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Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 in review: Comet Lake provides better battery life

Model update. Dell's Surface Pro competitor offers quiet to silent operation, low heat emissions, and a touchscreen display in the 3:2 format. The latter responds to touch input performed with the fingers as well as with the separately available Dell Premium Active Pen.
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The Dell Latitude 12 7210 is a 2-in-1 device for businesses. The high price level of almost 2,000 Euros (~$2,386) (entry-level models ranging from 1,600 to (~$1,909) 1,700 Euros (~$2,028)) will probably make it unattractive for most consumers. This is the identically built successor to the Dell Latitude 12 7200 that we already reviewed. The test device provided to us is powered by a Core-i7-10610U processor. Competitors include the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and the Lenovo Yoga Duet 7.

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Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 (Latitude 12 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10610U 4 x 1.8 - 4.9 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 23 W PL1 / Sustained, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 1150 MHz, dual-channel mode, 27.20.100.8935
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR3-2133, dual-channel mode, on-board, no memory slots
Display
12.30 inch 3:2, 1920 x 1280 pixel 188 PPI, capacitive, 10 touchpoints, native pen support, Sharp LQ123N1, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G, 512 GB 
, M.2-2230, NMVe, 427 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC3254
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined headset port, Card Reader: microSD, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration, gyroscope, Hall sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.35 x 292 x 208.8 ( = 0.37 x 11.5 x 8.22 in)
Battery
38 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Full HD
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MS Office 365 (trial), 36 Months Warranty
Weight
850 g ( = 29.98 oz / 1.87 pounds), Power Supply: 238 g ( = 8.4 oz / 0.52 pounds)
Price
1,999 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
90 %
03/2021
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620
850 g9.35 mm12.30"1920x1280
88 %
02/2020
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
790 g8.5 mm12.30"2736x1824
87 %
11/2020
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.2 kg9.2 mm13.00"2160x1350

Case - A metal chassis for the Latitude

Dell has opted for a rather stylish silver-gray metal case for the Latitude 12 that can't shake off a certain resemblance to the Surface Pro 7's chassis. The stand of the tablet unit can be adjusted in infinite positions and allows a maximum aperture angle of about 150 to 160 degrees. The tight hinges prevent the stand from collapsing.

The included keyboard dock is magnetically connected to the tablet unit. It can lie flat on the surface or be angled towards the user. The top side of the keyboard dock is made of a single piece of metal; the underside is made of soft plastic.

The device doesn't reveal any weaknesses in terms of workmanship. The gap dimensions are in order, and there are no material protrusions. The device doesn't show any weaknesses in terms of stability either. The tablet unit can be twisted a bit, but the whole situation is still within limits. The dock can be twisted to a greater extent.

The Latitude weighs a bit more than the Surface Pro 7 both with and without the keyboard dock attached. The latter is also somewhat more compact. The Yoga Duet 7 is on par with the Latitude, but it's not directly comparable due to its different aspect ratio (16:10).

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Size comparison

297 mm / 11.7 inch 207 mm / 8.15 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 1.2 kg2.6 lbs292 mm / 11.5 inch 208.8 mm / 8.22 inch 9.35 mm / 0.3681 inch 850 g1.874 lbs292 mm / 11.5 inch 201 mm / 7.91 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 790 g1.742 lbs

Connectivity - Thunderbolt 3 on board

The Latitude comes with one USB Type-A port (USB 3.2 Gen 1) and two USB Type-C ports (2x Thunderbolt 3). The latter support Power Delivery and DisplayPort via USB-C. Good: Since both USB-C ports can be used for power supply, one Thunderbolt 3 port remains free for other things (external display, docking station, external GPU).

Left side: Combo audio, volume rocker, SIM card slot (optional), memory card reader (microSD), 2x Thunderbolt 3 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery)
Left side: Combo audio, volume rocker, SIM card slot (optional), memory card reader (microSD), 2x Thunderbolt 3 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery)
Right side: Cable-lock slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Right side: Cable-lock slot, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)

SD card reader

The microSD memory card reader (reference card: 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC) is among the fast models with transfer rates of 153.9 MB/s (transfer of 250 jpg image files of 5 MB each) and 182.6 MB/s (copying of large data blocks).

