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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Martina Osztovits (translated by Martina Osztovits), 02/14/2015

February 2015 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.

For the original German article, see here.

Subnotebooks bridge the gap between the performance of big laptops and the mobility of small devices like tablets or even smartphones. In our opinion, subnotebooks are no larger than 14-inches (display diagonal), are lighter than 2 kg (~4.4 lbs) and they usually feature integrated graphics cards. The price range is big and models from 300 to 2500 Euros (~$342 to $2853) can be represented in our Top 10.

Subnotebook or ultrabook? We also created a separate Top 10 Ultrabooks with devices meeting the Intel specifications from 2013: touchscreen, low voltage Haswell processor (TDP: 15 W) or newer, battery life of 6 to 9 hours, Intel Wireless Display and USB 3.0. For the time being, 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 February 2015

Pos. RatingDate
ModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionFinish
187%

02/15

new!

Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FB003H
Intel Core M-5Y10
Intel HD Graphics 5300
8 GB RAM, SSD
from €999 at notebooksbilliger
1.3 kg12 mm13.33200x1800matte
286%07/14Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
Intel Core i7-4500U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1300 at Amazon
1.4 kg20 mm13.3 1920x1080matte
386%06/14
Apple MacBook Air 13 2014
Intel Core i5-4260U
Intel HD Graphics 5000
4 GB RAM, SSD
from $949 at Amazon
1.4 kg17 mm13.31440x900glossy
485%

11/14

Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
Intel Core i5-4210U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
4 GB RAM, HDD
from €879 at Amazon
1.4 kg21 mm12.51920x1080matte
585 %

10/14

Asus Zenbook UX303LN-R4141H
Intel Core i7-4510U
Nvidia GeForce 840M
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1290 at Amazon (UX303LN-DB71T)
 1.4 kg20 mm13.31920x1080matte
685%05/14Lenovo ThinkPad X240
Intel Core i7-4600U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1329 at Amazon
1.5 kg20 mm12.51920x1080matte
785%05/14HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
Intel Core i7-4650U
Intel HD Graphics 5000
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1815 at Amazon
1.5 kg17 mm14.01920x1080matte
885%01/14

Dell XPS 13
Intel Core i5-4200U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1155 at Amazon

1.4 kg21 mm13.31920x1080glossy
984%


02/15

new!

Dell Latitude 12 E7250
Intel Core i5-5300U
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8 GB RAM, SSD
from €1480 at Amazon
1.5 kg19 mm12.51920x1080glossy
1084%07/14HP EliteBook 820 G1
Intel Core i7-4600U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1569 at Amazon

1.5 kg22 mm12.5 1366x768matte

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

The Zenbook UX32LN-R4053HUX32LN-R4029H, and UX32LA-R3025H test models, which we reviewed midyear, should rank top in our charts. However, the manufacturer no longer sells these but replaced them with the Zenbook UX303LN and UX305FA successors, which are in our Top 10. Acer does not offer their Aspire S3-392G anymore, just like Toshiba no longer offers their Kirabook 2014.

1st

Great price: Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FB003H
Great price: Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FB003H
Best Value Award in February 2015
Best Value Award in February 2015

The Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FB003H can oust Apple's MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (rating: 89%) from the top spot in this Top 10, but not because of a better rating. The Retina 13 was removed from our Top 10 because the review is older than 12 months. The 13-incher from Asus honestly deserves the top spot, since it is on par with the MacBook in build quality and input devices. In emissions (no fan), weight (1267 g), slim design (12 mm), and maintainability it is even better than the MacBook Pro Retina 13.

The light bundle convinced with a solid performance in our test, but its Core M falls behind Haswell alternatives. Asus made many things right, but the capacity of the battery was decreased in favor of weight and height. So, it only achieves a usual battery life of seven hours in the WLAN test.

Asus' pricing is interesting: comparable competitors cost at least 1100 Euros (~$1255) and come with entry-level configurations at this price point. The test model for 999 Euros (~$1140) comes with excellent components including matte 4K panel and 256 GB SSD. Asus priced the entry-level model with FHD display and 128 GB SSD at 799 Euros (~$911). This is the first time a model with such a price has achieved the first place in this top list. So, we assigned our Best Value Award of February 2015 to the Zenbook UX305FA.

