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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Staff, 01/08/2017

January 2017 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. Although 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 January 2017

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreen
185%12/2016
new!
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039TAsus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.5 kg24 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
285%12/2016
new!
Razer Blade (2016)Razer Blade (2016)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2 kg18 mm14"3200x1800glossy
385%08/2016MSI 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
484%12/2016
new!
Asus GL702VM-GC102DAsus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
8 GB Memory, 1000 GB HDD
2.7 kg24 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
584%10/2016MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth ProMSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.9 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
684%09/2016MSI GS43VR 6RE-006USMSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
1.9 kg22.8 mm14"1920x1080matte
784%08/2016MSI 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
884%08/2016Schenker 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
984%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
1084%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
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Top 10 of the previous 12 months at the time of writing, current articles are listed first
Link: all reviewed gaming notebooks with a size of 15-inch or smaller, ordered by rating

Editors' Comments

1st

Asus GL502VM
Asus GL502VM

Those who like compact devices and travel a lot had better stick to 15-inch or smaller devices. With a height of 2.4 cm (~0.9 in), the Asus GL502VM is very slim. Nevertheless, it still performs almost as well as its bulkier 17-inch rivals (e.g. the Asus G752VS). Currently, a Core i7-6700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1060 provide more than enough fps for FHD gaming.

In addition, our test model features 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, an m.2 SSD, and an IPS panel. However, the GL502VM gets quite hot and loud because of its small size. Connectivity, weight (2.5 kg/~5.5 lb), input devices and build quality are nothing to sneeze at in general.

2nd

Razer Blade (2016)
Razer Blade (2016)

Razer's 14-inch gamer had some issues at launch time. For example, the original revision of the Blade also suffered from CPU throttling to 800 MHz during normal 3D use (games, etc.), which in part, significantly reduces the performance. In the meanwhile, Razer has launched an EC update (link), which can be installed easily and on the one hand solves the problem, but on the other, increased the fan noise (the FHD counterpart was directly tested with the new EC). In addition, Razer could improve key labelling and sound quality - even more so in view of the steep price.

Apart from this, the 14-inch laptop performs very well. The expensive QHD+ model with 3200x1800 pixels is the right choice for those who wish for a high resolution. However, the display is glossy because of its touch functionality, which often leads to disturbing reflections. Gamers who like to travel should still give the Blade a chance. Hardly any high-end model is that slim (1.8 cm/~0.7 in), light (1.96 kg/~4.3 lb) AND has such a high-end build quality.

3rd

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.

4th

Asus GL702VM
Asus GL702VM

The Asus GL702VM has almost the same strengths and weaknesses as its 15-inch sibling GL502VM. The stylish body is surprisingly slim (2.4 cm/~0.9 in) and light (2.7 kg/~5.9 lb) for a 17-inch laptop. Setting aside that an HDD is used as a Windows drive (other variants come with an SSD); the performance does not fall behind its rivals'. The GeForce GTX 1060 is one of the most popular and most successful gaming GPUs and sufficient for Full HD gaming in most scenarios.

Speaking of Full HD: A matte IPS panel with G-Sync support is used as display. Note: The test model priced at only 1400 Euros (~$1491) does not include a “real” operating system (FreeDOS). Hence, buyers have to install an operating system themselves after purchase. Those who want to play games right away had better buy a model with Windows 10.

5th

MSI GS63VR 6RF
MSI GS63VR 6RF

Currently, MSI clearly dominates the mobile Gaming Top 10. Apart from the relatively bulky GT62VR, three models from the significantly more compact GS series have also made it into the charts. The GS63VR could be the right choice for those who are on the fence about buying the smaller (GS43VR) or the slightly larger (GS73VR) notebook. The 15-inch gaming notebook is a perfect travel companion thanks to its low weight of 1.9 kg (~4.2 lb). We do not feel that the lack of Nvidia's G-Sync is a disadvantage, since Optimus is implemented, which improves the battery runtimes.

Furthermore, the GS63VR does not lack 3D performance. The GeForce GTX 1060, which challenges the former leader, the GTX 980, is a good compromise of price and performance. Our test model comes with 16 GB of DDR4-RAM, a 256 GB SSD, and a 2 TB HDD for 2000 Euros (~$2130). Furthermore, it uses a standard FHD display with 1920x1080 pixels.

Discussion

6th

MSI GS43VR 6RE
MSI GS43VR 6RE

Currently, portable gamers are quite trendy. MSI has taken the slim design to the extreme and presents a brand new 14-inch model powered by a GeForce GTX 1060 in the GS43VR. The graphics card perfectly matches the integrated Full HD display with IPS technology, although, it is more expensive GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 siblings perform even significantly better. Otherwise, the MSI packs 32 GB DDR4 of RAM and a hard drive capacity as high as 3 TB (m.2-SSD + 2.5-inch HDD) in the test model.

