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Durabook R11 Rugged Tablet Review: A Tough Cookie

Durable Windows tablet. As the more affordable version of the pricier Durabook U11, the Durabook R11 maintains a lot of the core functions of a rugged tablet while incorporating a few features of its own. However, we can't say we're fans of the new touch-sensitive buttons.
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The 11.6-inch Durabook R11 is fully-rugged enterprise-class tablet designed for professionals and field workers. It's able to take quite the beating while integrating respectable hardware features like Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WLAN, quad-core Core U-series CPUs with optional vPro, front and rear cameras, and a high contrast touchscreen.

Its long list of features and specifications can be found on the official product page here. This review page will cover the major pros and cons of the rugged device.

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(Source: Durabook)
(Source: Durabook)
Durabook R11
Processor
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, DDR4, 26.20.100.7262
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, 10-10-10-28, Single-channel
Display
11.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 190 PPI, 10-point capacitive, BOE5F9, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-Y + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 298 x 192 ( = 0.79 x 11.73 x 7.56 in)
Battery
43 Wh, 3950 mAh Lithium-Polymer, removeable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix auto-focus with Flash
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, 36 Months Warranty, ruggedized
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds), Power Supply: 377 g ( = 13.3 oz / 0.83 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
07/2020
Durabook R11
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620
1.2 kg20 mm11.60"1920x1080
84 %
03/2019
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
i7-8650U, Radeon RX 540
3.5 kg59.3 mm14.00"1920x1080
89 %
03/2019
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
i7-8650U, Radeon RX 540
2.8 kg32.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
77 %
07/2018
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
i5-8350U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg18 mm13.30"1920x1080
89 %
09/2019
Dell Latitude 7200
i5-8365U, UHD Graphics 620
1.2 kg9.35 mm12.30"1920x1280

Case

Like many rugged devices, the Durabook R11 is MIL-STD 810G certified to withstand a variety of environmental dangers.

A notable feature of the tablet is the touch-sensitive "P" button on the top left edge of the screen. Tapping it will turn the screen on or off as a faux sleep mode or it can be customized to launch applications as well. However, it suffers from a couple of major problems. Firstly, the touch-sensitive button is far too easy to hit by accident and secondly, it only toggles the screen on or off while leaving Windows logged in and running. This means that the blank screen will still respond to your touch inputs which can be frustrating because it's possible to have accidentally dragged icons around or launched applications while the screen was dark.

Touch-sensitive "P" can launch applications or disable the display backlight
Touch-sensitive "P" can launch applications or disable the display backlight
Touch-sensitive camera icon will launch the camera app
Touch-sensitive camera icon will launch the camera app
Pins along the bottom edge for connecting optional accessories
Pins along the bottom edge for connecting optional accessories
LED icons next to the front camera are annoyingly bright
LED icons next to the front camera are annoyingly bright
Rear camera with open ventilation for cooling. The unit is not completely waterproof
Rear camera with open ventilation for cooling. The unit is not completely waterproof
A tight cover protects most of the ports
A tight cover protects most of the ports
Metal skeleton adds rigidity and protects the inner components
Metal skeleton adds rigidity and protects the inner components
Rubberized corners protect the tablet from falls
Rubberized corners protect the tablet from falls
300 mm / 11.8 inch 205.9 mm / 8.11 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.4 kg3.17 lbs298 mm / 11.7 inch 192 mm / 7.56 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs291 mm / 11.5 inch 211 mm / 8.31 inch 23.3 mm / 0.917 inch 1.5 kg3.31 lbs294 mm / 11.6 inch 204 mm / 8.03 inch 19.2 mm / 0.756 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs290 mm / 11.4 inch 180 mm / 7.09 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 719 g1.585 lbs281.7 mm / 11.1 inch 198 mm / 7.8 inch 17.5 mm / 0.689 inch 1.1 kg2.5 lbs

Connectivity

Proprietary docking stations connect along the bottom of the tablet while the right side houses most of the ports including the Mini SIM slot. The cover protecting the ports can be difficult to open.

