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The Best Laptops Q4/2020 - 81 Notebooks in Review

Laptop Editors' Choice Awards Q4 2020 The Grand Finale of Q4/2020: A total of 81 laptops found their way into our test lab and were extensively reviewed to find all pros and cons. Find the best currently available laptops in all categories in this extensive comparison below.
J. Simon Leitner (translated by Finn D. Boerne), 🇩🇪 🇷🇺 ...

Traditionally, the final quarter of each year is a very busy time for laptop manufacturers. Not only do many OEMs attempt to release previously announced devices by the end of the year, they also need to brace themselves for the massive end-of-year sales around Thanksgiving (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). After all, warehouses need to be cleared for upcoming models introducing potentially groundbreaking innovations that are traditionally released during the events held early in the year. 

Apple launches M1, Intel launches Evo to replicate its Ultrabook initiative success

Apple’s product launches have become a well-choreographed game of media hype. However, Apple’s last launch event rightly deserved the massive attention it garnered, at least from a notebook perspective. With their own in-house M1 CPU, an 8-core chip with integrated graphics based on an ARM design, Apple slowly but surely began its transition away from Intel, a cooperation that lasted for a good 15 years. ARM in a notebook – sounds familiar, doesn’t it? 

It does indeed. Qualcomm has been unsuccessfully trying to pull off this trick for many years now. And while it might seem attractive to assess the success of one based on the failure of the other, we need to keep in mind that Apple and Qualcomm come from very different worlds and the premises are completely different. For example, notebooks based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon CPUs are facing software compatibility issues to this day while Apple’s macOS integration for their first-generation M1 products was superb. Applications that are not yet natively supported on Apple’s ARM CPU and thus have to go through an emulation layer still run extremely fast and in most cases without any issues whatsoever. In addition, Apple’s M1 CPU can easily keep up with Intel’s and AMD’s current offerings while simultaneously offering a hitherto unheard-of level of energy efficiency, at least based on first findings. For example, the new MacBook Air offers double the performance of its Core i5 predecessor while at the same time offering an additional 5 hours of battery life. 

At the same time, Intel launched its Evo certification process. Coincidence? Who knows. As with the Ultrabook campaign many years ago laptops have to meet certain criteria in order to obtain an Evo certification, for example a battery life of at least 9 hours, rapid charging, Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6, and last but not least feature an 11th generation Intel CPU. While the Ultrabook initiative was launched a good 10 years ago in an attempt to make laptops portable and rid the world of the large bulky and heavy plastic boxes with extremely short battery life of yore the new Evo initiative has the unmistakable smell of a pure marketing campaign caused by AMD’s and now also Apple’s increased pressure. 

The Best of the Best: Those Laptops Scored the Highest Ratings in our Reviews

In order to achieve the highest-possible rating of “Very Good” a laptop cannot afford any major weaknesses. Instead, it needs to perform very well in each and every category (gaming, office, mobile, etc.). Regardless of category, all notebooks share the same high demand on display quality. Some devices also require a solid balance between mobility and performance, depending on device class. Additional information about our rating system can be found here. 

During the final quarter of 2020 a total of 13 out of 81 reviewed laptops managed to secure the highest possible rating and have thus been awared a “Top Rated” award. At the very top we find Apple’s MacBook Air 2020 M1 and the M1-based MacBook Pro 13 2020 ex aequo et bono with a rating of 91 %. Trailing behind with a rating of 90 % we find the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7, a compact convertible made for everyday business use, and the AMD-based Lenovo Thinkpad T14 (4650U) as well as the HP Spectre x360 14 with a rating of 89 %. HP’s Spectre is also one of the first Evo-certified notebooks.  

Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 (91%)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 (91%)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 M1 (91%)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 M1 (91%)
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 (90%)
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 (90%)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 (89%)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 (89%)
HP Spectre x360 14 (89%)
HP Spectre x360 14 (89%)

After Lenovo’s impressive Q3 performance this time around we only see one other Lenovo device on our list, the Lenovo Thinkpad X13 Yoga with a rating of 88 %, a rating that was also achieved by the Core i7 and FHD-equipped Dell XPS 13 9310, the Dell Latitude 7410 Enterprise Chromebook and its 2-in-1 pendant, the HP EliteBook 845 G7 (AMD), the Asus SudioBook Pro X, the HP EliteBook 835 G7, and last but not least the Schenker Vision 15, all of which have been awared a “Top Rated” award as well. 

