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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia 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.

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Every month Notebookcheck reviews numerous notebooks of all kinds. Some of these are multimedia laptops. We have classed 14-inch or larger notebooks that have been designed and configured as all-round laptops by the manufacturer in this category and come with graphics cards up to the GTX 960M (or comparable).

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 multimedia laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck in the previous 12 months and relevant devices that are still available. If ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first. The table can be sorted by clicking its headers and filtered by entering text in the text field above it (e.g. "matte").

Multimedia Notebook Charts as of May 2016

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
186%12/2015Dell XPS 15-9550 i7Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.1 kg17 mm15.6"3840x2160glossy
286%11/2015Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
8 GB Memory, 1000 GB Hybrid
3.1 kg25 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
385%03/2016Asus N752VX-GC131TAsus N752VX-GC131T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
3.2 kg33.2 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
485%06/2015Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
Intel Core i7-4870HQ
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2 kg18 mm15.4"2880x1800glossy
585%03/2016Asus N552VX-FY103TAsus N552VX-FY103T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
8 GB Memory, 1000 GB Hybrid
2.5 kg29.9 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
684%11/2015Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
Intel Core i7-6500U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
8 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
2.4 kg23.9 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
783%06/2015MSI PE60-2QEi581MSI PE60-2QEi581
Intel Core i5-4210H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
8 GB Memory, 1000 GB HDD
2.3 kg27 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
882%03/2016Asus GL752VW-T4168TAsus GL752VW-T4168T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
3 kg32 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
982%08/2015Asus GL552JX-CN154HAsus GL552JX-CN154H
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
8 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
2.6 kg33 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
1081%12/2015HP ProBook 470 G3HP ProBook 470 G3
Intel Core i7-6500U
AMD Radeon R7 M340
8 GB Memory, 1000 GB HDD
2.6 kg26 mm17.3"1920x1080matte

Top 10 of the previous 12 months at the time of writing - current articles are listed first

Editors' Comments

1st

Teething troubles: Dell XPS 15-9550 i7 UHD SSD
Teething troubles: Dell XPS 15-9550 i7 UHD SSD

Dell's XPS 15-9550 (i7, UHD; see review) was one of the most anticipated notebooks of 2015. Our review took a long time and many Dell fans complained to us. Several bugs spoiled the really positive atmosphere around the 15-inch device with an Infinity Edge Display. Apparently, Dell was not expecting that much attention from tech-savvy customers and reviewers and hastily launched its XPS before Christmas with a BIOS revision, which on the one hand fixed the low-power states from the SSD and on the other hand throttled the processor quite heavily. These problems were fixed in another BIOS update in early January 2016, but they left a small technical PR disaster and annoyed editors who had to check the performance several times due to interim BIOS versions.

In terms of technology, the XPS 15 plays in the top league. The Core i7-6700HQ makes Apple's MacBook Pro Retina 15 with Haswell 4870HQ obsolete. The NVMe SSD from Samsung performs very well, too. The GeForce GTX 960M belongs to the upper mid-range. Thus, all games should run at least in Full HD. Such high CPU and gaming performance have been packed in a chassis with a height of only 17 mm (~0.7 in). The dual fan cooling system works very well without getting extraordinarily loud or annoying. The display, an IGZO from Sharp, is one of the best UHD panels. Brightness - even on battery - gamut (98% of sRGB) and contrast are stunning, not to speak of the crisp-looking image in a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels.

Excellent build quality combined with good maintainability and very compact dimensions. The cooling solution acts reasonably and performance fans will not be disappointed after the BIOS update. The good sound from the speakers and the future-proof Thunderbolt 3 complete the package.

