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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Staff, 09/06/2016

September 2016 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.

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"Mobile gaming" - what sounded like a bad joke a few years ago has already become common practice; at least in the notebook range. Processors and graphics cards are getting smaller and more power efficient, which makes cooling easier. As a result, powerful components can be packed into slimmer and slimmer cases. While 17-inch powerhouses still dominate (see our 17-inch gaming notebook charts), the 15-inch and smaller range is steadily growing; keyword: "slim gaming".

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 gaming laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck in the previous 12 months that weight less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb) and are still available. If ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first.

Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks as of September 2016

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreen
185%08/2016
new!
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032TAsus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.6 kg30 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
285%08/2016
new!
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.9 kg40 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
385%03/2016Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DVAcer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.3 kg23.9 mm15.6"3840x2160matte
484%08/2016
new!
Schenker XMG P507Schenker XMG P507
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.8 kg25 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
584%04/2016Asus G501VW-FY081TAsus G501VW-FY081T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
8 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
2.1 kg21.3 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
684%03/2016Gigabyte P37X v5Gigabyte P37X v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.9 kg23 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
784%12/2015Aorus X3 Plus v5Aorus X3 Plus v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.8 kg22.9 mm13.9"3200x1800matte
884%08/2016
new!
MSI GS73VR 6RFMSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.4 kg19.6 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
983%04/2016Gigabyte P55K v5Gigabyte P55K v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.6 kg34 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
1083%01/2016Schenker XMG P406Schenker XMG P406
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.2 kg25 mm14"1920x1080matte

Editors' Comments

1st

Asus GL502VS
Asus GL502VS

Those who like compact devices and travel a lot had better stick to 15-inch devices and smaller. With a height of 3 cm (~1.2 in), the Asus GL502VS is quite slim. Nevertheless, it still performs almost as well as its bulkier 17-inch rivals. Currently, a Core i7-6700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1070 provide more than enough fps - at least as long as you do not want to connect a 4K display and expect smooth gaming in 4K resolution at maximum settings.

In addition, our French test model features a 32 GB DDR4 RAM, an m.2 SSD, and an IPS panel. Considering its small size and passable weight (2.6 kg/~5.7 lb), the GL502VS does not get too loud or hot during gaming. Connectivity, sound, input devices and build quality are also alright, although the chassis creaks in several spots and the mouse replacement could have had better gliding capabilities.

2nd

MSI GT62VR 6RE
MSI GT62VR 6RE

IPS panel with G-Sync support? Check. High-end Pascal GPU? Check. Only one m.2 slot for modern SSDs? Check. USB 3.1 Type C without Thunderbolt? Check. The 15-inch counterpart of the GT72VR has inherited all the advantages and disadvantages of its larger sibling, including the excellent maintainability, and the slightly weak battery life (no graphics switch). In terms of size and weight, the GT62VR performs significantly better. For example, the 17-inch device is as high as 4.8 cm vs. 4.0 cm (~1.9 vs. 1.6 in) and weighs 3.9 kg vs. 2.9 kg (~8.6 vs. 6.4 lb).

Apart from minor details, image and sound quality are nothing to sneeze at. The same is true of the keyboard, the touchpad, and the connectivity. However, with a street price of 2100 Euros (~$2345) the test model shows that Pascal notebooks are very expensive.

3rd

Acer V15 Nitro BE
Acer V15 Nitro BE

In the past, Acer was primarily known for office and multimedia notebooks. The latest Black Edition of the V15 Nitro or theVN7-592G changes this. While the manufacturer has made several attempts towards high-end models (Aspire V3-772G), none of the  “old hands” are able to compete with the Nitro. For example, not only Acer has equipped the 15-inch notebook with a gaming GPU from Nvidia's Maxwell generation (GeForce GTX 960M), but also with a matte 4K panel, which attracts customers with its good brightness and contrast.

The technology is embedded in a compact chassis, which is uncomfortable to open. Great: The device is just 24 mm high (~0.95 in; weight: 2.3 kg/~5.1 lb). Further advantages include the palm rest that is always cool and the fast SSD/HD combination.

