The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

Staff, 01/10/2016

February 2016 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.

As part of our tests, we put much effort into analyzing the displays on our devices of all kinds and sizes. The results have a considerable impact on our total rating. The built-in display has to convince in many aspects for a top display rating. The following criteria influence it: average brightness, distribution of brightness, black value, contrast, color precision in the Calman Colorchecker and Grayscale test (sRGB), covered color space, viewing angles, level of adverse effects of clouding and glare and fineness of the resolution.

The following table shows an overview over the most important aspects and measurement values of the Top 25 displays reviewed in the last 12 months by Notebookcheck. The table can be sorted by clicking the headers and filtered by entering text (e.g. "matte") in the text field below.

Top 25 notebook displays as of January 2016:

Display
Rating
DateNotebook, Panel, TypeClassSize
(inch)
ResolutionRatioDensity
(PPI)
FinishCenter
(cd/m²)
Average
(cd/m²)
DistributionBlack
(cd/m²)
Contrast
(x:1)
Color
Reproduction
Average
CCT (K)
Color
DeltaE
Gray
DeltaE
GammaColor Gamut
sRGB
Color Gamut
AdobeRGB
Calibration
92%12/14HP ZBook 17 G2
Dreamcolor LGD02FC
IPS LED
from $3760 at Amazon
WORK17.31920x108016:9127,3matte32031188%0.36891
65182.042.452.28100%93%+/+
91%10/15Schenker XMG U726
AU B173ZAN01.0 (AUO109B)
IPS LED
from €2499 at Schenker
GAME17.33840x216016:9255matte33032786%0.38868
63063.8132.52100%88%+/+
90%12/15MSI GE62 6QD
LG Philips LP156WF6
IPS LED
from $1299 at Amazon
GAME15.61920x108016:9143matte30029188%0.32938

67593.512.522.3886%56%+/+
90%09/15MSI PX60 Prestige
Samsung 156HL01-102
IPS LED
from $1199 at Amazon
OFFICE15.61920x108016:9143matte30128586%0.43698
67241.342.192.2997%63%+/=
90%07/15Schenker W505
Sharp LQ156D1JW04
IPS LED
from €1912 Euro at Geizhals
WORK15.63840x216016:9286matte28829393%0.271067
76023.764.832.3996%61%+/+
90%06/15Asus G501JW (FHD)
Samsung SDC324C 156HL01-102
IPS LED
from $1799 at Amazon
GAME15.61920x108016:9143matte34433795%0.311110
73665.985.752.51100%71%+/+
90%06/15
HP Elitebook 820 G2
LG Philips
IPS LED
from $1999 at Amazon
SUB12.51920x108016:9176matte30032083%0.33909
63103.682.472.465%42%+/+
90%05/15
Apple MacBook 12
Apple APPA027
IPS LES
from $1500 at Amazon
SUB122304x144016:10226glossy34532590%0.321065


64111.621.882.5596%62%+/+
90%04/15Schenker M505
AU Optronics B156HAN01.2
IPS LED
from €749 at Schenker
MULTI15.6 1920x108016:9143matte29026886%0.221250
65052.782.282.391%59%dnc
90%04/15Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition
Sharp LQ156D1JW04
IPS LED
from €1379 at Cyberport
GAME15.63840x216016:9286matte34632590%0.37870
71633.775.362.3994%61%+/+
89%12/15Schenker XMG U716
AU B173ZAN01.0 (AUO109B)
IPS LED
from  €1662 at Amazon
GAME17.33840x216016:9255matte37435688%0.4935
66864.235.482.35100%88%+/+
89%12/15HP ProBook 470 G3
AU Optronics B173HW01 V0
IPS LED
from €560 at Amazon
MULTI17.31920x108016:9127,3matte314291880.32981
67643.433.722.3992%60%+/+
89%11/15Acer Aspire V17 Nitro
AUO B173HAN01.0
IPS LED
from $999 at Amazon
MULTI17.31920x108016:9127,3matte27726188%0.261065
68013.493.272.3595%62%+/+
89%11/15Acer Aspire V15 Nitro
LG Display LP156WF6-SPB1
IPS LED
from $900 at Amazon
MULTI15.61920x108016:9143matte32831086%0.33994
63364.743.152.5182%54%dnc
89%10/15

