, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

The Best Laptops of Q1/2021 - 69 Notebooks in Review

Laptop Editors' Choice Awards Q1 2021 Interested in starting the new year with a brand-new laptop? During the first quarter of 2021 alone we had a total of 69 notebooks in review, and tested them for their pros and cons. The following list will give you an overview over the best new laptops as well as editors' recommendations.
J. Simon Leitner (translated by Finn D. Boerne), 🇩🇪 🇷🇺 ...

As always, the year in laptops starts with CES in Las Vegas, albeit that event was held purely virtual in 2021. The component stars this year were Nvidia’s RTX 3000 GPUs and Intel’s powerful H35 Tiger Lake processors. Anyone familiar with the market knows that technologies often bring new features and more power, and already existing models tend to plummet in price practically immediately. Accordingly, gaming laptops equipped with RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080 GPUs have become much more affordable already while those based on Nvidia’s brand-new GPU generation remain far and few between.

“Configurable TDP” – A Blessing or a Curse?

Both Intel and Nvidia have designed their current generation of chips to be relatively freely configurable in regard to TDP (thermal design power) by OEMs. Simply put this means that any given CPU or GPU can be configured to offer a level of performance within certain thresholds that are defined by the OEM. Laptop manufacturers benefit from this enhanced flexibility as it allows them to install brand-new and exciting chips in very thin and compact laptops. On the flip side customers are no longer able to quickly assess a device’s performance by looking at the components installed since their performance can vary significantly based on configured TDP. After all, the chip’s given name does not reflect whether it is configured for the lower or the upper threshold specified by its maker. In addition, Nvidia will no longer allow the use of the Max-Q moniker to signify particularly energy-efficient yet slightly less powerful variants of their GPUs. Instead, it will only be used to subsume a particular feature set. Considering the wide range of TDP and TGP configurations, i.e. between 60 and 115 W for a Geforce RTX 3060 or between 11 and 28 W for an i7-11300H, the performance achieved by those components can vary massively indeed.

The only way to make sure the device performs as expected is an extensive pre-purchase test that specifically looks at the level of performance achieved by the device in question. As always, Notebookcheck reviews include numerous benchmarks and detailed analyses to ensure you won’t end up with a pig in a poke. In addition, we maintain or own list of TGP, Dynamic Boost, and clock frequencies for current RTX GPUs in order to allow our readers to assess various systems in advance.

The Best of the Best – These Laptops Scored Highest in our Tests

A laptop cannot show any major weaknesses in order to achieve our highest “Very Good” rating and has to perform very well in every single category (gaming, office, mobile, etc.). Most importantly, it has to perform exceptionally well in regard to display and achieve a decent balance between performance on the one hand and portability on the other, which is crucial for many device categories. Find out more about our rating system here.

Two laptops managed to achieve the top score during this first quarter of 2021. The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 is a convertible housed in a traditional 14-inch business-style form factor made for everyday professional use. Its main benefit is without a doubt its high level of portability thanks to more than 18 hours of battery life under realistic circumstances, a low weight of just 1.36 kg, a high level of versatility thanks to its 360-degree display hinge, and last but not least its built-in 4G modem. The second highest-rated device is also made by HP, the zBook Studio G7. Unlike the previous device the zBook is a portable workstation and offers an impressive level of performance thanks to its Intel Core i9 CPU and its Nvidia Quadro GPU. Paired with HP’s Dreamcolor display the zBook Studio is the ideal portable platform for creative users. Looking further down our list we find the Thinkpad X1 Extreme G3, a similarly well performing Lenovo laptop designed for users looking for an all-rounder to run demanding tasks while out and about. High-quality input devices meet a robust case that protects its high-performance hardware very well.

Fury, a moniker that describes HP’s zBook Fury G7 very well. Its Xeon server CPU is immensely powerful, as is its Quadro RTX 5000 GPU. You will be hard pressed to find a more powerful laptop at the time of writing. This laptop can also be equipped with HP’s Dreamcolor display.

In comparison, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Nano follows a strikingly different concept with portability as the main design and engineering principle resulting in a device that weighs less than 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) and offers a bright 13-inch display, up to 10 hours of battery life under realistic circumstances, built-in Wi-Fi 6, and last but not least an LTE modem.

And finally, the last contender missing in our group of the best business laptops is Dell’s Latitude 12 7210 2in1, a 12.3-inch detachable 3:2 tablet with a keyboard dock that allows for utmost portability at the lowest possible footprint.

