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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

Staff (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 04/19/2015

April 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.

For the original German article, see here.

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 April 2015

#ScoreDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionFinishTouch
188%02/15Dell XPS 13-9343
Intel Core i5 5200U
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
from $969 at Amazon
1.27 kg18 mm13.33200x1800glossytouch
287%03/15
new!
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
Intel Core i5 5300U
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1500 at Amazon
1.4 kg19 mm142560x1440mattetouch
387%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.
487%02/15Lenovo ThinkPad X250
Intel Core i7 5600U (Broadwell)
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1450 at Amazon
1.4 kg20 mm12.51920x1080matteopt.
587%02/15Asus ZenBook UX305FA
Intel Core M 5Y10
Intel HD Graphics 5300
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $700 at Amazon
1.3 kg12 mm13.33200x1800matte-
686%08/14Toshiba Portégé Z30t
Intel Core i7 4500U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1386 at Amazon
1.4 kg20 mm13.3 1920x1080mattetouch
785%11/14Asus ASUSPRO BU201LA
Intel Core i5 4210U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
4 GB RAM, HDD
from €834 at Amazon
1.4 kg21 mm12.51920x1080matteopt.
885%05/14
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
Intel Core i7 4600U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1330 at Amazon
1.5 kg20 mm12.51920x1080matteopt.
985%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.
1084%04/15
new!
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
Intel Core M 5Y51
Intel HD Graphics 5300
8 GB RAM, SSD
from $1250 at Amazon
1.2 kg16 mm12.52560x1440glossyopt.

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

1st

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

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).

2nd

Third generation: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
Third generation: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 is now available in the third generation and manages to get a spot in the top of our ranking right away. The Carbon is still a 14-inch device, but the compact dimensions have more similarities with a 13.3-inch notebook, which is a result of the thin display frame. The construction is handy, minimalistic and attractive according to the reviewers. The chassis feels solid, the slight flexing of the base unit is hardly affecting the good impression. The keyboard design is once again classic, Lenovo waives the experimental F-keys and the additional buttons in the clickpad. It seems that those changes of the second generation scared off too many business customers. The 5-Button ClickPad is obsolete as well and we can once again use three dedicated buttons. All in all it is one of the best input device combinations in an Ultrabook.

Broadwell does not have a CPU performance advantage over the second generation (Haswell), but the HD Graphics 5500 is 20 % faster than before. The runtimes are unfortunately a bit shorter than the rivals and the Carbon not even manages seven hours in our WLAN test, even though the battery capacity was increased. Dell's XPS 13-9343 or Apple's MacBook Air 13 are much better in this regard.

A big problem is the disappointing display; luminance, contrast and color saturation do not really meet the expectations of the high price of 1650 Euros, especially when you consider the great panels of the rivals. The viewing angles are very good and the semi-glossy surface prevents fingerprints and some reflections.

3rd

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

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.

Discussion

4th

Compact business device: Lenovo ThinkPad X250
Compact business device: Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Lenovo's ThinkPad X250 (20CLS06D00) is a handy subnotebook with rare 12.5 inch business format. It is an almost unchanged successor of the X240 from the end of 2013. The solid case with many features is still one of the best on the market (smallest business subnotebook). This goes well with the contrast-rich Full HD display with wide viewing angles (IPS type). The keyboard and the trackpoint are stable and crisp, too. In this model, the latter comes dedicated buttons again. So, the unusual 5-button Clickpad was discarded after only a single generation. 

The excellent system performance with Broadwell hardware meets low system noise and temperature increase. However, the battery life is modest. 5:30 hours in the WLAN test are worse than the competition. The price of the X250 is attractive anyway. Thanks to Lenovo's education discounts, smaller configurations are available for below 1000 Euro. Please note that low-priced X250 models are equipped with HD panel and hybrid hard drive.

5th

Great price: Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FB003H
Great price: Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FB003H

The Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FB003H deserves a top spot in this Top 10, since it is on par with the MacBook in build quality and input devices. In emissions (no fan), weight (1267 g), slim design (12 mm), and maintainability it is even better than the MacBook Pro Retina 13.

The light bundle convinced with a solid performance in our test, but its Core M falls behind Haswell alternatives. Asus made many things right, but the capacity of the battery was decreased in favor of weight and height. So, it only achieves a usual battery life of seven hours in the WLAN test.