Dell Latitude 3550
LG Philips LP156WF6
IPS LED
from $558 at Amazon

OFFICE15.61920x108016:9143matte35333588%0.311139
62684.593.732.4283%55%dnc
89%10/15MSI GT72S
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF1 (LGD0469)
IPS LED
from 2599 at Amazon
GAME17.31920x108016:9127,3matte32231590%0.31073


67063.782.432.5485%56%+/+
89%

08/15

Asus GL552JX
Samsung 156HL01-102
IPS LED
from €1158 at Amazon
MULTI15.61920x108016:9143matte32631791%0.311052
75744.145.462.4497%64%dnc
89%06/15

MSI PE60
SAMSUNG LTN156HL01
IPS LED
from 930 at Amazon

MULTI15.61920x108016:9143matte28230090%0.35857
65682.811.82.3797%64%+/+
89%06/15
Apple MBP Retina 15 (2015)
Apple APPA02E
IPS LED
from $3089 at Amazon
MULTI15.42880x180016:10220,5glossy34131582%0.341003
65142.071.92.6290%58%+/+
89%05/15
Asus PU551JH
Samsung 156HL01_102
IPS LED
from €913 at Notebooksbilliger
WORK15.61920x108016:9143matte33731888%0.39864
68834.55.942.3297%62%+/+
89%03/15Apple MBP Retina 13 (2015)
Apple APPA02A
IPS LED
from $1150 at Amazon
MULTI13.32560x160016:10227glossy37534281%0.361000
64171.821.82.4997%62%+/+
89%03/15Asus Zenbook UX303LN
Chi Mei N133HSE-EA3
IPS LED
http://www.amazon.de/Apple-MacBook-Retina-MJY32D-Notebook/dp/B00VUKM2TG%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJQ5M7Z4MECGSUO5Q%26tag%3Dnotebookcheck-pricesearch-21%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%B00SUDVVA2from $1299 at Amazon
SUB13.31920x108016:9165matte37636888%0.70537
67813.092.42.2497%64%dnc
89%02/15Lenovo ThinkPad T450s
LP140WF3-SPD1
IPS LED
from $1492 at Amazon
OFFICE141920x108016:9157matte27226891%0.251110


60764.353.72.6884%55%+/+
89%02/15Lenovo ThinkPad X250
LG LP125WF2
IPS-LED
from $1459 at Amazon
SUB12.51920x108016:9176matte39735781%0.44902
62464.23.12.666%42%+/+
89%10/13Dell Precision M4800
Sharp LQ156Z1
IGZO LED
from €1517 at Dell-Store
WORK15.63200x180016:9235,4glossy38337991%0.40946
73863.895.732.4198%64%+/+
88%04/15Schenker XMG U705
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPD1
IPS LED
from €1679 at Schenker
GAME17.31920x108016:9127,3matte33831786%0.301110
64375.244.332.1483%55%+/+
88%04/15Asus Zenbook UX305FA
AU Optronics B133HAN02.1
IPS LED
from $666 at Amazon
SUB13.31920x108016:9165,6matte34534193%0.331064
66926.57.192.0792%60%dnc
88%04/15

Acer TravelMate P645
AU Optronics B140HAN01.1
IPS LED
from $1715 at Amazon

OFFICE141920x108016:9157matte33130982%0.40828
61094.074.862.4991%59%dnc
88%04/15Alienware 17 R2
LG Philips LGD0459 / 173WF4
IPS LED
http://www.notebooksbilliger.de/dell+alienware+17+r2+a17+4112?nbb=pn.notebookcheck#Q4C11from $2298 at Amazon
GAME17.31920x108016:9127,3matte33130784%0.301103
63254.883.632.1784%55%+/+
88%03/15
Lenovo ThinkPad W550s
VVX16T028J00
IPS LED
from $1530 at Amazon
WORK15.52880x162016:9213matte36032381%0.54667
63383.452.982.0686%62%dnc

*) we refer to the analysis of Anandtech.com since measurement values are missing, Review of the MBP Retina 13 from 2012 (Link)
dnc - "did not check", no measurements done
calibration:
 +/+ Colorchecker/Greyscale DeltaE <3 calibrated, -/- Colorchecker/Greyscale DeltaE >3

all results measured in factory state.

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