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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Florian Glaser, 06/02/2017

June 2017 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.

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We have divided the Top 10 into two sections to meet the increasing number of lightweight gaming notebooks. You can now find a list with the best high-end laptops that weigh less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb) here. Our "classic" Gaming Top 10 (without any restrictions in terms of weight) is obviously still available.

The following table shows an overview of the top 10 gaming notebooks that we have reviewed in the previous 10 months. Upon an equal rating, newer articles are listed first.

Top 10 Gaming Notebooks as of June 2017

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
188%05/2017
new!
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XNAcer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
3.1 kg25 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
288%03/2017Schenker XMG U727 2017Schenker XMG U727 2017
Intel Core i7-7700K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
5 kg47 mm17.3"3840x2160matte
388%02/2017Alienware 13 R3Alienware 13 R3
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.5 kg22 mm13.3"2560x1440glossy
487%05/2017
new!
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJAcer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
4.3 kg40 mm17.3"3840x2160matte
587%03/2017Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DLAcer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
4.3 kg45 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
687%01/2017MSI GT73VR 7RF-296MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
4.1 kg49 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
787%10/2016MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
Intel Core i7-6820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
5.5 kg69 mm18.4"1920x1080matte
886%06/2017
new!
Asus G752VS-BA338TAsus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
4.5 kg53 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
986%06/2017
new!
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751XAcer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
3.7 kg39 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
1086%03/2017Asus G701VIK-BA049TAsus G701VIK-BA049T
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
4 kg38 mm17.3"1920x1080matte

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


Editors' Comments

1st

Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE

Although our test model of the Acer VN7-793G (also called Aspire V17 Nitro) "only" features a GeForce GTX 1060 and a quad-core processor without Hyper-Threading (Core i5-7300HQ), the 17-inch device took the lead. Apart from a fair price/performance ratio, its pros include the stylish case and balanced components. Gamers might be happy about 16 GB DDR4 RAM and the SSD/HDD combination as well as the sophisticated interface layout including Thunderbolt.

At 1920x1080 pixels, the resolution of the WLED display is appropriate for the performance of the graphics card. In addition, the V17 Nitro is very quiet and slim (2.5 cm) for a gaming notebook and delivers above-average battery life. There are hardly any points of criticism (maintenance could be better). Thus, we can unconditionally recommend this laptop.

2nd

Schenker Technologies XMG U727 (2017)
Schenker Technologies XMG U727 (2017)

The XMG U727 from Schenker Technologies is a prime example of a full-fledged desktop replacement. Despite its heavy weight (~5.5 kg/~12.1 lb) and thick build (4.7 cm/~1.8 in) the 17-inch case could mostly convince us. In particular, the upgradeability and the display deserve praise. Not only does the 4K panel incorporated in our test model impress with a high resolution, but it also offers a surprisingly high color space (88% AdobeRGB), to which you have to get used to however.

The graphics performance is also noteworthy. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 achieves a performance level unmatched so far. While the XMG U727 does not last long on battery, its sound is top-notch. The same is true for connectivity (Thunderbolt 3), keyboard, and touchpad. However, the temperature and system noise are only mediocre.

3rd

Alienware 13 R3
Alienware 13 R3

The third revision of the Alienware 13 differs from conventional gaming notebooks in several aspects. On the one hand, there are the extensive lighting (including touchpad) and the striking design, which may not appeal to everyone. On the other hand, the case quality is different in general. For example, the manufacturer uses a combination of metal and (rubberized) plastic, which increases the weight but ensures excellent stability. The build quality is also flawless.

Thanks to its promising OLED display (2560x1440 pixels), which outclasses TN and IPS panels, the test model, for 2200 Euros (~$2481), achieves one of the best ratings overall. Contrast, viewing angles, color intensity, and response time are excellent. The glossy touch surface, which reflects heavily, is a small disadvantage.

Otherwise, we can only complain about the missing card reader, the imperfect maintenance and the high depth. Measuring 26.9 cm (~10.6 in), the device appears much like a 14-inch laptop. In return, the Alienware 13 R3 delivers unrivaled performance in the 13-inch segment. Those who buy the top model will get a PCIe SSD, a Core i7-7700HQ, and a GeForce GTX 1060. The latter two are more often found in 15-inch devices and bigger. In case the performance might become too low some day, it can be improved with external solutions such as a Graphics Amplifier or Thunderbolt 3 (eGPU).

