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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

February 2017 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.

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Subnotebooks bridge the gap between the performance of large laptops and the mobility of small devices such as tablets or even smartphones. More recently, 2-in-1 devices and convertibles have penetrated the subnotebook market.

We categorize subnotebooks as models that are no larger than 14-inches in screen size and lighter than 2 kg (~4.4 lbs) with integrated GPUs. The price range is wide and models from 300 to 2500 Euros (~$329 to $2742) can be represented in our Top 10.

Subnotebook or ultrabook? We have created a separate Top 10 Ultrabooks with devices meeting the Intel specifications from 2013: touchscreen, low-voltage Haswell processor (TDP: 15 W) or higher, battery life of 6 to 9 hours, Intel Wireless Display and USB 3.0. For the time being, however, our subnotebook charts will include ultrabooks and subnotebooks alike.

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 subnotebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past 12 months. Important, good devices of the market might remain longer in the top list in exceptional cases. We remove device which are no longer offered in shops even if the review is younger than 12 months. The table can be sorted by clicking its headers and filtered with the adjacent text field (e.g. "matte").

Top 10 Subnotebooks as of February 2017

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
191%04/2016Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel Core m3-6Y30
Intel HD Graphics 515
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
927 g13.1 mm12"2304x1440glossy
290%12/2016Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Intel Core i5-6267U
Intel Iris Graphics 550
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.4 kg15 mm13.3"2560x1600glossy
390%06/2016HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EAHP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
Intel Core m5-6Y54
Intel HD Graphics 515
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
979 g12.4 mm12.5"1920x1080matte
489%11/2016Dell  XPS 13 9360 FHD i5Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel HD Graphics 620
7.9 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg15 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
589%03/2016Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055TAsus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
Intel Core m7-6Y75
Intel HD Graphics 515
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.2 kg12.3 mm13.3"3200x1800matte
688%08/2016HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EAHP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
Intel Core m7-6Y75
Intel HD Graphics 515
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.2 kg15.7 mm13.3"3200x1800glossy
787%05/2016Dell Latitude 13 7370Dell Latitude 13 7370
Intel Core m5-6Y57
Intel HD Graphics 515
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg14.3 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
887%06/2016Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGELenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
Intel Core i7-6500U
Intel HD Graphics 520
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.4 kg20.3 mm12.5"1920x1080matte
986%07/2016Dell Latitude 12 E7270Dell Latitude 12 E7270
Intel Core i5-6300U
Intel HD Graphics 520
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.4 kg18,85 mm12.5"1920x1080matte
1086%02/2017
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Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKBLenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
Intel Core i7-7500U
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.1 kg14 mm13.3"1920x1080glossy

Top 10 of the previous 10 months at the time of writing the article, best rating first
Link: all reviewed subnotebooks ordered by total rating

Editors' Comments

One interesting subnotebook missed the Top 10 in December. 85% were not quite good enough. The Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA-GS041T (see review) is not the thinnest system, but the thinnest notebook in the world in its performance class. Asus puts a Core i5-7200U in the 11.9 mm slim chassis (914 grams) – and the CPU does not throttle under load. If you want a lot of performance on the go, the Zenbook 3 deserves a closer look.

With 10 mm, Acer's Swift 7 SF713-51 (see review) is similarly slim. It was in the 10th place of the ranking for a short time, but was replaced by the not that thin, yet more powerful Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB (see review). The Swift 7 SF713-51 is worth being considered for all those who do not require high performance, but consider mobility and design important. Thanks to its fair price, we assigned the Editor's Choice Award to the Swift in January 2017.

The Asus Zenbook UX3410UA (see review) is totally different. It is certainly not the thinnest notebook of the world, but one of the fastest. In addition, it is the first Zenbook in 14-inch format. There is a variant with Geforce 940MX, which we did not have under review (so far). Those who accept slightly bigger size and weight in favor of best possible performance should consider it.

