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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Redaktion (translated by Martina Osztovits), 04/15/2015

April 2015 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.

For the original German article, see here.

Convertibles, sometimes also called Two-In-One or Multimode-PCs, are not a recent invention. In the business sector, these hybrids of notebook and tablet have been known for a long time, but they eked out a niche existence until recently. With the advent of tablets, manufacturers rediscovered the potential advantages of such devices.

While the first convertibles were relatively heavy devices with severely limited mobility, current CPU and battery technology allows for slim and mobile devices with decent performance. So, they can handle nearly all everyday PC tasks and tablet mode enlarges their field of application. Windows 8 provides the necessary user interface with its tile surface and the known desktop environment for productive use.

Convertible Notebook Charts as of April 2015

Pos%DateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionFinish
186%07/14
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Intel Core i5 4300U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD
from $950 at Amazon
0.81 kg9 mm12.02160x1440glossy
284%02/15Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
Intel Core M 5Y71 (Broadwell)
Intel HD Graphics 5300
8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
from $1189 at Amazon
1.30 kg10 mm11.61920x1080glossy
384%12/14Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T
Intel Core i7 4510U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8 GB RAM, SSD RAID-0
from $1499 at Amazon
1.46 kg18 mm13.32560x1440matte
484%07/14 HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
Intel Core i5 4300U
Intel HD Graphics 4400
4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD
from $1777 at Amazon
1.30 kg22 mm11.61366x768matte
583%03/15
new! 
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Intel Core M 5Y71 (Broadwell)
Intel HD Graphics 5300
8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD
from $879 at Amazon
1.44 kg16 mm12.52560x1440glossy
683%03/15
new! 
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
Intel Core i5 5200U (Broadwell)
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8 GB RAM, Hybrid HDD
from $936 at Amazon
1.60 kg19 mm12.51920x1080matte
783%03/15
new!
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
Intel Core i7 5500U (Broadwell)
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
8 GB, SSD
from $949 at Amazon
1.90 kg20 mm14.01920x1080glossy
882%02/15Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
Intel Core M 5Y10c (Broadwell)
Intel HD Graphics 5300
4 GB, SSD
from $690 at Amazon
1.45 kg17 mm12.51920x1080glossy
982%12/14Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
Intel Core M 5Y10a (Broadwell)
Intel HD Graphics 5300
4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD
from $1194 at Amazon
1.40 kg11 mm10.81920x1080glossy
1082%11/14Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
Intel Core M 5Y70 (Broadwell)
Intel HD Graphics 5300
8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
from $1400 at Amazon
1.2 kg23 mm13.33200x1800glossy

Top 10 of the previous 10 months at the time of writing - current articles are listed
Link: all reviewed convertibles ordered by total rating

Editors' Comments

1st

Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 follows the previous Pro models and tries to perfectly bridge the gap between notebook and tablet again. It is primarily up to the beholder how well this has been achieved.
In our first test of a US model, we found a robust and stylish magnesium case. Alike the predecessors', it includes a stand, which can be fixed into different positions. The Type Cover is optionally available for a steep $130, but it should not miss in productive use, although it cannot keep up with a good notebook keyboard. In contrast, an active pen is included.
While the display was throughout convincing in our test, thermal restrictions limit the performance under load. If demanding applications are usual, you'll also have to accept increased surface temperatures and a loud system noise. The subjective performance was still very good. The expected battery life is also good. 8-9 hours is to be expected during web browsing via Wi-Fi. Depending on the configuration, the price of this bundle is about $1000.

2nd

Great keyboard: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
Great keyboard: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2

The first version of the Helix with an Ivy Bridge processor already tried to be a business convertible with the best possible list of features, where you do not have to make any compromises in terms of productivity. For almost 1,400 Euros you do not just get an excellent keyboard (Ultrabook Keyboard) in addition to the tablet, but also an LTE modem as standard. The build quality and the case stability can unfortunately not really meet the premium claim. It is possible to twist the tablet with little force and the result are creaking sounds, which is not really reassuring in terms of product quality. In addition, there are visible gaps. The tablet can only be attached to the keyboard at an angle of 120 degrees, or you can put it down when you want to transport it. Flexible hinges are only available with the more expensive Ultrabook Pro Keyboard. The old Helix got really hot under load and the cooling solution was insufficient. This is no problem anymore thanks to the Intel Core M 5Y71 (Broadwell). The lower TDP results in less heat, but this is necessary since the Core M does not need a fan at all. Despite the drawbacks, the overall impression of the Helix 2 is very good thanks to the excellent IPS FHD display as well as the long battery runtimes of up to 6:36 hours (WLAN test).

