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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Florian Glaser (translated by Martina Osztovits), 02/03/2015

February 2015 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.

For the original German article, see here.

We divided the Top 10 into two sections to meet the increasing number of lightweight gaming notebooks. You can now find a list with the best high-end laptops that weigh less than 3 kg here. Our "classic" Gaming Top 10 (without any restrictions in terms of weight) is obviously still available.

In January we reviewed six high-end notebooks. While the slim MSI gamers GS60 and GS70 failed to enter our Top 10 primarily because of their high temperatures and system noise, the HP Omen lacked performance (the performance of the GTX 860M is no longer attractive) and its slim case had a negative impact on connectivity (no Gigabit LAN), easy access to interfaces and emissions. In contrast, the Schenker XMG P705 (Clevo P670SA Barebone) just missed the Top 10. The 17-incher is one of the first gaming notebooks with the relatively powerful GTX 965M. The Schenker XMG U505 (Clevo P751ZM @2nd place) and the One K73-5N (Clevo P771ZM @5th place) are new in our Top 10.

Gaming Notebook Charts as of February 2015

Pos. RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionFinish
1

89%

12/14

Asus G751JY
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M
24 GB RAM, SSD
from $2270 at Amazon

4.2 kg53 mm17.31920x1080matte
2

88%

new!

01/15Schenker XMG U505
Intel Core i7-4790S
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M
16 GB RAM, SSD
from €2152 at Schenker Tech.
3.5 kg36 mm15.61920x1080matte
3

88%

10/14

MSI GT72 2QE
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M
32 GB RAM, 4 SSDs
from $2283 at Amazon

3.8 kg48 mm17.31920x1080matte
488%05/14
Asus G750JZ
Intel Core i7-4700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M
8 GB RAM, Dual-SSD
from $1999 at Amazon
4.3 kg58 mm17.31920x1080matte
5

87%

new!

01/15

One K73-5N
Intel Core i7-4790K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M
16 GB RAM, SSD
from €2254at One

3.9 kg39 mm17.31920x1080matte
6

87%

12/14Schenker XMG P505 Pro
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M
16 GB RAM, SSD
from €2203 at Schenker Tech.
2.7 kg29 mm15.61920x1080matte
7

87%

09/14

MSI GT72 2PE
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M
16 GB RAM, Triple-SSD
from $2483 at Amazon

3.8 kg48 mm17.31920x1080matte
887%05/14

Alienware 17
Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M
8 GB RAM, SSD
no longer available
(successor: GTX 9x0M)

4.2 kg46 mm17.31920x1080matte
9

86%

09/14Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1399 at Amazon
3.0 kg25 mm17.31920x1080matte
1086%07/14

Asus G750JM
Intel Core i7-4700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M
8 GB RAM, HDD
no longer available
(successor: G751JM)

3.9 kg50 mm17.31920x1080matte

 

Top 10 of the previous 10 months at the time of writing - current articles are listed first

 

 

Editors' Comments

1st

Asus G751JY
Asus G751JY

After the Top 10 had been led by the MSI GT72 2QE for two months, we had the chance to review the Asus G751JY, which also features a GeForce GTX 980M and a Core i7-4710HQ. In our opinion, the main attraction of the 17-inch gaming monster is the relatively low system noise. Currently, no other high-end notebook manages a system noise below 37-44 dB(A) in 3D mode. The IPS display with wide viewing angles and precise colors is a reason to buy despite quite a modest black value. In addition, there are moderate temperatures, excellent features (but many interfaces are placed unfavorably) and great input devices.

However, it does not perform well enough for a 90% rating. First of all, the battery life is too low, because it lacks the Optimus technology. In addition, the G751JY is very heavy and big (4.2 kg and a height of 53 mm). Also, the maintainability is very limited. It is much easier to get to the components in the MSI GT72. Furthermore, several buyers faced a broken touchpad. Some might also criticize the sound balance (subwoofer too present, speakers are drowned out).

