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Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

December 2017 update. Here you will find the best current notebooks for picture and video-editing on the go. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and it should assist in purchasing decisions.

One of the most common usage scenarios for notebooks is the storing, viewing, sorting and editing of pictures as well as videos. A laptop for this purpose should have a very high-quality display to represent your collections as accurately as possible and obviously provide the necessary performance to ensure a productive workflow. We also use the weight as a criterion for this ranking, which should be an indicator for mobility. Other K.O. criteria are processors with a performance level compared to modern Intel Core i chips, a full-size SD reader as well as a display of at least 13-inches.

The following table is an overview of the best notebooks for mobile picture and video-editing that we have reviewed over the last 12 months in terms of the rating criteria display, application performance and weight (equally weighted factors). The table can be sorted by clicking its headers and filtered by entering text in the text field above it (e.g. "matte").

Top Notebooks for Digital Content Editing

RankDateRating
mixed
Rating
total
ImageModellScreenWeightResolutionSurfaceContrast
(max.)
DeltaE
Color
% of
sRGB
% of
Adobe
RGB
Price
107/201783%89%Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012TAsus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
Intel Core i7-7500U
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14"1.3 kg1920x1080matte10382.889964
205/201783%87%Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
Intel Core i7-7600U
Intel HD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
14"1.4 kg2560x1440matte13086.194.8861.56
311/2017
neu!
82%87%Microsoft Surface Book 2Microsoft Surface Book 2
Intel Core i7-8650U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
13.5"1.6 kg3000x2000glossy18331.695.964
406/201782%89%Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GELenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
NVIDIA Quadro M2200
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.6"2.6 kg3840x2160matte8812.799.587.6
505/201782%82%Aorus x3 Plus v7Aorus x3 Plus v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
13.9"1.8 kg3200x1800matte12002.49662
610/2017
neu!
81%89%HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AVHP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
NVIDIA Quadro M2200
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
15.6"2.6 kg1920x1080matte11074.582.654.2
705/201781%87%Gigabyte Aero 15Gigabyte Aero 15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.6"2.1 kg1920x1080matte8894.629260
812/2017
neu!
80%90%Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GELenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
Intel Core i7-7820HQ
NVIDIA Quadro P3000
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.3"3.5 kg3840x216011552.199.9777
906/201780%88%Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000 Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14"1.9 kg2560x1440matte10846.6894.7261.49
1005/201780%87%Microsoft Surface Book with Performance BaseMicrosoft Surface Book with Performance Base
Intel Core i7-6600U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
13.5"1.7 kg3000x2000glossy12412.289662

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Editors' Comments

More and more notebooks omit diverse ports; especially a full-fledged SD-card reader. The most prominent examples are the current MacBook Pros, which do not feature any other ports beyond Thunderbolt and headphone jacks. Many notebooks, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, only come with a microSD-card reader and therefore do not qualify for our list. However, there are also positive examples such as the Microsoft Surface Book, which brings a full-fledged SD reader.

1st

Asus ZenBook UX3430UQ
Asus ZenBook UX3430UQ

Have you been waiting long for a slim, stylish subnotebook for editing your photos? If so, Asus might have the right offer for you with the ZenBook UX3430UQ: The 14-inch device is an excellent high-end business subnotebook with great input devices, excellent display, low emissions and long battery life of 8:47 hours. Moreover, it features a fingerprint-sensor and TPM 2.0. However, the GeForce 940MX is dispensable. The iGPU variant for 1200 Euros (~$1423) might be the better choice for many users. It allows saving money and is certainly sufficient for everyday tasks.

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2nd

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s

The ThinkPad T460s predecessor was already in a top place in this ranking, and its successor, the ThinkPad T470s, has also secured a top place. It performs well enough for almost taking the lead; however, the lead is significantly smaller than last year. Not much has changed at a first glance, since Lenovo uses the same case and has even incorporated a modern USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port, which is very unfavorably placed on the right side.

