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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Sebastian Jentsch, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 07/26/2018

September 2019 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.

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 1.5 kg (~3.3 lbs) with integrated GPUs. The price range is wide and models from 300 to 2500 USD/Euros 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").

Best Subnotebooks as of September 2019

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
191%07/2018Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5
Intel Core i5-8259U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
8 GB Memory
1.4 kg14.9 mm13.3"2560x1600glossy
290%05/2019Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel Core i5-8265U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.3 kg16.9 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
390%01/2019Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
1.1 kg15.95 mm14"2560x1440matte
489%01/2019Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.3 kg14.5 mm13.5"2256x1504glossy
588%01/2019Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GELenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
8 GB Memory, 256 GB NVMe
1.1 kg17.4 mm12.5"1920x1080
688%07/2019Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GELenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.3 kg15.9 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
788%01/2019Dell XPS 13 9380 2019Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
Intel Core i5-8265U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg11.6 mm13.3"3840x2160glossy
888%12/2018Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565URazer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
Intel Core i7-8565U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory,  SSD
1.3 kg14.8 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
987%08/2019
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HP Envy 13-aq0003ngHP Envy 13-aq0003ng
Intel Core i7-8565U
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.2 kg14.7 mm13.3"1920x1080glossy
1087%02/2019Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
Intel Core i7-8565U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
999 g15.9 mm15.6"1920x1080glossy

Top 10 of the previous 10 months at the time of writing, highest rating first

1st - Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 (Touch Bar, i5)

Avantgarde at the performance limit: Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018
Avantgarde at the performance limit: Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018

Apple updates the MacBook Pro lineup. The design did not change, but the 13-inch laptop finally benefits from 8th generation Intel processors with four real processor cores. However, the CPU cannot utilize its full performance due to insufficient cooling, and the power adapter is also at its limit. It looks like the manufacturer just used the cooling solution of the previous Kaby Lake model, which has problems with the additional heat from a quad-core CPU.

The display on the other hand is excellent and once again features 2560 x 1600 pixels (Retina, 227 PPI). It now supports the TrueTone technology, which s already familiar from the iPhone or iPad, respectively. TrueTone automatically adjusts the color temperature based on the time or the ambient light, which results in a warmer or cooler image).

Apple once again uses very good speakers and you get 4x Thunderbolt 3 (full bandwidth). The battery runtime has been improved and we determine almost 10 hours in our Wi-Fi test.

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2nd - Lenovo ThinkPad X390

Lenovo ThinkPad X390 with 13.3-inch display
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 with 13.3-inch display

Lenovo says goodbye to the X200-series and now offers the successor ThinkPad X390. The design of the X390 hardly differs from the previous model, but the case is a couple of millimeters longer as well as wider to accommodate the 13.3-inch FHD panel. However, the new ThinkPad X390 also weighs 200 grams more. 

Advantages of the Lenovo thinkPad X390 include the sturdy base unit and the excellent input devices we often praised in the past. Lenovo does not save any money in terms of business and security features, and the warranty package with a 3-year premium on-site service is generous. You can also easily replace the keyboard of the ThinkPad X390 if you prefer a different layout. This is usually much more complicated on other devices.

Lenovo now uses a much better display for the X390 compared to the X280. The matte screen prevents reflections and the panel is much brighter than before. The only problem with the screen are the long response times.

We did like the overall CPU performance, the low temperatures, and the quiet system noise.

We praised the device a lot, but there are also drawbacks that could have been made better. The microSD card reader is tricky to reach and we do not like the reduced CPU performance on battery power. We would have also liked to see some options for upgrades, especially in terms of RAM. The latter is unfortunately soldered onto the mainboard and cannot be expanded. Thunderbolt 3 is useful, but it is only connected via two PCIe lanes. The display selections is another issue, because 1080p is the highest resolution you can get.

The points of criticism cannot be ignored, but Lenovo still does more things right than wrong. However, the biggest competitor is also from Lenovo.

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3rd - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018: Winner type with matte WQHD panel
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018: Winner type with matte WQHD panel

Lenovo offers the sixth generation of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (here in review). This time we reviewed the SKU with the matte WQHD screen. The 14-inch business laptop got an excellent rating (90%) and secures a top spot in this ranking.

