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The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 15

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

May 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%02/2019
New!
MSI PS63 Modern 8RCMSI PS63 Modern 8RC
Intel Core i7-8565U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.7 kg15.9 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
390%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
489%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
589%02/2019
New!
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-QRazer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
2.1 kg17.8 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
689%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
788%03/2019
New!
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
Intel Core i9-8950HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
64 GB Memory, 2048 GB NVMe
2.1 kg20 mm15.6"3840x2160matte
888%03/2019
New!
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ngHP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 2048 GB SSD
2.2 kg19.3 mm15.6"3840x2160glossy
988%03/2019
New!
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHgLenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
Intel Core i7-8750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
16 GB Memory, 256 GB NVMe
2.3 kg25 mm15.6"1920x1080matte
1088%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

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 – MSI PS63 Modern 8RC

MSI PS63 Modern
MSI PS63 Modern

MSI does not want to be just a manufacturer of gaming laptops anymore, and its new P-series is a pretty impressive first attempt in the segment of elegant and slim multimedia laptops. In this case we reviewed the MSI PS63 Modern 8RC. Sure, the device is more of a competitor for the entry-level SKUs of the MacBook Pro 15, but if that is good enough for you, you get long battery runtimes, a sophisticated chassis, a very quiet operation, and a huge clickpad in return, which was probably copied from Apple.

However, the cooling is very defensive, so the CPU cannot utilize its full potential. The screen does not cover 100% sRGB, either. Thunderbolt 3 is missing as well, so you should have a  close look whether the MSI PS63 Modern can really replace the MacBook.

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3rd - 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.

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4th - 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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5th – Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model

Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model

"One of the best thin & light gaming laptops on the market" is what we said about the Razer Blade 15 (2019). This is at least the case for the Advanced model with a faster GPU, but you should keep in mind that the graphics card cannot utilize many of its technologies like Ray-Tracing or DLSS in many applications yet, so it might not be worth the additional price.

Thanks to its subtle and sturdy chassis, the Razer laptop can be also be used in more formal environments. You get a large touchpad, a 144 Hz panel, and a decent set of ports. The mediocre Turbo performance of the CPU limits the competitiveness in terms of productivity a bit. The display shows accurate colors, but cannot quite keep up with the Retina display from Apple.

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6th - 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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7th – Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9

Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9

Light and slim gaming notebooks are not only good for gaming on the go, but thanks to their good screens, the high performance, and the long battery runtime, thy are also well-suited for picture and video editing when you travel. Only the weight and the often aggressive design could scare off digital artists. At just over 2 kg, the Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9 is not the lightest system, but it is not heavy enough to be bothering. Gigabyte uses a pretty restrained design, so you can also use it in non-gaming environments.

The extremely powerful processor with six cores is a blessing for video editing and obviously rendering, but you can save some money in terms of the GPU. According to our tests, the most powerful GPU option does not offer many advantages. Saving money might be a good idea in genera, because this is an expensive machine at about 2800 Euros.

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8th – HP Spectre x360 15

HP Spectre x360 15
HP Spectre x360 15

The HP Spectre x360 15 is a good convertible. There is no doubt that both the chassis and the build quality are state of the art. The display looks great with an almost full sRGB coverage and the high contrast.

You also get a comfortable keyboard and a good touchpad, USB 3.0 Type-A and Thunderbolt ports as well as a microSD reader. The performance figures alone cannot justify the high price in our opinion, but the build quality and the modern design definitely can.

We criticize the performance, because the components cannot utilize their full potential. CPU and GPU are still powerful enough even for smooth gameplay in modern games, but the resolution and the quality settings should be rather conservative to ensure high fps numbers. The native 4K resolution is often to challenging for the dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q.

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9th – Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg

Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg

The Lenovo Legion Y740 cannot keep up with the case quality of the MacBook, but the design is conveniently restrained and you can use it in more formal environments. The slim bezels look good and the display is already well-calibrated out of the box. You can also maintain the laptop, which is definitely an advantage over the MacBook Pro 15, and the gaming laptop also has the edge in terms of CPU performance.

The keyboard on the other hand is not really convincing and the power adapter is pretty bulky. There is no numpad and the overall battery runtime is pretty short. We already mentioned it in the introduction: You have to make compromises when you are looking for an alternative for the MacBook Pro 15, but the Legion Y740 is an interesting alternative if you just need a lot of power and when the budget is not that big.