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Rare: matte IPS touchscreen - Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
Rare: matte IPS touchscreen - Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X

2nd

Toshiba's Portege Z30t-A-10X is similar to the sibling Portege Z30-A but adds an IPS touch panel. The expensive ultrabook is designed for business customers, which is evident when you look at the price but also the excellent features. Docking station port, high-quality magnesium case, good input devices, and very long battery runtimes are everything that these customers expect for around 1600 Euros (~$1826). Unfortunately, the 13-inch notebook does not have a DisplayPort and is comparatively loud when you stress it.

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Thin device: Apple MacBook Air 13
Thin device: Apple MacBook Air 13

3rd

It speaks all the more in favor of the successful Apple MacBook Air 13 that Apple has only made smaller updates to the components for several years. Since the price slightly fell, the latest model of the Air 13 might become more interesting for prospective buyers. Nevertheless, Air fans hope that the slightly old HD display (1440x900) will be replaced by an especially high-res Retina display.

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Best Value Award in December 2014: Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
Best Value Award in December 2014: Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA

4th 

A handy business device can also come from Asus. The 12.5-inch ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA-DT036G is indeed surprising. The small business device only costs just under 800 Euros (~$913) but brings (almost) all features of a professional device: trackpoint, fingerprint reader, DisplayPort, matte FHD display, Smartcard slot, backlit keys, and TPM chip. In addition, the brightness is very good, the viewing angles are wide (IPS), the key feedback is strong, and the chassis is a pleasure. The short battery life of only 3:38 hours (WLAN test) is a disadvantage. Asus achieved more than a decent result and the price is much better than of more expensive competitors like the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 and the HP EliteBook 820 G1. Therefore, it won our Best Value Award in December 2014.

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High-end chassis: Asus Zenbook UX303LN-R4141H
High-end chassis: Asus Zenbook UX303LN-R4141H

5th

Asus replaced its successful UX32LN-R4029H (840M), which is no longer offered, with the Zenbook UX303LN-R4141H with the same design. Once again, the UX houses a Haswell chip and a GeForce 840M. In our review, we did not quite understand why the name was changed since only the connectivity was slightly modified. What remained is a solid, high-quality case from a block of light metal and convincing input devices. The high brightness of the anti-reflective FHD display is a pleasure during outdoor use. Low system noise and low-noise microphone make serious office work possible. Amateur technicians will appreciate the maintainability. Despite the chassis is only 20 mm high, the underside can be removed. If you do so, you'll find a free mSATA slot. The contrast of the display is not as high as the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13's. However, colors and color coverage are decent. We assigned our Editors' Choice Award to the Asus Zenbook UX303LN in November 2014 for the well-made bundle.

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Compact office professional: Lenovo ThinkPad X240
Compact office professional: Lenovo ThinkPad X240

6th

Lenovo's ThinkPad X240 with Full HD display is a 12.5-incher with a powerful low-voltage CPU that was designed for business customers. The demanding target group expects and gets traditional ThinkPad features including very good input devices, long battery life (8 hours) and a sophisticated docking solution for 1850 Euros (~$2108). The 12.5-inch display has a very fine FullHD resolution. It is bright, contrast-rich and has wide viewing angles.

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Luxury for the CEO: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Luxury for the CEO: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

7th

With an equally high level, HP keeps its EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 in our Top 10. This is also true for the price. Is the 14-incher worth its 2000 Euros (~$2280, or more) or does the manufacturer squeeze money out of managers and CEOs? Customers get an excellent display. Usually only workstations or high-end consumer devices with GAMUT displays can achieve a TFT rating of 88%. We liked the very high brightness, the matte TFT (no touchscreen) and the wide viewing angles thanks to IPS. The relatively low contrast of 594:1 appears to be the only disadvantage. We did not like HP's Forcepad (a touchpad version), which requires relearning of basic input methods, that much. In addition, the GPU throttles. A device of this price range should not have such flaws. We do not mean throttling during our unrealistic stress test (which is massive), but GPU throttling during simple tasks. However, businessmen will not notice this, since the Folio 1040 G1 is still very fast. Thanks to good build quality, low temperatures/system noise and long battery life, the Folio 1040 achieved a high rating, anyway.

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Very bright display: Dell XPS 13
Very bright display: Dell XPS 13

8th

Dell's XPS 13-9333 achieved the same rating as several competitors. The 13-incher from Dell also features an FHD display. The device scores points with an excellent build quality and almost perfect input devices. Rare: The camera and the audio rating are very high. So, the buyer does not have to accept poor webcam shots, clanging speakers and noisy telephony. Dell improved the battery life compared to the predecessor. The XPS achieves 7:45 hours in the WLAN test.

