The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

June 2020 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 2020

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
04/2020
94 %Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XBGigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
17.3"3840x2160255 PPI16:9matte655795 cd/m²02655.2475 cd/m²0.38 cd/m²1282:11.191.452.21100 %88 %
2
09/2019
93 %Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N40009GELenovo ThinkPad T590-20N40009GE
Intel Core i7-8565U
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.6"3840x2160282 PPI16:9matte718996 cd/m²027.248.4523 cd/m²0.37 cd/m²1435:12.53.52.3197.7 %84.3 %
3
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 %
4
02/2020
92 %MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
Intel Core i7-10710U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB NVMe
14"3840x2160315 PPI16:9matte674186 cd/m²03655516 cd/m²0.445 cd/m²1274:11.551.482.19
5
10/2019
92 %Razer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris PlusRazer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris Plus
Intel Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB NVMe
13.3"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte650287 cd/m²2273033.245.2404 cd/m²0.35 cd/m²1207:11.0212.2197.1 %62.1 %
6
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 %
7
06/2020
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91 %Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-GenApple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.3"2560x1600227 PPI16:10glossy681791 cd/m²11360032.446491 cd/m²0.32 cd/m²1600:11.71.92.1999.9 %77.4 %
8
05/2020
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91 %Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
13.3"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte682291 cd/m²2381035.654.8452 cd/m²0.4 cd/m²1205:11.8522.197.7 %62.5 %
9
11/2019
91 %Dynabook Portege A30-E-174Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.3"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte665682 cd/m²2503657422 cd/m²0.305 cd/m²1538:11.62.12.1396 %60 %
10
04/2020
91 %Acer ConceptD 5 CN517-71-74YAAcer ConceptD 5 CN517-71-74YA
Intel Core i7-9750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
17.3"3840x2160255 PPI16:9matte633888 cd/m²03855383 cd/m²0.58 cd/m²707:11.9132.18100 %87 %
11
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 %
12
04/2020
91 %Apple iPad Pro 11 2020Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
Apple A12Z Bionic
Apple A12Z Bionic GPU
6 GB Memory, 128 GB NVMe
11"2388x1668265 PPI2.86:2glossy673384 cd/m²13160002452585 cd/m²0.36 cd/m²1714:10.941.42.156
13
04/2020
90 %Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.3"2560x1600227 PPI16:10glossy664489 cd/m²11700030.4438.7405 cd/m²0.32 cd/m²1344:11.81.197.6 %64.2 %
14
02/2020
90 %Microsoft Surface Pro 7Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
12.3"2736x1824glossy650290 cd/m²2502840422 cd/m²0.32 cd/m²1359:11.181.122.396 %60 %
15
06/2019
90 %MSI GS75 Stealth 9SGMSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
Intel Core i7-9750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
32 GB Memory, 2048 GB SSD
17.3"1920x1080127 PPI16:9matte688191 cd/m²25510107.2343 cd/m²0.29 cd/m²1262:11.511.932.3894 %60 %
16
05/2019
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 %
17
12/2019
90 %Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500MApple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
16"3072x1920226 PPI16:10glossy657286 cd/m²13170034.952.4477 cd/m²0.39 cd/m²1331:12.280.9214578 %
18
03/2020
90 %Acer ConceptD 9 ProAcer ConceptD 9 Pro
Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
17.3"3840x2160255 PPI16:9matte632383 cd/m²03753368 cd/m²0.37 cd/m²1019:12.523.832.1998 %84 %
19
08/2019
90 %HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ngHP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
Intel Core i7-9750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 256 GB NVMe
15.6"1920x1080141 PPI16:9matte647686 cd/m²010.416.4324 cd/m²0.42 cd/m²821:11.31.22.3194.9 %60.5 %
20
06/2020
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90 %Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
13.9"3000x2000259 PPI3:2glossy668987 cd/m²2907030.849.6532 cd/m²0.33 cd/m²1688:11.422.1499.5 %62.5 %
21
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 %
22
05/2020
90 %Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2020Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2020
Apple A12Z Bionic
Apple A12Z Bionic GPU
6 GB Memory, 256 GB NVMe
12.9"2732x2048265 PPI4:3glossy676587 cd/m²5882024.446.8599 cd/m²0.47 cd/m²1330:11.31.82.23
23
11/2019
89 %MSI Prestige 15 A10SCMSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB NVMe
15.6"3840x2160282 PPI16:9matte659692 cd/m²2604041.260451 cd/m²0.5 cd/m²929:13.361.32.1498.3 %84.8 %
24
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 %
25
02/2020
89 %Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
8 GB Memory,  SSD
13.5"2256x1504201 PPI3:2glossy662089 cd/m²2174041.659.2397 cd/m²0.34 cd/m²1186:10.940.92.1398.7 %62.3 %
26
06/2019
89 %MSI GS65 Stealth 9SGMSI GS65 Stealth 9SG
Intel Core i7-9750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
32 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
15.6"1920x1080141 PPI16:9matte664390 cd/m²232601213.6269 cd/m²0.32 cd/m²882:11.171.32.297.5 %63.8 %
27
11/2019
89 %Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGELenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
15.6"1920x1080141 PPI16:9matte703689 cd/m²2604025.238.4468 cd/m²0.36 cd/m²1417:12.33.22.3493.1 %59.4 %
28
10/2019
89 %HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EAHP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
15.6"3840x216016:9matte771789 cd/m²029.668.8434 cd/m²0.25 cd/m²1804:14.452.3197 %63 %
29
10/2019
89 %Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHgLenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
Intel Core i7-9750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
15.6"1920x1080141 PPI16:9matte707684 cd/m²01019431 cd/m²0.175 cd/m²2726:14.173.492.591 %60 %
30
05/2020
89 %Aorus 17G XBAorus 17G XB
Intel Core i7-10875H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
17.3"1920x1080127 PPI16:9matte654295 cd/m²01216285 cd/m²0.24 cd/m²1221:11.271.342.3894 %73 %

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: 2020-07- 6)