Lenovo Thinkpad X13 Yoga (88%)
Lenovo Thinkpad X13 Yoga (88%)
Dell XPS 13 9310 (88%)
Dell XPS 13 9310 (88%)
Dell Latitude 7410 Enterprise Chromebook (88%)
Dell Latitude 7410 Enterprise Chromebook (88%)
Dell Latitude 7410 2in1 Enterprise Chromebook (88%)
Dell Latitude 7410 2in1 Enterprise Chromebook (88%)
HP EliteBook 845 G7 (88%)
HP EliteBook 845 G7 (88%)
Asus SudioBook Pro X (88%)
Asus SudioBook Pro X (88%)
HP EliteBook 835 G7 (88%)
HP EliteBook 835 G7 (88%)
Schenker Vision 15 (88%)
Schenker Vision 15 (88%)
 

Our Favorites: Editors’ Choice Awards Q4/2020

Based on the test results during the time frame in question we conduct a survey among all editors in order to award a device an Editors’ Choice Award. This award is given to smartphones that offer a well-thought-out package, top performance in specific categories, or a particularly enticing price-performance ratio and are thus a particularly interesting choice for their respective category. 

Apple MacBook Air 2020 (M1)

For many years, Apple’s MacBook Air has been the OEMs entry-level device. The current model starts at $999 and comes with Apple’s new M1 processor. In our review, this new processor showed exceptional performance in both CPU and GPU benchmarks. The ARM-based SoC is passively cooled, and the notebook thus completely silent. In theory, it should thus throttle under sustained load resulting in a significant performance penalty. In reality, the total drop was just around 10 % and thus more than acceptable. We also found no evidence of increased surface temperatures. 

Due to its ARM instruction set the new CPU requires all non-native code to go through an emulation layer. This worked very well overall even though emulated applications suffered from a performance penalty and encountered various other issues, such as frame drops, crashes, or slow launch times occasionally as well. That said we do expect Apple to improve upon this emulation layer in the near future and software manufacturers to release M1-native applications for macOS soon. The biggest advantage of Apple’s M1 CPU is its exceptional energy efficiency. The MacBook Air’s 50 Wh battery lasted for around 16 hours in our real-world Wi-Fi test. Case and display remained identical. 

At the time of writing, the entry-level base model MacBook Air started at $973 (see here on Amazon) and offered the most attractive deal. We also reviewed a better equipped M1 Air with 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, and a slightly faster 8-core GPU but found no real advantages for average users besides the additional storage space.

Editors' Choice Award Q4/2020: Apple MacBook Air 2020 (M1)
Editors' Choice Award Q4/2020: Apple MacBook Air 2020 (M1)

HP Spectre x360 14

Convertibles have become a staple of modern computing. Their unique hinge design allows for various use cases up to and including stylus-supported tablet use, and they are no longer thicker or heavier than regular traditional laptops. One of the best currently available convertible / 2-in-1 laptop is the brand-new HP Spectre x360 14. It features a 13.5-inch 3:2 display (1920 x 1280) and offers more screen real estate than traditional widescreen displays. This additional vertical space is particularly enticing for professional users. 

Furthermore, the HP Spectre x360 14 offers solid performance and comes with a Thunderbolt 4 port. Its battery life easily surpasses Intel’s Evo certification requirements as it lasted up to 12 hours in our real-world Wi-Fi test. Its great keyboard, its large touchpad, and the included stylus are other benefits worth noting. 

The Spectre x360 14 is not yet widely available in the US and starts at around $1,500 while higher-tier SKUs with high-resolution OLED displays can cost north of $2,000.

Editors' Choice Award Q4/2020: HP Spectre x360 14
Editors' Choice Award Q4/2020: HP Spectre x360 14

Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)

Designed as affordable multimedia all-rounder the MagicBook is not only visually very similar to its role model, Apple’s MacBook Pro 16, but also features the same unique 16,1-inch design language. However, its price is dramatically different from Apple’s original as it starts at around $1,000 while Apple’s MacBook Pro 16 starts at $2,399. Its rating is also different from the original. While the latter scored 90 %, the MagicBook had to make do with 85 %. 

Considering its low price and the overall good rating the MagicBook Pro can be an interesting alternative. In our review, we praised its high-quality aluminum case, its good performance (AMD CPU, Vega 6 GPU at a level of Nvidia’s GeForce MX250), its very good matte FHD display, and its solid battery life of 7-10 hours in our real-world Wi-Fi test. Unsurprisingly, Honor had to cut various corners in order to meet the low price point of $1,000. Accordingly, there are a few drawbacks, including poor speakers, no Thunderbolt ports, no SD card reader, and a not particularly well optimized fan noise curve under load. 

All things considered the Honor MagicBook Pro 16 offers a very attractive price-performance ratio and thus received our Editors’ Choice award. Availability in the US is limited, and the device cannot be purchased through the usual retail outlets just yet.  