2nd

Schenker XMG U505
Schenker XMG U505

Contrary to most of its competitors, the Clevo P751ZM Barebone, which is sold as XMG U505 from Schenker Technologies, uses a Desktop CPU instead of a mobile processor. While the reviewed Core i7-4790S (3.2-4.0 GHz) only conditionally outperforms its notebook siblings, the XMG U505 can also be configured with a 4.0-4.4 GHz Core i7-4790K, which is about 25-30% faster than the Core i7-4710HQ. Either the GeForce GTX 965M, the GTX 970M or the GTX 980M are used as graphics card. While the first one suffers from quite a small memory interface (only 128-bit), the latter is extremely expensive.

With a height of 3.6 cm and a weight of 3.5 kg, the P751ZM barebone ranks in between thicker gaming notebooks like the Asus G751JY and ultra thin high-end representatives like the MSI GS60. The XMG U505 performs particularly well in image and sound quality. The 15-inch IPS panel is accompanied by a powerful sound system. Many interfaces and easy maintainability are also pros of this notebook. Because a graphics switch is missing, power consumption is high and battery life is poor. The stability of the lid should also be better.

3rd

MSI GT72 2QE
MSI GT72 2QE

Just after the release of the GT72 2PE (see 5th place), MSI has already published a successor. Instead of a Kepler-based GTX 880M, a lightning fast GTX 980M with Maxwell architecture works in the GT72 2QE. Thanks to the GPU replacement, not only the heat emissions fell, but also the power consumption. The increased performance is a big advantage: The GTX 980M is finally +30% faster. However, not only the performance is high, but also the price is extremely steep. For example, the most expensive model with four M.2-SSDs costs above 3000 Euros (~$3424). Since the benefit of the RAID configuration is only limited, we would recommend one of the cheaper models.

If you only want to spend up to 2000 Euros (~$2282), the GT72 2QD with GTX 970M is a good choice. The latter GPU is not even 20% slower. Although MSI have not produced a perfect gaming notebook (modest WLAN reception, unusual keyboard layout, bluish TN panel, unreachable battery, etc.), gamers can safely buy it.

4th

Asus G750JZ
Asus G750JZ

Thanks to its comparatively low emissions (system noise + temperature) and the high performance, the top version of the G750-series can secure fourth place in our gaming charts. Even though the device is almost six centimeters high and weighs almost 4.3 kilograms, the owner gets a first-class high-end product, which scores with a good picture and sound quality, a high build quality as well as great input devices. The connectivity (Thunderbolt, 4x USB 3.0, etc.) and the battery runtimes are not bad, either.

Asus charges the corresponding price for the good overall package. Our review unit costs almost 2,000 Euros (~$2282). It is unfortunate that the maintainability is pretty limited.

5th

One K73-5N
One K73-5N

The P771ZM barebone is the 17-inch counterpart of the P751ZM (see place 3). Since the chassis does not house an IPS panel yet and is about 400 g heavier, the total score is 1% lower. Otherwise the two devices are quite similar. The One K73-5N is just as easy to maintain and well equipped as the Schenker XMG U505. Hardly any other notebook offers up to four mass storage devices and a 2.1 system from Onkyo.

In view of the strengths, most customers might accept the short battery life, the enormous power consumption and the bluish TN panel. As it is individually configurable, the K73-5N can be adapted to your needs. With the Core i7-4790K and the GeForce GTX 980M, our test model came with the most powerful components currently available. If weaker hardware is used, the case should remain colder and quieter.

6th

Schenker XMG P505 Pro
Schenker XMG P505 Pro

Those looking for a compact, yet powerful gaming notebook will find an almost ideal choice in the Schenker XMG P505. It is based on the Clevo P651 barebone and even the model with GTX 980M only weighs 2.7 kg, which would rather suggest a multimedia product. A height of only 3 cm is also low in the gaming range. Like most competitors, temperatures and system noise are rather high in 3D mode, but the notebook does not get extremely hot or loud. Battery life is acceptable, too. Thanks to graphics switching the negative impact of the rather weak 4-cell battery (60Wh) is not too high. In terms of input devices, connectivity and sound, the device also manages a rating in the upper 70 or the lower 80% range.