Further problems exist in terms of performance, since the fast Core i7 processor is rather too much for the cooling system. Hence, the potential performance gain compared to a Core i5 chip can only be utilized to some extent and the surface temperatures are high under load. Another problem is the performance on battery, since the processor cannot even keep up its base clock in this scenario.

But enough of complaints. The ThinkPad T470s is still a light notebook in a very high-end case with excellent input devices. The connectivity is also good. However, Lenovo should put more effort into the next edition of its business champion. Otherwise, it might lose its high position.

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3rd

Microsoft Surface Book 2
Microsoft Surface Book 2

The Surface Book 2 is a very chic and powerful convertible, blessed with long battery life and equipped with very good input devices. However, Microsoft could have done better here and there. The charger, for example, is not nearly powerful enough and takes its sweet time to fully charge the battery. Why is there no Thunderbolt 3? And where is the Surface Pen that was included with the predecessor?

Nevertheless, the Surface Book 2 scores particularly well in the categories most important for photo- and video editing. The display covers almost the entire sRGB color space, AdobeRGB by 64%, and features a very high contrast ratio. Microsoft’s convertible is featherlight and highly portable at only 1.6 kg (~3.5 lb), and more than powerful enough despite its passive cooling. As long as it is plugged in, that is.

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4th

Lenovo ThinkPad P51
Lenovo ThinkPad P51

At 2.6 kg (~5.7 lb), the Lenovo ThinkPad P51 is not lightweight and also not cheap. In return, you will get a real mobile workstation with a great display, high performance, and a good case. Those who professionally edit photos will also appreciate the security features. The fan often stands still under low load, but it has problems providing sufficient cooling under load. The device is quite future-proof, thanks to a 36-month warranty and many upgrade options. Maintenance is slightly complicated, however, and the speakers sound quite modest. 

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5th

Aorus X3 Plus v7
Aorus X3 Plus v7

Strictly speaking, the Aorus X3 Plus v7 is a mobile gaming notebook, which can still be easily transported with its weight of 1.8 kg (~4 lb). The high-resolution display with high color coverage makes it a good choice for photo-editing; even more so as the maximum contrast is also quite high. If the performance with Core i7 and GeForce GTX 1060 is too low for you, you can overclock both components. However, you should be careful, since the fans already work at their limit without any additional load. In addition, the device gets very hot under load. On top of that, you should always have a mouse at hand, since the touchpad is lousy.

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6th

HP ZBook 15 G4
HP ZBook 15 G4

Traditionally speaking, a portable workstation such as the HP ZBook 15 G4 offers a very high performance and in most cases an excellent screen at the price of weight and portability. The G4 weighs a hefty 2.6 kg (~5.6 lb), but at least it offers a significantly higher performance than its predecessor. The display is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, its color space coverage is lower than on the ZBook 15 G3. On the other hand, black level and brightness have been improved.

Decent battery life, very fast Wi-Fi, and an impressive case make this portable workstation worth considering when looking for expensive high-quality hardware.

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7th

Gigabyte Aero 15
Gigabyte Aero 15

Depending on your point of view, the Gigabyte Aero 15 is either a modern gamer or a slim multimedia notebook. Unfortunately, it has inherited the poor touchpad from its Aorus sibling brand and does not create really good sound either. Thus, you should have good headphones or external speakers at hand for video-editing. Although the display "only" features Full HD resolution, it can shine with a good color coverage and decent contrast. The case is stylish and stable and the connectivity is good. However, you have to consider the high price that has to be paid for the Gigabyte Aero 15: Over 2000 Euros (~$2372) is quite steep for the offered performance.

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8th

Lenovo ThinkPad P71
Lenovo ThinkPad P71

No doubt: the ThinkPad P71 is one of the best portable workstations, but at 3.5 kg (~7.7 lb), it is hard to claim any sort of actual portability. On the plus side, the 4K display covers 100% of the sRGB color space and a high percentage of AdobeRGB as well. It also scored well in all other categories, and the P71 offers decent battery life, high performance, a quiet cooling solution, and excellent input devices to boot.

