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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Laptops

Staff, 07/09/2017

July 2017 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.

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"Mobile gaming" - what sounded like a bad joke a few years ago has already become common practice; at least in the notebook range. Processors and graphics cards are getting smaller and more power efficient, which makes cooling easier. As a result, powerful components can be packed into slimmer and slimmer cases. Although 17-inch powerhouses still dominate (see our 17-inch gaming notebook charts), the 15-inch and smaller range is steadily growing; keyword: "slim gaming".

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 gaming laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck in the previous 12 months that weigh less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb) and are still available. If ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first.

Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks as of July 2017

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreen
188%02/2017Alienware 13 R3Alienware 13 R3
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.5 kg22 mm13.3"2560x1440glossy
285%06/2017
new!
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 500 GB SSD
2.9 kg28.8 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
385%05/2017Asus GL753VE-DS74Asus GL753VE-DS74
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
3 kg33 mm17.3"1920x1080matte
485%03/2017Schenker XMG P407Schenker XMG P407
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.1 kg25 mm14"1920x1080matte
585%12/2016Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039TAsus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.5 kg24 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
685%07/2017
new!
Asus Zephyrus GX501Asus Zephyrus GX501
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
24 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.3 kg17,9 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
784%06/2017
new!
MSI GS73VR 7RFMSI GS73VR 7RF
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.4 kg19.6 mm17.3"3840x2160matte
884%03/2017MSI GS63VR 7RF-228USMSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.9 kg18 mm15.6"3840x2160matte
984%03/2017Gigabyte P55W v7Gigabyte P55W v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.6 kg34 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
1084%01/2017Schenker XMG P507 PROSchenker XMG P507 PRO
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 500 GB SSD
2.9 kg29 mm15.6"1920x1080matte

Editors' Comments

1st

Alienware 13 R3
Alienware 13 R3

The third revision of the Alienware 13 differs from conventional gaming notebooks in several aspects. On the one hand, there is the extensive lighting (including touchpad), and the striking design, which may not appeal to everyone. On the other hand, the case quality is different in general. For example, the manufacturer uses a combination of metal and (rubberized) plastic, which increases the weight but ensures excellent stability. The build quality is also flawless.

Thanks to its promising OLED display (2560x1440 pixels), which outclasses TN and IPS panels, the test model priced at 2200 Euros (~$2514) achieves one of the best ratings overall. Contrast, viewing angles, color intensity, and response time are excellent. The glossy touch surface, which reflects heavily, is a small disadvantage.

Otherwise, we can only complain about the missing card reader, the not quite perfect maintenance and the high depth. At 26.9 cm (~10.6 in), the device appears at least like a 14-inch laptop. Nevertheless, the Alienware 13 R3 delivers a so far unrivalled performance in the 13-inch segment. The top model comes with a PCIe SSD, a Core i7-7700HQ, and a GeForce GTX 1060. The latter two are more common in 15-inch devices and larger. In case the performance might become too low at a future date, it can be improved with external solutions such as a Graphics Amplifier or Thunderbolt 3 (eGPU).

Note: According to several forum messages, the current Alienware generation frequently suffers from temperature problems. Our tests of the 15 R3 confirm this (high, inconsistent CPU values). Apparently, the cooling system is too weak and/or the quality or quantity of thermal grease is too low.

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13 R3

2nd

Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3

The Eurocom Sky MX5 R3 is based on the same barebone as the Schenker XMG P507. While the test configurations share the same graphics card (GTX 1070), DDR4 RAM capacity (16 GB), and SSD size (500 GB), the Eurocom boasts a more powerful processor. Thanks to a free multiplier, the Core i7-7820HK is better suitable for overclocking. However, you should not ask too much of the 15-inch notebook, since it does not even run quietly with standard clock rates (47-51 dB @3D-Betrieb).

As we are used to from Clevo barebones, the chassis is quite extensively serviceable and upgradeable. However, there are already many options when configuring the device. The GPU switch is another highlight: You can switch between G-Sync and Optimus mode depending on your requirements. This allows optimizing the device either for display or battery life. However, we would wish for a more powerful battery, a Thunderbolt 3 port and better sound in the successor.

