Best Notebook Displays of 2016

Best Notebook Displays of 2015

Best Notebook Displays of 2016

Best Notebook Displays of 2016

For me, THE most important aspect of a new notebook evaluation is the display. It directly impacts the amount of work I can get done in a given period of time and the amount of fatigue I’ll experience (or not, or even joy) in the process.

These are the 25 best Notebook Displays of 2016 according to NotebookCheck in January 2016

Display
Rating
Rating Date Notebook, Panel, Type Class Size
(inch)
Resolution Ratio Density
(PPI)
Finish Center
(cd/m²)
Average
(cd/m²)
Distribution Black
(cd/m²)
Contrast
(x:1)
Color
Reproduction
Average
CCT (K)
Color
DeltaE
Gray
DeltaE
Gamma Color Gamut
sRGB
Color Gamut
AdobeRGB
Calibration
92% 12/14 HP ZBook 17 G2
Dreamcolor LGD02FC
IPS LED
from $3760 at Amazon
WORK 17.3 1920×1080 16:9 127,3 matte 320 311 88% 0.36 891
6518 2.04 2.45 2.28 100% 93% +/+
91% 10/15 Schenker XMG U726
AU B173ZAN01.0 (AUO109B)
IPS LED
from €2499 at Schenker
GAME 17.3 3840×2160 16:9 255 matte 330 327 86% 0.38 868
6306 3.81 3 2.52 100% 88% +/+
90% 12/15
new!
MSI GE62 6QD
LG Philips LP156WF6
IPS LED
from $1299 at Amazon
GAME 15.6 1920×1080 16:9 143 matte 300 291 88% 0.32 938

6759 3.51 2.52 2.38 86% 56% +/+
90% 09/15 MSI PX60 Prestige
Samsung 156HL01-102
IPS LED
from $1199 at Amazon
OFFICE 15.6 1920×1080 16:9 143 matte 301 285 86% 0.43 698
6724 1.34 2.19 2.29 97% 63% +/=
90% 07/15 Schenker W505
Sharp LQ156D1JW04
IPS LED
from €1912 Euro at Geizhals
WORK 15.6 3840×2160 16:9 286 matte 288 293 93% 0.27 1067
7602 3.76 4.83 2.39 96% 61% +/+
90% 06/15 Asus G501JW (FHD)
Samsung SDC324C 156HL01-102
IPS LED
from $1799 at Amazon
GAME 15.6 1920×1080 16:9 143 matte 344 337 95% 0.31 1110
7366 5.98 5.75 2.51 100% 71% +/+
90% 06/15
HP Elitebook 820 G2
LG Philips
IPS LED
from $1999 at Amazon
SUB 12.5 1920×1080 16:9 176 matte 300 320 83% 0.33 909
6310 3.68 2.47 2.4 65% 42% +/+
90% 05/15
Apple MacBook 12
Apple APPA027
IPS LES
from $1500 at Amazon
SUB 12 2304×1440 16:10 226 glossy 345 325 90% 0.32 1065


6411 1.62 1.88 2.55 96% 62% +/+
90% 04/15 Schenker M505
AU Optronics B156HAN01.2
IPS LED
from €749 at Schenker
MULTI 15.6 1920×1080 16:9 143 matte 290 268 86% 0.22 1250
6505 2.78 2.28 2.3 91% 59% dnc
90% 04/15 Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition
Sharp LQ156D1JW04
IPS LED
from €1379 at Cyberport
GAME 15.6 3840×2160 16:9 286 matte 346 325 90% 0.37 870
7163 3.77 5.36 2.39 94% 61% +/+
89% 12/15
new!
Schenker XMG U716
AU B173ZAN01.0 (AUO109B)
IPS LED
from  €1662 at Amazon
GAME 17.3 3840×2160 16:9 255 matte 374 356 88% 0.4 935
6686 4.23 5.48 2.35 100% 88% +/+
89% 12/15
new!
HP ProBook 470 G3
AU Optronics B173HW01 V0
IPS LED
from €560 at Amazon
MULTI 17.3 1920×1080 16:9 127,3 matte 314 291 88 0.32 981
6764 3.43 3.72 2.39 92% 60% +/+
89% 11/15 Acer Aspire V17 Nitro
AUO B173HAN01.0
IPS LED
from $999 at Amazon
MULTI 17.3 1920×1080 16:9 127,3 matte 277 261 88% 0.26 1065
6801 3.49 3.27 2.35 95% 62% +/+
89% 11/15 Acer Aspire V15 Nitro
LG Display LP156WF6-SPB1
IPS LED
from $900 at Amazon
MULTI 15.6 1920×1080 16:9 143 matte 328 310 86% 0.33 994
6336 4.74 3.15 2.51 82% 54% dnc
89% 10/15