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 7200
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
177 MB/s ∼100% +15%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
153.9 MB/s ∼87%
Average of class Convertible
  (10 - 177, n=61, last 2 years)
80.7 MB/s ∼46% -48%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
73.5 MB/s ∼42% -52%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
73 MB/s ∼41% -53%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Latitude 7200
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
193.4 MB/s ∼100% +6%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
182.6 MB/s ∼94%
Average of class Convertible
  (25 - 224, n=56, last 2 years)
97.4 MB/s ∼50% -47%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
86.9 MB/s ∼45% -52%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
84 MB/s ∼43% -54%

Communication

The Wi-Fi chip (Intel AX201) supports the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards and offers Bluetooth 5 functionality. The data rates determined under optimal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) are good. There's no Ethernet port.

An LTE modem is among the optional features. Our test device doesn't feature one, though. Moreover, a modem can't be retrofitted either, because the SIM card slot, the antennas, and the necessary slot are missing.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=215)
1237 MBit/s ∼100% +35%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
928 (877min - 942max) MBit/s ∼75% +1%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
919 (714min - 1122max) MBit/s ∼74%
Average of class Convertible
  (976 - 1498, n=82, last 2 years)
878 MBit/s ∼71% -4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
836 (743min - 888max) MBit/s ∼68% -9%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
605 MBit/s ∼49% -34%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1690 (1490min - 1764max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1320 (1237min - 1367max) MBit/s ∼78% -22%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=215)
1139 MBit/s ∼67% -33%
Average of class Convertible
  (291 - 1690, n=80, last 2 years)
866 MBit/s ∼51% -49%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
634 (561min - 705max) MBit/s ∼38% -62%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
584 MBit/s ∼35% -65%
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Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø918 (714-1122)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø836 (743-888)
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø927 (877-942)
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1690 (1490-1764)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø634 (561-705)
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1320 (1237-1367)

Webcam

The webcam (5 MP) doesn't perform poorly at all and produces respectable results. There are problems with color accuracy, though. With a color deviation of almost 9, the target (Delta E less than 3) is missed. The rear-facing camera has a resolution of 8 MP.

ColorChecker
25.3 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
26.8 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
18 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
16 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE: 17.66 ∆E min: 2.47 - max: 33.09 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.5 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
5 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
8 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
2 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
10 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1: 8.69 ∆E min: 1.98 - max: 13.67 ∆E

Security

The device has a Trusted Platform Module (2.0) on board. Moreover, the device can be physically secured via a cable lock. Our test device does not have a fingerprint reader - it's available as an option.

Accessories

The 7210 comes with the usual documents: A quick-start guide and warranty information. However, Dell has a lot of paid accessories available. Owners of the Latitude will probably find docking solutions, such as the Dell WD19TB dock, of greatest interest. At a price of about 250 Euros (~$298), the Latitude can be expanded with many ports.

Dell Thunderbolt Dock WD19TB
Dell Thunderbolt Dock WD19TB
Dell Thunderbolt Dock WD19TB
Dell Thunderbolt Dock WD19TB

BIOS

The BIOS offers many configuration options regarding security, management, hardware, and power consumption.

Maintenance

In principle, the Latitude's case can be opened. However, we refrained from doing so to avoid damaging the device. An illustrated, English-language guideline for the exact procedure can be found in the Latitude's service manual.

Warranty

The 7210 comes with a three-year on-site warranty (ProSupport, Next Business Day Onsite Service). An extension to four years costs about 73 Euros (~$87).

Input devices - Dell's 2-in-1 device offers a backlit keyboard

Keyboard

The keyboard dock houses a backlit chiclet keyboard with flat, smooth keys that have a short travel and a clear pressure point. The typing feel depends on the dock's positioning: A quite comfortable typing experience is possible when the dock is angled towards the user; but if the dock lies flat on the surface, it bounces more. The two-stage key backlight is controlled via a function key. All in all, Dell delivers a keyboard that is suitable for everyday use.

Touchpad

The smooth surface of the multitouch-capable ClickPad (10 x 5.5 cm) makes it easy for fingers to glide on it. It also responds to inputs in the corners. Furthermore, the pad has a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Keyboard dock
Keyboard dock

Touchscreen

The touchscreen (10 touchpoints) responds promptly to inputs and didn't cause us any problems. The screen can be operated both with the fingers and with the separately available Dell Premium Active Pen (PN579X, about 80 to 90 Euros (~$95 to ~$107)).

Dell Premium Active Pen
Dell Premium Active Pen

Display - IPS in the 3:2 format

The 12.3-inch touchscreen display in the 3:2 format has a native resolution of 1920x1280 pixels. Brightness (378.4 cd/m²) and contrast (1,226:1) are good. The maximum brightness drops to 319 cd/m² on battery power. Competitors like the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and the Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 offer more in terms of brightness.

The display shows flickering at a frequency of 1,250 Hz at brightness levels of 30% and below. Due to the high frequency, even sensitive users shouldn't experience headaches and/or eye problems.

