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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Florian Glaser (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 07/31/2017

May 2018 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.

We expanded the Top 10  to meet the increasing number of gaming notebooks. You can now find a list with the best high-end laptops that weigh less than 2.5 kg as well as budget gaming laptops for less than 1500 Euros. 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. You can sort the table by clicking its headers or via text filter (e.g. "matte").

Best Gaming Notebooks as of May 2018

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
188%04/2018Gigabyte Aero 15X v8Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.1 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
288%03/2018Asus G703Asus G703
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
64 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
4.7 kg51 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
388%03/2018Schenker XMG Ultra 17Schenker XMG Ultra 17
Intel Core i7-8700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 500 GB SSD
4.4 kg41 mm17.3"3840x2160matte
488%10/2017Alienware 15 R3 Max-QAlienware 15 R3 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
3.6 kg25.4 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
588%06/2017Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738JAcer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
3.1 kg27.62 mm17.3"3840x2160matte
687%05/2018
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MSI GT75 8RG-090 TitanMSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
4.6 kg58 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
787%02/2018Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.5 kg22 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
887%02/2018HP Omen X 17-ap0xxHP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
4.9 kg36.3 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
987%10/2017Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory,  SSD
3.1 kg22.5 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
1087%05/2017Acer 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

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

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1st - Gigabyte Aero 15X v8

Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8

The wolf in sheep's clothing is a fitting description for the Gigabyte Aero 15X v8 (2,500 Euros). While the majority of gaming laptops is rather bulky and heavy, respectively, and uses a flashy design, Gigabyte ships its 15-inch system with a slim, light, and sturdy case that looks understated. The RGB keyboard illumination is the only indicator for a gaming system.

Inside you will find the latest and greatest mobile hardware with Intel's Core i7-8750H and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, which are noticeable under higher workloads. Besides the hexa-core CPU, the 144 Hz panel is one of the most important changes over the previous model. Gigabyte once again waives G-Sync and implements Optimus to improve the battery runtime. This is a good decision considering the mobility of the laptop. Slim bezels and the certification for X-Rite Pantone are additional selling points. Note: The Aero 15X v8 will also be available with a 4K screen, which is supposed to cover 100 % of the AdobeRGB gamut.

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2nd - Asus ROG Chimera G703

Asus ROG Chimera G703
Asus ROG Chimera G703

While the G752 and the G701 are not present in this ranking, the G703 manages to secure the first spot. The brand-new 17-inch model is also quite bulky and heavy, but the gaming system is one of the best high-end laptops. 

The price o 3600 Euros includes a Core i7-7820HK, the GeForce GTX 1080, and a RAID system consisting of two NVMe-SSDs. CPU and GPU are even overclocked via Gaming Center (Turbo Gear feature) for maximum performance. However, the biggest highlight is the extremely fast 144 Hz panel with G-Sync support. The speaker sound, input devices, and ports deserve praise as well, but we did not like the fan noise under 3D load, the limited maintenance, and the short battery runtime.

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3rd – Schenker XMG Ultra 17

Schenker XMG Ultra 17
Schenker XMG Ultra 17

The XMG Ultra 17 from Schenker Technologies is the best example for a full-fledged desktop replacement. Despite its high weight (4.4 kg) and high construction (4.1 cm), we were mostly convinced by the 17-inch chassis. The manufacturer deserves respect for the upgrade possibilities and the screen. The 4K in our test model does not only feature a high resolution, but also covers a surprisingly wide color gamut (88 % AdobeRGB), but you will have to get used to it.

The GPU performance is also remarkable – Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 manages a level of performance that was not possible so far. You also get a real desktop processor. The XMG Ultra 17 does not last long without the power adapter, but the sound is great. This is also the case for the connectivity (Thunderbolt 3) and the input devices. However, we were disappointed by the fan behavior.

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4th – Alienware 15 R3

Alienware 15 R3
Alienware 15 R3

Although the quality management has suffered a bit since the acquisition by Dell (buyers frequently report build quality and cooling issues), which we can confirm based on our last review, Alienware laptops are still among the most elegant and high-end gaming laptops on the market. The 15-inch series AW 15 R3 is now also available with Nvidia's Max-Q design. The latter reduces the power consumption as well as the temperatures at the cost of performance.

