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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Staff, 03/03/2017

March 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.

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"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 weight less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb) and are still available. If ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first.

Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks as of March 2017

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreen
188%02/2017
new!
Alienware 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
286%02/2017
new!
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.9 kg40 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
385%12/2016Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039TAsus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.5 kg24 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
485%12/2016Razer Blade (2016)Razer Blade (2016)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2 kg18 mm14"3200x1800glossy
584%01/2017Schenker XMG P507 PROSchenker XMG P507 PRO
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 500 GB SSD
2.9 kg29 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
684%12/2016Asus GL702VM-GC102DAsus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
8 GB Memory, 1000 GB HDD
2.7 kg24 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
784%10/2016MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth ProMSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.9 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
884%09/2016MSI GS43VR 6RE-006USMSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
1.9 kg22.8 mm14"1920x1080matte
984%08/2016MSI GS73VR 6RFMSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.4 kg19.6 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
1083%01/2017Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045TAsus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.9 kg32 mm17.3"1920x1080matte

Editors' Comments

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 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 on the one hand increases the weight, but, on the other hand, 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 (~$2337) 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. 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 common in 15-inch devices and larger. In case the performance might still 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.

2nd

MSI GT62VR 7RE
MSI GT62VR 7RE

An IPS panel with G-Sync support? Check. High-end DirectX 12 GPU? Check. Only one m.2 slot for modern SSDs? Check. USB 3.1 Type C without Thunderbolt? Check. The 15-inch counterpart of the GT72VR has inherited all the advantages and disadvantages of its larger sibling, including the excellent maintainability and the moderate emissions (temperature, system noise). In terms of size and weight, the GT62VR performs significantly better. For example, the 17-inch device is as high as 4.8 cm vs. 4.0 cm (~1.9 vs. 1.6 in) and weighs 3.9 kg vs. 2.9 kg (~8.6 vs. 6.4 lb).

The image quality of the Full HD IPS panel is not bad. The same is true of the keyboard, the touchpad and the connectivity. However, with a street price of 2100 Euros (~$2231) the test model shows that Pascal notebooks are very expensive.

3rd

Asus GL502VM
Asus GL502VM

Those who like compact devices and travel a lot had better stick with 15-inch or smaller devices. With a height of 2.4 cm (~0.9 in), the Asus GL502VM is very slim. Nevertheless, it still performs almost as well as its bulkier 17-inch rivals (e.g. the Asus G752VS). Currently, a Core i7-6700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1060 provide more than enough fps for FHD gaming.

In addition, our test model features 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, an m.2 SSD, and an IPS panel. However, the GL502VM gets quite hot and loud due to its small size. Connectivity, weight (2.5 kg/~5.5 lb), input devices and build quality are nothing to sneeze at in general.

4th

Razer Blade (2016)
Razer Blade (2016)

Razer's 14-inch gamer had some issues at the time of its launch. For example, the original revision of the Blade also suffered from CPU throttling to 800 MHz during normal 3D use (games, etc.), which in part, significantly reduces the performance. In the meanwhile, Razer has launched an EC update (link), which can be installed easily, and on the one hand solves the problem, but on the other, increased the fan noise (the FHD counterpart was directly tested with the new EC). In addition, Razer could improve key labelling and sound quality - even more so in view of the steep price.

Apart from this, the 14-inch laptop performs very well. The expensive QHD+ model with 3200x1800 pixels is the right choice for those who wish for a high resolution display. However, the display is glossy because of its touch functionality, which often leads to disturbing reflections. Gamers who like to travel should still give the Blade a chance. There is hardly any premium model that is so slim (1.8 cm/~0.7 in), light (1.96 kg/~4.3 lb) AND has such a high-end build quality.

5th

Schenker XMG P507
Schenker XMG P507

Anyone looking for a plain-looking, yet powerful gaming notebook will find an almost ideal choice in the Schenker XMG P507 edition from 2017. It is based on the Clevo P651 Barebone and even the model with the GeForce GTX 1070, weighs less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb), which would rather suggest a multimedia product. A height of just 2.5 to 2.9 cm (1 to 1.1 inches; depending on the GPU) is also low in the gaming range.