Discussion

3rd

For workaholics: Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
For workaholics: Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K

Acer's Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K is a versatile all-in-one hybrid, i.e. it is tablet, notebook and multi-mode laptop in one device. The display can be rotated around its long axis, which allows many different positions. We liked the delicate looking, yet stable and premium chassis. The input devices perform just as well and even office workaholics could be satisfied with them. Thanks to its versatility, the Aspire R13 is suitable as work device, but with two SSDs in RAID-0, Core i7 4510U (Haswell) and 2560 x 1440 pixels in the display, it already aims at professionals who exactly know when they benefit from a 3K touch panel (WQHD). The display features natural and vibrant colors with hardly any clouding despite good brightness. The price of 1500 is very ambitious, but you'll get a premium convertible including Acer's Digitizer Pen.

4th

Business professional: HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
Business professional: HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2

HP's EliteBook Revolve 810 G2 focuses on professional use and uses a familiar convertible solution with a central turn and tilt hinge. In our review, we liked the case, the input devices, and the matte display, although the screen real estate would profit from a higher resolution.
Depending on the configuration, the device also has performance reserves for complex office applications. Unfortunately, the price also increases with the configuration and quickly reaches 2000 Euros (~$2682) and so non-business customers will quickly lose interest. Thanks to a more spacious case compared to many other convertibles, the Revolve 810 G2 does not have problems with prolonged load and always remains at a pleasant temperature and quiet.

5th

Tablet master with Zen design: Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Tablet master with Zen design: Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

Not too small, but not too big and with the stylish and popular Zen-design. The 12.5-inch Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi wants to accomplish this and is now finally available one year after the first announcement at Computex 2014, at least in the United States. It weighs 1.4 kilograms (with the dock) and we like the thin construction, the WQHD screen and the HDMI output, but the runtime of around 4 hours is disappointing. Asus does not equip the small dock with a secondary battery, so 12.5-inch rivals like the ThinkPad X250 and the Acer Aspire Switch 12 are much better in the WLAN scenario compared to the T300 Chi.

The T300 Chi has some drawbacks: The magnet hinge appears a bit wobbly, the keyboard dock does not have additional features or ports, the keyboard only has a limited travel, the performance is reduced on battery power and the touchpad is pretty small. Business customers will prefer the Surface Pro 3, Asus does not offer WWAN and GPS modules or a stylus. What's left is a versatile Windows tablet with a good build quality, a great display and a fanless construction.

6th

Flexible but still standard: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
Flexible but still standard: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12

Lenovo's ThinkPad Yoga 12 is the smallest device from the new ThinkPad-series, which is available in 12, 14 as well as 15.6 inches and uses a 360 degrees hinge. Convertibles do not only seem to be a gadget for private users anymore. Business users are supposed to use the flexible devices as well if you ask Lenovo. This might actually work with the 12-inch device because the manufacturer can use its strengths like the good input devices, anti-reflective surface and picture quality. The Full HD IPS panel is very bright, but still has a good contrast. The touchscreen is complemented by a digitizer pen, which is a useful addition. The battery is integrated, but you can access it and other components when you remove the bottom cover.

A problem is obviously the pretty high weight of 1.58 kilograms, which is very heavy when you want to use it as a tablet in one hand. TPM is unfortunately the only security feature.

7th

Yoga goes Business: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
Yoga goes Business: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14

With the ThinkPad Yoga 14, Lenovo demonstrates how business notebooks will develop in the medium term: fully fledged all-round devices with all the trimmings, which allow multiple modes due to a 360 degrees hinge. Apart from the 14-incher, a 15 inch sibling with the same features is available, too. Docking Port, HDMI, trackpoint, premium keyboard, and an IPS display with good brightness and high contrast are the key features.

