The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

Staff, 05/25/2018

December 2018 Update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook, tablet, or convertible for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.

As part of our tests, we put much effort into analyzing the displays on our devices of all kinds and sizes. The results have a considerable impact on our total rating. The display has to convince in many aspects for a top display rating. The following criteria influence it: average brightness, distribution of brightness, black value, contrast, color precision in the Calman Colorchecker and Grayscale test (sRGB), covered color space, viewing angles, PWM, response time, level of adverse effects of clouding and glare and fineness of the resolution.

The following table shows an overview over the most important aspects and measurement values of the Top 25 displays reviewed in the last 12 months by Notebookcheck. Since we have recently started measuring PWM and response times, these values are not available for older models. The table can be sorted by clicking the headers and filtered by entering text (e.g. "matte") in the text field below.

Note: The value "0" in a PWM measurement means that we could not detect PWM.

Best Notebook Displays as of December 2018

RankDateDisplay
Rating
Modell ScreenResolutionPPIRatioSurfaceCCTUni-
formity
PWMRes-
ponse
Time
B/W
Res-
ponse
Time
G/G
Brightness
avg.
Black
Level
Contrast
(max.)
DeltaE
Color
DeltaE
Gray
Gamma% of
sRGB
% of
Adobe RGB
Price
111/2018
New!
94%Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018
Apple A12X Bionic
Apple A12X Bionic GPU
4 GB Memory, 256 GB NVMe
12.9"2732x20482654:3glossy679491023.249.66050.3219751.11.72.21
207/201893%Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 Touchbar i5
Intel Core i5-8259U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
8 GB Memory
13.3"2560x160022716:10glossy69089511800032465040.3315730.42.22.2299.9977.3
312/201793%Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GELenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
Intel Core i7-7820HQ
NVIDIA Quadro P3000
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3840x216025516:9621683141223.239.23380.3111552.122.1699.9777
406/201793%Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GELenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
NVIDIA Quadro M2200
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte607789025.240.83090.368812.732.2799.587.6
510/201792%HP ZBook Studio G4-Y6K17EAHP ZBook Studio G4-Y6K17EA
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
NVIDIA Quadro M1200
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte62737814973044.83380.310801.62.52.2198.985.7
610/201892%Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
Intel UHD Graphics 615
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
10"1800x12002163:2glossy668788102025.6444260.3114711.31.42.2496.862.3
711/2018
New!
92%Apple iPad Pro 11 2018Apple iPad Pro 11 2018
Apple A12X Bionic
Apple A12X Bionic GPU
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
11"2388x16682652.86:2glossy665687036545910.4514200.921.32.22
809/201892%Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KG0025UKLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KG0025UK
Intel Core i5-8350U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte657191025402870.214902.191.972.439562
912/201792%Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKBLenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKB
Intel Core i5-8250U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.3"1920x108016616:9matte658888198.431.656.83040.2513201.82.52.1197.361.8
1004/201892%Gigabyte Aero 14-K8Gigabyte Aero 14-K8
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 525 GB SSD
14"2560x144021016:9matte64229003447.22500.289141.211.132.429662
1102/201792%Apple MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.7 GHz, 455)Apple MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.7 GHz, 455)
Intel Core i7-6820HQ
AMD Radeon Pro 455
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.4"2880x180022016:10glossy716583039.246.45320.29719121.42.32.2999.977.4
1210/201892%HP Envy 13-ah0003ngHP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.3"1920x108016616:9matte629185100024313100.2312571.641.712.328252
1304/201792%Razer Blade (2017)Razer Blade (2017)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
15.9 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte6848842137024.825.22770.2610464.594.282.238355
1405/201891%HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX61EAHP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX61EA
Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte606593312526336300.5611703.272.852.458857
1511/201791%Microsoft Surface Book 2Microsoft Surface Book 2
Intel Core i7-8650U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
13.5"3000x20002673:2glossy65028903052.83720.2118331.61.52.2295.964
1604/201891%Gigabyte Aero 15X v8Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.6"1920x108014116:9matte655078011.216.83000.339481.290.692.439460
1703/201891%Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02E00Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02E00
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
14"2560x144021016:9matte696191028363020.36864342.1796.766.7
1809/201891%Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-93LSAcer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-93LS
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3840x216025516:9matte661686024.4363490.467962.93.52.3710088.1
1904/201891%Aorus X9 DTAorus X9 DT
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory,  SSD
17.3"1920x108012716:9matte64948601218.42620.2212731.780.742.439260
2004/201891%Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20LAS01H00Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20LAS01H00
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
8 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte687687952.429.651.22830.2412923.12.32.2190.159.1
2107/201791%Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012TAsus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
Intel Core i7-7500U
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte738088028403660.3410382.884.242.389964
2206/201791%Lenovo ThinkPad P51s 20HB000SGELenovo ThinkPad P51s 20HB000SGE
Intel Core i7-7600U
NVIDIA Quadro M520
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte674085980.424.838.42900.329913.64.22.2491.159.5
2307/201891%Schenker XMG Neo 15Schenker XMG Neo 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
15.6"1920x108014116:9matte68729009.6163030.339852.692.342.389460
2405/201891%Dell Latitude 7390Dell Latitude 7390
Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
13.3"1920x108016616:9matte632386030.436.82890.319802.93.72.1189563
2505/201891%Fujitsu LifeBook U758Fujitsu LifeBook U758
Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB NVMe
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte697793029.238.43040.2413003.442.2594.160.9
2609/201890%MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte6699862500024.834.42690.3192111.42.2598.9163.82
2705/201890%Aorus X5 v8Aorus X5 v8
Intel Core i7-8850H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.6"1920x108014116:9matte64358701218.82590.2710041.811.092.459361
2803/201890%Schenker XMG Ultra 17Schenker XMG Ultra 17
Intel Core i7-8700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 500 GB SSD
17.3"3840x216025516:9matte659588024.8443130.2811863.864.332.4110088
2902/201890%HP Omen X 17-ap0xxHP Omen X 17-ap0xx
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
17.3"1920x108012716:9matte649583031.6443320.359803.352.42.358857

All results stem from measurements in delivery state. A complete list of all devices reviewed by Notebookcheck ordered by display rating is available in our search page.

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