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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

August 2016 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks 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.

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Subnotebooks bridge the gap between the performance of large laptops and the mobility of small devices such as tablets or even smartphones. More recently, 2-in-1 devices and convertibles have penetrated the subnotebook market.

In our opinion, subnotebooks are no larger than 14 inches (display diagonal), lighter than 2 kg (~4.4 lbs) and usually feature integrated graphics cards. The price range is wide and models from 300 to 2500 Euros (~$340 to $2838) can be represented in our Top 10.

Subnotebook or ultrabook? We have created a separate Top 10 Ultrabooks with devices meeting the Intel specifications from 2013: touchscreen, low-voltage Haswell processor (TDP: 15 W) or higher, battery life of 6 to 9 hours, Intel Wireless Display and USB 3.0. For the time being, however, our subnotebook charts include ultrabooks and subnotebooks alike.

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the previous 12 months. 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").

Subnotebook Charts as of August 2016

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
191%04/2016Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel Core m3-6Y30
Intel HD Graphics 515
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
927 g13.1 mm12"2304x1440glossy
290%06/2016HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EAHP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
Intel Core m5-6Y54
Intel HD Graphics 515
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
979 g12.4 mm12.5"1920x1080matte
390%11/2015Dell XPS 13-9350Dell XPS 13-9350
Intel Core i5-6200U
Intel HD Graphics 520
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg18.5 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
489%03/2016Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055TAsus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
Intel Core m7-6Y75
Intel HD Graphics 515
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.2 kg12.3 mm13.3"3200x1800matte
588%08/2016
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HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EAHP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
Intel Core m7-6Y75
Intel HD Graphics 515
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.2 kg15.7 mm13.3"3200x1800glossy
687%05/2016Dell Latitude 13 7370Dell Latitude 13 7370
Intel Core m5-6Y57
Intel HD Graphics 515
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg14.3 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
787%06/2016Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGELenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
Intel Core i7-6500U
Intel HD Graphics 520
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.4 kg20.3 mm12.5"1920x1080matte
886%06/2016Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISKLenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
Intel Core i7-6560U
Intel Iris Graphics 540
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg14 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
986%07/2016Dell Latitude 12 E7270Dell Latitude 12 E7270
Intel Core i5-6300U
Intel HD Graphics 520
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.4 kg18,85 mm12.5"1920x1080matte
1086%01/2016Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
Intel Core i7-5600U
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.3 kg23 mm13.3"1920x1080matte

Top 10 of the previous 10 months at the time of writing the article, best rating first
Link: all reviewed subnotebooks ordered by total rating

Editors' Comments

Two interesting subnotebooks missed the top list by a small margin: the HP Spectre 13 (see review) with a height of 10 mm (~0.4 in), despite its fan-cooled Core i7 processor. Unfortunately, the contra list got too long. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to consider the slim 13-inch device. The second one is the Acer Aspire S13 (see review). It is also very slim at 14 mm (~0.55 in) but unfortunately, it suffers from a pulsating fan, which lowers the rating. After more than 12 months, the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2015-03 leaves the Top 10. With Core i5-5257U, the hardware was already slightly outdated and the laptop was last residing in 10th place (86%).

1st

Spartan, yet leading: MacBook 12 Early 2016
Spartan, yet leading: MacBook 12 Early 2016

The controversial MacBook 12 (see review) goes into the second round. Those who thought that the robust, touch-sensitive keys would not survive the first generation were wrong. Tim Cook has stuck to the keys with extremely short travel and the Force Feedback Touchpad. Connectivity - well, one Type C USB port still has to suffice. Thus, the limitation to the flexibility of a smartphone remains a signature feature of the MacBook 12.

Small, light, limited. With the MacBook 12, you need to be willing to accept omissions in the connectivity; otherwise, you will get excellent solutions.

Nevertheless, the tester is talking about an impressive device: Light weight, an excellent display, and best build quality are the most outstanding features. Unfortunately, the impressive speaker quality is combined with a very noisy webcam, which should not occur in the upper price category.

