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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

September 2016 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.

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Convertibles, also known as two-in-one or multi-mode PCs, are hybrids that can be used as a tablet or a laptop. There are many different kinds: docking tablets with a keyboard base, slider solutions over a fixed keyboard unit or clamshell chassis with a 360-degree hinge. Depending on their requirements, prospective buyers will certainly find the most appropriate solution for their needs. Many manufacturers offer docking tablets as well as 360-degree solutions. Lenovo has been a pioneer with its Yoga models for business and consumer sectors.

Top 10 Convertible Notebooks as of September 2016

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
188%11/2015Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
Intel Core m3-6Y30
Intel HD Graphics 515
4 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
1.1 kg8.5 mm12.3"2736x1824glossy
287%07/2016Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
Intel Core i7-6600U
Intel HD Graphics 520
16 GB Memory, 1000 GB SSD
1.3 kg16,8 mm14.0"2560x1440glossy
387%03/2016Microsoft Surface Book Core i7Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
Intel Core i7-6600U
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.5 kg23 mm13.5"3000x2000glossy
487%07/2016HP Spectre x2 12-a001ngHP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
Intel Core m3-6Y30
Intel HD Graphics 515
4 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg13.1 mm12"1920x1280glossy
587%04/2016HP Elite x2 1012 G1HP Elite x2 1012 G1
Intel Core m5-6Y54
Intel HD Graphics 515
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg13.45 mm12.1"1920x1280glossy
686%06/2016Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HMAcer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
Intel Core i5-6200U
Intel HD Graphics 520
4 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.3 kg16 mm12"2160x1440glossy
786%02/2016Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGELenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
Intel Core i7-6500U
Intel HD Graphics 520
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.3 kg17.8 mm12.5"1920x1080matte
885%04/2016Dell XPS 12 9250 4KDell XPS 12 9250 4K
Intel Core m7-6Y75
Intel HD Graphics 515
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.3 kg8 mm12.5"3840x2160glossy
985%04/2016Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700NSamsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
Intel Core m3-6Y30
Intel HD Graphics 515
4 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
693 g6.3 mm12.1"2160x1440glossy
1084%01/2016Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Intel Core m5-6Y54
Intel HD Graphics 515
4 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
1.1 kg14.5 mm12"2160x1440glossy

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

Editors' Comments

Those who want a Windows Tablet do not want to get stuck in the very first app due to the low performance of their device. Thus, there are many devices with real SSDs and Core m or Core i processors (with/without fan) in the market. All models listed in this top list offer notebook performance - at least, almost all. Intel Atom devices are not represented here. The Surface 3 is no longer in the charts since its review is more than 12 months old. Its performance is primarily suitable for web surfing and typing texts.

The ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA (Core m3, see review) is an exciting device, which missed the top list by a small margin: A rating of 83% is too low. We particularly disliked the clattery keyboard and the battery life of "only" 6:30 hours. The Lenovo Yoga 900S-12ISK (see review) has a similar fate. While the very slim 360 degrees convertible with watchband hinge lasts just less than 10 hours, its SoC throttles heavily and the keyboard feedback is too low. We are expecting models of the Asus Transformer series, specifically, the Transformer 3 Pro (12.5-inch, Core i) to arrive at our lab soon. See also: Face off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 vs. HP Elite x2 1012 G1 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Huawei MateBook.

In August, we had five convertibles under review, but all of them missed the top list: The HP Pavilion x2 12 (see review) brings a decent system performance and a bright IPS display, but it could not achieve a high rating due to its modest battery runtimes and few interfaces (81%). Although the performance of the Dell Inspiron 13 5368 2in1 (360 degrees) (see review) was fast, we disliked the relatively dark display and the poor battery runtimes (79%). The VivoBook Flip TP301UA (see review) features a beautiful chassis, but the spongy keys, poor battery runtimes and a dark TN panel put us off. The Lenovo Miix 310 (see review) shines with long battery runtimes (10:40 hours), but a dark display and slow system performance are not pleasant (78%).