Top: Fan ventilation
Top: Fan ventilation
Right: 3.5 mm combo audio, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, MicroSD reader, Mini SIM slot
Right: 3.5 mm combo audio, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, MicroSD reader, Mini SIM slot
Bottom: Proprietary docking station connector
Bottom: Proprietary docking station connector
Left: Power button, Volume rocker
Left: Power button, Volume rocker

SD Card Reader

Transfer rates from the SD card reader are slow. Moving 1 GB of pictures from our UHS-II test card to desktop takes almost 40 seconds.

Fully inserted MicroSD card
Fully inserted MicroSD card
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
182.86 MB/s ∼100% +570%
Dell Latitude 7200
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
177 MB/s ∼97% +548%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
171.81 MB/s ∼94% +529%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
77.8 MB/s ∼43% +185%
Durabook R11
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
27.3 MB/s ∼15%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
228.78 MB/s ∼100% +681%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
228.26 MB/s ∼100% +679%
Dell Latitude 7200
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
193.4 MB/s ∼85% +560%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
76.3 MB/s ∼33% +160%
Durabook R11
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
29.3 MB/s ∼13%

Communication

The Intel 9260 comes standard for Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity. An optional 4G LTE M.2 module may be installed by the end-user as the antenna are included.

WLAN module is removable, but it is tricky to service
WLAN module is removable, but it is tricky to service
Empty M.2 WWAN slot with antenna ready to use
Empty M.2 WWAN slot with antenna ready to use
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1333 (1206min - 1383max) MBit/s ∼100% +125%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
898 (695min - 935max) MBit/s ∼67% +52%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
893 (708min - 946max) MBit/s ∼67% +51%
Durabook R11
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
592 (333min - 683max) MBit/s ∼44%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1246 (1148min - 1320max) MBit/s ∼100% +220%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
670 (617min - 713max) MBit/s ∼54% +72%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
615 (580min - 641max) MBit/s ∼49% +58%
Durabook R11
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
389 (317min - 438max) MBit/s ∼31%
0100200300400500600Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø592 (333-683)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø389 (317-438)

Webcam

ColorChecker
13.7 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
20.9 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
18 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
13 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
24 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
12 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Durabook R11: 16.31 ∆E min: 2.9 - max: 26.32 ∆E

Maintenance

The back panel is a pain to remove since it is held in place by 19 Philips screws of different lengths and sizes. RAM, storage, WWAN, and WLAN can be serviced. Note that RAM is single-channel only.

Accessories and Warranty

Durabook offers plenty of extras including a backlit keyboard, higher capacity battery, car adapters, chargers, RFID readers, and more. The standard retail box includes a cloth for wiping the screen. A three-year warranty comes standard.

Display

The 500-nit IPS panel on our unit is advertised as being "sunlight readable" and it is indeed brighter than many consumer tablets. However, it's far from being readable in direct sunlight as competing portables like the HP EliteBook or the Dell Latitude Rugged series offer 1000-nit options that can literally be twice as bright as our Durabook.

Outside of brightness, black-white and gray-gray response times are faster than average for the rugged category meaning reduced ghosting and a smoother visual experience. The most disappointing aspect of the display, however, is that pulse-width modulation is present on all brightness levels up to 99 percent. If your eyes are sensitive to onscreen flickering, then it may be best to avoid the Durabook R11.

