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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

July 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 devices 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 (~$342 to $2851) can be represented in our Top 10.

Subnotebook or ultrabook? We have created a separate Top 10 Ultrabooks list 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 on the market might remain longer in the top list in exceptional cases. We remove devices that 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 July 2017

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
190%06/2017
New!
Apple MacBook 12 2017Apple MacBook 12 2017
Intel Core m3-7Y32
Intel HD Graphics 615
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
920 g13.1 mm12"2304x1440glossy
290%06/2017
New!
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
Intel Core i5-7267U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.4 kg15 mm13.3"2560x1600glossy
389%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
488%03/2017HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ETHP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel HD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.3 kg18.9 mm12.5"1920x1080matte
588%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
687%03/2017HP EliteBook 725 G4HP EliteBook 725 G4
AMD PRO A12-9800B
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.3 kg18.9 mm12.5"1920x1080matte
786%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
886%05/2017Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077TAsus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.4 kg18.95 mm14"1920x1080matte
986%06/2017
New!
Apple MacBook Air 13.3Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
Intel Core i5-5350U
Intel HD Graphics 6000
8 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
1.4 kg17 mm13.3"1440x900glossy
1086%05/2017Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecureFujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
Intel Core i7-6600U
Intel HD Graphics 520
20 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.4 kg26.5 mm13.3"1920x1080glossy

Editors' Comments

The Acer TravelMate X349-G2 (85%) in aluminum unibody design missed the ranking by a small margin in April: This might be unfair, since Acer already offers Turbo SSD, Kaby Lake SoC, keyboard light, a Full HD IPS display and an aluminum case from 750 Euros (~$855). It could have become a price-performance winner, but the rating is not high enough.

The Fujitsu Lifebook S936 (see review, May 2017) also just missed the list by a small margin: The expensive 13-inch laptop is a mobile device for CEOs which features an extremely long battery life of 10 hours, a 512 GB SSD, and PalmSecure login. The multi bay also supports a second battery, which can extend the battery life even further.

In June, the Microsoft Surface Laptop [see review] missed the Top 10. It would have ranked in just below the new Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch. However, this average subnotebook is simply not good enough for the top due to its few ports, poor performance and lack of maintenance options.

1st

Yesterday's and today's leader: Apple MacBook 12 2017
Yesterday's and today's leader: Apple MacBook 12 2017

Apple's MacBook 12 (2016) was leading until recently. This is one more reason for the MacBook 12 from 2017 to orient itself on this leadership position. What is successful does not need to be changed. Hence, Apple kept the base unit and its look the same as in 2015.

Nevertheless, the MacBook 12 still features many qualities which are as important today as they were two years ago.

With the silent Kaby Lake Y, the MacBook 12 always remains silent but still ensures smoothly running office and web applications. Meanwhile, the performance gain is not big. Migrating from the MacBook 12 from 2015 to today's variant does not pay off.

Always silent operation, good battery runtimes of up to 9 hours during realistic use and very good speakers which do not indicate that they are squeezed into an extremely slim case, are still important pros of the MacBook 12.

However, two small features bring notable improvements: Force Touch is integrated now and the Butterfly mechanism of the short-travel keys makes typing easier and more comfortable. Unfortunately, there is still only a single Type-C port (with DisplayPort), which is also used for charging.

The Apple MacBook 12 can be recommended to ultra-mobile users, who need to frequently transport their device and to not have high requirements on the performance reserves of their companion.

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2nd

Update only: Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touch Bar i5
Update only: Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touch Bar i5

Apple upgrades its MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touch Bar i5 (see review) with current Kaby Lake chips and faster SSDs. The look remains the same. This is not surprising, since it was last refreshed only eight months ago.

The new Kaby Lake processor is a bit faster, but the GPU performance did not change.

The Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 is new. However, it does not perform better than the Iris 550 from 2016. This is unfortunate, since the gaming performance often remains pedestrian and cannot keep up with current GeForce entry-level chips in any way. Meanwhile, the battery runtimes got worse, which is surprising, since Kaby Lake should have a better efficiency. The tester praised the quiet and still good cooling system, the huge trackpad with phenomenal precision, and the good speakers.