If you do not mind its size and weight you get an excellent workstation with a 17.3-inch display.

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9th

Lenovo ThinkPad T470p
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p

The Lenovo ThinkPad T470p is a 14-inch business device, which delivers quite high performance. The battery runtimes are also impressive and this is despite a weight of less than 2 kg (~4.4 lb). Many security features help make the storing of photos and videos safe. The input devices are also very good.

Of course, one of the most important criteria for photo professionals is the quality of the display. The ThinkPad T470p can convince with high color coverage here. However, the brightness could be slightly higher. All important interfaces, which you might wish for, are available. Hence, the ThinkPad T470p is a very solid choice for mobile photo and image-editing if you accept the high price of over 2000 Euros (~$2372).

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10th

Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Book

Those who require high GPU performance and are looking for a slim, very stylish device that can optionally be used as a tablet and so delivers maximum versatility, will find an interesting option in the Microsoft Surface Book and its performance base: The qualities of the display are obvious, thanks to high color coverage and resolution. However, you have to accept a glossy panel. Battery life and performance are good and even the cameras are acceptable. We respect that Microsoft has actually built a full-sized SD-card reader into a case of this size.

The price is also very high here: You can spend 2700 Euros (~$3203) and more on this device. While you will get several multimedia devices for this price, quality and versatility could be worth it however.

