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Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH Laptop Review: Best and Priciest IdeaPad Yet

Allen Ngo 👁, 01/25/2020

A good idea? Although the IdeaPad name is commonly associated with inexpensive entry-level to mid-range offerings, the IdeaPad S740 is easily the most luxurious and powerful in its family. The big catch is that it'll cost you almost as much as the more well-known Dell XPS 15 or HP Spectre x360 15.

Lenovo IdeaPad S740 15 (top) vs. 2019 HP Spectre x360 15 (bottom). Note the significant difference in length
Lenovo IdeaPad S740 15 (top) vs. 2019 HP Spectre x360 15 (bottom). Note the significant difference in length

Traditionally, the IdeaPad series has been home to Lenovo's more affordable PCs designed for users on tighter budgets in contrast to the higher-end Yoga series. The IdeaPad 330S-15 and IdeaPad S540-15, for example, each retail for well under $1000 USD. The IdeaPad S740-15 we have here today throws this all out the window by offering both a powerful Core i7 H-series CPU and GeForce GTX graphics for a comparable level of performance to most high-end multimedia laptops. Even the Yoga C940 15, which is Lenovo's higher-end alternative to the IdeaPad S740-15, comes with the same CPU and GPU.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y740-15IRH SKU in this review can be found online for a hefty $1300 to $1500 USD with just 256 GB to 512 GB of SSD storage. It succeeds the smaller 2018 IdeaPad 730S 13. The system competes with other high-performance 15.6-inch multimedia or office laptops like the Asus ZenBook Pro 15, HP Spectre x360 15, Dell XPS 15, MSI Prestige 15, and Lenovo's own Yoga C740 15.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 1245 MHz, GDDR5, 441.87, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, PC4-21300, 1333.3 MHz, 19-19-19-43, Dual-Channel, 2x SODIMM
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, 10-point capacitive, native pen support, BOE HF NE156QUM-N55, IPS, LEN8C91, glossy: yes, HDR
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.95 x 357.14 x 233.54 ( = 0.79 x 14.06 x 9.19 in)
Battery
69 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Vantage, Utility, Welcome, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.914 kg ( = 67.51 oz / 4.22 pounds), Power Supply: 537 g ( = 18.94 oz / 1.18 pounds)
Price
1500 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
01/2020
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.9 kg19.95 mm15.6"3840x2160
87 %
08/2019
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
i9-9980HK, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
2 kg17 mm15.6"3840x2160
85 %
01/2020
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
2.1 kg19.3 mm15.6"3840x2160
83 %
07/2018
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
i5-8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
1.9 kg17.2 mm15.6"3840x2160
83 %
09/2019
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
i7-8565U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.7 kg18.9 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case

The "S" prefix in the IdeaPad S740 stands for "Slim" which Lenovo has reserved for its clamshell designs. True to its name, the system has a sleek, smooth, and professional look that has more in common with the recent ThinkBook series rather than another IdeaPad model. Visually, the chassis compares favorably against heavy hitters like the Dell XPS 15 or HP Spectre x360 15.

Rigidity is a step or two below the aforementioned alternatives. The surfaces of our IdeaPad feel comparatively thinner and not as strong as the XPS or Spectre. Creaking is more noticeable when attempting to twist the base and lid. For an IdeaPad, however, it's definitely classier and of higher quality than expected. Keen-eyed users will notice that Lenovo uses very similar chassis materials for both the IdeaPad S740 and the recent Legion Y740 series. Users looking for a more luxurious experience should consider the Yoga C940 15 instead.

Chassis size and weight are slightly bigger and lighter, respectively, than the XPS 15. Differences in volume are otherwise minor. For a more substantial difference, the Asus ZenBook 15 is noticeably smaller and more portable at the cost of CPU horsepower.