Editors' Choice Award Q4/2020: Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
Editors' Choice Award Q4/2020: Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)


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The Best Laptops - Reviewed Q4/2020

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88 %Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GEOffice
87 %13.30"15.95 mm72 %1.3 kg81 %491 min88 %1920x1080glossy383 cd/m²2506:12.698.1 %89 %4151239427648 %1216204685 %29.2 °C43.8 °C93 %29.3 dB33 dB59 %76.4 dB31 %91 %91 %74 %
80 %MSI GF75 Thin 10SDR
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
 Gaming
74 %17.30"23 mm62 %2.2 kg58 %238 min82 %1920x1080matte253 cd/m²1096:14.2459 %90 %4672801544190 %149281770483 %25 °C51 °C63 %37 dB45 dB80 %81 dB43 %77 %75 %52 %
87 %Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7Subnotebook
86 %13.30"17.4 mm70 %1.4 kg80 %496 min84 %1920x1080matte329 cd/m²1562:16.495.9 %83 %3891540, 1149405250 %1076190995 %26 °C33 °C94 %29.3 dB30.9 dB57 %71.7 dB25 %83 %89 %61 %
82 %Aorus 7 KB
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Aorus 7 KBGaming
75 %17.30"29 mm60 %2.5 kg62 %284 min86 %1920x1080matte278 cd/m²977:12.1390 %89 %4782837509192 %163531821381 %37 °C48 °C42 %33 dB57 dB81 %85 dB33 %81 %83 %66 %
84 %Aorus 5 KB
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Aorus 5 KBGaming
77 %15.60"28 mm62 %2.1 kg62 %285 min88 %1920x1080matte298 cd/m²1060:12.4989 %93 %4763075545291 %163621849182 %35 °C50 °C64 %30 dB53 dB80 %88 dB33 %81 %83 %65 %
82 %Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura SilverSubnotebook
82 %15.60"15 mm72 %1.3 kg81 %412 min86 %1920x1080glossy437 cd/m²1730:13.39100 %86 %4521597389160 %3485462590 %24.8 °C50.1 °C94 %24.9 dB39 dB56 %66.94 dB36 %81 %95 %64 %
79 %Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 Air
Celeron N4100, UHD Graphics 600
Jumper Tech Ez Book X3 AirNetbook
78 %13.30"11 mm74 %1.1 kg76 %441 min80 %1920x1080glossy330 cd/m²1291:15.9296 %60 %15245121 %48667493 %28.2 °C41.6 °C100 % dB dB69 %74.84 dB26 %69 %87 %39 %
87 %MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
i9-10900K, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGSGaming
79 %17.30"42 mm48 %4.2 kg46 %146 min90 %3840x2160matte413 cd/m²1049:13.497.9 %95 %4936181735898 %242112963488 %28 °C36.4 °C72 %27.5 dB30.9 dB88 %83.2 dB37 %85 %92 %68 %
84 %Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54-75G8Gaming
78 %17.30"25 mm58 %2.8 kg64 %306 min89 %1920x1080matte308 cd/m²1789:11.5387 %90 %4633144510993 %164081779978 %29 °C53 °C69 %30 dB48 dB78 %80 dB40 %82 %84 %59 %
83 %Asus Strix G17 G712LWS
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
Asus Strix G17 G712LWSGaming
75 %17.30"26.5 mm58 %2.8 kg68 %330 min85 %1920x1080matte300 cd/m²1042:13.0190 %91 %4943247526296 %215322096184 %29 °C53 °C60 %34 dB51 dB83 %81 dB89 %92 %57 %
85 %Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Comet Lake
i9-10900K, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 Comet LakeGaming
79 %17.30"43.5 mm41 %4.7 kg57 %228 min87 %3840x2160matte423 cd/m²1228:14.3898 %96 %5245825746198 %255043149388 %32 °C39 °C39 %32 dB56 dB87 %94 dB43 %83 %89 %71 %
82 %Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LU-BI7N4Gaming
81 %15.60"18.9 mm63 %2 kg68 %352 min80 %1920x1080matte260 cd/m²831:14.8958.5 %90 %4613261524193 %164881934283 %27.6 °C49.4 °C69 %33.2 dB37.3 dB88 %83.9 dB79 %75 %62 %
85 %MSI Creator 15
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
MSI Creator 15Multimedia
88 %15.60"22 mm65 %1.9 kg57 %235 min91 %3840x2160matte446 cd/m²1326:12.39100 %93 %481, 4564094, 2853651492 %160422025188 %33.2 °C49 °C74 %30.4 dB45.5 dB66 %77.29 dB33 %85 %84 %62 %
83 %HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
