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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Laptops

Staff, 05/02/2017

May 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 May 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
286%02/2017MSI 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%04/2017Gigabyte Aero 14Gigabyte Aero 14
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.9 kg20 mm14"2560x1440matte
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
585%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
685%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
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%03/2017Asus Strix GL702VSKAsus Strix GL702VSK
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 1000 GB HDD
2.9 kg30.0 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
984%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
1084%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

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. 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 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

Gigabyte Aero 14
Gigabyte Aero 14

Gaming laptops that can be easily transported are very trendy. Gigabyte carries the slim idea to extremes and presents a 14-inch model with GeForce GTX 1060 in the Aero 14. The latter would be a perfect fit for a Full HD display. However, Gigabyte has used a panel with 2560x1440 pixels in the test model (GTX 1070 would be more suitable), which performs quite well, thanks to IPS technology. In addition, the manufacturer has incorporated 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and an NVMe SSD with a capacity of 256 GB.

Further advantages include the very light and slim chassis with a weight of 1.9 kg (~4.2 lb) and a height of 2 cm (~0.8 in), and the excellent battery runtimes. Gigabyte could improve the emissions in 3D mode, the sound, and the connectivity. (no Thunderbolt 3).

4th

Schenker XMG P407
Schenker XMG P407

Schenker Technologies have 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 in 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.

5th

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.

6th

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.

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.

8th

Asus GL702VS
Asus GL702VS

The Asus GL702VS has almost the same strengths and weaknesses as its 15-inch GL502VS sibling. The stylish body is quite slim (3.0 cm/~1.2 in) and light (2.9 kg/~6.4 lb) for a 17-inch laptop. If you ignore the fact that an HDD is used as drive (other configurations come with an SSD), the performance does not need to hide behind the competition. The GeForce GTX 1070 is one of the most popular and successful gaming GPUs and sufficiently fast for (W) QHD. Speaking of the display: a matte 120 Hz panel with G-Sync support is used.

Note: Unlike the original from Asus, which features a silver lid, the test model from Xotic PC has a black lid with red patterns.

9th

Gigabyte P55W v7
Gigabyte P55W v7

Gigabyte is  becoming a gaming expert in the laptop range. Apart from the Aero 14, the P55W v7 has also made it into the mobile Top 10. Although the 15-inch model is significantly thicker with 34 mm (~1.3 in), it gets similarly loud under load due to its single fan solution.

The chassis also has advantages and disadvantages. For example, beautiful design and easy maintenance can only make up for the unfavorable interface layout to some extent. You can hardly complain about the battery life (up to 13 hours) and the display (FHD IPS panel). In terms of performance, the used GeForce GTX 1060 ranks in the lower high-end.

10th

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.

