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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 07/08/2017

January 2018 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia 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.

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Every month, Notebookcheck reviews numerous notebooks of all kinds. Some of these are multimedia laptops. We have classed 14-inch or larger notebooks that have been designed and configured as all-round laptops by the manufacturers with graphics cards up to the GTX 960M / GTX 1050.

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 multimedia laptops as reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past 12 months. If ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first. The table can be sorted by clicking its headers and filtered by entering text in the text field above it (e.g. "matte").

Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks as of April 2018

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
189%04/2017Razer Blade (2017)Razer Blade (2017)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
15.9 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.8 kg18 mm14"1920x1080matte
288%07/2017Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555)Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
AMD Radeon Pro 555
16 GB Memory,  SSD
1.8 kg16 mm15.4"2880x1800glossy
388%11/2017HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2 kg17.8 mm15.6"3840x2160glossy
487%05/2017Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
8 GB Memory, 1024 GB HDD
3.1 kg27.62 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
587%11/2017Asus Zenbook Pro UX550VE-DB71TAsus Zenbook Pro UX550VE-DB71T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.9 kg18.9 mm15.6"1920x1080glossy
687%05/2017Gigabyte Aero 15Gigabyte Aero 15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.1 kg19 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
786%10/2017Gigabyte Aero 14-K7Gigabyte Aero 14-K7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.9 kg20 mm14"2560x1440matte
885%11/2017Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-80LAcer Aspire 5 A517-51G-80L
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.9 kg28.25 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
984%02/2018
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Schenker Key 15Schenker Key 15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
2.2 kg18.6 mm15.6"3840x2160matte
1084%11/2017Dell Inspiron 17-7773-0043Dell Inspiron 17-7773-0043
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
2.9 kg22.6 mm17.3"1920x1080glossy

Editors' Comments

11/10/2017: The Swift 3 SF314-52G (14-inch), a GeForce MX150-equipped mainstream notebook made by Acer, missed our top 10 list by a hair’s breadth. Its 15-inch sibling fared slightly better and can be found in 10th place. Also not on our list: Dell’s ginormous 17-inch (!) convertible Inspiron 17-7773, which we have classified as a multimedia notebook based on its performance (GeForce MX150).

12/06/2017: Acer's Aspire 7 A715-71G-53TU misses our Top 10, but the hardware with a 45 W SoC & GeForce GTX 1050 graphics is still interesting. Build quality, color gamut, and the port selection on the 15-inch laptop could be better though.

1st

GeForce GTX 1060 in a 14-inch laptop
GeForce GTX 1060 in a 14-inch laptop

Razer is known as a manufacturer of gaming equipment. However, Razer has been creating a sensation in the laptop range, too. The Razer Blade (2017) is a handy 14-inch laptop with a height of only just under 20 mm. However, hardware components which can usually be found in 15.6-inch and bigger devices work inside: a 45 Watt SoC and the powerful GeForce GTX 1060 (laptop) with GDDR5. In addition, there is a quite good, matte IPS display and certainly fast Wi-Fi and an SSD. This says everything about gaming performance: The Razer Blade (2017) can run all games from 2017 smoothly; even with ultra details.

There are faster gaming laptops as well as less expensive ones out there - but not one of them manages to look as sexy as the Razer Blade.

Important: No FPS throttling occurs in games and the CPU delivers constantly high performance. Hardly any wish remains unfulfilled, since Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI 2.0 are also available. Even the battery life is quite long. Nine hours is noteworthy for such a gaming-capable notebook.

Weaknesses are difficult to find: The Blade gets very loud under load, which is understandable in view of the low space for the cooling system. A card reader is not available and the stable aluminum case is a fingerprint magnet. The latter can be considered a reference in the Windows world. We seldom hold such a high-end case in our hands.

Rest assured that the Blade is a decent gaming laptop as well, but all things considered, the notebook is better suited as a highly mobile companion for creative users with high performance needs.