Bar hinge is rigid enough to prevent teetering when typing no matter the angle
Bar hinge is rigid enough to prevent teetering when typing no matter the angle
Smooth matte aluminum surfaces feel almost exactly the same as on the Legion Y740
Smooth matte aluminum surfaces feel almost exactly the same as on the Legion Y740
Lid opened to maximum angle (~180 degrees)
Lid opened to maximum angle (~180 degrees)
Lenovo logo not unlike on the ThinkBook. Build quality is excellent on our test unit with no noticeable production defects
Lenovo logo not unlike on the ThinkBook. Build quality is excellent on our test unit with no noticeable production defects
Rounded edges and corners. There is no Kensington Lock
Rounded edges and corners. There is no Kensington Lock
IdeaPad S740 15 (top) vs. HP Spectre x360 15 2019 (bottom)
IdeaPad S740 15 (top) vs. HP Spectre x360 15 2019 (bottom)
366 mm / 14.4 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.7 kg3.64 lbs361.2 mm / 14.2 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 19.3 mm / 0.76 inch 2.1 kg4.65 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 249 mm / 9.8 inch 17.2 mm / 0.677 inch 1.9 kg4.17 lbs357.14 mm / 14.1 inch 233.54 mm / 9.19 inch 19.95 mm / 0.785 inch 1.9 kg4.22 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.7 kg3.64 lbs

Connectivity

Ports options are a mixed bag. For one, be prepared to rely on USB Type-C adapters and docks as the system integrates no HDMI or RJ-45 ports and just one USB Type-A port. When considering the large 15.6-inch screen size, the limited ports are disappointing.

Furthermore, the positioning of the ports is not optimal as all the USB ports are along the right edge with none along the left. A more symmetrical port positioning like on the Razer Blade Stealth would have been more desirable.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: MicroSD reader, 2x USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen. 2
Right: MicroSD reader, 2x USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen. 2
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: AC adapter, 3.5 mm combo audio
Left: AC adapter, 3.5 mm combo audio

SD Card Reader

The spring-loaded MicroSD reader is average in speed. Transferring 1 GB worth of pictures from our card to desktop takes about 13 seconds compared to nearly half that on the Dell XPS 15.

Fully inserted MicroSD card
Fully inserted MicroSD card
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
172.4 MB/s ∼100% +123%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
154.7 MB/s ∼90% +100%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
149 MB/s ∼86% +93%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
77.3 MB/s ∼45%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
69.2 MB/s ∼40% -10%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
192.5 MB/s ∼100% +119%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
192.1 MB/s ∼100% +119%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
183.5 MB/s ∼95% +109%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
87.7 MB/s ∼46%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82.2 MB/s ∼43% -6%

Communication

The IdeaPad Y740 15 ships with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) or Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) depending on the SKU. We experienced no connectivity issues during our time with our Wi-Fi 5 test unit.

Removable M.2 WLAN module
Removable M.2 WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1291 (min: 1212, max: 1379) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
616 MBit/s ∼48%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1374 (min: 720, max: 1484) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
650 MBit/s ∼47%

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured by eight T5 Torx screws with none hidden underneath the rubber footing. Be aware that the edges of the panel are both sharp and tightly latched. Once inside, users can upgrade the WLAN, M.2 SSD, and both SODIMM slots protected under the aluminum plate.

Servicing takes patience because of the sharp corners and tightly latched bottom panel
Servicing takes patience because of the sharp corners and tightly latched bottom panel

Accessories and Warranty

There are no extras in the box other than the AC adapter and instruction booklet. The standard one-year limited warranty applies with extension and accidental damage protection options up to four years.

Input Devices

Keyboard

When compared to ThinkPad keyboards, IdeaPad keyboards are noticeably shallower with weaker feedback. It'll take some getting used to if you're coming from a Spectre, XPS, or desktop PC where keys are firmer and more satisfying to type on. If you're already accustomed to typing on Ultrabooks, however, then the IdeaPad S740 won't feel all that different especially since Lenovo uses almost identical key caps across most IdeaPad models.

Touchpad

The clickpad (10.5 x 7 cm) is smaller than on the XPS 15 (10.5 x 8.5 cm) and only slightly larger than on the 2019 Spectre x360 15 (12 x 6 cm). Its surface is smoother than on most other clickpads even when gliding at very slow speeds. We can observe no cursor jumping or responsiveness issues.