The manufacturer tried to prevent the glare of the Full HD touchpanel, but the matte coating cannot completely eliminate reflections. The ThinkPad Yoga does not bring security features or special interfaces (e.b. SmartCard). With Core i7 5500U (Broadwell) and Nvidia GeForce 840M, the hardware is up to date. For a price of 1300 Euro, there is an SSD on board, with the system performance benefits from. Simple gaming is possible. The elegant metal case look good, but it is partly sensitive to pressure. Disadvantages are the relatively high weight of 1.9 kg, the high price in view of the hardware, and few ports/security features.

8th

multi functional: Acer Aspire Switch 12
multi functional: Acer Aspire Switch 12

The hybrid PC Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5-271-61X7 is a tablet, which can give more than a small subnotebook with its multi-functional keyboard-dock. While many tablets threatened to fall backwards at their dock, this cannot happen to the Switch 12 thanks to a foot on the tablet. The latter makes the  device heavy, but together with the connected keyboard it gives good portability and convenient handling in notebook mode without wobbling.

Pros are the silent system noise made possible by its Core M 5Y10c (Broadwell), and the solid performance thanks to an SSD. Battery runtimes of six hours do not need to hide, but could be better. In particular the great keyboard with mouse stick, but also the good IPS display, and the stable multi mode concept make the Switch 12 a contender for a place in the office if flexible use as tablet or presentation device (stand foot) is wanted. According to the tester, the only disadvantage is the high weight (1.45 kg).

9th

Weak keyboard: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
Weak keyboard: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140

Actually, the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 is a tablet, but we think that users might prefer using it as handy device on the desk (with keyboard dock) to using it as light tablet. It aims at travelling businessmen who also want to work on their documents on the move. For this purpose, Dell offers many accessories including the Folio keyboard or the reviewed thicker travel keyboard. Unfortunately, the latter could not meet our expectations. The feedback is too weak for prolific writers who are used to mechanical keys. We liked the bright IPS display with wide viewing angles, the full-size USB 3.0, the fast SSD (no cheap eMMC) and the high quality of the main camera. The battery life is very good with dock, since the latter houses a second battery (9:22 hours in the WLAN test). The 10-incher is also suitable as subnotebook replacement. The fan-less Broadwell architecture achieved scores, which can often keep up with Haswell tablets of the recent past.

10th

Ambitious: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
Ambitious: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

"Ambitious" is the best description of Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro. With a height of 23 millimeter, it is thinnest 360 degrees convertible in the market. With Core M 5Y70 (Broadwell), it also features cutting-edge hardware. The 13-incher features an IPS panel with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels. The case only weighs 1.2 kg and feels stable and high-quality in the hands. The tester liked the attractive and functional new hinge, the very good WLAN performance, the comfortable input devices, and the quiet operation. A fast SSD improves the system performance, the CPU calculates fast, but its power consumption is lower than Haswell's. As a result, battery runtimes of above six hours are possible with 44 Wh battery. The Yoga 3 Pro costs 1600 Euro ($1440), but there are also points of critique: heavy CPU and GPU throttling under prolonged load. This alone should not put off prospective buyers. While the display is high-res, you can detect frayed edges and stained color fields at a look closer. The keyboard has a short travel and an unusual layout.

Recent Convertible Awards

Best Value Award in August 2014: Acer Aspire Switch 10
Editor's Choice Award March 2015: Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5-271-61X7