The case and display are among the best you can get, the fans are very quiet, and the performance is very steady.

Cons include the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi problem when a USB device is connected, the poor webcam, and the lack of a USB-A and HDMI port. The strongest competitors still include the elegant Dell XPS 13 9360 in 3rd place, whose FHD variant is significantly cheaper. However, a QHD+ variant with a touch panel is also available. With 2560x1600 pixels, its touch panel has a slightly lower resolution than the MacBook Pro 13 2017.

3rd

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. The XPS 13-9350 2016 (see review) was already one of the best devices in the subnotebook charts; this has remained exactly the same. Look and interfaces are not different. In addition, the excellent QHD+ panel has remained the same. Once again, it is a touch TFT. The flawlessly built metal case and the Infinity Edge display with thin profile are still impressive.

The bright display is available in the matte 1080p variant and as a Touch QHD+ (4K) with a glossy surface. Good colors (89% sRGB @QHD+) and an extremely high contrast of 1500:1 are pleasing to the eyes. The performance meets current expectations of a very slim 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 larger 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 (~$1482/HD panel); the test configuration starts from 1800 Euros (~$2053/FHD panel).

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

4th

Almost 10 hours: HP EliteBook 820 G4
Almost 10 hours: HP EliteBook 820 G4
Editor's Choice Award in April 2017: EliteBook 820 G4
Editor's Choice Award in April 2017: EliteBook 820 G4

HP's EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET (see review) is one of the smallest old-school business laptops. It does not omit interfaces in favor of the slimmest possible design and the lowest weight. A large DisplayPort, the out-of-date VGA port and a smart-card reader have made it into the case. Good input devices and a well-made case are mandatory. Unfortunately, the fan emits an annoying whining noise.

Otherwise, you can hear a quiet whistling sound. This should not occur in computers in this price range; even more so as we have already criticized this in the predecessor.

The fast NVMe SSD ensures a fast system. However, the Turbo of the Intel SoC is not fully utilized in all load scenarios. The 820 G4 performs well in terms of display.

HP has incorporated a bright, contrast-rich, viewing-angle-stable IPS panel. Even the colors are quite decent out-of-the-box.

The top model with Core i7-7500U, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD and LTE of the EliteBook 820 G4 costs a steep 1980 Euros (~$2256). The entry-level model is available for 1400 Euros (~$1596). The 12-inch laptop competes with fully fledged laptops such as the ThinkPad X260 and the Dell Latitude 12 E7270, which are similarly priced. However, Dell only equips the entry-level model priced at 1340 Euros (~$1528) with an HD panel, while the EliteBook always features Full HD.

5th

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 the best system performance. Furthermore, there are excellent input devices and a bright IPS display with nice colors. This sounds like a thoroughly well-made work device and this is what it is. We did not like the slightly short battery runtimes of 5 to 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 is one of the best of its category in terms of quality. The build quality, keyboard, and display are particularly convincing. The system performance is nothing to sneeze at despite the above-mentioned limitations, since HP has found a good compromise between performance and temperature increase thanks to smart TDP and temperature settings.

The price of 1500 to 2000 Euros (~$1711 to ~$2281) is steep. However, comparable competitors such as the ThinkPad X260 or the Latitude 12 are also not that cheap. The latter offers better maintenance and brings a DisplayPort, which is only available for the 1030 G1 via a dock. The Acer X3 X349-M-7261 is cheaper. The 14-inch device comes with Type-C-USB and a 512 GB SSD at just under 1050 Euros (~$1197).

6th

High-end performance AMD: HP EliteBook 725 G4 (AMD PRO A12)
High-end performance AMD: HP EliteBook 725 G4 (AMD PRO A12)

In a sense, the HP EliteBook 725 G4 (see review) is the low-end version of the EliteBook 820 G4 (4th place). A 12-inch EliteBook for the less affluent? In some way, since the lowest-end configuration (G3) with A10-8700B, HD panel and hard drive is available from 999 Euros (~$1139). The most expensive variant with LTE and a decent FHD IPS display costs 1400 Euros (~$1596). For this price, you will only get the lowest-end EliteBook 820 G4 with Intel hardware.

