Wortmann Terra Mobile 1512
Best Value Award in December 2013: Wortmann Terra Mobile 1512
Editor's Choice in December 2013: Dell Latitude 3440
Editor's Choice in December 2013: Dell Latitude 3440
Best Value Award in January 2014: Acer Aspire E1-532
Best Value Award in January 2014: Acer Aspire E1-532
Best Value Award in February 2014: ThinkPad Edge E540
Best Value Award in February 2014: ThinkPad Edge E540
Best Value Award in September 2014: Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
Best Value Award in September 2014: Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Screen
Brightness Center (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
303 cd/m² ∼43%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
195 cd/m² ∼28%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
190 cd/m² ∼27%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
252 cd/m² ∼36%
HP ProBook 455 G1
218 cd/m² ∼31%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
337 cd/m² ∼48%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
238 cd/m² ∼34%
HP ProBook 645 G1
182 cd/m² ∼26%
HP ProBook 655 G1
209 cd/m² ∼30%
HP ProBook 450
228 cd/m² ∼33%
Black Level (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
0.70 cd/m² * ∼14%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
0.54 cd/m² * ∼11%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
0.7 cd/m² * ∼14%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
1.46 cd/m² * ∼29%
HP ProBook 455 G1
0.43 cd/m² * ∼9%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
0.90 cd/m² * ∼18%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
0.68 cd/m² * ∼14%
HP ProBook 645 G1
0.27 cd/m² * ∼5%
HP ProBook 655 G1
0.64 cd/m² * ∼13%
HP ProBook 450
1.08 cd/m² * ∼22%
Contrast (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
433 :1; ∼27%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
361 :1; ∼23%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
271 :1; ∼17%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
173 :1; ∼11%
HP ProBook 455 G1
507 :1; ∼32%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
374 :1; ∼23%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
350 :1; ∼22%
HP ProBook 645 G1
674 :1; ∼42%
HP ProBook 655 G1
327 :1; ∼20%
HP ProBook 450
211 :1; ∼13%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
11.58 * ∼77%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
11.16 * ∼74%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
10.18 * ∼68%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
6.22 * ∼41%
HP ProBook 455 G1
10.22 * ∼68%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
10.95 * ∼73%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
12.18 * ∼81%
HP ProBook 645 G1
10.49 * ∼70%
HP ProBook 655 G1
9.33 * ∼62%
HP ProBook 450
12.64 * ∼84%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
13.65 * ∼91%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
12.02 * ∼80%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
10.62 * ∼71%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
7.52 * ∼50%
HP ProBook 455 G1
10.5 * ∼70%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
12.71 * ∼85%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
13.57 * ∼90%
HP ProBook 645 G1
11.42 * ∼76%
HP ProBook 655 G1
9.36 * ∼62%
HP ProBook 450
13.43 * ∼90%
Gamma (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
2.59 * ∼52%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
3.05 * ∼61%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
2.31 * ∼46%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
2.4 * ∼48%
HP ProBook 455 G1
2.59 * ∼52%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
2 * ∼40%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
2.1 * ∼42%
HP ProBook 645 G1
2.32 * ∼46%
HP ProBook 655 G1
2.27 * ∼45%
HP ProBook 450
2.43 * ∼49%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
51.12 % ∼51%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
47.9 % ∼48%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
38 % ∼38%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
46.3 % ∼46%
HP ProBook 455 G1
36.1 % ∼36%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
50 % ∼50%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
45.6 % ∼46%
HP ProBook 645 G1
37.6 % ∼38%
HP ProBook 655 G1
34.7 % ∼35%
HP ProBook 450
34.8 % ∼35%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
31.9 dB * ∼64%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
30.5 dB * ∼61%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
29.7 dB * ∼59%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
30.8 dB * ∼62%
HP ProBook 455 G1
32 dB * ∼64%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
32.2 dB * ∼64%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
30 dB * ∼60%
HP ProBook 645 G1
31.6 dB * ∼63%
HP ProBook 655 G1
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP ProBook 450
33.5 dB * ∼67%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
32.4 dB * ∼65%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
31.2 dB * ∼62%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
29.7 dB * ∼59%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
31 dB * ∼62%
HP ProBook 455 G1
32 dB * ∼64%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
32.2 dB * ∼64%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
30 dB * ∼60%
HP ProBook 645 G1