The integrated mouse keys are shallow in travel with weak feedback despite the high-pitched auditory click. While we wouldn't call it spongy, it's nothing special or noteworthy, either.

Identical key layout as on the IdeaPad S540-15IWL. Fingerprint reader on right-hand corner
Identical key layout as on the IdeaPad S540-15IWL. Fingerprint reader on right-hand corner
Clickpad is great for cursor movement but key feedback could have been firmer
Clickpad is great for cursor movement but key feedback could have been firmer
Backlit keys with weak feedback and shallow travel
Backlit keys with weak feedback and shallow travel
Up, Down, and NumPad keys are small and cramped
Up, Down, and NumPad keys are small and cramped

Display

Two display options are available: 1080p or 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR. Both are glossy with the promise of 500 nits to be nearly as bright as the new MacBook Pro 16. The BOE HF NE156QUM-N55 IPS panel here also offers faster response times than the AU Optronics panel on the HP Spectre x360 15 for less noticeable ghosting. It's a high quality panel with minimal uneven backlight bleeding and a comparable contrast ratio to flagship alternatives.

Glossy edge-to-edge glass displays only with no matte options
Glossy edge-to-edge glass displays only with no matte options
Top bezel is much narrower than on the 2019 HP Spectre x360 15
Top bezel is much narrower than on the 2019 HP Spectre x360 15
Manual camera shutter
Manual camera shutter
Narrow side bezels of about 11 mm
Narrow side bezels of about 11 mm
Uneven backlight bleeding along the top and bottom edges
Uneven backlight bleeding along the top and bottom edges
Sharp subpixel array
Sharp subpixel array
470.8
cd/m²
444.3
cd/m²
445.3
cd/m²
450.8
cd/m²
475.8
cd/m²
416.1
cd/m²
436.1
cd/m²
415
cd/m²
395
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE HF NE156QUM-N55
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 475.8 cd/m² Average: 438.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 475.8 cd/m²
Contrast: 1220:1 (Black: 0.39 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.36 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9, calibrated: 1.62
ΔE Greyscale 3.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
91.7% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 58% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.28
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
BOE HF NE156QUM-N55, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Samsung 156WR04, SDCA029, OLED, 15.6, 3840x2160
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
AU Optronics AUO30EB, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
BOE HF NV156QUM-N51, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
BOE NV156FHM-N63, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Sharp LQ156D1JW42, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Response Times
93%
-46%
12%
-12%
-50%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40.4 (18, 22)
2.3 (1.1, 1.2)
94%
56.8 (26, 30.8)
-41%
34 (16, 18)
16%
41.2 (22, 19.2)
-2%
60 (29.2, 30.8)
-49%
Response Time Black / White *
27.2 (14.8, 12.4)
2.4 (1.1, 1.3)
91%
40.8 (20.4, 20.4)
-50%
25 (14, 11)
8%
33.2 (19.6, 13.6)
-22%
41.2 (22.8, 18.4)
-51%
PWM Frequency
59.52 (100)
961 (90)
26040 (24)
Screen
-22%
-13%
-19%
-39%
-8%
Brightness middle
475.8
421.2
-11%
284.6
-40%
309
-35%
312.6
-34%
464.5
-2%
Brightness
439
417
-5%
285
-35%
299
-32%
290
-34%
451
3%
Brightness Distribution
83
94
13%
85
2%
84
1%
85
2%
92
11%
Black Level *
0.39
0.25
36%
0.29
26%
0.31
21%
0.5
-28%
Contrast
1220
1138
-7%
1066
-13%
1008
-17%
929
-24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.36
6.06
-157%
3.52
-49%
3.9
-65%
5.78
-145%
3.36
-42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.29
11.89
-89%
5.56
12%
7.5
-19%
8.86
-41%
7.06
-12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.62
3
-85%
3.78
-133%
3.42
-111%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.8
2.8
26%
3.2
16%
4.58
-21%
5.4
-42%
1.3
66%
Gamma
2.28 96%
2.15 102%
2.28 96%
2.43 91%
2.21 100%
2.14 103%
CCT
7046 92%
6235 104%
7070 92%
7344 89%
7864 83%
6596 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
58
81
40%
61.1
5%
39
-33%
57.1
-2%
84.8
46%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
91.7
99.6
9%
93.8
2%
90
-2%
87.4
-5%
98.3
7%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
36% / 1%
-30% / -18%
-4% / -14%
-26% / -35%
-29% / -14%