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Sky MX5 R3

3rd

Asus GL753VE
Asus GL753VE

Those who do not want to spend more than 1500 Euros (~$1714) on a gaming notebook and can accept small compromises in terms of 3D performance (maximum settings not possible on all games) might be happy with the Asus GL753VE. The 17-inch laptop is attractive with its Core i7-7700HQ CPU and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. Data can be stored on the 512 GB NVMe SSD or the 1 TB HDD.

The display is nothing special: Full HD and IPS technology are standard nowadays. Most of the other aspects including system noise, battery life, and height are also typical for a gaming notebook. The GL753VE deserves praise for its relatively cool case temperatures and well-made input devices.

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GL753VE-DS74

4th

Schenker XMG P407
Schenker XMG P407

Schenker Technologies have also made a mini-gaming device. With a display diagonal of only 35.6 cm (~14 in) and a height of 2.5 cm (~1 in), the XMG P407 is one of the smallest high-end notebooks. Despite its slim build, buyers do not have to forgo good performance. For example, the fourth-best Pascal GPU works inside the 13-inch chassis. In most cases, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is fast enough for 1920x1080 pixels and high details. The other components of the XMG P407 are also nothing to sneeze at. Apart from 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and an IPS panel, Schenker Technologies has incorporated a PCIe SSD from Samsung in the test model.

However, we did not like the battery runtimes (weak battery), the Turbo utilization and the lack of a Thunderbolt port that much. Advantages include the plain design, and the lit keyboard.

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XMG P407

5th

Asus GL502VM
Asus GL502VM

Those who like compact devices and travel a lot had better stick with 15-inch or smaller devices. With a height of 2.4 cm (~0.9 in), the Asus GL502VM is very slim. Nevertheless, it still performs almost as well as its bulkier 17-inch rivals (e.g. the Asus G752VS). Currently, a Core i7-6700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1060 provide more than enough fps for FHD gaming.

In addition, our test model features 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, an M.2 SSD, and an IPS panel. However, the GL502VM gets quite hot and loud due to its small size. Connectivity, weight (2.5 kg/~5.5 lb), input devices and build quality are nothing to sneeze at in general.

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Strix GL502VM-FY039T

6th

Asus ROG Zephyrus
Asus ROG Zephyrus

The ROG Zephyrus GX501 is certainly one of the most exciting gaming notebooks of the last years. Thanks to the brand-new Max Q design from Nvidia, Asus could squeeze a GeForce GTX 1080 into a 1.8-cm thin case, which remains quieter under load as we expected before the test. In return, the 15-inch laptop reaches quite high temperatures in 3D mode. This applies to the outside as well as to the components. In addition, the combination of slim chassis and premium performance goes at the expense of battery life, interfaces, and maintenance. You also have to accept the unusual position of the input devices.

Pros are the contrast-rich and viewing-angle independent 120 Hz panel (G-Sync) and the stylish case made of high-end materials. It is debatable whether the bundle is worth 3000 Euros (~$3430). Anyway, GTX 1070 notebooks, which deliver similar performance, are already available for 1000 Euros (~$1143) less.

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Zephyrus GX501

7th

MSI GS73VR 7RF
MSI GS73VR 7RF

Although MSI did not make changes to the case when compared to the GS73VR 6RF, buyers are still greeted by a well-made 17-inch notebook with slim profile in 2017. Hence, the GS73VR 7RF is not only pleasantly light (2.4 kg), but it is also pleasingly slim (2.0 cm) for a gaming notebook.

Under the hood, there is powerful hardware in the forms of a Core i7-7700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1060. However, the native resolution of the test model is too much for the latter in many games. The bright IPS display features a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. Connectivity, the slow card reader, and system noise (coil-whining) are less convincing. In addition, a maximum battery life of 5 hours is also poor in view of the lack of G-Sync support.