1st

For battery life: Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
For battery life: Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
For performance with a fan: Microsoft Surface Pro 4, i5/i7
For performance with a fan: Microsoft Surface Pro 4, i5/i7

Microsoft's proposal for the next generation notebook has already advanced to the fourth round. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 combines tablet and notebook in the shape of a highly mobile, handy device. Not only does the Pro model of the Surface stands out with its steep price, but also claims best possible performance. Performance-wise, it is supposed to be an adequate laptop replacement, which renders clamshell computers redundant. We have reviewed variants with frugal Core m3 (Skylake), Core i5 (Skylake) and Core i7 (see comparison). The m3 got the first place, since it remains cooler, is silent (fanless) and delivers a longer battery life.

The tester was delighted: Lower power consumption, silent operation, and longer battery life than the Core i5 model are obvious advantages. However, what is really positive is that the experienced performance is hardly different. The benchmarks show a tolerable disadvantage of only 20%.

There is no question that this is by far the best rendition of the Surface concept to date - and the first one that, despite its inherent design limitations might legitimately be considered as a suitable replacement for a conventional laptop.

The display has been improved compared to the predecessor: Not only is it significantly brighter, but it also delivers higher resolution, lower color deviation, and bigger gamut. The Type Cover has also been improved. Instead of a mediocre keyboard replacement, you will get a great input device, which can now keep up with Ultrabooks. For the first time, this is also true of the touchpad. Furthermore, the Surface pen is included in the scope of delivery. Compared to a laptop, the connectivity is poor with only a single USB 3.0 port and a DisplayPort. The price is quite high and easily exceeds 1000 Euros (~$1131) with the Type Cover.

The Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 (6th place) might be the better choice for consumers: It brings the performance of a fanless15-watt SoC with a Core i5 processor and a 3K panel for only costs 800 Euros (~$905). Consumers should also consider the Spectre x2 12-a003ng (5th place) as an alternative to the Surface Pro 4. Currently, the 12-inch device costs 1100 Euros (~$1245). Professional users probably might find in the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 (5th place) the strongest competitor. It features a lower resolution, but Type-C USB and LTE (version). See also our Comparison of the Top 5 Convertibles.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i5, 128GB

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core i7, 256GB

2nd

high performance & OLED: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga
high performance & OLED: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

ThinkPad X1 goes Yoga. Lenovo has replaced the hinges of the ThinkPad X1 with a 360-degree hinge and out comes the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (IPS-Model in TestOLED-Model in Test), from which we had a variant with an Intel Core i7-6500U and 512 GB SSD under review. The testers praised the solid and well-designed business convertible made from carbon fiber and magnesium alloy, which includes an active stylus. The high performance of the actively cooled Core i processor and the high color and grayscale precision (after calibration) of the 2560x1440 display are attractive. Obviously, the 1.36 kg (~3 lb) device is not as lightweight as the Surface Pro 4 (1.1 kg/~2.4 lb) or the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 (1.2 kg/~2.6 lb; with keyboard dock). On the other hand, the 14-inch device is perfectly suitable for work with many interfaces (yet no Type-C USB) and a premium keyboard with backlight.

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga does what it was designed for rather well - but at a price.

Unfortunately, there also are disadvantages: The ThinkPad X1 Yoga loses points because of the mediocre battery life of six hours (Wi-Fi test) and the not particularly bright display. The high price of 1950 to 2300 Euros (~$2206 to ~$2602) might discourage many prospective buyers. Thus, the author recommends the HP Spectre x360 13, which is targeted at consumers, as a cheaper alternative (about 1000 Euros, ~$1131). There are hardly any alternatives with similar size (14-inch) and similar performance (Intel Core i): HP's EliteBook Revolve 810 G3 also weighs 1.4 kg (~3.1 lb), but features a no longer up-to-date HD resolution and is only an 11.6-inch device. The 12.5-inch Portégé Z20t-B-10C has a weaker performance and weighs 1.5 kg (~3.3 lb).