Like most slim competitors, the system noise is rather high in 3D mode. On the other hand, it achieves ratings in the 80% range in temperature, input devices, and connectivity (unfortunately still without Thunderbolt 3). One of its biggest highlights is the matte IPS display with G-Sync support.

6th

Asus GL702VM
Asus GL702VM

The Asus GL702VM has almost the same strengths and weaknesses as its 15-inch sibling GL502VM. The stylish body is surprisingly slim (2.4 cm/~0.9 in) and light (2.7 kg/~5.9 lb) for a 17-inch laptop. Apart from the fact that an HDD is used as a Windows drive (other variants come with an SSD); the performance does not fall behind those of its rivals'. The GeForce GTX 1060 is one of the most popular and most successful gaming GPUs and sufficient for Full HD gaming in most scenarios.

Speaking of Full HD: A matte IPS panel with G-Sync support is used as the display. Note: The test model priced at only 1400 Euros (~$1491) does not include a “real” operating system (FreeDOS). Hence, buyers will have to install an operating system themselves after purchase. Those who want to play games right away had better buy a model with Windows 10.

7th

MSI GS63VR 6RF
MSI GS63VR 6RF

Currently, MSI clearly dominates the mobile Gaming Top 10. Apart from the relatively bulky GT62VR, three models from the significantly more compact GS series have also made it into the charts. The GS63VR could be the right choice for those who are on the fence about buying the smaller (GS43VR) or the slightly larger (GS73VR) notebook. The 15-inch gaming notebook is a perfect travel companion thanks to its low weight of 1.9 kg (~4.2 lb). 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. Our test model comes with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256 GB SSD, and a 2 TB HDD for 2000 Euros (~$2130). Furthermore, it uses a standard FHD display with 1920x1080 pixels.

8th

MSI GS43VR 6RE
MSI GS43VR 6RE

Currently, portable gaming devices are quite trendy. MSI has taken the slim design to the extreme and presents a brand new 14-inch model powered by a GeForce GTX 1060 in the GS43VR. The graphics card perfectly matches the integrated Full HD display with IPS technology, although, its more expensive GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 siblings perform significantly better. Otherwise, the MSI packs 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and a hard drive capacity as high as 3 TB (m.2-SSD + 2.5-inch HDD) in the test model.

Further strengths include the very light and slim chassis (1.9 kg/~4.2 lb and 2.3 cm/~0.9 in) and a convenient battery life, which boosts mobility. However, MSI could improve on the emissions in 3D mode (temperature, system noise) and the sound. Easily reachable inner components and the USB 3.1 Type C port with Thunderbolt are excellent.

9th

MSI GS73VR 6RF
MSI GS73VR 6RF

The MSI GS73VR is the slimmest notebook in our Top 10 list. Thanks to a height of just 20 mm (~0.78 in); the 17-inch Pascal model looks extremely stylish and handy. Moreover, a weight of 2.4 kg (~5.3 lb) is low for a high-end notebook. Thus, you should not be so critical of the temperature and system noise. The slim build has hardly affected the connectivity and input devices.

We particularly liked the image quality, which has improved significantly compared to the GS70. Apart from brightness and contrast, color space and viewing angles are considerably better. In general, the US test model, which costs 1800 Euros (~$2010), provides many features. 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and the combination of 1000 GB SSD and 2000 GB HDD should bring enough reserves for the coming years. On the other hand, there is still potential for improving the sound quality, the web cam and the battery life.

10th

Asus GL753VD
Asus GL753VD

At a first glance, Asus' brand new 17-inch gaming laptop, GL753VD is very similar to the GL702VM reviewed in 2016. However, you will find several differences on closer inspection. For example, the manufacturer has omitted the red-orange keyboard labels, repositioned the speakers and incorporated an optical drive on the right side. The latter might be the reason for the higher weight (2.94 vs 2.7 kg/~6.5 vs ~6 lb) and the almost 10 mm (~0.4 in) thicker chassis.