Note: According to several forum messages, the current Alienware generation frequently suffers from temperature problems. Our tests of the 15 R3 confirm this (high, inconsistent CPU values). Apparently, the cooling system is too weak and/or the quality or quantity of thermal grease is too low.

4th

Acer Predator 17
Acer Predator 17

Acer, previously better known for office and multimedia notebooks, is more and more penetrating into the gaming range. While the Nitro series is primarily attractive for price-conscious gamers, the Predator has been made for demanding gamers. The current Kaby Lake model is called 17 G9-793 and achieved a rating of 87% in our review. Its biggest unique feature is its distinctive design, which might not meet everybody's taste.

Otherwise, Acer made sure that the device is future-proof. For example, the interfaces include Thunderbolt 3 and the display supports G-Sync. The bulky design is not that modern: A weight of 4.3 kg and a height of 4.5 cm are slightly outdated in times of slim gaming notebooks such as the MSI GS73VR.

5th

Acer Predator 17 X
Acer Predator 17 X

At a first glance, the Predator 17 X resembles the cheaper 17-inch sibling without "X" trailing the name. However, several differences become apparent at a closer look. While the slightly different design is only of a cosmetic nature, the GeForce GTX 1080 can have a very big impact on gaming experience (more reserves for 4K gaming). In order to provide equally high CPU performance, Acer has incorporated a Core i7-7820HK with overclocking to up to 4.3 GHz. The test model only features a Full HD panel. However, it supports G-Sync and achieves a good image quality thanks to the IPS technology.

The omission of an additional fan (FrostCore) is not a disadvantage, since the integrated dual-fan system is already powerful enough to keep the laptop cool and quiet in most scenarios. However, the Predator 17 X is hardly apt for being carried around, since it belongs to the thickest and heaviest representatives of its category.

6th

MSI GT73VR 7RF
MSI GT73VR 7RF

In comparison to its strongest rivals, the MSI GT73VR 7RF scores points with a 120 Hz display and significantly better maintainability. Under the hood, the MSI not only has three M.2 slots (two of them: PCIe/NVMe), but it also has a huge cooling system consisting of two fans and a record-breaking number of 10 heat-pipes. This is not surprising, since the high-end device uses the currently strongest notebook chip with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080. In addition, the Turbo mode (shift function of the Dragon Center) overclocks the CPU and GPU.

Further highlights are powerful sound, acceptable temperature development, and a stylish light for the keyboard and touchpad. Apart from color precision, the matte FHD display appears very good (fast response time, G-Sync, great contrast). The only disadvantages are its bulky build, poor battery life, and loud system noise under full load.

7th

MSI GT83VR 6RE
MSI GT83VR 6RE

The MSI GT83VR 6RE is indeed a special notebook: The desktop replacement is richly equipped with two NVMe SSDs in RAID 0, two GTX 1070 cards in SLI mode, 32 GB of RAM, and a Core i7-6820HK, which is overclocked up to 4 GHz. Those who are looking for maximum performance but do not want a tower PC could like the 18-inch device if it was not for the steep price. MSI charges about 4000 Euros (~$4512) for the technology used.

While connectivity, display (unfortunately only Full HD), and sound system meet the high expectations, the system noise is a big disadvantage. The GT83VR reached up to 57 dB(A) under full load, which is high, even for a gaming notebook. However, the mechanical keyboard deserves respect. Inputs are significantly crisper and more precise compared to a standard keyboard. The touchpad with number block functionality is also futuristic. Moreover, you cannot complain about performance: The Pascal SLI combo outperforms the GTX 980 SLI of the predecessor by about 20 to 50% in synthetic graphics benchmarks.

8th

Asus G752VS
Asus G752VS

The G752VS from Asus also comes with an (optionally) overclocked GeForce GTX 1070. Apart from acceptable system noise, the 120 Hz IPS panel with wide viewing angles and G-Sync support are reasons to buy this device. In addition, the temperatures are low, the connectivity is great (but several interfaces are unfavorably placed) and the input devices are good.

However, it is just not good enough for a rating of 88%. On the one hand, maintenance could be better (a layperson cannot reach the cooling system). On the other hand, the G752VS weighs about 4.4 kg.

9th

Acer Predator 15
Acer Predator 15

The Acer Predator 15 is a shrunken version of the Predator 17 (X) with all the advantages and disadvantages. Those who do not mind its unconventional look (very dainty) will get a very powerful high-end notebook, which handles all everyday tasks with ease. For a price of 2100 Euros (~$2369), it features a Core i7-7700HQ, a GeForce GTX 1070, 16 GB of RAM, an SSD/HDD combination and a Full HD IPS panel.