However, there are only a few changes compared to the model from 2015; slightly better graphics performance and better battery life (8:30 hours). The passively cooled Core m3 performs worse in several CPU benchmarks (single-core). The performance of the fanless subnotebook is just sufficient for most standard applications.

Priced at 1449 Euros (~$1645), the base configuration is not particularly cheap. In our opinion, it is worth spending 100 Euros (~$113) more on a 13-inch Air as it comes with a significantly better display.

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz

2nd

HP EliteBook Folio G1 - passive cooling system
HP EliteBook Folio G1 - passive cooling system
Editor's Choice Award in July 2016 - HP EliteBook Folio G1
Editor's Choice Award in July 2016 - HP EliteBook Folio G1

Is thinner impossible? With the EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA (see review), HP has created a slim, passively cooled business subnotebook with great productivity. Thus, the EliteBook Folio G1 achieved a "very good" rating, which is seldom reached. After two weeks in productive use, the tester was delighted with the keyboard, the display with strong colors and the system performance. The latter might be surprising since passively cooled Core m processors usually throttle more or less heavily during permanent stress, i.e. the clock rate of the SoC falls heavily. This is also true for the EliteBook Folio G1, however, only during permanent load and not during short load peaks. We liked working with the Full HD panel. While it is not extremely bright, its contrast is just above 1000:1.

The HP EliteBook Folio G1 is a very good device, but you should be aware of its limitations. If you are looking for an extremely mobile device and do not want to waive silent operation and a great keyboard, there is no reason why you should not get the notebook.

Not everybody will like the high price. In addition, there are also cons for about 1500 Euros (~$1703): There are only a few interfaces and not even an adapter to USB-A is included. The hinge is not stiff enough, and the ClickPad sometimes has problems with recognizing inputs (clicking). While competitors like the new Dell Latitude 12 E7270 are significantly heavier, they come with a standard 15-watt chip and provide significantly more interfaces. If these aspects and maintainability are important for you, you should consider the Latitude 12 E7270 or the ThinkPad X260. Unfortunately, Dell only uses Full HD resolution in variants from about 1500 Euros (~$1703).

3rd

Familiar face: Dell XPS 13-9350 matte FHD version
Familiar face: Dell XPS 13-9350 matte FHD version
Editor's Choice Award in December 2015: XPS 13-9350 matte FHD
Editor's Choice Award in December 2015: XPS 13-9350 matte FHD

Once again, Dell has entered the top models in our subnotebook charts with the XPS 13-9350 2016 (see review). You might think that this was easy since only details of the successful XPS 13-9343 Touch/Non-Touch have been changed. The impressive metal case with its flawless build quality and the Infinity Edge Display with slim profile have remained the same. The webcam has had to be moved to below the display since the almost non-existent frame did not have enough space above it.

The bright display is available as anti-reflective 1080p model or as Touch QHD+ (4K) model with glossy surface. Good colors (93% of Adobe RGB @ QHD+) and an extremely high contrast of 1500:1 are pleasing to the eyes. The performance corresponds to today's expectations in a slim subnotebook: no throttling at high load and an NVMe-PCIe SSD, which copies data even faster than SSDs.

The Full HD i5-6200U variant of the XPS 13-9350 2016 is in our top list. We also had the i7 + QHD+ model under review (88%), which achieved a slightly lower rating due to shorter battery runtimes. Both devices have a Type-C USB 3.0 with Thunderbolt support and NVMe SSD in common. The larger XPS 15 9550 sibling with the same Infinity Edge design is leading our Top 10 Multimedia.

The Dell XPS 13-9350's greatest strength lies in its delicate balance of everything that matters to the ultraportable market. Whether the emphasis is on portability, performance, versatility, ergonomics, heat and noise, or even sheer beauty, there simply is not much to complain about.