Dell Latitude 3550
LG Philips LP156WF6
IPS LED
from $558 at Amazon

OFFICE 15.6 1920×1080 16:9 143 matte 353 335 88% 0.31 1139
6268 4.59 3.73 2.42 83% 55% dnc
89% 10/15 MSI GT72S
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF1 (LGD0469)
IPS LED
from 2599 at Amazon
GAME 17.3 1920×1080 16:9 127,3 matte 322 315 90% 0.3 1073


6706 3.78 2.43 2.54 85% 56% +/+
89%

08/15

Asus GL552JX
Samsung 156HL01-102
IPS LED
from €1158 at Amazon
MULTI 15.6 1920×1080 16:9 143 matte 326 317 91% 0.31 1052
7574 4.14 5.46 2.44 97% 64% dnc
89% 06/15

MSI PE60
SAMSUNG LTN156HL01
IPS LED
from 930 at Amazon

MULTI 15.6 1920×1080 16:9 143 matte 282 300 90% 0.35 857
6568 2.81 1.8 2.37 97% 64% +/+
89% 06/15
Apple MBP Retina 15 (2015)
Apple APPA02E
IPS LED
from $3089 at Amazon
MULTI 15.4 2880×1800 16:10 220,5 glossy 341 315 82% 0.34 1003
6514 2.07 1.9 2.62 90% 58% +/+
89% 05/15
Asus PU551JH
Samsung 156HL01_102
IPS LED
from €913 at Notebooksbilliger
WORK 15.6 1920×1080 16:9 143 matte 337 318 88% 0.39 864
6883 4.5 5.94 2.32 97% 62% +/+
89% 03/15 Apple MBP Retina 13 (2015)
Apple APPA02A
IPS LED
from $1150 at Amazon
MULTI 13.3 2560×1600 16:10 227 glossy 375 342 81% 0.36 1000
6417 1.82 1.8 2.49 97% 62% +/+
89% 03/15 Asus Zenbook UX303LN
Chi Mei N133HSE-EA3
IPS LED
http://www.amazon.de/Apple-MacBook-Retina-MJY32D-Notebook/dp/B00VUKM2TG%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJQ5M7Z4MECGSUO5Q%26tag%3Dnotebookcheck-pricesearch-21%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%B00SUDVVA2from $1299 at Amazon
SUB 13.3 1920×1080 16:9 165 matte 376 368 88% 0.70 537
6781 3.09 2.4 2.24 97% 64% dnc
89% 02/15 Lenovo ThinkPad T450s
LP140WF3-SPD1
IPS LED
from $1492 at Amazon
OFFICE 14 1920×1080 16:9 157 matte 272 268 91% 0.25 1110


6076 4.35 3.7 2.68 84% 55% +/+
89% 02/15 Lenovo ThinkPad X250
LG LP125WF2
IPS-LED
from $1459 at Amazon
SUB 12.5 1920×1080 16:9 176 matte 397 357 81% 0.44 902
6246 4.2 3.1 2.6 66% 42% +/+
89% 10/13 Dell Precision M4800
Sharp LQ156Z1
IGZO LED
from €1517 at Dell-Store
WORK 15.6 3200×1800 16:9 235,4 glossy 383 379 91% 0.40 946
7386 3.89 5.73 2.41 98% 64% +/+
88% 04/15 Schenker XMG U705
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPD1
IPS LED
from €1679 at Schenker
GAME 17.3 1920×1080 16:9 127,3 matte 338 317 86% 0.30 1110
6437 5.24 4.33 2.14 83% 55% +/+
88% 04/15 Asus Zenbook UX305FA
AU Optronics B133HAN02.1
IPS LED
from $666 at Amazon
SUB 13.3 1920×1080 16:9 165,6 matte 345 341 93% 0.33 1064
6692 6.5 7.19 2.07 92% 60% dnc
88% 04/15

Acer TravelMate P645
AU Optronics B140HAN01.1
IPS LED
from $1715 at Amazon

OFFICE 14 1920×1080 16:9 157 matte 331 309 82% 0.40 828
6109 4.07 4.86 2.49 91% 59% dnc
88% 04/15 Alienware 17 R2
LG Philips LGD0459 / 173WF4
IPS LED
http://www.notebooksbilliger.de/dell+alienware+17+r2+a17+4112?nbb=pn.notebookcheck#Q4C11from $2298 at Amazon
GAME 17.3 1920×1080 16:9 127,3 matte 331 307 84% 0.30 1103
6325 4.88 3.63 2.17 84% 55% +/+
88% 03/15
Lenovo ThinkPad W550s
VVX16T028J00
IPS LED
from $1530 at Amazon
WORK 15.5 2880×1620 16:9 213 matte 360 323 81% 0.54 667
6338 3.45 2.98 2.06 86% 62% dnc

*) we refer to the analysis of Anandtech.com since measurement values are missing, Review of the MBP Retina 13 from 2012 (Link)
dnc – “did not check”, no measurements done
calibration:
 +/+ Colorchecker/Greyscale DeltaE <3 calibrated, -/- Colorchecker/Greyscale DeltaE >3