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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Florian Glaser, 07/31/2017

September 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.

For the original German article, see here.

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 September 2017

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
188%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
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%08/2017
new!
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan ProMSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
4.6 kg58 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
587%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
687%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
787%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
886%08/2017
new!
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKBLenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
4.4 kg37 mm17.3"1920x1080glossy
986%06/2017Asus 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
1086%06/2017Acer 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

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


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1st

Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE
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) "only" features a GeForce GTX 1060, the 17-inch device took the lead. Apart from the contrast-rich 4K display, 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.

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.

Pricecompare

Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J

2nd

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

Pricecompare

XMG U727 2017

3rd

Alienware 13 R3
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 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.

Pricecompare

13 R3

4th

MSI GT75VR 7RF
MSI GT75VR 7RF
MSI GT75VR 7RF
MSI GT75VR 7RF

While already the GT73VR attracted customers with a plethora of features, MSI goes an extra mile with the GT75VR. In 2015, the manufacturer already used mechanical keyboards in 18-inch devices (GT80). These also find their way into smaller gaming notebooks now. In comparison to classical keyboards, mechanical keyboards feature a clearer and more accurate feedback, but the typing noise is louder. Those who like it colorful will also appreciate the integrated RGB light, which can light each key in a different color (including various modes). The GT75VR also performs great in connectivity, maintenance, display (120 Hz + G-Sync), performance, and sound.

The basically powerful cooling system is not fully convincing. Despite 10 heatpipes, the 17-inch laptop gets very loud. A maximum of 62 dB(A) is a new negative record. All the more, it is disappointing that the case is tremendously thick with a height of 5.8 cm. A weight of 4.6 kg chains the buyer to the desk.

Pricecompare

GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro

5th

Acer Predator 17
Acer Predator 17
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.

Pricecompare

Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ

6th

Acer Predator 17 X
Acer Predator 17 X
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.

Pricecompare

Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL

7th

MSI GT73VR 7RF
MSI GT73VR 7RF
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.

Pricecompare

GT73VR 7RF-296

8th

Lenovo Legion Y920
Lenovo Legion Y920
Lenovo Legion Y920
Lenovo Legion Y920

Gaming notebooks from Lenovo only seldom made it into our Top 10 so far. Apart from the touchpad (we remember the Y500 with horror), quality and design of the case were complaints. Although the brand-new 17-inch Legion Y920 is also not free of flaws, it still performs well enough for the 8th place. Among others, many interfaces, good sound, excellent performance, and moderate emissions (temperature, system noise) are pros. Except for the glare finish, the bright G-Sync display is appealing.

Alike other 17-inch bolides, the Legion Y920 is not easily portable. For example, the case is quite heavy with 4.4 kg. The biggest disadvantage of the test configuration is its price. An UHD display and/or a GeForce GTX 1080 instead of a GTX 1070 are to be expected in view of a price of just under 3000 Euros.

Pricecompare

Legion Y920-17IKB

9th

Asus G752VS
Asus G752VS
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.

Pricecompare

G752VS-BA338T

10th

Acer Predator 15
Acer Predator 15
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).

