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The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 15

Florian Schmitt (translated by Katherine Bodner), 02/09/2018

January 2019 Update. Apple's MacBook Pro 15 offers very high performance. But the world of Windows also has several interesting devices to offer in the area of high-performance 15-inch notebooks. Read on to find out more about our top competitors for Apple's high-end laptop.

The MacBook 15 is Apple’s ultimate answer if you are looking for high performance in an (Apple) notebook. Apple has equipped the MBP 15 with a high-performance 45-W quad-core processor and a dedicated graphics card from AMD. The Radeon Pro 555 or 560 are mid-range GPUs and their gaming performance can be compared to that of Nvidia’s GeForce MX150. The starting price for the MBP is $1800, which includes 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage. At its best – with 2 TB of PCIe SSD storage and a 3.1-GHz quad-core CPU, the MBP 15 costs around $4000. So we will be looking at top-quality multimedia and workstation laptops from the world of Windows that can compete with these specifications. You may also be interested in the following roundups:

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").

Best Windows alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro 15

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
191%09/2018Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGELenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB NVMe
1.8 kg18.7 mm15.6"3840x2160glossy
290%11/2018Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHDDell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB NVMe
2 kg17 mm15.6"3840x2160glossy
389%09/2018HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EAHP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
32 GB Memory, 2048 GB SSD
2.1 kg18.9 mm15.6"3840x2160matte
489%10/2018Dell Precision 7530Dell Precision 7530
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA Quadro P3200
32 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.6 kg29.95 mm15.6"3840x2160matte
588%10/2018Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUSLenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Intel Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q
32 GB Memory, 2048 GB NVMe
1.8 kg18.7 mm15.6"3840x2160glossy
688%06/2018Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GEAsus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
1.9 kg18.9 mm15.6"3840x2160glossy
787%11/2018
New!
MSI P65 8RF-451 - CreatorMSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.9 kg17.9 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
887%12/2018
New!
Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-QAlienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.2 kg21 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
987%10/2018
New!
Razer Blade 15 Base ModelRazer Blade 15 Base Model
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 256 GB NVMe
2 kg19.9 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
1087%11/2018
New!
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EAHP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA Quadro P1000
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
2.1 kg18.9 mm15.6"3840x2160matte

Editors' Comments

1st - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a very well-equipped notebook for many different usage scenarios. You have the choice when it comes to the display: Better picture quality or matte screen with longer battery runtime: The 1080p panel consumes less power, so the stamina is superior compared to the 4K HDR SKU.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a multimedia laptop with excellent performance figures and a lot of features. It combines multiple devices, because you can use it as your daily business device and the use the CPU/GPU performance to play some games after work. We liked the 4K panel with HDR support as well as the high-quality chassis and the excellent input devices. The CPU performance is very good and the system noise is very adequate during everyday tasks.

The CPU performance is unfortunately reduced on battery power. The battery runtime of the X1 Extreme is not great, either, and WWAN is not available at all. All in all, Lenovo still offers a very good 15.6-inch notebook.

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2nd - Dell XPS 15

Dell XPS 15
Dell XPS 15

Dell managed to make a good notebook with the 2018 XPS 15: Emissions, runtime, and ports have been improved and result in a good rating in combination with the very fast processor. The CPU/GPU combination with the quad-core and the GeForce GTX 1050 also ensures decent frame rates during gaming. Things like the good accessibility of the ports and the matte screen with excellent contrast and high color accuracy are other highlights. Dell equips the high-quality chassis with convincing speakers.

We cannot really recommend the Core i9 SKU because the cooling system does not appear to be powerful enough and the system performance is not much better compared to the Core i7 model. You will get a worthy MacBook rival if you choose the right, and it does not have to hide in terms of the design.

3rd - HP EliteBook 1050 G1

HP EliteBook 1050 G1
HP EliteBook 1050 G1

HP's EliteBook 1050 G1 is a completely new series without a direct predecessor. It is a successful and well-built multimedia notebook, and there is not much to criticize about the input devices, either. The glass trackpad is comfortable, only the keyboard is not perfect, but this does not affect the good overall impression. HP uses a matte 4K screen with a bright backlight, which is hard to find in this segment.

It looks like HP tried a bit too hard with the EliteBook 1050 G1, because we expected a bit more for this price. All in all, the business-multimedia notebook is not as good as the Dell XPS 15.

