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The best laptops for Q3 2021: 77 laptops in review

Laptop Editors' Choice Awards Q3 2021 We put 77 laptops through their paces between July and September 2021. These included powerful gaming devices with impressive performance, as well as ultra-mobile business laptops and entry-level laptops. Read on to find out more about the best laptops of the last few months and the recommendations from our editorial team.
J. Simon Leitner (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪 🇷🇺

The frequently cited summer slump of the past few months wasn't much of an issue for our review team, at least. Numerous laptops of all categories passed through the hands of our experienced authors and were subjected to torture with measuring devices and test software. The spectrum of the devices reviewed is wide; ranging from low-priced office laptops to high-quality multimedia all-rounders and high-performance gaming laptops, there was a bit of everything. The following is an overview of the laptop highlights corresponding to the last three months:

These Laptops received top marks in our reviews

In order to achieve the top score of "Very Good" (from an overall rating of 88%) in a Notebookcheck review, a laptop can't afford to show any major shortcomings. It has to be particularly well adapted in the respective rating category (gaming, office, mobile,...). All laptops share high display requirements, but the balance between performance and mobility is also crucial for many device classes. You can find more information on our rating system here.

With an overall score of 90%, two laptops that couldn't be more different take their place at the top of our charts. In this way, the Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 is a full-blown gaming behemoth that sets the bar of what's possible for mobile gaming laptops with its Intel i9 CPU and RTX 3080 GPU. The HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8, on the other hand, is a mobile business device that stands out with its particularly high-quality build and input devices as well as excellent mobility. Both laptops are largely able to impress in their categories in our tests, thereby deservedly earning top marks.

With an overall rating of 89%, there's a number of other test contenders that are only slightly behind. The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 (Intel) also manages to score a top position as an ultra-mobile workhorse alongside the Latitude 9420 2-in-1, a 14-inch business convertible from Dell. The latest Razer Blade 15 Advanced and its larger counterpart, the Razer Blade 17, are also very far ahead in our ranking with a top score of 89%. There's virtually no way around Razer in the thin-and-light segment of gaming laptops at the moment.

Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD (90%)
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD (90%)
HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8 (90%)
HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8 (90%)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 (89%)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 (89%)
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1 (89%)
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1 (89%)
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (89%)
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (89%)
Razer Blade 17 (89%)
Razer Blade 17 (89%)

The runner-up in the high-end gaming segment goes by the name of x17 and is manufactured by Alienware. With powerful processors and graphics chips, the Alienware x17 hardly leaves anything to be desired in the test. The current editions of two classic multimedia all-rounders achieve an overall rating of 88% in our reviews, obtaining a rating of "Very Good" as a result. We're talking about the Dell Dell XPS 17 9710 as well as its slightly smaller counterpart, the Dell XPS 15 9510. Both devices excel with a mix of first-class displays, high-quality cases, and powerful components, and they can cover a particularly wide range of use cases. The last device to make it into this top list is the HP EliteBook 830 G8. It's an exciting alternative to the aforementioned ThinkPad X13 when it comes to a work device for frequent travelers.

Alienware x17 (89%)
Alienware x17 (89%)
Dell XPS 17 9710 (88%)
Dell XPS 17 9710 (88%)
Dell XPS 15 9510 (88%)
Dell XPS 15 9510 (88%)
HP EliteBook 830 G8 (88%)
HP EliteBook 830 G8 (88%)

Our favorites - Editors' Choice Awards Q3 2021

Based on the review results obtained in the period under consideration, we conduct an editorial vote and then present the Editors' Choice Award. The award will be given to those laptops that stand out through their successful overall package, absolute top performance in specific rating areas, or a particularly good price-performance ratio, and that represent an attractive purchase option for our editors in the respective category.

HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8

The HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8 combines all the qualities that a portable laptop should have for daily business use. These include a high-quality case, a first-class display, comprehensive connectivity, input devices that won't make you wish for external solutions, quiet operation at all times, and long battery life. Although you have to sacrifice some CPU performance - the built-in i7-1185G7 CPU wasn't able to fully exploit its potential in the test - the EliteBook 840 Aero is still optimally equipped for its intended use case.

Unfortunately, such a good package has its price: The HP EliteBook 840 G8 is widely available online through Amazon, Newegg, Walmart, and directly from HP.com starting at around $1,500 or $2,300 for our specific configuration. Ordering directly from HP will give the most configurable options.

Editors' Choice Award Q3 2021: HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8
Editors' Choice Award Q3 2021: HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH

Representing the emerging 16-inch format, the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH was largely able to win us over in our review. The configuration variant with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics chip that we tested delivered a superior performance in terms of gaming, which is also due to its solid cooling capacity. The user-friendly maintenance concept with the option to replace individual components is a bonus that shouldn't be overlooked, since it increases the laptop's future-proofing. The 16:10 display offers a high QHD resolution that goes well with the large display size and the powerful equipment, and it also delivered good results in terms of brightness, contrast, and color accuracy in the test. In addition, its response times are low, and the matte display surface prevents bothersome reflections.