Matte touchscreen much like on many Toshiba tablets
Matte touchscreen much like on many Toshiba tablets
Contrast ratio is comparable to many Ultrabooks and excellent considering the category
Contrast ratio is comparable to many Ultrabooks and excellent considering the category
Thick matte overlay means a grainier screen than most consumer tablets or laptops
Thick matte overlay means a grainier screen than most consumer tablets or laptops
Light-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
Light-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
590
cd/m²
576.5
cd/m²
615.5
cd/m²
562.4
cd/m²
584.2
cd/m²
581
cd/m²
504.9
cd/m²
533
cd/m²
488.8
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE5F9
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 615.5 cd/m² Average: 559.6 cd/m² Minimum: 23 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 79 %
Center on Battery: 584.2 cd/m²
Contrast: 1123:1 (Black: 0.52 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 9.29 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 4.72
ΔE Greyscale 10.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6
82.2% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 53.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.41
Durabook R11
BOE5F9, IPS, 11.60, 1920x1080
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
AU Optronics AUO523D, IPS, 14.00, 1920x1080
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AU Optronics AUO523D, IPS, 14.00, 1920x1080
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Sharp SHP149B, IPS, 13.30, 1920x1080
Dell Latitude 7200
SHP14A3 LQ123N1, IPS LED, 12.30, 1920x1280
Response Times
9%
9%
-17%
180%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
26 (14, 12)
62.8 (35.6, 27.2)
-142%
68 (34, 34)
-162%
35 (17, 18)
-35%
52 (26, 26)
-100%
Response Time Black / White *
18.4 (10, 8.4)
40 (24.4, 15.6)
-117%
33.6 (18.8, 14.8)
-83%
22 (12, 10)
-20%
34.8 (18.4, 16.4)
-89%
PWM Frequency
198.4 (99)
763
285%
735.3 (100)
271%
208 (10)
5%
1645 (25)
729%
Screen
31%
32%
14%
35%
Brightness middle
584.2
844
44%
1111.7
90%
292
-50%
401
-31%
Brightness
560
793
42%
1026
83%
277
-51%
385
-31%
Brightness Distribution
79
88
11%
80
1%
90
14%
88
11%
Black Level *
0.52
0.54
-4%
0.81
-56%
0.32
38%
0.28
46%
Contrast
1123
1563
39%
1372
22%
913
-19%
1432
28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
9.29
4.8
48%
3.83
59%
3.69
60%
1.8
81%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
14.43
11.88
18%
7.85
46%
6.9
52%
3.4
76%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.72
1.15
76%
2.98
37%
1.1
77%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
10.6
7.6
28%
5.6
47%
4.11
61%
1.6
85%
Gamma
2.41 91%
2.334 94%
2.306 95%
2.3 96%
2.14 103%
CCT
6230 104%
6546 99%
7676 85%
7140 91%
6702 97%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
53.4
62
16%
59
10%
63
18%
66.6
25%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
82.2
97
18%
93
13%
97
18%
99.4
21%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
20% / 26%
21% / 27%
-2% / 7%
108% / 66%

* ... smaller is better

Color space covers approximately 82 percent of sRGB to be better than expected for a rugged device where color accuracy isn't usually a major selling point. Though still not as good as most Ultrabook displays, the deeper colors aid in visibility when outdoors.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Color temperature is very warm out of the box with poor grayscale as a result. Calibrating the panel ourselves would significantly improve the average grayscale DeltaE from 10.6 to just 3.1. We recommend applying our calibrated ICM profile above to get the most out of the screen.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

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
18.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 8.4 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. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 12 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. » 18 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 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 198.4 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 198.4 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 198.4 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9604 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is good only when under shade or a cloudy day. Sunlight will still overwhelm the matte screen and wash out colors even when set to maximum brightness.

Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles for comfortable portrait and landscape use
Wide IPS viewing angles for comfortable portrait and landscape use

Performance

Processor

Multi-thread performance is disappointing as it is 25 to 35 percent slower than the average Core i5-8250U in our database taken from almost 100 other laptops. Single-thread performance, however, is where we expect it to be. Users who decide to upgrade to the Core i5-8350U or Core i7-8650U SKUs should see a multi-thread performance boost of about 25 to 40 percent.