Its biggest unique feature is the matte FHD display with IPS technology (optionally 3K or 4K).  Such a contrast-rich image with vivid colors and big contrast is rare in the notebook range. It also deserves praise that the underside can be completely unscrewed. Overall, we would call the XMG P505 the best 15-inch gamer of 2014 - despite soldered CPU and GPU.

7th

MSI GT72
MSI GT72

Despite the low rating advantage, the MSI GT72 can leave a much better impression than the 17-inch sibling GT70. The new design is just as convincing as the improved port layout. The GT72 looks more noble and sophisticated in general, which can justify the huge price point (2,700 Euros, ~$3082, for the SKU7) to a certain extent.

As is typical for MSI, the high-end device is advertised with several features. For example, the 3-zone illumination of the keyboard, the RAID configuration with several SSDs or the multi-display support. This MSI is also the reference in terms of sound. The lack of Nvidia's Optimus technology (manual GPU switching) is a matter of taste. Otherwise, there is hardly any criticism for the GT72. A height of 4.8 centimeters and a weight of 3.8 kilograms clearly indicate a desktop replacement.

8th

Alienware 17
Alienware 17

While Alienware usually secured the first place in the past, the competition is currently slightly ahead. The Alienware 17 is a bit louder than the Asus G750JZ and MSI GT72, respectively, despite the bulkier chassis (4.2 kilograms). The temperatures under load are higher as well.

Dell's subsidiary's product is among the best devices in the other disciplines. It does not matter if you look at the keyboard, touchpad or the build quality: There are no issues in terms of quality. It also deserves praise for the maintainability and the comprehensive illumination. You get a serious gaming device if you like the unique design. An update to the GeForce 900 generation is said to follow in February.

9th

Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro

Acer's V 17 Nitro is a respectable entry into the gaming market. The notebook easily secures the 9th spot, even though the GeForce GTX 860M of the Black Edition is not even close to the performance of the GTX 870M or the GTX 880M. Besides the nice design, the mobility in particular is an advantage. Most high-end devices weigh more than three kilograms, and the same applies for the height of 2.5 centimeters.

The V 17 Nitro does not offer a whole lot of ports, but other features like the illuminated keyboard or the IPS display with wide viewing angles can easily compensate for this drawback. Another advantage is the noise development; the fans are pretty restrained during 3D operation. In short: Mobile gamers get the perfect device if they don't have a problem with the integrated battery.

10th

Asus G750JM
Asus G750JM

The weakest model of the G750 occupies 10th place. A GeForce GTX 860M is much easier to cool than a GTX 880M, so Asus was able to reduce the chassis height by a couple of millimeters. The weight is also lower compared to the G750JZ with 3.9 vs. 4.3 kilograms.

Apart from the modified chassis, the G750JM has all the advantages and weaknesses of the more expensive sibling. The moderate emissions are an advantage, just like the usable battery runtimes. However, Asus waives an SSD to keep the price down, and that is definitely noticeable in practice. It is at least no problem to upgrade the storage solution. All things considered, the price of 1,400 Euros (~$1598) is just okay. If the performance of the GeForce GTX 860M is sufficient for you, then there are several (and often cheaper) 15-inch alternatives.