We now had the chance to test all display options of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon: The default 1080p IPS screen with and without touch, the matte WQHD panel as well as the glossy WQHD HDR option, which is brighter than all the others. However, the high resolution requires more power, so the runtime suffers a bit. The default matte 1080p SKU is leading the mobility aspect. 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the best business laptops, and this does not change when you select the matte WQHD screen. The matte panels are better suited for work compared to the very glossy WQHD HDR screen. The matte WQHD panel from LG Philips is subjectively superior in terms of picture quality compared to the FHD panels, but the latter last a bit longer on battery.

Other than that, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an excellent business laptop with a high-quality, slim and light chassis. The utilization of the quad-core processor is good and we like the modern port selection including regular USB Type-A ports.

As you expect from a ThinkPad, you get an excellent keyboard and the battery runtime of 9 hours is not bad, either. Drawbacks include the heavily limited maintenance, the missing Ethernet port (even though the corresponding adapter is provided), as well as the high-pitched fan noise, which is sometimes running without apparent reason.

The business alternative is offered by Fujitsu. The LifeBook U938 is almost 200 grams lighter and just slightly smaller with its 13.3-inch panel, but Fujitsu does not offer as many display options.

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4th - Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2: Limited connectivity, but still good
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2: Limited connectivity, but still good

Microsoft saves in terms of connectivity for its second laptop, but you get an excellent screen. The second iteration of the Surface Laptop (here in review) is basically an update with a modern processor.

The 3:2 aspect ratio is rare and is particularly useful for office users. We liked the 13.5-inch PixelSense display: it is very bright, covers sRGB almost completely, does not use PWM, and the color deviations are low.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 os a good choice if you want a high-quality laptop with a good screen, quiet operation, and good input devices. The lack of Thunderbolt 3 is unfortunate and hard to understand, but the limitations on you everyday experience are still small.

Microsoft still uses a high-quality and sturdy chassis for the Surface Laptop. The performance is good and we like the speakers. The battery runtime of 9 hours is not bad, either.

Microsoft unfortunately does not offer Thunderbolt, USB-C, BT 5.0 or an SD reader. You cannot maintain the device and the additional charges for RAM, CPU and SSD are steep.

A good alternative is the current Dell XPS 13 9380 (2019). It is also available with a high-resolution screen and is superior in terms of connectivity.

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5th - Lenovo ThinkPad A285 (Ryzen 5 Pro)

Lenovo ThinkPad A285: Ryzen in the Top 10
Lenovo ThinkPad A285: Ryzen in the Top 10

Lenovo's ThinkPad A285 (here in review) is the first Ryzen 5 Pro laptop in our Subnotebook Top 10 ranking. The high-quality and light chassis with the excellent ThinkPad input devices cannot quite keep up with the flagship X1 Carbon, but it is more affordable and offers other advantages: The maintenance is easy, the matte screen manages a luminance of more than 300 nits and the fan control is sophisticated. 

The Lenovo ThinkPad A285 is a good office device based on an AMD chip and is a more affordable alternative to the familiar X280. The CPU performance is a bit lower and the battery runtime shorter, but it is otherwise a good device.

The ThinkPad A285 does not compete with the X1 Carbon, but is a more affordable alternative to the ThinkPad X280. The A285 uses the same chassis with identical input devices, a fast SSD, and the good stability.

One issue is he battery runtime, which is okay at 7:50 hours, but the competition is better. The memory is also soldered, so you cannot upgrade it later. Thunderbolt 3 is also missing, which is featured on the X280.

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6th - Lenovo ThinkBook 13s

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s with decent stamina
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s with decent stamina

The ThinkBook 13s is a new laptop brand from Lenovo. This series fits perfectly into the category of subnotebooks, because all of our criteria are met. Contrary to the traditional black, the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s uses a silver chassis.

The performance of the compact subnotebook is sufficient with the Intel Core i5-8265U. Our review unit is also equipped with 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB PCIe-SSD. You can upgrade the memory thanks to one empty slot.

The positive aspects include low case temperatures and very long battery runtimes. The display is also above average with almost 100% sRGB color gamut.

We have to criticize the short warranty period as well as the castrated USB-C port, which does not support power delivery. The bezels are pretty wide at the lower edge, which affects the design a bit. The business features are also limited, but the device is no ThinkPad after all.