In case you do not want to spend that much money on 4K: HP's Envy 13-d000ng delivers 3200x1800 pixels, currently priced at about 888 Euros (~$1008; just slipped out of the charts). Anyone looking for a perfect work device with high flexibility should consider the ThinkPad X260 (see review). Prices start from about 1300 Euros (~$1476/ HD panel); the test configuration priced at 1800 Euros (~$2043/ FHD panel) reached 5th place in this top list.

XPS 13-9350 Full HD matte, i5 6200U, 256 GB

XPS 13-9350 QHD+ Touch, i7 6500U, 256 GB

XPS 13-9350 QHD+ Touch, i7 6560U, 512 GB

4th

Asus ZenBook "Air": UX305CA-FB055T
Asus ZenBook "Air": UX305CA-FB055T

The ZenBook UX305CA-FB055T (see review) is the high-end ZenBook. Asus has incorporated an Intel Core m7-6Y75, which makes a fanless system possible, but it reduces the performance under constant load. The ZenBook UX305UA-FC040T with an Intel Core i7-6500U and fan overcomes this problem. It costs about the same and achieves a battery life of over nine hours despite a more powerful CPU. The UX305CA lasts only 6:42 hours due to its smaller battery and higher QHD+ resolution. Thus, anyone looking for the best mobility option should not buy the Core M model, but rather the variant with the 15-watt Core i7/i5. Nevertheless, a cheaper Core m3 model might be sufficient for potential buyers. The Core m3 delivers enough performance for the tasks the laptop is designed for, while the Core m7 processor is unable to permanently keep up its higher performance.

The high-resolution QHD+ screen (3200x1800 pixels) is the second attraction. It delivers a razor-sharp image - but a weak contrast. Other weaknesses include the lack of a keyboard light and the CPU whining in our test model. Otherwise, the reviewers still like the ultra-slim chassis with concentric circles on the lid. The dark-gray surface with purple hue is certainly a signature feature. It has great haptics, but smudges become visible quickly. The footprint is slightly higher than that of the XPS 13-9350, but with a weight of 1200 g (~2.6 lb) the UX305CA is extremely light. The ZenBook UX303UA-R4051T with a fan weighs in at 1450 g (~3.2 lb; larger battery).

Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T

Discussion

5th

Fanless: HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
Fanless: HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
Editors' Choice in August 2016 - HP EliteBook 1030 G1
Editors' Choice in August 2016 - HP EliteBook 1030 G1

HP uses a fanless approach in the EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA (see review) and convinced the testers with best system performance. In addition, there are excellent input devices and a bright IPS display with nice colors. This sounds like a throughout well made work device and this is what it is. We only did not like the slightly short battery runtimes of 5-6 hours and the limited maintenance that much. Probably the upcoming FHD sibling will achieve better battery runtimes. The test model features a QHD+ resolution, which usually requires more energy.

The notebook belongs to the best of its category in terms of quality. In particular, build quality, keyboard, and display are convincing. The system performance is nothing to sneeze at despite the mentioned limitations, since HP found a good compromise between performance and temperature increase thanks to smart TDP and temperature settings.

The price of 1500 to 2000 Euros (~$1703 to ~$2270) is steep. However, comparable competitors such as the ThinkPad X260 or Latitude 12 are also not really cheap. The latter offers better maintenance and brings a DisplayPort, which is only available for the 1030 G1 via dock.

6th

Fanless: Latitude 13 7370
Fanless: Latitude 13 7370

The Dell Latitude 13 7370 (see review) is a fanless 13-inch device. Unlike the MacBook 12, the Latitude 13 can shine in mobility and emissions and brings considerable features. Among others, the test model came with a Full HD display with IPS technology, 8 GB of RAM and a fast PCIe SSD. However, Dell charges a high price. The base model with a Core m5-6Y57 costs a steep 2200 Euros (~$2497).

In this Top 10, the HP EliteBook with a fan-cooled, yet more powerful Core i5-6300U is a competitor. Its battery life is similar (above six hours), however, its poor TN panel with narrow viewing angles cannot keep up with the sharp IPS panel (Full HD) of the Latitude 13 7370. The ThinkPad X260 impresses with its FHD IPS panel here: With its Core i processor, it is significantly faster than the Latitude 7370. The almost frameless display resembles the quality of the excellent XPS 13 2016. This is unfortunately also true for the disadvantages.