Recent Gaming Awards

Comparison of the Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Measurement Results

Screen
Brightness Center (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
329 cd/m² ∼47%
Schenker XMG U505
250 cd/m² ∼36%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
273 cd/m² ∼39%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
275 cd/m² ∼39%
One K73-5N
321 cd/m² ∼46%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
286 cd/m² ∼41%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
294 cd/m² ∼42%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
302 cd/m² ∼43%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
330 cd/m² ∼47%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
286 cd/m² ∼41%
Black Level (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
0.47 cd/m² * ∼9%
Schenker XMG U505
0.23 cd/m² * ∼5%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
0.3 cd/m² * ∼6%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
0.49 cd/m² * ∼10%
One K73-5N
0.31 cd/m² * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
0.24 cd/m² * ∼5%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
0.28 cd/m² * ∼6%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
0.49 cd/m² * ∼10%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
0.59 cd/m² * ∼12%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
0.57 cd/m² * ∼11%
Contrast (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
700 :1; ∼44%
Schenker XMG U505
1087 :1; ∼68%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
910 :1; ∼57%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
561 :1; ∼35%
One K73-5N
1035 :1; ∼65%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
1192 :1; ∼75%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
1050 :1; ∼66%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
616 :1; ∼39%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
559 :1; ∼35%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
502 :1; ∼31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
3.95 * ∼26%
Schenker XMG U505
3.41 * ∼23%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
11.63 * ∼78%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
3.34 * ∼22%
One K73-5N
10.3 * ∼69%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
3.84 * ∼26%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
11.71 * ∼78%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
9.31 * ∼62%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
7.19 * ∼48%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
5.39 * ∼36%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
3.36 * ∼22%
Schenker XMG U505
2.88 * ∼19%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
11.9 * ∼79%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
2.2 * ∼15%
One K73-5N
10.64 * ∼71%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
5.06 * ∼34%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
12.06 * ∼80%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
9.63 * ∼64%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
7.27 * ∼48%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
5.79 * ∼39%
Gamma (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
2.46 * ∼49%
Schenker XMG U505
2.18 * ∼44%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
2.56 * ∼51%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
2.5 * ∼50%
One K73-5N
2.74 * ∼55%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
2.4 * ∼48%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
2.67 * ∼53%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
2.13 * ∼43%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
2.54 * ∼51%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
2.55 * ∼51%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
56 % ∼56%
Schenker XMG U505
59 % ∼59%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
54 % ∼54%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
58 % ∼58%
One K73-5N
54 % ∼54%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
59 % ∼59%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
54 % ∼54%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
57 % ∼57%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
59 % ∼59%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
58 % ∼58%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
33.6 dB * ∼67%
Schenker XMG U505
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
34 dB * ∼68%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
29.6 dB * ∼59%
One K73-5N
30.4 dB * ∼61%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
30.4 dB * ∼61%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
33 dB * ∼66%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
30.2 dB * ∼60%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
29.9 dB * ∼60%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
30.8 dB * ∼62%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
34.8 dB * ∼70%
Schenker XMG U505
32.3 dB * ∼65%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
34.5 dB * ∼69%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
31.2 dB * ∼62%
One K73-5N
31.2 dB * ∼62%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
33.6 dB * ∼67%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
33.3 dB * ∼67%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
31.2 dB * ∼62%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
30.7 dB * ∼61%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
32.2 dB * ∼64%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
35.2 dB * ∼70%
Schenker XMG U505
34.8 dB * ∼70%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
34.7 dB * ∼69%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
33.8 dB * ∼68%
One K73-5N
34.6 dB * ∼69%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
36.6 dB * ∼73%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
34.4 dB * ∼69%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
35.2 dB * ∼70%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
32.1 dB * ∼64%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
32.8 dB * ∼66%
Load Average (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
36.8 dB * ∼74%
Schenker XMG U505
42 dB * ∼84%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
40.3 dB * ∼81%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
41.1 dB * ∼82%
One K73-5N
44.2 dB * ∼88%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
43.4 dB * ∼87%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
40.2 dB * ∼80%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
43.9 dB * ∼88%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
38.1 dB * ∼76%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
38.2 dB * ∼76%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
43.8 dB * ∼88%
Schenker XMG U505
45.2 dB * ∼90%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
49.4 dB * ∼99%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
48.8 dB * ∼98%
One K73-5N
52 dB * ∼104%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
47.8 dB * ∼96%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
49.6 dB * ∼99%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
50.8 dB * ∼102%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