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9th

Dwarf for work: Dell Latitude 12 E7250
Dwarf for work: Dell Latitude 12 E7250
Editor's Choice in February 2015
Editor's Choice in February 2015

They are still available! Although handy Windows tablets and convertibles are spreading over the market, fully-fledged business subnotebooks still appear to be in great demand. This is at least true for the management levels, since Dell's carbon dwarf, the Latitude 12 E7250, is definitely not cheap with a price of just under 1500 Euros (~$1711). However, every ultrabook will envy it for its interfaces: mini DisplayPort, USB, LAN, and HDMI on the rear side, SmartCard reader (with NFC) and a real docking port on the underside. In addition, the maintainability is excellent and the input devices are comfortable.

The Full HD touchscreen is reflective, but it is an IPS panel with precise colors and high brightness. The Core i5-5300U (Broadwell) and Samsung SSD perform very well and are frugal while idle. However, the performance gain is not big compared to the Haswell predecessor. The battery life of above seven hours is more than alright. Traditional laptop users get their money's worth and also profit from the advantages of a touchscreen. So, we assigned our Editor's Choice Award in February 2015 to the Dell Latitude 12 E7250.

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Complete bundle: HP EliteBook 820 G1
Complete bundle: HP EliteBook 820 G1

10th

Looking for a small notebook for your typical business day? While consumers are usually looking for 13.3-inch devices for use on the road and notebooks with 11.6-inches are considered compact and ultra-mobile, there are still devices with 12.5-inch panels in the business world. The HP EliteBook 820 G1 offers a complete list of features, including DisplayPort, docking station port, SmartCard reader and 3G modem. The matte panel only has an HD resolution, but that is actually sufficient for the small panel. Unfortunately, the brightness and the contrast are not very high, which affects the overall impression. The input devices are, typical for an EliteBook, excellent; you can either control the cursor with a pointer or the touchpad (real mouse buttons, no ClickPad). Easy maintenance, high application performance (Intel SSD Pro 1500), low temperature and noise development and a long battery runtime are other positive aspects of the high-quality and durable companion. The author did not like the limited viewing angles, the average brightness and the weak speakers.

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Runners-Up

Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ: price and performance are alright
Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ: price and performance are alright
Dell Latitude E5250: Editor's Choice in January 2015
Dell Latitude E5250: Editor's Choice in January 2015

Acer's Aspire V3-371-58DJ belongs to the cheap price range (from 699 Euros, ~$797). With HD Graphics 5500Core i5-5200U8-GB-RAM, and 240 GB SSD, the manufacturer created a bundle with an attractive price-performance ratio. However, it is difficult to maintain. You cannot even replace the battery. The matte Full HD display, which, unfortunately, suffers from narrow viewing angles, is interesting. The battery life of just under ten hours in the WLAN test is good. We have to criticize the mediocre build quality, the interface layout and the fragile power supply connector. The Acer Aspire V3-371-58D could be the right device for those looking for a lot of performance and mobility in a 13-inch device and can accept the cons of the device.

Dell's Latitude 12 E5250 (81%) proves to be a small business partner with great character in our review. The 12.5-incher has a lot of interfaces, including a docking port. Some of them are even on the rear side. The tester liked the sophisticated interface design and the decent system performance. While the build quality is not state of the art, it is decent. The input devices are not disappointing and the battery life of five hours does not need to hide from the competition. In particular, because of the too dark TN panel with HD resolution, it did not perform well enough for our Top 10. The price of 1050 Euros (~$1198) is ambitious, but the Dell Latitude E5250 is a balanced bundle and could be worthwhile with a suitable configuration.

Recent Subnotebook Awards

 
 
 