You will also find differences in terms of hardware. Although the GL753VD features only a GeForce GTX 1050, which cannot hold a candle to the GTX 1060, the price is about the same as that of the GL702VM's (just under 1400 - 1500 Euros/~$1497 - ~$1604). The reason is easily found: Apart from an operating system, the newcomer also comes with an SSD and 16 GB vs 8 GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the used IPS panel is the same (although, without G-Sync).

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)
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
37 ms * ∼6%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
40 ms * ∼6%
Razer Blade (2016)
41 ms * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
24 ms * ∼4%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
38 ms * ∼6%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
31.6 ms * ∼5%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
28 ms * ∼4%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
33.2 ms * ∼5%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
2.8 ms * ∼1%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
25 ms * ∼10%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
25 ms * ∼10%
Razer Blade (2016)
37 ms * ∼15%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
12 ms * ∼5%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
23 ms * ∼10%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
26 ms * ∼11%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
24.4 ms * ∼10%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
9.6 ms * ∼4%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
28.8 ms * ∼12%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
240 Hz ∼1%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
0 Hz ∼0%
Razer Blade (2016)
200 Hz ∼1%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
202 Hz ∼1%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
0 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
310 cd/m² ∼44%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
311 cd/m² ∼44%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
296 cd/m² ∼42%
Razer Blade (2016)
328 cd/m² ∼47%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
365 cd/m² ∼52%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
312 cd/m² ∼45%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
279 cd/m² ∼40%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
282 cd/m² ∼40%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
315 cd/m² ∼45%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
337 cd/m² ∼48%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
87 % ∼87%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
85 % ∼85%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
88 % ∼88%
Razer Blade (2016)
69 % ∼69%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
85 % ∼85%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
91 % ∼91%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
84 % ∼84%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
83 % ∼83%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
86 % ∼86%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
91 % ∼91%
Black Level (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
0 % * ∼0%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
0.3 % * ∼6%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
0.33 % * ∼7%
Razer Blade (2016)
0.22 % * ∼4%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
0.5 % * ∼10%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
0.5 % * ∼10%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
0.33 % * ∼7%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
0.57 % * ∼11%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
0.308 % * ∼6%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
0.58 % * ∼12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
2.54 * ∼17%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
4.82 * ∼32%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
4.42 * ∼29%
Razer Blade (2016)
1.91 * ∼13%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
9.93 * ∼66%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
6.3 * ∼42%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
3.59 * ∼24%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
2.61 * ∼17%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.96 * ∼20%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
4.5 * ∼30%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
1.43 * ∼10%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
3.94 * ∼26%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
3.34 * ∼22%
Razer Blade (2016)
1.69 * ∼11%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
10.32 * ∼69%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
7.37 * ∼49%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
3.86 * ∼26%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
1.18 * ∼8%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.57 * ∼17%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
3.3 * ∼22%
Gamma (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
2.3 ∼66%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
2.45 ∼70%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
2.4 ∼69%
Razer Blade (2016)
2.3 ∼66%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
2.11 ∼60%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
2.37 ∼68%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
2.53 ∼72%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
2.24 ∼64%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
2.25 ∼64%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
2.15 ∼61%
CCT (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
6337 ∼634%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
6877 ∼688%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6213 ∼621%
Razer Blade (2016)
6418 ∼642%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
10096 ∼1010%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
7116 ∼712%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
7229 ∼723%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
6506 ∼651%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
7114 ∼711%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
6103 ∼610%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
78 % ∼78%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
54 % ∼54%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
55 % ∼55%
Razer Blade (2016)
63 % ∼63%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
58 % ∼58%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
55 % ∼55%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
63 % ∼63%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
56.4 % ∼56%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
74.3 % ∼74%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
55.7 % ∼56%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
97 % ∼97%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
83 % ∼83%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
83 % ∼83%
Razer Blade (2016)
97 % ∼97%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
89 % ∼89%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
83 % ∼83%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
97 % ∼97%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
86.4 % ∼86%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
100 % ∼100%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
75.7 % ∼76%
Contrast (sort by value)
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
1033 :1 ∼65%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
973 :1 ∼61%
Razer Blade (2016)
1491 :1 ∼93%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
714 :1 ∼45%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
652 :1 ∼41%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
888 :1 ∼56%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
506 :1 ∼32%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
1095 :1 ∼68%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
602 :1 ∼38%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼58%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
34 dB * ∼68%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
32 dB * ∼64%
Razer Blade (2016)
31 dB * ∼62%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
33 dB * ∼66%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
31.4 dB * ∼63%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
31.9 dB * ∼64%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
33.9 dB * ∼68%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
30 dB * ∼60%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
35 dB * ∼70%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
33 dB * ∼66%
Razer Blade (2016)
33 dB * ∼66%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
34 dB * ∼68%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
31.4 dB * ∼63%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
33 dB * ∼66%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32 dB * ∼64%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
33.9 dB * ∼68%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
31 dB * ∼62%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
36 dB * ∼72%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
34 dB * ∼68%
Razer Blade (2016)
35 dB * ∼70%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
44 dB * ∼88%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
31.5 dB * ∼63%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
34 dB * ∼68%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
