The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

Staff, 05/25/2018

June 2019 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 June 2019

Rank
Date
Display
Rating
Image
Modell
Price
Screen
Resolution
PPI
Ratio
Surface
CCT
Uni-
formity
PWM
Res-
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
1
03/2019
93 %Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
64 GB Memory, 2048 GB NVMe
15.6"3840x2160282 PPI16:9matte667292 cd/m²028.860337 cd/m²0.29 cd/m²1207:10.931.212.2100 %88 %
2
11/2018
93 %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"2732x2048265 PPI4:3glossy679491 cd/m²023.249.6605 cd/m²0.32 cd/m²1975:11.11.72.21
3
12/2018
93 %Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565URazer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
Intel Core i7-8565U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory,  SSD
13.3"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte645289 cd/m²227303457.6403 cd/m²0.32 cd/m²1343:11.081.32.2396.3 %61.4 %
4
07/2018
93 %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"2560x1600227 PPI16:10glossy690895 cd/m²1180003246504 cd/m²0.33 cd/m²1573:11.42.22.2299.99 %77.3 %
5
12/2017
91 %Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GELenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
Intel Core i7-7820HQ
NVIDIA Quadro P3000
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3840x2160255 PPI16:9621683 cd/m²141223.239.2338 cd/m²0.31 cd/m²1155:12.122.1699.97 %77 %
6
06/2017
93 %Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GELenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
NVIDIA Quadro M2200
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.6"3840x2160282 PPI16:9matte607789 cd/m²025.240.8309 cd/m²0.36 cd/m²881:12.732.2799.5 %87.6 %
7
10/2017
92 %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"3840x2160282 PPI16:9matte627378 cd/m²14973044.8338 cd/m²0.3 cd/m²1080:11.62.52.2198.9 %85.7 %
8
10/2018
92 %Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
Intel UHD Graphics 615
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
10"1800x1200216 PPI3:2glossy668788 cd/m²102025.644426 cd/m²0.31 cd/m²1471:11.31.42.2496.8 %62.3 %
9
07/2018
91 %Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.4"2880x1800221 PPI16:10glossy673888 cd/m²11700031.243.2492 cd/m²0.39 cd/m²1333:11.21.32.18
10
11/2018
91 %Apple iPad Pro 11 2018Apple iPad Pro 11 2018
Apple A12X Bionic
Apple A12X Bionic GPU
4 GB Memory, 64 GB NVMe
11"2388x1668265 PPI2.86:2glossy665687 cd/m²03654591 cd/m²0.45 cd/m²1420:10.921.32.22
11
09/2018
90 %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"1920x1080157 PPI16:9matte657191 cd/m²02540287 cd/m²0.2 cd/m²1490:12.191.972.4395 %62 %
12
12/2017
92 %Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKBLenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKB
Intel Core i5-8250U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.3"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte658888 cd/m²198.431.656.8304 cd/m²0.25 cd/m²1320:11.82.52.1197.3 %61.8 %
13
04/2018
90 %Gigabyte Aero 14-K8Gigabyte Aero 14-K8
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
16 GB Memory, 525 GB SSD
14"2560x1440210 PPI16:9matte642290 cd/m²03447.2250 cd/m²0.28 cd/m²914:11.211.132.4296 %62 %
14
03/2019
91 %MSI GE75 8SFMSI GE75 8SF
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
17.3"1920x1080127 PPI16:9matte674789 cd/m²2577010.49.6348 cd/m²0.29 cd/m²1277:11.261.42.294.4 %59.7 %
15
10/2018
89 %HP Envy 13-ah0003ngHP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.3"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte629185 cd/m²10002431310 cd/m²0.23 cd/m²1257:11.641.712.3282 %52 %
16
05/2018
90 %HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX61EAHP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX61EA
Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
14"1920x1080157 PPI16:9matte606593 cd/m²31252633630 cd/m²0.56 cd/m²1170:13.272.852.4588 %57 %
17
03/2019
91 %MSI GS75 8SG StealthMSI GS75 8SG Stealth
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
17.3"1920x1080127 PPI16:9matte689385 cd/m²255109.67.6327 cd/m²0.26 cd/m²1365:11.542.192.4295 %61 %
18
11/2017
91 %Microsoft Surface Book 2Microsoft Surface Book 2
Intel Core i7-8650U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
13.5"3000x2000267 PPI3:2glossy650289 cd/m²03052.8372 cd/m²0.21 cd/m²1833:11.61.52.2295.9 %64 %
19
04/2018
91 %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"1920x1080141 PPI16:9matte655078 cd/m²011.216.8300 cd/m²0.33 cd/m²948:11.290.692.4394 %60 %
20
05/2019
New!
90 %Lenovo ThinkPad T490s-20NYS02A00Lenovo ThinkPad T490s-20NYS02A00
Intel Core i5-8265U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14"1920x1080157 PPI16:9matte680987 cd/m²038.861.6389 cd/m²0.23 cd/m²1700:13.442.4997.4 %62.4 %
21
05/2019
New!
91 %Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-QRazer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-9750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
15.6"1920x1080141 PPI16:9matte675887 cd/m²2381010.412.8270 cd/m²0.29 cd/m²1010:11.692.32.398.5 %63 %
22
09/2018
91 %Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-93LSAcer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-93LS
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3840x2160255 PPI16:9matte661686 cd/m²024.436349 cd/m²0.46 cd/m²796:12.93.52.37100 %88.1 %
23
04/2018
91 %Aorus X9 DTAorus X9 DT
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
32 GB Memory,  SSD
17.3"1920x1080127 PPI16:9matte649486 cd/m²01218.4262 cd/m²0.22 cd/m²1273:11.780.742.4392 %60 %
24
04/2018
91 %Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20LAS01H00Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20LAS01H00
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
8 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
15.6"3840x2160282 PPI16:9matte687687 cd/m²952.429.651.2283 cd/m²0.24 cd/m²1292:13.12.32.2190.1 %59.1 %
25
07/2018
88 %Schenker XMG Neo 15Schenker XMG Neo 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
15.6"1920x1080141 PPI16:9matte687290 cd/m²09.616303 cd/m²0.33 cd/m²985:12.692.342.3894 %60 %
26
05/2018
91 %Dell Latitude 7390Dell Latitude 7390
Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
13.3"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte632386 cd/m²030.436.8289 cd/m²0.31 cd/m²980:12.93.72.11895 %63 %
27
02/2019
91 %Asus Zephyrus S GX701GXAsus Zephyrus S GX701GX
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
24 GB Memory, 1024 GB NVMe
17.3"1920x1080127 PPI16:9matte671091 cd/m²09.67.2287 cd/m²0.2 cd/m²1440:12.331.192.4188 %57 %
28
02/2019
90 %HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
14"1920x1080157 PPI16:9matte662389 cd/m²735.334.470.8400 cd/m²0.29 cd/m²1436:12.692.92.494.5 %60.1 %
29
09/2018
88 %MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14"1920x1080157 PPI16:9matte669986 cd/m²2500024.834.4269 cd/m²0.31 cd/m²921:111.42.2598.91 %63.82 %
30
05/2019
New!
90 %Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00Lenovo ThinkPad X390-20Q1S02M00
Intel Core i5-8265U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.3"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte637488 cd/m²03457.6336 cd/m²0.16 cd/m²2225:13.64.72.4895.7 %61.3 %

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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Staff, 2018-05-25 (Update: 2019-06-10)