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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

Staff (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 02/19/2015

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

At the beginning of 2011 a new class of notebooks, the Ultrabooks, were initiated by Intel. Notebook manufacturers could use the protected designation "Ultrabook" if they met certain requirements, for example the CPU (Intel Haswell ULV), battery runtime (6 hours FHD playback) and dimensions (<21 mm; ~0.86 in). Therefore, this notebook class mainly consists of very mobile devices with slim cases and yet sufficient performance (Core i processors) for almost every display size. The latest versions also integrate a touchscreen.

Some of our review samples did not have a touch panel, in which case there are also configurations with an optional touchscreen. The corresponding devices are marked since there could be different ratings with optional touchscreens.

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

Ultrabook Charts as of February 2015

ScoreDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionFinishTouch
188%02/15

New!

Dell XPS 13-9343
Intel Core i5 5200U
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8 GB RAM, SSD from $969 at Amazon
1.27 kg18 mm13.33200x1800glossytouch
287%04/14HP EliteBook 840 G1
Intel Core i5 4600U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1479 at Amazon
1.8 kg21 mm14.01600x900matteopt.
386%11/14Asus Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H
Intel Core i7 4712HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
16 GB RAM, SSD
from $2676 at Amazon
2.25 kg25 mm15.63840x2160glossytouch
486%08/14Toshiba Portege Z30t
Intel Core i7 4500U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1386 at Amazon
1.4 kg20 mm13.3 1920x1080mattetouch
585%11/14Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
Intel Core i5 4210U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
4 GB RAM, HDD
from € 879 at Amazon
1.35 kg21 mm12.51920x1080matteopt.
685%05/14
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
Intel Core i7 4600U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1440 at Amazon
1.5 kg20 mm12.51920x1080matteopt.
785%05/14HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Intel Core i7 4650U
Intel HD Graphics 5000
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1865 at Amazon
1.5 kg17 mm14.01920x1080matteopt.
885%04/14Lenovo Thinkpad T440
Intel Core i7 4600U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, Hybrid
from $900 at Amazon
1.7 kg21 mm14.01600x900matteopt.
985%04/14Dell XPS 13
Intel Core i5 4200U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1155 at Amazon
1.4 kg21 mm13.31920x1080glossytouch
1084%02/15

New!

Dell Latitude 12 E7250
Intel Core i5 5300U
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
from €1354 at Amazon
1.5 kg19 mm12.51920x1080glossytouch

Top 10 of the previous 10 months at the time of writing the article, best rating first
Link: 
all reviewed ultrabooks ordered by total rating

Editors' Comments

Alpha leader: Dell XPS 13-9343 (2015)
Alpha leader: Dell XPS 13-9343 (2015)

1st

Dell's XPS 13 is still one of the best 13-inch devices on the market. The XPS 13-9343 is the latest redesign of the already impressive 2012 model. The chassis is now slightly lighter, and yet sophisticated and sturdy. The keyboard and touchpad inputs are still first-class, provide excellent feedback, and should satisfy professional users. The MacBook Air, which is traditionally a major rival, is easily beaten by the XPS 13. The latter primarily suffers from the "outdated" display. The Dell is impressive with 4K resolution (3200x1800), accurate colors, high brightness and a contrast that we rarely see: 2063:1. A display cannot be much better.

The author was impressed by the whole package of the XPS 13. The display, great battery runtimes of almost 10 hours (WLAN test), good build quality, fast system performance, even some maintainability and low emissions. Except for the somewhat limited port variety, there is actually nothing to criticize. However, Dell charges a premium price for its premium flagship: Almost 1400 Euros (~$1594).

» Read the review

Discussion
Workhorse: HP EliteBook 840 G1
Workhorse: HP EliteBook 840 G1

2nd

HP offers a suitable piece of hardware for the mobile business customer: The EliteBook 840 G1. There are several configurations, so you can adjust the EliteBook perfectly to your individual needs. The high-quality and sturdy chassis, very good input devices and comprehensive communications and connectivity options are pretty much standard in this product class. Depending on the usage scenario, the Intel CPU can be complemented by a dedicated GPU, and there is obviously almost every possible storage solution available. Our review focuses on the non-touchscreen version with a matte panel. The alternative touch display has a lower resolution (1366x768), but according to HP, it also has a matte surface.