The competitors can surrender, can't they? The Dell XPS 15 is on par in terms of look and feel, but the Texans deliver lower graphics power (GTX 1050), but a larger SSD (256 GB), and a higher resolution. The MacBook Pro 15 is much more expensive and easily outperformed by GTX 1060 solutions in gaming performance. Acer fills this gap with the 593G and 793G Nitros, i.e. 15-inch and 17-inch laptops. The simple HDD variant of the 15-inch V15 Nitro "only" costs 1,350 Euros (~$1591). Hence, it is 850 Euros (~$1001) cheaper than the Blade with identical processing units. Thus, the Blade remains a laptop for all those who want to own a compact meteor. Creative people might find the optional QHD+ display attractive (see review), which not only features a finer resolution but also a larger color space. In addition, it is more precisely calibrated.

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2nd

Faster graphics: Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD)
Faster graphics: Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD)
Editor's Choice Award in April 2017: Dell XPS 15 9560 (UHD)
Editor's Choice Award in April 2017: Dell XPS 15 9560 (UHD)

With exactly the same rating of 88.7%, Dell remains in a top spot of the Top 10 and follows the Razer Blade. Therewith, Apple's MacBook Pro 15 2016 is reached but not overtaken. Apart from a powerful Core i7-7700HQ and a UHD panel, the revised XPS 15 9560 (see review) also features a GeForce GTX 1050. Obviously, gaming is considered first priority.

One major curveball to consider is the GTX 1050 GPU in this latest iteration of the XPS 15. Graphics performance is a significant boost over the GTX 960M in the XPS 15 9550.

However, thanks to 16 GB of RAM and an SSD with 512 GB net capacity, the new XPS 15 is capable of more. Certainly this is also true for the "smaller" XPS 15 9560 variant with 7300HQ and Full HD (see review). The ergonomics of the visually unchanged 15-inch chassis remains adequate despite performance gain. However, this does not mean quiet. The fan is already audible under low and medium load. During gaming, the noise level increases to a loud 47 dB.

The XPS 15 is a very compact 15-inch laptop (Infinity Edge display), which performs well as a professional work device thanks to its excellent display with high color fidelity (almost 100% of AdobeRGB). Apart from the UHD display in our test model, an FHD display is optionally available.

Nonetheless, the 4K UHD SKU has a wider gamut than [...] essentially all other multimedia notebooks we've tested for that matter, including the latest MacBook Pro 15.

Neither in the Cinebench loop nor in the prolonged The Witcher test could we detect the throttling problem of the predecessor in the current entry-level configuration with 7300HQ.

The top list shows that there are currently similarly powerful alternatives in the multimedia segment with the Razer Blade, the MacBook Pro 15, and the Aspire VN7-593G V15 Nitro BE. Acer charges the lowest price. However, its build quality does not reach those of the Dell/Apple/Razer. Apart from the XPS 15, only the MacBook Pro 15 and the Razer Blade offer UHD resolution with 100% of AdobeRGB, when the TFT supporting these is on board. Those on a budget should consider the Aspire. Those who want extremely high quality and can do without UHD should consider the XPS 15 with 7300HQ, which is available from 1,500 Euros (~$1767).

Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7700HQ, UHD)

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3rd

Maximum configuration: Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016 2.9 GHz, 460)
Maximum configuration: Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016 2.9 GHz, 460)

The MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.9 GHz, 460) (see review) is the first major redesign of the work comet from Apple in a number of years. Unavoidably, the chassis has become significantly slimmer and lighter. It is still one of the best and most high-end laptop cases. The display quality is premium and the huge trackpad works very accurately. As in the MacBook Pro, the Touch Bar is considered important. This small display replaces the function keys, and which functions are assigned to it depends on software and use.

Our review showed that the functionality depends mainly on the software support, but it can actually make the handling rather more complicated in practice.

Our test covers the top model with a Core i7-6920HQ, AMD Radeon Pro 460, 16 GB of RAM, and 1024 GB SSD. It costs just over 4000 Euros (~$4714). As a result, high performance is to be expected and the cooling system can cope with it surprisingly well. The AMD Radeon Pro 460 graphics card increases the performance by a steep 40% compared to the Radeon Pro 450 GPU in the base configuration. In terms of CPU there are no disadvantages.

The Core i7-6920HQ is about 10 to 15% faster than the regular Core i7-6700HQ, but this is also the case for the new entry-level quad-core i7-7700HQ, so you basically pay $300 for an "old" upgrade.

