The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

Redaktion (translated by Martina Osztovits), 03/25/2015

March 2015 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 March 2015:

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%12/14HP ZBook 17 G2
Dreamcolor LGD02FC
IPS LED
from $3864 at Amazon
WORK17.31920x108016:9127.3matte32031188%0.36891
65182.042.452.2893%+/+
91%02/15Asus ZenBook UX305
SAMSUNG 133YL04 P01
IPS LED
from $805 at Amazon
SUB13.33200x180016:9276matte31030990%0.75413
65732.491.892.3654%+/+
91%12/14Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition
Sharp LQ156D1JW04
IPS LED
from $1200 at Amazon
GAME15.63840x216016:9286matte30130387%0.31003
68553.153.942.3561%+/+
90%03/15
new!
Schenker XMG A505
AU Optronics B156HAN01.2
IPS LED
from €1379 Euro at Geizhals
GAME15.61920x108016:9143matte28427587%0.231235
63932.462.32.3260%dnc
90%12/14Dell Latitude E5550
Samsung SDC4C48
IPS LED
from $ 1100 at Amazon
OFFICE15.61920x108016:9143matte34332088%0.36953
71013.153.652.6284%dnc
90%11/14MSI WS60
Samsung SDC324C
IPS LED
from $ 1999 at Amazon
WORK15.61920x108016:9143matte33631990%0.36933
74783.484.592.1990%+/+
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%03/15
new!

Asus Zenbook UX303LN
Chi Mei N133HSE-EA3
IPS LED
from $1796 at Amazon

SUB13.31920x108016:9165matte37636888%0.7537
67813.092.42.24--dnc
89%02/15
new!
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s
LP140WF3-SPD1
IPS LED
from €1899 at Cyberport
OFFICE141920x108016:9157matte27226891%0.251110


60764.353.72.6855%+/+
89%02/15Lenovo ThinkPad X250
LG LP125WF2
IPS-LED
from €1948 at Cyberport
SUB12.51920x108016:9176matte39735781%0.44902
62464.23.12.642%+/+
89%08/14Toshiba 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%03/15
new!
Dell XPS 15
Sharp SHP1431 LQ156D1
IPS LED
from $1778 at Amzon
MULTI15.63840x216016:9286glossy34936587%0.281238
67862.653.772.41--+/+
88%03/15
new!
Lenovo ThinkPad W550s
VVX16T028J00
IPS LED
from $1956 at Amazon
WORK15.52880x162016:9213matte36032381%0.54667
63383.452.982.0662%dnc
88%02/15Dell XPS 13
SHP1421
IPS LED
from $965 at Amazon
SUB13.33200x180016:9276glossy41337277%0.182063
70135.924.972.4263%+/-
88%02/15Alienware 15
Samsung SDC4C48
IPS LED
from $1749 at Amazon
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte31829283%0.281100
74974.284.542.8160%-/-
88%01/15Dell Latitude 14 E7450
AUO B140HAN
IPS LED
from €1425 at Amazon
OFFICE141920x108016:9157matte29325775%0.3933
69403.453.352.3760%+/+
88%01/15Schenker XMG U505
AUO12ED
IPS LED
from €2622 at Cyberport
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte27924578%0.231087
64453.412.882.1859%+/+
88%12/14Schenker XMG P505 Pro
AUO12ED
IPS LED
from €1589 at Cyberport
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte30127485%0.241192
61653.845.062.485%dnc
88%10/14Toshiba Satellite P50t
LQ156D1JX01
IPS LED
from $1300 at Amazon
MULTI15.63840x2160 16:9141.2glossy26124888%0.181417
646221.612.3760%dnc
88%08/14Gigabyte P25X v2
LP156WF4
IPS LED
from €1579 at Geizhals
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte27328880%0.251011
64184.252.172.5755%dnc
88%08/14Acer Aspire V5-573G
B156HAN01.2
IPS LED
from $999 at Amazon
MULTI15.61920x108016:9141.2matte32630687%0.56582
66853.203.652.2958%dnc
88%07/14Gigabyte P35W v2
LP156WF4
IPS LED
from $1799 at Amazon
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte28230381%0.34742
65534.082.342.5253%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%12/14Alienware 13
SDC4C48
IPS LED
from $1118 at Amazon
GAME13.31920x108016:9165matte31929583%0.32997
71955.837.632.5757%-/-
87%12/14Asus G751JY-T7009H
LGD046C
IPS LED
from $ 2270 atAmazon
GAME17.31920x108016:9127matte33632693%0.47700
59613.953.362.4656%-/+

*) 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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Author: Redaktion, 2015-03-25 (Update: 2015-03-25)