The entry-level XPS 15 model (i5, FHD; see review) comes with a Core i5-6300HQ, a hybrid hard drive, and Full HD. Moreover, the battery is smaller than the top model's (56 Wh vs. 84 Wh). The first makes for a battery life of 5:30 hours, which is acceptable, if you consider that an Apple MB Pro Retina 15 2015 has to carry 99.5 Wh for 7 hours. The entry-level XPS 15 looks the same as the XPS 15 i7/UHD in second place on the list of variants. Thus, it also brings the same advantages, including Infinity Edge Display, and an elegant, stable carbon fiber chassis. Dell has fixed the heavy CPU throttling with the BIOS 1.1.15 also in the Core i5 model. Thus the laptop had relatively few weaknesses at the end of the test period.

Dell XPS 15-9550 i7 UHD

Dell XPS 15-9550 i5 FHD

2nd

For gamers: Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
For gamers: Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4

The Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4 (see review) is the expensive upscale configuration of the Aspire V 17 Nitro series. A GeForce GTX 960M distinguishes the 17-inch device fundamentally from the 15-inch low-voltage configuration VN7-572G, which is currently in the 5th place. The latter does not require a dual-fan because of its 15-watt processor and the "smaller" GTX 950M.

Unfortunately, choosing the right components is not easy. The buyer will have to work their way through many configurations until they (hopefully) find their desired configuration.

There are many options. For example, QHD+ or FHD resolution for the display. The reviewer calls the 45-watt system a relentless performance package especially for gaming enthusiasts. Here, we want to mention the keyboard in particular, an important aspect for gamers, which has been improved. However, we think that the lack of maintenance hatches is a disadvantage. Although many components can still be replaced, it requires more care and effort. We have already reviewed the following variants.

ModelSizeTFTCPUGPURAMHDD/SSDPrice
Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-572G-79DV15.6"3840x2160i7-6700HQGTX 960M16 GB 512 GB SSD + 1 TB HDDfrom €1899
Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-572G-54YG15.6"1920x1080i5-6200U945M8 GB 1 TB HDDfrom €879
Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-792G-74Q417.3"1920x1080i7-6700HQNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960MGTX 960M8 GB1 TB SSHDfrom €1219
Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-792G-55SF17.3"1920x1080i5-6300HQNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M945M8 GB1 TB SSHDfrom €949
Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-572G-72L015.6"1920x1080i7-6500UGTX 950M8 GB128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDDfrom €1199

The most expensive model is the QHD+ configuration with a large SSD and even more RAM priced at about 1900 Euros (~$2143). We assigned our Editor's Choice Award to the test model priced at 1230 Euros (~$1388) in December 2015.

Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-572G-79DV

Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-572G-54YG

Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-792G-74Q4

Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-792G-55SF

Discussion

3rd

not perfect, yet quite good: Asus N752VX-GC131T
not perfect, yet quite good: Asus N752VX-GC131T

The 17-inch device from Asus achieved a place far up in our Top 10 right away and even ranked in ahead of its 15-inch sibling Asus N552VX. The N752VX-GC131T (see review) is a variant with an SSD. While Acer confuses customers of the Nitro series with Black Edition/Non-Black Edition, Thunderbolt yes/no, 15 -watt or 45- SoC, Asus follows a consistent approach. Regardless of whether 15 or 17 inches, the 45-watt Skylake processor and the GTX 950M are standard in this series. Unfortunately, all models use GDDR3 VRAM, which reduces the potential of the Nvidia chip significantly. Presumably, Asus aims to keep a significant difference compared to the GL752VW, a 17-inch device with a GeForce GTX 960M and GDDR5. In terms of gaming, Acer's Black Edition VN7-792G with GTX 960M performs significantly better.

Asus has done many things right with its multimedia bundle. It scores with a high-performance CPU, a great sound system and an outstanding screen, all placed in a very elegantly designed casing.

The tester was pleased with the desktop replacement characteristics of the N752VX such as the quiet cooling system, good input devices, matte IPS display and a good sound. The combination from SSD+HDD provides a lot of storage space. The premium build quality is delightful. However, this should be standard for a price of about 1300 Euros (~$1467). Unfortunately, the manufacturer has restricted the maintainability. The user cannot even reach the fan without dismantling the entire chassis. The small maintenance hatch covers only the RAM slot and the 2.5-inch SATA bay.