After our US colleagues had the ThinkPad X1 Yoga with IPS panel under review, we reviewed an X1 Yoga with OLED display. Compared to the otherwise almost identical IPS model, the battery life is slightly shorter by 45 minutes. The glossy surface of the OLED display will not appeal to everyone, when using it outdoors.  On the other hand, the panel has workstation qualities with a perfect contrast and a huge gamut. The better display and connectivity sub ratings ensure a higher total rating. Thus, the OLED edition has replaced the IPS variant in the top list and the X1 Yoga climbed to the 4th place. We had the following models under review:

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga (IPS)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED)

3rd

Dual companion: Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
Dual companion: Microsoft Surface Book Core i7

With the Surface Book (see review), Microsoft thinks of those for whom tablets/convertibles of the upper price range are still too slow. Will those who think that a Surface Pro 4 is too slow buy a Surface Book? This is the intention, even though performance geeks have to spend at least 1500 Euros (~$1697) for such a device (IGP version). Currently, the evaluated variant with a Core i7-6600U and Nvidia Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5)  costs 2920 Euros (~$3304). You will get a 1.5 kg (~3.3 lb) special convertible, which performs well as a tablet alone, as well as with a keyboard dock and a dedicated GPU. This convertible PC delivers real laptop performance without throttling and full GPU performance even on battery.

The Surface Book i7 is almost 30% faster than the rivals Lenovo Miix 700 (core m3), HP Spectre X2 (Core m7) and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Haswell Core i5). The reason: The active cooling ensures a high Turbo utilization even during the stress test, while the fanless systems have to reduce their clocks.

The battery life is also long at 10 hours, and the 13.5-inch panel with 3000x2000 pixels delivers gorgeous colors. The latter shines with precise colors and high contrast (96% of sRGB). Since the input devices (including Digitizer Pen) are excellent, apparently you cannot complain at all, can you? The reviewers complained that the connectivity does not include USB-C or HDMI. The software undocking did not work flawlessly in our test and the poor upgradability is also a disadvantage. We have reviewed the following two models:

Microsoft Surface Book Core i7, 940M

Microsoft Surface Book Core i5, 940M

4th

rechenschwache Kampfansage: HP Spectre x2 12 m3/m7
rechenschwache Kampfansage: HP Spectre x2 12 m3/m7

HP also offers a competitor to the Surface Pro 4 for consumers. The handy Spectre x2 12 (see review) certainly delivers. It comes with a brand new Core m3 or m7. Microsoft does not offer m5 or m7 variants. Is the Spectre x2 12 therefore an option for those looking for best possible tablet performance without a fan? Unfortunately, the answer is a clear no: The m5 and m7 variant do not bring a significantly better performance. Quite the contrary, the m3 edition even comes with a slightly faster SSD.

Nevertheless, the Spectre x2 12-a003ng achieved quite a good result and impressed the tester. However, the Real Sense camera had the smallest impact on this. We liked the extraordinary good concept of keyboard (backlight, good haptics) and tablet. The combination is actually subnotebook-like and productivity use is comfortable without any major limitations.

With its very stable stand and the sleeve keyboard that is "attached" to the tablet, the Spectre x2 can be used as a laptop on the table to a very high degree. The USB Type C ports recharge the device and provide a cabled connection to existing Type A peripherals via a hub or an adapter (included). The primary camera on the tablet's back takes very nice photos and videos. We have not seen this for a long time in a Windows tablet.

All those who consider the Surface Pro 4 and want to spend a lot of money on a mobile work bundle, should take a closer look at the Spectre x2 12. The disadvantages are acceptable in view of the advantages if you do not call yourself a power user and want to edit and render movies on this device.

The price of 1150 Euros (~$1301; m7) is certainly not a bargain. However, you  will not get a Surface Pro 4 with 256 GB, which does not even include the Type Cover for just under 1300 Euros (~$1471). On the other hand, the Surface Pro 4 features 2736x1824 pixels, while the Spectre comes with only a Full HD resolution. The lower resolution is not necessarily a disadvantage. The two USB 3.1 (Type-C) ports are definitely benefits of the HP device. A Stylus Pen is also included and there is a variant with LTE for the same price. Once again, Acer's Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271 performs better in this respect. The fanless tablet costs only 775 Euros (~$877) with Core i5 and 3K panel, the variant with i7 and 512 GB SSD is priced at 1270 Euros (~$1437).