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10th - 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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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 lbs362 mm / 14.3 inch 265 mm / 10.4 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg4.97 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 lbs361 mm / 14.2 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 19.3 mm / 0.76 inch 2.2 kg4.81 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 2.1 kg4.54 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.1 kg4.67 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.44 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.7 kg3.66 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs349.3 mm / 13.8 inch 240.7 mm / 9.48 inch 15.5 mm / 0.61 inch 1.8 kg4.03 lbs

Measurement Results

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
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8950HK, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW020T8
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
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)
57 (26, 31)
18.8 (11.6, 7.2)
60 (29.2, 30.8)
16.8 (9.2, 7.6)
42 (23, 19)
Response Time Black / White *
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)
31 (16, 15)
13.2 (8, 5.2)
28.8 (13.2, 15.6)
11.6 (7.2, 4.4)
32 (20, 12)
PWM Frequency
117000 (75, 150)
1000 (25)
198.4 (25)
25000 (20)
Screen
Brightness middle
520
396
451.9
440
292.8
397.6
330
320.4
350
314.7
289
Brightness
492
380
414
389
295
396
310
298
337
312
262
Brightness Distribution
88
90
81
83
85
85
87
85
92
90
75
Black Level *
0.39
0.28
0.36
0.34
0.36
0.25
0.37
0.42
0.29
0.38
0.26
Contrast
1333
1414
1255
1294
813
1590
892
763
1207
828
1112
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.2
4
5.62
5.04
3.48
4.95
4.03
3.21
0.93
2.56
2.9
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.3
7.6
19.1
6.99
6.81
10.23
6.74
5.54
1.43
4.89
5.71
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.3
6.1
6.9
4.98
4.1
5.1
4.49
3.6
1.21
3.4
1.42
Gamma
2.18 101%
2.25 98%
2.2 100%
2.48 89%
2.2 100%
2.234 98%
2.57 86%
2.27 97%
2.2 100%
2.3 96%
2.39 92%
CCT
6738 96%
7786 83%
6254 104%
7777 84%
6740 96%
7543 86%
6744 96%
6503 100%
6672 97%
6435 101%
6705 97%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.9
2.69
2.04
3.13
4.22
1.96
2.36
0.62
1.71
2.88
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
88.5
71.8
61
84.4
87.6
61
59
88
60.7
57
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
98.5
94
99.6
100
94
92
100
94.6
87
Noise
off / environment *
29.6
28.8
28.2
30.25
28.3
28.3
30.4
28
29
28.8
30.4
Idle Minimum *
30.1
28.8
28.5
30.25
28.3
28.4
30.4
32.6
31
28.8
30.7
Idle Average *
30.1
28.8
28.6
30.25
28.3
28.4
30.4
32.7
33
28.8
30.7
Idle Maximum *
30.1
31.3
28.8
31.8
30.5
29.2
31.6
32.7
36
29.4
30.7
Load Average *
46.8
36.4
36.2
44.7
34.5
41.8
43.2
33.3
44
35.7
34
Witcher 3 ultra *
36
36.4
47.6
49.5
39.1
41.6
43
42.5
Load Maximum *
46.8
39.2
47.6
42
49.5
41.8
38.3
45.2
45
45
33.7
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
45.7
45.4
53.6
44.4
54.4
43.4
44.8
37.6
64
49
58.6
Maximum Bottom *
41.7
53.4
49
46.4
49
50
49
45.2
69
49
60
Idle Upper Side *
26.7
26.3
29.8
29.3
38.6
26
26.6
32.2
29
25.4
26
Idle Bottom *
26.4
26.2
31.8
29.4
38.8
29.2
26.6
37.2
29
27.2
25.2
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
691
899
1027
382
1127
235
561
682
838
H.264
701
371
581
459
332
WiFi v1.3
614
384
514
523
278
320
528
166
354
387
683
Witcher 3 ultra
88
63
Load
119
62
128
95
135
46
147
88
168

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
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%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
4316 Points ∼66%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5852 Points ∼90%
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8950HK, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW020T8
4775 Points ∼73%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5607 Points ∼86%
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4905 Points ∼75%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
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%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
3494 Points ∼57%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5115 Points ∼84%
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8950HK, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW020T8
3944 Points ∼65%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4150 Points ∼68%
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3801 Points ∼62%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
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%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
9106 Points ∼29%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
18304 Points ∼59%
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8950HK, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW020T8
19220 Points ∼62%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
17689 Points ∼57%
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7299 Points ∼23%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
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%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
24021 Points ∼41%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
36817 Points ∼62%
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8950HK, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW020T8
29945 Points ∼51%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
29109 Points ∼49%
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
18526 Points ∼31%
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%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
58769 Points ∼5%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
162624 Points ∼15%
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8950HK, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW020T8
66387 Points ∼6%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
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%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
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%
OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
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%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
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%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
168 Points ∼77%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
173 Points ∼79%
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8950HK, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW020T8
193 Points ∼89%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
174 Points ∼80%
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
173 Points ∼79%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
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%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
1083 Points ∼25%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
1238 Points ∼28%
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8950HK, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW020T8
1237 Points ∼28%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
999 Points ∼23%
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
572 Points ∼13%
OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
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%
HP Spectre x360 15-df0126ng
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5-P KXG50PNV2T04
99.6 fps ∼40%
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHg
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
120.36 fps ∼48%
Gigabyte Aero 15-Y9
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8950HK, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW020T8
115.9 fps ∼46%
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
114.54 fps ∼46%
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
64.5 fps ∼26%
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