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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Florian Glaser (translated by Martina Osztovits), 11/08/2014

November 2014 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 (witouth any restrictions in terms of weight) is obviously still availabe.

Apart from the Lenovo Y70 Touch (83 %), all new models made it into our charts.

Gaming Notebook Charts as of November 2014

Pos. RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionFinish
1

88%

new!

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
288%05/14
Asus G750JZ
Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M
8 GB RAM, Dual-SSD
from $2100 at Amazon
4.3 kg58 mm17.31920x1080matte
3

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
487%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
5

86%

09/14

Acer 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
686%07/14
Asus G750JM
Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M
8 GB RAM, HDD
from $1299 at Amazon
3.9 kg50 mm17.31920x1080matte
786%

05/14

Asus G750JS
Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1750 at Amazon
4.1 kg50 mm17.31920x1080matte
886%04/14

MSI GT70
Intel Core i7 4800MQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M
12 GB RAM, HDD
from $1400 at Amazon

3.8 kg55 mm17.31920x1080matte
9

85%

new!

10/14

Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1199 at Amazon

2.2 kg24 mm15.61920x1080matte
10

85%

new!

10/14

Schenker XMG P505 (Clevo P651SE)
Intel Core i7-4870HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M
16 GB RAM, SSD
from €2400 at Schenker Tech.

2.6 kg25 mm15.63840x2160glare

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

Editors' Comments

1st

MSI GT72 2QE
MSI GT72 2QE

Just after the release of the GT72 2PE (see 3rd 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.

2nd

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. With the G751, the successor is already in the wings.

3rd

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.

4th

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.

5th

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.

6th

Asus G750JM
Asus G750JM

The places 6 and 7 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.

7th

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.

8th

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.

9th

Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro

The verdict on the Aspire V 15 Nitro is almost identical to the 17-inch model's. The VN7-591G also convinces with low weight and compact shape. Although several buyers complain about the connection quality of the WiFi module and the viewing angels of the IPS display, the overall concept still appears to be good to us. In the Black Edition, Acer combines a relatively powerful GPU (GTX 860M) with a portable chassis, which does neither get too loud nor too hot.

In particular interface layout, camera, and touchpad (rickety and partly imprecise mechanics) should be optimized. The maintainability is also not perfect. In return, the VN7-591G delivers high performance and good components (SSD) and a great price performance ratio, which competes with the Y50 series from Lenovo. If you do not need that much performance and like metal surfaces, you might be happier with the 15 inch V5-573G brother.

10th

Schenker XMG P505
Schenker XMG P505

The Schenker XMG P505 differs significantly from its predecessor (not reviewed). While the P157SM-A barebone of the XMG P504 was just under five centimeters high and weighted in at above three kilogram, it is much more convenient to carry the P651SE chassis (also available from other companies). A height of 2.5 centimeter and an weight of 2.6 kilogram remind us on the Gigabyte P35W v2, whose successor we will review soon. Back to the XMG P505: Because of the slim case design, the cooling system has hard work. Apart from the system noise, the temperatures are quite high. In addition, we have to criticize the power consumption of the optional 4K panel (3840 x 2160 pixels). In view of display problems, glossy surface and the huge performance requirements, the FHD panel is the better choice.

Otherwise there are only few points of critique. For example the manufacturer of the case tries to make up for the screwed battery and the soldered CPU and GPU, with an easy maintainability. Thanks to many interfaces and expansion possibilities, individual configuration, and clean Windows installation, the P505 is still good for gamers; not only because of the Maxwell graphics chip (GTX 980M or GTX 970M).