Is less more? The m3 variant of the Spectre x2 12-a001ng (see review) did not achieve a longer battery life in the test update. The battery runtime remained about 6 hours, which is relatively short for a Core m3 when you consider that the Surface Pro m3 achieved eight hours. Nevertheless, the rating is higher, since it comes with an LTE modem. The CPU performance of the m3 model is not significantly higher than the m7 variant's. Furthermore, HP could not get the full performance out of the SoC in m3 variant. Currently, the Spectre x2 12-a001ng m3/LTE is not a very good offer for 1120 Euros (~1267). The device is on sale and will not be replaced. HP fills the gap with the Elite x2 1012 G1 instead, which uses the same design. Without keyboard and with Core m3, the Elite x2 costs just under 900 Euros (~$1018).

Spectre x2 12-a003ng (m7,256GB)

Spectre x2 12-a001ng (m3,256GB,LTE)

Discussion

5th

Go-getter type: HP Elite x2 1012 G1
Go-getter type: HP Elite x2 1012 G1

With the Elite x2 1012 G1 (see review), HP brings a powerful competitor to the Surface Pro 4 and the Switch Alpha 12. While it is not cheaper at just under 1500 Euros (~$1697), it brings more interfaces yet smaller resolution. The tester was satisfied with the actual performance of the passively cooled Intel Core m5-6Y54. Only the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 was an exception in this aspect with heavier performance losses. The performance is comparable with the Dell XPS 12 9250 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO S (just missed the top list), which are also passively cooled. Microsoft's Surface 4 Pro and the Switch Alpha 12 bring a higher performance thanks to Core i processors, but the Core m variant is slower than the Elite x2 1012 G1.

The keyboard dock with strong feedback and backlight is well made. Very good battery life of 7:30 hours (Wi-Fi test) and an LTE modem (depending on the version) make the bundle complete, which primarily targets professional users who demand very high mobility.

The display could be improved, however. It is not that this panel is particularly bad - but considering the price, we expect a little more as far as the brightness and the contrast are concerned.

According to HP, the Elite x2 1012 G1 fully replaces the Spectre x2 12.

6th

Alpha leader - Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5 with high performance without fan
Alpha leader - Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5 with high performance without fan
Best Value Award in July 2016 - Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5
Best Value Award in July 2016 - Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5

With the Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM (see review), Acer has managed to bring a unique feature for a cheap price: The Intel Core i5-6200U can almost fully use its potential despite passive cooling; as well as under load. This is the first fanless solution for the consumer market, which does not only promise notebook performance, but also delivers it. The Aspire Switch Alpha 12 easily outperforms the Core m devices in this top list; at least in terms of CPU performance of the SoC. As a result, its system performance is higher than almost all Core m competitors' (+10 to 30%) and on par with the Surface Pro 4.

We have taken a liking to Acer's new Switch Alpha 12. With a price of 800 Euros (~$905) not only is it an affordable alternative, but is also better in some aspects: Distracting fan noise is a thing of the past.

The good input devices improve productivity and the solid build quality ensures good haptics. The display with a resolution of 2160x1440 pixels (native pen support) is excellent, thanks to its high brightness, great contrast, and very good colors out-of-the-box. The tester did not like the poor speakers and the short Wi-Fi battery life of only 5:21 hours. The Surface Pro 4 remains the best choice in this respect. Even the Core i5 variant achieves 7 hours in this test and the m3 model delivers 8 hours.

ModelSizeTFTCPUGPURAMHDD/SSDPrice
Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56H12"2160x1440i5-6200U520M4 GB 256-GB-SSD from 1000 Euros
Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-70EQ12"2160x1440i5-6200U520M8 GB 512-GB-SSD from 1250 Euros
Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM12"2160x1440i5-6200U520M4 GB 128-GB-SSD from 775 Euros

 

In the meanwhile, we had the expensive Core i7-6500U + 512 GB variant under review, the Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-70EQ (see review). However, the rating did not improve. Quite the contrary: The battery life falls slightly (-10%) due to the i7 SoC and the laptop achieves just under 5 hours. System, CPU and gaming performance are only marginally better than the i5 model's. Thus, buyers would only get a big 512 GB SSD, 8 GB of RAM and a backlit keyboard for a steep surcharge of 500 Euros (~$566). We recommend the i5 variant, which is already available for under 800 Euros (~$905; 128 GB). Those who want LTE should consider the Spectre x2 12 (6th place). We had the following two variants under review:

Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM (i5,128GB)

Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-70EQ (i7,512GB)

7th

Multi-mode master: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
Multi-mode master: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
Elite business features: Editor's Choice Award for the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 in February 2016
Elite business features: Editor's Choice Award for the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 in February 2016

With the ThinkPad Yoga 260 (see review), Lenovo has launched yet another convertible. However, it is targeted at very demanding business customers. The ThinkPad does not tolerate compromises that the IdeaPad Miix 700 still makes. Thus, the Yoga 260 is a genuine subnotebook, which can be turned into a tablet with a 360-degree hinge. Lenovo makes the thick tablet with the keyboard on its underside less awkward by fixing the keys. They are flush with the underside and can no longer be pressed.

