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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Laptops

Staff, 08/01/2017

August 2017 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.

For the original German article, see here.

"Mobile gaming" - what sounded like a bad joke a few years ago has already become common practice; at least in the notebook range. Processors and graphics cards are getting smaller and more power-efficient, which makes cooling easier. As a result, powerful components can be packed into slimmer and slimmer cases. Although 17-inch powerhouses still dominate (see our 17-inch gaming notebook charts), the 15-inch and smaller range is steadily growing; keyword: "slim gaming".

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 gaming laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck in the previous 12 months that weigh less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb) and are still available. If ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first.

Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks as of August 2017

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreen
188%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
285%07/2017
new!
HP Omen 15-ce002ngHP Omen 15-ce002ng
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.6 kg25 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
385%07/2017
new!
Asus Zephyrus GX501Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
24 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.3 kg17,9 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
485%03/2017Schenker XMG P407Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.1 kg25 mm14"1920x1080matte
584%
new!
Medion Erazer X6603Medion Erazer X6603
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.6 kg28.8 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
684%06/2017MSI GS73VR 7RFMSI GS73VR 7RF
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.4 kg19.6 mm17.3"3840x2160matte
784%03/2017MSI GS63VR 7RF-228USMSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.9 kg18 mm15.6"3840x2160matte
884%03/2017Gigabyte P55W v7Gigabyte P55W v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.6 kg34 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
982%05/2017Aorus x3 Plus v7Aorus x3 Plus v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.8 kg22.9 mm13.9"3200x1800matte
1082%03/2017Asus FX502VM-AS73Asus FX502VM-AS73
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.6 kg23,5 mm15.6"1920x1080matte

Top 10 of the previous 12 months at the time of writing, current articles are listed first
Link: all reviewed gaming notebooks with a size of 15-inch or smaller, ordered by rating

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1st

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 is 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 priced at 2200 Euros (~$2597) 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 not quite perfect maintenance and the high depth. At 26.9 cm (~10.6 in), the device appears at least like a 14-inch laptop. Nevertheless, the Alienware 13 R3 delivers a so far unrivalled performance in the 13-inch segment. The top model comes with a PCIe SSD, a Core i7-7700HQ, and a GeForce GTX 1060. The latter two are more common in 15-inch devices and larger. In case the performance might become too low at a future date, 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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13 R3

2nd

HP Omen 15 Redesign
HP Omen 15 Redesign

Although HP's Omen always had a relatively good price-performance ratio and a broad range of models (different CPUs, GPUs, RAM capacities and mass storage solutions) in the past, it has never achieved a top spot in our top 10 so far. However, the manufacturer has worked on many points of criticism in this redesign. Many improvements can be found from connectivity and sound to case quality and stability, and input devices.

The innards have also changed. The top model of the 15-inch laptop uses a GeForce GTX 1060 with brand-new Max-Q design. This hardly has an impact on gaming performance (apart from slightly worse performance) however. Reasons that the efficiency-oriented Max-Q technology does not really have an effect are the mid-range cooling system and the G-Sync support of the 120-Hz panel (no Optimus), which decreases battery life.

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Omen 15-ce002ng

3rd

Asus ROG Zephyrus
Asus ROG Zephyrus

The ROG Zephyrus GX501 is certainly one of the most exciting gaming notebooks of recent years. Thanks to the brand-new Max-Q design from Nvidia, Asus was able to squeeze a GeForce GTX 1080 into a 1.8 cm thin case, which remains quieter under load than we expected. However, the 15-inch model reaches quite high surface and component temperatures in 3D mode. Beyond that, the combination of slim chassis and excellent performance worsens battery life, connectivity, and maintenance. Moreover, you have to live with unusual positioning of the input devices.

Pros are the contrast-rich and viewing-angle-stable 120 Hz panel (G-Sync) and the stylish case made of high-end materials. It is debatable whether the bundle is worth 3000 Euros (~$3563). GTX-1070 notebooks with a similar performance are available for 1000 Euros (~$1187) less.