At the time of writing, the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH is available on Amazon with the Ryzen 7 5800H processor, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 16 GB of RAM, and a 2 TB SSD for $2,639, while adding $100 more will get you double the RAM at 32 GB. If you're okay with getting either the RTX 3060 or the RTX 3050 with the Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, you can also find it in Lenovo's online store with prices starting at $1,299 for the latter version.

Editors' Choice Award Q3 2021: Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH
Editors' Choice Award Q3 2021: Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G3 AMD

Lenovo designed its ThinkPad E-series to be work devices for everyday use; its price is below that of the T-series, and it's aimed at traditional business customers. This makes the devices suitable for one-person businesses and microbusinesses, but probably also for school and university students, especially since Lenovo offers special discounts for customers within the education segment. Equipped with the latest Ryzen processors from AMD, the Lenovo ThinkPad E14 offers an excellent system performance in combination with the SSDs used. The fact that Lenovo also installs a first-class keyboard, as well as a bright and high-contrast display makes the ThinkPad E14 an attractive option when looking for a robust and portable work device. Its larger counterpart, the ThinkPad E15, could also be interesting for prospective buyers.

You can currently find the ThinkPad E14 Gen 3 on Amazon with the Ryzen 5 5500U, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD at a price of around $775. If you need more RAM and storage, or more processing power, Lenovo's online store has a model with the Ryzen 7 5700U CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD for $1,779.

Editors' Choice Award Q3 2021: Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G3 AMD
Editors' Choice Award Q3 2021: Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G3 AMD


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The best laptops - Reviewed in Q3 2021