» Read the review    » Buy the notebook

Follower: Asus Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H
Follower: Asus Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H

3rd

Do things in a big way. With the NX500JK-DR018HAsus offers a new Zenbook model. This time it is a 15.6-incher. At a price of 2200 Euros (~$2505), the demands on this notebook are particularly high, and it cannot meet them all. The 4k panel is top in the pro list with very good colors, high brightness and high contrast. The aluminum chassis is one of the best besides the MacBook Pro's. The keyboard quality is also high and suitable for prolific writers. The battery life of six hours in the WLAN test is very good for the performance class. But the performance of GeForce GTX 850M and Core i7-4712HQ is lacking. The CPU does not use its Turbo potential (standard volt quad-core) that much. The small performance loss can also be seen in the benchmarks. The gaming performance of the GTX 850M is not affected, but it is a mid-range GPU. In contrast, the ergonomics is good with cool surfaces and a steady, mainly quiet dual fan. The good maintainability features stand out. All components, including the battery can be reached via the bottom plate.

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Rare: Matte IPS touch panel - Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X
Rare: Matte IPS touch panel - Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X

4th

The Portégé Z30t, from the highly mobile business Portégé series of Toshiba, is an Ultrabook with a very interesting display. It has a 13.3-inch display with a high resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a very convenient matte surface with touch support. Thanks to the IPS technology, it offers wide viewing angles even in extreme situations and a good color presentation. With a weight of just 1.4 kilograms (~3.1 lb) and a battery runtime of around 8 hours in practical use, the Z30t meets the requirements of a mobile device. There are several alternative configurations and you can also choose a non-touch version. 

» Read the review    » Buy the notebook 

Best Value Award in December 2014: Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
Best Value Award in December 2014: Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA

5th

A handy business device can also come from Asus. The 12.5-inch ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA-DT036G is indeed surprising. The small business device costs just under 800 Euros (~$911), but brings (almost) all features of a professional device: TrackPoint, fingerprint reader, DisplayPort, matte FHD display, SmartCard slot, backlit keys, and TPM chip. In addition, the brightness is very good, the viewing angles are wide (IPS), the key feedback is strong, and the chassis is a pleasure. The short battery life of only 3:38 hours (WLAN test) is a disadvantage. Asus has achieved more than a decent result, and the price is much better than the more expensive competitors like the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 and the HP EliteBook 820 G1. Therefore, it won our Best Value Award for December 2014.

» read the review    » buy the notebook

Small business: Lenovo Thinkpad X240
Small business: Lenovo Thinkpad X240

6th

As one of the first notebooks ever, the so to speak grandfather of the current ThinkPad X240, the X220, has an integrated matte IPS display. The combination of good brightness, rich colors, generous viewing angles and ergonomic display surface often resulted in a big advantage when you compared devices. Two generations later, the grandchild still competes with the rivals. The package: 12.5-inch display, matte Full HD IPS panel, slim chassis, high quality input devices. This does not only sound like a good device for frequent travelers with high requirements in terms of security, service and support, the ThinkPad X240 was impressive in many sections of our review as well. There are also optional touch displays and you can choose between HD and Full HD resolutions with a matte surface.

» Read the review    » Buy the notebook

Good and expensive: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Good and expensive: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

7th 

The ultra-mobile version of the EliteBook 840 is the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1. The device exceeds the mobility of its sibling but the price is more expensive as well. However, HP offers quite a lot: For example the high-quality 14-inch IPS display with a matte surface and Full HD resolution. The aluminum case is on just as high a level as the input devices. Low emissions combined with compact dimensions and a weight of just 1.5 kilograms (~3.3 lb) are good features for the mobile user. 

