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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Martina Osztovits (translated by Martina Osztovits), 10/18/2014

October 2014 update. Here you will find the current best 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 purchase decisions.

For the original German article, see here.

Every month Notebookcheck reviews numerous notebooks of all kinds. Several of them are multimedia devices. We call laptops of 14-inch size or bigger multimedia laptops if they are all-round laptops given the configuration selected by the manufacturer.

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 multimedia laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck in the previous 12 months and relevant devices which 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 October 2014

Pos. RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionFinish
189%07/14
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 2013
Intel Core i7 4850HQ
Nvidia GeForce GT 750M
16 GB RAM, SSD
from $1849 at Amazon 
2.0 kg18 mm15.42880x1800glossy
288%12/13

Dell XPS 15
Intel Core i7 4702HQ
Nvidia GeForce GT 750M
16 GB RAM, SSD
from $2299 at Amazon

2.0 kg18 mm15.63200x1800glossy
383%06/14
Asus N750JK
Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GT 850M
8 GB RAM, HDD
from $1449 at Amazon
3.1 kg30 mm17.31920x1080matte
483%

10/13

Dell Inspiron 15-7537
Intel Core i7 4500U
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
16 GB RAM, SSD
from $1099 at Amazon
2.6 kg22 mm15.61920x1080glossy
582%08/14
Acer Aspire V5-573G
Intel Core i5 4210U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
8 GB RAM, SSHD
from €$999 at Amazon
2.0 kg21 mm15.61920x1080matte
681%

10/14

new!

HP Envy 15-k010ng
Intel Core i7 4510U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
12 GB RAM, SSD
from €1061 at Amazon

2.3 kg26 mm15.61920x1080matte
781%

06/14

Asus N550JK
Intel Core i5 4200H
Nvidia GeForce GT 850M
8 GB RAM, HDD
from $1079 at Amazon
2.4 kg27 mm15.61920x1080matte
881%11/13Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
Intel Core i7 4500U
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
16 GB RAM, HDD
from €1135 at Amazon
3.3 kg25 mm17.31920x1080glossy
980%

09/14

new!

Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
Intel Core i7 4500U
AMD Radeon R7 M260
8 GB RAM, HDD
from €759 at Amazon

2.2 kg30 mm15.61920x1080glossy
1080%08/14Acer Aspire E5-771G
Intel Core i5 4210U
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
8 GB RAM, HDD
from $711 at Amazon
2.9 kg28 mm17.31920x1080matte

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

Editors' Comments

Leader: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 (2013)
Leader: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 (2013)
Follower: Dell XPS 15
Follower: Dell XPS 15
Asus N750: 17-inch multimedia all-rounder
Asus N750: 17-inch multimedia all-rounder
Inspiron 15-7537: well-built
Inspiron 15-7537: well-built
Cheap gaming laptop: Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
Cheap gaming laptop: Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
HP Envy 15-k010ng: Display disappointment
HP Envy 15-k010ng: Display disappointment
Asus N550: full sound thanks to external subwoofer
Asus N550: full sound thanks to external subwoofer
Dell Inspiron 7737: Clean aluminum design
Dell Inspiron 7737: Clean aluminum design
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182: Display highlight
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182: Display highlight

1st

Although Apple's MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (2013) is already available for a while, it did not come to us earlier, since it only marginally differs from its predecessor. Alike its predecessor the notebook impresses with a high-end case, very good input devices, and an extraordinary good high-res Retina display. You can save money when selecting the CPU. An Intel Iris Pro Graphics integrated in the CPU or optionally an Nvidia GT 750M GPU can be configured. The start price ranges from 2000 to 2600 Euro depending on the configuration.

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2nd

Even if we reviewed Dell's XPS 15 quite a while ago, it is still a top multimedia device in Dell's online shop. The laptop features an Intel quad core CPU and a GT 750M graphics solution from Nvidia. Cheap entry-level models (from 1399 Euro) optionally also come with an Intel i5-4200H CPU and without dedicated GPU. If you choose one of the top models, you can also appreciate the razor-sharp image of the QHD display (3200 x 1800 pixels). An FHD display is available as alternative. In our review, the XPS particularly convinced with its high-end case, the QHD display and the battery life of up to 9 hours.

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3rd

Asus' N750JK multimedia notebook with a size of 17-inch largely convinced in our test. With Intel quad core CPU (standard voltage) and Nvidia GTX 850M, which is already based on the new Maxwell architecture, it is also suitable for friends of PC games. While the built-in display has an ergonomic matte surface, it looses points in brightness of the colors. With a battery life of above 5 hours in realistic scenarios, the 17-incher convinces in mobility.