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 (91%)
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 (91%)
HP ZBook Studio G7 (91%)
HP ZBook Studio G7 (91%)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G3 (90%)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G3 (90%)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 (90%)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 (90%)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano G1 (90%)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano G1 (90%)
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 (90%)
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 (90%)

Other very highly rated laptops and convertibles in this first quarter of 2021 include Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 Plus (89 %) that has been refreshed with a Tiger Lake CPU, Lenovo’s ThinkBook Yoga 14s (88 %) with superb ergonomics, the P73 (88 %), a rather large yet extremely powerful workstation, Gigabyte’s Aero 17 HDR YC (88 %), a multimedia powerhouse with 17-inch display, and Razer’s Blade Pro 17 (2021) (88 %), a slightly larger very powerful multimedia allrounder.

Contrary to what its name suggests Lenovo’s Yoga Slim 7i is not a convertible as Lenovo has started using its Yoga brand for traditional clamshell notebooks of which the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is a particularly lightweight (less than 1 kg) example.

Huawei expanded its presence in the laptop segment noticeably due to among other things the restrictions imposed upon the Chinese OEM by the trade conflict between China and the USA. Their Matebook X Pro 2021 (88 %) offers a very well balanced price-performance ratio with Huawei’s traditional focus on design and details (re: webcam).

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus (89%)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus (89%)
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga (88%)
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga (88%)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73 (88%)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73 (88%)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC (88%)
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC (88%)
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (88%)
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 (88%)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 (88%)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 (88%)
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 (88%)
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 (88%)
 
 

Our Favorites: Editors’ Choice Awards Q1/2021

Based on the scores achieved in this time period we ask our editors for their favorites and assign editors’ choice awards. As usual we reward laptops that stand out from the competition by their overall package, their individual performance in specific categories, or their particularly noteworthy price-performance ratio, and that our editors considered to represent particularly attractive options in their respective categories.

HP Envy 14-eb (2021)

HP’s Envy series is designed and made for particularly demanding customers that value a well-made design as much as a high level of performance. The HP Envy 14-eb is the latest member of the Envy family, and it features not only a completely redesigned case but also the latest and greatest hardware on the inside. Our particular review unit combined an Intel i5 Tiger Lake CPU with a dedicated Nvidia GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU and a 14-inch 16:10 display running at a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 with support for touch input.

In our review of HP's Envy 14-eb (2021) it turned out to offer a very high level of performance and even turned out to be somewhat gaming capable thanks to its GeForce GPU, at least with slightly adjusted settings. Other benefits include its good keyboard, its simple maintenance (assuming you have the right screwdriver), its quiet modus operandi during office use, its colorful display, and last but not least its 10 hour battery life under realistic circumstances. As such, the Envy 14 manages to cover a wide range of possible use cases.

Prices start at around $1,000. Our review unit, equipped with GTX 1650, 1 TB SSD, and 16 GB of RAM will set you back around $1,400.

Editors' Choice Award Q1/2021: HP Envy 14-eb (2021)
Editors' Choice Award Q1/2021: HP Envy 14-eb (2021)

MSI GE76 Raider 10UH

The GE Raider series is MSI’s high-end gaming laptop series. The GE76 Raider 10UH is a brand-new laptop designed from scratch and successor to the GE75. It features high-end components to ensure maximum performance, and accordingly performed very well in our test. When compared to identically equipped competitors the GE76 outperformed them all, and to top it off MSI managed to fine-tune the GE76’s thermal management to a point where it is not only significantly faster than its predecessor but also much quieter and cooler. We find that these are criteria that are often left to rot by the wayside in gaming notebooks. We were also surprised by its battery life of over 6 hours during office use. For a powerhouse like the GE76 that is a more than respectable achievement.

At the time of writing prices started at around $2,500 for the 10UG variant with RTX 3070 or around $3,300 for our review unit, the top-tier GE76 10UH with RTX 3080 GPU.

Editors' Choice Award Q1/2021: MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
Editors' Choice Award Q1/2021: MSI GE76 Raider 10UH

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon (7i)

When looking for an ultraportable laptop weight is one of the most important factors. At just 975 g (2.15 lbs.) the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon offers more (or rather less) than most of its competitors. Other benefits include the matte and bright high-contrast 13.3-inch display (2560 x 1600). Battery life suffered as a result of the Yoga’s massive downsizing and is limited to 7-9 hours under realistic circumstances (browsing the web, watching videos) according to our tests.

