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The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 13

Staff (translated by Katherine Bodner), 02/13/2018

A Mac? No thanks. Apple's range of notebooks is as popular as ever. But there is also a good selection of similarly interesting notebooks for Windows users. Take a look at the best devices that the world of Windows has come up with to compete against Apple's portfolio. Updated January 2018.

Despite its limited range of products, Apple has managed to supply a suitable notebook for almost every area of use, avoiding only the more price-sensitive entry-level segment - at least for now. We soon noticed the difficulty of finding comparable Windows devices for the few series that Apple offers. You will have to accept small compromises such as differences in the size of the device, its display resolution, weight and the hardware used. If you are not willing to do this, you will have to use Bootcamp Windows on a Mac computer. But as this would mean losing many of the advantages that Apple notebooks offer, this will only be the best option in certain cases.

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Update 01/2018: For more clarity, we have decided to separate the lists of the top Windows alternatives for Apple’s MacBook Pro 13 and 15. 

The following table shows a collection of MacBook competitors based on the Windows operating system that have been tested by Notebookcheck in the past 12 months. If the devices received the same rating, we prioritized the more recent review. The table can be sorted by clicking on the headlines and filtered with the search bar (for example, by searching for "matte”).

Top 5 Windows alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro 13

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
191%02/2017Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGELenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel HD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.7 kg19.95 mm14"1920x1080matte
290%06/2017Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel HD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.7 kg21.2 mm14"1920x1080matte
390%03/2017Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel HD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.1 kg15.95 mm14"1920x1080matte
489%10/2017Dell XPS 13 i7-8550UDell XPS 13 i7-8550U
Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.3 kg15 mm13.3"3200x1800glossy
589%07/2017Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012TAsus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
Intel Core i7-7500U
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.3 kg15.9 mm14"1920x1080matte

Editor's Comments

The new MacBook Pro 13 is available with an optional OLED bar, which is supposed to make it easier to use compatible programs. With or without the bar: Apple's notebook is a slim and powerful device - that comes at a certain price. Windows alternatives can be found in the area of 14-inch business devices as well as 13-inch ultrabooks. We have chosen a good selection of high-quality devices that have no need to fear comparison with Apple's notebooks. Prices range from significantly cheaper devices to even more expensive models.

1st - Lenovo ThinkPad T470

Lenovo ThinkPad T470
Lenovo ThinkPad T470

Again, it is Lenovo that offers the most convincing competitor to the MacBook Pro 13. The ThinkPad T470 is one of the best models of the famous business series and costs around $950, depending on its configuration. It has an optional integrated LTE module, the usual high-quality ThinkPad keyboard, numerous security features, good battery runtimes and even a three-year warranty. 

Yes, the screen could display colors more precisely, the speakers could sound better and you will have to accept 300 grams (~10.5 oz) more weight compared to the MacBook Pro 13. But still, the ThinkPad T470 is a very good alternative to Apple's mobile computers.

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2nd - Acer TravelMate P648 G2

Acer TravelMate P648 G2
Acer TravelMate P648 G2

The design of the second edition of Acer's TravelMate P648 still is a lot less spectacular than Apple's MacBook Pro: It is an unremarkable worker rather than a flashy design highlight. Its materials (carbon-fiber reinforced plastic and aluminum) make the device very stable. The TravelMate also remains quite cool and quiet while working. It offers good performance, but you will have to accept a rather spongy keyboard. An unspectacular, and yet powerful competitor against the Apple MacBook Pro.

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3rd - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The 2017 edition of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon is again a worthy competitor to Apple's MacBook Pro 13 with its light case and perfect build, excellent input devices, high performance and long battery runtimes. Like many slim modern notebooks, you will have to rely on adapters, as the device is only equipped with USB-C ports. But at least Lenovo includes some with the device.

It is more bothersome that the device heats up quite a lot - despite the cooling fan working very loudly. The maintenance options are also rather limited. But as the MacBook Pro 13 also has many of these disadvantages, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon could be a real alternative. However, do take its very high price into consideration as well.