1st

Spartan but leading: MacBook 12 Early 2016
Spartan but leading: MacBook 12 Early 2016

The controversial MacBook 12 (see review) goes into the next round. Those who thought that the robust, touch-sensitive keys would not survive the first generation were wrong. Tim Cook has stuck to the keys with extremely short travel and the Force Feedback Touchpad. Connectivity - well, one Type C USB port still has to suffice. Thus, the limitation to the flexibility of a smartphone remains a signature feature of the MacBook 12.

Small, light, limited. With the MacBook 12, you need to be willing to accept omissions in the connectivity; otherwise, you will get excellent solutions.

Nevertheless, the tester is talking about an impressive device: Light weight, an excellent display, and best build quality are the most outstanding features. Unfortunately, the impressive speaker quality is combined with a very noisy webcam, which should not occur in the upper-price category.

However, there are only a few changes compared to the model from 2015; slightly better graphics performance and better battery life (8:30 hours). The passively cooled Core m3 performs worse in several CPU benchmarks (single-core). The performance of the fanless subnotebook is just sufficient for most standard applications.

Priced at 1449 Euros (~$1589), the base configuration is not particularly cheap. In our opinion, it is worth spending 100 Euros (~$109) more on a 13-inch Air as it comes with a significantly better display. Alternatively, the Dell XPS 13 is at the very forefront. The price is similarly high, but it comes with more interfaces, maintenance is possible and it delivers significantly higher performance.

2nd

Touch Bar: Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Touch Bar: Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)

The Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz) (here in review) is the Touch Bar model of the smaller MacBook Pro 13 (Late 2016, 2 GHz it, without Touch Bar). It enters our ranking on the second spot and beats the XPS 13 (Kaby lake). The 13-inch system convinces in the typical prime disciplines of the manufacturer: Build quality, huge trackpad with exact precision, best display qualities. 

You also get one of the best and brightest displays on the market, independent of the model. 

The battery capacity was reduced compared to the previous models, and it also affects the runtimes. Eight hours are still decent. There are some changes inside the chassis in favor of the cooling system. The two additional Thunderbolt 3 ports do unfortunately not support the full bandwidth – contrary to the MacBook Pro 15. 

It is pretty much impossible to use the new MacBook Pro 13 without adapters in practice. Four – admittedly – very universal ports make the system pretty future-proof, but two would have been sufficient in our opinion. 

The verdict: The lack of legacy and still modern ports in particular is not an advancement for this version of the MacBook Pro and many pro users will not be happy about it.

3rd

HP EliteBook Folio G1 - passive cooling system
HP EliteBook Folio G1 - passive cooling system

Is thinner impossible? With the EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA (see review), HP has created a slim, passively cooled business subnotebook with great productivity. Thus, the EliteBook Folio G1 achieved a "very good" rating, which is seldom reached. After two weeks in productive use, the tester was delighted with the keyboard, the display with strong colors and the system performance. The latter might be surprising since passively cooled Core m processors usually throttle more or less heavily during permanent stress, i.e. the clock rate of the SoC falls heavily. This is also true for the EliteBook Folio G1, however, only during permanent load and not during short load peaks. We liked working with the Full HD panel. While it is not extremely bright, its contrast is just above 1000:1.

The HP EliteBook Folio G1 is a very good device, but you should be aware of its limitations. If you are looking for an extremely mobile device and do not want to waive silent operation and a great keyboard, there is no reason why you should not get the notebook.

Not everybody will like the high price. In addition, there are also cons for about 1500 Euros (~$1645): There are only a few interfaces and not even an adapter to USB-A is included. The hinge is not stiff enough, and the ClickPad sometimes has problems with recognizing inputs (clicking). While competitors like the new Dell Latitude 12 E7270 are significantly heavier, they come with a standard 15-watt chip and provide significantly more interfaces. If these aspects and maintainability are important for you, you should consider the Latitude 12 E7270 or the ThinkPad X260. Unfortunately, Dell only uses Full HD resolution in variants from about 1500 Euros (~$1645).