More often we find a reverse correlation between price and size of a laptop, which is not true for the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon. Unfortunately, the device is not yet available in the US or UK.

Editors' Choice Award Q1/2021: Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon (7i)
Editors' Choice Award Q1/2021: Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon (7i)


Please note: Commercial use of award graphics may be subject to licensing fees. Click here for more details.

The Best Laptops - reviewed Q1/2021

Gesamtbewertung
Modell
Image
Klasse
Preis ab
Bewertung Gehäuse
Größe
Dicke
Bewertung Gewicht
Gewicht
Bewertung Akkulaufzeit
Akkulaufzeit WiFi 150 cd/m²
Bewertung Display
Auflösung
Displayoberfläche
Bildschirm Helligkeit
Bildschirm Kontrast
DeltaE Colorchecker
Farbraumabdeckung (sRGB)
Bewertung Anwendungsleistung
CB R20 Single Score
CB R20 Multi Score
PCMark 10 Score
Bewertung Gaming Leistung
3DMark Fires. GPU Score
3DMark 11 Score
Bewertung Temperatur
Oberseite Idle
Oberseite Last
Bewertung Lautstärke
Lautstärke Idle med.
Lautstärke Last med.
Bewertung Audio
max. Audio Output (dB)
Bewertung Kamera
Bewertung Tastatur
Bewertung Touchpad
Bewertung Konnektivität
85 %Aorus 15P WB
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Aorus 15P WBGaming
79 %15.60"23 mm63 %2.1 kg75 %427 min86 %1920x1080matte268 cd/m²833:12.7290 %91 %4892941630194 %185821991081 %26 °C47 °C80 %30 dB41 dB66 %76 dB41 %82 %87 %62 %
78 %Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
i3-1115G4, UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502Multimedia
67 %15.60"17.9 mm68 %1.6 kg85 %539 min79 %1920x1080matte226 cd/m²1110:15.6958 %83 %504961389858 %2250350894 %24.6 °C33.6 °C92 %27.9 dB28.1 dB80 %80.3 dB35 %74 %68 %46 %
77 %Chuwi LarkBook CWI509
Celeron N4120, UHD Graphics 600
Chuwi LarkBook CWI509Subnotebook
78 %13.30"12.3 mm74 %1.1 kg60 %266 min75 %1920x1080glossy223 cd/m²980:18.3792.4 %61 %16649021 %47268591 %25 °C41 °C100 % dB dB79 %82.4 dB26 %71 %72 %47 %
90 %Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00Multimedia
91 %15.60"18.7 mm67 %1.7 kg89 %693 min90 %1920x1080matte513 cd/m²1363:12.190.4 %92 %4882827522585 %91051202189 %23.3 °C48.8 °C87 %29.5 dB44.2 dB74 %77.2 dB30 %95 %91 %66 %
82 %Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
i7-1165G7, Xe MAX
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black EditionMultimedia
77 %15.60"17.94 mm64 %1.9 kg88 %583 min81 %3840x2160glossy296 cd/m²1266:14.5899 %92 %5111874502069 %6111772088 %31.6 °C43 °C79 %27.3 dB47.4 dB74 %81.6 dB37 %80 %78 %65 %
86 %Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GE
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GESubnotebook
90 %13.30"14.9 mm72 %1.3 kg86 %645 min91 %1920x1080matte334 cd/m²2636:12.0297 %81 %464152 %455594 %26 °C32.8 °C87 %24.9 dB40.8 dB60 %70.15 dB26 %83 %90 %49 %
84 %Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EGMultimedia
81 %14.00"16.9 mm72 %1.3 kg83 %507 min80 %1920x1080glossy313 cd/m²897:14.8690.3 %87 %5481452515071 %4371698793 %28.4 °C39.1 °C89 %25.6 dB41.6 dB58 %58 dB39 %80 %87 %64 %
82 %Dell Vostro 14 5490
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
Dell Vostro 14 5490Office
79 %14.00"17.9 mm69 %1.5 kg75 %426 min79 %1920x1080matte228 cd/m²1600:16.857 %87 %4311393441864 %3676491290 %23.3 °C44.6 °C87 %29.1 dB41.1 dB72 %79.5 dB35 %88 %85 %51 %
83 %Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen1-20T4000JGE
i7-10510U, Quadro P520
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen1-20T4000JGEWorkstation
84 %15.60"19.1 mm65 %1.8 kg79 %503 min92 %3840x2160matte608 cd/m²1653:12.399.4 %85 %4671602462361 %3281461385 %23 °C48.1 °C88 %29.2 dB35.5 dB61 %73.5 dB23 %91 %91 %70 %
86 %Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310XConvertible