Excellent input devices, including an active stylus – the tester did not expect anything else from a ThinkPad. Unfortunately, the stylus generates a big problem: The chassis tears easily at the stylus compartment. Further disadvantages include heavy CPU throttling, even during usual processor tests. The colors of the TFT are not the best. However, you cannot complain about the matte, bright touchscreen. A poor webcam and distorted microphone recordings slightly dampen the impression, but they are not factors that discourage from buying.

Then there is the issue of CPU throttling during normal load. Why should the fastest 15-watt i7 be purchased if it cannot deliver what it promises?

The positive aspects are that the system can be individually configured, the dedicated docking port, the security features, and the low system noise. Not least, the Yoga 260 appears to be interesting due to its attractive entry-level price of about 1100 Euros (~$1245, Lenovo Shop, i3 version, no HDD variant!). HP and Fujitsu charge about 500 Euros (~$566) more to provide the business features that the Yoga 260 offers. Thus, we assigned it our Editors' Choice Award in February 2016.

When the budget is "only" 1000 to 1500 Euros (~$1130 to ~$1700), the Yoga 260 is a good choice. Its entry-level configuration is relatively affordable and features professional business qualities that HP and Fujitsu provide at approximately 2000 Euros (~$2263).

8th

4K for on the move: Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
4K for on the move: Dell XPS 12 9250 4K

With the XPS 12 9250 (see review), Dell has complemented the XPS series of 13.3 and 15.6-inch devices with a smaller one. The 12-inch device is a tablet with a docking keyboard, which features a Core m7 and does not need a fan. Thus, it is silent. With 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD, the elegant and handy device delivers cutting-edge hardware. However, the 4K panel (3840x2160) caps it all off. High contrast, good color coverage, and wide viewing angles delight the viewer. Prospective customers should also consider the smaller CPU options (i5, i3), since the used Core m7 cannot reach its full performance due to thermal throttling anyway.

Although the review sample is equipped with the strongest processor from Intel's Core m lineup, the performance cannot be completely retrieved. Thus, Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 with a Core m3, for example, is sometimes much faster. We would also have hoped for longer battery life. The battery performance should be somewhat better in a tablet that is also marketed for the business sector.

The keyboard dock is stable and attaches seamlessly to the tablet. It delivers a quiet keyboard and a precise touchpad. The tilting angle cannot be adapted to the seating position since it is fixed.

Dell demands an exorbitant 1799 Euros (~$2035) for the test configuration. This is definitely not a bargain, but it is one of the few devices with a 4K panel in a 12.5-inch size - if that is the driving force. Consumers might consider the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271 for half the price. It brings 3K from 775 Euros (~$877).

9th

moved up: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
moved up: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N

Previously, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N (see review) missed the top list by a small margin. The 12-inch model is the only Windows convertible from this manufacturer. As older devices have been removed from the top list (12 month), the Galaxy Tab Pro S gets involved here as well now. However, it has its weaknesses: Despite an impressive AMOLED display, which makes for a display rating of 86%, it does not perform well enough for a top position. This is due to weaker performance - than for example the Surface Pro 4 - poor connectivity (one USB-C port for data and charging), and the not entirely perfect keyboard. Those who contemplate the Core m3 model of the Surface 4 should also consider the Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N.

The AMOLED screen on the Galaxy TabPro S is the key feature here. It is bright and punchy and if you are careful you can get impressive efficiency from it. Style plays a big role too.

10th

Just missed the lead! Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Just missed the lead! Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Cheaper than the SP4: Best Value Award for the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 in February 2016
Cheaper than the SP4: Best Value Award for the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 in February 2016

Lenovo has also noticed it: Its competitor Microsoft is very successful with the Surface Pro family – despite a high price. The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 (see review) targets the same customers with prices from 940 to 1400 Euros (~$1063 to ~$1584, 256 GB / 4G/LTE). These are the customers who are looking for the best possible laptop replacement. It should make switching between two devices and the annoying synchronization with online storage unnecessary.