» Read the review    » Buy the notebook 

Evergreen: Lenovo Thinkpad T440
Evergreen: Lenovo Thinkpad T440

8th

The time for bulky and inconvenient business notebooks finally seems to be over. This is the only explanation for the fact that a standard 14-inch business notebook from Lenovo, the ThinkPad T440, meets the Ultrabook requirements. And it does it quite well, so the notebook can take a spot in our Top 10. As with the slimmer sibling, T440s, the ThinkPad T440 is available in many different configurations, including one with an HD+ (1600x900) touch display with a matte surface.

» Read the review    » Buy the notebook 

Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS 13

9th

Dell's XPS 13-9333 tries to manage the balancing act between business and consumer; at least Dell sees its aluminum and carbon 13-incher in the backpack of wealthy students and on the desks of traveling business customers. The integrated Full HD touch panel uses a glossy surface, which is typical for consumer devices. But according to Dell, this is not a problem for business customers, either. Regardless of the surface, our measurements revealed a very bright display (up to 460 cd/m²), which can also impress in terms of color presentation and contrast. The slim case, an overall weight of 1.4 kilograms (~3.1 lb) and battery runtimes of around 8 hours complete the attractive package.

» Read the review    » Buy the notebook 

Dwarf: Latitude 12 E7250
Dwarf: Latitude 12 E7250

10th

Despite the large number of Windows tablets and convertibles, business Subnotebooks still seem to be very popular, at least in the management levels, since Dell's carbon dwarf Latitude 12 E7250 is anything but cheap at almost 1500 Euros (~$1708). On the other hand, you get a port variety that beats every Ultrabook: Mini-DisplayPort, USB, LAN and HDMI at the back, SmartCard reader (with NFC) and obviously a real docking port at the bottom. The excellent maintainability as well as the comfortable input devices complete the package.

The Full HD touch display does have a glossy surface, but it covers an IPS panel with accurate colors and a high brightness. The new Core i5-5300U (Broadwell) combined with the Samsung SSD is very fast and also very frugal while idling. However, there is not a big performance advantage over the Haswell predecessor. The runtime of over seven hours is more than fine. Traditional laptop users get a good device and can also benefit from the advantages of a touch panel. The result is the Editor's Choice Award in February 2015.