ModelSizeTFTCPUGPURAMHDD/SSDPrice
ASUS N752VX-GB147T17.3"3840x2160i7-6700HQGTX 950M8 GB1TB HDD + 512GB SSDfrom €1700
ASUS N752VX-GC146T17.3"1920x1080i7-6700HQGTX 950M8 GB1TB HDD + 512GB SSDfrom €1500
ASUS N752VX-GC131T 17.3"1920x1080i7-6700HQGTX 950M8 GB1TB HDD + 256 GB SSD from €1300

4th

Leader: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2015-05
Leader: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2015-05

Apple has been slow in refreshing their MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (2013) (see review). The look of the 2015 model has remained the same. Even after more than three years, the all-aluminum case sets standards in terms of material, quality, and stability. Unfortunately, this is also true for maintenance limitations. The bottom panel is fixed with Pentalobe screws. Beneath it, the user reaches a motherboard with proprietary and soldered components (including CPU, GPU, and RAM). The Retina display features a fine resolution of 2280x1800 pixels, but competitors such as the new Dell XPS 15 2016 (currently under review) feature even higher resolutions. We are excited to see if the new XPS 15 can keep up in terms of professional color precision and coverage.

In terms of performance, there is a very fast SSD connected to the PCI Express 3.0 interface. We have seldom come across such a fast SSD. Users who move or copy large data packets frequently will particularly benefit from this. Only SSDs connected via Skylake and PCI Express will bring this type of performance to expensive Windows notebooks. The tester criticized the Haswell quad-core CPU, not because it was slow, but rather because the 15-inch device would have benefited from Broadwell's efficiency, particularly because of its slim chassis. Nevertheless, temperature and system noise are not high in our comparison; quite the contrary. The Radeon GPU shines with a great OpenCL performance, but Nvidia's Maxwell GPUs would have delivered higher 3D performance.

5th

Less convincing than the predecessor: Asus N552VX-FY103T
Less convincing than the predecessor: Asus N552VX-FY103T

The Asus N552VX-FY103T includes everything that is required, but it delivers a short battery life of only 4:30 hours. It is the successor of the popular N551JK with the same look. The main attraction of the predecessor was the strong GTX 960M graphics, which is also used in the high-end model of the Aspire Nitro Black Edition. The predecessor came with a 45-watt Haswell CPU. Although this processor is not slow, it is no longer modern. Nevertheless, the sale of the Haswell model will go well, since the "new" GeForce 950M with only 2048 MB of DDR3 VRAM is by far not as attractive as the GeForce GTX 960M (4 GB GDDR5 of VRAM) in the N551JW. Thus, buyers have to do with medium presets and HD resolution (1366x768), whereas Full HD was possible in the predecessor (1920x1080).

This is a clear step backwards, with which Asus probably aimed to strengthen the position of their gaming models. Or maybe not? The Asus GL552JX in 7th place features the same "weak" 950M + DDR3 solution. Gaming fireballs come with GDDR5 / 960M or better. Moreover, the reviewer observed throttling on battery, which has an impact on games and applications. Asus has made maintenance difficult. You cannot reach the free M.2 slot via the maintenance hatch. The same is true for the fan (cleaning).

With the Asus N552VX-FY103T, you will get a really well-made platform if you can do without Blu-ray, 4K display and frequent high-preset gaming sessions and usually use the notebook with a power adapter. The build quality is flawless and so are the display, the sound, the input devices, the performance (in mains operation), temperature, and emissions.

However, the N552VX also has many advantages. It did not get 5th immediately behind the MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch 2015 without reason. You cannot complain about the performance in mains operation. The Core i7-6700HQ uses its maximum Turbo. An SSD could take the load from the HDD and improve the system performance. Prolific writers will be happy with the excellent input devices. Emissions and temperatures do not have to be mentioned, since they hardly exist. The display from LG Philips significantly exceeds the class level: better DeltaE deviation (out-of-the-box), high contrast, and very good brightness, which does not drop even on battery mode.