For this high requirement, Lenovo has decided to use a fanless design, but has used a more powerful CPU than the m3 in the Surface Pro 4 entry-level model. The performance of the Intel Core m5-6Y54 is closer to the Core m3's than to the Core i5's. Thus, the performance cannot completely reach an optimal notebook level. However, most users will not mind, since the system performance only differs from the Surface Pro 4 (Core i5) by 16 and 22% (PCMark 8/7), respectively. The genuine M.2 SSD from Samsung has a positive impact here. Permanent load is not the strength of the fanless IdeaPad Miix 700. Its performance falls slightly in this scenario. The performance loss of the HD Graphics 515 is particularly disadvantageous. It always works disappointingly slow in our test model.

Furthermore, the tester likes the concept of the tablet and keyboard dock. All models come with an ActivePen and several variants include a Real Sense camera (not in our test model). The Miix 700's display is bright, contrast-rich, and viewing-angle stable. Out-of-the-box, the colors require calibration. The battery life of about 7:20 hours in our WLAN test is quite good and almost on par with that of the Surface Pro 4.

In the opinion of our tester, the Miix 700 is a close competitor of the Core m3 Surface Pro 4. There is no clear winner. The Miix 700 is cheaper and a 4G/LTE variant is available, while the Surface Pro 4 features the better display and a higher quality case. Those who like the concept of the Miix 700 should also consider the HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng. This 12-inch device does not bring a top performance, but it has a better build quality and USB Type C. Those who want to save money can consider the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271 with higher CPU performance and also fanless operation.

Recent Convertible Awards

Editor's Choice in November 2015: Surface Book Core i5
Editor's Choice in November 2015: Surface Book Core i5
Editor's Choice in February 2016: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
Editor's Choice in February 2016: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260
Best Value Award in February 2016: Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Best Value Award in February 2016: Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
Best Value Award in February 2016: HP Spectre x2 12
Best Value Award in February 2016: HP Spectre x2 12