4th

familiar face, new SoC: Dell XPS 13-9360
familiar face, new SoC: Dell XPS 13-9360

Dell's XPS 13 9360 (QHD+ i7) (see review) is the Kaby Lake update of the 9350 from late 2015. Its Core i7 7500U processor is not significantly faster than the i7 6500U of the predecessor. Already the XPS 13-9350 2016 (see review) belonged to the best devices in the subnotebook charts; exactly the same. Look and interfaces are not different. In addition, the excellent QHD+ panel remained the same. It is a Touch TFT again. The flawlessly built metal case and the Infinity Edge display with thin profile are still impressive.

The bright display is available as anti-reflective 1080p variant and as Touch QHD+ (4K) with glare surface. Good colors (89 % sRGB @QHD+) and an extremely high contrast of 1500:1 are pleasing to the eyes. The performance meets today's expectations on a very thin subnotebook: no throttling under high load (stress test) and an NVMe PCIe SSD, which copies files even faster than conventional SSDs do.

Our charts list the QHD+-i7 variant of the XPS 13. We also had the i5 variant under review (see review), however, without rating. Both devices have the Type-C USB 3.0 + Thunderbolt combination and the NVMe-type SSD in common. The bigger sibling, the XPS 15 9550 with the same Infinity Edge Design leads our Top 10 Multimedia.

Buyers willing to pay a bit more for the Kaby Lake XPS 13 will find slightly faster performance and a longer battery life. Otherwise, the outgoing Skylake XPS 13 will give an almost identical experience for less.

Those who are looking for a perfect device for work with high versatility, should also consider the Dell Latitude 12 E7270, the EliteBook 1030 G1, or the ThinkPad X260 (see review). The X260 starts from about 1300 Euros (HD panel); the test configuration for 1800 Euros (FHD panel) got 7th in this top list.

XPS 13-9360 QHD+ Touch, i5-7200U, 256 GB

XPS 13-9360 QHD+ Touch, i7-7500U, 256 GB

XPS 13-9350 Full-HD matt, i5 6200U, 256 GB

XPS 13-9350 QHD+ Touch, i7 6500U, 256 GB

XPS 13-9350 QHD+ Touch, i7 6560U, 512 GB

Discussion

5th

Asus ZenBook "Air": UX305CA-FB055T
Asus ZenBook "Air": UX305CA-FB055T

Previous to the Zenbook 3 UX390, the ZenBook UX305CA-FB055T (see review) was the high-end model of the ZenBook range. Asus has incorporated an Intel Core m7-6Y75, which makes a fanless system possible, but it reduces the performance under constant load. The ZenBook UX305UA-FC040T with an Intel Core i7-6500U and fan or the Zenbook 3 UX390UA-GS041T with Core i5 7200U overcome this problem.

The UX305CA lasts only 6:42 hours due to its smaller battery and higher QHD+ resolution. Thus, anyone looking for the best mobility option should not buy the Core M model but rather the variant with the 15-watt Core i7/i5. Nevertheless, a cheaper Core m3 model might be sufficient for potential buyers. The Core m3 delivers enough performance for the tasks the laptop is designed for, while the Core m7 processor is unable to permanently keep up its higher performance. The Core m3-variant with Full HD IPS display is available for 800 Euros.

The high-resolution QHD+ screen (3200x1800 pixels) is the second attraction. It delivers a razor-sharp image - but a weak contrast. Other weaknesses include the lack of a keyboard light and the CPU whining in our test model. Otherwise, the reviewers still like the ultra-slim chassis with concentric circles on the lid. The dark-gray surface with purple hue is certainly a signature feature. It has great haptics, but smudges become visible quickly.

The footprint is slightly higher than that of the XPS 13-9350, but at a weight of 1200 g (~2.6 lb) the UX305CA is extremely light. The ZenBook UX303UA-R4051T with a fan weighs in at 1450 g (~3.2 lb; larger battery). If weight is a decisive factor, the Zenbook 3 UX390 might be an option. 900 gram are even a challenge for a 12.5-inch device. Those who are interested in the extremely slim 13-inch device, should also consider the Zenbook 3 UX390, which missed the top 10 list by a small margin. The Acer Swift 7 SF713-51 (no longer in the list) is also only just under 1 cm high.