Overall score
Model
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Class
Starting price
Chassis score
Size
Thickness
Weight score
Weight
Battery life score
Battery life Wi-Fi 150 cd/m²
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Resolution
Display surface
Display brightness
Display contrast
DeltaE ColorChecker
Color-space coverage (sRGB)
Application performance score
CB R20 Single score
CB R20 Multi score
PCMark 10 score
Gaming performance score
3DMark Fires. GPU score
3DMark 11 score
Temperature score
Top idle
Top load
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Noise load med.
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Max. audio output (dB)
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83.5 %Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QM
R9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401QMGaming
83 %14.00"19.9 mm66.8 %1.7 kg89.1 %710 min85.1 %1920x1080matte311 cd/m²845:14.0194.6 %5685058677393.1 %184361958677.9 %31 °C55.4 °C75.8 %34.5 dB35.4 dB81 %77.2 dB81.2 %85 %52.8 %
84.8 %Honor MagicBook 15 i5 1135G7
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Honor MagicBook 15 i5 1135G7Subnotebook
82 %15.60"17 mm68.7 %1.5 kg77 %451 min86 %1920x1080matte318 cd/m²1230:13.386 %5141448469063.7 %3566568191.5 %25.4 °C35.4 °C96.2 %24.6 dB33.9 dB77.2 %79.5 dB32 %82.3 %91.1 %41.3 %
82 %Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDAOffice
80.5 %15.60"16 mm67.8 %1.6 kg88.3 %607 min83.5 %1920x1080matte297 cd/m²730:13.4870 %87.8 %4422105466865.3 %4704649490.6 %27.8 °C46.5 °C87.1 %26 dB43.3 dB67.4 %77.62 dB30.4 %74.6 %83.9 %55.6 %
79 %Chuwi CoreBook X
i5-8259U, Iris Plus Graphics 655
Chuwi CoreBook XSubnotebook
61.3 %14.00"20.6 mm69.1 %1.5 kg72.3 %400 min79.1 %2160x1440glossy344 cd/m²1045:16.283.1 %3861385406253.6 %1667283687.9 %30.2 °C44.4 °C90 %25.5 dB36.8 dB71.2 %83.4 dB25.5 %84.6 %80.6 %39.5 %
80.8 %HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ngConvertible
70.9 %15.60"19.9 mm65.5 %1.8 kg73 %408 min75.7 %1920x1080glossy246 cd/m²859:16.0159 %89.7 %5181855459666.4 %4126591591.8 %26.3 °C39.9 °C93 %26 dB35.1 dB71.2 %78.89 dB39 %76.2 %86.7 %50.3 %
85.5 %Medion Erazer Beast X20
i7-10870H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Medion Erazer Beast X20Gaming
86.1 %17.30"23 mm61.4 %2.2 kg74.5 %373 min90 %2560x1440matte341 cd/m²881:11.7690.8 %4703027590896.8 %258492490175.5 %32 °C53 °C62.2 %34 dB53 dB75.4 %86 dB41.5 %82.7 %83.3 %62.7 %
89.3 %Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 20WK0024GE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 20WK0024GESubnotebook
85.7 %13.30"18.2 mm70.9 %1.3 kg88.9 %597 min87.8 %1920x1200matte310 cd/m²1333:12.789.3 %5742188510567.4 %5202716984.3 %24.3 °C53.9 °C93 %25.5 dB37.4 dB74.8 %77.4 dB36.4 %87.7 %91.7 %72.9 %
89 %Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1Convertible
88.6 %14.00"13.91 mm69 %1.5 kg89 %699 min85.9 %2560x1600glossy465 cd/m²1511:13.6991.9 %5732317527270.3 %5740747982.7 %43.4 °C95.7 %25.4 dB25.4 dB92 %87.3 dB39 %85 %88.9 %71.2 %
86.3 %Asus ZenBook Flip 13 UX363EA-HP069T
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Asus ZenBook Flip 13 UX363EA-HP069TConvertible
86.9 %13.30"13 mm72.7 %1.2 kg88.5 %639 min80.5 %1920x1080glossy359 cd/m²3530:13.9883.8 %4901758476361.3 %4279622988.2 %37.7 °C42 °C81 %27 dB46 dB72.2 %85.13 dB45.5 %88.8 %95 %58.1 %
88.9 %Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Mid 2021)Gaming
87.5 %15.60"16.99 mm62.8 %2 kg68.2 %353 min87.9 %1920x1080340 cd/m²1140:12.1796.9 %5824706735698.7 %272662913081.7 %35.2 °C51 °C82 %25.3 dB42 dB80.4 %84.6 dB42.5 %80.8 %88.9 %70.3 %
90.1 %Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSD
i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703HSDGaming
84.6 %17.30"19.9 mm58 %2.8 kg73.5 %449 min86.2 %2560x1440matte288 cd/m²1073:13.0599 %96.2 %6085023724599.9 %289393052178.2 %35 °C59 °C76.1 %23 dB41 dB83.8 %74.24 dB44 %88.5 %91.7 %78.3 %
82.1 %Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
R7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UAOffice