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GS73VR 7RF

8th

MSI GS63VR 7RF
MSI GS63VR 7RF

Currently, MSI has two devices in the mobile Gaming Top 10. Apart from the relatively bulky GT62VR 7RE, a model of the significantly more compact GS series made it into the list. Thanks to its low weight of 1.9 kg (~4.2 lb), the GS63VR 7RF is perfectly suitable for outings. Nvidia's G-Sync is not available as Optimus is implemented, which improves the battery runtimes.

Furthermore, the GS63VR does not lack 3D performance. The GeForce GTX 1060, which challenges the former leader, the GTX 980, is a good compromise of price and performance. However, the performance is often too low for the native UHD resolution. The DirectX-12 chip is rather designed for 1920x1080 than 3840x2160 pixels. In addition, the $2000 test model comes with 32 GB of DDR4-RAM, a 512 GB SSD, and a 2 TB HDD.

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GS63VR 7RF-228US

9th

Gigabyte P55W v7
Gigabyte P55W v7

Gigabyte is more and more becoming a gaming expert in the laptop range. Apart from the Aero 14 and Aero 15 (in the meanwhile categorized as multimedia laptops), the P55W v7 made it into our Top 10 lists. Although the 15-inch device is significantly thicker at 34 mm, the system gets similarly loud due to the single fan solution.

The chassis also has its advantages and disadvantages. The stylish design and the long battery life (maximum of 13 hours) can only make up for the unfavorable interface layout to some extent. In the realm of display (Full HD IPS), there are almost no complaints. In terms of performance, the built-in GeForce GTX 1060 ranks in the lower high-end segment.

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P55W v7

10th

Schenker Technologies XMG P507
Schenker Technologies XMG P507

The 2017 edition of the Schenker XMG P507 is almost a perfect choice for those who have always wished for a discreet, yet powerful gaming notebook. The used Clevo barebone P651 even weighs less than 3 kg in the variant with GeForce GTX 1070, which rather suggests a multimedia product. A height of 2.5 to 2.9 cm (depending on the GPU) is also decent for a gaming platform.

Alike many slim competitors, the system noise is almost too high in 3D mode. In contrast, chassis, keyboard, connectivity (unfortunately, still no Thunderbolt 3) and weight reach a rating in the 80% range. The G-Sync capable 120 Hz display belongs to the biggest highlights.

