The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

Staff, 07/31/2017

August 2017 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 September 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
106/201793%Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2017Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2017
Apple A10X Fusion
Apple A10X Fusion GPU / PowerVR
4 GB Memory, 64 GB
12.9"2732x20482654:3glossy673490018.441.66140.42154811.52.25
206/201793%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
304/201792%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
402/201792%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
511/201692%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
606/201592%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
707/201791%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
807/201791%Cube Thinker m3Cube Thinker m3
Intel Core m3-7Y30
Intel HD Graphics 615
8 GB Memory
13.5"3000x20002673:2glossy65638120038654610.2617233.32.532.467044
906/201791%Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
Apple A10X Fusion
Apple A10X Fusion GPU / PowerVR
4 GB Memory, 64 GB
10.5"2224x16682654:3glossy702787017.639.66250.3916261.92.82.26
1006/201791%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
1104/201691%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
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90%MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan ProMSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"1920x108012716:9matte655187250006.811.62620.2610541.360.642.1910077
1306/201790%Microsoft Surface LaptopMicrosoft Surface Laptop
Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel HD Graphics 620
4 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
13.5"2256x15042013:2glossy670890037.250.83780.3610671.81.22.2194.263.7
1405/201790%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
1505/201790%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
1604/201790%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
1704/201790%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
1803/201790%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
1909/201690%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
2005/201690%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
2104/201690%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
2211/201590%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
2305/201590%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
2401/201790%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
2506/201789%Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel HD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte627185025382530.2511003.494.912.399159
2606/201789%Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HR0021GELenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HR0021GE
Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel HD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte704291030.4482710.1617384.53.22.0287.557
2789%Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 13 N130BUTuxedo InfinityBook Pro 13 N130BU
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel HD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.3"1920x108016:9matte719682100033414270.4410704.124.492.339864
2806/201789%Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738JAcer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
17.3"3840x216025516:9matte655881027293360.3211885.324.92.6110087.2
2905/201789%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
3005/201789%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

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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