82.9 %15.60"16.1 mm65.4 %1.8 kg85 %538 min82.9 %1920x1080matte267 cd/m²516:13.9665 %89.6 %4903536540262.6 %3430574389.7 %27.4 °C46.1 °C84.2 %26 dB45 dB74.6 %81.47 dB40.5 %81.9 %85 %45.6 %
83.8 %Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XN
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Dell Inspiron 13 5301-0D0XNSubnotebook
83.6 %13.30"16 mm73.2 %1.1 kg62.8 %358 min85 %1920x1080matte289 cd/m²1373:13.3598 %88 %5061548452959.1 %4260571190.2 %36.5 °C41 °C82.4 %27.5 dB41.6 dB75.6 %83.19 dB26.8 %80.8 %91.7 %58.2 %
81.8 %HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0157ng
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0157ngConvertible
72 %14.00"19.9 mm69 %1.5 kg76.7 %427 min77 %1920x1080glossy241 cd/m²2445:15.6863.7 %89.1 %467979464656 %4143592691.9 %31.8 °C38.9 °C94 %27 dB38.3 dB67.8 %73.82 dB36 %76.5 %86.7 %53 %
86.7 %Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G3-20Y7003SGE
R5 5500U, Vega 7
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G3-20Y7003SGEOffice
86.4 %14.00"17.9 mm67.9 %1.6 kg89 %680 min83.7 %1920x1080matte327 cd/m²1312:15.190.7 %4592886509762.2 %3325526683.7 %24.7 °C45.1 °C96.4 %23.8 dB32 dB74.4 %77.5 dB23.2 %91.9 %87.8 %59.5 %
85 %Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061T
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506QR-AZ061TGaming
78.5 %15.60"24 mm61.1 %2.3 kg88.9 %685 min87.5 %1920x1080matte268 cd/m²1350:11.3699 %93.8 %5594553691795.6 %222002345985.7 %37.1 °C46.7 °C81.3 %26 dB46.6 dB63.6 %73.96 dB36 %81.2 %96.1 %54.8 %
84.7 %Lenovo Yoga 6 13 82ND0009US
R5 5500U, Vega 7
Lenovo Yoga 6 13 82ND0009USConvertible
77.3 %13.30"18.2 mm71 %1.3 kg89.7 %791 min80.5 %1920x1080glossy294 cd/m²1534:13.8388.5 %4562418520964.2 %3200536188.5 %36.2 °C41.6 °C91.4 %25.1 dB41 dB72 %78.3 dB39 %81.9 %83.3 %59.8 %
83.8 %Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786B
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53-786BGaming
80.3 %15.60"22.9 mm61.6 %2.2 kg69.8 %386 min84.9 %1920x1080matte290 cd/m²975:13.0387.8 %4512975603494.9 %244682340875.6 %32 °C50 °C74.9 %27 dB46 dB74 %81 dB42 %82.7 %86.1 %58.7 %
84.7 %Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QY
R9 5900HX, Radeon RX 6800M
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QYGaming
84.6 %15.60"27.9 mm60.6 %2.4 kg86.4 %553 min81.1 %1920x1080283 cd/m²1224:14.9797.7 %94.7 %5835158716795.5 %349932764091.2 %34.4 °C38.9 °C76.7 %31 dB44 dB83.4 %77.5 dB83.1 %83.9 %58.3 %
87.9 %Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Dell XPS 17 9710 Core i7 RTX 3060Multimedia
88.5 %17.00"19.5 mm59.9 %2.5 kg77.1 %453 min86.6 %3840x2400glossy489 cd/m²1450:12.4694.7 %5794352670694.6 %179602253788.1 %37.6 °C50.2 °C80.9 %25.2 dB45.9 dB83.8 %78.3 dB36 %89.2 %88.3 %65.9 %
85.1 %Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
R5 5600U, Vega 7
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMDOffice
77.2 %15.60"21 mm63.9 %1.9 kg78.6 %469 min84 %1920x1080matte276 cd/m²1146:13.792.2 %5362952557957.8 %2495434890.8 %26.9 °C42.8 °C97.7 %24.22 dB25.84 dB62.8 %71.2 dB29.2 %90.8 %86.1 %59.1 %
85 %Medion Erazer Beast X25
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Medion Erazer Beast X25Gaming
85 %17.30"23 mm61.2 %2.3 kg73.2 %410 min86.9 %1920x1080matte315 cd/m²997:12.0394.8 %5814776684297.9 %267712798974.3 %34 °C54 °C57.2 %30 dB54 dB76.6 %85 dB39.5 %82.7 %83.3 %62.7 %
82.2 %MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
MSI Modern 14 B11SB-085Multimedia
75.4 %14.00"16.9 mm71.4 %1.3 kg83.6 %523 min84.4 %1920x1080matte311 cd/m²2892:15.0558 %86.6 %5812108482370.7 %4689833979.3 %28.3 °C55.6 °C78 %26 dB46.3 dB65.6 %75.06 dB38 %82.7 %85.6 %60.8 %
85.4 %Framework Laptop 13.5
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Framework Laptop 13.5Office
77.3 %13.50"15.85 mm71.4 %1.3 kg79.5 %478 min85.5 %2256x1504glossy435 cd/m²1151:12.3494.5 %5802119476864.6 %3709589391.9 %25.2 °C47.2 °C84 %23.9 dB45.6 dB76 %78.2 dB43.5 %87.3 %83.3 %67.1 %
74.9 %Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RA