31.6 dB * ∼63%
HP ProBook 655 G1
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP ProBook 450
33.5 dB * ∼67%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
32.4 dB * ∼65%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
31.2 dB * ∼62%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
30.4 dB * ∼61%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
31.2 dB * ∼62%
HP ProBook 455 G1
32.1 dB * ∼64%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
32.2 dB * ∼64%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
30.7 dB * ∼61%
HP ProBook 645 G1
34.9 dB * ∼70%
HP ProBook 655 G1
31.9 dB * ∼64%
HP ProBook 450
33.6 dB * ∼67%
Load Average (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
34.8 dB * ∼70%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
32.5 dB * ∼65%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
33.2 dB * ∼66%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
32.5 dB * ∼65%
HP ProBook 455 G1
32.4 dB * ∼65%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
34.4 dB * ∼69%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
30 dB * ∼60%
HP ProBook 645 G1
36.9 dB * ∼74%
HP ProBook 655 G1
34.1 dB * ∼68%
HP ProBook 450
36.4 dB * ∼73%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
36.1 dB * ∼72%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
34.7 dB * ∼69%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
33.2 dB * ∼66%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
33.7 dB * ∼67%
HP ProBook 455 G1
36.3 dB * ∼73%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
37 dB * ∼74%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
34 dB * ∼68%
HP ProBook 645 G1
40.2 dB * ∼80%
HP ProBook 655 G1
38.3 dB * ∼77%
HP ProBook 450
40.9 dB * ∼82%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
40.8 °C * ∼68%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
36.5 °C * ∼61%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
35.5 °C * ∼59%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
45 °C * ∼75%
HP ProBook 455 G1
33.7 °C * ∼56%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
44.8 °C * ∼75%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
33 °C * ∼55%
HP ProBook 645 G1
36 °C * ∼60%
HP ProBook 655 G1
33.8 °C * ∼56%
HP ProBook 450
37.1 °C * ∼62%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
39.0 °C * ∼65%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
33.3 °C * ∼56%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
37.4 °C * ∼62%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
42.1 °C * ∼70%
HP ProBook 455 G1
40.7 °C * ∼68%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
42.7 °C * ∼71%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
36 °C * ∼60%
HP ProBook 645 G1
52.1 °C * ∼87%
HP ProBook 655 G1
43.6 °C * ∼73%
HP ProBook 450
50.8 °C * ∼85%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
31.6 °C * ∼53%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
31.7 °C * ∼53%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
28 °C * ∼47%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
30.1 °C * ∼50%
HP ProBook 455 G1
30.1 °C * ∼50%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
28.3 °C * ∼47%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
29.8 °C * ∼50%
HP ProBook 645 G1
31.5 °C * ∼53%
HP ProBook 655 G1
31.2 °C * ∼52%
HP ProBook 450
26.6 °C * ∼44%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
34.5 °C * ∼58%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
31.1 °C * ∼52%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
29.3 °C * ∼49%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
30.5 °C * ∼51%
HP ProBook 455 G1
30.4 °C * ∼51%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
32.1 °C * ∼54%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
28.3 °C * ∼47%
HP ProBook 645 G1
37.8 °C * ∼63%
HP ProBook 655 G1
39.2 °C * ∼65%
HP ProBook 450
27.8 °C * ∼46%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
391 min ∼14%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
493 min ∼18%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
391 min ∼14%
HP ProBook 455 G1
516 min ∼19%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
499 min ∼18%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
540 min ∼20%
HP ProBook 645 G1
568 min ∼21%
HP ProBook 655 G1
559 min ∼21%
HP ProBook 450
579 min ∼21%
Load (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
93 min ∼3%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
65 min ∼2%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
70 min ∼3%
HP ProBook 455 G1
102 min ∼4%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
64 min ∼2%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
99 min ∼4%
HP ProBook 645 G1
86 min ∼3%
HP ProBook 655 G1
84 min ∼3%
HP ProBook 450
59 min ∼2%
DVD (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
180 min ∼7%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
214 min ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
155 min ∼6%
HP ProBook 455 G1
193 min ∼7%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
214 min ∼8%
HP ProBook 645 G1
200 min ∼7%
HP ProBook 655 G1
193 min ∼7%
HP ProBook 450
190 min ∼7%
WiFi (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
298 min ∼11%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
270 min ∼10%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