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Zephyrus GX501

4th

Schenker XMG P407
Schenker XMG P407

Schenker Technologies has also made a mini-gaming device. With a display diagonal of only 35.6 cm (~14 in) and a height of 2.5 cm (~1 in), the XMG P407 is one of the smallest high-end notebooks. Despite its slim build, buyers do not have to forgo good performance. For example, the fourth-best Pascal GPU works inside the 13-inch chassis. In most cases, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is fast enough for 1920x1080 pixels and high details. The other components of the XMG P407 are also nothing to sneeze at. Apart from 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and an IPS panel, Schenker Technologies has incorporated a PCIe SSD from Samsung into the test model.

However, we did not like the battery runtimes (weak battery), the Turbo utilization and the lack of a Thunderbolt port that much. Advantages include the plain design, and the lit keyboard.

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XMG P407

5th

Medion Erazer X6603
Medion Erazer X6603

If you feel that you already know the chassis of the Erazer X6603, then you are absolutely right: Medion uses a modified version of the Legion Y520 from its parent company Lenovo for its 15-inch gaming laptop. The device proves to be a good compromise between performance and mobility in our review. However, other gaming notebooks, which also feature graphics-switching, achieve a longer battery life.

The components are on par with what is usual in the price range between 1000 and 1500 Euros (~$1187 and ~$1782). A Core i7-7700HQ, a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, and 1.25 TB storage turn the surprisingly quiet and cool Erazer X6603 into a perfect all-rounder if you like the design and the (sensitive) soft-touch surfaces. Medion should definitely improve the sound and the connectivity (no Thunderbolt, no DisplayPort, no USB 3.1 Gen2, etc.) however.

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Erazer X6603

6th

MSI GS73VR 7RF
MSI GS73VR 7RF

Although MSI did not make changes to the case when compared to the GS73VR 6RF, buyers are still greeted by a well-made 17-inch notebook with slim profile in 2017. Hence, the GS73VR 7RF is not only pleasantly light (2.4 kg), but it is also pleasingly slim (2.0 cm) for a gaming notebook.

Under the hood, there is powerful hardware in the forms of a Core i7-7700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1060. However, the native resolution of the test model is too much for the latter in many games. The bright IPS display features a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. Connectivity, the slow card reader, and system noise (coil-whining) are less convincing. In addition, a maximum battery life of five hours is also poor in view of the lack of G-Sync support.

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GS73VR 7RF

7th

MSI GS63VR 7RF
MSI GS63VR 7RF

Currently, MSI has two devices in the mobile Gaming Top 10. Apart from the relatively bulky GT62VR 7RE, a model of the significantly more compact GS series made it into the list. Thanks to its low weight of 1.9 kg (~4.2 lb), the GS63VR 7RF is perfectly suitable for outings. Nvidia's G-Sync is not available as Optimus is implemented, which improves the battery runtimes.

Furthermore, the GS63VR does not lack 3D performance. The GeForce GTX 1060, which challenges the former leader, the GTX 980, is a good compromise of price and performance. However, the performance is often too low for the native UHD resolution. The DirectX-12 chip is rather designed for 1920x1080 than 3840x2160 pixels. In addition, the $2000 test model comes with 32 GB of DDR4-RAM, a 512 GB SSD, and a 2 TB HDD.

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GS63VR 7RF-228US

8th

Gigabyte P55W v7
Gigabyte P55W v7

Gigabyte is more and more becoming a gaming expert in the laptop range. Apart from the Aero 14 and Aero 15 (in the meanwhile categorized as multimedia laptops), the P55W v7 made it into our Top 10 lists. Although the 15-inch device is significantly thicker at 34 mm, the system gets similarly loud due to the single fan solution.

The chassis also has its advantages and disadvantages. The stylish design and the long battery life (maximum of 13 hours) can only make up for the unfavorable interface layout to some extent. In the realm of display (Full HD IPS), there are almost no complaints. In terms of performance, the built-in GeForce GTX 1060 ranks in the lower high-end segment.