Celeron N4500, UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
Asus BR1100FKA-BP0109RAConvertible
77.1 %11.60"19.9 mm70.2 %1.4 kg78 %462 min77.3 %1366x768glossy230 cd/m²1241:15.3568 %36.2 %188332142915.7 %39259192.1 %28.4 °C39.3 °C100 % dB dB76 %82.84 dB50 %64.2 %66.7 %49.1 %
85.7 %HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800UConvertible
86.3 %13.30"18 mm69.5 %1.5 kg86.6 %567 min79.2 %1920x1080glossy292 cd/m²1322:1591.3 %5553691533458.9 %2659466389.2 %24.6 °C43.8 °C88.8 %27.5 dB36.2 dB72 %76.5 dB23.2 %86.2 %86.7 %63.7 %
86.3 %Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QSGaming
84.5 %15.60"27.2 mm61 %2.3 kg75.9 %440 min86 %2560x1440matte286 cd/m²922:12.7692.5 %5745214720198.7 %269562998588.2 %35.2 °C43.4 °C77.9 %25.5 dB39.2 dB81.2 %74.9 dB90 %83.3 %58.4 %
86.1 %Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G2 AMD
R7 PRO 5850U, Vega 8 R5000
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G2 AMDOffice
81.6 %14.00"20.4 mm66.9 %1.7 kg80.2 %469 min80.7 %1920x1080matte255 cd/m²842:15.993.1 %5483184569058.1 %2534438690.5 %28.6 °C42.1 °C97.7 %25.08 dB26.81 dB53.2 %70.12 dB21.2 %89.2 %86.1 %72.7 %
85.6 %Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XD
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XDGaming
88.3 %15.60"20 mm61.5 %2.2 kg82.2 %508 min90 %3840x2160matte446 cd/m²11000:12.5394.2 %5204128706295.4 %228642575475 %34 °C45 °C62.2 %32 dB44 dB67.2 %75 dB37.5 %73.1 %83.3 %73.1 %
85.3 %MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026US
i7-1195G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11MO-026USSubnotebook
81.1 %14.00"16 mm72.3 %1.2 kg82.3 %509 min86.7 %1920x1080matte299 cd/m²1700:12.891 %5632331540671.4 %5580743984.4 %25.4 °C46.1 °C88.4 %26.9 dB36.8 dB76.8 %82.3 dB31.2 %78.8 %88.9 %62.8 %
82.3 %MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
MSI Summit E14 A11SCSOffice
80.6 %14.00"16 mm71.5 %1.3 kg60.7 %271 min88.9 %3840x2160matte571 cd/m²1119:14.4293.4 %5822238532579.3 %81141139882.1 %30.6 °C49.4 °C78.7 %24.2 dB50.2 dB73.8 %80.6 dB37.5 %78.8 %86.1 %64.1 %
81.3 %Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R5Z7Gaming
77.1 %17.30"24.9 mm58.5 %2.7 kg68 %334 min80.3 %1920x1080matte255 cd/m²1175:15.9155 %93 %5564742674994.8 %208742263189.2 %32.6 °C44 °C73.2 %33.1 dB49.8 dB64.2 %75.49 dB42.5 %81.9 %89.4 %45.6 %
89.8 %HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8 3E4Q6AA
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8 3E4Q6AAOffice
85.7 %14.00"17.9 mm72.6 %1.2 kg88.9 %685 min89.1 %1920x1080matte426 cd/m²1458:12.8491.6 %5061823487968.5 %4995669188.7 %33 °C39.2 °C98.2 %24.2 dB26.9 dB83.4 %78.6 dB37.5 %89.2 %91.7 %67.5 %
84 %HP EliteBook Folio 13.5-3G2L2EA
SD 8cx Gen 2 5G, Adreno 680
HP EliteBook Folio 13.5-3G2L2EAConvertible
86.1 %13.50"16 mm71.2 %1.3 kg90.3 %874 min79.9 %1920x1280glossy226 cd/m²1163:13.5965.8 %51.2 %204495.2 %25.7 °C34.3 °C100 % dB dB61.8 %71.2 dB30.8 %80.4 %87.8 %50.9 %
88.4 %Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLEDMultimedia
90.3 %15.60"18 mm63.8 %1.9 kg80 %420 min91.6 %3456x2160glossy367 cd/m²6033:12.189.1 %5813848601980.1 %121191402787.5 %27 °C45.5 °C95.5 %23.8 dB36 dB76.4 %88.8 dB26.8 %85.4 %93.9 %62.6 %
86 %Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5
R9 5900HX, Vega 8 R4000
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14ACH5Subnotebook
80.7 %14.00"16.9 mm71.2 %1.3 kg85.5 %612, 538 min85.3 %2880x1800glossy390 cd/m²6533:13.4100 %93.4 %5824703641464.8 %3820642491.1 %25.7 °C41.6 °C93.4 %26.5 dB35 dB60.8 %68.58 dB41.5 %85.8 %84.4 %54.7 %
86.1 %HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
HP EliteBook 850 G8 3C7Z8EAOffice
87.9 %15.60"19 mm66 %1.8 kg74.9 %509 min82.8 %1920x1080matte702 cd/m²3273:16.2295 %92.5 %5751772490565.1 %5077694693.1 %31 °C37.9 °C94.2 %26 dB29.5 dB62.6 %70.77 dB28.2 %84.6 %88.9 %70.3 %
83.5 %Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
R5 5500U, Vega 7
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05Multimedia