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4th

Dell's Inspiron 15-7537 is a versatile 15-inch notebook. Powerful components like the GeForce GT 750M, Intel Core i7-4500U and SSD are inside a high-quality and noble aluminum chassis. The input devices are just as good as the Full HD IPS panel. The latter provides a high contrast and accurate colors. Thanks to the low temperature development and the long battery runtimes, the Inspiron 15-7537 is also a good working device. Unfortunately you have to live with a glossy display, even though it is not a touchscreen.

» read the review » buy the notebook

5th

The Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii model with GeForce GTX 850M (Maxwell) could be even considered a gaming notebook, but it only costs 799 Euro. Besides, the 15.6-incher features the popular FHD resolution and a contrast-rich IPS display! Is there anything left to be desired? While the low voltage processor slightly decreases the frame rates, the gaming performance is still outstanding in this price range. Apart from native FullHD, almost all titles of 2013 are playable with maximum details. We liked the good battery life of just under six hours in our WiFi test.

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6th

HP provides a decent 15-inch device for gaming with the Envy 15-k010ng, which stands out from the competition in the medium price range with its GeForce GTX 850M. In combination with the fast SSD and the Core i7 there shouldn't be any performance issues. However, we noticed during the review that the GeForce GTX 850M runs with a reduced clock, which limits the gaming performance a bit. The device is usually very quiet and cool, and the sturdy and sophisticated construction is convenient. Drawbacks are the missing maintenance cover, the mediocre sound and the bad viewing angles of the TN panel. The latter in particular is not really suited for a high-performance device.

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7th

The Asus N550's design and features are partly identical to its bigger N750 brother's, but it uses a different chassis (only only SATA slot). The throughout powerful GTX 850M from Nvidia is also available for the N550. Alike the bigger N750, it is delivered with an external subwoofer, which improves the sound volume of the device.

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8th

The Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304 is the big brother of the Inspiron 15-7537 and has the same aluminum finish. The build quality is clean, but the chassis still cannot keep up with the stability of the 15-inch Inspiron. The display is a TN LED panel, which has a high contrast, but bad viewing angles. The device deserves praise for the low temperature and noise development, the good maintainability as well as the full utilization of the CPU/GPU Turbo. Drawback: The weak feedback from the keyboard might be disappointing for some frequent writers.

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9th

The Satellite L50-B-182 is Toshiba's all-rounder for the lower price range. There are several configurations, our review unit was the top version with a Core i7-4500U, Radeon R7 M260 and Full HD IPS panel. The notebook looks pretty normal, solid, but also boring. The graphics card is not powerful enough for a decent gaming performance. A GeForce 840 beats the AMD model by around 40 %. Laudable are the high brightness of the panel as well as the color accuracy and the contrast. The input devices are pretty decent, but business users might be scared off by the glossy panel.

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10th

Acer's Aspire E5-771G is a cheap 17 inch multimedia laptop. With its Nvidia 840M graphics cards it is apt for gaming with low graphics quality. We liked the matte FHD display with high brightness and contrast. Alternatively, the device is also available without dedicated GPU and without OS under the name E5-771. Thereby, the price drops below 500 Euro.