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Screen
Brightness Center (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
310 cd/m² ∼44%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
312 cd/m² ∼45%
Apple MBA 13 2014
280 cd/m² ∼40%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
433 cd/m² ∼62%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
344 cd/m² ∼49%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
377 cd/m² ∼54%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
293.4 cd/m² ∼42%
Dell XPS 13
450.1 cd/m² ∼64%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
360 cd/m² ∼51%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
229 cd/m² ∼33%
Black Level (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
0.75 cd/m² * ∼15%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
0.43 cd/m² * ∼9%
Apple MBA 13 2014
0.32 cd/m² * ∼6%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
0.47 cd/m² * ∼9%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
0.55 cd/m² * ∼11%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
0.518 cd/m² * ∼10%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
0.494 cd/m² * ∼10%
Dell XPS 13
0.655 cd/m² * ∼13%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
0.53 cd/m² * ∼11%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
0.63 cd/m² * ∼13%
Contrast (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
413 :1; ∼26%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
726 :1; ∼45%
Apple MBA 13 2014
875 :1; ∼55%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
921 :1; ∼58%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
625 :1; ∼39%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
728 :1; ∼46%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
594 :1; ∼37%
Dell XPS 13
687 :1; ∼43%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
679 :1; ∼42%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
363 :1; ∼23%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
2.49 * ∼17%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
5.64 * ∼38%
Apple MBA 13 2014
1.91 * ∼13%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
5.56 * ∼37%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
5.45 * ∼36%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
6.85 * ∼46%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
5.08 * ∼34%
Dell XPS 13
4.53 * ∼30%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
5.58 * ∼37%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
10.75 * ∼72%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
1.89 * ∼13%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
7.79 * ∼52%
Apple MBA 13 2014
2 * ∼13%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
4.92 * ∼33%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
4.53 * ∼30%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
6.48 * ∼43%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
6.68 * ∼45%
Dell XPS 13
5.32 * ∼35%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
3.98 * ∼27%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
11.72 * ∼78%
Gamma (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
2.36 * ∼47%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
2.48 * ∼50%
Apple MBA 13 2014
2.26 * ∼45%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
2.48 * ∼50%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
2.27 * ∼45%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
2.75 * ∼55%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
2.62 * ∼52%
Dell XPS 13
2.35 * ∼47%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
2.21 * ∼44%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
2.62 * ∼52%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
54 % ∼54%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
64 % ∼64%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
41 % ∼41%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
64 % ∼64%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
41 % ∼41%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
59.7 % ∼60%
Dell XPS 13
55.66 % ∼56%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
42.2 % ∼42%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
37 % ∼37%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
43.1 °C * ∼72%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
39 °C * ∼65%
Apple MBA 13 2014
43 °C * ∼72%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
41.8 °C * ∼70%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
55.7 °C * ∼93%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
42.5 °C * ∼71%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
38.6 °C * ∼64%
Dell XPS 13
44.2 °C * ∼74%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
46.7 °C * ∼78%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
39.7 °C * ∼66%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
41.2 °C * ∼69%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
37.2 °C * ∼62%
Apple MBA 13 2014
40 °C * ∼67%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
43.1 °C * ∼72%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
51 °C * ∼85%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
48.7 °C * ∼81%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
45.6 °C * ∼76%
Dell XPS 13
48.4 °C * ∼81%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
56 °C * ∼93%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
41.9 °C * ∼70%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
26.3 °C * ∼44%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
34.3 °C * ∼57%
Apple MBA 13 2014
26 °C * ∼43%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
32.6 °C * ∼54%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
26.6 °C * ∼44%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
32.4 °C * ∼54%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
31.2 °C * ∼52%
Dell XPS 13
32.6 °C * ∼54%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
30.1 °C * ∼50%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
27.6 °C * ∼46%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
26.2 °C * ∼44%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
33 °C * ∼55%
Apple MBA 13 2014
26 °C * ∼43%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
33.7 °C * ∼56%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
26.2 °C * ∼44%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
35.1 °C * ∼59%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
32.8 °C * ∼55%
Dell XPS 13
35.8 °C * ∼60%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
33.2 °C * ∼55%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
781 min ∼29%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
1194 min ∼44%
Apple MBA 13 2014
648 min ∼24%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
463 min ∼17%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
779 min ∼29%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
719 min ∼27%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
682 min ∼25%
Dell XPS 13
987 min ∼37%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
845 min ∼31%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
813 min ∼30%
Load (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
189 min ∼7%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
178 min ∼7%
Apple MBA 13 2014
114 min ∼4%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
113 min ∼4%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
117 min ∼4%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
107 min ∼4%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
93 min ∼3%
Dell XPS 13
217 min ∼8%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
103 min ∼4%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
124 min ∼5%
WiFi (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
408 min ∼15%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
473 min ∼18%
Apple MBA 13 2014
515 min ∼19%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
218 min ∼8%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
580 min ∼21%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
363 min ∼13%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
370 min ∼14%
Dell XPS 13
465 min ∼17%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
446 min ∼17%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
392 min ∼15%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
3.1 Watt * ∼3%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
3 Watt * ∼3%
Apple MBA 13 2014
3.4 Watt * ∼3%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
3.7 Watt * ∼4%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
3.8 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
3.9 Watt * ∼4%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
4.1 Watt * ∼4%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
3.2 Watt * ∼3%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
7.5 Watt * ∼8%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
6.6 Watt * ∼7%
Apple MBA 13 2014
4 Watt * ∼4%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
8.3 Watt * ∼8%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
7.2 Watt * ∼7%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
7.9 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
8.3 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
5.2 Watt * ∼5%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
8.6 Watt * ∼9%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
7.9 Watt * ∼8%
Apple MBA 13 2014
5.8 Watt * ∼6%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
9 Watt * ∼9%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
8.4 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
9.8 Watt * ∼10%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
9.4 Watt * ∼9%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
7.5 Watt * ∼8%
Load Average (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
25.2 Watt * ∼7%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
27.4 Watt * ∼8%
Apple MBA 13 2014
32.4 Watt * ∼9%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
28.8 Watt * ∼8%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
41.6 Watt * ∼12%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
26.4 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
31.6 Watt * ∼9%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
34.3 Watt * ∼10%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
30.6 Watt * ∼9%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
30.3 Watt * ∼9%
Apple MBA 13 2014
32.2 Watt * ∼9%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
30.3 Watt * ∼9%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
51.9 Watt * ∼15%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
26.7 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
40.4 Watt * ∼12%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
26.8 Watt * ∼8%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Toshiba Portege Z30t
28.6 dB * ∼57%
Apple MBA 13 2014
28 dB * ∼56%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
30.1 dB * ∼60%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
29.5 dB * ∼59%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
28.8 dB * ∼58%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
28 dB * ∼56%
Dell XPS 13
29.1 dB * ∼58%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
29.3 dB * ∼59%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
29.6 dB * ∼59%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Toshiba Portege Z30t
28.6 dB * ∼57%
Apple MBA 13 2014
28 dB * ∼56%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
29.5 dB * ∼59%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
29 dB * ∼58%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
28.1 dB * ∼56%
Dell XPS 13
29.2 dB * ∼58%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
29.3 dB * ∼59%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
30.7 dB * ∼61%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Toshiba Portege Z30t
28.6 dB * ∼57%
Apple MBA 13 2014
28 dB * ∼56%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
31.7 dB * ∼63%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
29.5 dB * ∼59%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
29 dB * ∼58%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
28.2 dB * ∼56%
Dell XPS 13
29.3 dB * ∼59%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
29.3 dB * ∼59%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
31.3 dB * ∼63%
Load Average (sort by value)
Toshiba Portege Z30t
38.9 dB * ∼78%
Apple MBA 13 2014
40.5 dB * ∼81%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
33 dB * ∼66%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
34.3 dB * ∼69%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
34.7 dB * ∼69%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
36.1 dB * ∼72%
Dell XPS 13
31.6 dB * ∼63%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
37.9 dB * ∼76%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
35.7 dB * ∼71%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Toshiba Portege Z30t
43.8 dB * ∼88%
Apple MBA 13 2014
43.7 dB * ∼87%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
33 dB * ∼66%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
38.2 dB * ∼76%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
40.5 dB * ∼81%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
37 dB * ∼74%
Dell XPS 13
44.6 dB * ∼89%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
42.8 dB * ∼86%
HP EliteBook 820 G1
35.8 dB * ∼72%