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding
369
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
380
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
389
cd/m²
373
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ123N1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 403 cd/m² Average: 378.4 cd/m² Minimum: 15 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 319 cd/m²
Contrast: 1226:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.28 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 0.97
ΔE Greyscale 2.56 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
97% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.32
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Sharp LQ123N1, IPS, 1920x1280, 12.30
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
LG Philips LP123WQ112604, IPS, 2736x1824, 12.30
Dell Latitude 7200
SHP14A3 LQ123N1, IPS LED, 1920x1280, 12.30
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
CSOT T3 LEN8290, IPS, 2160x1350, 13.00
Response Times
-64%
-55%
-82%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
29 (4, 25)
40 (19, 21)
-38%
52 (26, 26)
-79%
58 (24, 34)
-100%
Response Time Black / White *
16 (4, 12)
28 (16, 12)
-75%
34.8 (18.4, 16.4)
-118%
26 (14, 12)
-63%
PWM Frequency
1250 (30)
250 (50)
-80%
1645 (25)
32%
Screen
-7%
9%
-29%
Brightness middle
380
435
14%
401
6%
450
18%
Brightness
378
422
12%
385
2%
411
9%
Brightness Distribution
86
90
5%
88
2%
83
-3%
Black Level *
0.31
0.32
-3%
0.28
10%
0.22
29%
Contrast
1226
1359
11%
1432
17%
2045
67%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.28
1.18
48%
1.8
21%
4.15
-82%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3.93
2.27
42%
3.4
13%
11.49
-192%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.97
3.49
-260%
1.1
-13%
1.09
-12%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.56
1.12
56%
1.6
37%
6.66
-160%
Gamma
2.32 95%
2.3 96%
2.14 103%
2.42 91%
CCT
6130 106%
6502 100%
6702 97%
6043 108%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
60
-5%
66.6
6%
65
3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
96
-1%
99.4
2%
98
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-36% / -20%
-23% / -4%
-56% / -37%

* ... smaller is better

The display shows good color reproduction and meets the target (Delta E less than 3) with a color deviation of just under 2.3. Furthermore, the display doesn't suffer from a blue tint. Improvements can be achieved by means of calibration. Color deviation drops to just under 1, and grayscales are displayed in a more balanced way. The display can't completely reproduce the AdobeRGB (63%) and sRGB (97%) color spaces. 

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
16 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 21 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
29 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 21 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.4 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 1250 Hz ≤ 30 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 1250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 30 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 1250 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9672 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

The viewing-angle stable IPS panel can be read from any position. Outdoors, however, the glossy display surface often prevents this.

The Latitude outdoors.
The Latitude outdoors.
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Sufficient for office and Internet

The Dell Latitude 12 7210 is a 12.3-inch 2-in-1 business device that offers enough computing power for office and Internet applications. Various configurations are available.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
 

Test conditions

Dell's Power Manager provides temperature profiles that affect the device's temperature and performance development. We used the "Optimized" profile that is active out of the box. Moreover, the "Ultra Performance" profile doesn't result in a performance increase.

Dell Power Manager
Dell Power Manager

Processor

Dell equips the Latitude with a Core-i7-10610U quad-core processor (Comet Lake). The CPU operates at a base speed of 1.8 GHz. An increase to 4.3 GHz (four cores) or 4.9 GHz (one core) is possible via Turbo.

The Cinebench benchmarks' multithread tests are run at 2.7 to 3.2 GHz for a short time. The single-thread tests are run at 1.6 to 4.2 GHz. On battery power, the clock rates are 1.8 to 2.2 GHz (multithread) and 1.4 to 2.2 GHz (single-thread), respectively.

Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)

We check whether the CPU Turbo is used consistently when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a loop for at least 30 minutes. Turbo is used to a relatively low extent.

All in all, the benchmark results are okay, but they won't knock anyone's socks off. The performance gain compared to the Whiskey Lake Core i5 processor of the predecessor is modest.