80 %13.30"17 mm75 %1 kg89 %694 min87 %1920x1080matte317 cd/m²1438:12.796.9 %85 %4191337413351 %1210208092 %23.8 °C42.6 °C96 %29.4 dB32.6 dB51 %74.6 dB37 %72 %82 %79 %
85 %Honor MagicBook 15 4500U
R5 4500U, Vega 6
Honor MagicBook 15 4500USubnotebook
84 %15.60"17 mm69 %1.5 kg88 %570 min83 %1920x1080matte259 cd/m²1600:15.364.1 %88 %4392347485157 %441792 %25 °C38.5 °C94 %29.9 dB31.5 dB60 %72.3 dB30 %82 %91 %43 %
88 %Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GEConvertible
82 %14.00"16.9 mm69 %1.5 kg89 %622 min83 %1920x1080glossy289 cd/m²3040:12.9789 %88 %5691715503462 %3750610494 %26.1 °C36 °C98 %24.9 dB29.1 dB60 %73.16 dB30 %85 %86 %73 %
82 %HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
i7-10610U, Quadro P520
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7Workstation
86 %14.00"17.9 mm70 %1.4 kg89 %608 min80 %1920x1080matte937 cd/m²2524:14.798.9 %88 %4821663445662 %3220448583 %23.1 °C52.3 °C93 %29.7 dB33.1 dB72 %73.7 dB36 %90 %92 %70 %
84 %Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 9i 14ITL5
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 9i 14ITL5Multimedia
78 %14.00"14.6 mm72 %1.3 kg89 %658 min85 %3840x2160glossy463 cd/m²1081:13.8199.9 %91 %5161611498271 %5335723692 %30.6 °C37 °C89 %26.7 dB34 dB89 %87.8 dB38 %74 %54 %68 %
85 %Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482EAMultimedia
84 %14.00"16.9 mm68 %1.6 kg82 %505 min89 %1920x1080matte351 cd/m²1292:11.4499.3 %91 %5712264495771 %5605737988 %31.4 °C37.2 °C89 %26.5 dB26.7 dB69 %75.1 dB40 %80 %73 %67 %
86 %Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GEOffice
82 %13.30"17.6 mm70 %1.4 kg71 %364 min82 %1920x1080matte237 cd/m²1162:14.763 %87 %5211466460159 %3076466989 %25.6 °C43.3 °C95 %29.3 dB34.3 dB65 %77.6 dB41 %94 %86 %69 %
90 %HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
W-10885M, Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7Workstation
85 %15.60"25.9 mm60 %2.4 kg83 %515 min89 %3840x2160matte674 cd/m²1346:13.48100 %93 %502, 4993835, 2727573394 %197592089083 %27.2 °C48.8 °C87 %26.4 dB31.7 dB87 %80.1 dB38 %93 %96 %73 %
88 %Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
i9-9880H, Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GEWorkstation
83 %17.30"31 mm53 %3.5 kg56 %236 min85 %3840x2160matte349 cd/m²963:14.3100 %90 %4713235649196 %200792331087 %34.3 °C49.2 °C92 %29.5 dB36.5 dB58 %72.1 dB37 %94 %89 %72 %
85 %Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGEOffice
86 %14.00"17.9 mm68 %1.6 kg84 %505 min82 %1920x1080matte292 cd/m²1682:17.256.9 %90 %5822411501464 %3749621690 %24.1 °C42.4 °C85 %29.5 dB33.4 dB61 %74.2 dB23 %92 %88 %62 %
84 %Dell Latitude 15 5511-VNJNW
i5-10400H, UHD Graphics 630
Dell Latitude 15 5511-VNJNWOffice
79 %15.60"25 mm64 %1.9 kg90 %774 min81 %1920x1080matte241 cd/m²788:14.6452 %88 %4711924415151 %209593 %24.1 °C41 °C94 %24.9 dB27.1 dB64 %74.24 dB24 %81 %86 %64 %
88 %Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YCGaming
87 %17.30"21.4 mm58 %2.8 kg68 %354 min94 %3840x2160matte446 cd/m²1238:11.52100 %94 %5073526651296 %2512977 %29 °C51 °C70 %32 dB45 dB77 %86 dB39 %85 %81 %69 %
85 %Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Early 2021, RTX 3070, 5800H)Gaming
80 %17.30"27 mm60 %2.5 kg55 %208 min89 %2560x1440matte381 cd/m²1108:12.5595 %96 %5404510698397 %2796883 %32 °C47 °C62 %32 dB49 dB81 %84 dB40 %89 %81 %56 %
84 %MSI Summit E15 A11SCST
i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
MSI Summit E15 A11SCSTMultimedia
81 %15.60"16.9 mm65 %1.8 kg85 %543 min80 %1920x1080glossy280 cd/m²1355:15.4190 %90 %5642168528881 %85641157279 %26 °C56 °C80 %29 dB43 dB79 %80 dB42 %80 %82 %62 %
84 %Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503Q
R9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503QGaming
81 %15.60"20 mm63 %2 kg87 %564 min86 %2560x1440matte309 cd/m²991:14.4999 %95 %5604733689696 %2282677 %29 °C51 °C75 %27 dB49 dB88 %78 dB73 %88 %55 %
81 %Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511AOffice