6th

Fanless: HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
Fanless: HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
Editor's Choice in August 2016 - HP EliteBook 1030 G1
Editor's Choice in August 2016 - HP EliteBook 1030 G1

HP uses a fanless approach in the EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA (see review) and convinced the testers with best system performance. In addition, there are excellent input devices and a bright IPS display with nice colors. This sounds like a throughout well-made work device and this is what it is. We did not like the slightly short battery runtimes of 5-6 hours and the limited maintenance that much. Probably the upcoming FHD sibling will achieve better battery runtimes. The test model features a QHD+ resolution, which usually requires more energy.

The notebook belongs to the best of its category in terms of quality. In particular, build quality, keyboard, and display are convincing. The system performance is nothing to sneeze at despite the mentioned limitations, since HP found a good compromise between performance and temperature increase thanks to smart TDP and temperature settings.

The price of 1500 to 2000 Euros (~$1645 to ~$2194) is steep. However, comparable competitors such as the ThinkPad X260 or Latitude 12 are also not really cheap. The latter offers better maintenance and brings a DisplayPort, which is only available for the 1030 G1 via dock. The Acer X3 X349-M-7261 is cheaper. The 14-inch device comes with Type-C-USB and a 512 GB SSD for just under 1050 Euros (~$1151).

7th

Fanless: Latitude 13 7370
Fanless: Latitude 13 7370

The Dell Latitude 13 7370 (see review) is a fanless 13-inch device. Unlike the MacBook 12, the Latitude 13 can shine in mobility and emissions and brings considerable features. Among others, the test model came with a Full HD display with IPS technology, 8 GB of RAM and a fast PCIe SSD. However, Dell charges a high price. The base model with a Core m5-6Y57 costs 1500 to 1600 Euros.

In this Top 10, the HP EliteBook with a fan-cooled, yet more powerful Core i5-6300U is a competitor. Its battery life is similar (above six hours), however, its poor TN panel with narrow viewing angles cannot keep up with the sharp IPS panel (Full HD) of the Latitude 13 7370. The ThinkPad X260 impresses with its FHD IPS panel here and with its Core i processor, it is significantly faster than the Latitude 7370. The almost frameless display resembles the advantages of the excellent XPS 13 2016. This is unfortunately also true for the disadvantages.

Basically, Dell has incorporated a very good panel with high brightness potential, which, however, is not always available due to automatic brightness and contrast control.

The Latitude 13 7370 impresses with its flawless build quality, excellent stability, and crisp input devices. The performance of the Core m platform is appropriately scaled: The 13-inch device copes just as well with short load peaks as competitors with active cooling. The clock rates first fall noticeably during permanent load, which rarely occurs during everyday office use.

8th

Business dwarf: Lenovo ThinkPad X260
Business dwarf: Lenovo ThinkPad X260

Lenovo's ThinkPad X260 has replaced the popular X250. Despite many advantages, the entry-level model of the 12.5-inch device (i5, HD TFT) could not take a top spot in the office subnotebook charts. However, the top model priced at 1800 Euros (~$1974), the ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE with IPS FHD, Core i7 and 512 GB SSD went straight into the chart.

The small device is designed for business use for which an excellent keyboard, a robust construction, and security features such as TPM or fingerprint readers are standard. We like the hot-swap battery feature. Apart from the replaceable battery, there is a second battery beneath the underside. The 12-inch device lasts almost seven hours in our WLAN battery test with the two batteries. The display was impressive with high image quality. Lenovo also offers a cheaper HD variant.

Overall, the Full HD display of the ThinkPad is nothing to sneeze at. It is bright, contrast-rich and viewing-angle stable and better than the also available HD display. In addition, the Full HD display does not show PWM flickering.