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P55W v7

9th

Aorus X3 Plus v7
Aorus X3 Plus v7

Together with the Alienware 13 R3 and the Schenker XMG P407, the Aorus X3 Plus v7 shows how tiny gaming notebooks can be currently. Although it only features a 13.9-inch display (3200x1800 pixels is unreasonable in our opinion in view of the graphics performance and the display diagonal), the Xotic PC Edition boasts a Core i7-7820HK and a GeForce GTX 1060.

While the case looks promising at a first glance (nice design, high-end materials), you can find several flaws (keyboard quality, touchpad surface, etc.) with a closer look. In our opinion, the main complaint is the annoying and very present fan.

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x3 Plus v7

10th

Asus FX502VM
Asus FX502VM

Gamers, who prefer a compact chassis and travel frequently, should not buy anything larger than a 15-inch device. At 2.4 cm, the Asus FX502VM is quite slim. Nevertheless, it hardly performs worse than bulkier 17-inch models (e.g. the Asus G752VS). Currently, a Core i7-7700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1060 (unfortunately, only 3 instead of 6 GB VRAM) still deliver a sufficiently high frame rate in the Full HD range.

In addition, our test model uses 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, an M.2 SSD and a - very disappointing - TN panel. Due to its small size, the GL502VM gets quite loud and hot in games. Weight (2.5 kg) and input devices are alright.

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FX502VM-AS73

Runners-up

The following devices (<3 kg/~6.6 lb), which were reviewed in the last month, did not make it into our Top 10:

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Top 10 in Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
HP Omen 15-ce002ng (21.2, 22)
43.2 ms * ∼7%
Asus Zephyrus GX501 (23.2, 17.2)
40.4 ms * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P407 (14, 33)
47 ms * ∼7%
Medion Erazer X6603 (36, 10)
46 ms * ∼7%
MSI GS73VR 7RF (19.6, 18.4)
38 ms * ∼6%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US (15.6, 12.4)
28 ms * ∼4%
Gigabyte P55W v7 (15, 22)
37 ms * ∼6%
Aorus x3 Plus v7 (19.6, 18.4)
38 ms * ∼6%
Asus FX502VM-AS73 (11.2, 17.2)
28.4 ms * ∼4%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3 (1.2, 1.6)
2.8 ms * ∼1%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng (16.4, 14.8)
31.2 ms * ∼13%
Asus Zephyrus GX501 (11.6, 12.4)
24 ms * ∼10%
Schenker XMG P407 (5, 22)
27 ms * ∼11%
Medion Erazer X6603 (17, 12)
29 ms * ∼12%
MSI GS73VR 7RF (16, 10)
26 ms * ∼11%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US (15.2, 8.4)
23.6 ms * ∼10%
Gigabyte P55W v7 (5, 20)
25 ms * ∼10%
Aorus x3 Plus v7 (11.2, 13.2)
24.4 ms * ∼10%
Asus FX502VM-AS73 (6, 16.4)
22.4 ms * ∼9%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3 (100)
240 Hz ∼0%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker XMG P407
0 Hz ∼0%
Medion Erazer X6603 (90)
2174 Hz ∼2%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US (39)
1351 Hz ∼1%
Gigabyte P55W v7
0 Hz ∼0%
Aorus x3 Plus v7 (50)
201.6 Hz ∼0%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
0 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
310 cd/m² ∼44%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
289 cd/m² ∼41%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
305 cd/m² ∼44%
Schenker XMG P407
282 cd/m² ∼40%
Medion Erazer X6603
246 cd/m² ∼35%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
343 cd/m² ∼49%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
263 cd/m² ∼38%
Gigabyte P55W v7
289 cd/m² ∼41%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
359 cd/m² ∼51%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
205 cd/m² ∼29%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
87 % ∼87%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
86 % ∼86%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
83 % ∼83%
Schenker XMG P407
80 % ∼80%
Medion Erazer X6603
94 % ∼94%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
86 % ∼86%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
92 % ∼92%
Gigabyte P55W v7
87 % ∼87%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
73 % ∼73%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
92 % ∼92%
Black Level (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
0 % * ∼0%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
0.26 % * ∼5%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
0.25 % * ∼5%
Schenker XMG P407
0.27 % * ∼5%
Medion Erazer X6603
0.23 % * ∼5%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
0.42 % * ∼8%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
0.44 % * ∼9%
Gigabyte P55W v7
0.29 % * ∼6%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
0.29 % * ∼6%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
0.69 % * ∼14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
2.54 * ∼17%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
3.46 * ∼23%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
6.02 * ∼40%
Schenker XMG P407
4.42 * ∼29%
Medion Erazer X6603
7.83 * ∼52%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
4.5 * ∼30%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
8 * ∼53%
Gigabyte P55W v7
4.92 * ∼33%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
2.4 * ∼16%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
4.7 * ∼31%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
1.43 * ∼10%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
2.46 * ∼16%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
6.32 * ∼42%
Schenker XMG P407
4.11 * ∼27%
Medion Erazer X6603
7.11 * ∼47%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
3.1 * ∼21%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
9.1 * ∼61%
Gigabyte P55W v7
3.66 * ∼24%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
2.3 * ∼15%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
1.8 * ∼12%
Gamma (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
2.3 ∼66%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
2.38 ∼68%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
2.28 ∼65%
Schenker XMG P407
2.5 ∼71%
Medion Erazer X6603
2.19 ∼63%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
2.17 ∼62%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
2.24 ∼64%
Gigabyte P55W v7
2.32 ∼66%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
2.21 ∼63%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
2.23 ∼64%
CCT (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
6337 ∼634%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
6915 ∼692%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
8194 ∼819%
Schenker XMG P407
6329 ∼633%
Medion Erazer X6603
7930 ∼793%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
7120 ∼712%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
5020 ∼502%
Gigabyte P55W v7
6482 ∼648%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
6206 ∼621%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
6975 ∼698%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
78 % ∼78%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
59 % ∼59%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
60 % ∼60%
Schenker XMG P407
54 % ∼54%
Medion Erazer X6603
35 % ∼35%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
61 % ∼61%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
45.7 % ∼46%
Gigabyte P55W v7
54 % ∼54%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
62 % ∼62%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
36.2 % ∼36%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
97 % ∼97%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
91 % ∼91%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
92 % ∼92%
Schenker XMG P407
82 % ∼82%
Medion Erazer X6603
55 % ∼55%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
97 % ∼97%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
72.1 % ∼72%
Gigabyte P55W v7
82 % ∼82%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
96 % ∼96%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
56.6 % ∼57%
Contrast (sort by value)
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
1169 :1 ∼73%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
1312 :1 ∼82%
Schenker XMG P407
1104 :1 ∼69%
Medion Erazer X6603
1096 :1 ∼69%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
884 :1 ∼55%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
623 :1 ∼39%
Gigabyte P55W v7
990 :1 ∼62%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
1200 :1 ∼75%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
304 :1 ∼19%
Noise
off / environment (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼58%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
30 dB * ∼60%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
31 dB * ∼62%
Schenker XMG P407
29 dB * ∼58%
Medion Erazer X6603
30.9 dB * ∼62%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
28.1 dB * ∼56%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
28.8 dB * ∼58%
Gigabyte P55W v7
30 dB * ∼60%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
29.1 dB * ∼58%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
28.7 dB * ∼57%
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼58%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
30 dB * ∼60%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
32 dB * ∼64%
Schenker XMG P407
31 dB * ∼62%
Medion Erazer X6603
30.9 dB * ∼62%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
30.8 dB * ∼62%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
33.1 dB * ∼66%
Gigabyte P55W v7
33 dB * ∼66%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
31.4 dB * ∼63%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
30 dB * ∼60%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
33 dB * ∼66%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
33 dB * ∼66%
Schenker XMG P407
32 dB * ∼64%
Medion Erazer X6603
30.9 dB * ∼62%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
30.8 dB * ∼62%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
33.1 dB * ∼66%
Gigabyte P55W v7
34 dB * ∼68%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
37 dB * ∼74%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
31 dB * ∼62%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
37 dB * ∼74%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
34 dB * ∼68%
Schenker XMG P407
36 dB * ∼72%
Medion Erazer X6603