* ... smaller is better

Color space covers approximately 92 percent and 58 percent of the sRGB and AdobeRGB standards, respectively, to be comparable to the 4K UHD panel on the late 2019 HP Spectre x360 15. Users who want even deeper and more accurate colors should consider other laptops with Sharp IGZO or OLED options like the Razer Blade 15 or Dell XPS 15.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Further measurements with an X-Rite colorimeter show good grayscale and colors out of the box. Color temperature, however, is slightly too cool at just over 7000. Our own calibration addresses this for a slightly more accurate display.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.8 ms rise
↘ 12.4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 56 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 48 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 50 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17067 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is better than on most other Ultrabooks due to the brighter backlight of the Lenovo. Still, be prepared for glare because of the glossy screen. Working under shade remains the best option if outdoors.

Viewing angles are wide with no major degradation in contrast or colors unless if viewing from extreme angles.

Outdoors on overcast day
Outdoors on overcast day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on overcast day
Outdoors on overcast day
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

The Core H-series CPU and GeForce Max-Q GPU target performance users who may need more power than the typical Ultrabook with the Core U-series CPU and integrated GPU only. Unlike the highly configurable HP Spectre x360 15 or Dell XPS 15, the Lenovo Yoga Y740 15 carries fewer SKUs with only Core i7 and GTX 1650 Max-Q options for now.

Nvidia Optimus comes standard for automatic switching to the integrated UHD Graphics 630. Note that the GPU is the slower GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q version and not the standard GTX 1650 even though the official Lenovo product page makes no mention of this.

LatencyMon shows no DPC latency issues even when wireless is enabled.

Processor

CineBench results are within 1 to 4 percent of the average Core i7-9750H in our database taken from 70 other gaming laptops. Users upgrading from the Core i7-8750H shouldn't expect too big of a jump, but owners of any Core i5 or older Core i7-7700HQ laptops will see more significant gains in CPU performance.