i7-10610U, Quadro P520
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7Workstation
90 %15.60"19.2 mm66 %1.8 kg87 %546 min91 %3840x2160matte382 cd/m²1814:1397.5 %86 %4691624409663 %3215449583 %26.8 °C51.5 °C94 %29.3 dB32.8 dB67 %70.2 dB21 %88 %89 %62 %
84 %Eluktronics RP-17
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Eluktronics RP-17Gaming
80 %17.30"30 mm59 %2.6 kg60 %263 min84 %1920x1080matte301 cd/m²1005:14.1391.6 %92 %4844552545493 %166942006890 %28.6 °C38.8 °C78 %26.2 dB38.5 dB73 %78 dB36 %89 %75 %61 %
82 %Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05Gaming
76 %17.30"26.2 mm57 %2.9 kg89 %683 min84 %1920x1080matte304 cd/m²1304:14.4293 %80 %3121397407785 %94231149589 %35 °C47 °C81 %25 dB43 dB74 %79 dB36 %82 %85 %62 %
87 %Dell Latitude 5310-GXX0D
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620
Dell Latitude 5310-GXX0DSubnotebook
82 %13.30"19.7 mm72 %1.2 kg90 %760 min82 %1920x1080matte293 cd/m²927:16.8993 %84 %4381588408551 %1205206788 %28.6 °C42.2 °C93 %24.9 dB37.7 dB68 %70.49 dB32 %84 %91 %70 %
84 %Dell Latitude 15 5510-D90XK
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620
Dell Latitude 15 5510-D90XKOffice
79 %15.60"23 mm65 %1.8 kg89 %637 min79 %1920x1080matte229 cd/m²1613:15.6156 %86 %4381327415548 %1146200192 %27.8 °C46.2 °C97 %24.5 dB30.1 dB73 %76.73 dB24 %81 %86 %67 %
81 %Dell Precision 3000 3551
i9-10885H, Quadro P620
Dell Precision 3000 3551Workstation
76 %15.60"24.92 mm62 %2.2 kg90 %818 min79 %1920x1080matte228 cd/m²942:15.4456.1 %92 %4602798512770 %4600651986 %27.8 °C47 °C76 %26.2 dB51.2 dB83 %84.5 dB35 %83 %92 %68 %
74 %Chuwi GemiBook CWI528
Celeron J4115, UHD Graphics 600
Chuwi GemiBook CWI528Subnotebook
60 %13.00"17.75 mm72 %1.3 kg67 %335 min80 %2160x1440glossy246 cd/m²1066:13.6199 %63 %157503173814 %31547294 %29 °C33 °C96 %26.2 dB26.5 dB75 %90.1 dB26 %65 %67 %37 %
84 %Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX350
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14IIL05Multimedia
83 %14.00"14.9 mm70 %1.4 kg89 %593 min83 %1920x1080glossy286 cd/m²1700:12.598.9 %90 %4601724435266 %4332636286 %26.6 °C47 °C89 %29.3 dB41.5 dB86 %75.1 dB37 %85 %78 %60 %
87 %Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX250
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950Convertible
84 %15.60"14.9 mm68 %1.6 kg89 %702 min86 %1920x1080glossy406 cd/m²1282:13.53100 %88 %4611805467363 %3691508190 %28.5 °C45.5 °C94 %24.9 dB38.4 dB57 %68.05 dB37 %79 %95 %69 %
85 %Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80D
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620
Dell Latitude 14 5410-RJ80DOffice
84 %14.00"20.7 mm68 %1.6 kg90 %823 min80 %1920x1080matte219 cd/m²1119:16.1158 %80 %4381511398051 %1148206393 %28.2 °C39.4 °C94 %24.9 dB38.7 dB71 %77.46 dB24 %88 %87 %70 %
85 %Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Core i5
i5-1035G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Core i5Subnotebook
78 %12.40"15.69 mm74 %1.1 kg80 %481 min87 %1536x1024glossy353 cd/m²1222:11.4194.4 %82 %4131178347454 %1713245889 %30 °C42 °C88 %26.4 dB36.9 dB87 %81.5 dB42 %84 %86 %51 %
79 %HP 17-ca1149ng
R5 3500U, Vega 8
HP 17-ca1149ngOffice
72 %17.30"24.5 mm60 %2.5 kg65 %294 min83 %1920x1080matte287 cd/m²1308:14.0387 %80 %3671463384158 %2556397596 %24.5 °C34.2 °C85 %30.8 dB37.7 dB64 %78.36 dB37 %79 %87 %48 %
88 %Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHDSubnotebook
91 %13.40"14.8 mm72 %1.3 kg89 %657 min84 %1920x1200glossy524 cd/m²1430:13.0299.6 %91 %5591913491469 %4170655489 %22 °C46.2 °C95 %25.7 dB26.2 dB83 %84.6 dB31 %84 %88 %62 %
81 %Dynabook Satellite Pro C50-E-105
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620
Dynabook Satellite Pro C50-E-105Office