31.6 dB * ∼63%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
30.9 dB * ∼62%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
34 dB * ∼68%
Gigabyte P55W v7
35 dB * ∼70%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
40.8 dB * ∼82%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
31 dB * ∼62%
Load Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
36 dB * ∼72%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
41 dB * ∼82%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
39 dB * ∼78%
Schenker XMG P407
43 dB * ∼86%
Medion Erazer X6603
38.5 dB * ∼77%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
42.2 dB * ∼84%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
37.2 dB * ∼74%
Gigabyte P55W v7
39 dB * ∼78%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
50 dB * ∼100%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
46.2 dB * ∼92%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
49 dB * ∼98%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
50 dB * ∼100%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
46 dB * ∼92%
Schenker XMG P407
48 dB * ∼96%
Medion Erazer X6603
40.8 dB * ∼82%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
48.6 dB * ∼97%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
47.1 dB * ∼94%
Gigabyte P55W v7
50 dB * ∼100%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
53.6 dB * ∼107%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
52.3 dB * ∼105%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
42 dB * ∼84%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
42 dB * ∼84%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
44.4 dB * ∼89%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
46.1 dB * ∼92%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
53.6 dB * ∼107%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
48.8 °C * ∼81%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
47 °C * ∼78%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
57 °C * ∼95%
Schenker XMG P407
49 °C * ∼82%
Medion Erazer X6603
44.3 °C * ∼74%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
50.2 °C * ∼84%
Gigabyte P55W v7
49.6 °C * ∼83%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
46.8 °C * ∼78%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
53.2 °C * ∼89%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
60.4 °C * ∼101%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
54 °C * ∼90%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
54 °C * ∼90%
Schenker XMG P407
50.8 °C * ∼85%
Medion Erazer X6603
39.5 °C * ∼66%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
55.6 °C * ∼93%
Gigabyte P55W v7
47.7 °C * ∼80%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
55.2 °C * ∼92%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
56.8 °C * ∼95%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
33.1 °C * ∼55%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
36 °C * ∼60%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
32 °C * ∼53%
Schenker XMG P407
26.3 °C * ∼44%
Medion Erazer X6603
24.8 °C * ∼41%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
27.8 °C * ∼46%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Gigabyte P55W v7
23.6 °C * ∼39%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
30.1 °C * ∼50%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
40 °C * ∼67%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
31 °C * ∼52%
Schenker XMG P407
24.1 °C * ∼40%
Medion Erazer X6603
24.6 °C * ∼41%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
26.8 °C * ∼45%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
29.6 °C * ∼49%
Gigabyte P55W v7
24.6 °C * ∼41%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
28.2 °C * ∼47%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
31.4 °C * ∼52%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
524 min ∼19%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
256 min ∼9%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
188 min ∼7%
Schenker XMG P407
443 min ∼16%
Medion Erazer X6603
340 min ∼13%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
301 min ∼11%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
386 min ∼14%
Gigabyte P55W v7
789 min ∼29%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
477 min ∼18%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
363 min ∼13%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
320 min ∼12%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
198 min ∼7%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
130 min ∼5%
Schenker XMG P407
241 min ∼9%
Medion Erazer X6603
257 min ∼10%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
163 min ∼6%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
232 min ∼9%
Gigabyte P55W v7
346 min ∼13%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
293 min ∼11%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
277 min ∼10%
Load (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
90 min ∼3%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
80 min ∼3%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
44 min ∼2%
Schenker XMG P407
92 min ∼3%
Medion Erazer X6603
46 min ∼2%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
55 min ∼2%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
75 min ∼3%
Gigabyte P55W v7
98 min ∼4%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
100 min ∼4%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
64 min ∼2%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
7 Watt * ∼7%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
18 Watt * ∼18%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
18 Watt * ∼18%
Schenker XMG P407
10 Watt * ∼10%
Medion Erazer X6603
4.7 Watt * ∼5%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
14.2 Watt * ∼14%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
14.5 Watt * ∼15%
Gigabyte P55W v7
8 Watt * ∼8%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
15.1 Watt * ∼15%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
14.9 Watt * ∼15%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
12 Watt * ∼12%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
23 Watt * ∼23%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
23 Watt * ∼23%
Schenker XMG P407
15 Watt * ∼15%
Medion Erazer X6603
7.6 Watt * ∼8%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
23.5 Watt * ∼24%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
17.3 Watt * ∼17%
Gigabyte P55W v7
13 Watt * ∼13%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
15.8 Watt * ∼16%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
15.1 Watt * ∼15%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
18 Watt * ∼18%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
30 Watt * ∼30%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
31 Watt * ∼31%
Schenker XMG P407
24 Watt * ∼24%
Medion Erazer X6603
9.2 Watt * ∼9%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
23.8 Watt * ∼24%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
17.4 Watt * ∼17%
Gigabyte P55W v7
18 Watt * ∼18%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
16.7 Watt * ∼17%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
15.2 Watt * ∼15%
Load Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
76 Watt * ∼22%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
85 Watt * ∼24%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
79 Watt * ∼23%
Schenker XMG P407
82 Watt * ∼23%
Medion Erazer X6603
81 Watt * ∼23%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
90.9 Watt * ∼26%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
93 Watt * ∼27%
Gigabyte P55W v7
76 Watt * ∼22%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
110.9 Watt * ∼32%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
105.8 Watt * ∼30%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
161 Watt * ∼46%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
158 Watt * ∼45%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
196 Watt * ∼56%
Schenker XMG P407
124 Watt * ∼35%
Medion Erazer X6603
112 Watt * ∼32%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
171.6 Watt * ∼49%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
Watt * ∼0%
Gigabyte P55W v7
143 Watt * ∼41%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
170.4 Watt * ∼49%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
148.8 Watt * ∼43%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
96 min * ∼27%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
148 min * ∼42%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
116 min * ∼33%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
128.8 min * ∼37%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
135 min * ∼39%

