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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Staff (translated by Martina Osztovits), 03/19/2015

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia 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 purchase decisions.

For the original German article, see here.

Every month Notebookcheck reviews numerous notebooks of all kinds. Several of them are multimedia devices. We call laptops of 14-inch size or bigger multimedia laptops if they are all-round laptops given the configuration selected by the manufacturer.

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 multimedia laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck in the previous 12 months and relevant devices which are still available. If ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first. The table can be sorted by clicking its headers and filtered by entering text in the text field above it (e.g. "matte").

Multimedia Notebook Charts as of March 2015

Pos. RatingDate  ModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionFinish
189%07/14Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 2013
Intel Core i7-4850HQ
Nvidia GeForce GT 750M
16 GB RAM, SSD
from $1699 at Amazon
2.0 kg18 mm15.42880x1800glossy
287%03/15
New!

Dell XPS 15 (9530-0538)
Intel Core i7-4712HQ (Haswell)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
16 GB, 512 GB SSD
from $1719 at Amazon

2.1 kg18mm15.63840x2160glossy
386%11/14Asus Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H
Intel Core i7-4712HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M
16 GB RAM, SSD
from $2699 at Amazon
2.25 kg25 mm15.63840x2160glossy
485%01/15Asus N551JK-CN166H
Intel Core i5 4200H (Haswell)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M
8 GB RAM, HDD + SSD Cache
from $1130 at Amazon
2.7 kg31 mm15.61920x1080matte
584%02/15
New!
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G
Intel Core i5-4210H (Haswell)
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
4 GB, HDD
from $1384 at Amazon
3.0 kg26 mm17.31920x1200matte
683%06/14Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
16 GB RAM, SSHD
from $1550 at Amazon
2.4 kg24 mm15.63840x2160glossy
783%06/14Asus N750JK
Intel Core i7-4700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M
8 GB RAM, HDD
from $1449 at Amazon
3.1 kg30 mm17.31920x1080matte
882%10/14 Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
Intel Core i5-4210U
Nvidia GeForce 840M
4 GB RAM, SSD
from $1199 at Amazon
2.16 kg26 mm15.61366x768matte
982%08/14Acer Aspire V5-573G
Intel Core i5-4210U
Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M
8 GB RAM, SSHD
from $999 at Amazon
2.0 kg21 mm15.61920x1080matte
1081%02/15Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
Intel Core i7 5500U
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
8 GB RAM, SSD + HDD
from $539 at Amazon
3.0 kg28 mm17.31920x1080matte

Top 10 of the previous 12 months at the time of writing - current articles are listed first

Editors' Comments

Leader: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 (2013)
Leader: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 (2013)

1st

Apple's MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (2013) has been on the market for a while. Alike its predecessor the notebook impresses with a high-end case, very good input devices, and an extraordinary good high-res Retina display. You can save money when selecting the GPU. An Intel Iris Pro Graphics integrated into the CPU or optionally an Nvidia GT 750M GPU can be configured. The start price ranges from 2000 to 2600 Euros (~$2312 to ~$3006) depending on the configuration.

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Follower: Dell XPS 15
Follower: Dell XPS 15

2nd

Dell's XPS 15 from the end of 2013 gets a 4K UHD panel, which has 3840x2160 pixels instead of "just" the QHD+ resolution with 3200x1800 pixels. A bit sharper is always possible. The components are still the replaced Haswell processors and the old GeForce GT 750M. Despite the old hardware, the XPS 15 is still a prestige object. Chassis and input devices are convenient and perfectly adjusted. The 4K display can be calibrated very well, even though this is not even possible because of the accurate colors ex-works. The reviewer did have some issues with the scaling in the native resolution. Another problem of the XPS 15 is the temperature development under load, Dell uses a powerful 45-Watt processor and not a low-voltage model.