Our test model priced at almost 2900 Euros (~$3416) provides plenty of performance, thanks to Core i7-7820HK and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q. Gamers will be happy with 16 GB of DDR4-RAM as well as an NVMe-SSD. Except for the weight, the chassis leaves a very good impression. You get good input devices, numerous ports, different lighting options, and a high-contrast 1080p IPS panel with G-Sync support. The battery runtime is not bad either. Dell could improve the sound and the noise development. The temperatures under load would allow a slightly lower RPM level on our particular test model.

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5th – Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE

Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE

Although the Acer VN7-793G-738J (also called Aspire V17 Nitro) features "only" a GeForce GTX 1060, the 17-inch device has taken the lead. As well as its contrast-rich 4K display, it has a stylish case and balanced components. Gamers might be happy with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and the SSD/HDD combination as well as the sophisticated interface layout including Thunderbolt.

In addition, the V17 Nitro is very quiet and slim (2.5 cm/~1 in) 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.

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6th - MSI GT75 8RG

MSI GT75 8RG
MSI GT75 8RG

The GT73VR already has a massive list of features, but MSI's GT75 is even better equipped. The manufacturer was the pioneer with mechanical keyboard in the 18-inch laptop (GT80) back in 2015, and they are now available in smaller gaming notebooks. Mechanical keyboards offer a much more precise and better defined feedback compared to conventional keyboards, but you have to live with the loud typing noise. The integrated RGB illuminations allows customization and you can control every key separately (incl. several modes). The GT75VR does not disappoint in terms of ports, maintenance, the display (120 Hz + G-Sync), the performance, and the sound, either.

We are not fully convinced by the bulky cooling unit. There are 10 heat pipes, but the 17-inch system still gets really loud  when you stress it. Up to 62 dB(A) is a new negative record, which is even more annoying considering the extreme chassis thickness of 5.8 cm. Still, this is mainly a desktop replacement at 4.6 kg anyway.

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7th – Alienware 13 R3

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 times 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 someday, 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.

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8th – HP Omen X 17

HP Omen X 17
HP Omen X 17

HP usually had a focus on office and multimedia devices in the past, but there are more and more gaming systems. The current high-end model carries the designation Omen X 17 and can easily keep up with the established competition in terms of performance, connectivity, and quality.

Advantages of the Omen X 17 include the 120 Hz display with G-Sync support, numerous lighting option, decent battery runtime, and the well-built as well as easy to maintain chassis with the mechanical keyboard. However, the HP also suffers from typical desktop replacement drawbacks like the high weight, bulky design, and loud fans during gaming. The sound could be better as well.

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9th – Razer Blade Pro

Razer Blade Pro
Razer Blade Pro

While the extremely expensive 4K edition of the Razer Blade Pro with the Core i7-7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080, and 60 Hz IGZO panel "only" managed an overalls score of 84% (not least because of the glossy screen and the intense noise development), the much less expensive 1080p model with Core i7-7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060, and 120 Hz IPS screen enters our Top 10 list.

There are still some drawbacks (fan control, weight, sound, display response times, ...), but the 1060 model is better in some respects. The battery is smaller, but the runtimes are still better thanks to the Optimus support. The socketed memory is another advantage, while it is soldered on the 4K SKU. The good score of 87% is also a result of the high-quality and sturdy case with RGB illumination.

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10th – Acer Predator 17

Acer Predator 17
Acer Predator 17

Acer, previously better known for office and multimedia notebooks, is penetrating more and more 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 has 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 (~9.5 lb) and a height of 4.5 cm (~1.8 in) are slightly outdated in the era of slim gaming notebooks such as the MSI GS73VR.