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4th - Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS 13

Due to its slim build and relatively low weight, the Dell XPS 13 is not only a competitor to the current Apple MacBook Pro 13, but also to the MacBook Air 13. This year, it only received an updated processor. We expect a new case to be presented at the next CES. Although it does not sound like a big change at first: The processor offers significantly higher performance and the graphics card is also more powerful than last year's. The surface temperature has increased in some areas, but is still perfectly comfortable. This makes the 2017 version of the XPS 13 a serious competitor, although you will have to get used to its reflective screen.

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5th - Asus ZenBook UX3430UQ

Asus ZenBook UX3430UQ
Asus ZenBook UX3430UQ

You have been waiting for a slim, good-looking subnotebook for ages? Then Asus might have what you are looking for: The ZenBook UX3430UQ is a high-quality 14-inch business subnotebook with great input devices, good build quality, an excellent screen, very low emissions and strong battery runtimes of up to 8:47 hours. It also features a fingerprint sensor and TPM 2.0. The GeForce 940MX, however, is unnecessary, which makes the iGPU version the better choice. You save money, and this version should easily suffice for everyday use.

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The original: Apple MacBook Pro 13

RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
90%06/2017Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
Intel Core i5-7267U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.4 kg15 mm13.3"2560x1600glossy
88%07/2017Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017
Intel Core i5-7360U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
8 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
1.4 kg14.9 mm13.3"2560x1600glossy

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Top 5 MBP 13 Alternatives in Comparison

Comparison of Measurements

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256 (19.6, 27.6)
47.2 ms * ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP (20.4, 21.2)
41.6 ms * ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP (20.4, 21.2)
41.6 ms * ∼7%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A (20, 18)
38 ms * ∼6%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002 (20, 20)
40 ms * ∼6%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G (18.4, 17.2)
35.6 ms * ∼6%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256 (10, 43)
53 ms * ∼22%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP (9.6, 24.4)
34 ms * ∼14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP (18.8, 12.8)
31.6 ms * ∼13%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A (14, 11)
25 ms * ∼10%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002 (17, 11)
28 ms * ∼12%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G (16, 11.2)
27.2 ms * ∼11%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
0 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
0 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
0 Hz ∼0%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
0 Hz ∼0%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G (100)
19690 Hz ∼14%
Screen
Brightness middle (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
569 % ∼147%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
306 % ∼79%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
311 % ∼81%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
275 % ∼71%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
353 % ∼91%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
386.1 % ∼100%
Brightness (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
542 cd/m² ∼152%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
287 cd/m² ∼80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
288 cd/m² ∼81%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
253 cd/m² ∼71%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
366 cd/m² ∼103%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
357 cd/m² ∼100%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
90 % ∼108%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
88 % ∼106%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
85 % ∼102%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
85 % ∼102%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
88 % ∼106%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
83 % ∼100%
Black Level (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
0.56 % * ∼170%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
0.3 % * ∼91%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
0.24 % * ∼73%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
0.25 % * ∼76%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
0.34 % * ∼103%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
0.33 % * ∼100%
Contrast (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
1016 :1 ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
1020 :1 ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
1296 :1 ∼111%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
1100 :1 ∼94%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
1038 :1 ∼89%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
1170 :1 ∼100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
1.4 * ∼33%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
6.2 * ∼148%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
5.5 * ∼131%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3.49 * ∼83%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
2.88 * ∼69%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
4.2 * ∼100%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
1.8 * ∼32%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
5.8 * ∼102%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
6.2 * ∼109%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
4.91 * ∼86%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
4.24 * ∼74%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
5.7 * ∼100%
Gamma (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
2.16 ∼95%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
2.04 ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
2.02 ∼89%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
2.39 ∼105%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
2.38 ∼104%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
2.28 ∼100%
CCT (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
6877 ∼94%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
6277 ∼86%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
5950 ∼81%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
6271 ∼85%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
7380 ∼101%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
7336 ∼100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
78.4 % ∼133%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
39.62 % ∼67%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
55.96 % ∼95%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
59 % ∼100%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
64 % ∼108%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
59 % ∼100%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
99.3 % ∼108%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
61.44 % ∼67%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
85.77 % ∼93%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
91 % ∼99%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
99 % ∼107%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
92.2 % ∼100%
Noise
off / environment (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
30.2 dB * ∼108%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
28 dB * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
29.3 dB * ∼105%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
30.6 dB * ∼110%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
30.8 dB * ∼110%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
27.9 dB * ∼100%
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
30.2 dB * ∼108%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
28 dB * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
29.3 dB * ∼105%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
30.6 dB * ∼110%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
30.8 dB * ∼110%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
27.9 dB * ∼100%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
30.2 dB * ∼108%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
28 dB * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
29.3 dB * ∼105%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
30.6 dB * ∼110%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
30.8 dB * ∼110%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
27.9 dB * ∼100%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
30.2 dB * ∼108%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
29.4 dB * ∼105%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
32.2 dB * ∼115%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
31 dB * ∼111%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
32.4 dB * ∼116%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
27.9 dB * ∼100%
Load Average (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
33 dB * ∼107%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
31.4 dB * ∼102%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
34.3 dB * ∼111%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
34.5 dB * ∼112%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
35.1 dB * ∼114%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
30.8 dB * ∼100%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
36.2 dB * ∼109%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
34.6 dB * ∼105%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
39.3 dB * ∼119%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
32.4 dB * ∼98%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
38.4 dB * ∼116%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
33.1 dB * ∼100%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
45 °C * ∼92%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
37.2 °C * ∼76%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
48 °C * ∼98%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
39.1 °C * ∼80%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
44 °C * ∼90%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
49 °C * ∼100%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
39 °C * ∼72%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
45.1 °C * ∼84%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
47.2 °C * ∼87%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
35 °C * ∼65%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
50.2 °C * ∼93%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
54 °C * ∼100%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
26 °C * ∼98%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
24.4 °C * ∼92%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
23.5 °C * ∼88%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
29.4 °C * ∼111%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
26.2 °C * ∼98%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
26.6 °C * ∼100%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
24 °C * ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
25 °C * ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
22.6 °C * ∼80%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
27.8 °C * ∼99%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
27 °C * ∼96%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
28.2 °C * ∼100%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
min ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
min ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
1252 min ∼113%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
1087 min ∼98%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
1292 min ∼117%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
1108 min ∼100%
H.264 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
483 min ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
623 min ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
711 min ∼100%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
566 min ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
438 min ∼74%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
496 min ∼84%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
672 min ∼114%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
527 min ∼89%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
589 min ∼100%
Load (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
66 min ∼46%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
110 min ∼77%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
110 min ∼77%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
115 min ∼80%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
97 min ∼68%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
143 min ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Comparison of Benchmarks