4th

Schenker XMG P507
Schenker XMG P507

Anyone looking for a compact, yet powerful gaming notebook will find an almost ideal choice in the Schenker XMG P507. It is based on the Clevo P651 Barebone and even the model with the GeForce GTX 1060 weighs less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb), which would rather suggest a multimedia product. A height of only 2.5 to 2.9 cm (1 to 1.1 inches; depending on the GPU) is also low in the gaming range.

Like most slim competitors, the system noise is rather high in 3D mode. In contrast, it achieves ratings in the 80% range in temperature, input devices, and connectivity. One of its biggest highlights is the matte IPS display with G-Sync support.

5th

Asus G501VW
Asus G501VW

Even though the Asus G501VW  comes with only a GeForce GTX 960M, it performed better than several more powerful gaming notebooks in our test. The primary reason for the high rating is the relatively low emissions. Unlike many competitors, the G501 does not get too hot under load. Nevertheless, the chassis is slim with a height of 21 mm (~0.8 in). Thanks to a weight of 2.1 kg (~4.6 lb), the 15-inch device is also quite easy to carry.

Most buyers might also be satisfied with the input devices, the system noise, and the battery life. Moreover, our test model came with a Full HD IPS panel and a Solid-State Drive. However, it is rather annoying that Asus has omitted an Ethernet port. On the other hand, the left side houses a Thunderbolt 3 port.

Discussion

6th

Gigabyte P37X v5
Gigabyte P37X v5

Slim and lean, the Gigabyte P37X v5. Although a high-end model from Nvidia deals with graphics processing with the GeForce GTX 980M, the notebook is only 23 mm (~0.9 in) high. As if the manufacturer had actually planned it, the P37X just meets the criteria for our  “lightweight” category with a weight of 2.9 kg (~6.4 lb). The biggest disadvantage of the slim design is the above average emissions. In 3D mode, the device gets as hot as 70 °C (~158 °F) and as loud as 51 dB(A). Moreover, the stability of the lid and the ClickPad do not appear perfect to us.

In other aspects, the 17-inch device performs relatively well - be it the IPS display, the keyboard with backlight, or the attractive chassis. A maximum of four storage devices (2x M.2 + 2x 2.5 inches) also deserves respect.

7th

Aorus X3 Plus v5
Aorus X3 Plus v5

With a diagonal display size of 35.3 cm (~13.9 inches) and a weight of 1.8 kg (~4 lb), the Aorus X3 Plus v5 (gaming brand from Gigabyte) is one of the smallest high-end notebooks. Despite its slim profile, buyers do not have to do without good performance. For example, the manufacturer has incorporated Nvidia's third-best laptop GPU in the 13-inch chassis. The GeForce GTX 970M is only about 20% slower than the GTX 980M in most games. The rest of the X3 Plus v5's hardware is also nothing to sneeze at. Apart from 16 GB of RAM and an IPS display with 3200x1800 pixels, Aorus has incorporated a PCIe SSD from Samsung with a capacity of 512 GB in the test model for 2400 Euros (~$2686).

We did not like the sensitive touchpad, the weak lid, and the creaky chassis. In addition, the system gets loud under full load. On the other hand, the battery life is decent.

8th

MSI GS73VR 6RF
MSI GS73VR 6RF

As the US colleague aptly describes the title, the MSI GS73VR is the slimmest Pascal notebook so far. Thanks to a height of only 20 mm (~0.78 in); the 17-inch model looks extremely stylish and handy. Moreover, a weight of 2.4 kg (~5.3 lb) is low for a high-end notebook. Thus, you should not be so critical about temperature and system noise. The slim build has hardly affected connectivity and input devices.

We particularly liked that the image quality has improved significantly compared to the GS70. Apart from brightness and contrast, color space and viewing angles are considerably better. In general, the US test model, which costs  1800 Euros (~$2010), provides many features. 32 GB DDR4 of RAM and the combination of 1000 GB SSD and 2000 GB HDD should bring enough reserves for the coming years. In contrast, there is still potential for improving the sound quality and the battery life.

