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The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and College Students

February 2021 Update. When looking for a laptop for school the requirements can be numerous. The following list contains our Notebookcheck laptop recommendations for K12 and college students, whether you’re looking for a laptop that won’t break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a high-end premium luxury device.
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The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and College Students
The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and College Students

From our point of view, notebooks designed for educational purposes need to meet very specific requirements. These include things such as a certain degree of mobility, an ergonomic design and solid input devices.  It is unusual for these qualities to be adequately addressed by a pamphlet at a store or a manufacturer's website. To assist you in the decision-making process, we have looked back over our huge data collection compiled from the many notebooks we have reviewed, and we will make recommendations split into three different price ranges. The display should have an ergonomic, matte surface, and the notebook's performance should be on par with at least that of an Intel Core i3 platform - otherwise it may not have enough stamina to remain useful over the coming years. 

The following table contains notebooks and convertibles priced between 500 and 1,500 Euros ranked by weighted scores in the display, keyboard, and battery life categories. Many OEMs offer educational discounts for students and require proof of school or college enrollment. These prices are often noticeably lower than street prices and will thus allow you to save quite a bit of money. Keep in mind that our automatically updated price comparison cannot take educational discounts into account.

The Best Laptops for School-Aged Kids and College Students

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Bewertung
Testwertung
Date
Image
Model
Height
Weight
Size
Resolution
Best Price
92 %92 %
06/2020
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
15.6 mm1.4 kg13.30"2560x1600
92 %91 %
08/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
16.1 mm1.3 kg14.00"1920x1080
92 %91 %
12/2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 EntryApple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
Apple M1 7-Core GPU
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
16.1 mm1.3 kg13.30"2560x1600
89 %88 %
12/2020
Schenker Vision 15Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
15 mm1.7 kg15.60"1920x1080
89 %87 %
11/2020
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
Intel Core i5-10210U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
19 mm1.2 kg13.30"1920x1080
87 %88 %
11/2020
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EAHP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
17.9 mm1.4 kg13.30"1920x1080
90 %88 %
07/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.9 mm1.5 kg14.00"1920x1080
88 %86 %
04/2020
Schenker VIA 14Schenker VIA 14
Intel Core i5-10210U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
16.5 mm1.1 kg14.00"1920x1080
88 %89 %
03/2020
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHDDell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14.8 mm1.2 kg13.40"1920x1200
87 %86 %
01/2021
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Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GELenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
14.9 mm1.3 kg13.30"1920x1080

The table above contains an overview over the best notebooks between 500 and 1,500 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the course of the past 12 months as well as still relevant and available older products. In cases of identical score the more recent device is listed first. All prices in above table and price comparisons are updated daily and can thus differ.

1st – Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 i5

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 i5
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 i5

Starting at $1,300 Apple’s base model MacBook Pro 13 comes with a 1.4 GHz Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage. This price can quickly skyrocket should you opt for Apple’s optional upgrades, such as an additional 256 GB of storage (+ $200). One of the great things about this laptop is that even the base model comes in a high-end and beautiful aluminum case, features an excellent high-resolution display, and very good input devices. A battery life of more than 10 hours in our real-life Wi-Fi test is yet another reason why the MacBook Pro managed to secure first place on this list.

Downsides include limited connectivity (4x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3) and a meagre 256 GB of storage on the base model. Keep in mind that our review was conducted with a slightly different SKU featuring a 2.9 GHz i5 CPU and a 512 GB SSD. The base model can differ slightly from our review unit in regard to performance, emissions, and battery life. These should, however, have no significant impact on everyday use, except for of course the limited storage capacity.

2nd – Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD

The Lenovo Thinkpad T14s is basically the more “portable” version of Lenovo’s universal ThinkPad T14 workhorse. Universally adopted by numerous corporations world-wide this laptop meets all the criteria to qualify for everyday school reality. The T14s can be equipped with both Intel and AMD hardware, and the latter is slightly cheaper and thus better suited for cash-strapped students.

In our review, we found a robust and sturdy case, excellent input devices, a very good FHD display, a decent battery life of up to 10 hours in our real-life test, low emissions particularly under low load (office tasks), and fast Wi-Fi 6. Depending on country of purchase the T14s can also come with up to three years of manufacturer warranty by default. Prices for the AMD-equipped SKU hover around $1,400, which already includes potential edu discounts.