Performance sustainability is imperfect but still respectable. When running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop, the initial score of 1138 points drops to about 1060 points over time to represent a performance dip of about 7 percent when under extreme processing stress.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-9750H for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1067 (1038.8-1138.04)
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), i7-8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø904 (892.96-1015.9)
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AL; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1105 (1057.31-1230.47)
Schenker XMG Neo 17 XNE17M19 GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø991 (962.32-1086.1)
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
498 Points ∼97% +9%
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
495 Points ∼96% +8%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
460 Points ∼89% 0%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
460 Points ∼89% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
458 Points ∼89%
Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX
Intel Core i9-9980HK
445 Points ∼87% -3%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
441 Points ∼86% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (416 - 468, n=47)
440 Points ∼86% -4%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
422 Points ∼82% -8%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
409 Points ∼80% -11%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
382 Points ∼74% -17%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
340 Points ∼66% -26%
CPU (Multi Core)
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
4816 Points ∼54% +88%
Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX
Intel Core i9-9980HK
4150 Points ∼47% +62%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
3712 Points ∼42% +45%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
2924 Points ∼33% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (2051 - 3110, n=47)
2571 Points ∼29% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
2562 Points ∼29%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
2410 Points ∼27% -6%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
2142 Points ∼24% -16%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
1864 Points ∼21% -27%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1825 Points ∼21% -29%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1799 Points ∼20% -30%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1765 Points ∼20% -31%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
203 Points ∼93% +7%
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
203 Points ∼93% +7%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
189 Points ∼87% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
189 Points ∼87%
Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX
Intel Core i9-9980HK
188 Points ∼86% -1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
184 Points ∼84% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (170 - 194, n=73)
183 Points ∼84% -3%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
180 Points ∼83% -5%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
172 Points ∼79% -9%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
167 Points ∼77% -12%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
160 Points ∼73% -15%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
144 Points ∼66% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
1987 Points ∼45% +76%
Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1806 Points ∼41% +60%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
1721 Points ∼39% +52%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
1217 Points ∼28% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (964 - 1306, n=75)
1180 Points ∼27% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
1132 Points ∼26%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
1051 Points ∼24% -7%
MSI GE63 Raider 8SG
Intel Core i7-8750H
971 Points ∼22% -14%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
805 Points ∼18% -29%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H
790 Points ∼18% -30%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
735 Points ∼17% -35%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
733 Points ∼17% -35%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
2.33 Points ∼95%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
2.18 Points ∼89%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
2.11 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (1.96 - 2.19, n=8)
2.08 Points ∼85%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.82 Points ∼74%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1.64 Points ∼67%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
21.76 Points ∼49%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
18.94 Points ∼43%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (11.3 - 14.1, n=8)
12.8 Points ∼29%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
11.81 Points ∼27%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
9.21 Points ∼21%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.15 Points ∼18%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
7786 Points ∼72%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
7735 Points ∼71%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
7345 Points ∼68%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
6967 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (6659 - 7214, n=11)
6895 Points ∼64%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
6015 Points ∼56%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4770 Points ∼44%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
49142 Points ∼75%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
42456 Points ∼65%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
36591 Points ∼56%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (28251 - 36304, n=11)
33203 Points ∼51%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
31463 Points ∼48%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
22470 Points ∼34%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
20687 Points ∼32%
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
197.075 s * ∼2%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
171.101 s * ∼2%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
118.733 s * ∼1%
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
91.284 s * ∼1%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - ---
Average Intel Core i7-9750H
  (0.3 - 11365, n=39)
2593 Seconds * ∼12%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
649.703 Seconds * ∼3%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
523.014 Seconds * ∼2%
MSI GE75 9SG
Intel Core i9-9880H
476.493 Seconds * ∼2%
Corsair One i160
Intel Core i9-9900K
435.588 Seconds * ∼2%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
129.04 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1132 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
189 Points
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System Performance

PCMark results are within single-digit percentages of other laptops with the same Core i7-9750H CPU and GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU. The pricier Dell XPS 15 edges out our Lenovo in each sub category due to its faster non-Max-Q GTX 1650 GPU and Core i9 CPU.

We experienced no software or hardware issues during our time with the test unit. Because of Connected Standby, however, power consumption and surface temperatures can be much higher than usual when the lid is closed.

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
6110 Points ∼47% +50%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5520 Points ∼43% +36%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4680 Points ∼36% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (4065 - 4178, n=2)
4122 Points ∼32% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4065 Points ∼31%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4042 Points ∼31% -1%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
2981 Points ∼23% -27%
Productivity
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
7494 Points ∼72% +5%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7201 Points ∼69% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (7106 - 7193, n=2)
7150 Points ∼69% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7106 Points ∼68%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6832 Points ∼66% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
6678 Points ∼64% -6%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
6625 Points ∼64% -7%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (9320 - 10539, n=2)
9930 Points ∼87% +7%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
9701 Points ∼85% +4%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
9477 Points ∼83% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9320 Points ∼81%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9067 Points ∼79% -3%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9048 Points ∼79% -3%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8258 Points ∼72% -11%
Score
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5469 Points ∼67% +18%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5009 Points ∼62% +8%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4828 Points ∼60% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (4629 - 4887, n=2)
4758 Points ∼59% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4629 Points ∼57%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4347 Points ∼54% -6%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
4101 Points ∼51% -11%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5132 Points ∼78% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (4555 - 5359, n=2)
4957 Points ∼75% +9%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
4762 Points ∼72% +5%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
4633 Points ∼70% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4555 Points ∼69%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4483 Points ∼68% -2%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4382 Points ∼66% -4%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Average Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (3548 - 4069, n=2)
3809 Points ∼63% +7%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3799 Points ∼62% +7%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3764 Points ∼62% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3548 Points ∼58%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3546 Points ∼58% 0%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), i5-8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3505 Points ∼58% -1%
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
3365 Points ∼55% -5%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3548 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4555 points
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Storage Devices

