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

RankDateDisplay
Rating
ModellPriceScreenResolutionPPIRatioSurfaceCCTUni-
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
103/201994%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"3840x216028216:9matte667292028.8603370.2912070.931.212.210088
211/201894%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"2732x20482654:3glossy679491023.249.66050.3219751.11.72.21
312/201893%Razer Blade Stealth i7-8565URazer Blade Stealth i7-8565U
Intel Core i7-8565U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory,  SSD
13.3"1920x108016616:9matte645289227303457.64030.3213431.081.32.2396.361.4
407/201893%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"2560x160022716:10glossy69089511800032465040.3315731.42.22.2299.9977.3
512/201793%Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GELenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
Intel Core i7-7820HQ
NVIDIA Quadro P3000
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3840x216025516:9621683141223.239.23380.3111552.122.1699.9777
606/201793%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
710/201792%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"3840x216028216:9matte62737814973044.83380.310801.62.52.2198.985.7
810/201892%Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
Intel UHD Graphics 615
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
10"1800x12002163:2glossy668788102025.6444260.3114711.31.42.2496.862.3
907/201892%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"2880x180022116:10glossy67388811700031.243.24920.3913331.21.32.18
1011/201892%Apple iPad Pro 11 2018Apple iPad Pro 11 2018
Apple A12X Bionic
Apple A12X Bionic GPU
4 GB Memory, 64 GB NVMe
11"2388x16682652.86:2glossy665687036545910.4514200.921.32.22
1109/201892%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"1920x108015716:9matte657191025402870.214902.191.972.439562
1212/201792%Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKBLenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKB
Intel Core i5-8250U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.3"1920x108016616:9matte658888198.431.656.83040.2513201.82.52.1197.361.8
1304/201892%Gigabyte Aero 14-K8Gigabyte Aero 14-K8
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 525 GB SSD
14"2560x144021016:9matte64229003447.22500.289141.211.132.429662
1403/201992%MSI GE75 8SFMSI GE75 8SF
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
17.3"1920x108012716:9matte6747892577010.49.63480.2912771.261.42.294.459.7
1510/201892%HP Envy 13-ah0003ngHP Envy 13-ah0003ng
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.3"1920x108016616:9matte629185100024313100.2312571.641.712.328252
1605/201891%HP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX61EAHP EliteBook 840 G5-3JX61EA
Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte606593312526336300.5611703.272.852.458857
1703/201991%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"1920x108012716:9matte689385255109.67.63270.2613651.542.192.429561
1811/201791%Microsoft Surface Book 2Microsoft Surface Book 2
Intel Core i7-8650U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
13.5"3000x20002673:2glossy65028903052.83720.2118331.61.52.2295.964
1904/201891%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"1920x108014116:9matte655078011.216.83000.339481.290.692.439460
2005/2019
New!
91%Lenovo ThinkPad T490s-20NYS02A00Lenovo ThinkPad T490s-20NYS02A00
Intel Core i5-8265U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte680987038.861.63890.2317003.442.4997.462.4
2105/2019
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"1920x108014116:9matte6758872381010.412.82700.2910101.692.32.398.563
2209/201891%Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-93LSAcer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-93LS
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3840x216025516:9matte661686024.4363490.467962.93.52.3710088.1
2304/201891%Aorus X9 DTAorus X9 DT
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
32 GB Memory,  SSD
17.3"1920x108012716:9matte64948601218.42620.2212731.780.742.439260
2404/201891%Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20LAS01H00Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20LAS01H00
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
8 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
15.6"3840x216028216:9matte687687952.429.651.22830.2412923.12.32.2190.159.1
2507/201891%Schenker XMG Neo 15Schenker XMG Neo 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
15.6"1920x108014116:9matte68729009.6163030.339852.692.342.389460
2605/201891%Dell Latitude 7390Dell Latitude 7390
Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
13.3"1920x108016616:9matte632386030.436.82890.319802.93.72.1189563
2702/201991%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"1920x108012716:9matte67109109.67.22870.214402.331.192.418857
2802/201990%HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
14"1920x108015716:9matte662389735.334.470.84000.2914362.692.92.494.560.1
2909/201890%MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Intel Core i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14"1920x108015716:9matte6699862500024.834.42690.3192111.42.2598.9163.82
3005/2019
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"1920x108016616:9matte63748803457.63360.1622253.64.72.4895.761.3

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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