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Runners-up

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

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Comparison of the Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8 (8.4, 8.4)
16.8 ms * ∼3%
Asus G703 (8.4, 9.2)
17.6 ms * ∼3%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 (22.8, 21.2)
44 ms * ∼7%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q (19.6, 20.4)
40 ms * ∼6%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J (14, 15)
29 ms * ∼5%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan (4.4, 3.6)
8 ms * ∼1%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti) (22.8, 18.8)
41.6 ms * ∼7%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx (22, 22)
44 ms * ∼7%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220 (19.6, 17.2)
36.8 ms * ∼6%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ (24.4, 25.6)
50 ms * ∼8%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8 (6, 5.2)
11.2 ms * ∼5%
Asus G703 (6, 5.2)
11.2 ms * ∼5%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 (11.6, 13.2)
24.8 ms * ∼10%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q (16, 12)
28 ms * ∼12%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J (16, 11)
27 ms * ∼11%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan (3.8, 1.8)
5.6 ms * ∼2%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti) (18, 14)
32 ms * ∼13%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx (16, 15.6)
31.6 ms * ∼13%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220 (21.6, 15.6)
37.2 ms * ∼16%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ (11.2, 14.4)
25.6 ms * ∼11%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus G703
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
0 Hz ∼0%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q (95)
21100 Hz ∼4%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan (19)
26000 Hz ∼4%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti) (20)
25000 Hz ∼4%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
0 Hz ∼0%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
0 Hz ∼0%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
0 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness middle (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
313 cd/m² ∼91%
Asus G703
274 cd/m² ∼80%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
332 cd/m² ∼97%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
306 cd/m² ∼89%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
380 cd/m² ∼111%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
240 cd/m² ∼70%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
363 cd/m² ∼106%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
343 cd/m² ∼100%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
367.4 cd/m² ∼107%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
343 cd/m² ∼100%
Brightness (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
300 cd/m² ∼91%
Asus G703
268 cd/m² ∼82%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
313 cd/m² ∼95%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
297 cd/m² ∼91%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
336 cd/m² ∼102%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
248 cd/m² ∼76%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
322 cd/m² ∼98%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
332 cd/m² ∼101%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
363 cd/m² ∼111%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
328 cd/m² ∼100%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
78 % ∼93%
Asus G703
80 % ∼95%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
88 % ∼105%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
89 % ∼106%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
81 % ∼96%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
83 % ∼99%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
80 % ∼95%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
83 % ∼99%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
86 % ∼102%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
84 % ∼100%
Black Level (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
0.33 cd/m² * ∼114%
Asus G703
0.29 cd/m² * ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
0.28 cd/m² * ∼97%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
0.28 cd/m² * ∼97%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
0.32 cd/m² * ∼110%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
0.22 cd/m² * ∼76%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
0.31 cd/m² * ∼107%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
0.35 cd/m² * ∼121%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
0.32 cd/m² * ∼110%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
0.29 cd/m² * ∼100%
Contrast (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
948 :1 ∼80%
Asus G703
945 :1 ∼80%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
1186 :1 ∼100%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
1093 :1 ∼92%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
1188 :1 ∼100%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
1091 :1 ∼92%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
1171 :1 ∼99%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
980 :1 ∼83%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
1148 :1 ∼97%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
1183 :1 ∼100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
1.29 * ∼32%
Asus G703
3.99 * ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
3.86 * ∼96%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
5.45 * ∼136%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
5.32 * ∼133%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
2.14 * ∼53%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
5.1 * ∼127%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
3.35 * ∼84%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
3.8 * ∼95%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
4.01 * ∼100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
2.04 * ∼34%
Asus G703
7.33 * ∼122%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
5.88 * ∼98%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
9.45 * ∼157%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
7.63 * ∼127%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
5.04 * ∼84%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
8.9 * ∼148%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
5.62 * ∼93%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
10.4 * ∼172%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
6.03 * ∼100%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
0.69 * ∼15%
Asus G703
4.14 * ∼88%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
4.33 * ∼92%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
4.9 * ∼104%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
4.9 * ∼104%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
1.62 * ∼34%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
6.2 * ∼132%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
2.4 * ∼51%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
3.5 * ∼74%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
4.7 * ∼100%
Gamma (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
2.43 ∼101%
Asus G703
2.58 ∼108%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
2.41 ∼100%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
2.49 ∼104%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
2.61 ∼109%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
2.28 ∼95%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
2.35 ∼98%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
2.35 ∼98%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
2.18 ∼91%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
2.4 ∼100%
CCT (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
6550 ∼102%
Asus G703
7352 ∼114%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
6595 ∼102%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
7062 ∼109%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
6558 ∼102%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
6846 ∼106%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
6827 ∼106%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
6495 ∼101%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
6467 ∼100%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
6451 ∼100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
60 % ∼68%
Asus G703
60 % ∼68%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
88 % ∼100%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
54 % ∼61%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
87.2 % ∼99%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
77 % ∼88%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
59.2 % ∼67%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
57 % ∼65%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
58.1 % ∼66%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
88 % ∼100%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
94 % ∼94%
Asus G703
92 % ∼92%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
100 % ∼100%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
83 % ∼83%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
100 % ∼100%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
100 % ∼100%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
90.7 % ∼91%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
88 % ∼88%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
89.3 % ∼89%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
100 % ∼100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated (sort by value)
Asus G703
1.79 * ∼72%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
1.54 * ∼62%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
2.5 * ∼100%
Noise
off / environment (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
29 dB * ∼94%
Asus G703
30 dB * ∼97%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
30 dB * ∼97%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
29 dB * ∼94%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
30.8 dB * ∼99%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
30 dB * ∼97%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
29.7 dB * ∼96%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
28.3 dB * ∼91%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
28.1 dB * ∼91%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
31 dB * ∼100%
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
30 dB * ∼94%
Asus G703
35 dB * ∼109%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
34 dB * ∼106%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
32 dB * ∼100%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
31.4 dB * ∼98%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
32 dB * ∼100%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
29.7 dB * ∼93%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
31.5 dB * ∼98%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
29.5 dB * ∼92%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
32 dB * ∼100%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