Basically, Dell has incorporated a very good panel with high brightness potential, which, however, is not always available due to automatic brightness and contrast control.

The Latitude 13 7370 impresses with its flawless build quality, excellent stability, and crisp input devices. The performance of the Core m platform is appropriately scaled: The 13-inch device copes just as well with short load peaks as competitors with active cooling. The clock rates first fall noticeably during permanent load, which rarely occurs during everyday office use.

Latitude 13 7370

7th

Business dwarf: Lenovo ThinkPad X260
Business dwarf: Lenovo ThinkPad X260

Lenovo's ThinkPad X260 has replaced the popular X250. Despite many advantages, the entry-level model of the 12.5-inch device (i5, HD TFT) could not take a top spot in the office subnotebook charts. However, the top model priced at 1800 Euros (~$2043), the ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE with IPS FHD, Core i7 and 512-GB-SSD went straight into the chart.

The small device is designed for business use for which an excellent keyboard, a robust construction, and security features such as TPM or fingerprint readers are standard. We like the hot-swap battery feature. Apart from the replaceable battery, there is a second battery beneath the underside. The 12-inch device lasts almost seven hours in our WLAN battery test with the two batteries. The display was impressive with high image quality. Lenovo also offers a cheaper HD variant.

Overall, the Full HD display of the ThinkPad is nothing to sneeze at. It is bright, contrast-rich and viewing-angle stable and better than the also available HD display. In addition, the Full HD display does not show PWM flickering.

As well as praise, there are also criticisms. There is no maintenance hatch, RAM can only work in single-channel mode (1 slot), and despite its robustness the case has minor weaknesses in its build quality. In our opinion, the Dell Latitude 12 E7250 (brighter display, not in the Top 10) and the HP EliteBook 820 G2 (see review) and 820 G3, which missed the top list by a small margin, are its competitors.

8th

Elegant aluminum device: Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
Elegant aluminum device: Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
Best Value Award in June 2016: IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
Best Value Award in June 2016: IdeaPad 710S-13ISK

With its stylish aluminum chassis and haptics, the Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK (see review) competes with the ZenBooks as well as the MacBook Air 13. Unlike the latter, Lenovo uses a Full HD panel with IPS technology, which is now the standard in the price range of 900 Euros (~$1021) and above. Apart from the build quality, the tester praises the good keyboard and the viewing-angle stable and contrast-rich display. Thanks to an extremely fast SSD and an iGPU with eDRAM, the performance is excellent. However, the system also throttles significantly under extreme load. We recommend the lower-end SKU with i5-6200U and 4 GB of RAM. Currently, customers will not get that much for 850 or 900 Euros (~$965 or ~$1021), respectively, anywhere else. Thus, we assign it the Best Value Award in June 2016.

We did notice some technical weaknesses such as extreme throttling during the stress test and the slightly humming fan, but this is not important here, because in practice, maximum load will be a very rare scenario for the device.

Alternatives can be found among subnotebooks with Core i, for example the Asus UX303UB series. Because of a fan, they are not as slim as the UX305CA mentioned above, but they optionally come with a GeForce 940M.

9th

Dell Latitude 12 E7270 - for on-the-go
Dell Latitude 12 E7270 - for on-the-go

Dell has built a small subnotebook without trying for lowest weight or slimmest chassis. The Latitude 12 E7270 (see review) is old style: Many interfaces sit tightly on the rear side. Certainly, it comes with a docking port and a mini DisplayPort as well as a SIM-card slot. The battery is not integrated so you can replace it yourself after removing the bottom panel. The tester appreciated the robust case, the very good battery life and the backlit keyboard. In addition, the bright IPS display (optional) meets high demands. The unthrottled performance of the Core i SoC and the SSD (only SATA III SSD and not PCIe SSD) are beyond doubt. Even details such as the performance of the SD-card reader are good. Cons of the Dell Latitude 12 E7270 are poor color coverage, the lack of a TrackPoint, the mediocre Touchpad and the poor webcam.