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Screen
Brightness Center (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
355.3 cd/m² ∼51%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
365 cd/m² ∼52%
Acer Aspire R13
316 cd/m² ∼45%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
368.1 cd/m² ∼53%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
380 cd/m² ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
286 cd/m² ∼41%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
385 cd/m² ∼55%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
386 cd/m² ∼55%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
287 cd/m² ∼41%
Black Level (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
0.33 cd/m² * ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
0.329 cd/m² * ∼7%
Acer Aspire R13
0.23 cd/m² * ∼5%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
0.458 cd/m² * ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
0.51 cd/m² * ∼10%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
0.3 cd/m² * ∼6%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
0.48 cd/m² * ∼10%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
0.4 cd/m² * ∼8%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
0.792 cd/m² * ∼16%
Contrast (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
1077 :1; ∼67%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
1109 :1; ∼69%
Acer Aspire R13
1374 :1; ∼86%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
804 :1; ∼50%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
745 :1; ∼47%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
953 :1; ∼60%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
802 :1; ∼50%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
965 :1; ∼60%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
362 :1; ∼23%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
4.72 * ∼31%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
4.37 * ∼29%
Acer Aspire R13
4.21 * ∼28%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
4.36 * ∼29%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
4.57 * ∼30%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
5.62 * ∼37%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
4.3 * ∼29%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
3.71 * ∼25%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
3.08 * ∼21%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
6.53 * ∼44%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
2.8 * ∼19%
Acer Aspire R13
5.16 * ∼34%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
2.63 * ∼18%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
3.46 * ∼23%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
6.19 * ∼41%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
3.73 * ∼25%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
5.4 * ∼36%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
3.36 * ∼22%
Gamma (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
2.17 * ∼43%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
2.3 * ∼46%
Acer Aspire R13
2.58 * ∼52%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
2.08 * ∼42%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
2.43 * ∼49%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
2.35 * ∼47%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
2.66 * ∼53%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
2.33 * ∼47%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
2.5 * ∼50%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
59.37 % ∼59%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
66.94 % ∼67%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
30.1 dB * ∼60%
Acer Aspire R13
30.9 dB * ∼62%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
28 dB * ∼56%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
30 dB * ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
29.6 dB * ∼59%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
30.2 dB * ∼60%
Acer Aspire R13
30.9 dB * ∼62%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
28 dB * ∼56%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
30 dB * ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
29.6 dB * ∼59%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
30.1 dB * ∼60%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
30.4 dB * ∼61%
Acer Aspire R13
32 dB * ∼64%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
34.4 dB * ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
30 dB * ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
29.6 dB * ∼59%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
30.1 dB * ∼60%
Load Average (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
31.9 dB * ∼64%
Acer Aspire R13
37.6 dB * ∼75%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
32.9 dB * ∼66%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
35.1 dB * ∼70%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
34.2 dB * ∼68%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
44.4 dB * ∼89%
Acer Aspire R13
37.6 dB * ∼75%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
34.7 dB * ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
36.9 dB * ∼74%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
34.5 dB * ∼69%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
31.9 dB * ∼64%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
45.2 °C * ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
42.1 °C * ∼70%
Acer Aspire R13
46 °C * ∼77%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
42.6 °C * ∼71%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
43.4 °C * ∼72%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
40.4 °C * ∼67%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
43.5 °C * ∼73%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
43.6 °C * ∼73%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
46.3 °C * ∼77%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
42.1 °C * ∼70%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
46.4 °C * ∼77%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
42.3 °C * ∼71%
Acer Aspire R13
51.8 °C * ∼86%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
40.2 °C * ∼67%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
43 °C * ∼72%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
40.9 °C * ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
47 °C * ∼78%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
43.4 °C * ∼72%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
47 °C * ∼78%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
37 °C * ∼62%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
35.2 °C * ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
31.3 °C * ∼52%
Acer Aspire R13
28.5 °C * ∼48%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
30.4 °C * ∼51%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
32.4 °C * ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
29 °C * ∼48%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
26.7 °C * ∼45%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
27.5 °C * ∼46%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
30.6 °C * ∼51%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
34.4 °C * ∼57%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
34.4 °C * ∼57%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
31.3 °C * ∼52%
Acer Aspire R13
31.1 °C * ∼52%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
31.8 °C * ∼53%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
31.6 °C * ∼53%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
29.7 °C * ∼50%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
28.8 °C * ∼48%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
27.6 °C * ∼46%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
33.3 °C * ∼56%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
31.7 °C * ∼53%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
1096 min ∼41%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
964 min ∼36%
Acer Aspire R13
520 min ∼19%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
722 min ∼27%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
788 min ∼29%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
747 min ∼28%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
771 min ∼29%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
777 min ∼29%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
635 min ∼24%
Load (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
124 min ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
197 min ∼7%
Acer Aspire R13
148 min ∼5%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
150 min ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
117 min ∼4%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
244 min ∼9%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
155 min ∼6%
WiFi (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
504 min ∼19%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
396 min ∼15%
Acer Aspire R13
396 min ∼15%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
362 min ∼13%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
433 min ∼16%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
352 min ∼13%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
360 min ∼13%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
562 min ∼21%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
379 min ∼14%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
236 min ∼9%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
2 Watt * ∼2%
Acer Aspire R13
4.8 Watt * ∼5%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
2.1 Watt * ∼2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
3.6 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
3.1 Watt * ∼3%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
4.1 Watt * ∼4%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
2 Watt * ∼2%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
3.7 Watt * ∼4%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
6 Watt * ∼6%
Acer Aspire R13
8.2 Watt * ∼8%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
4.4 Watt * ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
8 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
7.2 Watt * ∼7%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
8 Watt * ∼8%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
5.9 Watt * ∼6%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
8.9 Watt * ∼9%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
6.6 Watt * ∼7%
Acer Aspire R13
8.3 Watt * ∼8%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
4.6 Watt * ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
8.9 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
7.7 Watt * ∼8%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
9.3 Watt * ∼9%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
6.2 Watt * ∼6%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
10.7 Watt * ∼11%
Load Average (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
17.6 Watt * ∼5%
Acer Aspire R13
27 Watt * ∼8%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
24.7 Watt * ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
32.7 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
36.2 Watt * ∼10%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
16.3 Watt * ∼5%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
19.1 Watt * ∼5%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
22 Watt * ∼6%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
29.7 Watt * ∼8%
Acer Aspire R13
28.3 Watt * ∼8%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
31.1 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
35.7 Watt * ∼10%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
38.5 Watt * ∼11%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
16.8 Watt * ∼5%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
18.2 Watt * ∼5%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
19.5 Watt * ∼6%

