The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

Staff, 04/16/2017

April 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 April 2017

RankDateDisplay
Rating
Modell ScreenResolutionPPIRatioSurfaceCCTUni-
formity
PWMRes-
ponse
Time
B/W
Res-
ponse
Time
G/G
Brightnes
avg.
Black
Level
Contrast
(max.)
DeltaE
Color
DeltaE
Gray
Gamma% of
sRGB
% of
Adobe RGB
Price
102/201792%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
211/201692%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
306/201592%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
403/201692%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
504/201691%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
610/201591%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
712/201591%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
803/2017
new!
90%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
909/201690%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
1005/201690%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
1104/201690%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
1206/201590%HP Elitebook 820 G2-J8R58EAHP Elitebook 820 G2-J8R58EA
Intel Core i7-5500U
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
12.5"1920x108017616:9matte6310832980.339093.682.472.464.941.6
1307/201590%Schenker W505Schenker W505
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
NVIDIA Quadro K5100M
16 GB Memory, 500 GB SSD
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte7602932930.2710673.764.832.399661
1404/201590%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
1511/201590%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
1605/201590%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
1711/201590%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
1804/201590%Schenker M505Schenker M505
Intel Core i5-4210M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
8 GB Memory, 250 GB SSD
15.6"1920x108014116:9matte6505862680.2212502.782.282.391.459
1905/201590%Toshiba KIRA-10DToshiba KIRA-10D
Intel Core i7-5500U
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
13.3"1920x108016616:9matte6872923160.2911522.272.472.3664
2009/201590%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
2101/201790%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
2212/201689%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
2308/201689%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
2408/201689%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
2506/201689%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
2605/201689%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
2705/201689%Acer Predator 17 G9-792-71EFAcer Predator 17 G9-792-71EF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3840x216025516:9matte635288028423400.428813.564.792.3110088
2804/201689%HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3
Intel Core i5-6300U
Intel HD Graphics 520
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
14"2560x144021016:9matte710187026.446.43160.359344.394.692.1596.7162.52
2904/201689%Lenovo ThinkPad T460p-20FXS05500Lenovo ThinkPad T460p-20FXS05500
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14"2560x144021016:9matte64699322024.838.42800.319353.885.472.3396.6463.3
3004/201689%Toshiba Satellite Pro A30T-C-111Toshiba Satellite Pro A30T-C-111
Intel Core i5-6200U
Intel HD Graphics 520
8 GB Memory, 500 GB HDD
13.3"1920x108016616:9matte69139021130373030.427693.444.622.379863
3102/201689%Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P20W-C-106
Intel Core i7-6500U
Intel HD Graphics 520
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
12.5"3840x216035216:9glossy670385044683510.3212131.832.172.439560
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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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