The EliteBook 725 G4 is made for users who place less importance on CPU performance and battery life.

The exterior is very similar to the 820 G4's: stable, high-quality case suitable for everyday use, convincing IPS display and a three-year warranty. Unfortunately, its fan also emits a whistling noise at higher speed and the Turbo is not used to capacity.

HP has equipped the EliteBook with an IPS panel that is overall convincing. It is a bright, high-contrast, viewing-angle-stable model that presents a good color reproduction in the state of delivery.

The battery life of just over six hours is significantly lower than the 820 G4 sibling's. If battery life and processing performance are not the decisive factors, the EliteBook 725 G4/G3 is a good choice, since you will get a 12-inch EliteBook without the exorbitantly high price of the Intel variant.

7th

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

Dell has created a small subnotebook but did not focus on winning the crown for the lowest weight and the slimmest chassis. The Latitude 12 E7270 (see review) is old-school: Many interfaces are cramped into the smallest space on the rear side; it goes without saying that a docking port, a mini-DisplayPort and a SIM-card slot are available. The battery is integrated now, but you can replace it yourself after removing the underside.

The editor liked the robust case, the very good battery life, and the keyboard with backlight. The bright IPS display (optional) also meets the high demands. The throttle-free performance of the Core i SoC and the SSD (however, only SATA III SSD instead of PCIe SSD) is beyond all question and even details such as the performance of the SD-card reader are alright. The shortfalls of the Dell Latitude 12 E7270 include the low color coverage, the lack of a TrackPoint, the modest touchpad, and finally 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.

Competitors of the E7270 are the HP EliteBook 820 G4, 725 G4, and ThinkPad X260. They are all more or less fully fledged old-school business notebooks with the best possible connectivity and security. Therefore, they offer LTE options as well as fingerprint and smartcard readers.

8th

Quiet and noble: Zenbook UX3410UQ
Quiet and noble: Zenbook UX3410UQ
Best Value Award in June 2017
Best Value Award in June 2017

The Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T (see review) with latest processor and GeForce 940MX is a powerful 14-inch laptop, which can also satisfy gaming ambitions to some extent.

In combination with the GeForce 940MX graphics core, the computer offers sufficient power, even for applications beyond the office and Internet.

The high-end model under review costs 1300 Euros (~$1482). It comes with 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Hence it might be worthwhile to consider the Zenbook UX3410UQ variant without a GeForce GPU, but with 256 GB SSD for only 890 Euros (~$1015). Should mobile buyers better spend less money on a stylish subnotebook?

You might be concerned that the additional graphics core would lead to an increased noise development and decreased battery life. We cannot confirm this.

The Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ has a unique feature with the GeForce graphics card. No other device in this list delivers that much gaming performance. In view of this, the price is not exorbitantly high. Thus, we assign the Best Value Award in June 2017 to it.

9th

Expensive: Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch 2017
Expensive: Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch 2017

The fundamental trends of the past years went by the 2017 Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch 1.8 GHz (see review) unnoticed. Instead of IPS-4K or at least Full-HD, it still comes with a viewing-angle dependent TN panel with only 1440x900 pixels. Moreover, the buyer has to do with Broadwell from 2015 instead of Kaby and instead of a small display frame, it is still 10 mm wide.

Accordingly, it did not surprise us that unlike the MacBook 12’s updates, Apple has decided to perform the Air’s updates on the quiet.

Yesterday's technology is paired with an ugly cut: The entry-level configuration for 1099 Euros (~$1253) only comes with 128 GB storage. 256 GB adds 250 Euros (~$285). This is profiteering. Nevertheless, it performs well enough for the Top 10. Pros are its build quality, silent operation, sound of the speakers, battery runtime of above 10 hours and very good Wi-Fi performance.

Nevertheless, even after all these years the Air’s basic concept still shines through all this gloom and dust.

In addition, the price-performance ratio is very poor, especially since many Windows alternatives come with brand new SoCs, colorful, high-resolution displays and big SSDs. First of all, we want to mention the Dell XPS 13 9360, which delivers Full HD, IPS, a 256 GB SSD, and Thunderbolt 3 for the price of the Air 13 entry-level variant.

