The Best Notebooks with the Best Displays

November 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.

Laptops with the Best Displays

Display
Rating
Date
Image
Modell
Price
Screen
Size
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
91 %
10/2020
neu!
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
i7-10610U, Quadro P520
IPS LED15.60"3840x2160282 PPI16:9matte725492 cd/m²030.844382 cd/m²0.21 cd/m²1814:133.52.2697.5 %64.3 %
91 %
10/2020
neu!
MSI Creator 15MSI Creator 15
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
IPS15.60"3840x2160220 PPI16:9matte681785 cd/m²250004462446 cd/m²0.35 cd/m²1326:12.393.972.23100 %75 %
90 %
10/2020
neu!
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGSMSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS
i9-10900K, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
IPS17.30"3840x2160255 PPI16:9matte685893 cd/m²011.623.2413 cd/m²0.4 cd/m²1049:13.422.1497.9 %84.6 %
94 %
04/2020
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XBGigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
IPS17.30"3840x2160255 PPI16:9matte655795 cd/m²02655.2475 cd/m²0.38 cd/m²1282:11.191.452.21100 %88 %
93 %
07/2020
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXSAsus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS
i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
IPS15.60"3840x2160282 PPI16:9matte699690 cd/m²024.456.4385 cd/m²0.28 cd/m²1421:11.532.42.19100 %100 %
93 %
07/2020
MSI Creator 17 A10SGSMSI Creator 17 A10SGS
i7-10875H, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Mini-LED IPS-Level17.30"3840x2160255 PPI16:9matte749193 cd/m²266008.8952 cd/m²0.68 cd/m²1465:14.214.12.20797 %84 %
92 %
02/2020
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
i7-10710U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
IPS14.00"3840x2160315 PPI16:9matte674186 cd/m²03655516 cd/m²0.445 cd/m²1274:11.551.482.19
92 %
09/2020
Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LAsus Zephyrus M15 GU502L
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
IPS15.60"3840x2160141 PPI16:9matte699290 cd/m²025.660377 cd/m²0.23 cd/m²1683:11.82.92.17899 %99 %
92 %
07/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
i7-10510U, GeForce MX330
IPS LED15.60"3840x2160282 PPI16:9matte740091 cd/m²021.642501 cd/m²0.35 cd/m²1397:1342.2498.1 %84.7 %
92 %
08/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7
IPS 14.00"1920x1080157 PPI16:9matte648088 cd/m²2604015.232.4371 cd/m²0.34 cd/m²1188:11.41.62.1397.9 %63 %
92 %
10/2019
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris PlusRazer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris Plus
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
IPS13.30"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte650287 cd/m²2273033.245.2404 cd/m²0.35 cd/m²1207:11.0212.2197.1 %62.1 %
91 %
06/2020
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-GenApple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
i5-1038NG7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
IPS13.30"2560x1600227 PPI16:10glossy681791 cd/m²11360032.446491 cd/m²0.32 cd/m²1600:11.71.92.1999.9 %77.4 %
91 %
05/2020
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
IPS13.30"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte682291 cd/m²2381035.654.8452 cd/m²0.4 cd/m²1205:11.8522.197.7 %62.5 %
91 %
11/2019
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
i5-8550U, UHD Graphics 620
IPS13.30"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte665682 cd/m²2503657422 cd/m²0.305 cd/m²1538:11.62.12.1396 %60 %
91 %
04/2020
Acer ConceptD 5 CN517-71-74YAAcer ConceptD 5 CN517-71-74YA
i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
IPS17.30"3840x2160255 PPI16:9matte633888 cd/m²03855383 cd/m²0.58 cd/m²707:11.9132.18100 %87 %
91 %
04/2020
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
A12Z Bionic, A12Z Bionic GPU
IPS11.00"2388x1668265 PPI2.86:2glossy673384 cd/m²13162452585 cd/m²0.36 cd/m²1714:10.941.42.156
90 %
04/2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
i5-1030NG7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
IPS13.30"2560x1600227 PPI16:10glossy664489 cd/m²11700030.4438.7405 cd/m²0.32 cd/m²1344:11.81.197.6 %64.2 %
90 %
09/2020
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EYAcer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
IPS13.50"2256x1504201 PPI3:2glossy653091 cd/m²2082849426 cd/m²0.33 cd/m²1376:11.271.072.39100 %65 %
90 %
02/2020
Microsoft Surface Pro 7Microsoft Surface Pro 7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
IPS12.30"2736x1824glossy650290 cd/m²2502840422 cd/m²0.32 cd/m²1359:11.181.122.396 %60 %
90 %
09/2020
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EAAsus ZenBook 14 UX425EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
IPS14.00"1920x1080157 PPI16:9matte640591 cd/m²026.449.6371 cd/m²0.34 cd/m²1103:11.792.32.2998.8 %63.9 %
90 %
12/2019
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500MApple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
i9-9880H, Radeon Pro 5500M
IPS16.00"3072x1920226 PPI16:10glossy657286 cd/m²13170034.952.4477 cd/m²0.39 cd/m²1331:12.280.9214578 %
90 %
03/2020
Acer ConceptD 9 ProAcer ConceptD 9 Pro
i9-9980HK, Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop)
IPS17.30"3840x2160255 PPI16:9matte632383 cd/m²03753368 cd/m²0.37 cd/m²1019:12.523.832.1998 %84 %
90 %
06/2020
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
LTPS13.90"3000x2000259 PPI3:2glossy668987 cd/m²2907030.849.6532 cd/m²0.33 cd/m²1688:11.422.1499.5 %62.5 %
90 %
07/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
LTPS IPS LED14.00"1920x1080157 PPI16:9matte709090 cd/m²026.458.4394 cd/m²0.2 cd/m²1985:13.63.92.4896.6 %61.4 %
90 %
05/2020
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2020Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2020
A12Z Bionic, A12Z Bionic GPU
IPS12.90"2732x2048265 PPI4:3glossy676587 cd/m²5882024.446.8599 cd/m²0.47 cd/m²1330:11.31.82.23
89 %
11/2019
MSI Prestige 15 A10SCMSI Prestige 15 A10SC
i7-10710U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
IPS15.60"3840x2160282 PPI16:9matte659692 cd/m²2604041.260451 cd/m²0.5 cd/m²929:13.361.32.1498.3 %84.8 %
89 %
09/2020
HP EliteBook 830 G7HP EliteBook 830 G7
i7-10810U, UHD Graphics 620
IPS13.30"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte690291 cd/m²266003246.8435 cd/m²0.27 cd/m²1683:13.123.12.0197 %61.5 %
89 %
07/2020
Dell Latitude 7310Dell Latitude 7310
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620
IPS13.30"1920x1080166 PPI16:9matte634789 cd/m²028.840.8329 cd/m²0.25 cd/m²1331:12.152.52.399.4 %64.1 %
89 %
02/2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
IPS13.50"2256x1504201 PPI3:2glossy662089 cd/m²2174041.659.2397 cd/m²0.34 cd/m²1186:10.940.92.1398.7 %62.3 %
89 %
11/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGELenovo ThinkPad P53-20QN000YGE
i7-9850H, Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
IPS15.60"1920x1080141 PPI16:9matte703689 cd/m²2604025.238.4468 cd/m²0.36 cd/m²1417:12.33.22.3493.1 %59.4 %

The table above contains an overview over the best notebook displays 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.
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Staff, 2018-05-25 (Update: 2020-11- 9)