In particular, the replaceable drive bay is an exciting feature. It either hosts a DVD burner or an extra fan, which reduces the temperature at the palm rests (and hardly changes the system noise in our experience). One of the biggest weaknesses is limited maintenance and, as in the Predator 17, the bulky design (height).

10th

Asus G701VIK
Asus G701VIK

The G701VIK is the right choice for those who think that the performance of the G752VS is not future-proof enough. The 17-inch device not only uses an overclocked Core i7-7820HK but also uses a GeForce GTX 1080. In addition, Asus incorporated a G-Sync display with 120 Hz, which, in contrast to most competitors, is based on IPS instead of TN (better image quality, slower response times). In our opinion, the resolution of 1920x1080 pixels is a disadvantage, since the GTX 1080 is capable of more. Hence, the premium chip cannot show its full potential.

The build quality of the test model is also lower than expected. In addition, the manufacturer could improve the sound, the interface layout, and the emissions. With enabled overclocking, the components get very hot and the fans quite loud - despite a powerful cooling system (the device weighs 4.0 kg/~8.8 lb). Otherwise, there is hardly anything to complain about. In addition to the big touchpad, the PCIe SSDs (RAID 0 system), the Thunderbolt 3 port and the useful Gaming Center are appealing.

Runners-up

The following devices, which were reviewed in the last month, did not make our Top 10:

Recent Gaming Notebook Awards

Comparison of the Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
36 ms * ∼6%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
44 ms * ∼7%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
50 ms * ∼8%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
45 ms * ∼7%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
26 ms * ∼4%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
37 ms * ∼6%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
36 ms * ∼6%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
36 ms * ∼6%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
38 ms * ∼6%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
26 ms * ∼11%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
28 ms * ∼12%
Alienware 13 R3
2.8 ms * ∼1%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
25.6 ms * ∼11%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
28 ms * ∼12%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
7 ms * ∼3%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
21 ms * ∼9%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
26 ms * ∼11%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
26.4 ms * ∼11%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
20 ms * ∼8%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
0 Hz ∼0%
Alienware 13 R3
240 Hz ∼0%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
0 Hz ∼0%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
250 Hz ∼0%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
0 Hz ∼0%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
20830 Hz ∼15%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
0 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
307 cd/m² ∼44%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
344 cd/m² ∼49%
Alienware 13 R3
310 cd/m² ∼44%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
328 cd/m² ∼47%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
362 cd/m² ∼52%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
284 cd/m² ∼41%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
277 cd/m² ∼40%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
300 cd/m² ∼43%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
274 cd/m² ∼39%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
299 cd/m² ∼43%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
84 % ∼84%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
85 % ∼85%
Alienware 13 R3
87 % ∼87%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
84 % ∼84%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
91 % ∼91%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
85 % ∼85%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
84 % ∼84%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
88 % ∼88%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
88 % ∼88%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
91 % ∼91%
Black Level (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
0.26 % * ∼5%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
0.35 % * ∼7%
Alienware 13 R3
0 % * ∼0%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
0.29 % * ∼6%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
0.37 % * ∼7%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
0.25 % * ∼5%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
0.4 % * ∼8%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
0.32 % * ∼6%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
0.32 % * ∼6%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
0.27 % * ∼5%
Contrast (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
1331 :1 ∼83%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
1034 :1 ∼65%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
1183 :1 ∼74%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
1027 :1 ∼64%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
1228 :1 ∼77%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
775 :1 ∼48%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
959 :1 ∼60%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
922 :1 ∼58%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
1133 :1 ∼71%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
4.32 * ∼29%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
2.46 * ∼16%
Alienware 13 R3
2.54 * ∼17%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
4.01 * ∼27%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
4.12 * ∼27%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
9.65 * ∼64%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
1.83 * ∼12%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
5.53 * ∼37%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
4.59 * ∼31%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
3.98 * ∼27%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
5.76 * ∼38%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
2.9 * ∼19%
Alienware 13 R3
1.43 * ∼10%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
4.7 * ∼31%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
3.95 * ∼26%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
10.07 * ∼67%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
1.38 * ∼9%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
7 * ∼47%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
4.03 * ∼27%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
4.15 * ∼28%
Gamma (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
2.35 ∼67%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
2.31 ∼66%
Alienware 13 R3
2.3 ∼66%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
2.4 ∼69%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
2.47 ∼71%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
2.12 ∼61%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
2.44 ∼70%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
2.48 ∼71%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
2.3 ∼66%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
2.45 ∼70%
CCT (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
6447 ∼645%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
6120 ∼612%
Alienware 13 R3
6337 ∼634%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
6451 ∼645%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
6539 ∼654%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
12145 ∼1215%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
6723 ∼672%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
8103 ∼810%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
7229 ∼723%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
7386 ∼739%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
59 % ∼59%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
88 % ∼88%
Alienware 13 R3
78 % ∼78%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
88 % ∼88%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
55 % ∼55%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
75 % ∼75%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
59 % ∼59%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
58 % ∼58%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
56 % ∼56%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
58 % ∼58%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
90 % ∼90%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
100 % ∼100%
Alienware 13 R3
97 % ∼97%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
100 % ∼100%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
84 % ∼84%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
100 % ∼100%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
90 % ∼90%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
90 % ∼90%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
85 % ∼85%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
89 % ∼89%
Noise
off / environment (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
30.7 dB * ∼61%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
30 dB * ∼60%
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼58%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
31 dB * ∼62%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
30 dB * ∼60%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
30 dB * ∼60%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
30 dB * ∼60%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
30 dB * ∼60%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
32 dB * ∼64%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
30 dB * ∼60%
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
30.7 dB * ∼61%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
31 dB * ∼62%
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼58%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
32 dB * ∼64%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
33 dB * ∼66%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
34 dB * ∼68%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
33 dB * ∼66%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
30 dB * ∼60%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
34 dB * ∼68%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
30 dB * ∼60%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
30.7 dB * ∼61%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
34 dB * ∼68%
Alienware 13 R3
30 dB * ∼60%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
35 dB * ∼70%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
35 dB * ∼70%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
35 dB * ∼70%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
34 dB * ∼68%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
32 dB * ∼64%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
36 dB * ∼72%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
31 dB * ∼62%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
31.4 dB * ∼63%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
37 dB * ∼74%
Alienware 13 R3
31 dB * ∼62%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
38 dB * ∼76%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
37 dB * ∼74%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
37 dB * ∼74%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
35 dB * ∼70%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
36 dB * ∼72%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
38 dB * ∼76%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
36 dB * ∼72%
Load Average (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
32.1 dB * ∼64%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
44 dB * ∼88%
Alienware 13 R3
36 dB * ∼72%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
42 dB * ∼84%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
40 dB * ∼80%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
39 dB * ∼78%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
48 dB * ∼96%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
43 dB * ∼86%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
41 dB * ∼82%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
47 dB * ∼94%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
42.8 dB * ∼86%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
52 dB * ∼104%
Alienware 13 R3
49 dB * ∼98%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
50 dB * ∼100%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
50 dB * ∼100%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
56 dB * ∼112%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
57 dB * ∼114%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
49 dB * ∼98%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
50 dB * ∼100%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
56 dB * ∼112%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
48.4 °C * ∼81%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
47.5 °C * ∼79%
Alienware 13 R3
48.8 °C * ∼81%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
39.1 °C * ∼65%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
44.2 °C * ∼74%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
39.8 °C * ∼66%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
35.8 °C * ∼60%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
41 °C * ∼68%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
42.3 °C * ∼71%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
50.9 °C * ∼85%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
44.2 °C * ∼74%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
56 °C * ∼93%
Alienware 13 R3
60.4 °C * ∼101%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
42.1 °C * ∼70%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
43 °C * ∼72%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
47.8 °C * ∼80%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
42.8 °C * ∼71%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
39.3 °C * ∼66%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
40.9 °C * ∼68%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
44.6 °C * ∼74%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
25.8 °C * ∼43%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
34.5 °C * ∼58%
Alienware 13 R3
33.1 °C * ∼55%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
27.9 °C * ∼47%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
32.4 °C * ∼54%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
27.1 °C * ∼45%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
24.7 °C * ∼41%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
29.9 °C * ∼50%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
25.5 °C * ∼43%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
33.6 °C * ∼56%
Alienware 13 R3
30.1 °C * ∼50%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
26.1 °C * ∼44%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
32.8 °C * ∼55%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
27.4 °C * ∼46%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
22.8 °C * ∼38%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
27.3 °C * ∼46%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
25.2 °C * ∼42%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
618 min ∼23%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
222 min ∼8%
Alienware 13 R3
524 min ∼19%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
323 min ∼12%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
313 min ∼12%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
min ∼0%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
152 min ∼6%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
445 min ∼16%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
502 min ∼19%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
342 min ∼13%
Load (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
130 min ∼5%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
97 min ∼4%
Alienware 13 R3
90 min ∼3%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
91 min ∼3%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
90 min ∼3%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
min ∼0%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
54 min ∼2%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
96 min ∼4%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
117 min ∼4%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
83 min ∼3%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
374 min ∼14%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
168 min ∼6%
Alienware 13 R3
320 min ∼12%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
218 min ∼8%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
251 min ∼9%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
160 min ∼6%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
120 min ∼4%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
293 min ∼11%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
332 min ∼12%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
241 min ∼9%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
7.8 Watt * ∼8%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
32 Watt * ∼32%
Alienware 13 R3
7 Watt * ∼7%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
23 Watt * ∼23%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
27 Watt * ∼27%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
29 Watt * ∼29%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
32 Watt * ∼32%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
21 Watt * ∼21%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
18 Watt * ∼18%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
24 Watt * ∼24%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
13.3 Watt * ∼13%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
43 Watt * ∼43%
Alienware 13 R3
12 Watt * ∼12%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
33 Watt * ∼33%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
32 Watt * ∼32%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
35 Watt * ∼35%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
47 Watt * ∼47%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
27 Watt * ∼27%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
23 Watt * ∼23%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
31 Watt * ∼31%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
16.6 Watt * ∼17%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
51 Watt * ∼51%
Alienware 13 R3
18 Watt * ∼18%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
40 Watt * ∼40%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
41 Watt * ∼41%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
40 Watt * ∼40%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
52 Watt * ∼52%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
32 Watt * ∼32%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
30 Watt * ∼30%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
38 Watt * ∼38%
Load Average (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
73 Watt * ∼21%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
138 Watt * ∼39%
Alienware 13 R3
76 Watt * ∼22%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
94 Watt * ∼27%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
102 Watt * ∼29%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
94 Watt * ∼27%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
152 Watt * ∼43%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
86 Watt * ∼25%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
89 Watt * ∼25%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
98 Watt * ∼28%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
140 Watt * ∼40%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
350 Watt * ∼100%
Alienware 13 R3
161 Watt * ∼46%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
228 Watt * ∼65%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
248 Watt * ∼71%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
315 Watt * ∼90%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
366 Watt * ∼105%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
206 Watt * ∼59%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
213 Watt * ∼61%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
320 Watt * ∼91%