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Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 Intel Core i7-10610U: Ø549 (532.2-581.16)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø592 (555.54-783.03)
Dell Latitude 7200 Intel Core i5-8365U: Ø519 (509.77-619.48)
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø563 (548.1-634.71)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
133 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
579 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
52.5 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
184 Points ∼100% +38%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (133 - 200, n=6)
176 Points ∼96% +32%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
165 Points ∼90% +24%
Average of class Convertible
  (47.6 - 243, n=82, last 2 years)
165 Points ∼90% +24%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel Core i5-8365U
164 Points ∼89% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
Intel Core i5-8250U
141 Points ∼77% +6%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
133 Points ∼72%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
783 Points ∼100% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
Intel Core i5-8250U (Undervolting)
695 Points ∼89% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
Intel Core i5-8250U
661 Points ∼84% +14%
Average of class Convertible
  (90 - 2083, n=87, last 2 years)
673 Points ∼86% +16%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
634 (338.11min - 341.64max) Points ∼81% +9%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel Core i5-8365U
620 (509.77min - 658max) Points ∼79% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (548 - 738, n=6)
620 Points ∼79% +7%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
579 Points ∼74%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1339 Seconds * ∼100% -68%
Average of class Convertible
  (246 - 5811, n=62, last 2 years)
1027 Seconds * ∼77% -29%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel Core i5-8365U
855 Seconds * ∼64% -7%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
798 Seconds * ∼60%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (641 - 816, n=6)
754 Seconds * ∼56% +6%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
20211 MIPS ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (3541 - 57319, n=65, last 2 years)
18899 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (15369 - 20332, n=6)
18407 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel Core i5-8365U
16711 MIPS ∼83% -17%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
10950 MIPS ∼54% -46%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (3653 - 4853, n=6)
4460 MIPS ∼100% +8%
Average of class Convertible
  (1307 - 5623, n=63, last 2 years)
4208 MIPS ∼94% +2%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
4136 MIPS ∼93%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel Core i5-8365U
3958 MIPS ∼89% -4%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
3737 MIPS ∼84% -10%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
461 Points ∼100% +2%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
452 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (349 - 482, n=6)
438 Points ∼95% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (106 - 604, n=73, last 2 years)
422 Points ∼92% -7%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel Core i5-8365U
419 Points ∼91% -7%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
322 Points ∼70% -29%
CPU (Multi Core)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1754 Points ∼100% +16%
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 4953, n=73, last 2 years)
1549 Points ∼88% +3%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
1510 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (1271 - 1663, n=6)
1466 Points ∼84% -3%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel Core i5-8365U
1430 Points ∼82% -5%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
771 Points ∼44% -49%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
4224 Points ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (858 - 8620, n=56, last 2 years)
4205 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (3731 - 4622, n=6)
4134 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
2079 Points ∼49% -51%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (1155 - 1261, n=6)
1228 Points ∼100% +6%
Average of class Convertible
  (263 - 1566, n=56, last 2 years)
1183 Points ∼96% +2%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
1155 Points ∼94%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1059 Points ∼86% -8%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average of class Convertible
  (0.7 - 15.2, n=62, last 2 years)
4.96 fps ∼100% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (4.54 - 5.66, n=6)
4.92 fps ∼99% +8%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
4.57 fps ∼92%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel Core i5-8365U
4.3 fps ∼87% -6%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
2.66 fps ∼54% -42%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
72.8 s * ∼100% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (56.1 - 106, n=6)
69.5 s * ∼95% -4%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
67 s * ∼92%
Average of class Convertible
  (40.7 - 172, n=47, last 2 years)
66.4 s * ∼91% +1%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.862 sec * ∼100% -10%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
0.781 sec * ∼91%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.504 - 1.759, n=48, last 2 years)
0.74 sec * ∼86% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (0.637 - 0.855, n=6)
0.705 sec * ∼82% +10%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The fast system doesn't cause any problems, and the installed hardware offers sufficient performance for office and Internet applications. Moreover, the PCMark results are decent. The soldered RAM (16 GB, LPDDR3-2133) in the Dell device runs in dual-channel mode. A storage expansion is not possible.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3425 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3756 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4900 points
PCMark 10 Score
4120 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3784 Points ∼100% +14%
Average of class Convertible
  (681 - 6844, n=77, last 2 years)
3476 Points ∼92% +5%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
3313 Points ∼88%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3156 - 3344, n=4)
3260 Points ∼86% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
3035 Points ∼80% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2939 Points ∼78% -11%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2859 Points ∼76% -14%
Productivity
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6710 - 7607, n=4)
7313 Points ∼100% +9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
6730 Points ∼92% 0%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
6710 Points ∼92%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
6455 Points ∼88% -4%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6326 Points ∼87% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (1881 - 8653, n=77, last 2 years)
6267 Points ∼86% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5509 Points ∼75% -18%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8541 - 9667, n=4)
9249 Points ∼100% +8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
8879 Points ∼96% +4%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
8541 Points ∼92%
Average of class Convertible
  (3258 - 11505, n=77, last 2 years)
8526 Points ∼92% 0%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8119 Points ∼88% -5%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
7981 Points ∼86% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7460 Points ∼81% -13%
Score
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4367 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4120 - 4437, n=4)
4329 Points ∼99% +5%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
4120 Points ∼94%
Average of class Convertible
  (1154 - 5971, n=77, last 2 years)
4064 Points ∼93% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
3862 Points ∼88% -6%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3782 Points ∼87% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3544 Points ∼81% -14%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4528 - 5232, n=4)
4933 Points ∼100% +1%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
4900 Points ∼99%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4858 Points ∼98% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (2435 - 5366, n=55, last 2 years)
4391 Points ∼89% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4136 Points ∼84% -16%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3440 Points ∼70% -30%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3660 Points ∼100% +7%
Average of class Convertible
  (1670 - 5041, n=58, last 2 years)
3616 Points ∼99% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3334 - 3783, n=4)
3567 Points ∼97% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3479 Points ∼95% +2%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
3425 Points ∼94%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3392 Points ∼93% -1%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web browsing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95), we were able to observe irregularities with DPC latencies. The system doesn't seem to be suitable for real-time video and audio editing.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
5702 μs * ∼100% -228%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
1736.9 μs * ∼30%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