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Follower: Asus Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H
Follower: Asus Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H

3rd

Think big. With the NX500JK-DR018HAsus offers a new Zenbook model. This time it is a 15.6-incher. For 2200 Euros (~$2543), the demands on this notebook are especially high and it cannot meet all of them. The 4k panel is top in the pro list with very good colors, high brightness and high contrast. The aluminum chassis belongs to the best ones besides the MacBook Pro's. The keyboard quality is also high and it is apt for prolific writers. The battery life of six hours in the WLAN test is very good for the performance class. But the performances of the GeForce GTX 850M and Core i7-4712HQ are lacking. The CPU does not use its Turbo potential (standard-volt quad-core) by far. The small performance loss can also be seen in benchmarks. The gaming performance of the GTX 850M is not affected, but it is a mid-range GPU. In contrast, the ergonomics are good with cool surfaces and a steady, largely quiet double fan. The maintainability sticks out positively. All components, including the battery, can be reached via a bottom plate.

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Discussion
Mixed impressions: Asus N551JK-CN166H
Mixed impressions: Asus N551JK-CN166H

4th

The Asus N551JK-CN166H is the successor of the N550JK, but it is not equipped with Broadwell but still uses Haswell processors. Small visual changes do not really improve the 15-inch notebook (black bottom cover) compared to the predecessor (gray, thinner bottom cover), but the stability and quality impression are still on a very high level. The maintainability is unfortunately much more limited and the author could not even open the maintenance hatch because it is firmly fixed and the author wanted to avoid damages. Advantages are the great touchpad and a good keyboard with a numeric keypad. One highlight is the very bright and high-contrast display with good viewing angles. Otherwise, the N551JK is a successful all-rounder: The fan is restrained, the Turbo of the processor can be utilized and the provided subwoofer from Asus creates a powerful sound in games and when you listen to music. The GeForce GTX 850M is a good but not perfect GPU for gamers; it is usually not powerful enough for high details and Full HD in current titles.

The 17-inch sibling does not manage to enter our Top 10 right now, the Asus N751JK-T4144H gets a rating of 80%. The N751 was more powerful with the Core i7-4710HQ, but we did not like the frame rate drops in some games and benchmarks as well as the wobbly keyboard support.

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Price and performance: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G
Price and performance: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G
Best Value Award in March 2015: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G
Best Value Award in March 2015: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G

5th

Low-cost in the Top 10? It might be surprising at first that a 17-inch device with a small entry-level GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce 840M gets such a good place in our ranking. Acer's Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV does not offer the best gaming capabilities in its class, but in convinces in many other areas like the chassis, input devices and display. Depending on your wallet you can choose between a GeForce 840M, GTX 850M and GTX 860M. The configuration V17 VN7-791G-759Q with the latter GPU is already in our gaming charts. The bright, high-contrast IPS display is remarkable in this price range with wide viewing angles, decent colors and a good contrast. We also like the low system noise, but we miss a maintenance hatch. Convenient details like the keyboard illumination of the input that provides good feedback in combination with the high performance of the standard voltage Core i5 make the V17 in the low-cost version an interesting allrounder. The result is our Best Value Award. 

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Mega display: Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Mega display: Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T

6th

Toshiba is not the first manufacturer that has incorporated a display with extraordinary high resolution in a notebook. With 3840x2160 pixels, the resolution of the 15.6-inch Satellite P50t-B-10T is especially fine, and it also supports touch input. The display also has excellent colors and contrast. 1417:1 is rare in the notebook range. The chassis made from aluminum and plastic is elegant but not the best in terms of stability and quality. The tester found the very good input devices with brilliant feedback surprising. The performance of the system is not increased by an SSD, but a hybrid HDD combined with a standard-volt CPU ensures fast processing. A Radeon R9 M265X from AMD is responsible for graphics, but games in Full HD are too much for it. Gamers are not the primary target group of the Satellite P50t-B-10T, but rather demanding consumers or professional users looking for best display quality for specific applications. At best, workstations perform better in terms of display, but customers won't get 4K or comparable resolutions higher than Full HD there. The price of 1377 Euros (~$1592) for the Satellite P50t-B-10T is high, but adequate in view of the unique display.