See our dedicated page on the Core i5-8250U for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Durabook R11 UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø360 (358.73-362.64)
Dell Latitude 3390 UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø456 (443.4-564.5)
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø446 (440.95-506.36)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1533 Points ∼100% +81%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
1428 Points ∼93% +69%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1355 Points ∼88% +60%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (846 - 1325, n=4)
1143 Points ∼75% +35%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
1138 Points ∼74% +35%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
1121 Points ∼73% +33%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
988 Points ∼64% +17%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
972 Points ∼63% +15%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
921 Points ∼60% +9%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
846 Points ∼55%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
587 Points ∼38% -31%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
316 Points ∼21% -63%
Teclast Tbook 16 Power
Intel Atom x7-Z8750
220 Points ∼14% -74%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
441 Points ∼100% +33%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
425 Points ∼96% +28%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
412 Points ∼93% +24%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
401 Points ∼91% +21%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
383 Points ∼87% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
374 Points ∼85% +13%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
370 Points ∼84% +11%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
348 Points ∼79% +5%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (332 - 355, n=4)
348 Points ∼79% +5%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
337 Points ∼76% +2%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
332 Points ∼75%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
175 Points ∼40% -47%
Teclast Tbook 16 Power
Intel Atom x7-Z8750
78 Points ∼18% -77%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
731 Points ∼100% +101%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
667 Points ∼91% +84%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
659 Points ∼90% +82%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
646 (564.95min - 646.42max) Points ∼88% +78%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (320 - 730, n=100)
571 Points ∼78% +57%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
Intel Core i5-8350U
517 Points ∼71% +42%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
494 Points ∼68% +36%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
479 (475.43min - 482.26max) Points ∼66% +32%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
471 Points ∼64% +30%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
461 (400.88min - 461.45max) Points ∼63% +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
452 Points ∼62% +25%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U
451 Points ∼62% +24%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
363 (358.73min - 362.64max) Points ∼50%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
333 (293min - 333max) Points ∼46% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
144.07 (131.27min - 145.38max) Points ∼20% -60%
Teclast Tbook 16 Power
Intel Atom x7-Z8750
133 (112.75min - 133max) Points ∼18% -63%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
183 Points ∼100% +34%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
166 Points ∼91% +21%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
166 Points ∼91% +21%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
161 Points ∼88% +18%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
156 Points ∼85% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
155 Points ∼85% +13%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
Intel Core i5-8350U
147 Points ∼80% +7%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
144.46 Points ∼79% +5%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U
143 Points ∼78% +4%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
141 Points ∼77% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (81 - 147, n=96)
141 Points ∼77% +3%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
137 Points ∼75%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
134 Points ∼73% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
78.93 Points ∼43% -42%
Teclast Tbook 16 Power
Intel Atom x7-Z8750
38.9 Points ∼21% -72%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Teclast Tbook 16 Power
Intel Atom x7-Z8750
4929 Seconds * ∼100% -315%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
4064 Seconds * ∼82% -242%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
1814 Seconds * ∼37% -53%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
1212 Seconds * ∼25% -2%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
1189 Seconds * ∼24%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
1098 Seconds * ∼22% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (813 - 1209, n=7)
957 Seconds * ∼19% +20%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
918 Seconds * ∼19% +23%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
795.9 Seconds * ∼16% +33%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
769 Seconds * ∼16% +35%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
766 Seconds * ∼16% +36%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
719 Seconds * ∼15% +40%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
4784 MIPS ∼100% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
4521 MIPS ∼95% +21%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
4415 MIPS ∼92% +19%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
4154 MIPS ∼87% +12%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4087 MIPS ∼85% +10%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (3653 - 3925, n=5)
3743 MIPS ∼78% 0%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
3725 MIPS ∼78%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3502 MIPS ∼73% -6%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
3438 MIPS ∼72% -8%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
3340 MIPS ∼70% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
2456 MIPS ∼51% -34%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
18860 MIPS ∼100% +63%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
18535 MIPS ∼98% +61%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
18187 MIPS ∼96% +58%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
15825 MIPS ∼84% +37%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
15667 MIPS ∼83% +36%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (11546 - 17405, n=5)
15176 MIPS ∼80% +31%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
13731 MIPS ∼73% +19%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
12118 MIPS ∼64% +5%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
11546 MIPS ∼61%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
7921 MIPS ∼42% -31%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
4498 MIPS ∼24% -61%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1229 Points ∼100% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
1211 Points ∼99% +35%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
1096 Points ∼89% +22%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
1096 Points ∼89% +22%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
1043 Points ∼85% +16%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (900 - 936, n=3)
920 Points ∼75% +2%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
900 Points ∼73%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
894 Points ∼73% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
475 Points ∼39% -47%
Teclast Tbook 16 Power
Intel Atom x7-Z8750
233 Points ∼19% -74%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4372 Points ∼100% +93%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
4122 Points ∼94% +82%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
3576 Points ∼82% +58%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
3442 Points ∼79% +52%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3076 Points ∼70% +36%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (2265 - 3480, n=3)
2955 Points ∼68% +30%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
2265 Points ∼52%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
2028 Points ∼46% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
858 Points ∼20% -62%
Teclast Tbook 16 Power
Intel Atom x7-Z8750
770 Points ∼18% -66%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
5.2 fps ∼100% +72%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.85 fps ∼93% +61%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4.27 fps ∼82% +41%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (3.02 - 4.78, n=7)
4.16 fps ∼80% +38%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.01 fps ∼77% +33%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
3.38 fps ∼65% +12%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3.35 fps ∼64% +11%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
3.02 fps ∼58%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
2.81 fps ∼54% -7%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
2.23 fps ∼43% -26%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
0.92 fps ∼18% -70%
Teclast Tbook 16 Power
Intel Atom x7-Z8750
0.58 fps ∼11% -81%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Teclast Tbook 16 Power
Intel Atom x7-Z8750
238 s ∼100% +211%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
139 s ∼58% +82%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
97.8 s ∼41% +28%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
91.4 s ∼38% +19%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
90.2 s ∼38% +18%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
76.5 s ∼32%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (63.8 - 76.5, n=3)
71.2 s ∼30% -7%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
67.8 s ∼28% -11%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
60.6 s ∼25% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
51.7 s ∼22% -32%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.02 s ∼0% -100%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Teclast Tbook 16 Power
Intel Atom x7-Z8750
2.742 sec * ∼100% -228%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05
Intel Celeron N4020
1.511 sec * ∼55% -81%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
0.918 sec * ∼33% -10%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
0.836 sec * ∼30%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (0.818 - 0.843, n=3)
0.832 sec * ∼30% -0%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0.804 sec * ∼29% +4%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
0.774 sec * ∼28% +7%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.722 sec * ∼26% +14%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel Core i5-8265U
0.72 sec * ∼26% +14%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.704 sec * ∼26% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.679 sec * ∼25% +19%
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
363 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
45.2 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
137 Points
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System Performance