The ThinkBook 13s offers good features as a ThinkPad sibling and could be called IdeaPad Deluxe. It is a real alternative for much more expensive ThinkPads, especially for private users. However, you do not get all of the familiar ThinkPad features.

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7th - Dell XPS 13 9380 2019

Dell XPS 13 9380 2019: More performance under sustained workloads
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019: More performance under sustained workloads

Dell offers the new 2019 XPS 13 9380. The cooling system with its dual fans ensures good performance utilization under sustained workloads, even though it is not always stable (Whiskey Lake quad-core). There is still an improvement over the 2018 model.

The 2019 XPS 13 only reduces its performance by 8% under sustained workloads, so it is faster than the Kaby Lake Refresh quad-core in the predecessor.

The case did not change; the XPS 13 still offers a nice design with slim bezels. A lot of display with a small footprint. The UHD screen, which is now provided by AUO (previously from Sharp) is bright, but the sRGB gamut is a bit lower.

The webcam is back at the top of the screen, but we cannot commend its quality.

The XPS 13 is a good option for all users looking for Thunderbolt and DisplayPort via USB Type-C and want a lot of performance in a small package. The battery runtime of 8 hours is nit bad, but not class-leading, either. The i5/1080p model from SKU managed almost 11 hours in the same test.

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8th - Razer Blade Stealth

Razer Blade Stealth: Gaming Subnotebook?
Razer Blade Stealth: Gaming Subnotebook?

The Razer Blade Stealth (here in review) uses a tuned version of the GeForce MX150 and gets the maximum performance out of the GPU. The gaming performance is impressive, because the MX150 is equipped with 4 GB GDDR5-VRAM and consumes 25 Watts.

It is the most powerful 13.3-inch Ultrabook so far with GPU performance levels almost on par with the GTX 960M in the size of a MacBook Pro 13. The performance per Watt is very good for this segment. The new Blade Stealth offer more performance than a MacBook Pro 13, but is neither bigger, nor heavier. All in all, it is the better combination of high performance and mobility.

We also like the good factory calibration with full sRGB gamut. The case does not have to hide behind the MacBook Pro 13, either: The bezels are slim; you get a lot of screen with a small footprint.

Despite the high performance, the 13-inch system manages a Wi-Fi runtime 9 hours and 30 minutes. Drawbacks include the reduced performance on battery power as well as PWM at low brightness levels. The soldered memory can unfortunately not be expanded and the response times of the display are long (more visible ghosting).

There is currently no alternative with similar GPU performance figures in the Top 10. We still recommend a look at Huawei MateBook 13 i7, which just missed our rating at 86%.

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9th – HP Envy 13-ah0003ng

Sleek in metal: Envy 13-ah0003ng
Sleek in metal: Envy 13-ah0003ng

If you happen to be looking for a fast notebook with a sleek metal case the HP Envy 13-aq0003ng [see review here] might be the perfect fit for you. The 13-inch laptop comes equipped with a Whiskey Lake quad-core CPU and an MX250 GPU. Its FHD display may not offer the highest resolution possible but at least it is matte, very bright, and features a 120 Hz refresh rate. Battery life is excellent, and the device can run anywhere between 8-15 hours (Wi-Fi and idle) and should thus easily last for a full workday.

Given its tiny cooling solution the MX250 GPU had to be throttled slightly. Nevertheless, it did very well when compared to the regular 25 W version and ran at clock speeds higher than specified by Nvidia. We also liked the great and very usable keyboard with its one-stage backlight in particular, as well as the USB Type-C port that can be used for charging the battery.

HP’s Envy 13-ag0003ng is solid subnotebook with no real drawbacks worth mentioning.

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10th – Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6

Acer Swift 5 SF515: 15 inches but as lightweight as a subnotebook
Acer Swift 5 SF515: 15 inches but as lightweight as a subnotebook
Editor's Choice Award February 2019: Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
Editor's Choice Award February 2019: Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6

With its large 15.6-inch display Acer’s Swift 5 SF515 [see review here] is an extraordinary subnotebook. However, due to its low weight of just 999 g we have decided to categorize it as such nevertheless.

From a technical point of view, the 15.6-inch featherweight is at the top of its class thanks to its Whiskey Lake processor, NVMe SSD, dual-channel DDR4 RAM, and accurate IPS touchscreen display.

