The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

Staff (translated by Martina Osztovits), 05/22/2015

May 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 May 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
sRGB
Color Gamut
AdobeRGB
Calibration
92%12/14HP ZBook 17 G2
Dreamcolor LGD02FC
IPS LED
from $3864 at Amazon
WORK17.31920x108016:9127.3matte32031188%0.36891
65182.042.452.28100%93%+/+
91%02/15Asus ZenBook UX305
SAMSUNG 133YL04 P01
IPS LED
from $699 at Amazon
SUB13.33200x180016:9276matte31030990%0.75413
65732.491.892.3683%54%+/+
90%04/15
new!
Schenker M505
AU Optronics B156HAN01.2
IPS LED
from €899 at Schenker

MULTI15.6 1920x108016:9143matte29026886%0.221250
65052.782.282.391%59%dnc
90%04/15
new!
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition
Sharp LQ156D1JW04
IPS LED
from $1447 at Amazon
GAME15.63840x216016:9286matte34632590%0.3787071633.775.362.3994%61%+/+
90%03/15Schenker XMG A505
AU Optronics B156HAN01.2
IPS LED
from €1399 at Geizhals
GAME15.61920x108016:9143matte28427587%0.231235
63932.462.32.3292%60%dnc
90%12/14Dell Latitude E5550
Samsung SDC4C48
IPS LED
from $ 989 at Amazon
OFFICE15.61920x108016:9143matte34332088%0.36953
71013.153.652.6297%84%dnc
90%11/14MSI WS60
Samsung SDC324C
IPS LED
from $ 2575 at Amazon
WORK15.61920x108016:9143matte33631990%0.36933
74783.484.592.1997% *263% *2+/+
90%06/14Apple MBP Retina 15 (2013)
Apple APPA022
IPS LED
from $2300 at Amazon
MULTI15.42880x180016:10220,5glossy33230283%0.331006
64891.952.112.3496% *63% *+/+
89%03/15
new!
Apple MBP Retina 13 (2015)
Apple APPA02A
IPS LED
from $1299 at Amazon
MULTI13.32560x160016:10227glossy37534281%0.361000
64171.821.82.4997%62%+/+
89%03/15Asus Zenbook UX303LN
Chi Mei N133HSE-EA3
IPS LED
from $1796 at Amazon
SUB13.31920x108016:9165matte37636888%0.70537
67813.092.42.2497%64%dnc
89%02/15Lenovo ThinkPad T450s
LP140WF3-SPD1
IPS LED
from $1529 at Amazon
OFFICE141920x108016:9157matte27226891%0.251110


60764.353.72.6884%55%+/+
89%02/15Lenovo ThinkPad X250
LG LP125WF2
IPS LED
from $1469 at Amazon
SUB12.51920x108016:9176matte39735781%0.44902
62464.23.12.666%42%+/+
89%08/14

Toshiba Portege R30
TOS508F
IPS LED
from $1875 at Amazon

 

SUB13.31920x108016:9165.6matte31428887%0.261208
66974.796.712.5498%64%dnc
89%06/14HP ZBook 15
Dreamcolor LGD0220
IPS LED
from $2399 at Amazon
WORK15.61920x108016:9141.2matte22222492%0.28793
64283.443.102.1799%95%+/+
89%10/13Dell Precision M4800
Sharp LQ156Z1
IGZO LED
from $2482 at Amazon
WORK15.63200x180016:9235.4glossy38337991%0.40946
73863.895.732.4198%64%+/+
88%04/15
new!
Schenker XMG U705
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPD1
IPS LED
from €2319 at Amazon
GAME17.31920x108016:9127.3matte33831786%0.301110
64375.244.332.1483%55%+/+
88%04/15
new!
Asus Zenbook UX305FA
AU Optronics B133HAN02.1
IPS LED
from $719 at Amazon
SUB13.31920x108016:9165.6matte34534193%0.331064
66926.57.192.0792%60%dnc
88%04/15
new!

Acer TravelMate P645
AU Optronics B140HAN01.1
IPS LED
from $1388 at Amazon

OFFICE141920x108016:9157matte33130982%0.40828
61094.074.862.4991%59%dnc
88%04/15
new!
Alienware 17 R2
LG Philips LGD0459 / 173WF4
IPS LED
from $1850 at Amazon
GAME17.31920x108016:9127.3matte33130784%0.30110363254.883.632.1784%55%+/+
88%03/15
Dell XPS 15
Sharp SHP1431 LQ156D1
IPS LED
from $1778 at Amazon
MULTI15.63840x216016:9286glossy34936587%0.281238
67862.653.772.4196%61%+/+
88%03/15
Lenovo ThinkPad W550s
VVX16T028J00
IPS LED
from $1956 at Amazon
WORK15.52880x162016:9213matte36032381%0.54667
63383.452.982.0686%62%dnc
88%02/15Dell XPS 13
SHP1421
IPS LED
from $965 at Amazon
SUB13.33200x180016:9276glossy41337277%0.182063
70135.924.972.4296%63%+/-
88%02/15Alienware 15
Samsung SDC4C48
IPS LED
from $1749 at Amazon
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte31829283%0.281100
74974.284.542.8193%60%-/-
88%01/15Dell Latitude 14 E7450
AUO B140HAN
IPS LED
from $1550 at Amazon
OFFICE141920x108016:9157matte29325775%0.30933
69403.453.352.3792%60%+/+
88%01/15Schenker XMG U505
AUO12ED
IPS LED
from €2622 at Cyberport
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte27924578%0.231087
64453.412.882.1890%59%+/+
88%12/14Schenker XMG P505 Pro
AUO12ED
IPS LED
from €1699 at Cyberport
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte30127485%0.241192
61653.845.062.491%85%dnc
88%10/14Toshiba Satellite P50t
LQ156D1JX01
IPS LED
from $1300 at Amazon
MULTI15.63840x2160 16:9141.2glossy26124888%0.181417
646221.612.3792%60%dnc
88%08/14Gigabyte P25X v2
LP156WF4
IPS LED
from €1479 Euro at Geizhals
GAME15.61920x108016:9141.2matte27328880%0.251011
64184.252.172.5784%55%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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Author: Staff, 2015-05-22 (Update: 2015-05-22)