43.6 dB * ∼87%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
47.4 dB * ∼95%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
43.3 °C * ∼72%
Schenker XMG U505
46.7 °C * ∼78%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
40.1 °C * ∼67%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
34.2 °C * ∼57%
One K73-5N
44.3 °C * ∼74%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
54.2 °C * ∼90%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
40.5 °C * ∼68%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
38.5 °C * ∼64%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
53.3 °C * ∼89%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
38 °C * ∼63%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
48 °C * ∼80%
Schenker XMG U505
53.2 °C * ∼89%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
52.1 °C * ∼87%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
44 °C * ∼73%
One K73-5N
54 °C * ∼90%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
59.4 °C * ∼99%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
48.1 °C * ∼80%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
58.9 °C * ∼98%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
55.1 °C * ∼92%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
44.8 °C * ∼75%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
27.7 °C * ∼46%
Schenker XMG U505
39.1 °C * ∼65%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
28 °C * ∼47%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
28.8 °C * ∼48%
One K73-5N
36.6 °C * ∼61%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
30.8 °C * ∼51%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
27.6 °C * ∼46%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
30 °C * ∼50%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
32 °C * ∼53%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
27.9 °C * ∼47%
Schenker XMG U505
38.5 °C * ∼64%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
27.5 °C * ∼46%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
28.6 °C * ∼48%
One K73-5N
38.6 °C * ∼64%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
31.1 °C * ∼52%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
32.8 °C * ∼55%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
30.1 °C * ∼50%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
32.1 °C * ∼54%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
272 min ∼10%
Schenker XMG U505
150 min ∼6%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
397 min ∼15%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
577 min ∼21%
One K73-5N
161 min ∼6%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
298 min ∼11%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
535 min ∼20%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
460 min ∼17%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
522 min ∼19%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
462 min ∼17%
Load (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
85 min ∼3%
Schenker XMG U505
89 min ∼3%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
87 min ∼3%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
74 min ∼3%
One K73-5N
84 min ∼3%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
96 min ∼4%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
79 min ∼3%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
69 min ∼3%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
111 min ∼4%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
91 min ∼3%
WiFi (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
220 min ∼8%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
184 min ∼7%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
377 min ∼14%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
225 min ∼8%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
170 min ∼6%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
349 min ∼13%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
220 min ∼8%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
336 min ∼12%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
22 Watt * ∼22%
Schenker XMG U505
32.8 Watt * ∼33%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
23.9 Watt * ∼24%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
11.6 Watt * ∼12%
One K73-5N
35.2 Watt * ∼35%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
12 Watt * ∼12%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
26 Watt * ∼26%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
14.1 Watt * ∼14%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
5.4 Watt * ∼5%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
12.8 Watt * ∼13%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
27 Watt * ∼27%
Schenker XMG U505
38.5 Watt * ∼39%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
29 Watt * ∼29%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
16.5 Watt * ∼17%
One K73-5N
41.3 Watt * ∼41%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
17.8 Watt * ∼18%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
31 Watt * ∼31%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
20.1 Watt * ∼20%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
12.6 Watt * ∼13%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
19.2 Watt * ∼19%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
32.6 Watt * ∼33%
Schenker XMG U505
48.3 Watt * ∼48%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
33.6 Watt * ∼34%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
24.2 Watt * ∼24%
One K73-5N
47.3 Watt * ∼47%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
22.2 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
35.8 Watt * ∼36%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
30.4 Watt * ∼30%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
18.3 Watt * ∼18%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
26.2 Watt * ∼26%
Load Average (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
93.3 Watt * ∼27%
Schenker XMG U505
111.9 Watt * ∼32%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
97.2 Watt * ∼28%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
115 Watt * ∼33%
One K73-5N
144.2 Watt * ∼41%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
94.2 Watt * ∼27%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
113.1 Watt * ∼32%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
121 Watt * ∼35%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
84.2 Watt * ∼24%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
82.7 Watt * ∼24%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
212.8 Watt * ∼61%
Schenker XMG U505
202.7 Watt * ∼58%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
210.1 Watt * ∼60%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
213.9 Watt * ∼61%
One K73-5N
275.9 Watt * ∼79%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
207.5 Watt * ∼59%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
204 Watt * ∼58%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
212.5 Watt * ∼61%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
127.6 Watt * ∼36%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
147.2 Watt * ∼42%