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3rd – Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1

Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1

To nobody’s surprise the Apple MacBook Air 2020 is selling like hot cakes. After all, the M1 turned out to be a great success. It is Apple’s first self-developed ARM-based microprocessor, and it is not only capable of keeping up with current Intel and AMD processors but even outperforms them in some situations. And it does all that without active cooling. And to add insult to injury it is just the beginning, and the entry-level version of Apple’s CPU.

True, there are some teething issues with emulating older macOS software but in return you get access to a large catalog of iOS applications. We are expecting these issues to subside over the next few months as developers adapt to the new platform and architecture.

Otherwise, the device is practically identical to the well-known Intel-based Apple MacBook Air 2020, which means it still lacks a touchscreen. Storage space is somewhat limited, and prices for optional upgrades are as steep as ever. We would have also wished for a better webcam and Wi-Fi modem. Nevertheless, the MacBook Air 2020 with Apple’s own processor is incredibly impressive.

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4th – Lenovo ThinkPad T14

Lenovo ThinkPad T14
Lenovo ThinkPad T14

The ThinkPad T14 carries Lenovo’s new name for what is arguably its best-selling ThinkPad series. It is the successor to last year’s ThinkPad T490 and scored a decent 88 %, just like its predecessor. Changes are far and few between compared to last year’s model as the design remained unchanged. The major update is the inclusion of Intel’s Comet Lake CPUs that are not necessarily more powerful but generate a lot more heat than previous generations.

Its high score is mostly due to the excellent keyboard, great display, and good battery life inside a robust case with great connectivity. We suspect that the AMD SKU might be the better choice this year.

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5th – Schenker Vision 15

Schenker Vision 15
Schenker Vision 15

The Schenker Vision 15 is based on Intels own reference notebook and a Windows alternative to Apple’s MBP16. At a price of around 1,500 Euros, you get plenty of performance, a high-quality unibody chassis, modern connectivity with Thunderbolt 4, and last but not least good input devices.

On the flip side we see a display that is not quite what we would have expected in a notebook at this price. Its color accuracy is pretty poor, which can be a deal breaker for those doing photo and video editing, design, and art. Its fan management is also in need of improvement, which should be easily done via firmware update according to the manufacturer.

Overall, the Schenker Vision 15 is an interesting and powerful device whose up-to-date connectivity is a unique selling point at the time being.

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6th – Fujitsu LifeBook U7310

Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310

Minor manufacturing imperfections in a notebook for more than $1,200? We think not! However, our Fujitsu LifeBook U7310 review unit exhibited just that, and surprised us with a clattering mouse button. This could of course be a one-time thing and not representative for the entire series. Apart from that Fujitsu’s business notebook may not have been eye candy per se, but it was well made and offered interesting options for safely storing data on the laptop itself.

Graphical applications are too much to ask for of this notebook, and performance was only adequate for everyday office applications. On the plus side, it supports Thunderbolt 3 and features a full-sized SD card reader.

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7th – Schenker Via 14

Schenker Via 14
Schenker Via 14

A lightweight notebook with a large battery? Schenker’s Via 14 is the closest thing to squaring the circle you will get. It offers long battery life while weighing in at just 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs). Thanks to its high-quality keyboard the 14-inch notebook is highly recommendable for school and college.

A lightweight notebook with long battery life and a number of great features but not entirely free of drawbacks.

Other benefits include the cool case, good performance, fast Wi-Fi, a good display, plenty of ports, and good upgradeability. Nevertheless, it is not entirely free of shortcomings. Why is there no Thunderbolt 3 port? Why are the speakers so poor?

Schenker’s Via 14 clearly deserves our endorsement, and with just a few tweaks here and there it could improve dramatically and take it up with the best of the best.

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8th – Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD

Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD

The Dell XPS 13 9300 is an ultra-portable laptop in the mid-range to upper price range, and it is positioned in the undefined space between consumer and business laptops on purpose. The XPS-series combines requirements from both worlds, such as for example a particularly well-designed and good-looking case filled with up-to-date technology paired with extensive warranty and service options. The XPS 13 is priced at between $1,000 and over $2,000, and while the latter are usually equipped with expensive CPUs and spacious NVMe SSDs the former can still offer attractive components bundled at a low price. Prices for an XPS 13 9300 equipped with a 10th generation Intel Core i5 oder i7 CPU, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, and an FHD display start at slightly over $1,100 already, and this device is a great basis for a portable workhorse.