391 min ∼14%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
256 min ∼9%
HP ProBook 455 G1
261 min ∼10%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
434 min ∼16%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
274 min ∼10%
HP ProBook 645 G1
289 min ∼11%
HP ProBook 655 G1
288 min ∼11%
HP ProBook 450
288 min ∼11%
H.264 (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
233 min ∼9%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
9.5 Watt * ∼10%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
4.3 Watt * ∼4%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
4.2 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
10.9 Watt * ∼11%
HP ProBook 455 G1
8.8 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
8.6 Watt * ∼9%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
4.5 Watt * ∼5%
HP ProBook 645 G1
8.4 Watt * ∼8%
HP ProBook 655 G1
9.4 Watt * ∼9%
HP ProBook 450
6.3 Watt * ∼6%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
13.1 Watt * ∼13%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
10.5 Watt * ∼11%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
6.3 Watt * ∼6%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
13.2 Watt * ∼13%
HP ProBook 455 G1
11.2 Watt * ∼11%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
11.7 Watt * ∼12%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
8.8 Watt * ∼9%
HP ProBook 645 G1
10.5 Watt * ∼11%
HP ProBook 655 G1
11.3 Watt * ∼11%
HP ProBook 450
8.6 Watt * ∼9%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
13.4 Watt * ∼13%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
12.7 Watt * ∼13%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
8.6 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
13.4 Watt * ∼13%
HP ProBook 455 G1
14.7 Watt * ∼15%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
13.7 Watt * ∼14%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
10.3 Watt * ∼10%
HP ProBook 645 G1
11.5 Watt * ∼12%
HP ProBook 655 G1
14.5 Watt * ∼15%
HP ProBook 450
8.8 Watt * ∼9%
Load Average (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
38.6 Watt * ∼11%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
30.4 Watt * ∼9%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
16.8 Watt * ∼5%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
44.7 Watt * ∼13%
HP ProBook 455 G1
35.2 Watt * ∼10%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
49.1 Watt * ∼14%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
21.4 Watt * ∼6%
HP ProBook 645 G1
40.3 Watt * ∼12%
HP ProBook 655 G1
41.2 Watt * ∼12%
HP ProBook 450
41.6 Watt * ∼12%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
49.5 Watt * ∼14%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
39 Watt * ∼11%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
24.6 Watt * ∼7%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
61.3 Watt * ∼18%
HP ProBook 455 G1
35.9 Watt * ∼10%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
61.5 Watt * ∼18%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
28.7 Watt * ∼8%
HP ProBook 645 G1
47.8 Watt * ∼14%
HP ProBook 655 G1
50.8 Watt * ∼15%
HP ProBook 450
58.2 Watt * ∼17%

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
2805 Points ∼42%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
2344 Points ∼35%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
2025 Points ∼31%
HP ProBook 455 G1
1586 Points ∼24%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
3727 Points ∼56%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
1810 Points ∼27%
HP ProBook 645 G1
1908 Points ∼29%
HP ProBook 655 G1
1890 Points ∼29%
HP ProBook 450
2736 Points ∼41%
PCMark 8 - Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
4077 Points ∼76%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
2973 Points ∼55%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
2970 Points ∼55%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
3769 Points ∼70%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
2748 Points ∼51%
HP ProBook 645 G1
3175 Points ∼59%
HP ProBook 655 G1
3090 Points ∼57%
HP ProBook 450
3696 Points ∼69%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
849 Points ∼6%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
777 Points ∼6%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
784 Points ∼6%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
1802 Points ∼14%
HP ProBook 455 G1
501 Points ∼4%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
1854 Points ∼14%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
859 Points ∼7%
HP ProBook 645 G1
789 Points ∼6%
HP ProBook 655 G1
787 Points ∼6%
HP ProBook 450
1042 Points ∼8%
3DMark (2013) - 1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad L540
5106 Points ∼7%
Acer Travelmate P455-M
4547 Points ∼6%
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4
4738 Points ∼6%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E545
6545 Points ∼8%
HP ProBook 455 G1
2717 Points ∼4%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E540
7423 Points ∼10%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
3225 Points ∼4%
HP ProBook 645 G1
3166 Points ∼4%
HP ProBook 655 G1
3171 Points ∼4%
HP ProBook 450
5765 Points ∼7%

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Author: Martina Osztovits, 2014-09-15 (Update: 2014-10-17)