Two strategies helped Acer to reduce the Swift’s weight as much as possible: a sleek magnesium case and minimalism par excellence. RAM, SSD and Wi-Fi modem are soldered onto the mainboard and are therefore impossible to replace.

Even though the SSD is soldered onto the motherboard storage can be upgraded thanks to a free M.2-2280 slot. Connectivity is fairly poor, and there is no card reader or Thunderbolt 3.

At around 7 hours battery life is nothing to write home about but it is not half bad either. The Swift 5 SF515’s main competitor cannot be found on this list but rather in LG's Gram 15Z980, weighing in at 1.1 kg (100 g more than the Swift). The Gram offers a much longer 13 hour battery life. The Swift certainly deserves its Editor’s Choice Award for February 2019.

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Recent Subnotebook Awards

Editor's Choice Award in March 2018: Lenovo ThinkPad X280
Editor's Choice Award in March 2018: Lenovo ThinkPad X280

Top 10 Subnotebooks in Comparison

Size Comparison

358 mm / 14.1 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 999 g2.2 lbs323.5 mm / 12.7 inch 217.1 mm / 8.55 inch 15.95 mm / 0.628 inch 1.1 kg2.49 lbs311.9 mm / 12.3 inch 217.2 mm / 8.55 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.3 kg2.83 lbs307.7 mm / 12.1 inch 209.8 mm / 8.26 inch 17.4 mm / 0.685 inch 1.1 kg2.52 lbs307.6 mm / 12.1 inch 216 mm / 8.5 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.3 kg2.94 lbs308 mm / 12.1 inch 223.2 mm / 8.79 inch 14.5 mm / 0.571 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs307 mm / 12.1 inch 211.5 mm / 8.33 inch 14.7 mm / 0.579 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs304.6 mm / 12 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 1.3 kg2.89 lbs304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.4 kg3.02 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 11.6 mm / 0.4567 inch 1.2 kg2.7 lbs

Measurement Results

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GELenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GEDell XPS 13 9380 2019Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565UHP Envy 13-aq0003ngAcer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
46 (21, 25)
57.6 (28.4, 29.2)
38 (19.2, 18.8)
69.2 (34.8, 34.4)
41 (22, 19)
40.4 (22, 18.4)
58 (26, 32)
57.6 (29.2, 28.4)
31 (15, 16)
38 (19, 19)
Response Time Black / White *
32 (17, 15)
34 (18.4, 15.6)
26 (14, 12)
46.4 (26, 20.4)
31 (16, 15)
28.8 (15.6, 13.2)
36 (20, 16)
34 (17.6, 16.4)
24 (14, 10)
25 (14, 11)
PWM Frequency
118000 (75, 150)
25510 (50)
25000 (20)
22730 (24)
4000 (90)
Screen
Brightness middle
519
356
316
392
347
319
404
429.8
768
341
Brightness
504
336
311
390
321
309
389
403
778
319
Brightness Distribution
95
88
84
89
88
92
85
89
82
87
Black Level *
0.33
0.16
0.35
0.24
0.37
0.28
0.37
0.32
0.48
0.31
Contrast
1573
2225
903
1633
938
1139
1092
1343
1600
1100
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.4
3.6
4.5
3.2
7.7
2.4
3.72
1.08
3.49
2.01
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.8
5.5
10.3
6.3
31
6.3
7.38
3.96
7.41
4.74
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.2
4.7
7.7
4.5
7.9
3.8
4.44
1.3
4.09
2.01
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.48 89%
2.2 100%
2.2 100%
2.24 98%
2.16 102%
2.34 94%
2.23 99%
2.54 87%
2.52 87%
CCT
6908 94%
6374 102%
6639 98%
7556 86%
6914 94%
7335 89%
7095 92%
6452 101%
6452 101%
6704 97%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
77.3
61.3
68.6
63.9
42.2
63.5
60
61.4
60
63
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.99
95.7
97.9
95
64.9
99.1
93
96.3
92
98
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.1
1.6
1.4
6
0.6
2.06
1.21
2.07
1.11
Noise
off / environment *
29.6
29.2
28.7
28.9
28.8
30.4
28.4
30
30.5
Idle Minimum *
29.6
29.2
28.7
28.9
28.8
30.4
28.5
30
30.5
Idle Average *
29.6
29.2
28.7
28.9
28.8
30.4
29
30
30.5
Idle Maximum *
29.6
29.2
28.7
28.9
29.7
30.4
29.1
30
30.9
Load Average *
36.7
34.8
30
31.2
30.7
31.7
42.8
34.9
Witcher 3 ultra *
32.5
41.4
Load Maximum *
46.7
34.8
32.9
31.2
38.3
38.1
41.6
39.5
35
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
43.1
44.6
51.3
39.3
43
40.3
47.2
47.2
41
44.4
Maximum Bottom *
41.4
41.1
52.3
42
46
44.6
43.3
42.8
42.9
45.7
Idle Upper Side *
27.9
23.2
23.9
23.8
24.5
24.3
27.6
29.2
29.3
25.4
Idle Bottom *
27.1
22.8
23.7
24.2
25.9
24.4
28.6
32.4
30.2
25.8
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1249
574
1032
1230
970
WiFi v1.3
581
499
537
543
469
545
498
571
512
430
Witcher 3 ultra
94
Load
94
98
96
83
141
131
145
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
2.3
3.4
3
5.8
3.1
4.8
6.7
3.9
3
Idle Average *
8.7
5.6
6.8
8.2
5.87
8.6
8.6
7.8
7.7
Idle Maximum *
12.2
8.7
8.76
9.96
6.6
10.4
9.4
10.8
11.6
Load Average *
53.3
43.6
35.1
37.9
35.3
37.9
64.1
53
34
Load Maximum *
64
65
42.6
40.5
46.5
48.5
64.1
62.7
35
Witcher 3 ultra *
63.7