Legend

 
Asus G751JY-T7009H Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Samsung SSD XP941 MZHPU256HCGL
 
Schenker XMG U505 Intel Core i7-4790S, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Plextor PX-G256M6e
 
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1 (RAID 0)
 
Asus G750JZ-T4023H Intel Core i7-4700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 2x Sandisk X110 SD6SP1M-128G RAID 0
 
One K73-5N Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB
 
Schenker XMG P505 PRO Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF
 
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 3x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (RAID 0)
 
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M) Intel Core i7-4700MQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
 
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q) Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
 
Asus G750JM-T4014H Intel Core i7-4700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, HGST Travelstar 5K1500 HTS541515A9E630

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
6325 Points ∼87%
Schenker XMG U505
6411 Points ∼88%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
5969 Points ∼82%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
5746 Points ∼79%
One K73-5N
6860 Points ∼94%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
6054 Points ∼83%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
5846 Points ∼80%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
5464 Points ∼75%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
5808 Points ∼80%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
3570 Points ∼49%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
4854 Points ∼88%
Schenker XMG U505
4970 Points ∼90%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
4889 Points ∼89%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
3260 Points ∼59%
One K73-5N
5353 Points ∼97%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
3942 Points ∼72%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
4408 Points ∼80%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
3451 Points ∼63%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
3620 Points ∼66%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
3509 Points ∼64%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
11192 Points ∼62%
Schenker XMG U505
9629 Points ∼53%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
11173 Points ∼62%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
8418 Points ∼47%
One K73-5N
11788 Points ∼65%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
11134 Points ∼62%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
8492 Points ∼47%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
7816 Points ∼43%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
5178 Points ∼29%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
5545 Points ∼31%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
130943 Points ∼77%
Schenker XMG U505
143659 Points ∼85%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
131093 Points ∼78%
One K73-5N
169066 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
117521 Points ∼70%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
126808 Points ∼75%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
84677 Points ∼50%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
107407 Points ∼64%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
22064 Points ∼79%
Schenker XMG U505
21758 Points ∼78%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
22055 Points ∼79%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
18412 Points ∼66%
One K73-5N
26222 Points ∼94%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
21648 Points ∼77%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
19052 Points ∼68%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
18307 Points ∼65%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
16299 Points ∼58%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
16389 Points ∼59%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus G751JY-T7009H
8338 Points ∼61%
Schenker XMG U505
6644 Points ∼48%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
8364 Points ∼61%
Asus G750JZ-T4023H
5574 Points ∼41%
One K73-5N
8624 Points ∼63%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
8335 Points ∼61%
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
5480 Points ∼40%
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
5252 Points ∼38%
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
3633 Points ∼27%
Asus G750JM-T4014H
3907 Points ∼29%

Legend

 
Asus G751JY-T7009H Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Samsung SSD XP941 MZHPU256HCGL
 
Schenker XMG U505 Intel Core i7-4790S, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Plextor PX-G256M6e
 
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD1 (RAID 0)
 
Asus G750JZ-T4023H Intel Core i7-4700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 2x Sandisk X110 SD6SP1M-128G RAID 0
 
One K73-5N Intel Core i7-4790K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB
 
Schenker XMG P505 PRO Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF
 
MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 3x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD (RAID 0)
 
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M) Intel Core i7-4700MQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
 
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q) Intel Core i7-4710HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
 
Asus G750JM-T4014H Intel Core i7-4700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, HGST Travelstar 5K1500 HTS541515A9E630

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