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
46 ms * ∼18%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
1 ms * ∼0%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
39 ms * ∼16%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
51 ms * ∼20%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
33.2 ms * ∼13%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
20 ms * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
64 ms * ∼26%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
36 ms * ∼14%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
30 ms * ∼12%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
31 ms * ∼13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
1 ms * ∼0%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
34 ms * ∼14%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
25 ms * ∼10%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
22.8 ms * ∼10%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
34 ms * ∼14%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
30 ms * ∼13%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
35 ms * ∼15%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
16 ms * ∼7%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
50 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
240 Hz ∼2%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
0 Hz ∼0%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
0 Hz ∼0%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
0 Hz ∼0%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
1000 Hz ∼10%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
0 Hz ∼0%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
1000 Hz ∼10%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
200 Hz ∼2%
Screen
Brightness (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
392 cd/m² ∼56%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
277 cd/m² ∼40%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
414 cd/m² ∼59%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
347 cd/m² ∼50%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
319 cd/m² ∼46%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
328 cd/m² ∼47%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
335 cd/m² ∼48%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
399 cd/m² ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
378 cd/m² ∼54%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
318 cd/m² ∼45%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
92 % ∼92%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
91 % ∼91%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
88 % ∼88%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
91 % ∼91%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
97 % ∼97%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
91 % ∼91%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
84 % ∼84%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
81 % ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
90 % ∼90%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
87 % ∼87%
Black Level (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
0.27 % * ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
0 % * ∼0%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
0.25 % * ∼5%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
0.44 % * ∼9%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
0.42 % * ∼8%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
0.38 % * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
0.29 % * ∼6%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
0.35 % * ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
0.03 % * ∼1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
0.36 % * ∼7%
Contrast (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
1441 :1 ∼90%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
1752 :1 ∼110%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
802 :1 ∼50%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
767 :1 ∼48%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
908 :1 ∼57%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
1279 :1 ∼80%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
1249 :1 ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
12100 :1 ∼756%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
947 :1 ∼59%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
3.61 * ∼24%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
5.15 * ∼34%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
2.06 * ∼14%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
6.09 * ∼41%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
6.02 * ∼40%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
8.4 * ∼56%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
8.51 * ∼57%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
3.56 * ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
4.8 * ∼32%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
6 * ∼40%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
3.8 * ∼25%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
5.44 * ∼36%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
2.87 * ∼19%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
6.24 * ∼42%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
6.29 * ∼42%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
4.3 * ∼29%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
9.23 * ∼62%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
2.67 * ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
5.04 * ∼34%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
8.12 * ∼54%
Gamma (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
2.16 ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
2.28 ∼65%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
2.44 ∼70%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
2.41 ∼69%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
2.4 ∼69%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
2.63 ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
2.24 ∼64%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
2.17 ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
2.57 ∼73%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
2.23 ∼64%
CCT (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
5969 ∼597%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
5686 ∼569%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
6820 ∼682%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
7238 ∼724%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
7712 ∼771%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
7368 ∼737%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
6759 ∼676%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
6681 ∼668%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
7255 ∼726%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
7011 ∼701%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
63 % ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
98 % ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
64 % ∼64%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
46 % ∼46%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
47.8 % ∼48%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
62 % ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
41 % ∼41%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
86 % ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
73 % ∼73%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
63.4 % ∼63%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
97 % ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
100 % ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
96 % ∼96%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
71 % ∼71%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
73.2 % ∼73%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
62 % ∼62%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
100 % ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
97.4 % ∼97%
Noise
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
dB * ∼0%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
dB * ∼0%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
dB * ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
dB * ∼0%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
dB * ∼0%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
dB * ∼0%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
31.5 dB * ∼63%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
dB * ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
dB * ∼0%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
28.9 dB * ∼58%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
31.3 dB * ∼63%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
dB * ∼0%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
dB * ∼0%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
32 dB * ∼64%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
dB * ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
dB * ∼0%
Load Average (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
35.3 dB * ∼71%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
38 dB * ∼76%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
dB * ∼0%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
dB * ∼0%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
36.4 dB * ∼73%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
dB * ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
dB * ∼0%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
38.9 dB * ∼78%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
40.5 dB * ∼81%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
dB * ∼0%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
dB * ∼0%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
36.6 dB * ∼73%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
dB * ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
dB * ∼0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
dB * ∼0%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
43.6 °C * ∼73%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
45.5 °C * ∼76%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
47.35 °C * ∼79%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
42.4 °C * ∼71%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
39 °C * ∼65%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
46.7 °C * ∼78%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
42.6 °C * ∼71%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
41.4 °C * ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
42.5 °C * ∼71%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
38.6 °C * ∼64%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
45.2 °C * ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
47.1 °C * ∼79%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
50.2 °C * ∼84%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
43 °C * ∼72%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
41.2 °C * ∼69%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
51 °C * ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
42.6 °C * ∼71%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
43.9 °C * ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
44.6 °C * ∼74%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
40.8 °C * ∼68%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
32.4 °C * ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
31.1 °C * ∼52%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
30.4 °C * ∼51%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
34.4 °C * ∼57%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
29.5 °C * ∼49%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
29.5 °C * ∼49%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
25.1 °C * ∼42%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
34.7 °C * ∼58%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
36.6 °C * ∼61%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
30.4 °C * ∼51%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
29.6 °C * ∼49%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
33.1 °C * ∼55%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
27.4 °C * ∼46%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
29.4 °C * ∼49%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
29.8 °C * ∼50%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
28.6 °C * ∼48%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
25.3 °C * ∼42%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
29.4 °C * ∼49%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
38.6 °C * ∼64%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
28 °C * ∼47%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
791 min ∼29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
824 min ∼31%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
min ∼0%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
681 min ∼25%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
732 min ∼27%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
640 min ∼24%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
943 min ∼35%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
370 min ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
1110 min ∼41%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
861 min ∼32%
Load (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
138 min ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
132 min ∼5%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
min ∼0%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
161 min ∼6%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
130 min ∼5%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
112 min ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
92 min ∼3%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
93 min ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
min ∼0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
157 min ∼6%
WiFi (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
min ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
min ∼0%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
min ∼0%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
min ∼0%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
min ∼0%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
min ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
min ∼0%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
min ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
min ∼0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
min ∼0%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
488 min ∼18%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
315 min ∼12%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
648 min ∼24%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
364 min ∼13%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
443 min ∼16%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
321 min ∼12%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
346 min ∼13%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
243 min ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
525 min ∼19%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
440 min ∼16%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
Watt * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
4.7 Watt * ∼5%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
4.5 Watt * ∼5%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
6 Watt * ∼6%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
3.7 Watt * ∼4%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
7.3 Watt * ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
3.6 Watt * ∼4%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
5.4 Watt * ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
3.4 Watt * ∼3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
4 Watt * ∼4%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
Watt * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
8.6 Watt * ∼9%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
9.8 Watt * ∼10%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
8 Watt * ∼8%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
6.8 Watt * ∼7%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
10 Watt * ∼10%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
6.3 Watt * ∼6%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
10.2 Watt * ∼10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
8 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
8.6 Watt * ∼9%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
Watt * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
12.2 Watt * ∼12%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
12.2 Watt * ∼12%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
10.6 Watt * ∼11%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
7.6 Watt * ∼8%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
10.15 Watt * ∼10%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
7.6 Watt * ∼8%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
12.5 Watt * ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
9 Watt * ∼9%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
9.3 Watt * ∼9%
Load Average (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
Watt * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
29.7 Watt * ∼8%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
46 Watt * ∼13%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
21.5 Watt * ∼6%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
22.5 Watt * ∼6%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
25.2 Watt * ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
27.2 Watt * ∼8%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
21.4 Watt * ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
12 Watt * ∼3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
18.6 Watt * ∼5%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
Watt * ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
50.5 Watt * ∼14%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
56 Watt * ∼16%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
22 Watt * ∼6%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
34.5 Watt * ∼10%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
29.3 Watt * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
22.8 Watt * ∼7%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
24.4 Watt * ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
16.1 Watt * ∼5%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
36.3 Watt * ∼10%

