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The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

Redaktion (translated by Martina Osztovits), 09/12/2014

Updated September 2014. 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 test, we put much effort into analyzing the displays of our test 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 month 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 display as of September 2014:

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
AdobeRGB
Calibration
92%11/13HP ZBook 17
Dreamcolor LGD02FC
IPS LED
- from $8650 at Amazon
WORK17.31920x108016:9127.3matte32031188%0.36891
65182.042.452.2893%+/+
90%06/14Apple MBP Retina 15 (2013)
Apple APPA022
IPS LED
- from $2449 at Amazon
MULTI15.42880x180016:10220.5glossy33230283%0.331006
64891.952.112.3461%+/+
89%08/14

new!
Toshiba Portege R30
TOS508F
IPS LED
- from $1675 at Amazon
SUB13.31920x108016:9165.6matte31428887%0.261208
66974.796.712.5464%dnc
89%06/14HP ZBook 15
Dreamcolor LGD0220
IPS LED
- from $2399 at Amazon
WORK15.61920x108016:9141.2matte22222492%0.28793
64283.443.102.1795%+/+
89%11/13Apple MBP Retina 13 (2013)
Apple APPA020
IPS LED
- from $1699 at Amazon
SUB13.32540x144016:10220.8glossy36033181%0.40900
66881.872.192.5863%*+/+
89%10/13Dell Precision M4800
Sharp LQ156Z1
IGZO LED
- from $2482 at Amazon
WORK15.63200x180016:9235.4glossy38337991%0.40946
73863.895.732.4164%+/+
88%08/14

new!
Gigabyte P25X v2
LP156WF4
IPS LED
from €1599
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte27328880%0.251011
64184.252.172.5755%dnc
88%08/14

new!
Acer Aspire V5-573G
B156HAN01.2
IPS LED
- from $999 at Amazon
MULTI15.61920x108016:9141.2matte32630687%0.56582
66853.203.652.2958%dnc
88%07/14

new!
Gigabyte P35W v2
LP156WF4
IPS LED
- from $1799 at Amazon
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte28230381%0.34742
65534.082.342.5253%dnc
88%07/14

new!
Asus GL550JK
156HL01-102
IPS LED
from €1399 at Cyberport
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte32831085%0.42763
76193.995.182.5059%dnc
88%02/14Toshiba Tecra W50
TOS508F
IPS LED
- from $2026 at Amazon
WORK15.61920x108016:9141.2matte26726082%0.251035
58523.604.392.3363%+/+
88%01/14Lenovo Thinkpad T440s
B140HAN01.2
IPS LED
- from $1443 at Amazon
OFFICE14.01920x108016:9157.4matte31028285%0.38816
61164.565.122.6664%+/+
88%11/13Toshiba Portégé Z10t
TOS508fF
IPS LED
- from $1857 at Amazon
CONV11.61920x108016:9189.9matte30127773%0.261158
67854.332.752.2944%dnc
87%08/14

new!
Schenker C404
B140HAN01.1
IPS LED
from €1399 at Cyberport
GAME14.01920x108016:9157.4matte25825491%0.181032
68384.034.192.7258%dnc
87%08/14

new!
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
TOS508F
IPS LED
from €1699 at Amazon
SUB13.31920x108016:9165.6matte31228989%0.33726
61615.647.792.4864%+/+
87%05/14Lenovo Thinkpad X240
LP125WF2-SPB2
IPS LED
- from $1440 at Amazon
SUB12.51920x108016:9176.2matte37734884%0.52721
63796.858.482.7541%+/+
87%04/14Fujitsu Lifebook U904
Sharp LQ140Z1JW01
IGZO LED
- from $1505 at Amazon
SUB14.03200x180016:9262.3matte35534284%0.191919
69905.306.602.5661%+/+
87%02/14Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch
LP140QH1SPA2
IPS LED
from $1739 at Amazon

SUB

14,02560x144016:9209.8matte25125287%0.251434
56045.816.232.2250%-/-
87%11/13Lenovo Thinkpad X240
LP125WH2-SPT1
IPS LED
- from $1440 at Amazon
SUB12.51366x76816:9125.4matte36134091%0.51712
66953.783.342.5841%+/+
86%07/14

new!
Toshiba Tecra Z50
TOS508F
IPS LED
- from $1549 at Amazon
OFFICE15.61920x108016:9141.2matte27028586%0.39750
60164.854.672.5854%dnc
86%07/14

new!
Asus PRO B551LG
156HL01-102
IPS LED
from $1233 at Amazon
MULTI15.61920x108016:9141.2matte32831090%0.36863
70773.74.852.3563%dnc
86%05/14MSI GE60
Samsung 156HL01-102
TN LED
- from $1199 at Amazon
MULTI15.61920x108016:9141.2matte32730990%0.43760
71773.594.862.3560%dnc
86%05/14HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
AUO123D
IPS LED
- from $1834 at Amazon
SUB14.01920x108016:9157.4matte29328192%0.50594
59975.086.682.6260%-/-
86%03/14Samsung Ativ Book 8 870Z5G
Samsung 156HL01-801
TN LED
- from $1499 at Amazon
MULTI15.61920x108016:9141.2matte29428984%0.30980
65083.144.752.4661%-/-
86%03/14HP ZBook 14
LGD040A
IPS LED
- from $2127 at Amazon
WORK14.01920x108016:9157.4matte29929591%0.57525
58554.784.592.4659%+/+
86%02/14Lenovo Thinkpad W540
WX16T028J00
IPS LED
- from $3338 at Amazon
WORK15.52880x162016:9213.2matte33231182%0.37888
59895.106.622.4762%+/+
86%01/14Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga
LEN40E4
IPS LED
- from $1750 at Amazon
CONV12.51920x108016:9176.2matte40137085%0.64625
58296.195.402.7143%+/-
86%12/13Toshiba Tecra A50
TOS508F
IPS LED
- from $1029 at Amazon
OFFICE15.61920x108016:9141.2matte26126591%0.36900
64055.585.632.6374%+/+
86%12/13Dell XPS 15 2013
Sharp LQ156Z1
IGZO LED
- from $2119 at Amazon
MULTI15.63200x180016:9235.4glossy34932283%0.211662
81178.277.993.4269% -/-
85%07/14

new!
Gigabyte P34G v2
AUO113D
IPS LED
- from $1499 at Amazon

GAME14.01920x108016:9157.4matte27026585%0.391080
68594.595.362.6958%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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