A purchase recommendation can be given for the target group (mobile business users). However, that is just as true for the rivals HP 820 G3 and Lenovo ThinkPad X260. The details make the difference here.

10th

Old hand with new tricks: Toshiba Portégé Z30t
Old hand with new tricks: Toshiba Portégé Z30t

The high-end model from the manufacturer Toshiba, the Portégé Z30t-B1320W10 (see review), demonstrates what a business subnotebook should bring today. Competitors also offer an IPS panel with Full HD resolution, but do they also feature a touchscreen with anti-glare filter? Toshiba is strong here, since colors and contrasts are quite good. The light magnesium construction has not been changed for two years and appears slightly outmoded. However, temperature management and system performance are up-to-date. The same is true for the battery runtimes of just under 8 hours in the Wi-Fi test. Competitors are the ThinkPad X260 (see review), the HP EliteBook 820 G3 (see review) and the Latitude 12 E7250 (see review). With a price tag of about 1700 Euros (~$1929), the Z30t can certainly keep up with these and does not appear to be too expensive. Unfortunately, the laptop lacks modern ports such as Type-C-USB or DisplayPort. In return, it provides a native docking port on the underside.

Apple MacBook Air 11 2015

Recent Subnotebook Awards

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
41.2 ms * ∼24%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
32 ms * ∼19%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
38 ms * ∼22%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
42.4 ms * ∼25%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
50.4 ms * ∼29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
32.8 ms * ∼19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
52.4 ms * ∼30%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
38.4 ms * ∼22%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
59.2 (min: 261) ms * ∼34%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
30.4 ms * ∼13%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
24 ms * ∼10%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
27 ms * ∼11%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
25.6 ms * ∼11%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
33.6 ms * ∼14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
27.2 ms * ∼11%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
23.6 ms * ∼10%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.8 ms * ∼12%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
50.4 (min: 56) ms * ∼21%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
0 Hz ∼0%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
1429 Hz ∼14%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
0 Hz ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
0 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
0 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
220 Hz ∼2%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
0 Hz ∼0%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
215.5 (min: 188) Hz ∼2%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
358 cd/m² ∼51%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
298 cd/m² ∼43%
Dell XPS 13-9350
276 cd/m² ∼39%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
352 cd/m² ∼50%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
369 cd/m² ∼53%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
241 cd/m² ∼34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
322 cd/m² ∼46%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
326 cd/m² ∼47%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
334 cd/m² ∼48%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
284 cd/m² ∼41%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
88 % ∼88%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
87 % ∼87%
Dell XPS 13-9350
88 % ∼88%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
81 % ∼81%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
85 % ∼85%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
85 % ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
91 % ∼91%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
87 % ∼87%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
91 % ∼91%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
90 % ∼90%
Black Level (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
0.47 % * ∼9%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
0.27 % * ∼5%
Dell XPS 13-9350
0.191 % * ∼4%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
0.69 % * ∼14%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
0.35 % * ∼7%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
0.26 % * ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
0.32 % * ∼6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
0.36 % * ∼7%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
0.47 % * ∼9%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
0.308 % * ∼6%
Contrast (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
823 :1 ∼51%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
1070 :1 ∼67%
Dell XPS 13-9350
1453 :1 ∼91%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
565 :1 ∼35%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
1146 :1 ∼72%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
1004 :1 ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
1053 :1 ∼66%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
956 :1 ∼60%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
751 :1 ∼47%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
961 :1 ∼60%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
1.6 * ∼11%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
4.82 * ∼32%
Dell XPS 13-9350
4.88 * ∼33%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
3.04 * ∼20%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
3.5 * ∼23%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
4.3 * ∼29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
5.71 * ∼38%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
6.09 * ∼41%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
7.79 * ∼52%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
3 * ∼20%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
1 * ∼7%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
3.84 * ∼26%
Dell XPS 13-9350
4.26 * ∼28%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
2.88 * ∼19%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
4.13 * ∼28%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
5.82 * ∼39%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
5.15 * ∼34%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
5.36 * ∼36%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
7.38 * ∼49%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
1.61 * ∼11%
Gamma (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
2.26 ∼65%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
2.41 ∼69%
Dell XPS 13-9350
2.59 ∼74%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
2.43 ∼69%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
2.28 ∼65%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
2.44 ∼70%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
2.38 ∼68%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
2.01 ∼57%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
2.43 ∼69%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
2.18 ∼62%
CCT (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
6680 ∼668%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
6492 ∼649%
Dell XPS 13-9350
6562 ∼656%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
6848 ∼685%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
6508 ∼651%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
6771 ∼677%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
6881 ∼688%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
7230 ∼723%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
6158 ∼616%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
6716 ∼672%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
61.6 % ∼62%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
42.03 % ∼42%
Dell XPS 13-9350
41.6 % ∼42%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
55 % ∼55%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
61.56 % ∼62%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
49.18 % ∼49%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
42.38 % ∼42%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
62.25 % ∼62%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
37.72 % ∼38%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
62.37 % ∼62%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
82.2 % ∼82%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
64.8 % ∼65%
Dell XPS 13-9350
65.79 % ∼66%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
85 % ∼85%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
94.64 % ∼95%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
77.84 % ∼78%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
65.62 % ∼66%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
97.54 % ∼98%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
58.87 % ∼59%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
96.57 % ∼97%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell XPS 13-9350
28.2 dB * ∼56%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
29 dB * ∼58%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