31 dB * ∼89%
Asus G703
36 dB * ∼103%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
35 dB * ∼100%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
33 dB * ∼94%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
31.4 dB * ∼90%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
34 dB * ∼97%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
29.7 dB * ∼85%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
31.6 dB * ∼90%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
29.6 dB * ∼85%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
35 dB * ∼100%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
35 dB * ∼92%
Asus G703
38 dB * ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
40 dB * ∼105%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
35 dB * ∼92%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
31.4 dB * ∼83%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
37 dB * ∼97%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
29.7 dB * ∼78%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
31.6 dB * ∼83%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
29.6 dB * ∼78%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
38 dB * ∼100%
Load Average (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
49 dB * ∼117%
Asus G703
46 dB * ∼110%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
45 dB * ∼107%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
46 dB * ∼110%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
38.6 dB * ∼92%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
43 dB * ∼102%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
32.7 dB * ∼78%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
36.8 dB * ∼88%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
31.6 dB * ∼75%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
42 dB * ∼100%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
51 dB * ∼116%
Asus G703
48 dB * ∼109%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
52 dB * ∼118%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
48 dB * ∼109%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
57 dB * ∼130%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
36.4 dB * ∼83%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
48.2 dB * ∼110%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
46 dB * ∼105%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
44 dB * ∼100%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
54 dB * ∼108%
Asus G703
54 dB * ∼108%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
60 dB * ∼120%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
50 dB * ∼100%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
44.3 dB * ∼89%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
62 dB * ∼124%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
50 dB * ∼100%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
52.1 dB * ∼104%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
51.8 dB * ∼104%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
50 dB * ∼100%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
53 °C * ∼136%
Asus G703
55 °C * ∼141%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
41 °C * ∼105%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
47 °C * ∼120%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
56 °C * ∼143%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
47 °C * ∼120%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
46.1 °C * ∼118%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
35.6 °C * ∼91%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
48.2 °C * ∼123%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
39.1 °C * ∼100%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
65 °C * ∼154%
Asus G703
54 °C * ∼128%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
48 °C * ∼114%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
55 °C * ∼131%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
48.7 °C * ∼116%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
53 °C * ∼126%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
55 °C * ∼131%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
39 °C * ∼93%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
43.2 °C * ∼103%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
42.1 °C * ∼100%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
26 °C * ∼93%
Asus G703
29 °C * ∼104%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
30 °C * ∼108%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
36 °C * ∼129%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
30.9 °C * ∼111%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
26 °C * ∼93%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
24.3 °C * ∼87%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
24.2 °C * ∼87%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
25.4 °C * ∼91%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
27.9 °C * ∼100%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
30 °C * ∼115%
Asus G703
32 °C * ∼123%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
35 °C * ∼134%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
38 °C * ∼146%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
30.6 °C * ∼117%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
27 °C * ∼103%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
24.8 °C * ∼95%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
27.4 °C * ∼105%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
25.8 °C * ∼99%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
26.1 °C * ∼100%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
762 min ∼236%
Asus G703
200 min ∼62%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
164 min ∼51%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
424 min ∼131%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
min ∼0%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
225 min ∼70%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
769 min ∼238%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
348 min ∼108%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
721 min ∼223%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
323 min ∼100%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
513 min ∼235%
Asus G703
151 min ∼69%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
142 min ∼65%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
321 min ∼147%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
277 min ∼127%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
460 min ∼211%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
333 min ∼153%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
419 min ∼192%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
218 min ∼100%
Load (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
156 min ∼171%
Asus G703
54 min ∼59%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
70 min ∼77%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
113 min ∼124%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
min ∼0%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
63 min ∼69%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
97 min ∼107%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
117 min ∼129%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
72 min ∼79%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
91 min ∼100%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
14 Watt * ∼61%
Asus G703
26 Watt * ∼113%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
32 Watt * ∼139%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
22 Watt * ∼96%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
10.5 Watt * ∼46%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
31 Watt * ∼135%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
6.6 Watt * ∼29%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
21.6 Watt * ∼94%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
10.6 Watt * ∼46%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
23 Watt * ∼100%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
18 Watt * ∼55%
Asus G703
30 Watt * ∼91%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
38 Watt * ∼115%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
26 Watt * ∼79%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
20.5 Watt * ∼62%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
35 Watt * ∼106%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
9.5 Watt * ∼29%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
26.4 Watt * ∼80%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
16 Watt * ∼48%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
33 Watt * ∼100%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
22 Watt * ∼55%
Asus G703
37 Watt * ∼93%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
45 Watt * ∼113%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
33 Watt * ∼83%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
22 Watt * ∼55%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
45 Watt * ∼113%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
12.7 Watt * ∼32%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
26.6 Watt * ∼67%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
16.4 Watt * ∼41%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
40 Watt * ∼100%
Load Average (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
91 Watt * ∼97%
Asus G703
123 Watt * ∼131%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
96 Watt * ∼102%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
86 Watt * ∼91%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
91 Watt * ∼97%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
130 Watt * ∼138%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
64 Watt * ∼68%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
95.6 Watt * ∼102%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
75.9 Watt * ∼81%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
94 Watt * ∼100%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
173 Watt * ∼76%
Asus G703
341 Watt * ∼150%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
331 Watt * ∼145%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
215 Watt * ∼94%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
155 Watt * ∼68%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
374 Watt * ∼164%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
146.6 Watt * ∼64%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
199.6 Watt * ∼88%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
163.8 Watt * ∼72%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
228 Watt * ∼100%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
142 Watt * ∼80%
Asus G703
257 Watt * ∼145%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
237 Watt * ∼134%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
159 Watt * ∼90%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
268 Watt * ∼151%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
105 Watt * ∼59%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
221.7 Watt * ∼125%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
111.2 Watt * ∼63%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
177 Watt * ∼100%