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Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00 (20.4, 26)
46.4 ms * ∼7%
Aorus x3 Plus v7 (19.6, 18.4)
38 ms * ∼6%
Gigabyte Aero 15 (23.6, 19.2)
42.8 ms * ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000 (19.6, 33.2)
52.8 ms * ∼8%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base (28, 33)
61 ms * ∼10%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T (20, 20)
40 ms * ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE (20.8, 20)
40.8 ms * ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE (20.4, 18.8)
39.2 ms * ∼6%
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (25.2, 27.6)
52.8 ms * ∼8%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV (20.4, 18.8)
39.2 ms * ∼6%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00 (16.4, 12.4)
28.8 ms * ∼12%
Aorus x3 Plus v7 (11.2, 13.2)
24.4 ms * ∼10%
Gigabyte Aero 15 (18.8, 13.2)
32 ms * ∼13%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000 (6.4, 20.4)
26.8 ms * ∼11%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base (21, 16)
37 ms * ∼15%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T (17, 11)
28 ms * ∼12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE (14, 11.2)
25.2 ms * ∼11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE (11.6, 11.6)
23.2 ms * ∼10%
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (16.4, 13.6)
30 ms * ∼13%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV (14.8, 10.8)
25.6 ms * ∼11%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
0 Hz ∼0%
Aorus x3 Plus v7 (50)
201.6 Hz ∼0%
Gigabyte Aero 15 (20)
26000 Hz ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
0 Hz ∼0%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
0 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
0 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE (90)
1412 Hz ∼0%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
0 Hz ∼0%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV (80)
20830 Hz ∼4%
Screen
Brightness middle (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
327 cd/m² ∼102%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
348 cd/m² ∼108%
Gigabyte Aero 15
320 cd/m² ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
271 cd/m² ∼84%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
459 cd/m² ∼143%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
353 cd/m² ∼110%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
317 cd/m² ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
358 cd/m² ∼112%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
385 cd/m² ∼120%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
321 cd/m² ∼100%
Brightness (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
311 cd/m² ∼97%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
359 cd/m² ∼112%
Gigabyte Aero 15
316 cd/m² ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
266 cd/m² ∼83%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
423 cd/m² ∼132%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
366 cd/m² ∼114%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
309 cd/m² ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
338 cd/m² ∼106%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
372 cd/m² ∼116%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
320 cd/m² ∼100%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
88 % ∼99%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
73 % ∼82%
Gigabyte Aero 15
90 % ∼101%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
87 % ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
86 % ∼97%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
88 % ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
89 % ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
83 % ∼93%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
89 % ∼100%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
89 % ∼100%
Black Level (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
0.25 cd/m² * ∼86%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
0.29 cd/m² * ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 15
0.36 cd/m² * ∼124%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
0.25 cd/m² * ∼86%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
0.37 cd/m² * ∼128%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
0.34 cd/m² * ∼117%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
0.36 cd/m² * ∼124%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
0.31 cd/m² * ∼107%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
0.21 cd/m² * ∼72%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
0.29 cd/m² * ∼100%
Contrast (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
1308 :1 ∼118%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
1200 :1 ∼108%
Gigabyte Aero 15
889 :1 ∼80%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
1084 :1 ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
1241 :1 ∼112%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
1038 :1 ∼94%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
881 :1 ∼80%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
1155 :1 ∼104%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
1833 :1 ∼166%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
1107 :1 ∼100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
6.1 * ∼136%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
2.4 * ∼53%
Gigabyte Aero 15
4.62 * ∼103%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
6.68 * ∼148%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
2.28 * ∼51%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
2.88 * ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
2.7 * ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
2.1 * ∼47%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
1.6 * ∼36%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
4.5 * ∼100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
12.2 * ∼128%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
5.1 * ∼54%
Gigabyte Aero 15
9.75 * ∼103%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
12.96 * ∼136%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
3.61 * ∼38%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
6.61 * ∼70%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
4.1 * ∼43%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
3.6 * ∼38%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
4.5 * ∼47%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
9.5 * ∼100%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
8.8 * ∼303%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
2.3 * ∼79%
Gigabyte Aero 15
6 * ∼207%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
9.21 * ∼318%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
2.48 * ∼86%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
4.24 * ∼146%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
3 * ∼103%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
2 * ∼69%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
1.5 * ∼52%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
2.9 * ∼100%
Gamma (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
2.18 ∼96%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
2.21 ∼97%
Gigabyte Aero 15
2.46 ∼108%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
2.42 ∼107%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
2.5 ∼110%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
2.38 ∼105%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
2.27 ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
2.16 ∼95%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
2.22 ∼98%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
2.27 ∼100%
CCT (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
6172 ∼95%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
6206 ∼95%
Gigabyte Aero 15
6761 ∼104%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
6018 ∼92%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
8602 ∼132%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
7380 ∼113%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
6077 ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
6216 ∼95%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
6502 ∼100%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
6519 ∼100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
61.56 % ∼114%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
62 % ∼114%
Gigabyte Aero 15
60 % ∼111%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
61.49 % ∼113%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
62 % ∼114%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
64 % ∼118%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
87.6 % ∼162%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
77 % ∼142%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
64 % ∼118%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
54.2 % ∼100%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
94.88 % ∼115%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
96 % ∼116%
Gigabyte Aero 15
92 % ∼111%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
94.72 % ∼115%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
96 % ∼116%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
99 % ∼120%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
99.5 % ∼120%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
99.97 % ∼121%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
95.9 % ∼116%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
82.6 % ∼100%
Noise
off / environment (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
28.9 dB * ∼98%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
29.1 dB * ∼99%
Gigabyte Aero 15
31 dB * ∼105%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
29 dB * ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
29.4 dB * ∼100%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
30.8 dB * ∼104%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
29.6 dB * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
29.2 dB * ∼99%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
29.4 dB * ∼100%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
29.5 dB * ∼100%
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
28.9 dB * ∼98%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
31.4 dB * ∼106%
Gigabyte Aero 15
32 dB * ∼108%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
29 dB * ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
29.4 dB * ∼100%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
30.8 dB * ∼104%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
29.6 dB * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
29.2 dB * ∼99%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
29.4 dB * ∼100%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
29.5 dB * ∼100%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
28.9 dB * ∼98%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