83.9 %15.60"19.1 mm66.5 %1.7 kg89.9 %839 min80.6 %1920x1080matte341 cd/m²570:16.459 %89.1 %4562758521863.8 %3395542188.1 %26.5 °C40.5 °C91.5 %26 dB42.6 dB51.8 %65.88 dB43.5 %88.5 %86.7 %57.3 %
81.1 %Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
i5-11300H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQGaming
76.6 %17.30"25 mm59.3 %2.6 kg75.2 %432 min80.9 %1920x1080matte261 cd/m²1243:14.9292 %5462533570588.5 %127361458784.8 %25 °C47 °C78.3 %31 dB43 dB71.2 %79 dB40 %80.8 %86.1 %50.6 %
82 %Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41-R9S5Gaming
77.1 %17.30"24.9 mm58.5 %2.7 kg67.1 %341 min80.8 %1920x1080matte264 cd/m²1279:15.6155 %92.8 %5574657675896.8 %233252515588.3 %29.4 °C46.4 °C80 %28 dB41.6 dB64.2 %75.49 dB42.5 %81.9 %89.4 %44.7 %
85.5 %Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G3-20YG003UGE
R7 5700U, Vega 8 R5000
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G3-20YG003UGEOffice
79.8 %15.60"18.9 mm65.3 %1.8 kg88.2 %597 min84.8 %1920x1080matte329 cd/m²1388:14.791.2 %4893490540464.5 %3516574682.6 %26.5 °C46.4 °C94.6 %23.8 dB32.9 dB80.6 %81.5 dB31.2 %91.2 %87.8 %55.4 %
87.4 %Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (82JQ001PGE)
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (82JQ001PGE)Gaming
84.1 %16.00"26.85 mm59.2 %2.6 kg74.1 %420, 168 min93.3 %2560x1600matte523 cd/m²1020:11.899.41 %94.1 %529, 5024982, 4611671795.4 %81.3 %34 °C50 °C86.5 %25 dB35.5 dB65.6 %76.1 dB37.2 %85.4 %83.3 %63.8 %
79.3 %Samsung Galaxy Book Go
SD 7c Gen 2, Adreno 618
Samsung Galaxy Book GoOffice
82.5 %14.00"15 mm70.4 %1.4 kg89.6 %778 min72.4 %1920x1080matte201 cd/m²639:112.2356.4 %17.9 %64589.7 %25.6 °C35.4 °C100 % dB dB75.4 %82.19 dB32.4 %80.4 %87.8 %43.8 %
86.7 %Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610Multimedia
83.1 %16.00"18.99 mm62.7 %2 kg88.2 %591 min88.9 %3072x1920matte292 cd/m²1413:12.5692.1 %5844106628290.8 %126111560584.7 %31.4 °C46.4 °C82 %24.4 dB48.3 dB70.4 %75.3 dB37 %79.6 %77.8 %64.1 %
86.2 %MSI GE76 Raider 11UH
i9-11980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
MSI GE76 Raider 11UHGaming
79.8 %17.30"27.4 mm56.4 %3 kg65.9 %328 min82.4 %1920x1080matte295 cd/m²1204:15.6696.4 %594, 5725189, 42217054, 693799.3 %315153019484.7 %31 °C46 °C65.1 %27 dB54 dB84.2 %87 dB40.4 %87.7 %77.8 %67.7 %
84.4 %HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nrSubnotebook
72.2 %13.30"17 mm75.8 %953 g85.1 %539 min89.4 %1920x1200matte458 cd/m²1316:12.9991.7 %5523092587263.4 %3399597693.2 %29.6 °C35.6 °C96.8 %23.9 dB32.2 dB66.6 %76.5 dB37 %75 %75 %55.7 %
82.2 %Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JH
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R1JHGaming
75.3 %15.60"23.9 mm61.1 %2.3 kg68 %340 min84.2 %2560x1440matte304 cd/m²652:13.1193 %5584685673894.7 %209662327185.8 %29.5 °C53.2 °C79.7 %25 dB45.8 dB62 %75.51 dB42.5 %80.8 %85 %49.2 %
82.4 %HP Envy 17-cg
i5-1135G7, GeForce MX450
HP Envy 17-cgMultimedia
85.3 %17.30"19.3 mm58.3 %2.7 kg78.9 %472 min80 %1920x1080glossy329 cd/m²1285:13.7587.1 %5101984519669.9 %4689754290.5 %24.2 °C45.9 °C78.6 %31.7 dB43.2 dB75.2 %83.68 dB31.2 %83.8 %86.1 %63 %
86 %Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6
i5-11300H, GeForce MX450
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6Multimedia
82 %16.00"18.4 mm64.2 %1.9 kg85.7 %543 min89.8 %2560x1600322 cd/m²1319:12.490.1 %5482382533377.4 %5573949581.1 %25.4 °C65.3 °C91.4 %25 dB44.5 dB59.4 %73.12 dB43.5 %82.7 %87.2 %63.3 %
83.4 %Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713QE-RB74Gaming
83 %17.30"24.6 mm59.9 %2.5 kg68.6 %358 min81.2 %1920x1080matte269 cd/m²1424:14.3993.4 %5544990649392 %148151873689.5 %33.4 °C43.8 °C86.5 %25.1 dB36.3 dB67 %73.5 dB86.5 %84.7 %58.6 %
88 %HP EliteBook 830 G8-i7-1165G7
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
HP EliteBook 830 G8-i7-1165G7Subnotebook
90.2 %13.30"18 mm71.1 %1.3 kg84 %480 min77.2 %1920x1080matte985 cd/m²2962:1491.9 %5051490503464 %4676630291.8 %30.1 °C41.7 °C94.4 %26 dB35.4 dB68 %71.95 dB32.4 %89.2 %85 %73.5 %
86.4 %Fujitsu LifeBook U7311 i5
