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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Florian Glaser (translated by Martina Osztovits), 01/03/2015

January 2015 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.

For the original German article, see here.

We divided the Top 10 in two sections to meet the increasing number of lightweight gaming notebooks. You can now find a list with the best high-end laptops that weigh less than 3 kg here. Our »classic« Gaming Top 10 (without any restrictions in terms of weight) is obviously still available.

From the devices reviewed in December, only the Asus G750JY and the Schenker XMG P505 Pro made it into the list. While the 4K model of the Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro just missed it with 85 %, the rating of the Alienware 13 is much lower because of its quite slow dual core CPU (82 %).

Gaming Notebook Charts as of January 2015

Pos. RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionFinish
1

89%

new!

12/14

Asus G751JY
Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M
24 GB RAM, SSD
from $2270 at Amazon

4.2 kg53 mm17.31920x1080matte
2

88%

10/14

MSI GT72 2QE
Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M
32 GB RAM, 4 SSDs
from $2283 at Amazon

3.8 kg48 mm17.31920x1080matte
388%05/14
Asus G750JZ
Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M
8 GB RAM, Dual-SSD
from $1999 at Amazon
4.3 kg58 mm17.31920x1080matte
4

87%

new!

12/14Schenker XMG P505 Pro
Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M
16 GB RAM, SSD
from €2127 Euro at Schenker Tech.
2.7 kg29 mm15.61920x1080matte
5

87%

09/14

MSI GT72 2PE
Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M
16 GB RAM, Triple-SSD
from $2483 at Amazon

3.8 kg48 mm17.31920x1080matte
687%05/14
Alienware 17
Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $3289 at Amanzon
4.2 kg46 mm17.31920x1080matte
7

86%

09/14Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro
Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1399 at Amazon
3.0 kg25 mm17.31920x1080matte
886%07/14
Asus G750JM
Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M
8 GB RAM, HDD
from $1219 at Amazon
3.9 kg50 mm17.31920x1080matte
986%

05/14

Asus G750JS
Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1675 at Amazon
4.1 kg50 mm17.31920x1080matte
1086%04/14MSI GT70
Intel Core i7 4800MQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M
12 GB RAM, HDD
from $1219 at Amazon
3.8 kg55 mm17.31920x1080matte

Top 10 of the previous 10 months at the time of writing - current articles are listed first

Editors' Comments

1st

Asus G751JY
Asus G751JY

After the Top 10 had been led by the MSI GT72 2QE for two months, we had the chance to review the Asus G751JY, which also features a GeForce GTX 980M and a Core i7-4710HQ. In our opinion, the main attraction of the 17-inch gaming monster is the relatively low system noise. Currently, no other high-end notebook manages a system noise below 37-44 dB(A) in 3D mode. The IPS display with wide viewing angles and precise colors is a reason to buy despite quite modest black value. In addition, there are moderate temperatures, excellent features (but many interfaces are placed unfavorably) and great input devices.

However, it does not perform well enough for a 90% rating. First of all, the battery life is too low, because it lacks the Optimus technology. In addition, the G751JY is very heavy and big (4.2 kg and a height of 53 mm). Nevertheless, the maintainability is very limited. It is much easier to get to the components in the MSI GT72. Furthermore, several buyers faced a broken touchpad. Some might also criticize the sound balance (subwoofer too present, speakers are drowned out).

2nd

MSI GT72 2QE
MSI GT72 2QE

Just after the release of the GT72 2PE (see 5th place), MSI has already published a successor. Instead of a Kepler based GTX 880M, a lightning fast GTX 980M with Maxwell architecture works in the GT72 2QE. Thanks to the GPU replacement, not only the heat emissions fell, but also the power consumption. The increased performance is a big advantage: The GTX 980M is finally +30 % faster. However, not only the performance is high, but also the price is extremely steep. For example, the most expensive model with four M.2-SSDs costs above 3000 Euro. Since the benefit of the RAID configuration is only limited, we would recommend one of the cheaper models.

If you only want to spend up to 2000 Euro, the GT72 2QD with GTX 970M is a good choice. The latter GPU is not even 20% slower. Although MSI have not produced a perfect gaming notebook (modest WLAN reception, unusual keyboard layout, bluish TN panel, unreachable battery,...), gamer can safely buy it.

3rd

Asus G750JZ
Asus G750JZ

Thanks to its comparatively low emissions (system noise + temperature) and the high performance, the top version of the G750-series can secure silver medal in our gaming charts. Even though the device is almost six centimeters high and weighs almost 4.3 kilograms, the owner gets a first-class high-end product, which scores with a good picture and sound quality, a high build quality as well as great input devices. The connectivity (Thunderbolt, 4x USB 3.0...) and the battery runtimes are not bad, either.