Only one internal storage bay is available. Our test unit comes equipped with the high-end Samsung PM981 instead of a lesser SK Hynix or Intel part which is surprising for an IdeaPad laptop. Sequential read and write rates average about 1800 MB/s and 1500 MB/s, respectively, according to AS SSD.

See our table of SSDs and HDDs for more performance comparisons.

CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
Accessible M.2 2280 PCIe bay
Accessible M.2 2280 PCIe bay
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
HP Spectre X360 15-5ZV31AV
Intel SSD 660p 2TB SSDPEKNW020T8
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
AS SSD
4%
-24%
-26%
-4%
4%
Copy Game MB/s
1638.65
1823.85
11%
1218.71
-26%
574.39
-65%
1287.32
-21%
1424.04
-13%
Copy Program MB/s
827.85
983.98
19%
571.24
-31%
390
-53%
468.05
-43%
609.43
-26%
Copy ISO MB/s
2127.04
3182.39
50%
2069.66
-3%
1640.9
-23%
1375.25
-35%
2830.3
33%
Score Total
4203
3638
-13%
2371
-44%
1951
-54%
3483
-17%
4411
5%
Score Write
2241
1693
-24%
1109
-51%
677
-70%
1664
-26%
1714
-24%
Score Read
1303
1294
-1%
826
-37%
884
-32%
1210
-7%
1777
36%
Access Time Write *
0.116
0.039
66%
0.106
9%
0.051
56%
0.075
35%
0.092
21%
Access Time Read *
0.047
0.05
-6%
0.077
-64%
0.044
6%
0.034
28%
0.044
6%
4K-64 Write
1997.2
1456.13
-27%
846.75
-58%
486.04
-76%
1374.95
-31%
1454.92
-27%
4K-64 Read
1076.8
1077.98
0%
651.82
-39%
623.05
-42%
969.22
-10%
1599.35
49%
4K Write
96.87
98.3
1%
146.65
51%
123.04
27%
146.01
51%
119.79
24%
4K Read
47.24
43.25
-8%
52.35
11%
44.74
-5%
52.32
11%
50.33
7%
Seq Write
1465.73
1386.27
-5%
1152.01
-21%
679.56
-54%
1432.22
-2%
1395.01
-5%
Seq Read
1791.3
1723.09
-4%
1220.33
-32%
2158.18
20%
1886.9
5%
1274.31
-29%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
5%
1%
12%
13%
-5%
Write 4K
91.57
104.3
14%
151.5
65%
164.9
80%
141.6
55%
150.8
65%
Read 4K
38.61
45.23
17%
59.27
54%
50.49
31%
45.28
17%
47.3
23%
Write Seq
1991
1729
-13%
1424
-28%
1262
-37%
1975
-1%
981.1
-51%
Read Seq
1827
1861
2%
1609
-12%
2054
12%
2272
24%
975.7
-47%
Write 4K Q32T1
490.3
509.2
4%
393.6
-20%
477.6
-3%
458.6
-6%
442.7
-10%
Read 4K Q32T1
292
388.5
33%
369.4
27%
549.7
88%
391.4
34%
499.7
71%
Write Seq Q32T1
2974
2813
-5%
1946
-35%
1400
-53%
2393
-20%
1706
-43%
Read Seq Q32T1
3449
2906
-16%
1934
-44%
2672
-23%
3464
0%
1758
-49%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
5% / 4%
-12% / -15%
-7% / -12%
5% / 2%
-1% / 1%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3449 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2974 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 292 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 490.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1827 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1991 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 38.61 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 91.57 MB/s