33.5 dB * ∼67%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
34 dB * ∼68%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
37.8 dB * ∼76%
Load Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
36 dB * ∼72%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
40 dB * ∼80%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
44 dB * ∼88%
Razer Blade (2016)
39 dB * ∼78%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
46 dB * ∼92%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
40.9 dB * ∼82%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
37 dB * ∼74%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
50 dB * ∼100%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
47 dB * ∼94%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
42.7 dB * ∼85%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
49 dB * ∼98%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
46 dB * ∼92%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
53 dB * ∼106%
Razer Blade (2016)
51 dB * ∼102%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
52 dB * ∼104%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
46.2 dB * ∼92%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
46 dB * ∼92%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
51.5 dB * ∼103%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
49.4 dB * ∼99%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
47.4 dB * ∼95%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
48.8 °C * ∼81%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
40.6 °C * ∼68%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
65.3 °C * ∼109%
Razer Blade (2016)
52.7 °C * ∼88%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
49.2 °C * ∼82%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
53.1 °C * ∼89%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
45.3 °C * ∼76%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
55.6 °C * ∼93%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
50.8 °C * ∼85%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
37.7 °C * ∼63%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
60.4 °C * ∼101%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
48.4 °C * ∼81%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
64.4 °C * ∼107%
Razer Blade (2016)
48.4 °C * ∼81%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
62 °C * ∼103%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
44.9 °C * ∼75%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
62.6 °C * ∼104%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
62.4 °C * ∼104%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
60 °C * ∼100%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
36.3 °C * ∼61%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
33.1 °C * ∼55%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
26.8 °C * ∼45%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
35.4 °C * ∼59%
Razer Blade (2016)
29.3 °C * ∼49%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
32.4 °C * ∼54%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
32.9 °C * ∼55%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
25.3 °C * ∼42%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
33.2 °C * ∼55%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
27.4 °C * ∼46%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
25.7 °C * ∼43%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
30.1 °C * ∼50%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
26.4 °C * ∼44%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
31.6 °C * ∼53%
Razer Blade (2016)
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
33 °C * ∼55%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
33.4 °C * ∼56%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
27.3 °C * ∼46%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
37.2 °C * ∼62%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
24.4 °C * ∼41%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
524 min ∼19%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
377 min ∼14%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
315 min ∼12%
Razer Blade (2016)
min ∼0%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
min ∼0%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
353 min ∼13%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
358 min ∼13%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
577 min ∼21%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
353 min ∼13%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
515 min ∼19%
Load (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
90 min ∼3%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
98 min ∼4%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
87 min ∼3%
Razer Blade (2016)
min ∼0%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
min ∼0%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
87 min ∼3%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
76 min ∼3%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
78 min ∼3%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
66 min ∼2%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
45 min ∼2%
WiFi (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
min ∼0%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
min ∼0%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
min ∼0%
Razer Blade (2016)
min ∼0%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
min ∼0%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
min ∼0%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
min ∼0%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
min ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
min ∼0%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
min ∼0%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
320 min ∼12%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
246 min ∼9%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
220 min ∼8%
Razer Blade (2016)
243 min ∼9%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
195 min ∼7%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
250 min ∼9%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
210 min ∼8%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
261 min ∼10%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
213 min ∼8%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
261 min ∼10%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
7 Watt * ∼7%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
20 Watt * ∼20%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
16 Watt * ∼16%
Razer Blade (2016)
9 Watt * ∼9%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
14 Watt * ∼14%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
15.6 Watt * ∼16%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
18 Watt * ∼18%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
12.1 Watt * ∼12%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
22.6 Watt * ∼23%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
6.2 Watt * ∼6%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
12 Watt * ∼12%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
24 Watt * ∼24%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
19 Watt * ∼19%
Razer Blade (2016)
14 Watt * ∼14%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
18 Watt * ∼18%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
20.2 Watt * ∼20%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
22 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
19 Watt * ∼19%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32.7 Watt * ∼33%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
12.2 Watt * ∼12%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
18 Watt * ∼18%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
29 Watt * ∼29%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
23 Watt * ∼23%
Razer Blade (2016)
22 Watt * ∼22%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
24 Watt * ∼24%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
21.4 Watt * ∼21%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
30 Watt * ∼30%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
19.5 Watt * ∼20%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
32.8 Watt * ∼33%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
14.8 Watt * ∼15%
Load Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
76 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
82 Watt * ∼23%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
68 Watt * ∼19%
Razer Blade (2016)
72 Watt * ∼21%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
87 Watt * ∼25%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
90 Watt * ∼26%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
77 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
106.7 Watt * ∼30%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
114.7 Watt * ∼33%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
84.9 Watt * ∼24%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
161 Watt * ∼46%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
193 Watt * ∼55%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
157 Watt * ∼45%
Razer Blade (2016)
124 Watt * ∼35%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
201 Watt * ∼57%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
147 Watt * ∼42%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
165 Watt * ∼47%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
159 Watt * ∼45%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
167.9 Watt * ∼48%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
120.7 Watt * ∼34%