Asus' pricing is interesting: comparable competitors cost at least 1100 Euros (~$1255) and come with entry-level configurations at this price point. The test model for 999 Euros (~$1140) comes with excellent components including matte 4K panel and 256 GB SSD. Asus priced the entry-level model with FHD display and 128 GB SSD at 799 Euros (~$911). This is the first time a model with such a price has achieved the first place in this top list. So, we assigned our Best Value Award of February 2015 to the Zenbook UX305FA.

6th

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

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. 

7th

Great price-performance ratio: ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
Great price-performance ratio: ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA

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.

8th

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

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.

9th

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

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.

10th

Also available with a matte panel: HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
Also available with a matte panel: HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1

A 12-inch device has to meet high expectations if it costs 2240 Euros. Even the non-touch version of the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1, which is otherwise similarly equipped, still retails for at least 2000 Euros. The chassis quality is very good, the keyboard is easy to use and it is a joy to look at the QHD-IPS display. High contrast, vivid colors and a usable luminance for trips. The outdoor usability is unfortunately limited to places in the shade since HP does not use an anti-reflective surface for the touchscreen model. Lenovo does a better job with the Carbon 2015 model, even though it is just an anti-glare layer.

The EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 does not need a fan, which means it is completely silent. Thanks to the frugal Coe M there is not much heat and the power consumption is low as well. We can see runtimes of around 7 hours, but the performance is also lower compared to Broadwell chips with a TDP of 15 Watts in return. The small drawback is compensated by the fast SSD and the 1.2 kg device is no workstation anyway. While we really like the keyboard with the travel, we are not very happy with the touchpad that lacks some precision.

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Screen
Brightness Center (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
367.3 cd/m² ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
252.3 cd/m² ∼36%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
280 cd/m² ∼40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
397 cd/m² ∼57%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
351 cd/m² ∼50%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 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%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
305.5 cd/m² ∼44%
Black Level (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
0.178 cd/m² * ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
0.426 cd/m² * ∼9%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
0.69 cd/m² * ∼14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
0.44 cd/m² * ∼9%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
0.33 cd/m² * ∼7%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 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%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
0.5 cd/m² * ∼10%
Contrast (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
2063 :1; ∼129%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
592 :1; ∼37%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
406 :1; ∼25%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
902 :1; ∼56%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
1064 :1; ∼67%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
726 :1; ∼45%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
921 :1; ∼58%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
728 :1; ∼46%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
594 :1; ∼37%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
611 :1; ∼38%
Contrast (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
5.92 * ∼39%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
3.8 * ∼25%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
9.41 * ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
4.2 * ∼28%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
6.5 * ∼43%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
5.64 * ∼38%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
5.56 * ∼37%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
6.85 * ∼46%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
5.08 * ∼34%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
4.79 * ∼32%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
2.92 * ∼19%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
10.19 * ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
3.1 * ∼21%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
7.19 * ∼48%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
7.79 * ∼52%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
4.92 * ∼33%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
6.48 * ∼43%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
6.68 * ∼45%
Gamma (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
2.42 * ∼48%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
2.08 * ∼42%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
2.49 * ∼50%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
2.6 * ∼52%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
2.07 * ∼41%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
2.48 * ∼50%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
2.48 * ∼50%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
2.75 * ∼55%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
2.62 * ∼52%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
63 % ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
50.41 % ∼50%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
40 % ∼40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
42 % ∼42%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
59.6 % ∼60%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
64 % ∼64%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
41 % ∼41%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
41 % ∼41%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
59.7 % ∼60%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
30.2 dB * ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
28.5 dB * ∼57%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
29.4 dB * ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
29 dB * ∼58%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 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%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
30.3 dB * ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
28.6 dB * ∼57%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
29.4 dB * ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
29 dB * ∼58%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 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%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
30.4 dB * ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
28.8 dB * ∼58%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
29.4 dB * ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
30.3 dB * ∼61%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 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%
Load Average (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
34.4 dB * ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
30.7 dB * ∼61%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
37.4 dB * ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
33.4 dB * ∼67%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 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%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
48 dB * ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
36.9 dB * ∼74%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
38.6 dB * ∼77%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
33.7 dB * ∼67%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 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%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
40.6 °C * ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
36.2 °C * ∼60%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
36.3 °C * ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
43.6 °C * ∼73%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
44.9 °C * ∼75%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 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%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
32.5 °C * ∼54%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
41.2 °C * ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
38 °C * ∼63%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
41.1 °C * ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
42.3 °C * ∼71%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
40.9 °C * ∼68%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 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%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
35.4 °C * ∼59%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
31.2 °C * ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
26.4 °C * ∼44%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
29.2 °C * ∼49%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
29.1 °C * ∼49%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
24.2 °C * ∼40%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 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%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
24.8 °C * ∼41%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
30.6 °C * ∼51%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
27.4 °C * ∼46%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
31 °C * ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
30 °C * ∼50%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
24.6 °C * ∼41%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 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%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
25.2 °C * ∼42%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
912 min ∼34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
984 min ∼36%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
778 min ∼29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
779 min ∼29%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
1194 min ∼44%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
463 min ∼17%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
719 min ∼27%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
682 min ∼25%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
718 min ∼27%
Load (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
140 min ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
141 min ∼5%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
112 min ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
92 min ∼3%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
178 min ∼7%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
113 min ∼4%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
107 min ∼4%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
93 min ∼3%
WiFi (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
580 min ∼21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
401 min ∼15%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
364 min ∼13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
325 min ∼12%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
473 min ∼18%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
218 min ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
363 min ∼13%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
370 min ∼14%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
337 min ∼12%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
285 min ∼11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
298 min ∼11%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
514 min ∼19%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
3.3 Watt * ∼3%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
4.3 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
2.7 Watt * ∼3%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
2.6 Watt * ∼3%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
3 Watt * ∼3%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
3.7 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
3.9 Watt * ∼4%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
3 Watt * ∼3%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
6 Watt * ∼6%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
7.7 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
7 Watt * ∼7%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
6.4 Watt * ∼6%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
6.6 Watt * ∼7%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
8.3 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
7.9 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
6.4 Watt * ∼6%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
6.7 Watt * ∼7%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
9.3 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
8 Watt * ∼8%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
6.5 Watt * ∼7%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
7.9 Watt * ∼8%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
9 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
9.8 Watt * ∼10%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
13.8 Watt * ∼14%
Load Average (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
25 Watt * ∼7%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
30.6 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
28.6 Watt * ∼8%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
15.1 Watt * ∼4%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
27.4 Watt * ∼8%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
28.8 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
26.4 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
14.6 Watt * ∼4%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
39 Watt * ∼11%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
31.6 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
44.3 Watt * ∼13%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
15.5 Watt * ∼4%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
30.3 Watt * ∼9%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
30.3 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
26.7 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
15.1 Watt * ∼4%