9th

Gigabyte P55K v5
Gigabyte P55K v5

Gigabyte is evolving more and more into a gaming expert in the laptop range. Apart from the P35X v5 and the P37X v5, the P55K v5 has made it into the lightweight Top 10. Although, with a height of 34 mm (~1.3 in) the 15-inch model is slightly thicker than its siblings, it still gets loud under full load because of its single fan solution.

The chassis also has advantages and disadvantages. For example, the beautiful design and the easy maintenance can only compensate for the unfavorable interface layout to some extent. There is almost nothing to complain about the battery life and the display (IPS panel). Performance-wise, the incorporated GeForce GTX 965M belongs to the lower high-end segment. The review of the GTX 970M variant is available here.

10th

Schenker XMG P406
Schenker XMG P406

The German notebook dealer, Schenker Technologies, has also recognized the trend for portable gaming devices and started to sell a suitable 14-inch model in 2016 with the XMG P406. Although the device weighs only 2.2 kg (~4.8 lb) and is only 2.5 cm (~1 inch) high, a GTX 970M handles the graphics calculations. Apart from the second-rate battery life, the quite long response time of the display and the suboptimal Turbo or fan control, the 14-inch device has hardly any disadvantages.

Like all other Schenker Notebooks, the XMG P406 can also be freely configured. The solid and precisely manufactured chassis impresses with many interfaces (three video-outs), very good input devices, and user-friendly maintenance. Overall, the rival from MSI, the GS40, falls slightly behind (rating: 83 vs. 86%).