Legend

 
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN Intel Core i5-7300HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
 
Schenker XMG U727 2017 Intel Core i7-7700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
 
Alienware 13 R3 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
 
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
 
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
 
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296 Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL (RAID 0)
 
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451 Intel Core i7-6820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL (RAID 0)
 
Asus G752VS-BA338T Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Asus G701VIK-BA049T Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
10386 Points ∼36%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
21371 Points ∼74%
Alienware 13 R3
12319 Points ∼43%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
16430 Points ∼57%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
20303 Points ∼71%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
20510 Points ∼71%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
24267 Points ∼85%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
17222 Points ∼60%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
16110 Points ∼56%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
21727 Points ∼76%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
8563 Points ∼37%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
17286 Points ∼74%
Alienware 13 R3
9584 Points ∼41%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
13353 Points ∼57%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
17463 Points ∼75%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
16478 Points ∼70%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
21132 Points ∼90%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
14277 Points ∼61%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
13584 Points ∼58%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
17700 Points ∼76%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
5565 Points ∼69%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
7864 Points ∼98%
Alienware 13 R3
5482 Points ∼68%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
6692 Points ∼83%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
7667 Points ∼95%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
7635 Points ∼95%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
7551 Points ∼94%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
6805 Points ∼85%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
7004 Points ∼87%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
7903 Points ∼98%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN
3899 Points ∼65%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
4902 Points ∼82%
Alienware 13 R3
3894 Points ∼65%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
4395 Points ∼74%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
5975 Points ∼100%
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451
5332 Points ∼89%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
5103 Points ∼85%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
5169 Points ∼87%
Asus G701VIK-BA049T
5662 Points ∼95%

Legend

 
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-52XN Intel Core i5-7300HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
 
Schenker XMG U727 2017 Intel Core i7-7700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
 
Alienware 13 R3 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
 
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
 
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
 
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296 Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL (RAID 0)
 
MSI GT83VR-6RE32SR451 Intel Core i7-6820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL (RAID 0)
 
Asus G752VS-BA338T Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
Asus G701VIK-BA049T Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)

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