PCMark results are within a few percentage points of the average laptop with the same Core i5-8250U CPU despite the slower-than-average processor performance recorded above. We experienced no software or hardware issues during our time with the unit.

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
3843 Points ∼26% +47%
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3821 Points ∼26% +46%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2859 Points ∼20% +9%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2613 - 3082, n=67)
2733 Points ∼19% +5%
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
2613 Points ∼18%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
2103 Points ∼14% -20%
Productivity
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
7531 Points ∼67% +27%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
7328 Points ∼66% +24%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6326 Points ∼57% +7%
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
5916 Points ∼53%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3851 - 6653, n=67)
5725 Points ∼51% -3%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
5004 Points ∼45% -15%
Essentials
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8580 Points ∼75% +15%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
8503 Points ∼74% +14%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8119 Points ∼71% +9%
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
7459 Points ∼65%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (5855 - 9289, n=67)
7398 Points ∼65% -1%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
6994 Points ∼61% -6%
Score
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4497 Points ∼51% +29%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
4451 Points ∼51% +28%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3782 Points ∼43% +8%
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
3489 Points ∼40%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3358 - 4081, n=67)
3296 Points ∼38% -6%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
3004 Points ∼34% -14%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
5231 Points ∼77% +17%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
5170 Points ∼76% +16%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4858 Points ∼71% +9%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2699 - 5106, n=58)
4646 Points ∼68% +4%
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
4474 Points ∼66%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4052 Points ∼65% +33%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
4038 Points ∼65% +32%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2986 - 4458, n=69)
3584 Points ∼58% +17%
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3392 Points ∼55% +11%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
3063 Points ∼49% 0%
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
3054 Points ∼49%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3054 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4474 points
PCMark 10 Score
3489 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals heavy DPC latency issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage. Nonetheless, 4K video playback is smooth and without any issues.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
10582.7 μs * ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1368 μs * ∼13% +87%
HP Envy x360 13-ay0010nr
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
1171.6 μs * ∼11% +89%
Durabook S15ABG2
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, UDinfo HF3-25UB HF325UB256GBA2P
915.1 μs * ∼9% +91%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
800.1 μs * ∼8% +92%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