Legend

 
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8 Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
 
Asus G703 Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP NVMe (RAID 0)
 
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Intel Core i7-8700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
 
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, LiteOn CX2-8B256
 
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
 
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan Intel Core i9-8950HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
 
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti) Intel Core i5-7300HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
 
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
13281 Points ∼50%
Asus G703
17502 Points ∼65%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
17997 Points ∼67%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
14631 Points ∼55%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
9575 Points ∼36%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
18738 Points ∼70%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
6590 Points ∼25%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
15409 Points ∼58%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
9497 Points ∼36%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
13353 Points ∼50%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
15502 Points ∼52%
Asus G703
21293 Points ∼71%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
22034 Points ∼73%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
17829 Points ∼59%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
12613 Points ∼42%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
23175 Points ∼77%
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti)
8864 Points ∼30%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
18904 Points ∼63%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
12113 Points ∼40%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
16430 Points ∼55%
PCMark 10 - Score (sort by value)
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
5059 Points ∼65%
Asus G703
5035 Points ∼65%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
5976 Points ∼77%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
5295 Points ∼68%
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan
6558 Points ∼84%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
5290 Points ∼68%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
4752 Points ∼61%

Legend

 
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8 Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
 
Asus G703 Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP NVMe (RAID 0)
 
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Intel Core i7-8700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
 
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, LiteOn CX2-8B256
 
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
 
MSI GT75 8RG-090 Titan Intel Core i9-8950HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP (RAID 0)
 
Alienware 13 R3 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti) Intel Core i5-7300HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
 
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
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