Legend

 
Alienware 13 R3 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
 
HP Omen 15-ce002ng Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
Asus Zephyrus GX501 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
 
Schenker XMG P407 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
 
Medion Erazer X6603 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
MSI GS73VR 7RF Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
Gigabyte P55W v7 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Liteonit CV3-8D256
 
Aorus x3 Plus v7 Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
 
Asus FX502VM-AS73 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
12319 Points ∼43%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
11902 Points ∼41%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
16821 Points ∼59%
Schenker XMG P407
9921 Points ∼35%
Medion Erazer X6603
9308 Points ∼32%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
12579 Points ∼44%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
12530 Points ∼44%
Gigabyte P55W v7
11778 Points ∼41%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
12736 Points ∼44%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
9584 Points ∼41%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
8949 Points ∼38%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
14260 Points ∼61%
Schenker XMG P407
7194 Points ∼31%
Medion Erazer X6603
6567 Points ∼28%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
9675 Points ∼41%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
9485 Points ∼41%
Gigabyte P55W v7
9669 Points ∼41%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
10361 Points ∼44%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
9845 Points ∼42%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
5482 Points ∼68%
Schenker XMG P407
6266 Points ∼78%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
5966 Points ∼74%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
3894 Points ∼65%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
4858 Points ∼81%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
5057 Points ∼85%
Schenker XMG P407
4069 Points ∼68%
Medion Erazer X6603
4119 Points ∼69%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
3581 Points ∼60%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
4141 Points ∼69%
Gigabyte P55W v7
4013 Points ∼67%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
3266 Points ∼55%
Asus FX502VM-AS73
4765 Points ∼80%

Legend

 
Alienware 13 R3 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
 
HP Omen 15-ce002ng Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
Asus Zephyrus GX501 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
 
Schenker XMG P407 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
 
Medion Erazer X6603 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
MSI GS73VR 7RF Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
Gigabyte P55W v7 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Liteonit CV3-8D256
 
Aorus x3 Plus v7 Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
 
Asus FX502VM-AS73 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
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