In our review of the i5 SKU the XPS 13’s benefits included its high-quality case, a good and matte display, fast Wi-Fi 6, good input devices, long battery life (more than 10 hours in our real-world Wi-Fi test), and low emissions in low load scenarios. Keep in mind that the base model comes with just one year of warranty by default, which can however be extended optionally at a premium. The webcam has been finally repositioned back to its traditional location above the display. Its quality, however, could use some further refinement.

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9th – HP EliteBook 835 G7

HP EliteBook 835 G7
HP EliteBook 835 G7

Over the course of the last year AMD-based laptops have become an increasingly interesting alternative to their Intel counterparts, even in price brackets where high levels of performance are not optional but expected and a given. Accordingly, the HP EliteBook 835 G7 offers great CPU performance as well as long battery life.

Extra care has to be taken when choosing the display as HP opted for a rather dim panel unbefitting its price range. We would definitely prefer the SureView option. We also disliked the lack of Thunderbolt support, albeit this may not even be particularly important for school and university use.

On the plus side, there are quite a few positive surprises making the EliteBook 835 G7 an attractive option for students, including a great keyboard, an accurate touchpad, a robust case, and, depending on country of purchase, up to three years of warranty by default.

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10th – Lenovo ThinkBook 13s

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s

The ThinkBook 13s sits in-between Lenovo’s consumer-oriented IdeaPad-series and its high-quality ThinkPad business-series of notebooks. The result is a notebook with input devices that are not on a par with a ThinkPad and components that can no longer be easily replaced.

In return, you get a great metal case and a very good display, which is a rarity on consumer devices for less than $1,000. Its most unique feature is without a doubt its Thunderbolt 4-cabable USB-C port with Power Delivery.

The ThinkBook 13s is small and lightweight, it offers very good battery life, low temperature emissions, and a relatively high GPU performance.

Despite the fact that the device is neither here nor there it is very well equipped for its price, and can be a great everyday device for school and college thanks to its low weight and its great stamina on battery.

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Size Comparison

355 mm / 14 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 1.7 kg3.66 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 225.8 mm / 8.89 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.8 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 216.8 mm / 8.54 inch 16.5 mm / 0.65 inch 1.1 kg2.37 lbs311 mm / 12.2 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs307.8 mm / 12.1 inch 204.6 mm / 8.06 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.4 kg3 lbs304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.8 lbs304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 15.6 mm / 0.614 inch 1.4 kg3.05 lbs299 mm / 11.8 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs

Test Results

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-GenLenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 EntrySchenker Vision 15Fujitsu LifeBook U7310HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EALenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00Schenker VIA 14Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHDLenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GE
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
46 (22, 24)
32.4 (16.4, 16)
31 (14, 17)
60 (29.2, 30.8)
37.6 (18.8, 18.8)
38
58.4 (28.4, 30)
60.8 (28.4, 32.4)
60 (28.4, 31.6)
43 (19, 24)
Response Time Black / White *
32.4 (18.4, 14)
15.2 (6.8, 8.4)
26.1 (14.9, 11.2)
39 (19.2, 18.8)
24.8 (14.4, 10.4)
24
26.4 (12.4, 14)
35.2 (17.2, 18)
33.2 (16.4, 16.8)
27 (13, 14)
PWM Frequency
113600 (75)
26040 (50)
118000 (49, 155)
24000 (30)
2500 (20)
Screen
Brightness middle
512
404
417
478
348
245
397
335
619
369
Brightness
491
371
395
462
341
228
394
309
591
334
Brightness Distribution
91
88
91
94
92
86
90
84
91
83
Black Level *
0.32
0.34
0.39
0.27
0.31
0.19
0.2
0.17
0.35
0.14
Contrast
1600
1188
1069
1770
1123
1289
1985
1971
1769
2636
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.7
1.4
1.12
3.2
2.1
5.84
3.6
2.3
3
2.02
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3.4
3.2
2.71
8.4
4
8.87
5.9
5
8.2
3.05
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1
0.8
0.77
2
0.7
3.45
1.2
1
1
1.08
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.9
1.6
1.7
4.5
2.8
6.35
3.9
3.9
5.2
2.34
Gamma
2.19 100%
2.13 103%
2207 0%
2.16 102%
2.07 106%
2.4 92%
2.48 89%
2.19 100%
2.14 103%
2.44 90%
CCT
6817 95%
6480 100%
6870 95%
6788 96%
6878 95%
6649 98%
7090 92%
6556 99%
6340 103%
6552 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
77.4
63
63.1
63.6
39
61.4
65.5
66.9
63
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.9
97.9
93.6
99.5
61
96.6
99.6
99.3
97
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
40.7
44.7
44
42.4
36.3
37.9
53
35.6
50.8
32.8
Maximum Bottom *
39.4
44.6
44
46.8
42
37.4
67.2
34.5
42.2
36.1
Idle Upper Side *
25.4
25.6
27
24.6
23.9
25
26.6
26.6
24.8
26
Idle Bottom *
25.1
25.6
27
24.4
24.8
25.1
27.7
26
24.3
26.3
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
941
H.264
687
792
1122
800
624
866
592
WiFi v1.3
728
612
960
912
653
648
661
843
703
645
Load
127
78
89
76
205
115
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
3.8
5.7
1.9
3.5
2.9
3.4
3.2
4.6
3.4
3.5
Idle Average *
8.6
8.9
6.4
6.3
5.3
6.4
6.1
6.1
6
6.1
Idle Maximum *
10.3
11
7
6.8
7.1
8.2
10.4
9.3
10.2
8.7
Load Average *
52.1
38.2
25
43.2
30.7
29.3
45.6
35.5
36.6
46
Witcher 3 ultra *
48.2
52
45
Load Maximum *
65.2
40.2
30.3
67.7
55.3
43
68.6
69
49.3
66