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XMG P507 PRO

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Top 10 in Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3 (11.6, 9.2)
20.8 ms * ∼3%
Asus GL753VE-DS74 (18.4, 17.6)
36 ms * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P407 (14, 33)
47 ms * ∼7%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T (15, 25)
40 ms * ∼6%
Asus Zephyrus GX501 (23.2, 17.2)
40.4 ms * ∼6%
MSI GS73VR 7RF (19.6, 18.4)
38 ms * ∼6%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US (15.6, 12.4)
28 ms * ∼4%
Gigabyte P55W v7 (15, 22)
37 ms * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO (12, 12)
24 ms * ∼4%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3 (1.2, 1.6)
2.8 ms * ∼1%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3 (6.8, 2)
8.8 ms * ∼4%
Asus GL753VE-DS74 (12.4, 9.6)
22 ms * ∼9%
Schenker XMG P407 (5, 22)
27 ms * ∼11%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T (5, 20)
25 ms * ∼10%
Asus Zephyrus GX501 (11.6, 12.4)
24 ms * ∼10%
MSI GS73VR 7RF (16, 10)
26 ms * ∼11%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US (15.2, 8.4)
23.6 ms * ∼10%
Gigabyte P55W v7 (5, 20)
25 ms * ∼10%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO (4, 8)
12 ms * ∼5%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3 (100)
240 Hz ∼0%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker XMG P407
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
0 Hz ∼0%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US (39)
1351 Hz ∼1%
Gigabyte P55W v7
0 Hz ∼0%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
0 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
310 cd/m² ∼44%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
409 cd/m² ∼58%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
348 cd/m² ∼50%
Schenker XMG P407
282 cd/m² ∼40%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
296 cd/m² ∼42%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
305 cd/m² ∼44%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
343 cd/m² ∼49%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
263 cd/m² ∼38%
Gigabyte P55W v7
289 cd/m² ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
365 cd/m² ∼52%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
87 % ∼87%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
94 % ∼94%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
90 % ∼90%
Schenker XMG P407
80 % ∼80%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
88 % ∼88%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
83 % ∼83%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
86 % ∼86%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
92 % ∼92%
Gigabyte P55W v7
87 % ∼87%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
85 % ∼85%
Black Level (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
0 % * ∼0%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
0.86 % * ∼17%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
0.35 % * ∼7%
Schenker XMG P407
0.27 % * ∼5%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
0.33 % * ∼7%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
0.25 % * ∼5%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
0.42 % * ∼8%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
0.44 % * ∼9%
Gigabyte P55W v7
0.29 % * ∼6%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
0.5 % * ∼10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
2.54 * ∼17%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
8.4 * ∼56%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
4.4 * ∼29%
Schenker XMG P407
4.42 * ∼29%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
4.42 * ∼29%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
6.02 * ∼40%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
4.5 * ∼30%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
8 * ∼53%
Gigabyte P55W v7
4.92 * ∼33%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
9.93 * ∼66%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
1.43 * ∼10%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
11.2 * ∼75%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
3 * ∼20%
Schenker XMG P407
4.11 * ∼27%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
3.34 * ∼22%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
6.32 * ∼42%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
3.1 * ∼21%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
9.1 * ∼61%
Gigabyte P55W v7
3.66 * ∼24%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
10.32 * ∼69%
Gamma (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
2.3 ∼66%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
2.23 ∼64%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
2.1 ∼60%
Schenker XMG P407
2.5 ∼71%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
2.4 ∼69%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
2.28 ∼65%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
2.17 ∼62%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
2.24 ∼64%
Gigabyte P55W v7
2.32 ∼66%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
2.11 ∼60%
CCT (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
6337 ∼634%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
10036 ∼1004%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
6362 ∼636%
Schenker XMG P407
6329 ∼633%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6213 ∼621%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
8194 ∼819%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
7120 ∼712%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
5020 ∼502%
Gigabyte P55W v7
6482 ∼648%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
10096 ∼1010%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
78 % ∼78%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
57.2 % ∼57%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
56 % ∼56%
Schenker XMG P407
54 % ∼54%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
55 % ∼55%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
60 % ∼60%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
61 % ∼61%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
45.7 % ∼46%
Gigabyte P55W v7
54 % ∼54%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
58 % ∼58%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
97 % ∼97%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
87.3 % ∼87%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
86 % ∼86%
Schenker XMG P407
82 % ∼82%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
83 % ∼83%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
92 % ∼92%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
97 % ∼97%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
72.1 % ∼72%
Gigabyte P55W v7
82 % ∼82%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
89 % ∼89%
Contrast (sort by value)
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
484 :1 ∼30%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
1046 :1 ∼65%
Schenker XMG P407
1104 :1 ∼69%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
973 :1 ∼61%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
1312 :1 ∼82%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
884 :1 ∼55%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
623 :1 ∼39%
Gigabyte P55W v7
990 :1 ∼62%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
714 :1 ∼45%
Noise
off / environment (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼58%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
28 dB * ∼56%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
29.1 dB * ∼58%
Schenker XMG P407
29 dB * ∼58%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
31 dB * ∼62%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
31 dB * ∼62%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
28.1 dB * ∼56%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
28.8 dB * ∼58%
Gigabyte P55W v7
30 dB * ∼60%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
31 dB * ∼62%
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
29 dB * ∼58%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
28.5 dB * ∼57%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
33.3 dB * ∼67%
Schenker XMG P407
31 dB * ∼62%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
32 dB * ∼64%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
32 dB * ∼64%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
30.8 dB * ∼62%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
33.1 dB * ∼66%
Gigabyte P55W v7
33 dB * ∼66%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
33 dB * ∼66%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
30 dB * ∼60%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
29.2 dB * ∼58%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
33.3 dB * ∼67%
Schenker XMG P407
32 dB * ∼64%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
33 dB * ∼66%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
33 dB * ∼66%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
30.8 dB * ∼62%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
33.1 dB * ∼66%
Gigabyte P55W v7
34 dB * ∼68%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
34 dB * ∼68%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
31 dB * ∼62%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
35.5 dB * ∼71%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
33.4 dB * ∼67%