A 512 GB NVMe SSD (M.2-2230) from Western Digital serves as the system drive and delivers good transfer rates.

WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2378 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1776 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 523.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 342.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1450 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1303 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 51.42 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 182.7 MB/s
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Dell Latitude 7200
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
Average WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
1%
-17%
-10%
0%
Write 4K
182.7
131.3
-28%
131.9
-28%
118
-35%
183
0%
Read 4K
51.42
52.4
2%
45.47
-12%
52.98
3%
51.4
0%
Write Seq
1303
1613
24%
1021
-22%
1208
-7%
1303
0%
Read Seq
1450
1613
11%
1085
-25%
1625
12%
1450
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
342.9
411.6
20%
444.9
30%
431
26%
343
0%
Read 4K Q32T1
523.3
415.6
-21%
366.6
-30%
356
-32%
523
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
1776
2340.1
32%
1458
-18%
1278
-28%
1776
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
2378
1567.5
-34%
1640
-31%
1949
-18%
2378
0%
Write 4K Q8T8
410.9
437.2
Read 4K Q8T8
1032.8
988.4
AS SSD
-39%
-4%
-30%
0%
Copy Game MB/s
840.51
990.94
18%
1059.2
26%
730
-13%
841
0%
Copy Program MB/s
468.52
454.72
-3%
449.46
-4%
532
14%
469
0%
Copy ISO MB/s
1554.66
1159.65
-25%
1387.27
-11%
1074
-31%
1555
0%
Score Total
3389
2826
-17%
3142
-7%
1441
-57%
3389
0%
Score Write
1460
927
-37%
1410
-3%
550
-62%
1460
0%
Score Read
1286
1288
0%
1155
-10%
614
-52%
1286
0%
Access Time Write *
0.046
0.221
-380%
0.026
43%
0.035
24%
0.046
-0%
Access Time Read *
0.069
0.069
-0%
0.057
17%
0.068
1%
0.069
-0%
4K-64 Write
1124.74
702.63
-38%
1183.25
5%
377
-66%
1125
0%
4K-64 Read
1021.29
1047.57
3%
983.35
-4%
411
-60%
1021
0%
4K Write
161.65
154.08
-5%
141.01
-13%
107
-34%
162
0%
4K Read
46.28
52.34
13%
42.52
-8%
47.87
3%
46.3
0%
Seq Write
1731
703.42
-59%
855.98
-51%
694
-60%
1731
0%
Seq Read
2185
1880.78
-14%
1294.01
-41%
1629
-25%
2185
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-19% / -24%
-11% / -9%
-20% / -23%
0% / 0%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

01252503755006257508751000112512501375150016251750187520002125225023752023.272433.742437.422438.512439.142439.142439.562440.192440.462440.822440.882441.442441.442441.442441.442441.442441.652441.922441.922442.072442.072442.132442.282442.762442.972443.122443.182443.542443.812443.962444.022444.022444.172444.172444.172444.582444.582444.652444.792444.862445.072445.212445.282445.72445.72446.052446.052446.052448.842450.11889.532146.342146.642146.642146.962147.062147.172147.272147.692147.92147.92148.112148.222148.322148.322148.432148.432148.532148.532148.532148.742148.742148.852148.952149.062149.062149.062149.162149.162149.272149.272149.272149.272149.482149.482149.482149.582149.692149.692149.892149.892150.12150.12150.12150.12150.312150.312150.312150.522150.52Tooltip
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G: Ø2435 (2023.27-2450.1)
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX: Ø2144 (1889.53-2150.52)

Graphics card

Intel's UHD Graphics 620 graphics core takes care of graphics output. The GPU supports DirectX 12 and operates at speeds of up to 1,150 MHz. The 3DMark results are at a normal level for this GPU.

