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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

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

Update March 2018. 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").

Top 10 Gaming Notebooks as of March 2018

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
188%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
288%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
388%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
488%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
588%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
687%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
787%11/2017Gigabyte Aero 15XGigabyte Aero 15X
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.2 kg19.9 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
887%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
987%08/2017MSI 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
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 - 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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2nd – 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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3rd – 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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4th – 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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5th – 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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6th – 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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7th – Gigabyte Aero 15X

Gigabyte Aero 15X
Gigabyte Aero 15X

The wolf in sheep's clothing is a fitting summary for the Gigabyte Aero 15X (~2400 Euros/~$2827). While most gaming notebooks are pretty bulky or heavy and attract customers with a very playful design, Gigabyte's 15-inch model uses a slim, light and sturdy chassis with an understated design. Only the colorful RGB keyboard illumination is an indicator for the gaming orientation.

Inside the chassis is modern high-end hardware such as the Core i7-7700HQ and GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, which create some noise under high workloads. The SKU with the GTX 1060 for 2100 Euros (~$2474) is a good choice if you want to save some bucks. Both models are equipped with a matte 1080p IPS screen, which lacks G-Sync in favor of battery runtimes (Nvidia Optimus), which is a good choice considering the mobility. The small bezels and the certification for X-Rite Pantone are other advantages.

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8th – 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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9th – MSI GT75VR 7RF

MSI GT75VR 7RF
MSI GT75VR 7RF

While 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 terms of 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. Even more annoying is the case that is tremendously thick with a height of 5.8 cm (~2.3 in). A weight of 4.6 kg (~10 lb chains the buyer to the desk.

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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