The price of 999 Euros (~$1110) is lower than the predecessor's, but this is alright in view of the lower GPU performance. Variants with SSD are available for a higher price, FHD is always standard.

6th

Acer Aspire VN7-572G
Acer Aspire VN7-572G

Acer has come up with a successor to the V 15 Nitro (VN7-572G-72L0; see review). This concerns the "simple" non-black edition with a 15-watt processor and GeForce GTX 950M. Now, the almost unchanged chassis houses Skylake hardware. "Simple" is not an entirely apt word because of vast features including M.2-SSD+HDD and a very good Full HD IPS display. You cannot complain about gaming performance, waste heat or system noise. This case has everything under control, including the good utilization of the CPU Turbo. There is hardly a performance gain compared to the Broadwell i7 predecessor and the GTX 850M was only slightly slower. On the other hand, the system requires less energy - but only when idle. Gaming is possible with up to Full HD details with beautiful colors and high contrast.

The Aspire V 15 Nitro is a well-made combination of technical performance and build quality. The flaws are quite negligible.

The Aspire V 15 has kept its quite good keyboard and the solid case with appropriate quality. Maintenance is still possible, but not easy for laymen, since the base unit has to be completely dismantled. Unfortunately, the battery life is for some inexplicable reason slightly shorter than the predecessors, although the capacity has remained the same. The performance is by far worse than Haswell / Skylake 45-watt models. Those who opt for the Black Edition with these SoCs will only get a marginally better system performance, but significantly higher processing performance, especially for multi-core apps. Finally, the GTX 960M in the Black Edition turns the notebook into a real gamer. 

7th

Display favorite: MSI PE60-2QEi581
Display favorite: MSI PE60-2QEi581

Elvis lives! MSI gave its new upscale 15 and 17-inch multimedia class the showy name "Prestige" (MSI PE70). With the PE60, MSI has created a 15-inch device that delivers a very good display, several features for professionals and full performance for work and gaming. With its GTX 960M graphics card and a 45-watt processor, the MSI PE60 can keep up with the meteorites in this chart - even though it comes with a Haswell processor. The CPU can use its Turbo potential excellently. The dual fan cooling system does a good job. The more expensive variant with an SSD and i7 quad-core CPU delivers a significantly higher performance, but almost cuts the Wi-Fi runtime in half.

Features for professionals still include a Qualcomm Killer e2200 Ethernet card, the excellent range of the Wi-Fi antennas, the shortcut manager and True Color (color profiles). The latter tool allows selecting color profiles for different fields of application. The sRGB color space is covered. The keys feature a backlight and always remain legible in brightness. The keyboard features several special keys or the F1 to F12 keys are configured with primary functions, which are suitable for professional use. Typing on the keys is very comfortable. However, the touchpad is disappointing because of its cheap-looking mechanical buttons (no ClickPad).

The chassis, which lacks perfect stability and did not appear absolutely elegant, is in contrast to the professional claim. By no means does the PE look ugly. However, when you hold it in your hands and look closely, you will notice a simple plastic base, a wobbly hinge cover and rickety mouse buttons. The finish of the keyboard side and lid is brushed aluminum, which appears sophisticated to the touch.

8th

the gamer: Asus GL752VW
the gamer: Asus GL752VW

With the GL752VW-T4168T, Asus aims to attract gamers. The powerful GTX 960M and Intel Core i7-6700HQ combination of upscale gaming performance costs 1400 Euros (~$1579). The display is a surprise: Instead of an IPS panel, Asus uses a relatively good TN model, which can impress with high contrast, acceptable viewing angles, and great color coverage. Unfortunately, the response times of the TN display are not shorter than those of most IPS panels'. In the opinion of the tester, the use of TN technology is questionable. Both, the "smaller" N752VX and the Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G competitor use IPS displays with a better TFT rating (88% and 89%, respectively vs. 82%).