Fire Strike (plugged in)
Fire Strike (plugged in)
Fire Strike (battery power)
Fire Strike (battery power)
Night Raid (plugged in)
Night Raid (plugged in)
WildLife (plugged in)
WildLife (plugged in)
WildLife Unlimited (plugged in)
WildLife Unlimited (plugged in)
 
3DMark 11 Performance
2247 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
72369 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
9612 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1258 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
505 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4297 Points ∼100% +116%
Average of class Convertible
  (429 - 17421, n=80, last 2 years)
3811 Points ∼89% +92%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
1988 Points ∼46%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1812 Points ∼42% -9%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8365U
1802 Points ∼42% -9%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1144 - 2006, n=237)
1743 Points ∼41% -12%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1657 Points ∼39% -17%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Convertible
  (91 - 5126, n=57, last 2 years)
904 Points ∼100% +105%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
708 Points ∼78% +61%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
441 Points ∼49%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=80)
379 Points ∼42% -14%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
3026 Points ∼100% +119%
Average of class Convertible
  (311 - 13158, n=77, last 2 years)
2713 Points ∼90% +97%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
1379 Points ∼46%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1189 Points ∼39% -14%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8365U
1160 Points ∼38% -16%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1444, n=205)
1154 Points ∼38% -16%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
17872 Points ∼100% +63%
Average of class Convertible
  (2714 - 38419, n=67, last 2 years)
16377 Points ∼92% +50%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
10937 Points ∼61%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11437, n=217)
9240 Points ∼52% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
9133 Points ∼51% -16%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8365U
9128 Points ∼51% -17%

Gaming performance

Handling computer games isn't the 7210's main focus. Nevertheless, the device can bring one or the other game smoothly onto the screen - at low resolutions and low quality settings. This includes titles that only have moderate hardware requirements - for example, Dota 2 Reborn, Valorant, The Sims 4, and Farming Simulator 2019.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 75.9 40.9 33.6 10.8 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 76.3 46.9 20.6 18.4 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 15 7 6 6 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 31 12.5 10.6 13.9 fps

Emissions - Dell computer remains quiet and cool

Noise emissions

The device operates quietly over the entire load range. In idle usage, the fan usually stands still, and silence prevails. Furthermore, it doesn't rev up excessively under load. We registered a maximum sound pressure level of 34.5 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
25 / 25 / 25 dB(A)
Load
28.7 / 34.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.729.727.731.128.22532.731.634.635.134.63131.730.83129.437.64023.222.126.423.527.85025.620.425.326.531.36319.619.726.524.230.98024.71818.622.12110021.427.11719.823.312517.116.614.117.331.616015.215.413.614.520.520013.215.713.714.714.325013.815.817.215.414.431514.315.817.514.314.340017.120.41212.81350014.61811.611.912.363015.220.511.711.21280016.922.411.911.211.7100017.122.911.611.212.212501622.411.711.312.6160018.522.612.311.512.7200021.325.712.611.913.1250016.825.312.912.313.631501624.213.312.513.8400015.623.413.413.315.1500014.220.413.513.615.4630013.717.413.414.116.3800013.815.513.61415.81000013.614.513.513.715.21250013.313.413.113.614.81600012.612.612.613.515.2SPL28.734.525.124.826.5N11.90.60.60.8median 15.2median 20.4median 13.3median 13.5median 14.3Delta1.73.50.71.11.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseDell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Dell Latitude 7200
i5-8365U, UHD Graphics 620
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Noise
-15%
-9%
1%
-15%
-12%
off / environment *
25
30.3
-21%
28.8
-15%
25.4
-2%
29.1 (24.5 - 30.7, n=243)
-16%
27.7 (24.1 - 30.7, n=71, last 2 years)
-11%
Idle Minimum *
25
30.3
-21%
28.8
-15%
25.4
-2%
29.2 (24.5 - 32.5, n=244)
-17%
27.8 (24.1 - 32.2, n=71, last 2 years)
-11%
Idle Average *
25
30.3
-21%
28.8
-15%
25.4
-2%
29.2 (24.5 - 33.9, n=244)
-17%
27.9 (24.1 - 32.2, n=71, last 2 years)
-12%
Idle Maximum *
25
30.3
-21%
28.8
-15%
25.4
-2%
29.7 (24.5 - 34.2, n=244)
-19%
28.5 (24.9 - 32.2, n=71, last 2 years)
-14%
Load Average *
28.7
31.4
-9%
30.1
-5%
30
-5%
33.5 (24.2 - 44.8, n=241)
-17%
33.3 (25.1 - 43.3, n=71, last 2 years)
-16%
Load Maximum *
34.5
33.7
2%
30.1
13%
27.5
20%
36.1 (27.5 - 46.8, n=244)
-5%
36.7 (26.8 - 48.8, n=71, last 2 years)
-6%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The Latitude in the stress test.
The Latitude in the stress test.