77 %15.60"18 mm64 %1.9 kg74 %416 min83 %1920x1080matte255 cd/m²877:14.2357 %89 %5211597452758 %3263530092 %25.5 °C33.6 °C95 %24.5 dB32 dB60 %68.77 dB31 %79 %89 %46 %
82 %Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PRGaming
81 %15.60"20 mm63 %2 kg86 %544 min86 %1920x1080matte275 cd/m²1144:12.4391 %92 %5192199608892 %2070375 %29 °C55 °C66 %30 dB53 dB80 %81 dB77 %83 %59 %
83 %MSI Alpha 17 A4DEK
R7 4800H, Radeon RX 5600M
MSI Alpha 17 A4DEKGaming
77 %17.30"28 mm59 %2.6 kg76 %438 min81 %1920x1080matte254 cd/m²1104:14.1259 %91 %4854497591190 %164981992787 %25 °C44 °C72 %32 dB38 dB88 %89 dB34 %83 %83 %62 %
90 %Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGESubnotebook
91 %13.00"16 mm76 %946 g89 %596 min94 %2160x1350matte434 cd/m²1704:11.199.9 %85 %5441750461565 %4192587088 %24.3 °C42.2 °C91 %26.3 dB34.3 dB88 %86.4 dB38 %87 %89 %58 %
87 %HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
i5-1135G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
HP Envy 14-eb0010nrMultimedia
80 %14.00"17.9 mm67 %1.6 kg89 %649 min86 %1920x1200glossy392 cd/m²1288:11.8899.8 %91 %5032382541082 %81311094090 %31.8 °C41.2 °C86 %26 dB34.9 dB87 %82.8 dB36 %82 %74 %62 %
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 %Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QSGaming
82 %15.60"20.9 mm60 %2.5 kg65 %315 min87 %3840x2160matte407 cd/m²967:14.3699.9 %95 %5695476680799 %284932919289 %30.8 °C33.4 °C84 %27 dB31.2 dB84 %79.8 dB80 %83 %64 %
84 %MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UGGaming
78 %15.60"19.8 mm62 %2.1 kg75 %426 min86 %1920x1080matte264 cd/m²1038:12.5298.8 %93 %4733759612197 %238932511488 %28.8 °C40.2 °C59 %34 dB47.2 dB73 %81 dB42 %77 %86 %62 %
87 %Lenovo ThinkPad T15p-20TN0006GE
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Lenovo ThinkPad T15p-20TN0006GEMultimedia
82 %15.60"22.7 mm62 %2.2 kg74 %436 min95 %3840x2160matte594 cd/m²1859:11.299.2 %91 %4712891513076 %5970779183 %24.7 °C53.8 °C87 %29.3 dB42.7 dB60 %74.7 dB23 %90 %93 %74 %
86 %Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGEOffice
79 %15.60"18.9 mm65 %1.8 kg80 %481 min82 %1920x1080matte244 cd/m²919:15.0758 %89 %5162233560664 %4611822891 %26 °C41.7 °C97 %25 dB30.4 dB60 %72.88 dB31 %91 %88 %67 %
83 %Dell Latitude 14 5411-WJ40N
i7-10850H, GeForce MX250
Dell Latitude 14 5411-WJ40NOffice
82 %14.00"21 mm69 %1.5 kg82 %510 min80 %1920x1080matte236 cd/m²1113:15.7656 %87 %4942636472564 %3824505291 %25.3 °C44.7 °C81 %25 dB45.3 dB70 %74.85 dB24 %82 %86 %67 %
86 %Aorus 15G XC
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Aorus 15G XCGaming
83 %15.60"23 mm62 %2.1 kg69 %380 min88 %1920x1080matte270 cd/m²1152:11.1990 %91 %4603365640897 %246482583980 %27 °C45 °C76 %30 dB41 dB77 %83 dB38 %85 %87 %63 %
88 %Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 Touch 4K, i7-10875H RTX 3080
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 Touch 4K, i7-10875H RTX 3080Gaming
94 %17.30"19.9 mm57 %3 kg68 %356 min81 %3840x2160glossy403 cd/m²970:17.25100 %92 %4903531653199 %264862940989 %33.6 °C38.2 °C75 %26.5 dB43.5 dB83 %86.2 dB40 %82 %92 %71 %
85 %Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QRGaming
84 %15.60"27.2 mm61 %2.3 kg83 %441 min84 %1920x1080matte288 cd/m²1339:13.2890 %96 %5775045692296 %255092550886 %31 °C49 °C74 %31 dB45 dB84 %78 dB83 %84 %58 %
86 %Aorus 15P XC
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Aorus 15P XCGaming
82 %15.60"27 mm62 %2.2 kg71 %399 min89 %1920x1080matte278 cd/m²1028:10.9691 %91 %4733721646398 %277642744682 %26 °C47 °C74 %29 dB44 dB74 %84 dB37 %83 %87 %63 %
82 %MSI Stealth 15M A11SEK
i7-1185G7, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
MSI Stealth 15M A11SEKMultimedia
67 %15.60"16.15 mm67 %1.7 kg70 %378 min86 %1920x1080matte252 cd/m²872:11.7293.2 %94 %5802493588090 %141291651687 %27.2 °C47.2 °C63 %32.3 dB46.3 dB82 %82.3 dB37 %80 %75 %61 %