The advantages are the premium build quality, ports such as USB Type-C, DisplayPort, very good use of the Turbo, and the abundance of variants (1000 to 1400 Euros/~$1128 to ~$1579). The manufacturer does not list a 4K panel option.

The reasonably priced Asus GL752VW does not reveal any serious issues that would prevent us from a purchase. Case, input devices and almost all technical aspects are impressive.

Nevertheless, there are points of criticism: The speakers are not as good as they could be in a 17-inch device. The interface layout is unfriendly and the battery cannot be reached from outside (albeit it is replaceable).

ModelSizeTFTCPUGPURAMHDD/SSDPrice
ROG GL752VW-T4251T17.3"1920x1080i7-6700HQGTX 960M GDDR58 GB2 TB HDD + 256 GB SSDfrom €1400
ROG GL752VW-T4243T17.3"1920x1080i7-6700HQGTX 960M GDDR58 GB1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSDfrom €1200
ROG GL752VW-T4108D17.3"1920x1080i7-6700HQGTX 960M GDDR58 GB1 TB HDD

from €999

9th

Gaming with limits: Asus GL552JX-CN154H
Gaming with limits: Asus GL552JX-CN154H

“Republic Of Gamers” usually suggests the most powerful gaming hardware from Asus. However, despite its price of 1200 Euros (~$1333), the GL552JX-CN154H belongs more in the entry-level gaming segment with its GeForce GTX 950M. However, gaming meteorites such as its Asus G751JY-T7009H sibling with the GTX 980M are even more expensive (2000 Euros/~$2222). Certainly, the "small" GL552JX cannot keep up with the 17-inch device. It weighs only 2.6 kg (~5.7 lb) instead of 4.16 kg (~9.2 lb) and is rather compact and mobile. The larger sibling is the GL752VW (GTX 960M) on the 8th place. 

The manufacturer handles temperature emissions and system noise well. CPU and GPU Turbos are used in practical scenarios. Throttling should be rather an exception, for example during our stress test. Gaming with limits refers to the slightly low gaming performance of the 950M model with DDR3 (1800 MHz). Small flaws in build quality and imperfect stability make us look wistfully to the aluminum finish of several competitors. Although color and shape uplift the plastic chassis, it is and remains the second choice. The tester did not like that the fans cannot be reached for cleaning, the reduced size of the number block and the speakers. The latter cannot completely reach the multimedia level. Those who can accept these compromises, but do not want to do without a contrast-rich display with wide viewing angles and good input devices, are well-advised with the GL552JX-CN154H. The Aspire Nitro Black Edition above with the GTX 960M is a real alternative.

10th

Serious worker: HP ProBook 470 G3
Serious worker: HP ProBook 470 G3

As a business all-rounder, the ProBook 470 G3 does not really fit into the multimedia range. Nevertheless, there is a reason for it being here: The AMD Radeon R7 M340 graphics card is powerful enough to also attract gamers. However, to be appealing is one thing, to meet expectations is another. The Radeon delivers a weak performance in our numerous gaming tests at the level of a GeForce 920M. The 17-inch device performs far worse than the Nitro speedsters from Acer. Probably, the ProBook 470 G3 does not even have to compete with this class since the 17-inch device is primarily a business-like desktop replacement for home use. The good input devices, the easy maintainability (free M.2 slot), the matte surfaces and the almost always low system noise are the essentials here. Apart from these, the display is an important aspect and HP does not blunder here:

The Full HD IPS model installed in the ProBook pleases with good contrast and decent brightness rate. Furthermore, we like the color reproduction and viewing-angle stability.