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Top 10 in Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
38 ms * ∼15%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
34 ms * ∼14%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
49 ms * ∼20%
Schenker XMG P507
36 ms * ∼14%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
50 ms * ∼20%
Gigabyte P37X v5
45 ms * ∼18%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
52.4 ms * ∼21%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
28 ms * ∼11%
Gigabyte P55K v5
37.2 ms * ∼15%
Schenker XMG P406
56 ms * ∼22%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
23 ms * ∼10%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
22 ms * ∼9%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
25 ms * ∼10%
Schenker XMG P507
23 ms * ∼10%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
39 ms * ∼16%
Gigabyte P37X v5
26 ms * ∼11%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
47.2 ms * ∼20%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
9.6 ms * ∼4%
Gigabyte P55K v5
29.2 ms * ∼12%
Schenker XMG P406
30 ms * ∼13%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
0 Hz ∼0%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
1000 Hz ∼10%
Schenker XMG P507
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
200 Hz ∼2%
Gigabyte P37X v5
0 Hz ∼0%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
198 Hz ∼2%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
0 Hz ∼0%
Gigabyte P55K v5
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker XMG P406
0 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
290 cd/m² ∼41%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
278 cd/m² ∼40%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
291 cd/m² ∼42%
Schenker XMG P507
292 cd/m² ∼42%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
312 cd/m² ∼45%
Gigabyte P37X v5
294 cd/m² ∼42%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
370 cd/m² ∼53%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
315 cd/m² ∼45%
Gigabyte P55K v5
259 cd/m² ∼37%
Schenker XMG P406
266 cd/m² ∼38%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
85 % ∼85%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
88 % ∼88%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
83 % ∼83%
Schenker XMG P507
87 % ∼87%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
83 % ∼83%
Gigabyte P37X v5
89 % ∼89%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
79 % ∼79%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
86 % ∼86%
Gigabyte P55K v5
72 % ∼72%
Schenker XMG P406
81 % ∼81%
Black Level (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
0.32 % * ∼6%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
0.27 % * ∼5%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
0.22 % * ∼4%
Schenker XMG P507
0.3 % * ∼6%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
0.32 % * ∼6%
Gigabyte P37X v5
0.42 % * ∼8%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
0.293 % * ∼6%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
0.308 % * ∼6%
Gigabyte P55K v5
0.367 % * ∼7%
Schenker XMG P406
0.22 % * ∼4%
Contrast (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
984 :1 ∼62%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
1011 :1 ∼63%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
1377 :1 ∼86%
Schenker XMG P507
960 :1 ∼60%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
1066 :1 ∼67%
Gigabyte P37X v5
729 :1 ∼46%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
1347 :1 ∼84%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
1095 :1 ∼68%
Gigabyte P55K v5
749 :1 ∼47%
Schenker XMG P406
1282 :1 ∼80%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
4.88 * ∼33%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
3.67 * ∼24%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
3.47 * ∼23%
Schenker XMG P507
5.1 * ∼34%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
4.23 * ∼28%
Gigabyte P37X v5
3.51 * ∼23%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
4.8 * ∼32%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.96 * ∼20%
Gigabyte P55K v5
3.39 * ∼23%
Schenker XMG P406
4.98 * ∼33%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
4.17 * ∼28%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
2.73 * ∼18%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
1.17 * ∼8%
Schenker XMG P507
4.43 * ∼30%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
4.69 * ∼31%
Gigabyte P37X v5
2.23 * ∼15%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
5.04 * ∼34%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.57 * ∼17%
Gigabyte P55K v5
4.21 * ∼28%
Schenker XMG P406
4.08 * ∼27%
Gamma (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
2.53 ∼72%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
2.49 ∼71%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
2.35 ∼67%
Schenker XMG P507
2.46 ∼70%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
2.53 ∼72%
Gigabyte P37X v5
2.51 ∼72%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
2.26 ∼65%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.25 ∼64%
Gigabyte P55K v5
2.18 ∼62%
Schenker XMG P406
2.51 ∼72%
CCT (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
6683 ∼668%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
7029 ∼703%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
6658 ∼666%
Schenker XMG P507
6687 ∼669%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
7549 ∼755%
Gigabyte P37X v5
6346 ∼635%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
7343 ∼734%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
7114 ∼711%
Gigabyte P55K v5
6069 ∼607%
Schenker XMG P406
5877 ∼588%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
55 % ∼55%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
55 % ∼55%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
86 % ∼86%
Schenker XMG P507
55 % ∼55%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
63 % ∼63%
Gigabyte P37X v5
56 % ∼56%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
63.4 % ∼63%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
74.3 % ∼74%
Gigabyte P55K v5
59.2 % ∼59%
Schenker XMG P406
54 % ∼54%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
83 % ∼83%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
84 % ∼84%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
100 % ∼100%
Schenker XMG P507
83 % ∼83%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
97 % ∼97%
Gigabyte P37X v5
85 % ∼85%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
98.1 % ∼98%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
100 % ∼100%
Gigabyte P55K v5
90.9 % ∼91%
Schenker XMG P406
83 % ∼83%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
32 dB * ∼64%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
31.2 dB * ∼62%
Schenker XMG P507
31 dB * ∼62%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
32.1 dB * ∼64%
Gigabyte P37X v5
32 dB * ∼64%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
32.1 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
31.9 dB * ∼64%
Gigabyte P55K v5
32 dB * ∼64%
Schenker XMG P406
30 dB * ∼60%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
33 dB * ∼66%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
33 dB * ∼66%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
31.2 dB * ∼62%
Schenker XMG P507
32 dB * ∼64%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
32.1 dB * ∼64%
Gigabyte P37X v5
34 dB * ∼68%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
32.4 dB * ∼65%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32 dB * ∼64%
Gigabyte P55K v5
33 dB * ∼66%
Schenker XMG P406
32 dB * ∼64%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
34 dB * ∼68%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
34 dB * ∼68%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
36.2 dB * ∼72%
Schenker XMG P507