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
686 Points ∼4%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
846 Points ∼5%
Apple MBA 13 2014
1134 Points ∼6%
Apple MBA 13 2014
1134 Points ∼6%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
835 Points ∼5%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
2378 Points ∼13%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
828 Points ∼5%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
962 Points ∼5%
Dell XPS 13
897 Points ∼5%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
927 Points ∼5%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
27325 Points ∼16%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
27589 Points ∼16%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
31711 Points ∼19%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
51903 Points ∼31%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
29301 Points ∼17%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
42996 Points ∼25%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
407 Points ∼3%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
521 Points ∼4%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
508 Points ∼4%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
1317 Points ∼10%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
516 Points ∼4%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
599 Points ∼4%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
4001 Points ∼55%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
4510 Points ∼62%
Apple MBA 13 2014
5012 Points ∼69%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
2504 Points ∼34%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
5068 Points ∼70%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
4629 Points ∼64%
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
4626 Points ∼64%
Dell XPS 13
4862 Points ∼67%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
4662 Points ∼64%
PCMark 8 - Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
2761 Points ∼50%
Toshiba Portege Z30t
3232 Points ∼58%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
3066 Points ∼55%
Asus Zenbook UX303LN
3559 Points ∼64%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
3697 Points ∼66%
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Author: Martina Osztovits, 2015-02-14 (Update: 2015-02-15)