77 %Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE
Athlon 3150U, Vega 3
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGEOffice
73 %15.60"20 mm65 %1.9 kg58 %241 min74 %1920x1080matte211 cd/m²566:16.8356 %81 %303795310751 %1298194796 %27.3 °C32.1 °C95 %25 dB31.5 dB53 %70.62 dB10 %80 %78 %41 %
85 %Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH
R9 5980HS, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QHConvertible
87 %13.40"15.8 mm71 %1.4 kg68 %347 min88 %3840x2400glossy331 cd/m²1561:12.4699.4 %92 %6044953597175 %83961092082 %37.3 °C51.8 °C87 %30.5 dB43 dB54 %61.3 dB25 %85 %91 %58 %
86 %Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGE
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g-20UR000GGEWorkstation
81 %15.60"31.45 mm58 %2.8 kg89 %673 min88 %1920x1080matte476 cd/m²1482:12.990.8 %93 %4872871609396 %187232066681 %31.3 °C47.7 °C70 %24 dB36.1 dB81 %81 dB28 %89 %88 %74 %
86 %Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
i7-10750H, Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGEWorkstation
81 %15.60"31.45 mm58 %2.7 kg90 %844 min82 %1920x1080matte304 cd/m²751:15.592.1 %92 %4913147562084 %87571159283 %26.9 °C45.4 °C89 %24.9 dB37.7 dB75 %80.7 dB28 %89 %88 %74 %
86 %Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Early 2021, RTX 3080)
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Early 2021, RTX 3080)Gaming
83 %15.60"19.8 mm63 %2 kg69 %433 min89 %1920x1080matte335 cd/m²1486:12.1893 %93 %4683414633397 %271222672970 %32 °C51 °C58 %34 dB51 dB76 %84 dB35 %83 %88 %73 %
85 %MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UGGaming
83 %17.30"26 mm58 %2.9 kg59 %252 min87 %1920x1080matte314 cd/m²1131:11.9389 %91 %4602998601799 %291282584787 %30 °C43 °C64 %32 dB54 dB83 %85 dB37 %79 %88 %61 %
86 %Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XC
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XCMultimedia
87 %15.60"20 mm62 %2.2 kg71 %399 min90 %3840x2160glossy452 cd/m²8840:12.69100 %92 %4823543644295 %236742547579 %27 °C49 °C74 %31 dB43 dB77 %84 dB38 %77 %82 %72 %
85 %Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Schenker XMG Core 15 AmpereGaming
79 %15.60"22.9 mm63 %2 kg66 %348 min84 %2560x1440matte328 cd/m²1285:11.6694 %93 %4904457611095 %200812295583 %28 °C48 °C78 %28 dB42 dB76 %88 dB41 %82 %83 %63 %
87 %Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513Multimedia
85 %14.00"23.9 mm66 %1.8 kg85 %506 min91 %1920x1080matte354 cd/m²1932:11.0998 %91 %4662137469084 %83461081388 %24.4 °C46 °C87 %25 dB36.7 dB66 %74.67 dB22 %84 %92 %59 %
83 %Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5Office
86 %17.30"19.9 mm62 %2.2 kg68 %441.4 min84 %1920x1080matte282 cd/m²892:14.359 %92 %5731994527865 %4536603895 %25.6 °C35 °C85 %24.9 dB44.1 dB50 %67.55 dB38 %81 %94 %52 %
87 %Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166RSubnotebook
85 %14.00"14.9 mm75 %995 g89 %745 min91 %1920x1080matte421 cd/m²1507:11.898.7 %90 %5632059500870 %5422731588 %24.5 °C45.9 °C84 %24 dB47.5 dB81 %77.7 dB38 %78 %91 %64 %
80 %MSI GF65 Thin 10UE
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
MSI GF65 Thin 10UEGaming
73 %15.60"21.7 mm64 %1.9 kg61 %276 min80 %1920x1080matte262 cd/m²1481:15.3355.8 %92 %4832673539096 %184341971890 %30.2 °C43.4 °C62 %33.1 dB42.7 dB76 %80.7 dB39 %79 %72 %50 %
90 %Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1Convertible
82 %12.30"9.35 mm73 %850 g84 %489 min86 %1920x1280glossy378 cd/m²1226:12.2897 %82 %4521510412051 %1379224794 %25.7 °C37.5 °C98 %25 dB28.7 dB57 %68.31 dB59 %86 %96 %71 %
91 %HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
i7-10810U, UHD Graphics 620
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810UConvertible
91 %14.00"16.5 mm71 %1.4 kg92 %1128 min84 %1920x1080glossy382 cd/m²1453:13.7495.1 %90 %4241821445952 %1444224393 %25.8 °C36.6 °C97 %25.2 dB30 dB85 %89.5 dB38 %89 %93 %72 %