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Benchmarks

PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
4934 Points ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
4943 Points ∼68%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
5303 Points ∼73%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
4609 Points ∼63%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
4510 Points ∼62%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
2504 Points ∼34%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
4629 Points ∼64%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
4626 Points ∼64%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
2582 Points ∼47%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
2778 Points ∼50%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
3610 Points ∼66%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
3148 Points ∼57%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
2319 Points ∼42%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
2184 Points ∼40%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
2120 Points ∼39%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
2470 Points ∼45%
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
3225 Points ∼58%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
3614 Points ∼65%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
5180 Points ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
4345 Points ∼78%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
3251 Points ∼58%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
3232 Points ∼58%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
3066 Points ∼55%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
3697 Points ∼66%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13-9343
1109 Points ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
1067 Points ∼6%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
988 Points ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
1079 Points ∼6%
Asus ZenBook UX305FA
663 Points ∼4%
Toshiba Portu00e9gu00e9 Z30t
846 Points ∼5%
ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA
835 Points ∼5%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240
828 Points ∼5%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
962 Points ∼5%
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1
582 Points ∼3%

Legend

 
Dell XPS 13-9343 Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G
 
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 Intel Core i5-5300U, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
 
HP EliteBook 840 G1 Intel Core i7-4600U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
 
Lenovo ThinkPad X250-20CLS06D00 Intel Core i7-5600U, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series SSDSC2BF360A5L
 
Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FC004H Intel Core M-5Y10, Intel HD Graphics 5300, SanDisk SD7SN3Q128G1002
 
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
 
HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 H9V72EA Intel Core M-5Y51, Intel HD Graphics 5300, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
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Author: Staff (Update: 2015-04-20)