Schenker XMG P407
36 dB * ∼72%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
34 dB * ∼68%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
34 dB * ∼68%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
30.9 dB * ∼62%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
34 dB * ∼68%
Gigabyte P55W v7
35 dB * ∼70%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
44 dB * ∼88%
Load Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
36 dB * ∼72%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
47 dB * ∼94%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
42.6 dB * ∼85%
Schenker XMG P407
43 dB * ∼86%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
44 dB * ∼88%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
39 dB * ∼78%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
42.2 dB * ∼84%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
37.2 dB * ∼74%
Gigabyte P55W v7
39 dB * ∼78%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
46 dB * ∼92%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
49 dB * ∼98%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
51 dB * ∼102%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
46.8 dB * ∼94%
Schenker XMG P407
48 dB * ∼96%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
53 dB * ∼106%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
46 dB * ∼92%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
48.6 dB * ∼97%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
47.1 dB * ∼94%
Gigabyte P55W v7
50 dB * ∼100%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
52 dB * ∼104%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Asus GL753VE-DS74
46.8 dB * ∼94%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
42 dB * ∼84%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
44.4 dB * ∼89%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
46.1 dB * ∼92%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
48.8 °C * ∼81%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
50 °C * ∼83%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
35.8 °C * ∼60%
Schenker XMG P407
49 °C * ∼82%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
65.3 °C * ∼109%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
57 °C * ∼95%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
50.2 °C * ∼84%
Gigabyte P55W v7
49.6 °C * ∼83%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
49.2 °C * ∼82%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
60.4 °C * ∼101%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
52.2 °C * ∼87%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
36.4 °C * ∼61%
Schenker XMG P407
50.8 °C * ∼85%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
64.4 °C * ∼107%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
54 °C * ∼90%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
55.6 °C * ∼93%
Gigabyte P55W v7
47.7 °C * ∼80%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
62 °C * ∼103%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
33.1 °C * ∼55%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
33.2 °C * ∼55%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
22.2 °C * ∼37%
Schenker XMG P407
26.3 °C * ∼44%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
35.4 °C * ∼59%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
32 °C * ∼53%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
27.8 °C * ∼46%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
28.4 °C * ∼47%
Gigabyte P55W v7
23.6 °C * ∼39%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
32.4 °C * ∼54%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
30.1 °C * ∼50%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
32.4 °C * ∼54%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
22.2 °C * ∼37%
Schenker XMG P407
24.1 °C * ∼40%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
31.6 °C * ∼53%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
31 °C * ∼52%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
26.8 °C * ∼45%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
29.6 °C * ∼49%
Gigabyte P55W v7
24.6 °C * ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
33 °C * ∼55%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
524 min ∼19%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
204 min ∼8%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
520 min ∼19%
Schenker XMG P407
443 min ∼16%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
315 min ∼12%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
188 min ∼7%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
301 min ∼11%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
386 min ∼14%
Gigabyte P55W v7
789 min ∼29%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
min ∼0%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
320 min ∼12%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
174 min ∼6%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
235 min ∼9%
Schenker XMG P407
241 min ∼9%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
220 min ∼8%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
130 min ∼5%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
163 min ∼6%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
232 min ∼9%
Gigabyte P55W v7
346 min ∼13%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
195 min ∼7%
Load (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
90 min ∼3%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
110 min ∼4%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
47 min ∼2%
Schenker XMG P407
92 min ∼3%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
87 min ∼3%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
44 min ∼2%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
55 min ∼2%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
75 min ∼3%
Gigabyte P55W v7
98 min ∼4%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
min ∼0%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
7 Watt * ∼7%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
22 Watt * ∼22%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
7.5 Watt * ∼8%
Schenker XMG P407
10 Watt * ∼10%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
16 Watt * ∼16%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
18 Watt * ∼18%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
14.2 Watt * ∼14%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
14.5 Watt * ∼15%
Gigabyte P55W v7
8 Watt * ∼8%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
14 Watt * ∼14%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
12 Watt * ∼12%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
24.5 Watt * ∼25%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
11.3 Watt * ∼11%
Schenker XMG P407
15 Watt * ∼15%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
19 Watt * ∼19%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
23 Watt * ∼23%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
23.5 Watt * ∼24%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
17.3 Watt * ∼17%
Gigabyte P55W v7
13 Watt * ∼13%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
18 Watt * ∼18%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
18 Watt * ∼18%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
25.2 Watt * ∼25%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
11.8 Watt * ∼12%
Schenker XMG P407
24 Watt * ∼24%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
23 Watt * ∼23%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
31 Watt * ∼31%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
23.8 Watt * ∼24%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
17.4 Watt * ∼17%
Gigabyte P55W v7
18 Watt * ∼18%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
24 Watt * ∼24%
Load Average (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
76 Watt * ∼22%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
97.2 Watt * ∼28%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
82.1 Watt * ∼23%
Schenker XMG P407
82 Watt * ∼23%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
68 Watt * ∼19%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
79 Watt * ∼23%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
90.9 Watt * ∼26%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
93 Watt * ∼27%
Gigabyte P55W v7
76 Watt * ∼22%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
87 Watt * ∼25%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
161 Watt * ∼46%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
213.8 Watt * ∼61%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
116.6 Watt * ∼33%
Schenker XMG P407
124 Watt * ∼35%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
157 Watt * ∼45%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
196 Watt * ∼56%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
171.6 Watt * ∼49%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
Watt * ∼0%
Gigabyte P55W v7
143 Watt * ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
201 Watt * ∼57%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
177.5 min * ∼51%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
96.3 min * ∼28%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
148 min * ∼42%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
116 min * ∼33%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
128.8 min * ∼37%