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10th

Master of mobility: Fujitsu Lifebook S936
Master of mobility: Fujitsu Lifebook S936

The Fujitsu Lifebook S936 with PalmSecure (see review) is not a subnotebook for everyone. The 13-incher has been designed for the special requirements of frequently travelling business customers and is correspondingly expensive, but it also delivers exactly the level of robustness, features, and versatility necessary.

In terms of connectivity, security, and expandability, the manufacturer is splurging - much more is not currently possible.

LTE/UMTS, docking port, battery removable from the outside, supplement battery for the drive bay and already 10 hours battery life with the standard battery. From a technical point of view, it can hardly perform better: Core i7-6600U, 20 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD - what else would you desire?

With its new flagship, Fujitsu turns towards the traveling business user for whom a mobile all-around worry-free package is worth a lot of money.

However, there are also some points of criticism. Otherwise, the Lifebook S936 would have reached one of the top places: the relatively thick chassis is no longer state-of-the-art. The lack of Thunderbolt and DisplayPort are more serious. The keyboard is relatively loud. The unreliable touchpad is even worse. Brightness and contrast of the TFTs are not appropriate for the price. Finally, the TFT uses PWM, and coil-whining is audible under load.

This makes similarly equipped subnotebooks such as the Dell Latitude 12 E7270 or the HP EliteBook 820 G4 attractive for mobile business users. These do not share the flaws of the S936.

Recent Subnotebook Awards

Editor's Choice Award in June 2016: HP EliteBook Folio G1
Editor's Choice Award in June 2016: HP EliteBook Folio G1
Editor's Choice Award in August 2016: HP EliteBook 1030 G1
Editor's Choice Award in August 2016: HP EliteBook 1030 G1
Editor's Choice Award in December 2016: Acer Swift 7
Editor's Choice Award in December 2016: Acer Swift 7
Editor's Choice Award in April 2017: EliteBook 820 G4
Editor's Choice Award in April 2017: EliteBook 820 G4