Our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least an hour) is mostly run by the CPU and GPU at 1,000 MHz and 700 to 800 MHz, respectively. Higher speeds are only reached in the first few minutes of the test. The stress test represents an extreme scenario, though. We use it to check whether the system remains stable even under full load.

We can't really speak of a temperature rise in the Latitude 12. Under full load (stress test), the temperatures are clearly below 40 °C (~104 °F) at all measuring points. The rates are even lower in everyday use.

Max. Load
 32.6 °C
91 F
36.8 °C
98 F
37.5 °C
100 F
 
 31.6 °C
89 F
31.2 °C
88 F
30.6 °C
87 F
 
 29.1 °C
84 F
28.6 °C
83 F
28.4 °C
83 F
 
Maximum: 37.5 °C = 100 F
Average: 31.8 °C = 89 F
36.2 °C
97 F
35.6 °C
96 F
34.5 °C
94 F
31 °C
88 F
34.7 °C
94 F
33.3 °C
92 F
27.9 °C
82 F
29.1 °C
84 F
28.8 °C
84 F
Maximum: 36.2 °C = 97 F
Average: 32.3 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.5 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 23.1 °C = 74 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.8 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.5 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.2 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.4 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 29.1 °C / 84.4 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.6 °C / 83.5 F (-0.5 °C / -0.9 F).
Heat map - Front (load)
Heat map - Front (load)
Heat map - Front (idle)
Heat map - Front (idle)
Heat map - Back (load)
Heat map - Back (load)
Heat map - Back (idle)
Heat map - Back (idle)
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Dell Latitude 7200
i5-8365U, UHD Graphics 620
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Heat
-16%
-2%
4%
-13%
-14%
Maximum Upper Side *
37.5
40.1
-7%
42.5
-13%
33.6
10%
41.2 (29 - 53.2, n=244)
-10%
41.2 (27.6 - 52.8, n=85, last 2 years)
-10%
Maximum Bottom *
36.2
41
-13%
39.4
-9%
33.9
6%
44.4 (31.8 - 67.2, n=244)
-23%
44.1 (28 - 62.9, n=85, last 2 years)
-22%
Idle Upper Side *
25.7
31.7
-23%
23.8
7%
24.8
4%
26.7 (21.4 - 38, n=241)
-4%
27.4 (22.4 - 37.3, n=86, last 2 years)
-7%
Idle Bottom *
24.3
28.8
-19%
22.8
6%
25.4
-5%
27.7 (21.8 - 40.4, n=241)
-14%
28.2 (22.8 - 43, n=86, last 2 years)
-16%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The stereo speakers produce decent sound that hardly has any bass, though. In addition, the maximum volume is relatively low. Headphones or external speakers have to be used for a better sound experience.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.431.131.42532.435.132.43129.429.429.44026.823.526.85030.226.530.26321.124.221.18018.622.118.610023.719.823.712536.817.336.816045.414.545.420048.814.748.825044.715.444.731548.614.348.640063.812.863.850061.611.961.663066.211.266.280059.511.259.5100058.311.258.3125068.311.368.3160062.811.562.8200058.611.958.6250058.812.358.8315057.512.557.5400054.713.354.7500055.413.655.463005814.158800057.91457.91000057.513.757.51250060.813.660.81600052.313.552.3SPL73.424.873.4N31.70.631.7median 57.9median 13.5median 57.9Delta5.81.15.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseDell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (68.31 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (14% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 12% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 21%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 15% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management - The 7210 offers good battery life