The testers criticized this laptop because of the bugs they encountered. The base configuration is also affected: Problems with Wi-Fi connections to 2.4 GHz networks if USB-C devices are connected, problems with the speakers, if Windows is installed via BootCamp, and image errors of the graphics card in the same mode. However, upcoming and already shipped updates are supposed to fix these problems.

One of the biggest issues is probably the radical change of the port situation. Although 4x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) make the device quite future-proof, you will need adapters in the foreseeable future.

In this sense, while the MacBook Pro 15 2016 is third in this top list (tied for first, together with the Razer Blade and XPS 15), it does not meet the high claim of a 3000 to 4000-Euro (~$3535 to $4714) laptop. It is a kind of intermediate stage before the chassis will be populated with Kaby Lake processors in the coming year. In the meantime, there is enough time for problems to be solved and Kaby Lake will bring a performance gain. We also had the "smaller sibling" in review, the Apple MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.6 GHz, 450; i7-6700HQ, Radeon Pro 450, 16 GB of RAM).

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4th

Multimedia convertible: HP Spectre x360 15-bl002xx
Multimedia convertible: HP Spectre x360 15-bl002xx

HP quietly updated its performance convertible. We reviewed the SKU Spectre x360 15t-bl100 (here in review). It is shipped with a Core i7-8550U (Kaby Lake Refresh) and GeForce MX150. 

HP left the chassis untouched but updated the hardware with a more powerful Kaby Lake-R CPU and new GeForce entry-level graphics. 

The memory equipment is very generous at 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage. Gaming enthusiasts will not be perfectly happy with the MX150, but it is still decent. The GeForce is also the reason for the multimedia classification.

You will immediately notice the high-quality design of the milled aluminum chassis. HP puts a lot of effort into the build quality, which also ensures sturdy hinges and surfaces. The 4K screen is very bright but only covers 64% AdobeRGB. Thunderbolt 3 is included as well, as is an active stylus. The backlit keyboard is easy to type on, but the wide trackpad makes right-clicks a bit tricky. Another advantage is the runtime of 8:30 hours. 

After the hardware-only refresh, the HP Spectre x360 15t remains a solid, well-performing 2-in-1 and it still remains one of the best choices when considering a large convertible.

The huge convertible is not without flaws though. The hinge is not sturdy enough for the heavy lid. The power adapter is very big and heavy, and both USB-C as well as USB-A are just Gen. 1, so basically USB 3.0. Dell's 17-inch Inspiron 17-7773 (here in review, MX150) is an interesting alternative if you are looking for a large convertible.

HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100 (i7 8550U, MX150, 16GB, 512GB)

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5th

Entry-level Nitro with GTX 1050 Ti
Entry-level Nitro with GTX 1050 Ti
Best Value Award in May 2017: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Best Value Award in May 2017: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811

Acer's Nitro models are also available in 17-inch form factor. These are available in countless configurations, either with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or GTX 1060. The prices differ considerably: The difference between the test model with HDD, 7300HQ and 8 GB of RAM and the Aspire V17 Nitro with 7700HQ, 512 GB SSD and 16 GB is 750 Euros (~$883).

The combination of a quad-core Core i5 processor and a GTX 1050 Ti GPU ensures a smooth gaming experience.

Pros are Thunderbolt 3, a free M.2 slot for an SSD and Full HD resolution. The chassis cannot hold a candle to the laptops in the first three places in terms of quality and stability.

The matte IPS panel offers great viewing angles and decent color accuracy.

Acer's Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811 is suitable for all who are looking for a laptop for work and gaming. Those on a budget should buy the entry-level model with HDD and GTX 1050 Ti. Those who want to play all gaming hits in maximum details and Full HD should select one of the more expensive GTX 1060 variants. Anyway, prospective buyers get a cheaper device in the Acer than in the Razer Blade or Dell XPS 15. It delivers the highest gaming performance for the money.

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6th

The ZenBook Pro UX550VE (here in review) is the XPS 15 from Asus. The manufacturer uses high-end components in a noble, slim chassis with small bezels. All about this machine is high-end, especially in the most expensive SKU with the Core i7-7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage.

The short-term performance is really good, but the cooling solution is not powerful enough for long-term or combined workloads. Workstation scenarios are therefore not ideal for the ZenBook Pro UX550VE. In return, you get a comprehensive list of ports with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, easy maintenance, and long battery runtimes of up to nine hours.