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017 (19.6, 21.2)
40.8 ms * ∼6%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5 (23.6, 24.4)
48 ms * ∼8%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5 (16, 16.8)
32.8 ms * ∼5%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET (16, 19)
35 ms * ∼6%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA (17.2, 25.2)
42.4 ms * ∼7%
HP EliteBook 725 G4 (27, 20)
47 ms * ∼7%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270 (17.2, 21.2)
38.4 ms * ∼6%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T (24, 20)
44 ms * ∼7%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017) (30.4, 22)
52.4 ms * ∼8%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure (22, 22)
44 ms * ∼7%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017 (15.8, 13.4)
29.2 ms * ∼12%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5 (16.4, 17.2)
33.6 ms * ∼14%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5 (10.8, 22.4)
33.2 ms * ∼14%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET (7, 19)
26 ms * ∼11%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA (11.6, 14)
25.6 ms * ∼11%
HP EliteBook 725 G4 (14, 10)
24 ms * ∼10%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270 (10.8, 18)
28.8 ms * ∼12%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T (17, 12)
29 ms * ∼12%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017) (18.4, 10)
28.4 ms * ∼12%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure (18, 14)
32 ms * ∼13%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
116000 Hz ∼81%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5 (80)
119000 Hz ∼83%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
0 Hz ∼0%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
0 Hz ∼0%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
0 Hz ∼0%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
0 Hz ∼0%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T (30)
60 Hz ∼0%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
58000 Hz ∼41%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure (30)
211 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Black Level (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
% * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
0.48 % * ∼10%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
0.195 % * ∼4%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
0.29 % * ∼6%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
0.35 % * ∼7%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
0.19 % * ∼4%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
0.47 % * ∼9%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
0.3 % * ∼6%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
% * ∼0%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
0.39 % * ∼8%
Brightness (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
514 cd/m² ∼73%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
325 cd/m² ∼46%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
304 cd/m² ∼43%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
369 cd/m² ∼53%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
310 cd/m² ∼44%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
334 cd/m² ∼48%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
368 cd/m² ∼53%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
261 cd/m² ∼37%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
88 % ∼88%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
89 % ∼89%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
81 % ∼81%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
85 % ∼85%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
88 % ∼88%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
91 % ∼91%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
84 % ∼84%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
91 % ∼91%
Contrast (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
1148 :1 ∼72%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
1801 :1 ∼113%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
1124 :1 ∼70%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
1146 :1 ∼72%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
1732 :1 ∼108%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
751 :1 ∼47%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
1270 :1 ∼79%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
710 :1 ∼44%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
0.8 * ∼5%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
7.4 * ∼49%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
6.49 * ∼43%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
3.5 * ∼23%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
2.69 * ∼18%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
7.79 * ∼52%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
2.84 * ∼19%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
3.44 * ∼23%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
1 * ∼7%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
6.71 * ∼45%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
6.16 * ∼41%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
4.13 * ∼28%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
4.23 * ∼28%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
7.38 * ∼49%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
4.02 * ∼27%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
4.31 * ∼29%
Gamma (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
2.16 ∼62%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
2.74 ∼78%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
2.32 ∼66%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
2.28 ∼65%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
2.21 ∼63%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
2.43 ∼69%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
2.42 ∼69%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
2.35 ∼67%
CCT (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
6672 ∼667%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
7222 ∼722%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
7575 ∼758%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
6508 ∼651%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
6011 ∼601%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
6158 ∼616%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
7430 ∼743%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
6737 ∼674%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
50.48 % ∼50%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
42 % ∼42%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
61.56 % ∼62%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
46 % ∼46%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
37.72 % ∼38%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
56 % ∼56%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
63 % ∼63%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
73.31 % ∼73%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
65 % ∼65%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
94.64 % ∼95%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
72 % ∼72%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
58.87 % ∼59%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
86 % ∼86%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
98 % ∼98%
Noise
off / environment (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
dB * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
30.7 dB * ∼61%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
30.4 dB * ∼61%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
30 dB * ∼60%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
dB * ∼0%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
dB * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
28.9 dB * ∼58%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
30.7 dB * ∼61%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
30.4 dB * ∼61%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
30 dB * ∼60%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
dB * ∼0%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
dB * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
28.9 dB * ∼58%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
30.7 dB * ∼61%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
30.4 dB * ∼61%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
30 dB * ∼60%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
dB * ∼0%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
dB * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
28.9 dB * ∼58%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
30.7 dB * ∼61%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
30.4 dB * ∼61%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
31.1 dB * ∼62%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
dB * ∼0%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
30.6 dB * ∼61%
Load Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
dB * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
41.8 dB * ∼84%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
30.9 dB * ∼62%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
35.3 dB * ∼71%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
31.7 dB * ∼63%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
31.3 dB * ∼63%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
32.2 dB * ∼64%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
dB * ∼0%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
32.8 dB * ∼66%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
dB * ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
41.8 dB * ∼84%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
33.5 dB * ∼67%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
33.7 dB * ∼67%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
dB * ∼0%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
34.4 dB * ∼69%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
37.6 dB * ∼75%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
37.6 dB * ∼75%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
dB * ∼0%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
36.8 dB * ∼74%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
39.1 dB * ∼78%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
38.9 °C * ∼65%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