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Fujitsu LifeBook U7311 i5Subnotebook
79.8 %13.30"19 mm72.1 %1.2 kg80.5 %489 min82.8 %1920x1080matte301 cd/m²1157:15.888.1 %5141699445257.6 %3209530692 %25.2 °C39.9 °C93.7 %24.1 dB32.5 dB70.8 %76.9 dB31.6 %85.8 %77.2 %72.8 %
80.7 %Gigabyte G5 KC
i5-10500H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Gigabyte G5 KCGaming
80.3 %15.60"28 mm62.2 %2.1 kg55.3 %215 min81.2 %1920x1080matte275 cd/m²1283:15.2189.6 %4502996596895.1 %210092127780.4 %33 °C50 °C38.6 %32 dB57 dB67.4 %85 dB34.4 %80.8 %75 %67.2 %
86.1 %Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
R7 5800H, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACHMultimedia
81.4 %16.00"17.5 mm63.3 %2 kg87.6 %754 min90.5 %2560x1600matte375 cd/m²1234:12.693.1 %5424575586283.8 %82871180187.3 %27.2 °C51.9 °C83.1 %24.04 dB41.3 dB58.2 %68.84 dB25.2 %82.7 %84.4 %62.6 %
76.9 %HP 14s-fq1357ng
R5 5500U, Vega 7
HP 14s-fq1357ngSubnotebook
70 %14.00"17.9 mm69.5 %1.5 kg82.2 %507 min81.5 %1920x1080matte223 cd/m²978:14.1687.9 %4522223480955.4 %3383598292.8 %30.6 °C37.7 °C86.1 %26 dB41 dB63.2 %76.12 dB24 %62.7 %76.7 %35.4 %
86.7 %LG Gram 17Z90P-G.AA56G
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
LG Gram 17Z90P-G.AA56GOffice
78.1 %17.00"17.8 mm70.8 %1.4 kg89.5 %763 min82.6 %2560x1600glossy323 cd/m²951:13.4688.9 %4771277468461.8 %634692.8 %26.4 °C43.6 °C97.3 %25 dB27.7 dB77.4 %79.02 dB36 %85.8 %84.7 %69.9 %
85.7 %Dell Inspiron 13 5310-NJ24J
i5-11300H, GeForce MX450
Dell Inspiron 13 5310-NJ24JSubnotebook
86.5 %13.30"15.9 mm71.3 %1.3 kg88.4 %618 min89.5 %1920x1200matte319 cd/m²914:11.8187 %539, 5392237539174 %5361924483 %30.9 °C58.4 °C82.7 %26 dB48 dB78.8 %88.43 dB22 %80.8 %85 %63.5 %
87.3 %HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8Workstation
88 %15.60"18 mm63.6 %1.9 kg69.6 %369 min83.7 %3840x2160glossy380 cd/m²5.1593.9 %6104660675194.9 %213992294680.9 %26.2 °C49 °C84.1 %25.3 dB41.2 dB89.8 %85.1 dB41.5 %92.7 %96.1 %67.2 %
83.6 %Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 CX5500FEA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 CX5500FEAConvertible
75 %15.60"18.5 mm63.6 %2 kg87.2 %561 min78.4 %1920x1080glossy259 cd/m²1880:15.5594.7 %65.9 %94.4 %25.4 °C36.9 °C94 %26 dB28.5 dB79 %84.07 dB40 %80.4 %85 %54 %
83.9 %Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 MK2
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 MK2Office
84.6 %14.00"33 mm60.9 %2.3 kg89.9 %814 min85.2 %1920x1080matte997 cd/m²1516:14.6491 %5452052507869.9 %4716698191.7 %31 °C36.2 °C95.3 %24 dB26.7 dB74 %86.2 dB44 %76.9 %69.4 %64.3 %
83.4 %Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FLGaming
76.6 %15.60"26 mm60 %2.5 kg59.6 %290 min86.9 %1920x1080matte350 cd/m²1167:13.994.6 %5505020664892.5 %218062314687.2 %24.9 °C42.6 °C66.6 %29 dB53.5 dB79.6 %81 dB28 %84.2 %87.2 %55.7 %
87 %Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACHMultimedia
78.6 %16.00"19.5 mm62.7 %2 kg75.9 %509 min91.7 %2560x1600matte397 cd/m²998:11.6895 %5805128672593.9 %178552198683 %29 °C50 °C88.3 %23 dB35.66 dB75 %74.76 dB38.8 %84.6 %81.7 %63.2 %
79.2 %MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
MSI Katana GF66 11UG-220Gaming
71.3 %15.60"25 mm61.4 %2.3 kg65 %317 min84.5 %1920x1080matte321 cd/m²1137:14.6790.7 %5833306666691.8 %23468, 1012778.7 %36 °C56 °C64.3 %35 dB48 dB71.4 %78 dB35.2 %75 %77.8 %48 %
77 %Teclast TBOLT F15 Pro
i3-1005G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
Teclast TBOLT F15 ProOffice
65.4 %15.60"20.5 mm63.7 %1.9 kg68.2 %353 min81.9 %1920x1080glossy266 cd/m²1395:12.180.2 %402820344953.8 %1530229088 %29.9 °C43.1 °C99.7 %24.2 dB24.2 dB70.8 %81.8 dB25.2 %72.3 %78.3 %41.2 %
82.3 %Dell Inspiron 15 5518-2X3JR
i5-11300H, GeForce MX450
Dell Inspiron 15 5518-2X3JROffice
75.8 %15.60"18 mm65.4 %1.8 kg87.4 %564 min83.7 %1920x1080matte268 cd/m²1040:14.7487.2 %5261914489971.1 %4766752485.1 %29.8 °C55.1 °C81 %26 dB47.4 dB78.8 %88.43 dB37 %81.9 %86.1 %62.1 %
79.3 %GPD Win Max 2021
R7 4800U, Vega 8 R4000
GPD Win Max 2021UMPC