Asus offers two models: GeForce GTX 1050 – with and without Ti. We reviewed them both.

The GTX 1050 Ti never shows its full potential in the Zenbook Pro even when stressed independently. Performance is still well above the GTX 1050 model—as well as most other competitors of comparable size in its class—but it could have been even better with a bit more aggressive cooling.

Gaming enthusiasts will not be happy with the ZenBook Pro, but casual gamers should be fine with the less powerful GTX 1050. The SKU without the Ti model is about 300 Euros less expensive, but also sports a slower processor and less SSD storage. 

The Asus ZenBook Pro UX550 is a good choice if you are not looking for a gaming machine, but a good allrounder with a good screen, decent battery runtimes, and very good speakers.

1550 Euros is no bargain, and the ZenBook (without Ti) is more expensive than the XPS 15. The latter starts at about 1430 Euros with FHD and GTX 1050. Gamers on the other hand are better off with the Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE or the Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811 with the GTX 1060 or GTX 1050 anyway and pass on the slim case. The systems from Acer start at 1350 or 1000 Euros, respectively, and they are not affected by throttling under sustained workloads.

Zenbook Pro UX550VE-DB71T (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, 16GB, 512GB)

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Zenbook Pro UX550VD (7700HQ, GTX 1050, 16GB, 512GB)

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7th

Stylish and fast: Gigabyte Aero 15
Stylish and fast: Gigabyte Aero 15

Thin build, long battery runtimes and gaming performance under the hood. Is this possible? Gigabyte says yes and created a jewel with the Aero 15 (see review). The slim performance wizard primarily convinces with balanced hardware (7700HQ, GTX 1060), its slim display bezel, calibrated TFT and Thunderbolt 3 port.

The extremely slim 15-inch laptop (19 mm/~0.75 in) might reach a top place in our Multimedia Top 10 as well as in the mobile Gaming Top 10.

The pro list of our review is long: Apart from design, slim display bezel, low weight and battery runtimes of about seven hours, it brings several other advantages. The 15-inch laptop is silent in Quiet mode, the display is precalibrated, the chassis is stable, and there are NVMe SSDs and a Thunderbolt 3 port.

Overall, the Aero 15 proves to be a worthy rival to the multimedia top dogs the Dell XPS 15, the Razer Blade 2017, and the Acer V15 Nitro.

Gigabyte Aero 15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, 16GB, 512GB, FHD)

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8th

Compact with 4K: Gigabyte Aero 14-K7
Compact with 4K: Gigabyte Aero 14-K7

The sibling Aero 14-K7 (here in review; i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, 16 GB, 256 GB) is a compact gamer with a 4K screen.

Buyers will have to forego the highest quality settings. The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics core offers too little performance for this.

The 14-K7 waives some gaming performance, but not the 45 W SoC. Positive: The 14-inch Aero 14-K7 does not throttle in our Cinebench Multi loop. You also get very long battery runtimes of nine hours in practice (without gaming) and details like macro keys and Thunderbolt 3.

The Aero also did a good job as an office device: The device has a very good keyboard and runs from quietly to silently.

Gigabyte Aero 14K (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, 16GB, 256GB, QHD)

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9th

Schenker Key 15 with 4K display
Schenker Key 15 with 4K display

The compact Schenker Key 15 offers a fast Intel Core i7-7700HQ as well as a decent GPU and a good 4K panel. Thanks to its GeForce GTX 1060 it is even suitable for gaming.

Not many devices offer a level of performance more commonly found in 17-inch notebooks in a case that small.

Downsides include the poor battery - it only lasted for 4 hours in our Wi-Fi test before the device powered off.

A fast NVMe SSD is included as well, and while the 7700HQ might not be Intel’s latest and greatest it can certainly keep up with the i7-8550U.

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10th

More gaming performance: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G
More gaming performance: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G
Best Value Award in March 2017: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G
Best Value Award in March 2017: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G

Is more gaming performance enough in order to continue the success of the Skylake predecessor? With the Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE (see review) Acer sticks to its concept consisting of a relatively simple chassis with exquisite, powerful components.

Acer again proves its skills and creates a 15-inch machine that is just as suitable for gaming as for home entertainment or work. But first things first.