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Asus N750: 17-inch multimedia all-rounder
Asus N750: 17-inch multimedia all-rounder

7th

Asus' N750JK multimedia notebook with a size of 17-inch largely convinced in our test. With Intel quad-core CPU (standard voltage) and Nvidia GTX 850M, which is already based on the new Maxwell architecture, it is also suitable for fans of PC games. While the built-in display has an ergonomic matte surface, it loses points in brightness of the colors. With a battery life of above 5 hours in realistic scenarios, the 17-incher convinces in mobility.

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Cheap Nitro: Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
Cheap Nitro: Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX

8th

With the V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q), Acer introduced a gamer with convincing looks and powerful components at the IFA 2014. Now, Acer omits the GeForce GTX 860M and puts lower mid-range hardware in a 15-inch chassis with the same look and branding. The Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX is available from 659 Euros (~$761). A Core i5-4210U, GeForce 840M, and matte HD display no longer sound like high-end gaming. The 15-incher aims at occasional gamers. They get decent input devices, low emissions during office work and speakers with good sound for a movie night. Bargain hunters should consider selecting an IPS panel and spend a bit more money. Acer incorporated a quite dark, low-contrast TN panel with narrow viewing angles in the price-cutting review model (659 Euros, ~$761).

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Cheap gaming laptop: Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
Cheap gaming laptop: Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii

9th

The Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii model with GeForce GTX 850M (Maxwell) could be even considered a gaming notebook, but it only costs 799 Euros (~$922). Besides that, the 15.6-incher features the popular FHD resolution and a contrast-rich IPS display! Is there anything left to be desired? While the low-voltage processor slightly decreases the frame rates, the gaming performance is still outstanding in this price range. Apart from native Full HD, almost all titles of 2013 are playable with maximum details. However, the slim chassis gets quite hot under full load. We liked the good battery life of just under six hours in our Wi-Fi test.

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No gaming machine: Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT
No gaming machine: Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT

10th

Acer equips its mainstream all-rounder Aspire E5-771G-71PT with the new Broadwell processors. The Intel Core i7-5500U is a brand-new SoC, but the entry-level GPU 840M is unchanged. The author is impressed by the bright and high-contrast Full HD display. In addition, you get a fast SSD besides a TB hard drive, which result in a very fast system in combination with the CPU. The battery runtimes of the Aspire E5-771G also benefit from the smaller architecture and we can determine almost 5 hours in the WLAN test. Drawback: Acer does not use an IPS panel, but a TN model. It is, however, one of the better versions on the market. You get wider viewing angles than we are used from TN panels. The E5-771G unfortunately does not have a maintenance hatch, so the whole bottom cover has to be disassembled.