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4th - Dell Precision 7530

Dell Precision 7530
Dell Precision 7530

The Dell Precision 7530 is a 15.6-inch workstation. A real workhorse, which cannot keep up with the MacBook Pro 15 in terms of glamour. However, it is available with an optional WWAN module, which might be important for some potential buyers.

We primarily liked the display with full AdobeRGB gamut, good features, the robust chassis and the steady performance during our review of the Dell Precision 7530 – it is also very quiet during light workloads. This changes when you stress the system, because the fans get loud and the CPU temperature is high as well. It is also unfortunate that you only get two USB-A ports and the Core i9 processor cannot utilize its full performance potential. The screen is also a bit grainy and we detect PWM.

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5th - Lenovo ThinkPad P1

Lenovo ThinkPad P1
Lenovo ThinkPad P1

The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is the first "thin-&-Light" model of the Lenovo ThinkPad P-series. The ThinkPad P1 does not use a unique body though, but is based on the ThinkPad X1 Extreme. This is no problem since the very lightweight carbon-aluminum case is very stable and well-built. Except for this, the ThinkPad P1 also convinces with excellent input devices, good CPU performance, a good 4K screen with wide color gamut, the quiet cooling and the easy maintenance (2x RAM & 2x SSD slots).

The two biggest drawbacks are the glossy panel surface and the short battery runtime in our Wi-Fi test. There was also some creaking on our lid and the fans sometimes start spinning while idling. The ThinkPad P1 is also a very expensive laptop, which might scare off some potential buyers.

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6th - Asus ZenBook Pro 15

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE

Asus thinks the TouchBar is outdated and replaces the whole touchpad with a touchscreen. This is surprisingly practical: You can just use the screen as a regular touchpad with some additional features or run dedicated apps like a calculator or music player. Except for this highlight, the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE is a very sophisticated with vivid screen, two Thunderbolt ports, and fast WLAN. You have to live slightly wider bezels and shorter battery runtimes compared to many rivals, though.

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7th - MSI P65 Creator 8RF

MSI P65 Creator
MSI P65 Creator

The MSI P65 8RF Creator convinced with very good performance results during our review. The Intel Core i7-8750H is very fast and the multimedia device is also a good gaming laptop thanks to the GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q.

The device is primarily designed for content creators who do not want to compromise on performance and ensure a fast system when they use applications like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere. Our tested special edition, which is only available in white, is equipped with the GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q. MSI ships the device in a nice wooden box including a sleeve.

The device appears very noble, but the stability could have been better. In return, however, the MSI P65 8RF Creator convinces with its low weight as well as the compact chassis. We liked the 144 Hz panel and could not detect PWM or clouding. The limited maintenance is unfortunate, just like the single storage slot. The lack of a card reader is another drawback.

The MSI P65 8RF combines multiple devices. During the day, you can easily use the subtle and stylish device for work, but the notebook can also handle modern games in 1080p and maximum details in your free time.

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8th - Alienware m15

Alienware m15
Alienware m15

Alienware is a bit late when it comes to slim-bezel gaming laptops, even though the lower and upper display frame of the brand-new m15 are once again comparatively thick. As per usual for Alienware laptops, the design is very striking – whether you like that or not is a matter of taste.

Dell offers numerous hardware options for the m15. Besides a 1080p/144 Hz screen, the manufacturer also offers a 4K-UHD panel. The battery capacity varies between 60 and 90 Wh depending on the SKU, and the 15-inch laptop lasts surprisingly long with the big battery option. Also great: Thanks to the improved maintenance, access to the components is much easier compared to the previous model. We are also surprised by the good Turbo utilization of the CPU considering the slim chassis (2.1 cm). The biggest issues are the sound quality as well as the lack of a card reader.

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9th – Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15
Razer Blade 15

Razer offers a Pro and a Base model of the Blade 15, so you can decide between the high-end and the less expensive SKU. The Base model is a bit thicker and uses two conventional fans for the cooling, but is even superior to the Pro model in some areas: It offers an Ethernet port as well as a 2.5-inch slot for hard drive or SSDs, respectively.

It does not matter which model you get, the stylish metal body of the Razer Blade 15 is among the most noble, high quality and well-built cases you can currently get. Keyboard, touchpad, and display do not have to hide behind the rivals, either.

The 15-inch laptop offers plenty of high-end features, despite the compact dimensions. This includes the Core i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q or the SSD. You can adjust the software and hardware comprehensively via Razer Synapse (like the RGB illumination). The Blade 15 just misses a "very good" rating. The sound and the somewhat limited port selection (no card reader) are among the biggest drawbacks. The battery runtime is also significantly shorter compared to the Aero 15X. Frequent travelers and gamers with a focus on design still can't go wrong with the Razer.