As well as praise, there are also criticisms. There is no maintenance hatch, RAM can only work in single-channel mode (1 slot), and despite its robustness the case has minor weaknesses in its build quality. In our opinion, the Dell Latitude 12 E7250 (brighter display, not in the Top 10) and the HP EliteBook 820 G2 (see review) and 820 G3, which are not in the top list, are its competitors. The TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261 (84 %, missed the Top 10 by a small margin) in aluminum unibody design is another competitor.

9th

Dell Latitude 12 E7270 - for on-the-go
Dell Latitude 12 E7270 - for on-the-go

Dell has built a small subnotebook without trying for lowest weight or slimmest chassis. The Latitude 12 E7270 (see review) is old style: Many interfaces sit tightly on the rear side. Certainly, it comes with a docking port and a mini DisplayPort as well as a SIM-card slot. The battery is not integrated so you can replace it yourself after removing the bottom panel. The tester appreciated the robust case, the very good battery life and the backlit keyboard. In addition, the bright IPS display (optional) meets high demands. The unthrottled performance of the Core i SoC and the SSD (only SATA III SSD and not PCIe SSD) are beyond reproach. Even details such as the performance of the SD-card reader are good. Cons of the Dell Latitude 12 E7270 are poor color coverage, the lack of a TrackPoint, the mediocre Touchpad and the poor webcam.

A purchase recommendation can be given for the target group (mobile business users). However, that is just as true for the rivals HP 820 G3 and Lenovo ThinkPad X260. The details make the difference here.

10th

13-inch with Geforce Power: Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
13-inch with Geforce Power: Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB

Mobile multimedia. That is the headline our tester chose for the Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB (see review). With 15 Watt Kaby Lake SoC and GeForce 940MX, the 13-inch laptop actually is a small, fast device. However, the limited clock rates of the 940MX slightly spoil the experience.

Users who do not want to play games will probably be better advised with the cheaper version based on an i5-7200U.

In return, the display is appealing: bright, contrast-rich, and wide viewing angles. In addition, the input devices are good (backlight), the SSD is fast, and the web cam is excellent.

The only drawback that could endanger a purchase recommendation is the fan's occasionally annoying whistling, although it should be kept in mind that this will not be the case during slow fan speeds which will likely be the commonest case, and that this could also be an individual case (!) related only to our review sample.

With 512 GB SSD, the IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB is well equipped. However, it also costs about 1300 Euros. Currently, similarly powerful competitors with dedicated 940MX GPU include the Asus Zenbook UX3410UA (14 inch), the Xiaomi Mi Air (13.3 inch), and the Asus UX310UQ-FC396T (Kaby Lake, test will follow soon).