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 10
Productivity (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
3568 Points ∼32%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6877 Points ∼62%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6852 Points ∼61%
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
6283 Points ∼56%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
6653 Points ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
6479 Points ∼58%
Schenker VIA 14
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP1000GM30002
6450 Points ∼58%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
6766 Points ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD
6276 Points ∼56%
Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
3222 Points ∼37%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4890 Points ∼56%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5158 Points ∼59%
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
3712 Points ∼42%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4378 Points ∼50%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3932 Points ∼45%
Schenker VIA 14
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP1000GM30002
3810 Points ∼43%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4122 Points ∼47%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD
4641 Points ∼53%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
4683 Points ∼11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5705 Points ∼13%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7478 Points ∼18%
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
1715 Points ∼4%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3635 Points ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
1926 Points ∼5%
Schenker VIA 14
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP1000GM30002
1709 Points ∼4%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
2875 Points ∼7%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
3928 Points ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4640 Points ∼74%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5364 Points ∼85%
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
3333 Points ∼53%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3802 Points ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3544 Points ∼56%
Schenker VIA 14
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP1000GM30002
3587 Points ∼57%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3988 Points ∼64%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
169 Points ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
181 Points ∼67%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
208 Points ∼76%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
228 Points ∼84%
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
163 Points ∼60%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
175 Points ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
166 Points ∼61%
Schenker VIA 14
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP1000GM30002
154 Points ∼57%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
166 Points ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD
183 Points ∼67%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
768 (720min - 768max) Points ∼17%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
1346 (1300.6min - 1345.67max) Points ∼30%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1020 (817min - 1020max) Points ∼23%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1027 (957.88min - 1027.12max) Points ∼23%
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
483 (476.24min - 482.64max) Points ∼11%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
1160 (1104.42min - 1160.36max) Points ∼26%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
706 (591.33min - 706.24max) Points ∼16%
Schenker VIA 14
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP1000GM30002
722 (555min - 722max) Points ∼16%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
667 Points ∼15%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
659 Points ∼15%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD
908 Points ∼20%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core) (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
438 Points ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
468 Points ∼73%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
401 Points ∼63%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
539 Points ∼84%
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
410 Points ∼64%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
453 Points ∼71%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
416 Points ∼65%
Schenker VIA 14
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP1000GM30002
395 Points ∼62%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
425 Points ∼66%
CPU (Multi Core) (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
1998 Points ∼19%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
3050 Points ∼29%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1863 Points ∼18%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1999 Points ∼19%
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
1146 Points ∼11%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
2561 Points ∼24%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
1441 Points ∼14%
Schenker VIA 14
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP1000GM30002
1150 Points ∼11%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1533 Points ∼15%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
2680 Points ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
3267 Points ∼8%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5238 Points ∼13%
Fujitsu LifeBook U7310
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
882 Points ∼2%
HP EliteBook 835 G7 23Y57EA
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
1921 Points ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
963 Points ∼2%
Schenker VIA 14
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD ZP1000GM30002
1123 Points ∼3%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1673 Points ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD
4160 Points ∼11%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
56619 Points ∼5%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
72171 Points ∼6%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
60637 Points ∼5%
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Florian Schmitt, 2017-07-13 (Update: 2021-02-22)