38 dB * ∼76%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
32.1 dB * ∼64%
Gigabyte P37X v5
36 dB * ∼72%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
32.5 dB * ∼65%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
34 dB * ∼68%
Gigabyte P55K v5
33 dB * ∼66%
Schenker XMG P406
40 dB * ∼80%
Load Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
39 dB * ∼78%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
40 dB * ∼80%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
45.3 dB * ∼91%
Schenker XMG P507
46 dB * ∼92%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
43.3 dB * ∼87%
Gigabyte P37X v5
40 dB * ∼80%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
40.1 dB * ∼80%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
47 dB * ∼94%
Gigabyte P55K v5
41 dB * ∼82%
Schenker XMG P406
47 dB * ∼94%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
51 dB * ∼102%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
46 dB * ∼92%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
47.3 dB * ∼95%
Schenker XMG P507
49 dB * ∼98%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
44.3 dB * ∼89%
Gigabyte P37X v5
51 dB * ∼102%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
54.6 dB * ∼109%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
49.4 dB * ∼99%
Gigabyte P55K v5
50 dB * ∼100%
Schenker XMG P406
51 dB * ∼102%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
48 °C * ∼80%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
44 °C * ∼73%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
50.1 °C * ∼84%
Schenker XMG P507
49.3 °C * ∼82%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
41 °C * ∼68%
Gigabyte P37X v5
52.7 °C * ∼88%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
44.6 °C * ∼74%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
50.8 °C * ∼85%
Gigabyte P55K v5
52.6 °C * ∼88%
Schenker XMG P406
55 °C * ∼92%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
46.8 °C * ∼78%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
53.1 °C * ∼89%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
56.2 °C * ∼94%
Schenker XMG P507
52.7 °C * ∼88%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
48.2 °C * ∼80%
Gigabyte P37X v5
70 °C * ∼117%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
49.8 °C * ∼83%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
60 °C * ∼100%
Gigabyte P55K v5
50.2 °C * ∼84%
Schenker XMG P406
58.7 °C * ∼98%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
33.7 °C * ∼56%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
28.3 °C * ∼47%
Schenker XMG P507
32.6 °C * ∼54%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
26.4 °C * ∼44%
Gigabyte P37X v5
30.9 °C * ∼52%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
24.8 °C * ∼41%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
27.4 °C * ∼46%
Gigabyte P55K v5
22.6 °C * ∼38%
Schenker XMG P406
36.9 °C * ∼62%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
30.5 °C * ∼51%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
28.2 °C * ∼47%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
31.1 °C * ∼52%
Schenker XMG P507
29.5 °C * ∼49%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
26.7 °C * ∼45%
Gigabyte P37X v5
31 °C * ∼52%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
24.8 °C * ∼41%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Gigabyte P55K v5
23.4 °C * ∼39%
Schenker XMG P406
41.7 °C * ∼70%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
243 min ∼9%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
300 min ∼11%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
530 min ∼20%
Schenker XMG P507
409 min ∼15%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
610 min ∼23%
Gigabyte P37X v5
383 min ∼14%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
481 min ∼18%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
353 min ∼13%
Gigabyte P55K v5
502 min ∼19%
Schenker XMG P406
275 min ∼10%
Load (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
58 min ∼2%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
97 min ∼4%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
75 min ∼3%
Schenker XMG P507
123 min ∼5%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
64 min ∼2%
Gigabyte P37X v5
103 min ∼4%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
55 min ∼2%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
66 min ∼2%
Gigabyte P55K v5
79 min ∼3%
Schenker XMG P406
72 min ∼3%
WiFi (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
min ∼0%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
min ∼0%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
min ∼0%
Schenker XMG P507
min ∼0%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
min ∼0%
Gigabyte P37X v5
min ∼0%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
min ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
min ∼0%
Gigabyte P55K v5
min ∼0%
Schenker XMG P406
min ∼0%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
196 min ∼7%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
246 min ∼9%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
218 min ∼8%
Schenker XMG P507
274 min ∼10%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
330 min ∼12%
Gigabyte P37X v5
254 min ∼9%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
305 min ∼11%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
213 min ∼8%
Gigabyte P55K v5
295 min ∼11%
Schenker XMG P406
197 min ∼7%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
20 Watt * ∼20%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
20 Watt * ∼20%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
8.9 Watt * ∼9%
Schenker XMG P507
11 Watt * ∼11%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
6.9 Watt * ∼7%
Gigabyte P37X v5
16 Watt * ∼16%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
22.6 Watt * ∼23%
Gigabyte P55K v5
10.1 Watt * ∼10%
Schenker XMG P406
12 Watt * ∼12%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
24 Watt * ∼24%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
26 Watt * ∼26%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
13.9 Watt * ∼14%
Schenker XMG P507
16 Watt * ∼16%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
10.7 Watt * ∼11%
Gigabyte P37X v5
21 Watt * ∼21%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32.7 Watt * ∼33%
Gigabyte P55K v5
13.3 Watt * ∼13%
Schenker XMG P406
16 Watt * ∼16%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
29 Watt * ∼29%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
32 Watt * ∼32%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
15.6 Watt * ∼16%
Schenker XMG P507
21 Watt * ∼21%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
13.2 Watt * ∼13%
Gigabyte P37X v5
28 Watt * ∼28%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32.8 Watt * ∼33%
Gigabyte P55K v5
15.4 Watt * ∼15%
Schenker XMG P406
22 Watt * ∼22%
Load Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
86 Watt * ∼25%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
100 Watt * ∼29%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
89 Watt * ∼25%
Schenker XMG P507
80 Watt * ∼23%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
82 Watt * ∼23%
Gigabyte P37X v5
96 Watt * ∼27%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
114.7 Watt * ∼33%
Gigabyte P55K v5
75.8 Watt * ∼22%
Schenker XMG P406
90 Watt * ∼26%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
183 Watt * ∼52%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
202 Watt * ∼58%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
118 Watt * ∼34%
Schenker XMG P507
174 Watt * ∼50%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
94 Watt * ∼27%
Gigabyte P37X v5
215 Watt * ∼61%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
167.9 Watt * ∼48%
Gigabyte P55K v5
144 Watt * ∼41%
Schenker XMG P406
170 Watt * ∼49%