Further strengths are the very light and slim chassis (1.9 kg/~4.2 lb and 2.3 cm/~0.9 in) and a convenient battery life, which boosts mobility. However, MSI could improve the emissions in 3D mode (temperature, system noise) and the sound. Easily reachable inner components and the USB 3.1 Type C port with Thunderbolt are excellent.

7th

MSI GS73VR 6RF
MSI GS73VR 6RF

As our US colleague aptly describes the title, the MSI GS73VR is the slimmest Pascal notebook so far. Thanks to a height of just 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 the 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. On the other hand, there is still potential for improving the sound quality, the web cam and the battery life.

8th

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 just 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. On the other hand, 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.

9th

Gigabyte P37X v5
Gigabyte P37X v5

Slim and lean, the Gigabyte P37X v5. Although a high-end model from Nvidia, the GeForce GTX 980M, deals with graphics processing with the, 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.

10th

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.

Runners-up

The following devices (<3 kg), which were reviewed in the last month, did not make our Top 10: 

Recent Gaming Notebook Awards

Top 10 in Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
40 ms * ∼16%
Razer Blade (2016)
41 ms * ∼16%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
34 ms * ∼14%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
38 ms * ∼15%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
31.6 ms * ∼13%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
28 ms * ∼11%
Schenker XMG P507
36 ms * ∼14%
Gigabyte P37X v5
45 ms * ∼18%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
52.4 ms * ∼21%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
25 ms * ∼10%
Razer Blade (2016)
37 ms * ∼15%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
22 ms * ∼9%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
23 ms * ∼10%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
26 ms * ∼11%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
24.4 ms * ∼10%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
9.6 ms * ∼4%
Schenker XMG P507
23 ms * ∼10%
Gigabyte P37X v5
26 ms * ∼11%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
47.2 ms * ∼20%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
0 Hz ∼0%
Razer Blade (2016)
200 Hz ∼2%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
202 Hz ∼2%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker XMG P507
0 Hz ∼0%
Gigabyte P37X v5
0 Hz ∼0%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
198 Hz ∼2%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
296 cd/m² ∼42%
Razer Blade (2016)
328 cd/m² ∼47%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
278 cd/m² ∼40%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
312 cd/m² ∼45%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
279 cd/m² ∼40%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
282 cd/m² ∼40%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
315 cd/m² ∼45%
Schenker XMG P507
292 cd/m² ∼42%
Gigabyte P37X v5
294 cd/m² ∼42%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
370 cd/m² ∼53%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
88 % ∼88%
Razer Blade (2016)
69 % ∼69%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
88 % ∼88%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
91 % ∼91%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
84 % ∼84%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
83 % ∼83%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
86 % ∼86%
Schenker XMG P507
87 % ∼87%
Gigabyte P37X v5
89 % ∼89%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
79 % ∼79%
Black Level (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
0.33 % * ∼7%
Razer Blade (2016)
0.22 % * ∼4%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
0.27 % * ∼5%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
0.5 % * ∼10%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
0.33 % * ∼7%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
0.57 % * ∼11%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
0.308 % * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P507
0.3 % * ∼6%
Gigabyte P37X v5
0.42 % * ∼8%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
0.293 % * ∼6%
Contrast (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
973 :1 ∼61%
Razer Blade (2016)
1491 :1 ∼93%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
1011 :1 ∼63%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
652 :1 ∼41%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
888 :1 ∼56%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
506 :1 ∼32%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
1095 :1 ∼68%
Schenker XMG P507
960 :1 ∼60%
Gigabyte P37X v5
729 :1 ∼46%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
1347 :1 ∼84%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
4.42 * ∼29%
Razer Blade (2016)
1.91 * ∼13%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
3.67 * ∼24%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
6.3 * ∼42%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
3.59 * ∼24%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
2.61 * ∼17%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.96 * ∼20%
Schenker XMG P507
5.1 * ∼34%
Gigabyte P37X v5
3.51 * ∼23%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
4.8 * ∼32%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
3.34 * ∼22%
Razer Blade (2016)
1.69 * ∼11%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
2.73 * ∼18%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
7.37 * ∼49%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
3.86 * ∼26%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
1.18 * ∼8%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.57 * ∼17%
Schenker XMG P507
4.43 * ∼30%
Gigabyte P37X v5
2.23 * ∼15%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
5.04 * ∼34%
Gamma (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
2.4 ∼69%
Razer Blade (2016)
2.3 ∼66%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
2.49 ∼71%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
2.37 ∼68%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
2.53 ∼72%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
2.24 ∼64%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.25 ∼64%
Schenker XMG P507
2.46 ∼70%
Gigabyte P37X v5
2.51 ∼72%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
2.26 ∼65%
CCT (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6213 ∼621%
Razer Blade (2016)
6418 ∼642%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
7029 ∼703%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
7116 ∼712%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
7229 ∼723%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
6506 ∼651%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
7114 ∼711%
Schenker XMG P507
6687 ∼669%
Gigabyte P37X v5
6346 ∼635%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
7343 ∼734%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
55 % ∼55%
Razer Blade (2016)
63 % ∼63%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
55 % ∼55%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
55 % ∼55%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
63 % ∼63%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
56.4 % ∼56%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
74.3 % ∼74%
Schenker XMG P507
55 % ∼55%
Gigabyte P37X v5
56 % ∼56%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
63.4 % ∼63%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
83 % ∼83%
Razer Blade (2016)
97 % ∼97%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
84 % ∼84%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
83 % ∼83%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
97 % ∼97%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
86.4 % ∼86%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
100 % ∼100%
Schenker XMG P507
83 % ∼83%
Gigabyte P37X v5
85 % ∼85%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
98.1 % ∼98%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
32 dB * ∼64%
Razer Blade (2016)
31 dB * ∼62%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
32 dB * ∼64%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
31.4 dB * ∼63%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
31.9 dB * ∼64%
Schenker XMG P507
31 dB * ∼62%
Gigabyte P37X v5
32 dB * ∼64%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
32.1 dB * ∼64%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
33 dB * ∼66%
Razer Blade (2016)
33 dB * ∼66%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
33 dB * ∼66%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
31.4 dB * ∼63%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