65.3 %8.00"26 mm77.4 %850 g86.6 %555 min80.4 %1280x800glossy361 cd/m²832:16.2191.2 %4812943523363.9 %3675567591.5 %78.9 %26.6 dB46.9 dB73.6 %81.1 dB56.2 %56.7 %47.3 %
86.2 %MSI GS76 Stealth 11UH
i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
MSI GS76 Stealth 11UHGaming
72.5 %17.30"20 mm60.5 %2.4 kg70.7 %382 min91.1 %3840x2160matte454 cd/m²1030:11.596.6 %6104878682296.8 %250432833377.4 %28 °C49 °C73.6 %25 dB46 dB83.2 %89 dB41.5 %78.8 %75 %67.9 %
85.2 %Lenovo ThinkPad P14s G2 AMD
R7 PRO 5850U, Vega 8 R5000
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s G2 AMDWorkstation
84.5 %14.00"17.9 mm69.1 %1.5 kg84.1 %498 min90 %3840x2160matte487 cd/m²1463:13.192.9 %5433523549165.2 %4081634290 %27 °C42.8 °C95.5 %24.04 dB28.19 dB66.6 % dB21.6 %93.1 %91.7 %71 %
83.8 %Razer Blade Stealth 13 2021 OLED
i7-1165G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
Razer Blade Stealth 13 2021 OLEDSubnotebook
88.6 %13.30"15 mm69.3 %1.5 kg59.4 %258 min88.8 %1920x1080glossy390 cd/m²9625:12.392.1 %81.8 %87.3 %82.7 % dB dB70.8 %38.4 %75 %87.8 %63.1 %
87.4 %Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8S
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Schenker XMG NEO 17 GM7TG8SGaming
82.4 %17.30"27.45 mm59.3 %2.6 kg54.8 %224 min90.6 %2560x1440matte366 cd/m²880:11.4396 %585.94359.58721297.4 %313732904678.9 %35 °C51 °C77.1 %23 dB39.5 dB76.6 %78.36 dB37.2 %88.5 %81.7 %66.3 %
85.6 %Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTEConvertible
79.5 %13.30"17 mm74.7 %1 kg80.8 %492 min86.3 %1920x1080glossy350 cd/m²1123:12.887.1 %4891425489967 %5332724389.5 %25.9 °C42.1 °C93.7 %23.5 dB35 dB64.2 %78.1 dB37.2 %71.5 %82.2 %80.5 %
89.4 %Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Razer Blade 17 RTX 3070Gaming
93.5 %17.30"19.9 mm58.1 %2.8 kg64.7 %314 min82.6 %1920x1080315 cd/m²980:14.5996.5 %5804724731199.4 %271142917786.3 %33.2 °C41 °C84.2 %24.7 dB44.3 dB82.6 %86.8 dB40.5 %81.9 %88.9 %74.2 %
84.3 %HP Victus 16-e0179ng
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
HP Victus 16-e0179ngGaming
76.8 %16.10"23.5 mm59.9 %2.5 kg68.2 %354 min87.1 %1920x1080matte341 cd/m²1203:12.4494.7 %5514172656793.9 %188062216676.7 %46 °C51 °C77.2 %25 dB44 dB71.2 %78 dB38 %80.8 %83.3 %62.5 %
89 %Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48EGaming
85 %17.30"21.4 mm55.1 %3.2 kg68.2 %353 min89.5 %3840x2160matte435 cd/m²914:14.3496 %5825383747098.7 %286873136279.7 %33.6 °C58.4 °C81.9 %24.9 dB31.1 dB81 %88 dB40 %86.5 %88.9 %69.2 %
82.9 %Dell Inspiron 14 7400 7415 2-in-1
R7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
Dell Inspiron 14 7400 7415 2-in-1Convertible
79.9 %14.00"17.95 mm68.7 %1.5 kg88.6 %647 min74.2 %1920x1080glossy245 cd/m²710:16.2390.9 %4853100535061.8 %3381559789.8 %26.2 °C39.4 °C93 %24.3 dB35.7 dB86 %80.6 dB38.5 %79.2 %80.6 %51.9 %
83.2 %Schenker XMG Focus 15
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
Schenker XMG Focus 15Gaming
78.5 %15.60"22 mm63.7 %1.9 kg57.2 %235 min89 %1920x1080matte376 cd/m²1020:11.6794.7 %5364307647892.5 %146961907277.3 %39 °C43 °C53 %30 dB56 dB74 %78 dB39 %82.7 %83.3 %62.8 %
87.2 %Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
i7-11800H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGEWorkstation
81.4 %15.60"31.5 mm57.4 %2.9 kg86 %596 min89.7 %1920x1080matte490 cd/m²1277:12.193.8 %5804389656495.2 %204172388864.9 %27.1 °C49.7 °C75.3 %24.3 dB47.5 dB70.2 %78 dB28.4 %88.9 %88.3 %72.4 %

The table above shows all laptops tested in the period under consideration with their overall and partial ratings in our detailed review, as well as a selection of important parameters and benchmarks. All results and details can be found in the linked review articles. The table can be sorted in each column; just click on the respective column title, for example, on "Weight".

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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 435 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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J. Simon Leitner, 2021-10-12 (Update: 2021-10-12)