Recent Subnotebook Awards

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
41.2 ms * ∼6%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
47.2 ms * ∼7%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
32 ms * ∼5%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
32.8 ms * ∼5%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
38 ms * ∼6%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
42.4 ms * ∼7%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
50.4 ms * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
32.8 ms * ∼5%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
38.4 ms * ∼6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
45 ms * ∼7%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
30.4 ms * ∼13%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
53 ms * ∼22%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
24 ms * ∼10%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
33.2 ms * ∼14%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
27 ms * ∼11%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
25.6 ms * ∼11%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
33.6 ms * ∼14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
27.2 ms * ∼11%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.8 ms * ∼12%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
29 ms * ∼12%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
0 Hz ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
0 Hz ∼0%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
0 Hz ∼0%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
1429 Hz ∼5%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
0 Hz ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
0 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
0 Hz ∼0%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
0 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
0 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
358 cd/m² ∼51%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
542 cd/m² ∼77%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
298 cd/m² ∼43%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
325 cd/m² ∼46%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
352 cd/m² ∼50%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
369 cd/m² ∼53%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
241 cd/m² ∼34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
322 cd/m² ∼46%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
334 cd/m² ∼48%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
306 cd/m² ∼44%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
88 % ∼88%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
90 % ∼90%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
87 % ∼87%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
89 % ∼89%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
81 % ∼81%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
85 % ∼85%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
85 % ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
91 % ∼91%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
91 % ∼91%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
81 % ∼81%
Black Level (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
0.47 % * ∼9%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
0.56 % * ∼11%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
0.27 % * ∼5%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
0.195 % * ∼4%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
0.69 % * ∼14%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
0.35 % * ∼7%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
0.26 % * ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
0.32 % * ∼6%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
0.47 % * ∼9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
0.3 % * ∼6%
Contrast (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
823 :1 ∼51%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
1016 :1 ∼64%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
1070 :1 ∼67%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
1801 :1 ∼113%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
565 :1 ∼35%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
1146 :1 ∼72%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
1004 :1 ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
1053 :1 ∼66%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
751 :1 ∼47%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
1143 :1 ∼71%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
1.6 * ∼11%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
1.4 * ∼9%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
4.82 * ∼32%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
7.4 * ∼49%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
3.04 * ∼20%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
3.5 * ∼23%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
4.3 * ∼29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
5.71 * ∼38%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
7.79 * ∼52%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
4.73 * ∼32%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
1 * ∼7%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
1.8 * ∼12%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
3.84 * ∼26%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
6.71 * ∼45%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
2.88 * ∼19%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
4.13 * ∼28%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
5.82 * ∼39%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
5.15 * ∼34%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
7.38 * ∼49%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
3.29 * ∼22%
Gamma (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
2.26 ∼65%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
2.16 ∼62%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
2.41 ∼69%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
2.74 ∼78%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
2.43 ∼69%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
2.28 ∼65%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
2.44 ∼70%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
2.38 ∼68%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
2.43 ∼69%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
2.36 ∼67%
CCT (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
6680 ∼668%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
6877 ∼688%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
6492 ∼649%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
7222 ∼722%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
6848 ∼685%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
6508 ∼651%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
6771 ∼677%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
6881 ∼688%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
6158 ∼616%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
6437 ∼644%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
61.6 % ∼62%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
78.4 % ∼78%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
42.03 % ∼42%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
50.48 % ∼50%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
55 % ∼55%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
61.56 % ∼62%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
49.18 % ∼49%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
42.38 % ∼42%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
37.72 % ∼38%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
54 % ∼54%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
82.2 % ∼82%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
99.3 % ∼99%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
64.8 % ∼65%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
73.31 % ∼73%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
85 % ∼85%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
94.64 % ∼95%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
77.84 % ∼78%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
65.62 % ∼66%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
58.87 % ∼59%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
83 % ∼83%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
dB * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
30.2 dB * ∼60%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
29 dB * ∼58%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
dB * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
30.2 dB * ∼60%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
29 dB * ∼58%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
dB * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
30.2 dB * ∼60%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
29 dB * ∼58%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Load Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
dB * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
33 dB * ∼66%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
30.9 dB * ∼62%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
35.1 dB * ∼70%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
31.3 dB * ∼63%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
36.2 dB * ∼72%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
dB * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
36.2 dB * ∼72%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
33.5 dB * ∼67%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
37.8 dB * ∼76%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
37.6 dB * ∼75%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
37.2 dB * ∼74%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
39 °C * ∼65%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
45 °C * ∼75%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
42.7 °C * ∼71%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
43.4 °C * ∼72%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
39.1 °C * ∼65%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
43.4 °C * ∼72%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
43.2 °C * ∼72%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
47.5 °C * ∼79%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
44.3 °C * ∼74%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
43.2 °C * ∼72%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
44 °C * ∼73%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