33 dB * ∼66%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32 dB * ∼64%
Schenker XMG P507
32 dB * ∼64%
Gigabyte P37X v5
34 dB * ∼68%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
32.4 dB * ∼65%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
34 dB * ∼68%
Razer Blade (2016)
35 dB * ∼70%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
34 dB * ∼68%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
31.5 dB * ∼63%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
34 dB * ∼68%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
33.5 dB * ∼67%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
34 dB * ∼68%
Schenker XMG P507
38 dB * ∼76%
Gigabyte P37X v5
36 dB * ∼72%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
32.5 dB * ∼65%
Load Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
44 dB * ∼88%
Razer Blade (2016)
39 dB * ∼78%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
40 dB * ∼80%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
40.9 dB * ∼82%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
37 dB * ∼74%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
50 dB * ∼100%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
47 dB * ∼94%
Schenker XMG P507
46 dB * ∼92%
Gigabyte P37X v5
40 dB * ∼80%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
40.1 dB * ∼80%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
53 dB * ∼106%
Razer Blade (2016)
51 dB * ∼102%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
46 dB * ∼92%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
46.2 dB * ∼92%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
46 dB * ∼92%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
51.5 dB * ∼103%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
49.4 dB * ∼99%
Schenker XMG P507
49 dB * ∼98%
Gigabyte P37X v5
51 dB * ∼102%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
54.6 dB * ∼109%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
65.3 °C * ∼109%
Razer Blade (2016)
52.7 °C * ∼88%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
44 °C * ∼73%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
53.1 °C * ∼89%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
45.3 °C * ∼76%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
55.6 °C * ∼93%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
50.8 °C * ∼85%
Schenker XMG P507
49.3 °C * ∼82%
Gigabyte P37X v5
52.7 °C * ∼88%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
44.6 °C * ∼74%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
64.4 °C * ∼107%
Razer Blade (2016)
48.4 °C * ∼81%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
53.1 °C * ∼89%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
44.9 °C * ∼75%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
62.6 °C * ∼104%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
62.4 °C * ∼104%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
60 °C * ∼100%
Schenker XMG P507
52.7 °C * ∼88%
Gigabyte P37X v5
70 °C * ∼117%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
49.8 °C * ∼83%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
35.4 °C * ∼59%
Razer Blade (2016)
29.3 °C * ∼49%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
32.9 °C * ∼55%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
25.3 °C * ∼42%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
33.2 °C * ∼55%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
27.4 °C * ∼46%
Schenker XMG P507
32.6 °C * ∼54%
Gigabyte P37X v5
30.9 °C * ∼52%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
24.8 °C * ∼41%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
31.6 °C * ∼53%
Razer Blade (2016)
28.4 °C * ∼47%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
28.2 °C * ∼47%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
33.4 °C * ∼56%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
27.3 °C * ∼46%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
37.2 °C * ∼62%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Schenker XMG P507
29.5 °C * ∼49%
Gigabyte P37X v5
31 °C * ∼52%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
24.8 °C * ∼41%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
315 min ∼12%
Razer Blade (2016)
min ∼0%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
300 min ∼11%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
353 min ∼13%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
358 min ∼13%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
577 min ∼21%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
353 min ∼13%
Schenker XMG P507
409 min ∼15%
Gigabyte P37X v5
383 min ∼14%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
481 min ∼18%
Load (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
87 min ∼3%
Razer Blade (2016)
min ∼0%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
97 min ∼4%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
87 min ∼3%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
76 min ∼3%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
78 min ∼3%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
66 min ∼2%
Schenker XMG P507
123 min ∼5%
Gigabyte P37X v5
103 min ∼4%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
55 min ∼2%
WiFi (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
min ∼0%
Razer Blade (2016)
min ∼0%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
min ∼0%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
min ∼0%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
min ∼0%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
min ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
min ∼0%
Schenker XMG P507
min ∼0%
Gigabyte P37X v5
min ∼0%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
min ∼0%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
220 min ∼8%
Razer Blade (2016)
243 min ∼9%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
246 min ∼9%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
250 min ∼9%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
210 min ∼8%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
261 min ∼10%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
213 min ∼8%
Schenker XMG P507
274 min ∼10%
Gigabyte P37X v5
254 min ∼9%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
305 min ∼11%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
16 Watt * ∼16%
Razer Blade (2016)
9 Watt * ∼9%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
20 Watt * ∼20%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
15.6 Watt * ∼16%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
18 Watt * ∼18%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
12.1 Watt * ∼12%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
22.6 Watt * ∼23%
Schenker XMG P507
11 Watt * ∼11%
Gigabyte P37X v5
16 Watt * ∼16%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
19 Watt * ∼19%
Razer Blade (2016)
14 Watt * ∼14%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
26 Watt * ∼26%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
20.2 Watt * ∼20%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
22 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
19 Watt * ∼19%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32.7 Watt * ∼33%
Schenker XMG P507
16 Watt * ∼16%
Gigabyte P37X v5
21 Watt * ∼21%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
23 Watt * ∼23%
Razer Blade (2016)
22 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
32 Watt * ∼32%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
21.4 Watt * ∼21%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
30 Watt * ∼30%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
19.5 Watt * ∼20%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32.8 Watt * ∼33%
Schenker XMG P507
21 Watt * ∼21%
Gigabyte P37X v5
28 Watt * ∼28%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
Load Average (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
68 Watt * ∼19%
Razer Blade (2016)
72 Watt * ∼21%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
100 Watt * ∼29%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
90 Watt * ∼26%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
77 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
106.7 Watt * ∼30%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
114.7 Watt * ∼33%
Schenker XMG P507
80 Watt * ∼23%
Gigabyte P37X v5
96 Watt * ∼27%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
157 Watt * ∼45%
Razer Blade (2016)
124 Watt * ∼35%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
202 Watt * ∼58%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
147 Watt * ∼42%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
165 Watt * ∼47%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
159 Watt * ∼45%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
167.9 Watt * ∼48%
Schenker XMG P507
174 Watt * ∼50%
Gigabyte P37X v5
215 Watt * ∼61%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Watt * ∼0%