76 %15.60"19.7 mm66 %1.8 kg88 %582 min83 %1920x1080matte250 cd/m²1015:14.6155 %76 %3551283335851 %1210200692 %29 °C42.1 °C87 %25.2 dB38.2 dB51 %65.39 dB39 %76 %91 %54 %
87 %Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310Office
83 %13.30"19 mm73 %1.2 kg89 %653 min89 %1920x1080matte341 cd/m²1123:12.199.5 %81 %4101146371240 %943171594 %23.9 °C36.3 °C95 %29.4 dB30.6 dB55 %71.4 dB40 %89 %77 %70 %
86 %Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300HMultimedia
89 %17.30"19.5 mm61 %2.3 kg91 %912 min91 %1920x1200matte580 cd/m²1871:12.4100 %88 %4602110416249 %1158195293 %23.4 °C42.9 °C94 %29.7 dB33.1 dB82 %82.2 dB39 %89 %88 %68 %
88 %Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook EnterpriseSubnotebook
83 %14.00"18.3 mm71 %1.4 kg89 %748 min87 %1920x1080matte262 cd/m²1434:12.0580 %36 %87 %30 °C40.8 °C98 %26.1 dB30.2 dB77 %80.7 dB32 %91 %83 %64 %
83 %Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-77N5Gaming
82 %15.60"22.9 mm60 %2.5 kg62 %280 min83 %1920x1080matte294 cd/m²1450:14.4292 %90 %4823098592190 %161511768490 %25.2 °C44.1 °C79 %25.2 dB43.5 dB64 %74.41 dB42 %83 %92 %58 %
85 %Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
R5 4600H, Vega 6
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600HMultimedia
87 %16.10"16.9 mm67 %1.7 kg88 %619 min89 %1920x1080glossy312 cd/m²1685:10.899.5 %90 %4523234500161 %3051493689 %26 °C45.9 °C94 %29.7 dB31 dB66 %74 dB35 %84 %86 %53 %
86 %Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
i7-1165G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1165G7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-QSubnotebook
89 %13.30"15.3 mm70 %1.4 kg85 %541 min89 %1920x1080matte336 cd/m²1049:11.6397.6 %92 %5692025554982 %87431217487 %32.2 °C44 °C83 %25.3 dB47.9 dB71 %84.3 dB38 %75 %88 %63 %
88 %HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EA
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6
HP EliteBook 845 G7-23Y60EASubnotebook
90 %14.00"17.9 mm69 %1.5 kg85 %734 min83 %1920x1080matte220 cd/m²1261:14.155 %88 %4542633432054 %2131364094 %25.1 °C39 °C98 %25.4 dB29.6 dB59 %67.8 dB24 %93 %89 %52 %
85 %Lenovo ThinkPad L15-20U8S0AH00
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7
 Office
77 %15.60"21 mm64 %1.9 kg75 %408 min81 %1920x1080matte240 cd/m²1660:15.956.8 %90 %4613302463954 %2407412591 %25.4 °C40.5 °C95 %29.7 dB31 dB61 %70.8 dB29 %91 %86 %72 %
87 %Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGEConvertible
89 %13.00"9.2 mm73 %1.2 kg80 %523 min84 %2160x1350glossy411 cd/m²2045:14.1598 %85 %322771386231 %175295 %24.8 °C33.6 °C98 %25.4 dB30 dB40 %73.56 dB53 %85 %89 %56 %
83 %Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LWGaming
81 %15.60"25.8 mm61 %2.3 kg71 %385 min83 %1920x1080matte289 cd/m²971:13.5498.3 %91 %4803325547994 %210042097685 %29.6 °C53.4 °C72 %29.7 dB38.9 dB83 %83.8 dB85 %86 %58 %
83 %Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 W500G5T
i7-9750H, Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 W500G5TWorkstation
82 %15.60"18.9 mm63 %2 kg62 %281 min90 %3840x2160matte335 cd/m²930:11.7698 %89 %4623133487792 %196162082487 %34.2 °C61.5 °C78 %27.9 dB47 dB62 %69.33 dB81 %87 %55 %
88 %Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1Convertible
86 %14.00"16.8 mm68 %1.5 kg91 %942 min81 %1920x1080glossy293 cd/m²1655:13.2982 %38 %93 %26.6 °C37.8 °C93 %27 dB30.1 dB76 %84.7 dB27 %93 %92 %64 %
85 %Dynabook Portégé X40-G-10K
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
Dynabook Portégé X40-G-10KOffice
88 %14.00"16.9 mm72 %1.3 kg79 %470 min88 %1920x1080matte372 cd/m²927:12.7396 %85 %4141230368650 %1072188892 %29 °C44.2 °C92 %25.2 dB24.2 dB65 %72.07 dB43 %75 %92 %67 %
88 %Asus StudioBook Pro X W730G5T-H8050T
E-2276M, Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop)