Asus charges the corresponding price for the good overall package. Our review unit costs almost 2,000 Euros. It is unfortunate that the maintainability is pretty limited.

4th

Schenker XMG P505 Pro
Schenker XMG P505 Pro

Those looking for a compact, yet powerful gaming notebook will find an almost ideal choice in the Schenker XMG P505. It is based on the Clevo P651 barebone and even the model with GTX 980M only weighs 2.7 kg, which would rather suggest a multimedia product. A height of only three cm is also low in the gaming range. Alike most competitors, temperatures and system noise are rather high in 3D mode, but the notebook does not get extremely hot or loud. Battery life is acceptable, too. Thanks to graphics switching the negative impact of the rather weak 4 cell battery (60Wh) is not too high. In terms of input devices, connectivity and sound, the device also manages a rating in the upper 70 or the lower 80 percent range.

Its biggest unique feature is the matte FHD dipslay with IPS technology (optionally 3K or 4K).  Such a contrast-rich image with vivid colors and big contrast is rare in the notebook range. It also deserves praise that the underside can completely be unscrewed. Overall, we would call the XMG P505 the best 15-inch gamer of 2014 - despite soldered CPU and GPU.

5th

MSI GT72
MSI GT72

Despite the low rating advantage, the MSI GT72 can leave a much better impression than the 17-inch sibling GT70. The new design is just as convincing as the improved port layout. The GT72 looks more noble and sophisticated in general, which can justify the huge price point (2,700 Euros for the SKU7) to a certain extent.

As it is typical for MSI, the high-end device is advertised with several features. For example the 3-zone illumination of the keyboard, the RAID configuration with several SSDs or the multi-display support. This MSI is also the reference in terms of sound. The lack of Nvidia's Optimus technology (manual GPU switching) is a matter of taste. Otherwise, there is hardly any criticism for the GT72. A height of 4.8 centimeters and a weight of 3.8 kilograms clearly indicate a desktop replacement.

6th

Alienware 17
Alienware 17

While Alienware usually secured the first place in the past, the competition is currently slightly ahead. The Alienware 17 is a bit louder than the Asus G750JZ and MSI GT72, respectively, despite the bulkier chassis (4.2 kilograms). The temperatures under load are higher as well.

Dell's subsidiary is among the best devices in the other disciplines. It does not matter if you look at the keyboard, touchpad or the build quality: There are no issues in terms of quality. It also deserves praise for the maintainability and the comprehensive illumination. You get a serious gaming device if you like the unique design. An update to the GeForce 900 generation is said to follow soon.

7th

Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro

Acer's V 17 Nitro is a respectable entry into the gaming market. The notebook easily secures the 5th spot, even though the GeForce GTX 860M of the Black Edition is not even close to the performance of the GTX 870M or the GTX 880M. Besides the nice design, the mobility in particular is an advantage. Most high-end devices weigh more than three kilograms, and the same applies for the height of 2.5 centimeters.

The V 17 Nitro does not offer a whole lot of ports, but other features like the illuminated keyboard or the IPS display with wide viewing angles can easily compensate this drawback. Another advantage is the noise development, the fans are pretty restrained during 3D operation. In short: Mobile gamers get the perfect device if they don't have a problem with the integrated battery.

8th

Asus G750JM
Asus G750JM

The places 8 and 9 are occupied by the less powerful versions of the G750. A GeForce GTX 860M is much easier to cool than a GTX 880M, so Asus was able to reduce the chassis height by a couple of millimeters. The weight is also lower compared to the G750JZ with 3.9 vs 4.3 kilograms.

Apart from the modified chassis, the G750JM has all the advantages and weaknesses of the more expensive sibling. The moderate emissions are an advantage, just like the usable battery runtimes. However, Asus waives an SSD to keep the price down, and that is definitely noticeable in practice. It is at least no problem to upgrade the storage solution. All things considered, the price of 1,400 Euros is just okay. If the performance of the GeForce GTX 860M is sufficient for you, then there are several (and often cheaper) 15-inch alternatives.

9th

Asus G750JS
Asus G750JS

The G750JS is between the G750JM and the G750JZ. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 870M is not based on the latest Maxwell architecture, but still powerful enough for smooth gameplay with the majority of titles in (very) high details and anti aliasing – even in the native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.

The chassis is similar to the configuration with a GTX 860M, so it is not as bulky as the top version. The measurements in the sections display, system noise and temperature hardly differ from the top version. Our review unit costs around 1,800 Euros, which is pretty much, even for a gaming notebook.