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
4218 Points ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
4667 Points ∼72%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
4978 Points ∼76%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
4639 Points ∼71%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
4812 Points ∼74%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
4436 Points ∼68%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
3738 Points ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
3507 Points ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
4025 Points ∼67%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3515 Points ∼59%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
3913 Points ∼65%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
3432 Points ∼57%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
2881 Points ∼10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
1554 Points ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
1815 Points ∼6%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
1591 Points ∼5%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
2335 Points ∼8%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
2032 Points ∼7%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
8105 Points ∼16%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
5317 Points ∼11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
6738 Points ∼14%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
6159 Points ∼12%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
6852 Points ∼14%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
8459 Points ∼17%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
69541 Points ∼6%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
67042 Points ∼6%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
1.46 Points ∼64%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
1.62 Points ∼71%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
3.67 Points ∼15%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
6.47 Points ∼27%
OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
29.27 fps ∼24%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
46.94 fps ∼38%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
131 Points ∼66%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
126 Points ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
143 Points ∼72%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
142 Points ∼71%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
135 Points ∼68%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
167 Points ∼84%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
339 Points ∼16%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
326 Points ∼15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
360 Points ∼17%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
341.43 Points ∼16%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
GeForce 940MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
346 Points ∼16%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
603 Points ∼28%
OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, 6267U, Apple SSD AP0256
36.9 fps ∼21%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD002HGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
38.95 fps ∼23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017-20HQS03P00
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
48.6 fps ∼28%
Acer TravelMate P648-G2-M-73T0
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
39 fps ∼23%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
49.35 fps ∼29%
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