84 %Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JWOffice
85 %14.50"17 mm72 %1.3 kg76 %438 min88 %2560x1600matte327 cd/m²800:12.0497 %91 %5192167485565 %4371654390 %25.3 °C45.3 °C88 %27.6 dB43.8 dB63 %70.11 dB29 %79 %88 %60 %
86 %Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060Gaming
91 %15.60"19.9 mm62 %2.1 kg62 %289 min84 %1920x1080matte306 cd/m²1023:14.3791.4 %92 %4732181637893 %201551986086 %34.4 °C45.2 °C81 %25.4 dB42.5 dB71 %78.9 dB42 %81 %85 %64 %
85 %Tuxedo Pulse 15
R5 4600H, Vega 6
Tuxedo Pulse 15Multimedia
86 %15.60"17 mm69 %1.5 kg90 %823 min87 %1920x1080matte292 cd/m²1653:12.199.3 %92 %4543055497762 %3093490591 %28.9 °C41.4 °C92 %24.4 dB32.3 dB63 %76.2 dB26 %91 %91 %51 %
84 %Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
i5-1035G4, Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5Convertible
86 %14.00"16 mm69 %1.5 kg76 %451.9 min80 %1920x1080glossy272 cd/m²1426:14.2458 %85 %4351399388555 %2207354495 %25 °C33.9 °C96 %24.9 dB32.6 dB61 %74.39 dB44 %78 %82 %55 %
89 %Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 PlusConvertible
88 %12.30"8.5 mm78 %796 g84 %483 min90 %2736x1824glossy425 cd/m²1200:11.596.8 %76 %5011573402654 %4652634388 %28.8 °C42.9 °C97 % dB dB74 %75.2 dB71 %87 %92 %53 %
84 %Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GEWorkstation
85 %14.00"17.9 mm68 %1.6 kg72 %350 min89 %1920x1080matte432 cd/m²1593:12.298.5 %91 %4693203503464 %3572574686 %25.8 °C49.3 °C95 %24 dB34.6 dB74 %76.3 dB26 %93 %91 %73 %
86 %Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4KMultimedia
79 %15.60"19.9 mm64 %2 kg80 %590 min94 %3840x2160matte599 cd/m²1619:11.499.5 %89 %4632567498086 %95731312191 %22.6 °C41.2 °C91 %28.7 dB34.8 dB70 %79.1 dB34 %85 %78 %52 %
91 %HP ZBook Studio G7
i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
HP ZBook Studio G7Workstation
88 %15.60"18 mm64 %2 kg83 %468 min95 %3840x2160matte707 cd/m²2066:11.499.9 %92 %5133762532491 %136171657782 %24.8 °C45.7 °C87 %24.4 dB38.8 dB89 %84.3 dB38 %93 %96 %68 %
84 %Microsoft Surface Pro X
SQ1, Adreno 685
Microsoft Surface Pro XConvertible
83 %13.00"7.3 mm74 %1 kg79 %469 min88 %2880x1920glossy470 cd/m²1059:12.196.8 %53 %51 %196889 %26.3 °C41.8 °C100 % dB dB72 %78.1 dB56 %79 %92 %56 %
84 %Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
i5-10210U, GeForce MX350
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210UMultimedia
87 %16.10"16.9 mm67 %1.7 kg88 %608 min89 %1920x1080matte317 cd/m²1356:10.992 %86 %4141576449964 %4369629685 %29 °C49 °C89 %25 dB39 dB76 %80 dB34 %84 %86 %54 %
87 %MSI GE76 Raider 10UH
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
MSI GE76 Raider 10UHGaming
80 %17.30"27.4 mm56 %3 kg70 %375 min83 %1920x1080matte312 cd/m²1159:13.8798 %93 %47440206659100 %322222873788 %31.8 °C41 °C78 %26.1 dB37.2 dB84 %85.6 dB39 %88 %78 %66 %
88 %Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITLSubnotebook
86 %13.30"15 mm75 %975 g80 %480 min90 %2560x1600matte297 cd/m²1250:12.297 %87 %5561859498369 %4669683590 %25.4 °C43.2 °C90 %28.7 dB37.3 dB79 %78.5 dB23 %82 %92 %63 %
88 %Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021Subnotebook
92 %13.90"14.6 mm71 %1.3 kg88 %629 min88 %3000x2000glossy474 cd/m²1521:11.3594.3 %92 %5221559487064 %5169623489 %31.2 °C42.2 °C94 %25.6 dB28.7 dB88 %82.7 dB46 %84 %78 %57 %
85 %Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DNOffice
84 %14.00"14.95 mm75 %1 kg90 %794 min87 %1920x1080glossy377 cd/m²1616:11.4798 %86 %5232105479470 %4775656695 %23.8 °C34.5 °C96 %25 dB34.7 dB48 %65.03 dB36 %74 %97 %50 %
77 %Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 20RL000FGE
i5-L16G7, UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 20RL000FGEConvertible
81 %13.30"11.5 mm73 %1.2 kg65 %315 min77 %2048x1536glossy235 cd/m²6.5100 %73 %289686227451 %1374203588 %33 °C45.1 °C99 %25.1 dB25.1 dB81 %82.7 dB44 %57 %69 %49 %