Energy consumption

The 2-in-1 device doesn't show any issues in terms of energy consumption. The maximum idle power consumption is 8.4 watts. During the stress test, the value increases up to 46.9 watts. The USB Type-C power adapter's output is 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.36 / 4.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.2 / 5.3 / 8.4 Watt
Load midlight 27 / 46.9 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Dell Latitude 7200
i5-8365U, UHD Graphics 620
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Power Consumption
-42%
-7%
13%
-17%
-18%
Idle Minimum *
3.2
4.4
-38%
3.3
-3%
3.1
3%
3.78 (1 - 12.4, n=253)
-18%
3.79 (1.4 - 9.4, n=84, last 2 years)
-18%
Idle Average *
5.3
8.7
-64%
5.8
-9%
5.7
-8%
6.92 (2.8 - 15.7, n=255)
-31%
6.7 (2.8 - 13.3, n=84, last 2 years)
-26%
Idle Maximum *
8.4
9.6
-14%
6.5
23%
8.7
-4%
8.77 (3.8 - 30, n=253)
-4%
8.48 (3.7 - 13.9, n=84, last 2 years)
-1%
Load Average *
27
44
-63%
37
-37%
20.5
24%
35 (8.1 - 51.6, n=253)
-30%
35.6 (5.5 - 78, n=84, last 2 years)
-32%
Load Maximum *
46.9
61
-30%
51.3
-9%
22.6
52%
47.2 (22 - 96.3, n=255)
-1%
52.1 (8.3 - 118, n=84, last 2 years)
-11%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

The Dell convertible achieves runtimes of 8:09 hours and 11:16 hours in our Wi-Fi test ( accessing websites via a script) and video test (the short film Big Buck Bunny (H.264, Full HD) running in a loop), respectively. The device's power-saving features are disabled here, and the display brightness is set to about 150 cd/m². In addition, the wireless modules are disabled during the video test.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
22h 45min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 88)
8h 9min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
11h 16min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 51min
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620, 38 Wh
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 45 Wh
Dell Latitude 7200
i5-8365U, UHD Graphics 620, 38 Wh
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 39 Wh
Average of class Convertible
 
Battery Runtime
-16%
-16%
-20%
4%
Reader / Idle
1365
690
-49%
768
-44%
1330 (623 - 3768, n=38, last 2 years)
-3%
H.264
676
403
-40%
489
-28%
494
-27%
579 (269 - 924, n=35, last 2 years)
-14%
WiFi v1.3
489
586
20%
417
-15%
523
7%
561 (248 - 1141, n=84, last 2 years)
15%
Load
111
115
4%
106
-5%
95
-14%
129 (62 - 334, n=58, last 2 years)
16%

Pros

+ 3:2 IPS display
+ high-quality case
+ quiet to silent operation
+ low heat emissions
+ very fast memory card reader
+ maintainable
+ good battery life
+ 2x Thunderbolt 3
+ Power Delivery
+ DisplayPort via USB-C

Cons

- reflective display surface
- lower display brightness than the competition
- CPU performance could be better
- no WWAN (only optional)
- no fingerprint reader (only optional)

Verdict

The Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 (9C6NW), provided by:
The Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 (9C6NW), provided by:

The current Dell 2-in-1 device for businesses can be categorized as being a "product update". The predecessor's chassis is still used, but Comet Lake CPUs are used instead of Whiskey Lake ones. However, the performance increase is modest. Tiger Lake or Ice Lake would have at least increased graphics performance significantly.

The Latitude 12 7210 is a well-rounded 2-in-1 device for businesses.

Nevertheless: The combination of the Core i7-10610U processor, 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode; on-board, not expandable), and a 512 GB NVMe SSD equips the device for all intended usage scenarios. Positive: The unit always works quietly and hardly heats up.

The 7210 offers practical battery runtimes of 8 to 11 hours, which corresponds to an increase of 1 to 3 hours compared with the predecessor - with the same battery capacity. Power is supplied via a USB-C power adapter that can be plugged into both Thunderbolt 3 ports. Good: One slot remains free for other devices (external display, docking station, external GPU).

The touchscreen display (1920x1280 pixels, IPS) offers stable viewing angles, good color reproduction, and very decent color-space coverage. The brightness and contrast meet their respective targets. Not only can the touchscreen be operated with the fingers but also with the separately available Dell Premium Active Pen (approx. 80 to 90 Euros (~$95 to ~$107)).

Price and availability

The Dell Latitude 12 7210 is currently available in the configuration that we tested (Core i7-10610U, 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD) at a price of $2,355 on Walmart. Alternatively, you can also find it in Dell's online store.

Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 - 03/15/2021 v7
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Chassis
82 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
86%
Pointing Device
96%
Connectivity
71 / 75 → 94%
Weight
73 / 20-75 → 96%
Battery
84%
Display
86%
Games Performance
51 / 78 → 65%
Application Performance
82 / 85 → 97%
Temperature
94%
Noise
98%
Audio
57 / 91 → 62%
Camera
59 / 85 → 70%
Average
78%
90%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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