30.1 dB * ∼60%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
30.2 dB * ∼60%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell XPS 13-9350
28.3 dB * ∼57%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
29 dB * ∼58%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
30.1 dB * ∼60%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
30.3 dB * ∼61%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell XPS 13-9350
28.4 dB * ∼57%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
29 dB * ∼58%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
30.1 dB * ∼60%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
32.2 dB * ∼64%
Load Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell XPS 13-9350
30.2 dB * ∼60%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
35.1 dB * ∼70%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
39.2 dB * ∼78%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
31.3 dB * ∼63%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
35.6 dB * ∼71%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell XPS 13-9350
30.2 dB * ∼60%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
37.8 dB * ∼76%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
39.3 dB * ∼79%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
37.6 dB * ∼75%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
37.6 dB * ∼75%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
39 °C * ∼65%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
42.7 °C * ∼71%
Dell XPS 13-9350
45.2 °C * ∼75%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
39.1 °C * ∼65%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
43.4 °C * ∼72%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
43.2 °C * ∼72%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
47.5 °C * ∼79%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
42 °C * ∼70%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
44.3 °C * ∼74%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
34.4 °C * ∼57%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
44 °C * ∼73%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
45.8 °C * ∼76%
Dell XPS 13-9350
45.2 °C * ∼75%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
38.7 °C * ∼65%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
44.5 °C * ∼74%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
50.8 °C * ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
43.6 °C * ∼73%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
37.5 °C * ∼63%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
52.6 °C * ∼88%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
31.8 °C * ∼53%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
32 °C * ∼53%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
32.1 °C * ∼54%
Dell XPS 13-9350
30.4 °C * ∼51%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
26 °C * ∼43%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
32.6 °C * ∼54%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
30.5 °C * ∼51%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
34.9 °C * ∼58%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
34.8 °C * ∼58%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
32.3 °C * ∼54%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
23.8 °C * ∼40%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
32 °C * ∼53%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
32.3 °C * ∼54%
Dell XPS 13-9350
31.2 °C * ∼52%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
25.7 °C * ∼43%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
33.5 °C * ∼56%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
31.2 °C * ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
35.9 °C * ∼60%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
33.4 °C * ∼56%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
35.1 °C * ∼59%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
23.8 °C * ∼40%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
min ∼0%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
526 min ∼19%
Dell XPS 13-9350
782 min ∼29%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
1013 min ∼38%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
618 min ∼23%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
588 min ∼22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
953 min ∼35%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
810 min ∼30%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
1050 min ∼39%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
1240 min ∼46%
Load (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
231 min ∼9%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
152 min ∼6%
Dell XPS 13-9350
150 min ∼6%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
182 min ∼7%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
144 min ∼5%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
176 min ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
92 min ∼3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
89 min ∼3%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
153 min ∼6%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
119 min ∼4%
WiFi (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
min ∼0%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
min ∼0%
Dell XPS 13-9350
min ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
min ∼0%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
min ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
min ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
min ∼0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
min ∼0%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
min ∼0%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
min ∼0%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
501 min ∼19%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
355 min ∼13%
Dell XPS 13-9350
451 min ∼17%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
402 min ∼15%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
305 min ∼11%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
367 min ∼14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
501 min ∼19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
418 min ∼15%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
508 min ∼19%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
466 min ∼17%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
2.7 Watt * ∼3%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
4.3 Watt * ∼4%
Dell XPS 13-9350
Watt * ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
4.2 Watt * ∼4%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
4 Watt * ∼4%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
5 Watt * ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
3.5 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
3.3 Watt * ∼3%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
3.8 Watt * ∼4%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
Watt * ∼0%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
2.7 Watt * ∼3%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
6 Watt * ∼6%
Dell XPS 13-9350
Watt * ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
8.4 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
8 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
7.5 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
5.5 Watt * ∼6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
7.4 Watt * ∼7%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
6.7 Watt * ∼7%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
Watt * ∼0%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
7.2 Watt * ∼7%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
6.4 Watt * ∼6%
Dell XPS 13-9350
Watt * ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
8.9 Watt * ∼9%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
8.6 Watt * ∼9%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
8 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
6.7 Watt * ∼7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
8.2 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
7.2 Watt * ∼7%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
Watt * ∼0%
Load Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
22 Watt * ∼6%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
22.7 Watt * ∼6%
Dell XPS 13-9350
Watt * ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
15.9 Watt * ∼5%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
26.5 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
15.3 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
28.9 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
36.5 Watt * ∼10%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
27.2 Watt * ∼8%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
Watt * ∼0%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
20.5 Watt * ∼6%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
31.2 Watt * ∼9%
Dell XPS 13-9350
Watt * ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
22.5 Watt * ∼6%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
34.8 Watt * ∼10%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
26.8 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
42.1 Watt * ∼12%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
43.7 Watt * ∼12%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
30.2 Watt * ∼9%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
Watt * ∼0%