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10th – HP ZBook Studio G5

HP ZBook Studio G5
HP ZBook Studio G5

ZBook Studio, third attempt – HP updated its slim high-end workstation with modern processors and graphics cars, including a complete redesign of the chassis. The new HP ZBook Studio G5 convinces with its extremely well-built metal chassis, the good and matte 4K-UHD display as well as the serviceability, which is great with two SSD and two RAM slots. The device offers many ports and performs very well. Negative aspects include the high weight compared to its direct rivals, for example. The performance is also limited on batter power and in the stress test. The very high price might scare off some users as well.

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The Original: Apple MacBook Pro 15

RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
90%07/2018Apple 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
1.8 kg15.5 mm15.4"2880x1800glossy

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Top MBP 15 Alternatives in Comparison

Size Comparison

375.9 mm / 14.8 inch 251.3 mm / 9.89 inch 29.95 mm / 1.179 inch 2.6 kg5.73 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 275 mm / 10.8 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 2.2 kg4.76 lbs365 mm / 14.4 inch 251 mm / 9.88 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.9 kg4.14 lbs361.8 mm / 14.2 inch 245.7 mm / 9.67 inch 18.7 mm / 0.736 inch 1.8 kg4.06 lbs361.8 mm / 14.2 inch 245.7 mm / 9.67 inch 18.7 mm / 0.736 inch 1.8 kg4.06 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 2.1 kg4.54 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 2.1 kg4.61 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2 kg4.48 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.44 lbs349.3 mm / 13.8 inch 240.7 mm / 9.48 inch 15.5 mm / 0.61 inch 1.8 kg4.03 lbs

Measurements

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
Razer Blade 15 Base Model
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44 (22, 22)
43.2 (20.4, 22.8)
61.6 (30.8, 30.8)
52.4 (27.6, 24.8)
56 (26, 30)
35.2 (17.2, 18)
55.6 (38, 37.6)
16 (9, 7)
18 (9.2, 8.8)
39.2 (19.6, 19.6)
60.8 (30, 30.8)
Response Time Black / White *
22.8 (12, 10.8)
31.2 (16.4, 14.8)
32 (15.6, 16.4)
31.6 (18, 13.6)
29 (14, 15)
26.4 (14, 12.4)
30.8 (16.4, 14.4)
11 (7, 4)
12 (6.8, 5.2)
35.2 (20.4, 14.8)
32.8 (16.4, 16.4)
PWM Frequency
117000 (75, 150)
1000 (25)
198.4 (25)
21190 (99)
Screen
Brightness middle
357.6
520
396
451.9
440
292.8
397.6
235
353.6
273.6
417
Brightness
350
492
380
414
389
295
396
235
346
262
412
Brightness Distribution
85
88
90
81
83
85
85
85
86
86
85
Black Level *
0.35
0.39
0.28
0.36
0.34
0.36
0.25
0.22
0.3
0.3
0.29
Contrast
1022
1333
1414
1255
1294
813
1590
1068
1179
912
1438
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.12
1.2
4
5.62
5.04
3.48
4.95
2.82
4.55
3.22
4.4
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.91
2.3
7.6
19.1
6.99
6.81
10.23
4.82
7.91
7.61
6.7
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.23
0.9
2.69
2.04
3.13
4.22
4.88
3.37
4.1
1.9
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.8
1.3
6.1
6.9
4.98
4.1
5.1
2.32
4.1
1.4
5
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.18 101%
2.25 98%
2.2 100%
2.48 89%
2.2 100%
2.234 98%
2.49 88%
2.27 97%
2.24 98%
2.28 96%
CCT
6613 98%
6738 96%
7786 83%
6254 104%
7777 84%
6740 96%
7543 86%
6310 103%
7434 87%
6636 98%
7575 86%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
87.5
88.5
71.8
61
84.4
87.6
59
57.9
56.4
62.3
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
100
98.5
94
99.6
100
92
88.9
86.2
96
Noise
off / environment *
28
29.6
28.8
28.2
30.25
28.3
28.3
30.7
28.6
27.8
28.6
Idle Minimum *
28.6
30.1
28.8
28.5
30.25
28.3
28.4
32.1
28.6
31
28.6
Idle Average *
29.9
30.1
28.8
28.6
30.25
28.3
28.4
32.1
28.6
31.2
28.6
Idle Maximum *
30.5
30.1
31.3
28.8
31.8
30.5
29.2
32.4
28.6
31.3
30
Load Average *
42.5
46.8
36.4
36.2
44.7
34.5
41.8
39
40.8
47.2
38.1
Witcher 3 ultra *
44.8
36
36.4
47.6
49.5
39.1
49.6
51.3
35
Load Maximum *
44.8
46.8
39.2
47.6
42
49.5
41.8
40.2
49.6
44.3
42.5
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
42.4
45.7
45.4
53.6
44.4
54.4
43.4
46.6
52
45.2
42.3
Maximum Bottom *
50.8
41.7
53.4
49
46.4
49
50
56.6
55.6
46.4
43.1
Idle Upper Side *
33
26.7
26.3
29.8
29.3
38.6
26
28.8
29.8
27.2
24.2
Idle Bottom *
35.2
26.4
26.2
31.8
29.4
38.8
29.2
28.5
31
32.8
24.7
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
842
691
899
1027
382
447
627
690
1036
WiFi v1.3
375
614
384
514
523
278
320
428
463
330
582
Load
76
119
62
128
95
85
103
87
131
H.264
701
371
581
353
544
Witcher 3 ultra
88
63