Asus StudioBook Pro X W730G5T-H8050TWorkstation
89 %17.00"28.2 mm57 %2.9 kg81 %510 min88 %1920x1200matte319 cd/m²793:11.599.8 %90 %4842865523992 %217152055284 %25.3 °C44 °C87 %29.4 dB32.6 dB71 %72.8 dB23 %88 %92 %73 %
84 %Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
i7-10510U, Radeon RX 640
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGEOffice
87 %14.00"17.9 mm67 %1.7 kg79 %484 min80 %1920x1080matte229 cd/m²1779:16.762.1 %83 %4391416443865 %3718557987 %25.1 °C49.6 °C92 %29.7 dB35.5 dB51 %73 dB22 %92 %88 %60 %
89 %Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00Office
85 %14.00"17.9 mm69 %1.5 kg85 %502 min90 %1920x1080matte403 cd/m²2030:13.395.5 %90 %4532565447356 %2228375485 %26.7 °C49.2 °C97 %29.3 dB31.3 dB61 %70.2 dB32 %93 %91 %73 %
86 %Schenker XMG Neo 17 Comet Lake
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
Schenker XMG Neo 17 Comet LakeGaming
80 %17.30"27.45 mm59 %2.6 kg57 %227 min87 %1920x1080matte305 cd/m²1022:12.1693 %92 %5073323574796 %213272403180 %30 °C48 °C72 %30 dB50 dB78 %82 dB42 %89 %81 %66 %
90 %HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7
i7-10810U, UHD Graphics 620
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7Convertible
90 %13.30"16 mm72 %1.2 kg88 %617 min84 %1920x1080glossy407 cd/m²1519:14.3996.6 %89 %4471713427952 %1420220893 %25.8 °C37 °C90 %28.1 dB35.1 dB90 %90.7 dB38 %92 %90 %72 %
88 %HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EASubnotebook
90 %13.30"17.9 mm71 %1.4 kg89 %648 min82 %1920x1080matte228 cd/m²1289:15.8461 %86 %4532561437856 %2122363591 %25 °C37.9 °C90 %25.4 dB31.6 dB60 %69.31 dB30 %91 %87 %65 %
85 %Lenovo Yoga 7 14ITL5
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Lenovo Yoga 7 14ITL5Convertible
82 %14.00"17.7 mm70 %1.5 kg88 %605 min83 %1920x1080glossy280 cd/m²1044:12.9991.8 %89 %5192195461559 %2460464191 %30.4 °C40 °C85 %29 dB29.1 dB90 %85.5 dB36 %85 %75 %63 %
84 %Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
R7 4700U, Vega 7
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00Office
79 %15.60"18.9 mm65 %1.8 kg76 %411 min79 %1920x1080matte239 cd/m²1132:16.757.7 %89 %4762814456063 %3561573284 %25.7 °C46.5 °C94 %29.4 dB31.1 dB69 %78.4 dB31 %91 %88 %61 %
85 %Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13ARE-82DL000YGE
R5 4600U, Vega 6
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13ARE-82DL000YGESubnotebook
84 %13.30"15.95 mm72 %1.3 kg89 %660 min83 %2560x1600glossy304 cd/m²1003:13.4196 %89 %4532796477261 %2793469594 %26.1 °C38.8 °C92 %25 dB32.8 dB70 %76.05 dB32 %83 %84 %48 %
85 %Medion Erazer Beast X10 MD61804
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Medion Erazer Beast X10 MD61804Gaming
86 %17.30"24.6 mm61 %2.3 kg75 %410 min84 %1920x1080matte297 cd/m²1159:12.9689 %90 %558196 %214462173580 %31 °C51 °C66 %29 dB52 dB71 %76 dB40 %83 %83 %66 %
86 %HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EA
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6
HP EliteBook 855 G7-23Y52EAOffice
89 %15.60"19.2 mm67 %1.7 kg89 %734 min82 %1920x1080matte234 cd/m²803:14.4662 %88 %4542692440355 %215895 %26.6 °C35.2 °C96 %25 dB28.7 dB57 %67.06 dB31 %85 %89 %62 %
88 %Schenker Vision 15
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Schenker Vision 15Multimedia
91 %15.60"15 mm67 %1.7 kg91 %912 min85 %1920x1080glossy462 cd/m²1770:13.293.6 %95 %5391999515869 %5759747891 %24.6 °C42.4 °C91 %29.8 dB40.5 dB77 %79.5 dB28 %93 %94 %63 %
91 %Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 EntrySubnotebook
89 %13.30"16.1 mm72 %1.3 kg91 %960, 914 min92 %2560x1600glossy395 cd/m²1069:11.1293 %401186365 %90 %27 °C44 °C100 % dB dB86 %79.6 dB36 %92 %100 %50 %
87 %Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5Convertible