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Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
344 cd/m² ∼49%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
326 cd/m² ∼47%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
340 cd/m² ∼49%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
315 cd/m² ∼45%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
304 cd/m² ∼43%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
310 cd/m² ∼44%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
282 cd/m² ∼40%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
268 cd/m² ∼38%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
317 cd/m² ∼45%
HP ProBook 470 G3
291 cd/m² ∼42%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
90 % ∼90%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
88 % ∼88%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
88 % ∼88%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
82 % ∼82%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
85 % ∼85%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
86 % ∼86%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
90 % ∼90%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
82 % ∼82%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
91 % ∼91%
HP ProBook 470 G3
88 % ∼88%
Black Level (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
0.38 cd/m² * ∼8%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
0.32 cd/m² * ∼6%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
0.34 cd/m² * ∼7%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
0.34 cd/m² * ∼7%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
0.34 cd/m² * ∼7%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
0.33 cd/m² * ∼7%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
0.35 cd/m² * ∼7%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
0.25 cd/m² * ∼5%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
0.31 cd/m² * ∼6%
HP ProBook 470 G3
0.32 cd/m² * ∼6%
Contrast (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
950 :1; ∼59%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
1081 :1; ∼68%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
1041 :1; ∼65%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
1003 :1; ∼63%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
988 :1; ∼62%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
994 :1; ∼62%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
857 :1; ∼54%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
1156 :1; ∼72%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
1052 :1; ∼66%
HP ProBook 470 G3
981 :1; ∼61%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
5.34 * ∼36%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
4.01 * ∼27%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
3.56 * ∼24%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
2.07 * ∼14%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
5.26 * ∼35%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
4.74 * ∼32%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
1.8 * ∼12%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
6.49 * ∼43%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
4.14 * ∼28%
HP ProBook 470 G3
3.43 * ∼23%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
4.84 * ∼32%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
3.58 * ∼24%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
0.79 * ∼5%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
1.9 * ∼13%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
4.26 * ∼28%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
3.15 * ∼21%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
2.18 * ∼15%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
7.8 * ∼52%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
5.46 * ∼36%
HP ProBook 470 G3
3.72 * ∼25%
Gamma (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
2.21 * ∼63%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
2.23 * ∼64%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
2.39 * ∼68%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
2.62 * ∼75%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
2.35 * ∼67%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
2.51 * ∼72%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
2.37 * ∼68%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
2.6 * ∼74%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
2.44 * ∼70%
HP ProBook 470 G3
2.39 * ∼68%
CCT (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
7395 ∼99%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
6426 ∼86%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
6536 ∼87%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
6514 ∼87%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
6758 ∼90%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
6336 ∼84%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
6837 ∼91%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
8187 ∼109%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
7574 ∼101%
HP ProBook 470 G3
6764 ∼90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
89 % ∼89%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
55 % ∼55%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
58 % ∼58%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
57 % ∼57%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
54 % ∼54%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
64 % ∼64%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
60 % ∼60%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
64 % ∼64%
HP ProBook 470 G3
59.8 % ∼60%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
100 % ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
91 % ∼91%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
88 % ∼88%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
82 % ∼82%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
97 % ∼97%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
95 % ∼95%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
97 % ∼97%
HP ProBook 470 G3
92 % ∼92%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
31.4 dB * ∼63%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
32.6 dB * ∼65%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
33.1 dB * ∼66%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
29.6 dB * ∼59%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
32.8 dB * ∼66%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
32 dB * ∼64%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
30 dB * ∼60%
HP ProBook 470 G3
30 dB * ∼60%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
32.5 dB * ∼65%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
32.6 dB * ∼65%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
32 dB * ∼64%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
33.2 dB * ∼66%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
32.1 dB * ∼64%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
32.8 dB * ∼66%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
32 dB * ∼64%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
30 dB * ∼60%
HP ProBook 470 G3
30 dB * ∼60%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
33.6 dB * ∼67%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
33.4 dB * ∼67%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
33.9 dB * ∼68%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
33.2 dB * ∼66%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
32.8 dB * ∼66%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
35.4 dB * ∼71%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
32 dB * ∼64%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP ProBook 470 G3
30 dB * ∼60%
Load Average (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
45.2 dB * ∼90%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
36.5 dB * ∼73%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
34.6 dB * ∼69%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
46 dB * ∼92%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
37.7 dB * ∼75%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
41.4 dB * ∼83%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
42.3 dB * ∼85%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
43.8 dB * ∼88%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
36.9 dB * ∼74%
