The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

Staff, 06/07/2017

June 2017 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook 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, 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 June 2017

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
104/201792%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
202/201792%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
311/201692%Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Intel Core i5-6360U
Intel Iris Graphics 540
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
13.3"2560x1600227glossy685589051.647.25640.5710531.522.279277
406/201592%MSI PE60-2QEi581MSI PE60-2QEi581
Intel Core i5-4210H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
8 GB Memory, 1000 GB HDD
15.6"1920x108014116:9matte6837902820.358571.82.182.379764
503/201692%Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DVAcer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte665883100025492910.2213773.471.172.3510086
604/201691%Aorus X5S v5Aorus X5S v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte7000901983641.23240.4038062.622.552.1192.359.4
710/201591%Schenker XMG U726Schenker XMG U726
Intel Core i7-6700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3840x216025516:9matte6306863270.3886833.812.5210088
812/201591%Apple iPad Pro 12.9Apple iPad Pro 12.9
Apple A9X
Apple A9X / PowerVR Series 7XT
4 GB Memory, 128 GB NVMe
12.9"2732x20482654:3glossy70499203930.2218142.9632.2197.8771.15
905/2017
new!
90%Asus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077TAsus Zenbook UX3410UQ-GV077T
Intel Core i7-7500U
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte7430846029443680.312702.844.022.428656
1005/2017
new!
90%Microsoft Surface Book with Performance BaseMicrosoft Surface Book with Performance Base
Intel Core i7-6600U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
13.5"3000x20002673:2glossy860286037614230.3712412.282.482.59662
1104/201790%Lenovo ThinkPad T570-20HAS01E00Lenovo ThinkPad T570-20HAS01E00
Intel Core i7-7500U
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte656989925.915.241.63140.369424.25.12.169159.4
1204/201790%Dell Latitude 7480Dell Latitude 7480
Intel Core i7-7600U
Intel HD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte705085031.240.83210.3210752.62.62.2892.2765.82
1303/201790%HP EliteBook 725 G4HP EliteBook 725 G4
AMD PRO A12-9800B
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
12.5"1920x108017616:9matte601188024473100.1917322.694.232.217246
1409/201690%Schenker XMG U727Schenker XMG U727
Intel Core i7-6700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3840x216025516:9matte653387024393280.3211253.944.132.4610088
1505/201690%HP ZBook 17 G3 TZV66eAHP ZBook 17 G3 TZV66eA
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5
NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
32 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
17.3"1920x108012716:9matte66868620028.450.42430.2112002.22.72.289662
1604/201690%Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB003RGELenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB003RGE
Intel Core i7-6500U
Intel HD Graphics 520
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
14"2560x144021016:9matte63609522024442680.328502.613.312.359563
1704/201590%Acer Aspire VN7-591G-727PAcer Aspire VN7-591G-727P
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte7163903250.378703.775.362.3961
1811/201590%Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
Intel Core m3-6Y30
Intel HD Graphics 515
4 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
12.3"2736x18242673:2glossy5969925031463920.2714413.613.82.169763
1905/201590%Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1 GHzApple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1 GHz
Intel Core M-5Y31
Intel HD Graphics 5300
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
12"2304x144022616:10glossy6411903250.32410651.621.882.5595.561.8
2011/201590%MSI GT72S 6QFMSI GT72S 6QF
Intel Core i7-6820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
64 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
17.3"1920x108012716:9matte686085029433260.28212654.162.472.298556
2109/201590%MSI PX60 QD-034USMSI PX60 QD-034US
Intel Core i7-5700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
16 GB Memory, 1000 GB HDD
15.6"1920x108014116:9matte6724862850.4316981.792.192.2997.863.1
2201/201790%Asus Zenbook UX3410UAAsus Zenbook UX3410UA
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel HD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte744087034333550.3211753.24.42.1298.9863.78
2305/2017
new!
89%Asus GL753VE-DS74Asus GL753VE-DS74
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
17.3"1920x108012716:9matte636290022363480.3510464.432.18656
2405/2017
new!
89%Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJAcer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3840x216025516:9matte645184025.6503280.2911834.014.72.410088
2505/2017
new!
89%Aorus x3 Plus v7Aorus x3 Plus v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.9"3200x180026416:9matte620673201.624.4383590.2912002.42.32.219662
2612/201689%HP ProBook 470 G4HP ProBook 470 G4
Intel Core i7-7500U
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
17.3"1920x108014116:9matte687984026443220.2415043.442.1791.659.6
2708/201689%MSI GS73VR 6RFMSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
17.3"1920x108012716:9matte71148609.6283150.30810952.962.572.2510074.3
2808/201689%HP Pavilion 17 FHD V3A33AVHP Pavilion 17 FHD V3A33AV
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
16 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
17.3"1920x108012716:9matte663386029.231.22970.2911283.031.82.1787.657.2
2906/201689%Dell Precision 7510 (4K IGZO)Dell Precision 7510 (4K IGZO)
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte637583198.427.640.42710.26610504.143.262.1999.7285.68
3005/201689%EVGA SC17EVGA SC17
Intel Core i7-6820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3840x216025516:9matte74798310004069.63680.4398985.794.232.1110086.6

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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