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Recent Multimedia Awards

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Screen
Brightness Center (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
332 cd/m² ∼47%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
349 cd/m² ∼50%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
275 cd/m² ∼39%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
271 cd/m² ∼39%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
326 cd/m² ∼47%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
343 cd/m² ∼49%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
284 cd/m² ∼41%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
336 cd/m² ∼48%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
323 cd/m² ∼46%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
391 cd/m² ∼56%
Black Level (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
0.3326 cd/m² * ∼7%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
0.21 cd/m² * ∼4%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
0.31 cd/m² * ∼6%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
0.25 cd/m² * ∼5%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
0.56 cd/m² * ∼11%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
0.75 cd/m² * ∼15%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
0.388 cd/m² * ∼8%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
0.29 cd/m² * ∼6%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
0.31 cd/m² * ∼6%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
0.42 cd/m² * ∼8%
Contrast (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
998 :1; ∼62%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
1662 :1; ∼104%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
887 :1; ∼55%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
1084 :1; ∼68%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
582 :1; ∼36%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
457 :1; ∼29%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
732 :1; ∼46%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
1159 :1; ∼72%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
1042 :1; ∼65%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
931 :1; ∼58%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
1.95 * ∼13%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
8.27 * ∼55%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
4.77 * ∼32%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
6.22 * ∼41%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
3.2 * ∼21%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
9.72 * ∼65%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
5.24 * ∼35%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
9.67 * ∼64%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
4 * ∼27%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
9.92 * ∼66%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
2.11 * ∼14%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
7.99 * ∼53%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
4.77 * ∼32%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
6.72 * ∼45%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
3.65 * ∼24%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
11.24 * ∼75%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
7.7 * ∼51%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
9.64 * ∼64%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
2.24 * ∼15%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
11.1 * ∼74%
Gamma (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
2.34 * ∼47%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
3.42 * ∼68%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
2.3 * ∼46%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
2.47 * ∼49%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
2.29 * ∼46%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
2.3 * ∼46%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
2.63 * ∼53%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
2.67 * ∼53%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
2.46 * ∼49%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
2.5 * ∼50%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
60.6 % ∼61%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
69.08 % ∼69%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
55 % ∼55%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
58 % ∼58%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
46 % ∼46%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
47 % ∼47%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
54 % ∼54%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
54 % ∼54%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
28 dB * ∼56%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
28.0 dB * ∼56%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
29.5 dB * ∼59%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
30 dB * ∼60%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
29.7 dB * ∼59%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
33.8 dB * ∼68%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
31.9 dB * ∼64%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
31.6 dB * ∼63%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
30.8 dB * ∼62%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
28 dB * ∼56%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
28.0 dB * ∼56%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
30 dB * ∼60%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
31 dB * ∼62%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
33.8 dB * ∼68%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
33 dB * ∼66%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
31.7 dB * ∼63%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
31.2 dB * ∼62%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
28 dB * ∼56%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
29.8 dB * ∼60%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
34.8 dB * ∼70%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
32.4 dB * ∼65%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
30.6 dB * ∼61%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
31 dB * ∼62%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
33.9 dB * ∼68%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
33 dB * ∼66%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
31.7 dB * ∼63%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
31.4 dB * ∼63%
Load Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
35.8 dB * ∼72%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
42.1 dB * ∼84%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
34.8 dB * ∼70%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
32.4 dB * ∼65%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
39.7 dB * ∼79%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
41.8 dB * ∼84%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
41.9 dB * ∼84%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
38.8 dB * ∼78%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
41.7 dB * ∼83%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
33 dB * ∼66%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
45.8 dB * ∼92%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
42.1 dB * ∼84%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
40.9 dB * ∼82%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
42.5 dB * ∼85%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
40 dB * ∼80%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
43 dB * ∼86%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
43.6 dB * ∼87%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
44.3 dB * ∼89%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
41.7 dB * ∼83%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
39 dB * ∼78%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
46 °C * ∼77%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
48.4 °C * ∼81%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
46.1 °C * ∼77%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
51.1 °C * ∼85%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
52.3 °C * ∼87%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
44.2 °C * ∼74%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
48.5 °C * ∼81%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
52.6 °C * ∼88%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
46.6 °C * ∼78%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
36 °C * ∼60%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
42 °C * ∼70%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
64.6 °C * ∼108%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
44.2 °C * ∼74%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
44.6 °C * ∼74%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
50.2 °C * ∼84%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
43 °C * ∼72%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
46.3 °C * ∼77%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
55 °C * ∼92%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
53.5 °C * ∼89%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
40 °C * ∼67%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
34 °C * ∼57%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
35.6 °C * ∼59%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
26.8 °C * ∼45%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
26.3 °C * ∼44%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
31.3 °C * ∼52%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
28.2 °C * ∼47%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
29 °C * ∼48%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
33.3 °C * ∼56%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
29.6 °C * ∼49%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
30 °C * ∼50%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
33 °C * ∼55%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
39.2 °C * ∼65%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
26.6 °C * ∼44%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
27 °C * ∼45%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
33.9 °C * ∼57%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
27.3 °C * ∼46%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
28.7 °C * ∼48%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
29.1 °C * ∼49%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
31.4 °C * ∼52%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
33 °C * ∼55%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
853 min ∼32%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
850 min ∼31%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
453 min ∼17%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
727 min ∼27%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
624 min ∼23%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
507 min ∼19%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
305 min ∼11%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
462 min ∼17%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
456 min ∼17%
Load (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
181 min ∼7%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
130 min ∼5%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
52 min ∼2%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
67 min ∼2%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
159 min ∼6%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
77 min ∼3%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
61 min ∼2%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
121 min ∼4%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
108 min ∼4%
WiFi (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
551 min ∼20%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
530 min ∼20%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
321 min ∼12%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
392 min ∼15%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
346 min ∼13%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
249 min ∼9%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
220 min ∼8%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
385 min ∼14%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
207 min ∼8%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
195 min ∼7%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
7.6 Watt * ∼8%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
10.2 Watt * ∼10%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
6.5 Watt * ∼7%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
5.4 Watt * ∼5%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
7.2 Watt * ∼7%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
5.3 Watt * ∼5%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
17.6 Watt * ∼18%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
5.2 Watt * ∼5%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
4.0 Watt * ∼4%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
5.8 Watt * ∼6%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
15.6 Watt * ∼16%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
17.4 Watt * ∼17%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
15.5 Watt * ∼16%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
9.9 Watt * ∼10%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
17.4 Watt * ∼17%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
9.9 Watt * ∼10%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
24 Watt * ∼24%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
15.8 Watt * ∼16%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
9.3 Watt * ∼9%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
13.3 Watt * ∼13%
Load Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
80.4 Watt * ∼23%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
87.4 Watt * ∼25%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
85.9 Watt * ∼25%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
59.6 Watt * ∼17%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
54 Watt * ∼15%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
60.4 Watt * ∼17%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
83.5 Watt * ∼24%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
62 Watt * ∼18%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
46.7 Watt * ∼13%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
41.4 Watt * ∼12%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
88.5 Watt * ∼25%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
115.2 Watt * ∼33%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
118.6 Watt * ∼34%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
66.1 Watt * ∼19%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
85.9 Watt * ∼25%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
72.1 Watt * ∼21%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
108.7 Watt * ∼31%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
72 Watt * ∼21%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
55 Watt * ∼16%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
52.2 Watt * ∼15%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
15.1 Watt * ∼15%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
12.4 Watt * ∼12%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
9.9 Watt * ∼10%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
11.3 Watt * ∼11%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
9.8 Watt * ∼10%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
21.1 Watt * ∼21%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
13.5 Watt * ∼14%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
8.6 Watt * ∼9%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
11.6 Watt * ∼12%