HP ProBook 470 G3
35.1 dB * ∼70%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
46 dB * ∼92%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
48 dB * ∼96%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
41.7 dB * ∼83%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
46 dB * ∼92%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
43.4 dB * ∼87%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
48.4 dB * ∼97%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
47.4 dB * ∼95%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
44 dB * ∼88%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
44.7 dB * ∼89%
HP ProBook 470 G3
38.9 dB * ∼78%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
55.9 °C * ∼93%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
43.8 °C * ∼73%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
34.9 °C * ∼58%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
43.2 °C * ∼72%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
41.5 °C * ∼69%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
48.4 °C * ∼81%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
45.5 °C * ∼76%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
44.1 °C * ∼74%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
46.3 °C * ∼77%
HP ProBook 470 G3
43 °C * ∼72%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
50 °C * ∼83%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
41.4 °C * ∼69%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
38.9 °C * ∼65%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
39 °C * ∼65%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
39 °C * ∼65%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
46 °C * ∼77%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
37.5 °C * ∼63%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
44.8 °C * ∼75%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
41.5 °C * ∼69%
HP ProBook 470 G3
45.8 °C * ∼76%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
28.1 °C * ∼47%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
30.7 °C * ∼51%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
23.9 °C * ∼40%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
30 °C * ∼50%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
26.2 °C * ∼44%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
28.9 °C * ∼48%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
35.8 °C * ∼60%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
33.6 °C * ∼56%
HP ProBook 470 G3
32.5 °C * ∼54%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
27.9 °C * ∼47%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
33 °C * ∼55%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
24.5 °C * ∼41%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
29.3 °C * ∼49%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
26.4 °C * ∼44%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
27.9 °C * ∼47%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
38.7 °C * ∼65%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
30.9 °C * ∼52%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
32.7 °C * ∼55%
HP ProBook 470 G3
35.6 °C * ∼59%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
528 min ∼20%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
410 min ∼15%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
428 min ∼16%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
1039 min ∼38%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
357 min ∼13%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
761 min ∼28%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
345 min ∼13%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
305 min ∼11%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
223 min ∼8%
HP ProBook 470 G3
490 min ∼18%
Load (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
125 min ∼5%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
96 min ∼4%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
79 min ∼3%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
105 min ∼4%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
68 min ∼3%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
118 min ∼4%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
85 min ∼3%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
64 min ∼2%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
100 min ∼4%
HP ProBook 470 G3
81 min ∼3%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
309 min ∼11%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
254 min ∼9%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
237 min ∼9%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
432 min ∼16%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
268 min ∼10%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
359 min ∼13%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
168 min ∼6%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
182 min ∼7%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
221 min ∼8%
HP ProBook 470 G3
277 min ∼10%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
12.5 Watt * ∼13%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
5.8 Watt * ∼6%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
7 Watt * ∼7%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
6 Watt * ∼6%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
7 Watt * ∼7%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
5.2 Watt * ∼5%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
21.8 Watt * ∼22%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
14.5 Watt * ∼15%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
6.2 Watt * ∼6%
HP ProBook 470 G3
5.7 Watt * ∼6%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
19.6 Watt * ∼20%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
9 Watt * ∼9%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
12.8 Watt * ∼13%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
12.8 Watt * ∼13%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
10.9 Watt * ∼11%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
9.4 Watt * ∼9%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
26.1 Watt * ∼26%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
19.3 Watt * ∼19%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
10.3 Watt * ∼10%
HP ProBook 470 G3
11.3 Watt * ∼11%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
22.8 Watt * ∼23%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
14.7 Watt * ∼15%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
15.2 Watt * ∼15%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
13.3 Watt * ∼13%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
12.9 Watt * ∼13%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
10.8 Watt * ∼11%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
26.6 Watt * ∼27%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
19.5 Watt * ∼20%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
12.2 Watt * ∼12%
HP ProBook 470 G3
12.2 Watt * ∼12%
Load Average (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
102 Watt * ∼29%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
85 Watt * ∼24%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
80 Watt * ∼23%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
82.4 Watt * ∼24%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
72 Watt * ∼21%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
60 Watt * ∼17%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
88.5 Watt * ∼25%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
78 Watt * ∼22%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
77 Watt * ∼22%
HP ProBook 470 G3
44.8 Watt * ∼13%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
107 Watt * ∼31%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
121.5 Watt * ∼35%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
108 Watt * ∼31%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
91.8 Watt * ∼26%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
109 Watt * ∼31%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
80.9 Watt * ∼23%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
119.7 Watt * ∼34%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
100 Watt * ∼29%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
105 Watt * ∼30%
HP ProBook 470 G3
66.3 Watt * ∼19%