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%
Gigabyte Aero 14
41 ms * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P407
47 ms * ∼7%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
40 ms * ∼6%
Razer Blade (2016)
41 ms * ∼6%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
28 ms * ∼4%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
21.2 ms * ∼3%
Gigabyte P55W v7
37 ms * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
24 ms * ∼4%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
2.8 ms * ∼1%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
25 ms * ∼10%
Gigabyte Aero 14
25 ms * ∼10%
Schenker XMG P407
27 ms * ∼11%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
25 ms * ∼10%
Razer Blade (2016)
37 ms * ∼15%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
23.6 ms * ∼10%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
26 ms * ∼11%
Gigabyte P55W v7
25 ms * ∼10%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
12 ms * ∼5%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
240 Hz ∼0%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
0 Hz ∼0%
Gigabyte Aero 14
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker XMG P407
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
0 Hz ∼0%
Razer Blade (2016)
200 Hz ∼0%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
1351 Hz ∼1%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
0 Hz ∼0%
Gigabyte P55W v7
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
0 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
310 cd/m² ∼44%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
311 cd/m² ∼44%
Gigabyte Aero 14
257 cd/m² ∼37%
Schenker XMG P407
282 cd/m² ∼40%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
296 cd/m² ∼42%
Razer Blade (2016)
328 cd/m² ∼47%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
263 cd/m² ∼38%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
306 cd/m² ∼44%
Gigabyte P55W v7
289 cd/m² ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
365 cd/m² ∼52%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
87 % ∼87%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
85 % ∼85%
Gigabyte Aero 14
79 % ∼79%
Schenker XMG P407
80 % ∼80%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
88 % ∼88%
Razer Blade (2016)
69 % ∼69%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
92 % ∼92%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
93 % ∼93%
Gigabyte P55W v7
87 % ∼87%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
85 % ∼85%
Black Level (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
0 % * ∼0%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
0.3 % * ∼6%
Gigabyte Aero 14
0.3 % * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P407
0.27 % * ∼5%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
0.33 % * ∼7%
Razer Blade (2016)
0.22 % * ∼4%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
0.44 % * ∼9%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
0.21 % * ∼4%
Gigabyte P55W v7
0.29 % * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
0.5 % * ∼10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
2.54 * ∼17%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
4.82 * ∼32%
Gigabyte Aero 14
4.59 * ∼31%
Schenker XMG P407
4.42 * ∼29%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
4.42 * ∼29%
Razer Blade (2016)
1.91 * ∼13%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
8 * ∼53%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
4.2 * ∼28%
Gigabyte P55W v7
4.92 * ∼33%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
9.93 * ∼66%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
1.43 * ∼10%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
3.94 * ∼26%
Gigabyte Aero 14
4.32 * ∼29%
Schenker XMG P407
4.11 * ∼27%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
3.34 * ∼22%
Razer Blade (2016)
1.69 * ∼11%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
9.1 * ∼61%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
3.9 * ∼26%
Gigabyte P55W v7
3.66 * ∼24%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
10.32 * ∼69%
Gamma (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
2.3 ∼66%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
2.45 ∼70%
Gigabyte Aero 14
2.25 ∼64%
Schenker XMG P407
2.5 ∼71%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
2.4 ∼69%
Razer Blade (2016)
2.3 ∼66%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
2.24 ∼64%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
2.19 ∼63%
Gigabyte P55W v7
2.32 ∼66%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
2.11 ∼60%
CCT (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
6337 ∼634%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
6877 ∼688%
Gigabyte Aero 14
7320 ∼732%
Schenker XMG P407
6329 ∼633%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6213 ∼621%
Razer Blade (2016)
6418 ∼642%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
5020 ∼502%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
7242 ∼724%
Gigabyte P55W v7
6482 ∼648%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
10096 ∼1010%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
78 % ∼78%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
54 % ∼54%
Gigabyte Aero 14
59 % ∼59%
Schenker XMG P407
54 % ∼54%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
55 % ∼55%
Razer Blade (2016)
63 % ∼63%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
45.7 % ∼46%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
56 % ∼56%
Gigabyte P55W v7
54 % ∼54%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
58 % ∼58%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
97 % ∼97%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
83 % ∼83%
Gigabyte Aero 14
92 % ∼92%
Schenker XMG P407
82 % ∼82%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
83 % ∼83%
Razer Blade (2016)
97 % ∼97%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
72.1 % ∼72%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
86 % ∼86%
Gigabyte P55W v7
82 % ∼82%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
89 % ∼89%
Contrast (sort by value)
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
1033 :1 ∼65%
Gigabyte Aero 14
967 :1 ∼60%
Schenker XMG P407
1104 :1 ∼69%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
973 :1 ∼61%
Razer Blade (2016)
1491 :1 ∼93%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
623 :1 ∼39%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
1507 :1 ∼94%
Gigabyte P55W v7
990 :1 ∼62%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
714 :1 ∼45%
Noise
off / environment (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼58%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
30 dB * ∼60%
Gigabyte Aero 14
31 dB * ∼62%
Schenker XMG P407
29 dB * ∼58%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
31 dB * ∼62%
Razer Blade (2016)
30 dB * ∼60%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
28.8 dB * ∼58%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
28.6 dB * ∼57%
Gigabyte P55W v7
30 dB * ∼60%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
31 dB * ∼62%
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼58%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
34 dB * ∼68%
Gigabyte Aero 14
31 dB * ∼62%
Schenker XMG P407
31 dB * ∼62%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
32 dB * ∼64%
Razer Blade (2016)
31 dB * ∼62%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
33.1 dB * ∼66%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Gigabyte P55W v7
33 dB * ∼66%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
33 dB * ∼66%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
30 dB * ∼60%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
35 dB * ∼70%
Gigabyte Aero 14
32 dB * ∼64%
Schenker XMG P407
32 dB * ∼64%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
33 dB * ∼66%
Razer Blade (2016)
33 dB * ∼66%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