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Recent Multimedia Awards

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Screen
Brightness Center (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
332 cd/m² ∼47%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
349 cd/m² ∼50%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
309 cd/m² ∼44%
Asus N551JK
323 cd/m² ∼46%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
353 cd/m² ∼50%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
255 cd/m² ∼36%
Asus N750JK
275 cd/m² ∼39%
Acer V5-573G
326 cd/m² ∼47%
Black Level (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
0.3326 cd/m² * ∼7%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
0.282 cd/m² * ∼6%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
0.26 cd/m² * ∼5%
Asus N551JK
0.38 cd/m² * ∼8%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
0.44 cd/m² * ∼9%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
0.18 cd/m² * ∼4%
Asus N750JK
0.31 cd/m² * ∼6%
Acer V5-573G
0.56 cd/m² * ∼11%
Contrast (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
998 :1; ∼62%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
1238 :1; ∼77%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
1188 :1; ∼74%
Asus N551JK
850 :1; ∼53%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
802 :1; ∼50%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
1417 :1; ∼89%
Asus N750JK
887 :1; ∼55%
Acer V5-573G
582 :1; ∼36%
Black Level (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
1.95 * ∼13%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
2.65 * ∼18%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
4.69 * ∼31%
Asus N551JK
7.4 * ∼49%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
6.12 * ∼41%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
2 * ∼13%
Asus N750JK
4.77 * ∼32%
Acer V5-573G
3.2 * ∼21%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
2.11 * ∼14%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
3.77 * ∼25%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
3.35 * ∼22%
Asus N551JK
6.24 * ∼42%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
5.97 * ∼40%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
1.61 * ∼11%
Asus N750JK
4.77 * ∼32%
Acer V5-573G
3.65 * ∼24%
Gamma (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
2.34 * ∼47%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
2.41 * ∼48%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
2.33 * ∼47%
Asus N551JK
2.98 * ∼60%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
2.48 * ∼50%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
2.37 * ∼47%
Asus N750JK
2.3 * ∼46%
Acer V5-573G
2.29 * ∼46%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
60.6 % ∼61%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
83 % ∼83%
Asus N551JK
69 % ∼69%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
57.5 % ∼58%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
60 % ∼60%
Acer V5-573G
58 % ∼58%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
28 dB * ∼56%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
29.6 dB * ∼59%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
31 dB * ∼62%
Asus N551JK
32.1 dB * ∼64%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
32.4 dB * ∼65%
Asus N750JK
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Acer V5-573G
30 dB * ∼60%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
28 dB * ∼56%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
31.6 dB * ∼63%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
31 dB * ∼62%
Asus N551JK
32.9 dB * ∼66%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
33.4 dB * ∼67%
Asus N750JK
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Acer V5-573G
30 dB * ∼60%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
28 dB * ∼56%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
31.6 dB * ∼63%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
31 dB * ∼62%
Asus N551JK
33.7 dB * ∼67%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
33 dB * ∼66%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
33.4 dB * ∼67%
Asus N750JK
34.8 dB * ∼70%
Acer V5-573G
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Load Average (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
35.8 dB * ∼72%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
45.4 dB * ∼91%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
39.7 dB * ∼79%
Asus N551JK
42 dB * ∼84%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
39 dB * ∼78%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
44.5 dB * ∼89%
Asus N750JK
34.8 dB * ∼70%
Acer V5-573G
39.7 dB * ∼79%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
45.8 dB * ∼92%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
45.4 dB * ∼91%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
43.8 dB * ∼88%
Asus N551JK
44.8 dB * ∼90%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
46.2 dB * ∼92%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
44.4 dB * ∼89%
Asus N750JK
40.9 dB * ∼82%
Acer V5-573G
40 dB * ∼80%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
46 °C * ∼77%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
51.8 °C * ∼86%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
44.6 °C * ∼74%
Asus N551JK
39.4 °C * ∼66%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
44.6 °C * ∼74%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
43.5 °C * ∼73%
Asus N750JK
46.1 °C * ∼77%
Acer V5-573G
52.3 °C * ∼87%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
42 °C * ∼70%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
64.6 °C * ∼108%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
43.7 °C * ∼73%
Asus N551JK
37.6 °C * ∼63%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
45.6 °C * ∼76%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
46 °C * ∼77%
Asus N750JK
44.2 °C * ∼74%
Acer V5-573G
50.2 °C * ∼84%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
34 °C * ∼57%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
38.4 °C * ∼64%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
30.9 °C * ∼52%
Asus N551JK
28.7 °C * ∼48%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
31.7 °C * ∼53%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
28 °C * ∼47%
Asus N750JK
26.8 °C * ∼45%
Acer V5-573G
31.3 °C * ∼52%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
33 °C * ∼55%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
44.4 °C * ∼74%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
30.4 °C * ∼51%
Asus N551JK
26.1 °C * ∼44%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
32.1 °C * ∼54%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
32.8 °C * ∼55%
Asus N750JK
26.6 °C * ∼44%
Acer V5-573G
33.9 °C * ∼57%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
853 min ∼32%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
394 min ∼15%
Asus N551JK
436 min ∼16%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
524 min ∼19%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
269 min ∼10%
Asus N750JK
453 min ∼17%
Acer V5-573G
624 min ∼23%
Load (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
181 min ∼7%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
106 min ∼4%
Asus N551JK
76 min ∼3%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
61 min ∼2%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
45 min ∼2%
Asus N750JK
52 min ∼2%
Acer V5-573G
159 min ∼6%
WiFi (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
551 min ∼20%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
343 min ∼13%
Asus N551JK
271 min ∼10%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
152 min ∼6%
Asus N750JK
321 min ∼12%
Acer V5-573G
346 min ∼13%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
314 min ∼12%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
208 min ∼8%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
7.6 Watt * ∼8%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
14.6 Watt * ∼15%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
14.1 Watt * ∼14%
Asus N551JK
8.6 Watt * ∼9%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
7.9 Watt * ∼8%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
12.8 Watt * ∼13%
Asus N750JK
6.5 Watt * ∼7%
Acer V5-573G
7.2 Watt * ∼7%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
15.6 Watt * ∼16%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
19.8 Watt * ∼20%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
23.4 Watt * ∼23%
Asus N551JK
13 Watt * ∼13%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
20.3 Watt * ∼20%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
19 Watt * ∼19%
Asus N750JK
15.5 Watt * ∼16%
Acer V5-573G
17.4 Watt * ∼17%
Load Average (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
80.4 Watt * ∼23%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
92 Watt * ∼26%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
77.7 Watt * ∼22%
Asus N551JK
72.2 Watt * ∼21%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
54.7 Watt * ∼16%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
66.7 Watt * ∼19%
Asus N750JK
85.9 Watt * ∼25%
Acer V5-573G
54 Watt * ∼15%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
88.5 Watt * ∼25%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
85.8 Watt * ∼25%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
81.8 Watt * ∼23%
Asus N551JK
104 Watt * ∼30%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
85.9 Watt * ∼25%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
99.1 Watt * ∼28%
Asus N750JK
118.6 Watt * ∼34%
Acer V5-573G
85.9 Watt * ∼25%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
19.6 Watt * ∼20%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
21.3 Watt * ∼21%
Asus N551JK
12 Watt * ∼12%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
13.3 Watt * ∼13%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
18.8 Watt * ∼19%
Asus N750JK
12.4 Watt * ∼12%
Acer V5-573G
11.3 Watt * ∼11%