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
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%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
(22, 22)
44 ms * ∼7%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
(22.8, 20.4)
43.2 ms * ∼7%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
(19.6, 17.2)
36.8 ms * ∼6%
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%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
(1.2, 1.6)
2.8 ms * ∼1%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
(16, 15.6)
31.6 ms * ∼13%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
(15.6, 12.8)
28.4 ms * ∼12%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
(21.6, 15.6)
37.2 ms * ∼16%
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%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
(100)
240 Hz ∼0%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
0 Hz ∼0%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
(20)
26000 Hz ∼4%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
(15)
25000 Hz ∼4%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
0 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness middle (sort by value)
Asus G703
274 % ∼80%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
332 % ∼97%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
306 % ∼89%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
380 % ∼111%
Alienware 13 R3
313 % ∼91%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
343 % ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
338 % ∼99%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
367.4 % ∼107%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
274 % ∼80%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
343 % ∼100%
Brightness (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
310 cd/m² ∼95%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
332 cd/m² ∼101%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
324 cd/m² ∼99%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
363 cd/m² ∼111%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
262 cd/m² ∼80%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
328 cd/m² ∼100%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
87 % ∼104%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
83 % ∼99%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
88 % ∼105%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
86 % ∼102%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
87 % ∼104%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
84 % ∼100%
Black Level (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
0 cd/m² * ∼0%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
0.35 cd/m² * ∼121%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
0.34 cd/m² * ∼117%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
0.32 cd/m² * ∼110%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
0.26 cd/m² * ∼90%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
0.29 cd/m² * ∼100%
Contrast (sort by value)
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%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
980 :1 ∼83%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
994 :1 ∼84%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
1148 :1 ∼97%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
1054 :1 ∼89%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
1183 :1 ∼100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
2.54 * ∼63%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
3.35 * ∼84%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
5.92 * ∼148%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
3.8 * ∼95%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
1.36 * ∼34%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
4.01 * ∼100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
3.94 * ∼65%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
5.62 * ∼93%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
11.77 * ∼195%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
10.4 * ∼172%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
4.1 * ∼68%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
6.03 * ∼100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated (sort by value)
Asus G703
1.79 * ∼72%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
2.5 * ∼100%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
1.43 * ∼30%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
2.4 * ∼51%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
7.45 * ∼159%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
3.5 * ∼74%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
0.64 * ∼14%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
4.7 * ∼100%
Gamma (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
2.3 ∼96%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
2.35 ∼98%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
2.58 ∼108%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
2.18 ∼91%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
2.19 ∼91%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
2.4 ∼100%
CCT (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
6337 ∼98%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
6495 ∼101%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
6366 ∼99%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
6467 ∼100%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
6551 ∼102%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
6451 ∼100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
78 % ∼89%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
57 % ∼65%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
59 % ∼67%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
58.1 % ∼66%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
77 % ∼88%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
88 % ∼100%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
97 % ∼97%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
88 % ∼88%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
90 % ∼90%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
89.3 % ∼89%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
100 % ∼100%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
100 % ∼100%
Noise
off / environment (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼94%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
28.3 dB * ∼91%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
30 dB * ∼97%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
28.1 dB * ∼91%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
30 dB * ∼97%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
31 dB * ∼100%
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼91%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
31.5 dB * ∼98%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
31 dB * ∼97%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
29.5 dB * ∼92%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
33 dB * ∼103%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
32 dB * ∼100%
Idle Average (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
30 dB * ∼86%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
31.6 dB * ∼90%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
32 dB * ∼91%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
29.6 dB * ∼85%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
34 dB * ∼97%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
35 dB * ∼100%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
31 dB * ∼82%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
31.6 dB * ∼83%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
36 dB * ∼95%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
29.6 dB * ∼78%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
38 dB * ∼100%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
38 dB * ∼100%
Load Average (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
36 dB * ∼86%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
36.8 dB * ∼88%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
39 dB * ∼93%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
31.6 dB * ∼75%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
44 dB * ∼105%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
42 dB * ∼100%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Asus G703
48 dB * ∼109%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
52 dB * ∼118%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
48 dB * ∼109%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
48.2 dB * ∼110%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
44 dB * ∼100%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
46 dB * ∼105%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
56 dB * ∼127%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
44 dB * ∼100%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
49 dB * ∼98%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
52.1 dB * ∼104%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
52 dB * ∼104%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
51.8 dB * ∼104%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
62 dB * ∼124%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
50 dB * ∼100%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
48.8 °C * ∼125%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
35.6 °C * ∼91%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
51 °C * ∼130%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
48.2 °C * ∼123%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
46 °C * ∼118%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
39.1 °C * ∼100%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
60.4 °C * ∼143%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
39 °C * ∼93%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
58 °C * ∼138%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
43.2 °C * ∼103%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
57 °C * ∼135%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
42.1 °C * ∼100%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
33.1 °C * ∼119%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
24.2 °C * ∼87%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
25 °C * ∼90%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
25.4 °C * ∼91%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
34 °C * ∼122%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
27.9 °C * ∼100%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
30.1 °C * ∼115%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
27.4 °C * ∼105%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
25 °C * ∼96%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
25.8 °C * ∼99%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
35 °C * ∼134%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
26.1 °C * ∼100%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
524 min ∼162%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
348 min ∼108%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
781 min ∼242%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
721 min ∼223%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
182 min ∼56%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
323 min ∼100%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
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
320 min ∼147%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
333 min ∼153%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
491 min ∼225%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
419 min ∼192%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
144 min ∼66%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
218 min ∼100%
Load (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
90 min ∼99%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
117 min ∼129%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
157 min ∼173%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
72 min ∼79%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
65 min ∼71%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
91 min ∼100%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
7 Watt * ∼30%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
21.6 Watt * ∼94%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
10 Watt * ∼43%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
10.6 Watt * ∼46%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
34 Watt * ∼148%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
23 Watt * ∼100%
Idle Average (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
12 Watt * ∼36%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
26.4 Watt * ∼80%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
13 Watt * ∼39%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
16 Watt * ∼48%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
41 Watt * ∼124%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
33 Watt * ∼100%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
18 Watt * ∼45%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
26.6 Watt * ∼67%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
20 Watt * ∼50%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
16.4 Watt * ∼41%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
50 Watt * ∼125%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
40 Watt * ∼100%
Load Average (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
76 Watt * ∼81%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
95.6 Watt * ∼102%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
79 Watt * ∼84%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
75.9 Watt * ∼81%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
106 Watt * ∼113%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
94 Watt * ∼100%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
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%
Alienware 13 R3
161 Watt * ∼71%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
199.6 Watt * ∼88%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
165 Watt * ∼72%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
163.8 Watt * ∼72%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
320 Watt * ∼140%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
228 Watt * ∼100%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Asus G703
257 min * ∼145%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
237 min * ∼134%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
159 min * ∼90%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
221.7 min * ∼125%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
120 min * ∼68%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
111.2 min * ∼63%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
257 min * ∼145%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
177 min * ∼100%

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Benchmarks

3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Asus G703
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP NVMe (RAID 0)
17502 Points ∼65%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
17997 Points ∼67%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
14631 Points ∼55%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
9575 Points ∼36%
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
9584 Points ∼36%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
15409 Points ∼58%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
12166 Points ∼45%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
9497 Points ∼36%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
15851 Points ∼59%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
13353 Points ∼50%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus G703
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP NVMe (RAID 0)
21293 Points ∼71%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
22034 Points ∼73%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
17829 Points ∼59%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
12613 Points ∼42%
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
12319 Points ∼41%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
18904 Points ∼63%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
14847 Points ∼49%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
12113 Points ∼40%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
19621 Points ∼65%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
16430 Points ∼55%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus G703
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP NVMe (RAID 0)
5944 Points ∼99%
Schenker XMG Ultra 17
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700, Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
4865 Points ∼81%
Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7820HK, LiteOn CX2-8B256
5121 Points ∼86%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
3444 Points ∼58%
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
3894 Points ∼65%
HP Omen X 17-ap0xx
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5221 Points ∼87%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
4394 Points ∼74%
Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP
4207 Points ∼70%
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, 2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
5237 Points ∼88%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
4395 Points ∼74%
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