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Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
2692 Points ∼19%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
2974 Points ∼21%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
4616 Points ∼32%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
2632 Points ∼18%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
3834 Points ∼27%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
3829 Points ∼27%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
4289 Points ∼30%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
2562 Points ∼18%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
1963 Points ∼14%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
2361 Points ∼16%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
72048 Points ∼45%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
55377 Points ∼34%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
90772 Points ∼56%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
36107 Points ∼22%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
45226 Points ∼28%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
42551 Points ∼26%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
77250 Points ∼48%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
44395 Points ∼28%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Standard Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
1800 Points ∼17%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
1953 Points ∼19%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
2766 Points ∼26%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
1756 Points ∼17%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
2506 Points ∼24%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
2391 Points ∼23%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
2697 Points ∼26%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
940 Points ∼9%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
1324 Points ∼13%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
5842 Points ∼88%
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
5937 Points ∼90%
Asus N750JK-T4042H
3205 Points ∼48%
Dell Inspiron 15-7537
5454 Points ∼82%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
3935 Points ∼59%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
5034 Points ∼76%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
2882 Points ∼44%
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304
2715 Points ∼41%
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182
2932 Points ∼44%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
2787 Points ∼42%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus N750JK-T4042H
3827 Points ∼77%
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii
3046 Points ∼62%
HP Envy 15-k010ng
3099 Points ∼63%
Asus N550JK-CN109H
3072 Points ∼62%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
2850 Points ∼58%

Legend

 
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10 Intel Core i7-4850HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Apple SSD SM0512F
 
Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013) Intel Core i7-4702HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Samsung SSD SM841 512GB
 
Asus N750JK-T4042H Intel Core i7-4700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
 
Dell Inspiron 15-7537 Intel Core i7-4500U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Samsung SSD SM841 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV
 
Acer Aspire V5-573G-54218G1Taii Intel Core i5-4210U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
 
HP Envy 15-k010ng Intel Core i7-4510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, Samsung PM851 Series MZNTE256HMHP
 
Asus N550JK-CN109H Intel Core i5-4200H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
 
Dell Inspiron 7737 CN77304 Intel Core i7-4500U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
 
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-182 Intel Core i7-4500U, AMD Radeon R7 M260, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
 
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q Intel Core i5-4210U, NVIDIA GeForce 840M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0

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Author: Martina Osztovits, 2014-10-18 (Update: 2014-10-18)