10th

MSI GT70
MSI GT70

After the launch of the GT72 we would not recommend the old GT70 anymore. First because of the thicker chassis and the bulkier footprint (not to speak about the curious design), but also because of the much louder cooling solution during 3D operation. Instead of 40-50 dB(A), we measured 47-56 dB(A) for the GT70. This does not sound like a big difference on the paper, but it is a huge difference in practice. The new GT72 is also equipped with a more powerful PSU and not the weak 180 Watts version.

The only reasons to choose the GT70 would be the lower price and the directly accessible battery in our opinion. Or you are one of the few users that like the "Bling Bling" look.

Recent Gaming Awards

Comparison of the Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Measurement Results

Screen
Brightness Center (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
329 cd/m² ∼47%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
273 cd/m² ∼39%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
275 cd/m² ∼39%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
286 cd/m² ∼41%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
294 cd/m² ∼42%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
302 cd/m² ∼43%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
330 cd/m² ∼47%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
286 cd/m² ∼41%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
276 cd/m² ∼39%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
324 cd/m² ∼46%
Black Level (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
0.47 cd/m² * ∼9%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
0.3 cd/m² * ∼6%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
0.49 cd/m² * ∼10%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
0.24 cd/m² * ∼5%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
0.28 cd/m² * ∼6%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
0.49 cd/m² * ∼10%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
0.59 cd/m² * ∼12%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
0.57 cd/m² * ∼11%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
0.48 cd/m² * ∼10%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
0.35 cd/m² * ∼7%
Contrast (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
700 :1; ∼44%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
910 :1; ∼57%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
561 :1; ∼35%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
1192 :1; ∼75%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
1050 :1; ∼66%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
616 :1; ∼39%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
559 :1; ∼35%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
502 :1; ∼31%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
575 :1; ∼36%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
926 :1; ∼58%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
3.95 * ∼26%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
11.63 * ∼78%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
3.34 * ∼22%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
3.84 * ∼26%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
11.71 * ∼78%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
9.31 * ∼62%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
7.19 * ∼48%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
5.39 * ∼36%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
8.24 * ∼55%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
10.55 * ∼70%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
3.36 * ∼22%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
11.9 * ∼79%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
2.2 * ∼15%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
5.06 * ∼34%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
12.06 * ∼80%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
9.63 * ∼64%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
7.27 * ∼48%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
5.79 * ∼39%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
8.83 * ∼59%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
11.01 * ∼73%
Gamma (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
2.46 * ∼49%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
2.56 * ∼51%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
2.5 * ∼50%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
2.4 * ∼48%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
2.67 * ∼53%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
2.13 * ∼43%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
2.54 * ∼51%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
2.55 * ∼51%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
2.51 * ∼50%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
2.62 * ∼52%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
56 % ∼56%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
54 % ∼54%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
58 % ∼58%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
59 % ∼59%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
54 % ∼54%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
57 % ∼57%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
59 % ∼59%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
58 % ∼58%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
59 % ∼59%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
54 % ∼54%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
33.6 dB * ∼67%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
34 dB * ∼68%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
29.6 dB * ∼59%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
30.4 dB * ∼61%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
33 dB * ∼66%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
30.2 dB * ∼60%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
29.9 dB * ∼60%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
30.8 dB * ∼62%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
29.2 dB * ∼58%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
34.2 dB * ∼68%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
34.8 dB * ∼70%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
34.5 dB * ∼69%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
31.2 dB * ∼62%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
33.6 dB * ∼67%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
33.3 dB * ∼67%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
31.2 dB * ∼62%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
30.7 dB * ∼61%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
32.2 dB * ∼64%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
31 dB * ∼62%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
34.4 dB * ∼69%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
35.2 dB * ∼70%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
34.7 dB * ∼69%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
33.8 dB * ∼68%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
36.6 dB * ∼73%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
34.4 dB * ∼69%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
35.2 dB * ∼70%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
32.1 dB * ∼64%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
32.8 dB * ∼66%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
32.6 dB * ∼65%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
34.8 dB * ∼70%
Load Average (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
36.8 dB * ∼74%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
40.3 dB * ∼81%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
41.1 dB * ∼82%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
43.4 dB * ∼87%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
40.2 dB * ∼80%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
43.9 dB * ∼88%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
38.1 dB * ∼76%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
38.2 dB * ∼76%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
41.3 dB * ∼83%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
46.8 dB * ∼94%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
43.8 dB * ∼88%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
49.4 dB * ∼99%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
48.8 dB * ∼98%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
47.8 dB * ∼96%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
49.6 dB * ∼99%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
50.8 dB * ∼102%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
43.6 dB * ∼87%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
47.4 dB * ∼95%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
50.4 dB * ∼101%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
56 dB * ∼112%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
43.3 °C * ∼72%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
40.1 °C * ∼67%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
34.2 °C * ∼57%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