The table above depicts all notebooks reviewed during the above-mentioned period with their total score as well as category scores as achieved during our extensive review as well as a selection of important paramenters and benchmarks. All scores and details can be found in the respective reviews.

This table can be sorted by each column by simply clicking the column title, e.g. weight.

Read all 1 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading comments
Comment on this article
J. Simon Leitner
Editor of the original article: J. Simon Leitner - Founder, COO - 737 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2005
I am one of the founders of Notebookcheck, which I dedicated myself with after my studies at the Vienna Technical University were completed. Notebookcheck has now become an internationally active online medium that is published in 14 languages. Computers have been an integral part of my daily activities since the time of the Commodore C64 and Atari 1040ST. Besides new technologies such as electric mobility and environmental technology, I am also interested in architecture and construction engineering.
Finn D. Boerne
Translator: Finn D. Boerne - Translator - 424 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
Born in the United States and raised in Germany I became acquainted with both languages from an early age and turned this into my profession later in life. Computers have always played an important role in my life, and my love for all things digital is a huge part of my daily routine. Virtual Reality has captured my imagination and interest in particular, and I cannot wait to see what the (near) future will bring.
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > The Best Laptops of Q1/2021 - 69 Notebooks in Review
J. Simon Leitner, 2021-04-13 (Update: 2021-04-15)