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
877 Points ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
753 Points ∼4%
Acer Aspire R13
929 Points ∼5%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
744 Points ∼4%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
973 Points ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
1105 Points ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
0 Points ∼0%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
762 Points ∼4%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
883 Points ∼5%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
756 Points ∼4%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
29229 Points ∼17%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
35119 Points ∼21%
Acer Aspire R13
28889 Points ∼17%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
31564 Points ∼19%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
45007 Points ∼27%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
48582 Points ∼29%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
41030 Points ∼24%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
38912 Points ∼23%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
35549 Points ∼21%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Standard Score (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
483 Points ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
450 Points ∼3%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
473 Points ∼3%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
534 Points ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
740 Points ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
1595 Points ∼12%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
466 Points ∼3%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
428 Points ∼3%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
5066 Points ∼70%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
4602 Points ∼63%
Acer Aspire R13
5187 Points ∼71%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
4131 Points ∼57%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
4386 Points ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
3872 Points ∼53%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
4967 Points ∼68%
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5
4112 Points ∼57%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
4135 Points ∼57%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
4650 Points ∼64%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
2690 Points ∼49%
Acer Aspire R13
2419 Points ∼44%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
2394 Points ∼43%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
2717 Points ∼49%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
2841 Points ∼52%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
2480 Points ∼45%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
2633 Points ∼48%
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
3806 Points ∼68%
Acer Aspire R13
3339 Points ∼60%
HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2
3711 Points ∼67%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
3629 Points ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
3827 Points ∼69%
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
3291 Points ∼59%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
3721 Points ∼67%

Legend

 
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Intel Core i5-4300U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Hynix HFS128G3MNM
 
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Intel Core M-5Y71, Intel HD Graphics 5300, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
 
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K Intel Core i7-4510U, Intel HD Graphics 4400,
 
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2 Intel Core i5-4300U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Lite-On IT L8T-128L6G-HP
 
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Intel Core M-5Y71, Intel HD Graphics 5300, SanDisk SSD i110 128GB
 
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
 
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Intel Core i7-5500U, NVIDIA GeForce 840M, Samsung SSD PM851 512 GB MZ7TE512HMHP
 
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5-271-61X7 Intel Core M-5Y10c, Intel HD Graphics 5300, 128 GB SATA SSD
 
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Intel Core M-5Y10a, Intel HD Graphics 5300, Sandisk X110 M.2 SD6SP1M-128G
 
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Intel Core M-5Y70, Intel HD Graphics 5300, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
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