Pricecompare

Predator 15 G9-593-751X

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 VN7-793-738J (14, 15)
29 ms * ∼5%
Schenker XMG U727 2017 (14, 30)
44 ms * ∼7%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro (6.4, 5.2)
11.6 ms * ∼2%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ (24.4, 25.6)
50 ms * ∼8%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL (18, 27)
45 ms * ∼7%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296 (12, 14)
26 ms * ∼4%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB (14, 14.8)
28.8 ms * ∼5%
Asus G752VS-BA338T (18, 18)
36 ms * ∼6%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X (18, 18)
36 ms * ∼6%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J (16, 11)
27 ms * ∼11%
Schenker XMG U727 2017 (6, 22)
28 ms * ∼12%
Alienware 13 R3 (1.2, 1.6)
2.8 ms * ∼1%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro (4.8, 2)
6.8 ms * ∼3%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ (11.2, 14.4)
25.6 ms * ∼11%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL (6, 22)
28 ms * ∼12%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296 (4, 3)
7 ms * ∼3%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB (13.6, 9.6)
23.2 ms * ∼10%
Asus G752VS-BA338T (14.4, 11.6)
26 ms * ∼11%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X (15.2, 11.2)
26.4 ms * ∼11%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
0 Hz ∼0%
Alienware 13 R3 (100)
240 Hz ∼0%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro (15)
25000 Hz ∼17%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
20000 Hz ∼14%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
0 Hz ∼0%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X (90)
20830 Hz ∼15%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
336 cd/m² ∼48%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
344 cd/m² ∼49%
Alienware 13 R3
310 cd/m² ∼44%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
262 cd/m² ∼37%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
378 cd/m² ∼54%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
300 cd/m² ∼43%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
274 cd/m² ∼39%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
81 % ∼81%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
85 % ∼85%
Alienware 13 R3
87 % ∼87%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
81 % ∼81%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
88 % ∼88%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
88 % ∼88%
Black Level (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
0.32 % * ∼6%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
0.35 % * ∼7%
Alienware 13 R3
0 % * ∼0%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
0.26 % * ∼5%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
0.48 % * ∼10%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
0.32 % * ∼6%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
0.32 % * ∼6%
Contrast (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
1188 :1 ∼74%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
1034 :1 ∼65%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
1054 :1 ∼66%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
880 :1 ∼55%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
959 :1 ∼60%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
922 :1 ∼58%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
5.32 * ∼35%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
2.46 * ∼16%
Alienware 13 R3
2.54 * ∼17%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
1.36 * ∼9%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
4.4 * ∼29%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
5.53 * ∼37%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
4.59 * ∼31%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
4.9 * ∼33%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
2.9 * ∼19%
Alienware 13 R3
1.43 * ∼10%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
0.64 * ∼4%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
2.8 * ∼19%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
7 * ∼47%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
4.03 * ∼27%
Gamma (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
2.61 ∼75%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
2.31 ∼66%
Alienware 13 R3
2.3 ∼66%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
2.19 ∼63%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
2.22 ∼63%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
2.48 ∼71%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
2.3 ∼66%
CCT (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
6558 ∼656%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
6120 ∼612%
Alienware 13 R3
6337 ∼634%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
6551 ∼655%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
6451 ∼645%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
6539 ∼654%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
12145 ∼1215%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
6403 ∼640%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
8103 ∼810%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
7229 ∼723%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
87.2 % ∼87%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
88 % ∼88%
Alienware 13 R3
78 % ∼78%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
77 % ∼77%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
88 % ∼88%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
55 % ∼55%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
75 % ∼75%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
55 % ∼55%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
58 % ∼58%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
56 % ∼56%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
100 % ∼100%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
100 % ∼100%
Alienware 13 R3
97 % ∼97%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
100 % ∼100%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
100 % ∼100%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
84 % ∼84%
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
100 % ∼100%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
84 % ∼84%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
90 % ∼90%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
85 % ∼85%
Noise
off / environment (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
30.8 dB * ∼62%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
30 dB * ∼60%
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼58%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
30 dB * ∼60%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
28.1 dB * ∼56%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
30 dB * ∼60%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
32 dB * ∼64%
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
31.4 dB * ∼63%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
31 dB * ∼62%
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼58%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
33 dB * ∼66%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
29.9 dB * ∼60%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
30 dB * ∼60%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
34 dB * ∼68%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
31.4 dB * ∼63%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
34 dB * ∼68%
Alienware 13 R3
30 dB * ∼60%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
34 dB * ∼68%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
32 dB * ∼64%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
36 dB * ∼72%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
31.4 dB * ∼63%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
37 dB * ∼74%
Alienware 13 R3
31 dB * ∼62%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
38 dB * ∼76%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
36 dB * ∼72%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
38 dB * ∼76%
Load Average (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
38.6 dB * ∼77%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
44 dB * ∼88%
Alienware 13 R3
36 dB * ∼72%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
44 dB * ∼88%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
33.2 dB * ∼66%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
43 dB * ∼86%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
41 dB * ∼82%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
44.3 dB * ∼89%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
52 dB * ∼104%
Alienware 13 R3
49 dB * ∼98%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