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Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Screen
Brightness Center (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
367.3 cd/m² ∼52%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
280 cd/m² ∼40%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
309 cd/m² ∼44%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
312 cd/m² ∼45%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
433 cd/m² ∼62%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
377 cd/m² ∼54%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
293.4 cd/m² ∼42%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
294 cd/m² ∼42%
Dell XPS 13
450.1 cd/m² ∼64%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
360 cd/m² ∼51%
Black Level (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
0.178 cd/m² * ∼4%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
0.69 cd/m² * ∼14%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
0.26 cd/m² * ∼5%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
0.43 cd/m² * ∼9%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
0.47 cd/m² * ∼9%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
0.518 cd/m² * ∼10%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
0.494 cd/m² * ∼10%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
0.918 cd/m² * ∼18%
Dell XPS 13
0.655 cd/m² * ∼13%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
0.53 cd/m² * ∼11%
Contrast (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
2063 :1; ∼129%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
406 :1; ∼25%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
1188 :1; ∼74%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
726 :1; ∼45%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
921 :1; ∼58%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
728 :1; ∼46%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
594 :1; ∼37%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
320 :1; ∼20%
Dell XPS 13
687 :1; ∼43%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
679 :1; ∼42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
5.92 * ∼39%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
9.41 * ∼63%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
4.69 * ∼31%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
5.64 * ∼38%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
5.56 * ∼37%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
6.85 * ∼46%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
5.08 * ∼34%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
10.9 * ∼73%
Dell XPS 13
4.53 * ∼30%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
5.58 * ∼37%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
4.79 * ∼32%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
10.19 * ∼68%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
3.35 * ∼22%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
7.79 * ∼52%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
4.92 * ∼33%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
6.48 * ∼43%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
6.68 * ∼45%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
11.88 * ∼79%
Dell XPS 13
5.32 * ∼35%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
3.98 * ∼27%
Gamma (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
2.42 * ∼48%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
2.49 * ∼50%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
2.33 * ∼47%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
2.48 * ∼50%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
2.48 * ∼50%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
2.75 * ∼55%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
2.62 * ∼52%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
2.37 * ∼47%
Dell XPS 13
2.35 * ∼47%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
2.21 * ∼44%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
63 % ∼63%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
40 % ∼40%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
83 % ∼83%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
64 % ∼64%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
41 % ∼41%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
41 % ∼41%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
59.7 % ∼60%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
40 % ∼40%
Dell XPS 13
55.66 % ∼56%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
42.2 % ∼42%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
30.2 dB * ∼60%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
29.4 dB * ∼59%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
31 dB * ∼62%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
28.6 dB * ∼57%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
30.1 dB * ∼60%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
28.8 dB * ∼58%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
28 dB * ∼56%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Dell XPS 13
29.1 dB * ∼58%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
29.3 dB * ∼59%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
30.3 dB * ∼61%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
29.4 dB * ∼59%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
31 dB * ∼62%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
28.6 dB * ∼57%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
29 dB * ∼58%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
28.1 dB * ∼56%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Dell XPS 13
29.2 dB * ∼58%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
29.3 dB * ∼59%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
30.4 dB * ∼61%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
29.4 dB * ∼59%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
31 dB * ∼62%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
28.6 dB * ∼57%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
31.7 dB * ∼63%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
29 dB * ∼58%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
28.2 dB * ∼56%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Dell XPS 13
29.3 dB * ∼59%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
29.3 dB * ∼59%
Load Average (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
34.4 dB * ∼69%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
37.4 dB * ∼75%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
39.7 dB * ∼79%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
38.9 dB * ∼78%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
33 dB * ∼66%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
34.7 dB * ∼69%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
36.1 dB * ∼72%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
33 dB * ∼66%
Dell XPS 13
31.6 dB * ∼63%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
37.9 dB * ∼76%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
48 dB * ∼96%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
38.6 dB * ∼77%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
43.8 dB * ∼88%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
43.8 dB * ∼88%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
33 dB * ∼66%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
40.5 dB * ∼81%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
37 dB * ∼74%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
33.5 dB * ∼67%
Dell XPS 13
44.6 dB * ∼89%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
42.8 dB * ∼86%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
40.6 °C * ∼68%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
36.3 °C * ∼61%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
44.6 °C * ∼74%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
39 °C * ∼65%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
41.8 °C * ∼70%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
42.5 °C * ∼71%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
38.6 °C * ∼64%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
32.4 °C * ∼54%
Dell XPS 13
44.2 °C * ∼74%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
46.7 °C * ∼78%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
41.2 °C * ∼69%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
41.1 °C * ∼69%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
43.7 °C * ∼73%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
37.2 °C * ∼62%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
43.1 °C * ∼72%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
48.7 °C * ∼81%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
45.6 °C * ∼76%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
38.7 °C * ∼65%
Dell XPS 13
48.4 °C * ∼81%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
56 °C * ∼93%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
31.2 °C * ∼52%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
29.2 °C * ∼49%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
30.9 °C * ∼52%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
34.3 °C * ∼57%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
32.6 °C * ∼54%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
32.4 °C * ∼54%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
31.2 °C * ∼52%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Dell XPS 13
32.6 °C * ∼54%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
30.1 °C * ∼50%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
30.6 °C * ∼51%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
31 °C * ∼52%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
30.4 °C * ∼51%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
33 °C * ∼55%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
33.7 °C * ∼56%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
35.1 °C * ∼59%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
32.8 °C * ∼55%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
32.4 °C * ∼54%
Dell XPS 13
35.8 °C * ∼60%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
33.2 °C * ∼55%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
912 min ∼34%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
778 min ∼29%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
394 min ∼15%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
1194 min ∼44%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
463 min ∼17%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
719 min ∼27%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
682 min ∼25%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
858 min ∼32%
Dell XPS 13
987 min ∼37%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
845 min ∼31%
Load (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
140 min ∼5%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
112 min ∼4%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
106 min ∼4%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
178 min ∼7%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
113 min ∼4%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
107 min ∼4%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
93 min ∼3%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
96 min ∼4%
Dell XPS 13
217 min ∼8%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
103 min ∼4%
WiFi (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
580 min ∼21%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
364 min ∼13%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
343 min ∼13%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
473 min ∼18%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
218 min ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
363 min ∼13%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
370 min ∼14%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
260 min ∼10%
Dell XPS 13
465 min ∼17%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
446 min ∼17%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
HP EliteBook 840 G1
4.3 Watt * ∼4%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
14.1 Watt * ∼14%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
3 Watt * ∼3%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
3.7 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
3.9 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
4.1 Watt * ∼4%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
4.1 Watt * ∼4%
Idle Average (sort by value)
HP EliteBook 840 G1
7.7 Watt * ∼8%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
21.3 Watt * ∼21%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
6.6 Watt * ∼7%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
8.3 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
7.9 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
7.1 Watt * ∼7%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
8.3 Watt * ∼8%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
HP EliteBook 840 G1
9.3 Watt * ∼9%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
23.4 Watt * ∼23%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
7.9 Watt * ∼8%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
9 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
9.8 Watt * ∼10%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
9.7 Watt * ∼10%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
9.4 Watt * ∼9%
Load Average (sort by value)
HP EliteBook 840 G1
30.6 Watt * ∼9%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
77.7 Watt * ∼22%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
27.4 Watt * ∼8%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
28.8 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
26.4 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
36.2 Watt * ∼10%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
31.6 Watt * ∼9%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
HP EliteBook 840 G1
31.6 Watt * ∼9%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
81.8 Watt * ∼23%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
30.3 Watt * ∼9%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
30.3 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
26.7 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
43 Watt * ∼12%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
40.4 Watt * ∼12%