A single internal M.2 SATA III bay is available with options ranging from 128 GB to 1 TB. The Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ drive in our unit returns good sequential read and write rates of about 400 MB/s each which are not not uncommon results for SATA III SSDs.

CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
Removable M.2 2242 SSD. More standard 2280 drives are not supported
Removable M.2 2242 SSD. More standard 2280 drives are not supported
Durabook R11
Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
Dell Latitude 7200
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
AS SSD
82%
125%
-10%
151%
Copy Game MB/s
188.05
792.9
322%
1059.2
463%
Copy Program MB/s
114.71
378.14
230%
449.46
292%
Copy ISO MB/s
454.82
1622.33
257%
1387.27
205%
Score Total
1438
2099
46%
2475
72%
1052
-27%
3142
118%
Score Write
740
804
9%
1143
54%
384
-48%
1410
91%
Score Read
451
886
96%
921
104%
444
-2%
1155
156%
Access Time Write *
0.226
0.051
77%
0.051
77%
0.046
80%
0.026
88%
Access Time Read *
0.203
0.044
78%
0.044
78%
0.148
27%
0.057
72%
4K-64 Write
623.38
604.26
-3%
981.79
57%
282.06
-55%
1183.25
90%
4K-64 Read
359.76
636.48
77%
676.65
88%
377.84
5%
983.35
173%
4K Write
76.04
97.93
29%
96.39
27%
76.73
1%
141.01
85%
4K Read
45.52
39.91
-12%
39.34
-14%
22.47
-51%
42.52
-7%
Seq Write
409.31
1015.89
148%
652.54
59%
253.65
-38%
855.98
109%
Seq Read
461.7
2096.13
354%
2053.85
345%
432.89
-6%
1294.01
180%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
176%
118%
-1%
139%
Write 4K
102.6
114.4
12%
98.76
-4%
79.5
-23%
131.9
29%
Read 4K
38.82
43.86
13%
38.51
-1%
19.71
-49%
45.47
17%
Write Seq
408.8
1281
213%
843.3
106%
385.2
-6%
1021
150%
Read Seq
427
1918
349%
1282
200%
435.9
2%
1085
154%
Write 4K Q32T1
259.1
422.5
63%
355.5
37%
222.4
-14%
444.9
72%
Read 4K Q32T1
232.1
260.6
12%
241.4
4%
212.8
-8%
366.6
58%
Write Seq Q32T1
286.9
1282
347%
892.5
211%
533.8
86%
1458
408%
Read Seq Q32T1
503.3
2515
400%
2478
392%
543.5
8%
1640
226%
Write 4K Q8T8
437.2
Read 4K Q8T8
988.4
Total Average (Program / Settings)
129% / 121%
122% / 123%
-6% / -6%
145% / 147%

* ... smaller is better

Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 503.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 286.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 232.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 259.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 427 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 408.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 38.82 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 102.6 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

The integrated UHD Graphics 620 is years old and so it holds no surprises here. Graphics performance is where we expect it to be relative to other systems equipped with the same GPU including those with the newer 10th gen Comet Lake-U CPUs.