88 %14.00"15.7 mm70 %1.4 kg88 %591 min83 %1920x1080glossy346 cd/m²1587:13.6593.9 %91 %5172031464469 %4626638688 %26.4 °C43.4 °C92 %26.3 dB34.1 dB90 %88.8 dB39 %81 %90 %63 %
87 %HP Envy 13-ba0001ng
i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
HP Envy 13-ba0001ngSubnotebook
85 %13.30"16 mm72 %1.3 kg89 %630 min89 %1920x1080glossy418 cd/m²2167:11.0699 %88 %4291237413462 %3999509994 %24.5 °C38 °C93 %25.4 dB40.6 dB65 %72.5 dB36 %80 %92 %55 %
84 %Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
R7 4700U, Vega 7
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GEMultimedia
83 %14.00"14.9 mm70 %1.4 kg89 %652 min79 %1920x1080glossy366 cd/m²2067:17.2496 %90 %4733095505766 %3579565293 %25.3 °C38 °C97 %25.4 dB32.3 dB68 %72.58 dB37 %85 %78 %60 %
86 %Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet Lake
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
Schenker XMG Neo 15 Comet LakeGaming
83 %15.60"23 mm62 %2.2 kg77 %448 min86 %1920x1080matte284 cd/m²963:12.4591 %94 %4784176593396 %215482471576 %32 °C46 °C66 %28 dB52 dB76 %87 dB32 %89 %86 %67 %
86 %Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Intel
i7-10510U, GeForce MX350
Huawei MateBook 14 2020 IntelSubnotebook
87 %14.00"15.9 mm69 %1.5 kg89 %768 min86 %2160x1440glossy448 cd/m²1832:13.499.1 %88 %4461317436467 %4311623388 %25.1 °C44 °C92 %29.3 dB35.7 dB66 %76.5 dB21 %82 %92 %57 %
84 %Schenker Compact 17
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
Schenker Compact 17Gaming
68 %17.30"29.9 mm57 %2.9 kg62 %280 min88 %3840x2160matte413 cd/m²728:14.28100 %89 %4843281636495 %215412402691 %26.6 °C40.5 °C62 %25.4 dB54.6 dB77 %80.93 dB39 %83 %78 %70 %
87 %Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
Asus ZenBook UX535-M01440Multimedia
86 %15.60"20 mm63 %2 kg88 %608 min88 %3840x2160glossy375 cd/m²1149:12.4786 %4722922488783 %80241061092 %28.1 °C37.8 °C91 %24.6 dB41.3 dB63 %74 dB38 %83 %89 %58 %
82 %HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015clSubnotebook
71 %13.30"17.7 mm72 %1.2 kg61 %269 min85 %3840x2160glossy501 cd/m²1389:14.3593.3 %90 %5581863491767 %4577651791 %34.8 °C37.6 °C90 %28 dB35.2 dB83 %82.6 dB37 %75 %75 %59 %
82 %Acer Predator Triton 300 PT315-52-79LP
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Acer Predator Triton 300 PT315-52-79LPGaming
82 %15.60"19.9 mm62 %2.1 kg66 %329 min81 %1920x1080matte257 cd/m²900:15.8459 %90 %4732991519391 %163551851970 %32 °C55 °C77 %29 dB44 dB75 %78 dB38 %79 %86 %60 %
83 %MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005Office
81 %14.00"16 mm73 %1.2 kg77 %451 min87 %1920x1080matte277 cd/m²1628:12.9593 %93 %5792283489470 %5848752277 %28 °C50 °C79 %27 dB43 dB61 %75 dB39 %79 %89 %63 %
81 %Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297
Pentium N5030, UHD Graphics 605
Acer Chromebook 15 CB315-3HT-P297Office
75 %15.60"20.3 mm64 %1.9 kg88 %618 min81 %1920x1080matte229 cd/m²1470:14.4473 %17 %97 %23.9 °C32.5 °C100 % dB dB65 %79.76 dB40 %77 %87 %46 %
87 %Razer Book 13 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Razer Book 13 FHDOffice
90 %13.40"15.15 mm70 %1.4 kg90 %886 min88 %1920x1200glossy507 cd/m²1759:11.3999.6 %92 %5882390512572 %5675730992 %23 °C39.2 °C88 %27 dB29 dB77 %78.7 dB35 %75 %88 %70 %
87 %Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4KSubnotebook
91 %13.40"14.8 mm72 %1.3 kg75 %430 min87 %3840x2400glossy479 cd/m²1696:12.72100 %90 %5671936487271 %5498546187 %27.8 °C47 °C91 %27.8 dB27.9 dB89 %84.6 dB30 %84 %88 %63 %
91 %Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1, M1 8-Core GPU
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)Subnotebook
90 %13.30"15.6 mm71 %1.4 kg92 %1223 min92 %2560x1600glossy491 cd/m²1759:11.3100 %95 %406210976 %92 %23.6 °C41 °C90 %29.2 dB32.1 dB82 %77.5 dB35 %95 %100 %53 %