62 dB * ∼124%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
46.5 dB * ∼93%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
49 dB * ∼98%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
50 dB * ∼100%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Schenker XMG U727 2017
51 dB * ∼102%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
56 dB * ∼112%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
44 dB * ∼88%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
46.5 dB * ∼93%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
43 dB * ∼86%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
42 dB * ∼84%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
56 °C * ∼93%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
47.5 °C * ∼79%
Alienware 13 R3
48.8 °C * ∼81%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
46 °C * ∼77%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
50.8 °C * ∼85%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
41 °C * ∼68%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
42.3 °C * ∼71%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
48.7 °C * ∼81%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
56 °C * ∼93%
Alienware 13 R3
60.4 °C * ∼101%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
57 °C * ∼95%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
42.8 °C * ∼71%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
39.3 °C * ∼66%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
40.9 °C * ∼68%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
30.9 °C * ∼52%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
34.5 °C * ∼58%
Alienware 13 R3
33.1 °C * ∼55%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
34 °C * ∼57%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
28.2 °C * ∼47%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
30.6 °C * ∼51%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
33.6 °C * ∼56%
Alienware 13 R3
30.1 °C * ∼50%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
35 °C * ∼58%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
27 °C * ∼45%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
27.3 °C * ∼46%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
25.2 °C * ∼42%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
min ∼0%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
222 min ∼8%
Alienware 13 R3
524 min ∼19%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
182 min ∼7%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
351 min ∼13%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
445 min ∼16%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
502 min ∼19%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
277 min ∼10%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
168 min ∼6%
Alienware 13 R3
320 min ∼12%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
144 min ∼5%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
283 min ∼10%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
293 min ∼11%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
332 min ∼12%
Load (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
min ∼0%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
97 min ∼4%
Alienware 13 R3
90 min ∼3%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
65 min ∼2%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
121 min ∼4%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
96 min ∼4%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
117 min ∼4%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
10.5 Watt * ∼11%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
32 Watt * ∼32%
Alienware 13 R3
7 Watt * ∼7%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
34 Watt * ∼34%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
29.4 Watt * ∼29%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
21 Watt * ∼21%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
18 Watt * ∼18%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
20.5 Watt * ∼21%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
43 Watt * ∼43%
Alienware 13 R3
12 Watt * ∼12%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
41 Watt * ∼41%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
30.9 Watt * ∼31%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
27 Watt * ∼27%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
23 Watt * ∼23%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
22 Watt * ∼22%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
51 Watt * ∼51%
Alienware 13 R3
18 Watt * ∼18%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
50 Watt * ∼50%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
31.9 Watt * ∼32%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
32 Watt * ∼32%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
30 Watt * ∼30%
Load Average (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
91 Watt * ∼26%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
138 Watt * ∼39%
Alienware 13 R3
76 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
106 Watt * ∼30%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
87.4 Watt * ∼25%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
86 Watt * ∼25%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
89 Watt * ∼25%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
155 Watt * ∼44%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
350 Watt * ∼100%
Alienware 13 R3
161 Watt * ∼46%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
320 Watt * ∼91%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
201.5 Watt * ∼58%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
206 Watt * ∼59%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
213 Watt * ∼61%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Schenker XMG U727 2017
279 min * ∼80%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
257 min * ∼73%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
177 min * ∼51%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
182.02 min * ∼52%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
165 min * ∼47%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
168 min * ∼48%

Legend

 
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
 
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
 
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
 
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)
 
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
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

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
12613 Points ∼44%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
21371 Points ∼74%
Alienware 13 R3
12319 Points ∼43%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
19621 Points ∼68%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
16651 Points ∼58%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
17222 Points ∼60%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
16110 Points ∼56%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
9575 Points ∼41%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
17286 Points ∼74%
Alienware 13 R3
9584 Points ∼41%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
15851 Points ∼68%
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%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
13421 Points ∼57%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
14277 Points ∼61%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
13584 Points ∼58%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
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%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
6805 Points ∼85%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
7004 Points ∼87%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
3444 Points ∼58%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
4902 Points ∼82%
Alienware 13 R3
3894 Points ∼65%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
5237 Points ∼88%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
4395 Points ∼74%
Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-76DL
5975 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
5460 Points ∼91%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
5103 Points ∼85%
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-751X
5169 Points ∼87%

Legend

 
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
 
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
 
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
 
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)
 
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
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

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