37 dB * ∼125%
Gigabyte Aero 15
33 dB * ∼112%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
29 dB * ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
29.4 dB * ∼100%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
30.8 dB * ∼104%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
29.6 dB * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
29.2 dB * ∼99%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
29.4 dB * ∼100%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
29.5 dB * ∼100%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
30.1 dB * ∼100%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
40.8 dB * ∼136%
Gigabyte Aero 15
34 dB * ∼113%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
29 dB * ∼97%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
29.7 dB * ∼99%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
32.4 dB * ∼108%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
29.6 dB * ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
32.2 dB * ∼107%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
29.4 dB * ∼98%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
30 dB * ∼100%
Load Average (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
39.2 dB * ∼99%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
50 dB * ∼127%
Gigabyte Aero 15
39 dB * ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
35.6 dB * ∼90%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
39 dB * ∼99%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
35.1 dB * ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
32.2 dB * ∼82%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
34.7 dB * ∼88%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
31.4 dB * ∼79%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
39.5 dB * ∼100%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
39.2 dB * ∼109%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
53.6 dB * ∼149%
Gigabyte Aero 15
50 dB * ∼139%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
39.7 dB * ∼110%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
40.2 dB * ∼112%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
38.4 dB * ∼107%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
36.6 dB * ∼102%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
39.1 dB * ∼109%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
49 dB * ∼136%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
36 dB * ∼100%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Aorus x3 Plus v7
53.6 dB * ∼136%
Gigabyte Aero 15
43 dB * ∼109%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
39.5 dB * ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
49 dB * ∼124%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
39.5 dB * ∼100%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
43.5 °C * ∼86%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
46.8 °C * ∼92%
Gigabyte Aero 15
56 °C * ∼110%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
50.2 °C * ∼99%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
47 °C * ∼93%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
44 °C * ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
43 °C * ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
44 °C * ∼87%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
40.8 °C * ∼80%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
50.8 °C * ∼100%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
46.1 °C * ∼80%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
55.2 °C * ∼96%
Gigabyte Aero 15
61 °C * ∼106%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
51.3 °C * ∼89%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
47 °C * ∼82%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
50.2 °C * ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
52.2 °C * ∼91%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
43.9 °C * ∼76%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
43.7 °C * ∼76%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
57.4 °C * ∼100%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
24.7 °C * ∼94%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
28.4 °C * ∼108%
Gigabyte Aero 15
25 °C * ∼95%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
26.3 °C * ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
34.4 °C * ∼131%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
26.2 °C * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
27.1 °C * ∼103%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
28 °C * ∼107%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
25.4 °C * ∼97%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
26.2 °C * ∼100%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
24.3 °C * ∼94%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
28.2 °C * ∼109%
Gigabyte Aero 15
24 °C * ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
27.5 °C * ∼107%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
27.7 °C * ∼107%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
27 °C * ∼105%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
27.9 °C * ∼108%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
28.1 °C * ∼109%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
22.8 °C * ∼88%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
25.8 °C * ∼100%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
787 min ∼72%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
477 min ∼44%
Gigabyte Aero 15
638 min ∼58%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
1059 min ∼97%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
1530 min ∼140%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
1292 min ∼118%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
981 min ∼90%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
872 min ∼80%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
1469 min ∼134%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
1096 min ∼100%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
417 min ∼76%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
293 min ∼54%
Gigabyte Aero 15
422 min ∼77%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
602 min ∼110%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
576 min ∼105%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
527 min ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
413 min ∼76%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
358 min ∼65%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
663 min ∼121%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
547 min ∼100%
Load (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
93 min ∼81%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
100 min ∼87%
Gigabyte Aero 15
112 min ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
82 min ∼71%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
90 min ∼78%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
97 min ∼84%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
95 min ∼83%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
66 min ∼57%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
190 min ∼165%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
115 min ∼100%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Book 2
230 min ∼100%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
4.64 Watt * ∼79%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
15.1 Watt * ∼256%
Gigabyte Aero 15
12 Watt * ∼203%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
3.8 Watt * ∼64%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
4.15 Watt * ∼70%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
2.6 Watt * ∼44%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
8.6 Watt * ∼146%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
7.44 Watt * ∼126%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
4.7 Watt * ∼80%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
5.9 Watt * ∼100%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
8.93 Watt * ∼100%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
15.8 Watt * ∼178%
Gigabyte Aero 15
15 Watt * ∼169%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
6.5 Watt * ∼73%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
8 Watt * ∼90%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
5.9 Watt * ∼66%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
15.9 Watt * ∼179%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
18 Watt * ∼202%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
10.6 Watt * ∼119%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
8.9 Watt * ∼100%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
9.12 Watt * ∼72%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
16.7 Watt * ∼131%
Gigabyte Aero 15
20 Watt * ∼157%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
7.2 Watt * ∼57%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
11.9 Watt * ∼94%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
6.25 Watt * ∼49%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
22.1 Watt * ∼174%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
21.8 Watt * ∼172%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
12.3 Watt * ∼97%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
12.7 Watt * ∼100%
Load Average (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
42.2 Watt * ∼44%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
110.9 Watt * ∼116%
Gigabyte Aero 15
82 Watt * ∼86%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
62.5 Watt * ∼66%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
67 Watt * ∼70%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
42 Watt * ∼44%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
84.4 Watt * ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
77.1 Watt * ∼81%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
81 Watt * ∼85%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
95.2 Watt * ∼100%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
47.3 Watt * ∼31%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
170.4 Watt * ∼111%
Gigabyte Aero 15
161 Watt * ∼105%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
99.6 Watt * ∼65%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
76 Watt * ∼49%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
46 Watt * ∼30%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
130.6 Watt * ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
150.5 Watt * ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
100.3 Watt * ∼65%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
154 Watt * ∼100%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Aorus x3 Plus v7
135 Watt * ∼154%
Gigabyte Aero 15
111 Watt * ∼127%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
58 Watt * ∼66%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
97 Watt * ∼111%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
87.7 Watt * ∼100%