43 °C * ∼72%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
43.4 °C * ∼72%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
37 °C * ∼62%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
43.4 °C * ∼72%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
36.5 °C * ∼61%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
44.3 °C * ∼74%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
34.1 °C * ∼57%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
42.8 °C * ∼71%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
35.8 °C * ∼60%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
42.5 °C * ∼71%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
39 °C * ∼65%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
49.2 °C * ∼82%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
38.9 °C * ∼65%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
44.5 °C * ∼74%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
34.1 °C * ∼57%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
52.6 °C * ∼88%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
38.3 °C * ∼64%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
41.5 °C * ∼69%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
42.3 °C * ∼71%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
30.6 °C * ∼51%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
25 °C * ∼42%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
26.4 °C * ∼44%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
26.3 °C * ∼44%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
32.6 °C * ∼54%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
24.8 °C * ∼41%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
32.3 °C * ∼54%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
22 °C * ∼37%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
27.6 °C * ∼46%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
27.9 °C * ∼47%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
30.8 °C * ∼51%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
24 °C * ∼40%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
26.4 °C * ∼44%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
27 °C * ∼45%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
33.5 °C * ∼56%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
25.8 °C * ∼43%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
35.1 °C * ∼59%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
21.6 °C * ∼36%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
26.9 °C * ∼45%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
28.3 °C * ∼47%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
min ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
min ∼0%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
1295 min ∼48%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
1346 min ∼50%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
618 min ∼23%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
700 min ∼26%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
1050 min ∼39%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
min ∼0%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
min ∼0%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
1227 min ∼45%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
540 min ∼20%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
519 min ∼19%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
677 min ∼25%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
566 min ∼21%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
305 min ∼11%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
380 min ∼14%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
508 min ∼19%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
511 min ∼19%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
638 min ∼24%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
613 min ∼23%
Load (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
min ∼0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
70 min ∼3%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
157 min ∼6%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
205 min ∼8%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
144 min ∼5%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
123 min ∼5%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
153 min ∼6%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
min ∼0%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
min ∼0%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
167 min ∼6%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
2 Watt * ∼2%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
2.8 Watt * ∼3%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
4.1 Watt * ∼4%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
2.7 Watt * ∼3%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
4 Watt * ∼4%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
4.5 Watt * ∼5%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
3.8 Watt * ∼4%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
3.5 Watt * ∼4%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
3.4 Watt * ∼3%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
3.9 Watt * ∼4%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
5.4 Watt * ∼5%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
10.9 Watt * ∼11%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
4.2 Watt * ∼4%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
4.8 Watt * ∼5%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
8 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
6.3 Watt * ∼6%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
6.7 Watt * ∼7%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
6.6 Watt * ∼7%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
6.3 Watt * ∼6%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
8.3 Watt * ∼8%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
6.6 Watt * ∼7%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
11.4 Watt * ∼11%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
5.1 Watt * ∼5%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
6.6 Watt * ∼7%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
8.6 Watt * ∼9%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
8.3 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
7.2 Watt * ∼7%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
7.1 Watt * ∼7%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
7 Watt * ∼7%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
8.5 Watt * ∼9%
Load Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
22 Watt * ∼6%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
55.4 Watt * ∼16%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
22.1 Watt * ∼6%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
28.5 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
26.5 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
27.6 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
27.2 Watt * ∼8%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
30 Watt * ∼9%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
34.5 Watt * ∼10%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
29 Watt * ∼8%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
20 Watt * ∼6%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
57.5 Watt * ∼16%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
29.4 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
29 Watt * ∼8%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
34.8 Watt * ∼10%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
34.5 Watt * ∼10%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
30.2 Watt * ∼9%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
65 Watt * ∼19%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
40 Watt * ∼11%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
30.5 Watt * ∼9%

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Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
1324 Points ∼5%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
2924 (min: 2907) Points ∼10%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
1699 Points ∼6%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
1645 Points ∼6%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
1219 Points ∼4%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
2130 Points ∼7%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
1753 Points ∼6%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
1433 Points ∼5%
Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
2205 Points ∼8%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
1591 (min: 1580) Points ∼6%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
1580 Points ∼6%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
1586 Points ∼7%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
892 Points ∼4%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
822 Points ∼4%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
774 Points ∼3%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
1230 Points ∼5%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
866 Points ∼4%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
698 Points ∼3%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
64297 Points ∼33%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
56060 Points ∼28%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
43571 Points ∼22%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
39764 Points ∼20%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
47956 Points ∼24%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
5376 Points ∼67%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
4917 Points ∼61%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
4143 Points ∼51%
PCMark 8 - Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
3946 Points ∼61%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
4081 Points ∼63%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5
4568 Points ∼70%
HP EliteBook 820 G4 Z2V72ET
4824 Points ∼74%
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
3784 Points ∼58%
HP EliteBook 725 G4
3885 Points ∼60%
Dell Latitude 12 E7270
4395 Points ∼67%
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
4371 Points ∼67%
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 6600U 512GB PalmSecure
4500 Points ∼69%
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