86 %Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
R5 4500U, Vega 6
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500UOffice
83 %14.00"15.9 mm70 %1.4 kg90 %865 min82 %1920x1080matte252 cd/m²1506:15.667.7 %89 %4432389490063 %442891 %24.9 °C39.9 °C97 %29.9 dB30.9 dB70 %75.6 dB31 %87 %91 %49 %
81 %Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MCOffice
75 %15.60"18 mm64 %1.9 kg78 %465 min80 %1920x1080matte236 cd/m²845:14.9261 %76 %405928336045 %952169094 %26 °C39 °C94 %25 dB35.1 dB61 %73.29 dB41 %80 %86 %59 %
85 %Lenovo ThinkPad L14-20U50003GE
R5 4500U, Vega 6
Lenovo ThinkPad L14-20U50003GEOffice
79 %14.00"20.4 mm67 %1.7 kg78 %487 min83 %1920x1080matte244 cd/m²1233:14.362.9 %89 %4512253442556 %2285353189 %25.6 °C42.9 °C95 %29.2 dB30.5 dB58 %68.7 dB39 %87 %93 %64 %
81 %Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet LakeGaming
79 %17.30"30 mm60 %2.5 kg64 %306 min84 %1920x1080matte298 cd/m²1086:14.392 %91 %4912968518587 %98181328088 %27 °C45 °C73 %31 dB48 dB54 %67 dB38 %83 %81 %61 %
83 %Schenker XMG Core 14
i5-1135G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Schenker XMG Core 14Multimedia
74 %14.00"18 mm70 %1.4 kg74 %418 min89 %1920x1080matte316 cd/m²1252:12.2291 %92 %4841237473779 %8901977489 %26 °C42 °C67 %29 dB51 dB68 %74 dB33 %77 %78 %65 %
79 %Acer Chromebook Spin 311 CP311-3H-K2RJ
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 CP311-3H-K2RJConvertible
72 %11.60"18.8 mm74 %1.1 kg90 %781 min76 %1366x768glossy214 cd/m²1043:14.8756 %14 %98 %22.6 °C27.6 °C100 % dB dB69 %76.07 dB43 %75 %85 %36 %
86 %Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGE
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05-81YT001VGEGaming
75 %15.60"19.9 mm61 %2.4 kg40 %204 min89 %1920x1080matte468 cd/m²2238:13.2899 %94 %4983984657498 %226302606693 %29.4 °C35.2 °C82 %24.4 dB49.3 dB69 %70 dB32 %85 %84 %66 %
81 %Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97FMultimedia
77 %15.60"17.94 mm65 %1.8 kg81 %499 min80 %1920x1080glossy274 cd/m²935:13.7597 %89 %5222067452463 %3195558593 %23.6 °C35.6 °C90 %27.1 dB31.5 dB74 %81.6 dB38 %74 %78 %58 %
85 %Microsoft Surface Go 2, m3-8100Y
m3-8100Y, UHD Graphics 615
Microsoft Surface Go 2, m3-8100YConvertible
83 %10.50"8.3 mm78 %790 g76 %407 min89 %1920x1280glossy402 cd/m²1443:10.799.7 %73 %298527287629 %866150490 %24.9 °C45.4 °C100 % dB dB52 %69.9 dB46 %80 %89 %57 %
89 %HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000Convertible
90 %13.50"17.2 mm71 %1.3 kg89 %707 min85 %1920x1280glossy394 cd/m²2609:12.798.5 %91 %5421987495569 %5384706790 %27.2 °C40.4 °C93 %25.9 dB26.4 dB84 %79.6 dB39 %89 %85 %71 %
83 %Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002TMultimedia
83 %15.60"16.1 mm65 %1.8 kg82 %504 min80 %1920x1080matte261 cd/m²563:14.7258 %86 %5852001530664 %4364664591 %24.5 °C38.1 °C92 %25 dB39.5 dB71 %79.82 dB42 %82 %85 %65 %
83 %HP Omen 15-en0375ng
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
HP Omen 15-en0375ngGaming
74 %15.60"23 mm62 %2.2 kg88 %628 min82 %1920x1080matte275 cd/m²900:14.5458 %93 %4864380576690 %154991879884 %28 °C42 °C75 %25 dB45 dB77 %82 dB41 %83 %75 %60 %
83 %Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
i7-10510U, Quadro P520
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GEWorkstation
85 %14.00"17.9 mm69 %1.5 kg88 %605 min88 %1920x1080matte379 cd/m²2032:14.496.4 %88 %4641630417159 %3169449080 %23.8 °C59.5 °C93 %29.7 dB33.1 dB59 %72.1 dB22 %93 %91 %74 %
87 %Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6Convertible
85 %13.30"19.7 mm71 %1.3 kg89 %665 min85 %1920x1080glossy364 cd/m²1126:12.2499 %86 %4161192398250 %118992 %24.3 °C39 °C97 %24.9 dB30 dB60 %71.11 dB33 %89 %83 %56 %

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