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
5477 Points ∼26%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
5709 Points ∼27%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
4596 Points ∼22%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
3942 Points ∼19%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
4579 Points ∼22%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
4160 Points ∼20%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
4999 Points ∼24%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
5327 Points ∼25%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
4488 Points ∼21%
HP ProBook 470 G3
2272 Points ∼11%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
48680 Points ∼26%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
84659 Points ∼46%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
62475 Points ∼34%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
92723 Points ∼50%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
58288 Points ∼32%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
44588 Points ∼24%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
51289 Points ∼28%
HP ProBook 470 G3
41790 Points ∼23%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Standard Score (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
3909 Points ∼17%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
4061 Points ∼17%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
2866 Points ∼12%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
2350 Points ∼10%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
2917 Points ∼12%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
2722 Points ∼12%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
3778 Points ∼16%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
3913 Points ∼17%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
2726 Points ∼12%
HP ProBook 470 G3
1095 Points ∼5%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
5480 Points ∼69%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
4671 Points ∼59%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
5268 Points ∼66%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
5480 Points ∼69%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
4714 Points ∼59%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
3624 Points ∼46%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
3275 Points ∼41%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
5544 Points ∼70%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
5829 Points ∼73%
HP ProBook 470 G3
2998 Points ∼38%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
3121 Points ∼55%
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4
3751 Points ∼66%
Asus N752VX-GC131T
3480 Points ∼61%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05
3821 Points ∼67%
Asus N552VX-FY103T
3452 Points ∼61%
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0
3447 Points ∼61%
MSI PE60-2QEi581
3114 Points ∼55%
Asus GL752VW-T4168T
3434 Points ∼61%
Asus GL552JX-CN154H
3637 Points ∼64%
HP ProBook 470 G3
3399 Points ∼60%

Legend

 
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
 
Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition VN7-792G-74Q4 Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
 
Asus N752VX-GC131T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Lite-On CV1-8B256
 
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2015-05 Intel Core i7-4870HQ, AMD Radeon R9 M370X, Apple SSD SM0512G
 
Asus N552VX-FY103T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Toshiba MQ02ABD100H
 
Acer Aspire VN7-572G-72L0 Intel Core i7-6500U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Lite-On CV1-8B128
 
MSI PE60-2QEi581 Intel Core i5-4210H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
 
Asus GL752VW-T4168T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF mSATA
 
Asus GL552JX-CN154H Intel Core i7-4720HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Micron M600 MTFDDAV128MBF
 
HP ProBook 470 G3 Intel Core i7-6500U, AMD Radeon R7 M340, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0

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