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
4456 Points ∼68%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
4575 Points ∼70%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4381 Points ∼67%
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4620 Points ∼71%
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
4643 Points ∼71%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
5568 Points ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
4404 Points ∼68%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
5651 Points ∼87%
Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
5407 Points ∼83%
Razer Blade 15 Base Model
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5395 Points ∼83%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4453 Points ∼68%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
3661 Points ∼60%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
3735 Points ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3611 Points ∼59%
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3840 Points ∼63%
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
3433 Points ∼56%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
4200 Points ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
3536 Points ∼58%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
4446 Points ∼73%
Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4418 Points ∼73%
Razer Blade 15 Base Model
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4425 Points ∼73%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3433 Points ∼56%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
8990 Points ∼29%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
7910 Points ∼25%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8886 Points ∼28%
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9373 Points ∼30%
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
7396 Points ∼24%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
14244 Points ∼46%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
8363 Points ∼27%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
14492 Points ∼46%
Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
17408 Points ∼56%
Razer Blade 15 Base Model
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
12856 Points ∼41%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6377 Points ∼20%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
24182 Points ∼41%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
18251 Points ∼31%
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
24948 Points ∼42%
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
14739 Points ∼25%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
30100 Points ∼51%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
14996 Points ∼25%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
29275 Points ∼49%
Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
35886 Points ∼61%
Razer Blade 15 Base Model
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
25931 Points ∼44%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
16596 Points ∼28%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
51461 Points ∼5%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
49190 Points ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
23769 Points ∼2%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
80916 Points ∼7%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
2.16 Points ∼89%
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
1.99 Points ∼82%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
2.15 Points ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
2.12 Points ∼87%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
1.99 Points ∼82%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
11.95 Points ∼44%
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
12.35 Points ∼46%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
13.22 Points ∼49%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
12.29 Points ∼45%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
11.43 Points ∼42%
OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
82.37 fps ∼48%
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
74.35 fps ∼44%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
125.73 fps ∼74%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
99.72 fps ∼58%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
72.01 fps ∼42%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
191 Points ∼88%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
177 Points ∼81%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
176 Points ∼81%
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
190 Points ∼87%
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
177 Points ∼81%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
187 Points ∼86%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
187 Points ∼86%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
175 Points ∼80%
Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
172 Points ∼79%
Razer Blade 15 Base Model
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
175 Points ∼80%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
175 Points ∼80%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
1074 Points ∼25%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
1064 Points ∼24%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
1057 Points ∼24%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
953 Points ∼22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
1218 Points ∼28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
1135 Points ∼26%
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
1163 Points ∼27%
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
1131 Points ∼26%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
1166 Points ∼27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
1118 Points ∼26%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
1100 Points ∼25%
Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
1218 Points ∼28%
Razer Blade 15 Base Model
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
923 Points ∼21%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
1127 Points ∼26%
OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
131.47 fps ∼53%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
98.44 fps ∼39%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
105.7 fps ∼42%
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
120.65 fps ∼48%
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
109.28 fps ∼44%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
179.25 fps ∼72%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
137.9 fps ∼55%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ
102.09 fps ∼41%
Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
114.41 fps ∼46%
Razer Blade 15 Base Model
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
117.39 fps ∼47%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
122.93 fps ∼49%
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