39 °C * ∼65%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
45.8 °C * ∼76%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
49.2 °C * ∼82%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
38.7 °C * ∼65%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
44.5 °C * ∼74%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
50.8 °C * ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
43.6 °C * ∼73%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
52.6 °C * ∼88%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
45.3 °C * ∼76%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
32 °C * ∼53%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
26 °C * ∼43%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
32.1 °C * ∼54%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
26.4 °C * ∼44%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
26 °C * ∼43%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
32.6 °C * ∼54%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
30.5 °C * ∼51%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
34.9 °C * ∼58%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
32.3 °C * ∼54%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
25 °C * ∼42%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
32 °C * ∼53%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
24 °C * ∼40%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
32.3 °C * ∼54%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
26.4 °C * ∼44%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
25.7 °C * ∼43%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
33.5 °C * ∼56%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
31.2 °C * ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
35.9 °C * ∼60%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
35.1 °C * ∼59%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
24.8 °C * ∼41%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
min ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
min ∼0%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
526 min ∼19%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
1295 min ∼48%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
1013 min ∼38%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
618 min ∼23%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
588 min ∼22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
953 min ∼35%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
1050 min ∼39%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
468 min ∼17%
Load (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
231 min ∼9%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
66 min ∼2%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
152 min ∼6%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
157 min ∼6%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
182 min ∼7%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
144 min ∼5%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
176 min ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
92 min ∼3%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
153 min ∼6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
89 min ∼3%
WiFi (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
min ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
min ∼0%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
min ∼0%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
min ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
min ∼0%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
min ∼0%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
min ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
min ∼0%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
min ∼0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
min ∼0%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
501 min ∼19%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
566 min ∼21%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
355 min ∼13%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
677 min ∼25%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
402 min ∼15%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
305 min ∼11%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
367 min ∼14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
501 min ∼19%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
508 min ∼19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
338 min ∼13%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
2.7 Watt * ∼3%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
2.1 Watt * ∼2%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
4.3 Watt * ∼4%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
4.1 Watt * ∼4%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
4.2 Watt * ∼4%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
4 Watt * ∼4%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
5 Watt * ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
3.5 Watt * ∼4%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
3.8 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
3.6 Watt * ∼4%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
2.7 Watt * ∼3%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
7.6 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
6 Watt * ∼6%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
4.2 Watt * ∼4%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
8.4 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
8 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
7.5 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
5.5 Watt * ∼6%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
6.7 Watt * ∼7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
7.4 Watt * ∼7%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
7.2 Watt * ∼7%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
8.2 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
6.4 Watt * ∼6%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
5.1 Watt * ∼5%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
8.9 Watt * ∼9%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
8.6 Watt * ∼9%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
8 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
6.7 Watt * ∼7%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
7.2 Watt * ∼7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
8.7 Watt * ∼9%
Load Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
22 Watt * ∼6%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
56.4 Watt * ∼16%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
22.7 Watt * ∼6%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
22.1 Watt * ∼6%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
15.9 Watt * ∼5%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
26.5 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
15.3 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
28.9 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
27.2 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
43 Watt * ∼12%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
20.5 Watt * ∼6%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
59.8 Watt * ∼17%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
31.2 Watt * ∼9%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
29.4 Watt * ∼8%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
22.5 Watt * ∼6%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
34.8 Watt * ∼10%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
26.8 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
42.1 Watt * ∼12%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
30.2 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
42 Watt * ∼12%

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Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
1277 Points ∼4%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
2881 Points ∼10%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
1360 Points ∼5%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
1699 Points ∼6%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
1188 Points ∼4%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
1219 Points ∼4%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
1094 Points ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
1406 Points ∼5%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
1433 Points ∼5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
2589 Points ∼9%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
682 Points ∼3%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
1550 Points ∼7%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
780 Points ∼3%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
892 Points ∼4%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
464 Points ∼2%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
774 Points ∼3%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
509 Points ∼2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
747 Points ∼3%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
698 Points ∼3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
1794 Points ∼8%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
64297 Points ∼33%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
35580 Points ∼18%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
43571 Points ∼22%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
38931 Points ∼20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
47266 Points ∼24%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
47956 Points ∼24%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
4480 Points ∼56%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
4917 Points ∼61%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
4165 Points ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
5194 Points ∼65%
PCMark 8 - Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
3550 Points ∼54%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
4218 Points ∼65%
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
4146 Points ∼64%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
4568 Points ∼70%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB055T
3472 Points ∼53%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
3784 Points ∼58%
Dell Latitude 13 7370
4238 Points ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad X260-20F6007RGE
4341 Points ∼67%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
4395 Points ∼67%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
4184 Points ∼64%
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