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Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
1970 Points ∼7%
Gigabyte Aero 15
12471 Points ∼42%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
3428 Points ∼11%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
5941 Points ∼20%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
2335 Points ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
7709 Points ∼26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
10738 Points ∼36%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
7645 (min: 7638, max: 7645) Points ∼25%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
1078 Points ∼4%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
10361 Points ∼39%
Gigabyte Aero 15
9546 Points ∼36%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
2253 Points ∼8%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
4395 Points ∼16%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
1373 Points ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
5275 Points ∼20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
8003 Points ∼30%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
5293 Points ∼20%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
5232 Points ∼20%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
69591 Points ∼6%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
33625 Points ∼3%
Gigabyte Aero 15
111791 Points ∼10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
36216 Points ∼3%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
32414 Points ∼3%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
144957 Points ∼13%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
6118 Points ∼71%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
5966 Points ∼69%
Gigabyte Aero 15
6290 Points ∼73%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
5766 Points ∼67%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
6440 Points ∼75%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00
3968 Points ∼66%
Aorus x3 Plus v7
3266 Points ∼55%
Gigabyte Aero 15
4248 Points ∼71%
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000
3650 Points ∼61%
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base
3040 Points ∼51%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T
3913 Points ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE
3641 Points ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE
3578 Points ∼60%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
3694 (min: 3691, max: 3696) Points ∼62%
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV
4375 Points ∼73%

Legend

 
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00 Intel Core i7-7600U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
 
Aorus x3 Plus v7 Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
 
Gigabyte Aero 15 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Lite-on CX2-8B512-Q11 NVMe SSD
 
Lenovo ThinkPad T470p-20J7S00000 Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
 
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base Intel Core i7-6600U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7
 
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ-GV012T Intel Core i7-7500U, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002
 
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 20HH0016GE Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6, NVIDIA Quadro M2200, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
 
Lenovo ThinkPad P71-20HK0004GE Intel Core i7-7820HQ, NVIDIA Quadro P3000, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
 
Microsoft Surface Book 2 Intel Core i7-8650U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
HP ZBook 15 G4-Y4E80AV Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6, NVIDIA Quadro M2200, Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
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