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Benchmarks

PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
4934 Points ∼68%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
5303 Points ∼73%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
5565 Points ∼77%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
4510 Points ∼62%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
2504 Points ∼34%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
4629 Points ∼64%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
4626 Points ∼64%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
3349 Points ∼46%
Dell XPS 13
4862 Points ∼67%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
4662 Points ∼64%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
2582 Points ∼47%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
3610 Points ∼66%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
2822 Points ∼51%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
2184 Points ∼40%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
2120 Points ∼39%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
2470 Points ∼45%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
2623 Points ∼48%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
2772 Points ∼50%
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
3225 Points ∼58%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
5180 Points ∼93%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
3250 Points ∼58%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
3232 Points ∼58%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
3066 Points ∼55%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
3697 Points ∼66%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
3816 Points ∼69%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
1109 Points ∼6%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
988 Points ∼5%
Asus Zenbook NX500JK
4421 Points ∼25%
Toshiba Portégé Z30t
846 Points ∼5%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
835 Points ∼5%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
828 Points ∼5%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
962 Points ∼5%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440
901 Points ∼5%
Dell XPS 13
897 Points ∼5%
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
927 Points ∼5%

Legend

 
Dell XPS 13-9343 Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
 
HP EliteBook 840 G1 Intel Core i7-4600U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
 
Asus NX500JK-DR018H Intel Core i7-4712HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, Samsung SSD XP941 MZHPU256HCGL
 
Toshiba Portege Z30t-A-10X Intel Core i7-4500U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GMCU
 
Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA-DT036G Intel Core i5-4210U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
 
Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Intel Core i7-4600U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
 
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (F2R72UT) Intel Core i7-4650U, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Sandisk X110 SD6SN1M-256G-1006
 
Lenovo ThinkPad T440 20B6005YGE Intel Core i7-4600U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
 
Dell XPS 13-9333 Intel Core i5-4200U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Liteonit LMT-128M6M
 
Dell Latitude 12 E7250 Intel Core i5-5300U, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Samsung PM851 Series MZMTE256HMHP
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Author: Staff (Update: 2015-03-12)