Legend

 
Alienware 13 R3 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
 
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
 
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
 
Razer Blade (2016) Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
 
Schenker XMG P507 PRO Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
 
Asus GL702VM-GC102D Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
 
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
MSI GS73VR 6RF Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)

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Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
12319 Points ∼43%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
15359 Points ∼54%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
12682 Points ∼44%
Razer Blade (2016)
11139 Points ∼39%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
16383 Points ∼57%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
11159 Points ∼39%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
12411 Points ∼43%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
12462 Points ∼43%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
12423 Points ∼43%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
7524 Points ∼26%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
9584 Points ∼41%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
13768 Points ∼59%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
9663 Points ∼41%
Razer Blade (2016)
9193 Points ∼39%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
13129 Points ∼56%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
9432 Points ∼40%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
9704 Points ∼42%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
9814 Points ∼42%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
9609 Points ∼41%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
5293 Points ∼23%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
21924 Points ∼44%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
26786 Points ∼54%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
23340 Points ∼47%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
24365 Points ∼49%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
22619 Points ∼46%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
21915 Points ∼44%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
23391 Points ∼47%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
22781 Points ∼46%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
19688 Points ∼40%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
5482 Points ∼68%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
6831 Points ∼85%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6527 Points ∼81%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
6390 Points ∼79%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
4114 Points ∼51%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
5321 Points ∼66%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
3894 Points ∼65%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
5011 Points ∼84%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
4741 Points ∼79%
Razer Blade (2016)
3417 Points ∼57%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
4320 Points ∼72%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
4670 Points ∼78%
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro
4060 Points ∼68%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
4016 Points ∼67%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
4012 Points ∼67%
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T
4088 Points ∼68%

Legend

 
Alienware 13 R3 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
 
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
 
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
 
Razer Blade (2016) Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
 
Schenker XMG P507 PRO Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
 
Asus GL702VM-GC102D Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
 
MSI GS63VR-6RF16H22 Stealth Pro Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
MSI GS73VR 6RF Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
 
Asus Strix GL753VD-GC045T Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
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