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5
Iris Plus Graphics 655, 8259U
3330 Points ∼10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
2062 Points ∼6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
2065 Points ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3153 Points ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
1937 Points ∼6%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
2053 Points ∼6%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Lite-On CA3-8D256-Q11
5219 Points ∼15%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, 8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
3978 Points ∼11%
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
2087 Points ∼6%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5
Iris Plus Graphics 655, 8259U
1898 Points ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
1115 Points ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
1205 Points ∼5%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
1162 Points ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
1724 Points ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
1018 Points ∼4%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Lite-On CA3-8D256-Q11
3377 Points ∼13%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, 8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
2773 Points ∼10%
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
1199 Points ∼4%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
69209 Points ∼6%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, 8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
83688 Points ∼8%
PCMark 10 - Productivity (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5
Iris Plus Graphics 655, 8259U
4390 Points ∼45%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
6273 Points ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6630 Points ∼68%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
5344 Points ∼55%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5271 Points ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
5836 Points ∼60%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
6101 Points ∼63%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Lite-On CA3-8D256-Q11
6575 Points ∼68%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, 8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
6789 Points ∼70%
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
7050 Points ∼73%
PCMark 8 - Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5
Iris Plus Graphics 655, 8259U
4399 Points ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
4896 Points ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4552 Points ∼70%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
4923 Points ∼76%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4650 Points ∼71%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
4841 Points ∼74%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
4302 Points ∼66%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Lite-On CA3-8D256-Q11
5065 Points ∼78%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, 8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
4922 Points ∼76%
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
5181 Points ∼80%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5
Iris Plus Graphics 655, 8259U
154 Points ∼71%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
158 Points ∼72%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
167 Points ∼77%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
141 Points ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
132 Points ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
162 Points ∼74%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
148 Points ∼68%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Lite-On CA3-8D256-Q11
174 Points ∼80%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, 8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
172 Points ∼79%
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
173 Points ∼79%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5
Iris Plus Graphics 655, 8259U
687 Points ∼16%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5
Iris Plus Graphics 655, 8259U
608 Points ∼14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
683 Points ∼16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
653 Points ∼15%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
590 Points ∼13%
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
541 Points ∼12%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
557 (min: 546, max: 658) Points ∼13%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
666 Points ∼15%
Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
GeForce MX150, 8565U, Lite-On CA3-8D256-Q11
651 Points ∼15%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, 8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
517 Points ∼12%
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
543 Points ∼12%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core) (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
386 Points ∼75%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, 8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
354 Points ∼69%
CPU (Multi Core) (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
1202 Points ∼17%
HP Envy 13-aq0003ng
GeForce MX250, 8565U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G
1166 Points ∼17%
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