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Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
2692 Points ∼15%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
2971 Points ∼16%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
4421 Points ∼25%
Asus N551JK
4255 Points ∼24%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
2579 Points ∼14%
Asus N750JK
4616 Points ∼26%
Acer V5-573G
3834 Points ∼21%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
72048 Points ∼43%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
70949 Points ∼42%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
42257 Points ∼25%
Asus N551JK
61456 Points ∼36%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
69310 Points ∼41%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
37352 Points ∼22%
Asus N750JK
90772 Points ∼54%
Acer V5-573G
45226 Points ∼27%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Standard Score (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
1800 Points ∼13%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
2049 Points ∼15%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
3248 Points ∼24%
Asus N551JK
2675 Points ∼20%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
1493 Points ∼11%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
1585 Points ∼12%
Asus N750JK
2766 Points ∼20%
Acer V5-573G
2506 Points ∼18%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Apple MBP Retina 15 2013
5842 Points ∼80%
Dell XPS 15 (Early 2015)
5549 Points ∼76%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
5565 Points ∼77%
Asus N551JK
4131 Points ∼57%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
2800 Points ∼39%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
5010 Points ∼69%
Asus N750JK
3205 Points ∼44%
Acer V5-573G
3935 Points ∼54%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
2822 Points ∼51%
Asus N551JK
3113 Points ∼57%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
2858 Points ∼52%
Toshiba P50t-B-10T
3386 Points ∼62%
Asus N750JK
3827 Points ∼70%
Acer V5-573G
3046 Points ∼55%

Legend

 
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10 Intel Core i7-4850HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Apple SSD SM0512F
 
Dell XPS 15 (9530-0538) Intel Core i7-4712HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Lite-On LMT-512L9M
 
Asus NX500JK-DR018H Intel Core i7-4712HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, Samsung SSD XP941 MZHPU256HCGL
 
Asus N551JK-CN166H Intel Core i5-4200H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
 
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce 840M, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
 
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T Intel Core i7-4710HQ, AMD Radeon R9 M265X, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
 
Asus N750JK-T4042H Intel Core i7-4700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
 
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX Intel Core i5-4210U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
 
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii Intel Core i5-4210U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
 
Acer Aspire E5-771G-71PT Intel Core i7-5500U, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD

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