Intel Core i7-7700HQ and GeForce GTX 1060 (laptop) power gaming. The HDD slightly slows down the execution, but it is not a disadvantage for gaming. The Aspire V15 Nitro BE is quite quiet during normal use, but it gets loud during gaming and prolonged load. The matte, contrast-rich IPS display cannot reach the Dell XPS 15's, however it also does not have to with its Full HD resolution. The speakers are powerful and the excellent microphone ensures premium recordings.

The in some places unstable casing, despite a new aluminum finish, remains. In return, it has never been easier to replace components.

The input devices, including keyboard light, are well made and external devices can be connected via USB Type-C 3.1 with Thunderbolt 3. Maintenance of components got significantly easier in comparison to the predecessor.

While the V15 hardly produces noise in idle mode, it is quite loud during games. The very good speakers with high and low pitches can easily drown this out, though.

This should not occur: The poor webcam images are not appealing and the card reader for SD cards is terribly slow. In addition, there are only two RAM slots, which are already used in the 8 GB variant. Gaming enthusiasts should definitely consider the Asus ROG Strix GL502VM as an alternative. Otherwise, this top list does not list real alternatives, since the devices here only use GTX 950M/960M and GTX 1050 cards. The Razer Blade (2017) is different, but its steep price might put many buyers off.

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Recent Multimedia Awards

Best Value Award in March 2017: Aspire VX5-591G-75C4
Best Value Award in March 2017: Aspire VX5-591G-75C4
Best Value Award in March 2017: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G
Best Value Award in March 2017: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G
Editor's Choice Award in April 2017: Dell XPS 15 9560 (UHD)
Editor's Choice Award in April 2017: Dell XPS 15 9560 (UHD)
Best Value Award in May 2017: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
Best Value Award in May 2017: Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Razer Blade (2017)Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555)HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811Asus Zenbook Pro UX550VE-DB71TGigabyte Aero 15Gigabyte Aero 14-K7Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-80LSchenker Key 15Dell Inspiron 17-7773-0043
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
25.2 (18, 17.2)
48 (23.6, 24.4)
41.2 (23.2, 18)
38 (20, 18)
43.2 (20.4, 22.8)
42.8 (23.6, 19.2)
40 (19.6, 20.4)
41 (19, 22)
48 (23.6, 24.4)
40 (22, 18)
Response Time Black / White *
24.8 (13.2, 11.6)
33.8 (19.6, 14.2)
29.6 (16.4, 13.2)
27 (16, 11)
32.8 (18, 14.8)
32 (18.8, 13.2)
25.2 (13.2, 12)
31 (17, 4)
30 (16, 14)
28 (17, 11)
PWM Frequency
21370
119000 (80, 210)
1000
25510 (29)
26000 (20)
130000 (95)
122000 (90)
1000 (90)
Screen
Brightness middle
272
545
338.7
301
288.2
320
277
397
285
323
Brightness
277
523
325
270
266
316
252
364
293
290
Brightness Distribution
84
86
91
79
75
90
84
84
84
77
Black Level *
0.26
0.44
0.28
0.38
0.3
0.36
0.27
0.29
0.28
0.21
Contrast
1046
1239
1210
792
961
889
1026
1369
1018
1538
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.59
1.6
4.9
3.49
5.5
4.62
4.26
3.88
4.09
4.88
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.49
3.8
8.7
7.49
11.3
9.75
8.37
8.22
7.94
8.86
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.28
1.9
5.5
1.88
7.9
6
4.32
3.1
4.39
6.21
Gamma
2.23 108%
2.26 106%
2.08 115%
2.35 102%
2.09 115%
2.46 98%
2.37 101%
2.59 93%
2.32 103%
2.36 102%
CCT
6848 95%
6834 95%
7498 87%
6587 99%
6559 99%
6761 96%
7298 89%
6570 99%
6706 97%
6620 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
55
63.5
56
58.5
60
59
55
60
60
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
83
86.92
86
90
92
91
84
92
92
Noise
off / environment *
30.9
28.4
29.7
28.3
31
30
29.4
29
30.3
Idle Minimum *
30
31.3
28.4
30.2
30.4
32
32
30.1
31
30.6
Idle Average *
30
31.3
28.4
30.2
31
33
33
30.1
32
30.6
Idle Maximum *
30
31.7
28.4
30.6
31.2
34
38
29.7
39
32.2
Load Average *
51
39.7
41.6
33.8
43.3
39
46
34.4
47
40.5
Load Maximum *
51
48.6
41.6
42.6
46.2
50
53
34.4
54
39.5
Witcher 3 ultra *
35.5
36.1
39.5
46.2
43
46
49
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
934
1023
638
955
560
481
883
WiFi v1.3
545
644
511
278
532
422
536
377
240
408
Load
60
136
70
112
146
89
75
121
Witcher 3 ultra
87
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
7.5
3.4
11.6
8.7
6.3
12
9
4.1
7
5.5
Idle Average *
12.1
13.9
13.8
12.4
7.9
15
14
9.3
10
11.6
Idle Maximum *
14.3
17.6
14.2
15.4
8.1
20
19
9.8
18
12.4
Load Average *
73.5
71.1
67.9
73
84.9
82
84
64
82
65
Load Maximum *
110.2
88.5
76.9
130
102.4
161
149
66.4
154
56
Witcher 3 ultra *
108
57.9
59.04
98
96.3
111
95
111
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
44
49.2
48
43.2
56
51
40.4
55
42.7
Maximum Bottom *
41
52
40.8
49.8
61
58
37
56
47.2
Idle Upper Side *
24
24.8
29.9
24.8
25
24
25.3
23
28.4
Idle Bottom *
24
26.4
29.8
26
24
25
24.7
24
29.7