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Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
1277 Points ∼5%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
1360 Points ∼5%
Dell XPS 13-9350
1558 Points ∼6%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
1188 Points ∼5%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
1219 Points ∼5%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
1094 Points ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
1406 Points ∼6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
2244 Points ∼9%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
1433 Points ∼6%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
1220 Points ∼5%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
682 Points ∼3%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
780 Points ∼3%
Dell XPS 13-9350
861 Points ∼4%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
464 Points ∼2%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
774 Points ∼3%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
509 Points ∼2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
747 Points ∼3%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
698 Points ∼3%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
644 Points ∼3%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9350
52625 Points ∼27%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
35580 Points ∼18%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
43571 Points ∼22%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
38931 Points ∼20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
47266 Points ∼24%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
60021 Points ∼30%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
47956 Points ∼24%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
45426 Points ∼23%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9350
4989 Points ∼62%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
4480 Points ∼56%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
4917 Points ∼61%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
4165 Points ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
5194 Points ∼65%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
4966 Points ∼62%
PCMark 8 - Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
3550 Points ∼58%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
4146 Points ∼68%
Dell XPS 13-9350
4078 Points ∼67%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
3472 Points ∼57%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
3784 Points ∼62%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
4238 Points ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
4341 Points ∼71%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK
4680 Points ∼76%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
4395 Points ∼72%
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10
4330 Points ∼71%
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