33.1 dB * ∼66%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Gigabyte P55W v7
34 dB * ∼68%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
34 dB * ∼68%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
31 dB * ∼62%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
36 dB * ∼72%
Gigabyte Aero 14
33 dB * ∼66%
Schenker XMG P407
36 dB * ∼72%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
34 dB * ∼68%
Razer Blade (2016)
35 dB * ∼70%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
34 dB * ∼68%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Gigabyte P55W v7
35 dB * ∼70%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
44 dB * ∼88%
Load Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
36 dB * ∼72%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
40 dB * ∼80%
Gigabyte Aero 14
42 dB * ∼84%
Schenker XMG P407
43 dB * ∼86%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
44 dB * ∼88%
Razer Blade (2016)
39 dB * ∼78%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
37.2 dB * ∼74%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
39.8 dB * ∼80%
Gigabyte P55W v7
39 dB * ∼78%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
46 dB * ∼92%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
49 dB * ∼98%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
46 dB * ∼92%
Gigabyte Aero 14
53 dB * ∼106%
Schenker XMG P407
48 dB * ∼96%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
53 dB * ∼106%
Razer Blade (2016)
51 dB * ∼102%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
47.1 dB * ∼94%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
48 dB * ∼96%
Gigabyte P55W v7
50 dB * ∼100%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
52 dB * ∼104%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
48.8 °C * ∼81%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
40.6 °C * ∼68%
Gigabyte Aero 14
58.3 °C * ∼97%
Schenker XMG P407
49 °C * ∼82%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
65.3 °C * ∼109%
Razer Blade (2016)
52.7 °C * ∼88%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
50.4 °C * ∼84%
Gigabyte P55W v7
49.6 °C * ∼83%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
49.2 °C * ∼82%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
60.4 °C * ∼101%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
48.4 °C * ∼81%
Gigabyte Aero 14
59.8 °C * ∼100%
Schenker XMG P407
50.8 °C * ∼85%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
64.4 °C * ∼107%
Razer Blade (2016)
48.4 °C * ∼81%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
44.6 °C * ∼74%
Gigabyte P55W v7
47.7 °C * ∼80%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
62 °C * ∼103%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
33.1 °C * ∼55%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
26.8 °C * ∼45%
Gigabyte Aero 14
23.3 °C * ∼39%
Schenker XMG P407
26.3 °C * ∼44%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
35.4 °C * ∼59%
Razer Blade (2016)
29.3 °C * ∼49%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
30.6 °C * ∼51%
Gigabyte P55W v7
23.6 °C * ∼39%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
32.4 °C * ∼54%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
30.1 °C * ∼50%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
26.4 °C * ∼44%
Gigabyte Aero 14
23.8 °C * ∼40%
Schenker XMG P407
24.1 °C * ∼40%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
31.6 °C * ∼53%
Razer Blade (2016)
28.4 °C * ∼47%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
29.6 °C * ∼49%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
30.8 °C * ∼51%
Gigabyte P55W v7
24.6 °C * ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
33 °C * ∼55%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
524 min ∼19%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
377 min ∼14%
Gigabyte Aero 14
909 min ∼34%
Schenker XMG P407
443 min ∼16%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
315 min ∼12%
Razer Blade (2016)
min ∼0%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
386 min ∼14%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
306 min ∼11%
Gigabyte P55W v7
789 min ∼29%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
min ∼0%
Load (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
90 min ∼3%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
98 min ∼4%
Gigabyte Aero 14
129 min ∼5%
Schenker XMG P407
92 min ∼3%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
87 min ∼3%
Razer Blade (2016)
min ∼0%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
75 min ∼3%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
81 min ∼3%
Gigabyte P55W v7
98 min ∼4%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
min ∼0%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
320 min ∼12%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
246 min ∼9%
Gigabyte Aero 14
524 min ∼19%
Schenker XMG P407
241 min ∼9%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
220 min ∼8%
Razer Blade (2016)
243 min ∼9%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
232 min ∼9%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
203 min ∼8%
Gigabyte P55W v7
346 min ∼13%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
195 min ∼7%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
7 Watt * ∼7%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
20 Watt * ∼20%
Gigabyte Aero 14
8 Watt * ∼8%
Schenker XMG P407
10 Watt * ∼10%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
16 Watt * ∼16%
Razer Blade (2016)
9 Watt * ∼9%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
14.5 Watt * ∼15%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
20.9 Watt * ∼21%
Gigabyte P55W v7
8 Watt * ∼8%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
14 Watt * ∼14%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
12 Watt * ∼12%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
24 Watt * ∼24%
Gigabyte Aero 14
13 Watt * ∼13%
Schenker XMG P407
15 Watt * ∼15%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
19 Watt * ∼19%
Razer Blade (2016)
14 Watt * ∼14%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
17.3 Watt * ∼17%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
22.9 Watt * ∼23%
Gigabyte P55W v7
13 Watt * ∼13%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
18 Watt * ∼18%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
18 Watt * ∼18%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
29 Watt * ∼29%
Gigabyte Aero 14
20 Watt * ∼20%
Schenker XMG P407
24 Watt * ∼24%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
23 Watt * ∼23%
Razer Blade (2016)
22 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
17.4 Watt * ∼17%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
23.1 Watt * ∼23%
Gigabyte P55W v7
18 Watt * ∼18%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
24 Watt * ∼24%
Load Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
76 Watt * ∼22%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
82 Watt * ∼23%
Gigabyte Aero 14
78 Watt * ∼22%
Schenker XMG P407
82 Watt * ∼23%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
68 Watt * ∼19%
Razer Blade (2016)
72 Watt * ∼21%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
93 Watt * ∼27%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
147.2 Watt * ∼42%
Gigabyte P55W v7
76 Watt * ∼22%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
87 Watt * ∼25%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
161 Watt * ∼46%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
193 Watt * ∼55%
Gigabyte Aero 14
146 Watt * ∼42%
Schenker XMG P407
124 Watt * ∼35%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
157 Watt * ∼45%
Razer Blade (2016)
124 Watt * ∼35%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
Watt * ∼0%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
188.1 Watt * ∼54%
Gigabyte P55W v7
143 Watt * ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
201 Watt * ∼57%