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance
Schenker Key 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ,
12633 Points ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ,
12471 Points ∼99%
Razer Blade (2017)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ,
12114 Points ∼96%
Gigabyte Aero 14-K7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ,
9524 Points ∼75%
Asus Zenbook Pro UX550VE-DB71T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ,
9125 Points ∼72%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ,
8830 Points ∼70%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555)
AMD Radeon Pro 555, 7700HQ,
5566 Points ∼44%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
4825 Points ∼38%
Dell Inspiron 17-7773-0043
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
4777 Points ∼38%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-80L
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
4732 Points ∼37%
Average of class Multimedia
  (of 582, min: 413, max: 12633)
2538 Points ∼20%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
Schenker Key 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ,
9744 Points ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ,
9546 Points ∼98%
Razer Blade (2017)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ,
9313 Points ∼96%
Gigabyte Aero 14-K7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ,
6667 Points ∼68%
Asus Zenbook Pro UX550VE-DB71T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ,
6564 Points ∼67%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ,
6500 Points ∼67%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555)
AMD Radeon Pro 555, 7700HQ,
3430 Points ∼35%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
3217 Points ∼33%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-80L
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
3207 Points ∼33%
Dell Inspiron 17-7773-0043
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
3078 Points ∼32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (of 356, min: 302, max: 9796)
2174 Points ∼22%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Gigabyte Aero 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ,
4248 Points ∼100%
Asus Zenbook Pro UX550VE-DB71T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ,
4184 Points ∼98%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555)
AMD Radeon Pro 555, 7700HQ,
4054 Points ∼95%
Gigabyte Aero 14-K7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ,
3962 Points ∼93%
Razer Blade (2017)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ,
3958 Points ∼93%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-80L
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
3910 Points ∼92%
Dell Inspiron 17-7773-0043
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
3837 Points ∼90%
Acer Aspire Nitro BE VN7-793G-5811
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ,
3596 Points ∼85%
Schenker Key 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ,
3499 Points ∼82%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
3457 Points ∼81%
Average of class Multimedia
  (of 239, min: 1740, max: 4499)
3286 Points ∼77%
PCMark 10 - Score
Asus Zenbook Pro UX550VE-DB71T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ,
4552 Points ∼100%
Schenker Key 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ,
4493 Points ∼99%
Gigabyte Aero 14-K7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ,
4339 Points ∼95%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555)
AMD Radeon Pro 555, 7700HQ,
4122 Points ∼91%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-80L
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
3916 Points ∼86%
Dell Inspiron 17-7773-0043
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
3769 Points ∼83%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U,
3673 Points ∼81%
Average of class Multimedia
  (of 37, min: 2046, max: 4653)
3555 Points ∼78%

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Sebastian Jentsch (Update: 2018-04-11)