54.2 °C * ∼90%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
40.5 °C * ∼68%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
38.5 °C * ∼64%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
53.3 °C * ∼89%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
38 °C * ∼63%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
34.8 °C * ∼58%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
43.5 °C * ∼73%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
48 °C * ∼80%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
52.1 °C * ∼87%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
44 °C * ∼73%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
59.4 °C * ∼99%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
48.1 °C * ∼80%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
58.9 °C * ∼98%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
55.1 °C * ∼92%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
44.8 °C * ∼75%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
42.3 °C * ∼71%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
45.4 °C * ∼76%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
27.7 °C * ∼46%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
28 °C * ∼47%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
30.8 °C * ∼51%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
27.6 °C * ∼46%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
30 °C * ∼50%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
32 °C * ∼53%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
28.8 °C * ∼48%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
26.5 °C * ∼44%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
27.9 °C * ∼47%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
27.5 °C * ∼46%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
28.6 °C * ∼48%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
31.1 °C * ∼52%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
32.8 °C * ∼55%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
30.1 °C * ∼50%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
32.1 °C * ∼54%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
29.6 °C * ∼49%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
30.3 °C * ∼51%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
272 min ∼10%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
397 min ∼15%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
577 min ∼21%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
298 min ∼11%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
535 min ∼20%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
460 min ∼17%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
522 min ∼19%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
462 min ∼17%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
617 min ∼23%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
392 min ∼15%
Load (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
85 min ∼3%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
87 min ∼3%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
74 min ∼3%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
96 min ∼4%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
79 min ∼3%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
69 min ∼3%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
111 min ∼4%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
91 min ∼3%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
88 min ∼3%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
71 min ∼3%
WiFi (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
220 min ∼8%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
184 min ∼7%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
377 min ∼14%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
225 min ∼8%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
170 min ∼6%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
349 min ∼13%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
220 min ∼8%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
336 min ∼12%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
323 min ∼12%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
389 min ∼14%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
22 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
23.9 Watt * ∼24%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
11.6 Watt * ∼12%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
12 Watt * ∼12%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
26 Watt * ∼26%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
14.1 Watt * ∼14%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
5.4 Watt * ∼5%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
12.8 Watt * ∼13%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
11 Watt * ∼11%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
11 Watt * ∼11%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
27 Watt * ∼27%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
29 Watt * ∼29%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
16.5 Watt * ∼17%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
17.8 Watt * ∼18%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
31 Watt * ∼31%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
20.1 Watt * ∼20%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
12.6 Watt * ∼13%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
19.2 Watt * ∼19%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
16.4 Watt * ∼16%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
18.3 Watt * ∼18%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
32.6 Watt * ∼33%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
33.6 Watt * ∼34%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
24.2 Watt * ∼24%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
22.2 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
35.8 Watt * ∼36%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
30.4 Watt * ∼30%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
18.3 Watt * ∼18%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
26.2 Watt * ∼26%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
23.8 Watt * ∼24%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
28.4 Watt * ∼28%
Load Average (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
93.3 Watt * ∼27%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
97.2 Watt * ∼28%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
115 Watt * ∼33%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
94.2 Watt * ∼27%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
113.1 Watt * ∼32%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
121 Watt * ∼35%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
84.2 Watt * ∼24%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
82.7 Watt * ∼24%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
101 Watt * ∼29%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
127.5 Watt * ∼36%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
212.8 Watt * ∼61%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
210.1 Watt * ∼60%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
213.9 Watt * ∼61%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
207.5 Watt * ∼59%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
204 Watt * ∼58%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
212.5 Watt * ∼61%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
127.6 Watt * ∼36%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
147.2 Watt * ∼42%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
181.2 Watt * ∼52%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
182 Watt * ∼52%

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MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
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5
87% v4
Schenker XMG P505 PRO (Clevo P651SG) Notebook Review
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Intel Core i7 4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 12/18/2014
6
87% v4
MSI GT72 Notebook Review
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
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Intel Core i7 4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 09/16/2014
7
87% v4
Eurocom X3 (Clevo P157SM) Notebook Review Update
Clevo Clevo P157SM
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Intel Core i7 4930MX, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 06/29/2014
8
87% v4
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M) Notebook Review
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
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Intel Core i7 4700MQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 05/26/2014
9
86% v4
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q) Notebook Review
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q) Notebook Review
Intel Core i7 4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, 09/23/2014
10
86% v4
Asus G750JM-T4014H Notebook Review Update
Asus G750JM-T4014H
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Author: Florian Glaser, 2015-01- 3 (Update: 2015-01-22)