Legend

 
Alienware 13 R3 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
 
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3 Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
 
Asus GL753VE-DS74 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
 
Schenker XMG P407 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
 
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
 
Asus Zephyrus GX501 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
 
MSI GS73VR 7RF Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
Gigabyte P55W v7 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Liteonit CV3-8D256
 
Schenker XMG P507 PRO Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
12319 Points ∼43%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
17505 Points ∼61%
Schenker XMG P407
9921 Points ∼35%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
12682 Points ∼44%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
16821 Points ∼59%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
12579 Points ∼44%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
12530 Points ∼44%
Gigabyte P55W v7
11778 Points ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
16383 Points ∼57%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
9584 Points ∼41%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
14447 Points ∼62%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
6584 Points ∼28%
Schenker XMG P407
7194 Points ∼31%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
9663 Points ∼41%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
14260 Points ∼61%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
9675 Points ∼41%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
9485 Points ∼41%
Gigabyte P55W v7
9669 Points ∼41%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
13129 Points ∼56%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
5482 Points ∼68%
Schenker XMG P407
6266 Points ∼78%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
6527 Points ∼81%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
6390 Points ∼79%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Alienware 13 R3
3894 Points ∼65%
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3
5065 Points ∼85%
Asus GL753VE-DS74
3570 Points ∼60%
Schenker XMG P407
4069 Points ∼68%
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T
4741 Points ∼79%
Asus Zephyrus GX501
5057 Points ∼85%
MSI GS73VR 7RF
3581 Points ∼60%
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US
4141 Points ∼69%
Gigabyte P55W v7
4013 Points ∼67%
Schenker XMG P507 PRO
4320 Points ∼72%

Legend

 
Alienware 13 R3 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
 
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3 Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
 
Asus GL753VE-DS74 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
 
Schenker XMG P407 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
 
Asus Strix GL502VM-FY039T Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
 
Asus Zephyrus GX501 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
 
MSI GS73VR 7RF Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
MSI GS63VR 7RF-228US Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
 
Gigabyte P55W v7 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Liteonit CV3-8D256
 
Schenker XMG P507 PRO Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
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