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Comparison of the Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Screen
Brightness Center (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
273 cd/m² ∼39%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
275 cd/m² ∼39%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
317 cd/m² ∼45%
Schenker XMG P505
345 cd/m² ∼49%
Black Level (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
0.3 cd/m² * ∼6%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
0.49 cd/m² * ∼10%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
0.46 cd/m² * ∼9%
Schenker XMG P505
0.21 cd/m² * ∼4%
Contrast (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
910 :1; ∼57%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
561 :1; ∼35%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
689 :1; ∼43%
Schenker XMG P505
1643 :1; ∼103%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
11.63 * ∼78%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
3.34 * ∼22%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
5.79 * ∼39%
Schenker XMG P505
3.02 * ∼20%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
11.9 * ∼79%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
2.2 * ∼15%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
5.01 * ∼33%
Schenker XMG P505
3.6 * ∼24%
Gamma (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
2.56 * ∼51%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
2.5 * ∼50%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
2.35 * ∼47%
Schenker XMG P505
2.39 * ∼48%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
54 % ∼54%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
58 % ∼58%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
55 % ∼55%
Schenker XMG P505
59 % ∼59%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
34.0 dB * ∼68%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
29.6 dB * ∼59%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
33.0 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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
29.6 dB * ∼59%
Schenker XMG P505
30.2 dB * ∼60%
Idle Average (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
34.5 dB * ∼69%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
31.2 dB * ∼62%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Schenker XMG P505
34.4 dB * ∼69%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
34.7 dB * ∼69%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
33.8 dB * ∼68%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
31.4 dB * ∼63%
Schenker XMG P505
38.2 dB * ∼76%
Load Average (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
40.3 dB * ∼81%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
41.1 dB * ∼82%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
44.4 dB * ∼89%
Schenker XMG P505
46.6 dB * ∼93%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
49.4 dB * ∼99%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
48.8 dB * ∼98%
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
56.0 dB * ∼112%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
44.6 dB * ∼89%
Schenker XMG P505
50.6 dB * ∼101%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
40.1 °C * ∼67%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
34.2 °C * ∼57%
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
38.0 °C * ∼63%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
34.8 °C * ∼58%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
43.5 °C * ∼73%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
48 °C * ∼80%
Schenker XMG P505
50.7 °C * ∼85%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
52.1 °C * ∼87%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
44 °C * ∼73%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
47.6 °C * ∼79%
Schenker XMG P505
75.8 °C * ∼126%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
28.0 °C * ∼47%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
28.8 °C * ∼48%
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
32.0 °C * ∼53%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
28.8 °C * ∼48%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
26.5 °C * ∼44%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
32.3 °C * ∼54%
Schenker XMG P505
36.5 °C * ∼61%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
27.5 °C * ∼46%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
28.6 °C * ∼48%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
30.8 °C * ∼51%
Schenker XMG P505
32.7 °C * ∼55%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
397 min ∼15%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
577 min ∼21%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
596 min ∼22%
Schenker XMG P505
174 min ∼6%
Load (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
87 min ∼3%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
74 min ∼3%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
68 min ∼3%
Schenker XMG P505
71 min ∼3%
WiFi (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
184 min ∼7%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
377 min ∼14%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
277 min ∼10%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
23.9 Watt * ∼24%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
11.6 Watt * ∼12%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
26.0 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
11.0 Watt * ∼11%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
6.2 Watt * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P505
19.9 Watt * ∼20%
Idle Average (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
29.0 Watt * ∼29%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
16.5 Watt * ∼17%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
31.0 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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
10.2 Watt * ∼10%
Schenker XMG P505
24.0 Watt * ∼24%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
33.6 Watt * ∼34%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
24.2 Watt * ∼24%
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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
21.4 Watt * ∼21%
Schenker XMG P505
32.6 Watt * ∼33%
Load Average (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
97.2 Watt * ∼28%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
115 Watt * ∼33%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
113.1 Watt * ∼32%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
121.0 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%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
85.5 Watt * ∼24%
Schenker XMG P505
110.6 Watt * ∼32%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
210.1 Watt * ∼60%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
213.9 Watt * ∼61%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
204.0 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
182.0 Watt * ∼52%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
136.9 Watt * ∼39%
Schenker XMG P505
203.0 Watt * ∼58%

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
5969 Points ∼90%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
5746 Points ∼87%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
5846 Points ∼88%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
5464 Points ∼82%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
5808 Points ∼88%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
3570 Points ∼54%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
5348 Points ∼81%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
3566 Points ∼54%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
5879 Points ∼89%
Schenker XMG P505
6332 Points ∼96%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
4889 Points ∼99%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
3260 Points ∼66%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
4408 Points ∼89%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
3451 Points ∼70%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
3620 Points ∼73%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
3509 Points ∼71%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
3195 Points ∼65%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
3978 Points ∼80%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
3603 Points ∼73%
Schenker XMG P505
3669 Points ∼74%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
11173 Points ∼62%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
8418 Points ∼47%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
8492 Points ∼47%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
7816 Points ∼43%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
5178 Points ∼29%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
5545 Points ∼31%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
7151 Points ∼40%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
8148 Points ∼45%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
5124 Points ∼28%
Schenker XMG P505
9770 Points ∼54%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
131093 Points ∼81%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
126808 Points ∼79%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
84677 Points ∼53%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
107407 Points ∼67%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
82289 Points ∼51%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
108034 Points ∼67%
Schenker XMG P505
71464 Points ∼44%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
22055 Points ∼81%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
18412 Points ∼67%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
19052 Points ∼70%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
18307 Points ∼67%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
16299 Points ∼60%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
16389 Points ∼60%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
19781 Points ∼72%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
16111 Points ∼59%
Schenker XMG P505
20457 Points ∼75%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Standard Score (sort by value)
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
8364 Points ∼79%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
5574 Points ∼52%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
5480 Points ∼52%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
5252 Points ∼49%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
3633 Points ∼34%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
3907 Points ∼37%
Asus G750JS-T4064H
4384 Points ∼41%
MSI GT70 2PE-890US
5577 Points ∼53%
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9
3630 Points ∼34%
Schenker XMG P505
6429 Points ∼61%

Legend

 
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1 (RAID 0)
 
Asus G750JZ-T4023H Intel Core i7-4700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 2x Sandisk X110 SD6SP1M-128G RAID 0
 
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 3x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (RAID 0)
 
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M) Intel Core i7-4700MQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
 
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q) Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
 
Asus G750JM-T4014H Intel Core i7-4700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, HGST Travelstar 5K1500 HTS541515A9E630
 
Asus G750JS-T4064H Intel Core i7-4700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, SanDisk SD5SE2256G1002E
 
MSI GT70 2PE-890US Intel Core i7-4800MQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
 
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-591G-77A9 Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
 
Schenker XMG P505 Intel Core i7-4870HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Samsung SSD XP941 MZHPU256HCGL

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iBuyPower GT72 Dominator Notebook Review Update
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6
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Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
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Author: Florian Glaser, 2014-11- 8 (Update: 2014-11- 8)