GPU Performance

The GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is Nvidia's slowest GTX GPU based on the Turing architecture. Raw performance is still excellent relatively speaking; 3DMark results are only 14 to 26 percent slower than the older mobile GTX 1060 or about 10 percent slower than our desktop GTX 1650 reference.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Ice Storm Unlimited
Ice Storm Unlimited
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
6910 Points ∼47% +121%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6387 Points ∼43% +104%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H
4925 Points ∼34% +57%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
4708 Points ∼32% +50%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), i7-8750H
3626 Points ∼25% +16%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), R7 2700X
3492 Points ∼24% +11%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
3132 Points ∼21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (2836 - 3238, n=10)
2998 Points ∼20% -4%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
2805 Points ∼19% -10%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
2261 Points ∼15% -28%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), i5-8550U
1416 Points ∼10% -55%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
862 Points ∼6% -72%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
18055 Points ∼44% +115%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
17419 Points ∼43% +108%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
14724 Points ∼36% +75%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H
12903 Points ∼32% +54%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), i7-8750H
11332 Points ∼28% +35%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
9537 Points ∼23% +14%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), R7 2700X
9195 Points ∼23% +10%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
8391 Points ∼21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (6985 - 8618, n=10)
7848 Points ∼19% -6%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
7397 Points ∼18% -12%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), i5-8550U
5965 Points ∼15% -29%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
2874 Points ∼7% -66%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
12450 Points ∼55% +15%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H
12431 Points ∼55% +15%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
12069 Points ∼53% +11%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12064 Points ∼53% +11%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), R7 2700X
11707 Points ∼52% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
10846 Points ∼48%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
9459 Points ∼42% -13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (6547 - 10846, n=11)
8831 Points ∼39% -19%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
8544 Points ∼38% -21%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), i7-8750H
6839 Points ∼30% -37%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), i5-8550U
4446 Points ∼20% -59%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
3707 Points ∼16% -66%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
23734 Points ∼47% +98%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
21861 Points ∼43% +82%
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
19187 Points ∼38% +60%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H
17264 Points ∼34% +44%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), R7 2700X
13759 Points ∼27% +15%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), i7-8750H
12620 Points ∼25% +5%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
12193 Points ∼24% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
11991 Points ∼24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (10248 - 12259, n=12)
11228 Points ∼22% -6%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
8930 Points ∼18% -26%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), i5-8550U
6935 Points ∼14% -42%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FN-A6023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
3560 Points ∼7% -70%
3DMark 11 Performance
11966 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
42968 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
25731 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7545 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3373 points
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Gaming Performance

Most games run very well at 1080p not unlike on the mobile GTX 1060. Reaching 60+ FPS is possible so long as most graphical settings are reduced. Don't expect to have a good experience if running demanding titles at the native 4K UHD resolution.

Idling on Witcher 3 for over an hour shows consistent frame rates over time to suggest no recurring frame dips or interrupting background activity in contrast to what we observed on the late 2019 HP Spectre x360 15.

See our dedicated page on the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q for more technical information and benchmarks.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
90 fps ∼100% +120%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
64 fps ∼71% +56%
MSI GF65 9SD
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
64 fps ∼71% +56%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
47 fps ∼52% +15%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
44 fps ∼49% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
41 fps ∼46%
Asus G752VY
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
39 (min: 31) fps ∼43% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (33 - 45, n=6)
37.7 fps ∼42% -8%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
31 fps ∼34% -24%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
9 (min: 6, max: 20) fps ∼10% -78%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
72.7 (min: 61, max: 82) fps ∼100% +111%
MSI GF65 9SD
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
60.6 fps ∼83% +76%
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd0085cl
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
48.5 fps ∼67% +41%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
43 (min: 37, max: 47) fps ∼59% +25%
Asus TUF FX705GM
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
36.5 fps ∼50% +6%
Dell G3 3590
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
36.2 fps ∼50% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
34.4 fps ∼47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
  (27.5 - 36.5, n=9)
30.8 fps ∼42% -10%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
25.8 fps ∼35% -25%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
11.5 (min: 9, max: 14) fps ∼16% -67%
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