Legend

 
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
 
Razer Blade (2016) Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
 
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
 
Asus GL702VM-GC102D Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
 
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
MSI GS73VR 6RF Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
Schenker XMG P507 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
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

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
12682 Points ∼50%
Razer Blade (2016)
11139 Points ∼44%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
15492 Points ∼61%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
11159 Points ∼44%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
12411 Points ∼49%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
12462 Points ∼49%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
12423 Points ∼49%
Schenker XMG P507
12349 Points ∼49%
Gigabyte P37X v5
11171 Points ∼44%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
9297 Points ∼37%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
9663 Points ∼41%
Razer Blade (2016)
9193 Points ∼39%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
12317 Points ∼53%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
9432 Points ∼40%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
9704 Points ∼42%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
9814 Points ∼42%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
9609 Points ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507
9331 Points ∼40%
Gigabyte P37X v5
8355 Points ∼36%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
6489 Points ∼28%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
23340 Points ∼63%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
23368 Points ∼63%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
22619 Points ∼61%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
21915 Points ∼59%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
23391 Points ∼63%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
22781 Points ∼62%
Schenker XMG P507
22874 Points ∼62%
Gigabyte P37X v5
22845 Points ∼62%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
20458 Points ∼56%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6527 Points ∼81%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
5926 Points ∼74%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
4114 Points ∼51%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
5321 Points ∼66%
Schenker XMG P507
6138 Points ∼76%
Gigabyte P37X v5
5422 Points ∼67%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
5396 Points ∼67%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
4741 Points ∼84%
Razer Blade (2016)
3417 Points ∼60%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
4541 Points ∼80%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
4670 Points ∼82%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
4060 Points ∼72%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
4016 Points ∼71%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
4012 Points ∼71%
Gigabyte P37X v5
4041 Points ∼71%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
4033 Points ∼71%

Legend

 
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
 
Razer Blade (2016) Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
 
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
 
Asus GL702VM-GC102D Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
 
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
MSI GS73VR 6RF Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
Schenker XMG P507 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
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
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