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
 
Gigabyte Aero 14 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), LiteOn CX2-8B256
 
Schenker XMG P407 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
 
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
 
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
Asus Strix GL702VSK Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
 
Gigabyte P55W v7 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Liteonit CV3-8D256
 
Schenker XMG P507 PRO Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
12319 Points ∼43%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
15359 Points ∼54%
Gigabyte Aero 14
11868 Points ∼41%
Schenker XMG P407
9921 Points ∼35%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
12682 Points ∼44%
Razer Blade (2016)
11139 Points ∼39%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
12530 Points ∼44%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
15287 Points ∼53%
Gigabyte P55W v7
11778 Points ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
16383 Points ∼57%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
9584 Points ∼41%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
13768 Points ∼59%
Gigabyte Aero 14
9778 Points ∼42%
Schenker XMG P407
7194 Points ∼31%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
9663 Points ∼41%
Razer Blade (2016)
9193 Points ∼39%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
9485 Points ∼41%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
13532 Points ∼58%
Gigabyte P55W v7
9669 Points ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
13129 Points ∼56%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
21924 Points ∼44%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
26786 Points ∼54%
Gigabyte Aero 14
20574 Points ∼42%
Schenker XMG P407
22393 Points ∼45%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
23340 Points ∼47%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
17664 Points ∼36%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
25144 Points ∼51%
Gigabyte P55W v7
21839 Points ∼44%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
24365 Points ∼49%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
5482 Points ∼68%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
6831 Points ∼85%
Schenker XMG P407
6266 Points ∼78%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6527 Points ∼81%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
4246 Points ∼53%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
6390 Points ∼79%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
3894 Points ∼65%
MSI GT62VR 7RE-223
5011 Points ∼84%
Gigabyte Aero 14
3717 Points ∼62%
Schenker XMG P407
4069 Points ∼68%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
4741 Points ∼79%
Razer Blade (2016)
3417 Points ∼57%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
4141 Points ∼69%
Asus Strix GL702VSK
4787 Points ∼80%
Gigabyte P55W v7
4013 Points ∼67%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
4320 Points ∼72%

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
 
Gigabyte Aero 14 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), LiteOn CX2-8B256
 
Schenker XMG P407 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
 
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
 
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
Asus Strix GL702VSK Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
 
Gigabyte P55W v7 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Liteonit CV3-8D256
 
Schenker XMG P507 PRO Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
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