Legend

 
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
 
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
 
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
 
Schenker XMG P507 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Asus G501VW-FY081T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
 
Gigabyte P37X v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Aorus X3 Plus v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS73VR 6RF Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
Gigabyte P55K v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
Schenker XMG P406 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
5926 Points ∼74%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
5861 Points ∼73%
Schenker XMG P507
6138 Points ∼76%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
5020 Points ∼62%
Gigabyte P37X v5
5422 Points ∼67%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
5396 Points ∼67%
Schenker XMG P406
6147 Points ∼76%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
4651 Points ∼82%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
4541 Points ∼80%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
3154 Points ∼56%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
3495 Points ∼62%
Gigabyte P37X v5
4041 Points ∼71%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
4033 Points ∼71%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
4012 Points ∼71%
Gigabyte P55K v5
3845 Points ∼68%
Schenker XMG P406
3371 Points ∼59%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
15822 Points ∼62%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
15492 Points ∼61%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
5635 Points ∼22%
Schenker XMG P507
12349 Points ∼49%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
5533 Points ∼22%
Gigabyte P37X v5
11171 Points ∼44%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
9297 Points ∼37%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
12423 Points ∼49%
Gigabyte P55K v5
7269 Points ∼29%
Schenker XMG P406
9332 Points ∼37%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
12909 Points ∼55%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
12317 Points ∼53%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
4008 Points ∼17%
Schenker XMG P507
9331 Points ∼40%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
4028 Points ∼17%
Gigabyte P37X v5
8355 Points ∼36%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
6489 Points ∼28%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
9609 Points ∼41%
Gigabyte P55K v5
4760 Points ∼20%
Schenker XMG P406
6564 Points ∼28%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
23797 Points ∼51%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
12388 Points ∼27%
Schenker XMG P507
23626 Points ∼51%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
12960 Points ∼28%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T
22943 Points ∼62%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
23368 Points ∼63%
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
16358 Points ∼44%
Schenker XMG P507
22874 Points ∼62%
Asus G501VW-FY081T
17094 Points ∼46%
Gigabyte P37X v5
22845 Points ∼62%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
20458 Points ∼56%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
22781 Points ∼62%
Gigabyte P55K v5
18013 Points ∼49%
Schenker XMG P406
21052 Points ∼57%

Legend

 
Asus Strix GL502VS-FY032T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
 
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
 
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Lite-On CV1-8B512 M.2 512 GB
 
Schenker XMG P507 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Asus G501VW-FY081T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
 
Gigabyte P37X v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Aorus X3 Plus v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS73VR 6RF Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
Gigabyte P55K v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
Schenker XMG P406 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
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