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
1344 Points ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
1614 Points ∼6%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
2761 Points ∼11%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
1334 Points ∼5%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
1585 Points ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
1333 Points ∼5%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
1115 Points ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
1077 Points ∼4%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
1109 Points ∼4%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
740 Points ∼3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
869 Points ∼4%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
1952 Points ∼8%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
739 Points ∼3%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
721 Points ∼3%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
553 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
558 Points ∼2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
630 Points ∼3%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
42046 Points ∼21%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
50418 Points ∼25%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
47242 Points ∼24%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
46556 Points ∼24%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
27409 Points ∼14%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
38523 Points ∼19%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
4274 Points ∼53%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
5178 Points ∼64%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
4808 Points ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
5043 Points ∼63%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
4318 Points ∼54%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
4518 Points ∼56%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
3186 Points ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
4410 Points ∼72%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
3782 Points ∼62%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
3932 Points ∼64%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
3996 Points ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
4368 Points ∼71%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
3084 Points ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
3311 Points ∼54%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
3837 Points ∼63%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
2426 Points ∼43%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
3489 Points ∼62%
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7
2947 Points ∼52%
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng
2116 Points ∼37%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
2983 Points ∼53%
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM
3281 Points ∼58%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE
3263 Points ∼58%
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K
2277 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
2217 Points ∼39%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
2733 Points ∼48%

Legend

 
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3 Intel Core m3-6Y30, Intel HD Graphics 515, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
 
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00 Intel Core i7-6600U, Intel HD Graphics 520, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZSLW1T0)
 
Microsoft Surface Book Core i7 Intel Core i7-6600U, NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5), Samsung MZFLV512 NVMe
 
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng Intel Core m3-6Y30, Intel HD Graphics 515, Liteon L8H-256V2G
 
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Intel Core m5-6Y54, Intel HD Graphics 515, Liteon L8H-256V2G
 
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-56HM Intel Core i5-6200U, Intel HD Graphics 520, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2
 
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE Intel Core i7-6500U, Intel HD Graphics 520, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP
 
Dell XPS 12 9250 4K Intel Core m7-6Y75, Intel HD Graphics 515, Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N Intel Core m3-6Y30, Intel HD Graphics 515, Lite-On CV1-8B128
 
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 Intel Core m5-6Y54, Intel HD Graphics 515, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
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