See our page on the UHD Graphics 620 for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
 
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
3288 Points ∼100% +141%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
2730 Points ∼83% +100%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
2552 Points ∼78% +87%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 3300U
2247 Points ∼68% +65%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
1746 Points ∼53% +28%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1744 Points ∼53% +28%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1646 Points ∼50% +21%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U
1580 Points ∼48% +16%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (959 - 2142, n=231)
1572 Points ∼48% +15%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
1473 Points ∼45% +8%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1362 Points ∼41%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4
1352 Points ∼41% -1%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U
1167 Points ∼35% -14%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1014 Points ∼31% -26%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
3535 Points ∼100% +102%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
3486 Points ∼99% +99%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 3300U
2991 Points ∼85% +71%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
2578 Points ∼73% +47%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4
1941 Points ∼55% +11%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U
1802 Points ∼51% +3%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1800 Points ∼51% +3%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
1764 Points ∼50% +1%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
1754 Points ∼50% 0%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1750 Points ∼50%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=231)
1744 Points ∼49% 0%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1666 Points ∼47% -5%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U
1235 Points ∼35% -29%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1186 Points ∼34% -32%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
790 Points ∼100% +118%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
733 Points ∼93% +102%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 3300U
581 Points ∼74% +60%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
472 Points ∼60% +30%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
402 Points ∼51% +11%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
381 Points ∼48% +5%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=77)
378 Points ∼48% +4%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
363 Points ∼46% 0%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
363 Points ∼46%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
2438 Points ∼100% +127%
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
2335 Points ∼96% +117%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 3300U
2312 Points ∼95% +115%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
1755 Points ∼72% +63%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1293 Points ∼53% +20%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
1239 Points ∼51% +15%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1177 Points ∼48% +9%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U
1160 Points ∼48% +8%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1420, n=199)
1152 Points ∼47% +7%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
1108 Points ∼45% +3%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1075 Points ∼44%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4
922 Points ∼38% -14%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
735 Points ∼30% -32%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R5 3500U
18329 Points ∼100% +120%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
18282 Points ∼100% +119%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 3300U
18140 Points ∼99% +117%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
12698 Points ∼69% +52%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
9528 Points ∼52% +14%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 7YL44EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
9248 Points ∼50% +11%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=212)
9229 Points ∼50% +11%
Dell Latitude 7200
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U
9128 Points ∼50% +9%
Durabook S15ABG2
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
8648 Points ∼47% +4%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
8350 Points ∼46%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
6078 Points ∼33% -27%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
70871 Points ∼100% +93%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), R3 3300U
65778 Points ∼93% +79%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1
49814 Points ∼70% +35%
Dynabook Portege X30L-G1331
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
45651 Points ∼64% +24%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (29002 - 59483, n=67)
43372 Points ∼61% +18%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
36777 Points ∼52%
3DMark 11 Performance
1870 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6890 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
985 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
413 points
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X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 19.1 13.2 11.9 fps

Emissions

System Noise

The tablet is not passively cooled since it uses a faster 15 W Core U-series CPU instead of a 4.5 W Core Y or Atom variety. Even so, the fan remains idle during most loads for a silent experience. Fan noise jumps abruptly to almost 40 dB(A) when running sustained higher loads to be louder than we expected. The 40 dB(A) range is audible in a typical office environment, but it's much more acceptable and difficult to hear when outdoors.

Single 40 mm fan. We can notice no coil whine or electronic noise from our unit
Single 40 mm fan. We can notice no coil whine or electronic noise from our unit
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8350U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
Dell Latitude 7200
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8365U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Noise
2%
4%
-1%
6%
off / environment *
28
28.6
-2%
28.3
-1%
30.5
-9%
28.8
-3%
Idle Minimum *
28
28.6
-2%
28.3
-1%
30.5
-9%
28.8
-3%
Idle Average *
28
28.6
-2%
28.3
-1%
30.5
-9%
28.8
-3%
Idle Maximum *
28
28.6
-2%
28.3
-1%
30.5
-9%
28.8
-3%
Load Average *
39.3
32.9
16%
29.9
24%
33.3
15%
30.1
23%
Load Maximum *
39.3
39
1%
38
3%
33.6
15%
30.1
23%

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
28 / 28 / 28 dB(A)
Load
39.3 / 39.3 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   BK Precision 732A (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 28 dB(A)

Temperature

Surface temperatures are warm when under load despite the thick profile and active fan. The front and back hot spots can be as warm as 35 C to 38 C, respectively, even when simply idling on desktop. These same hot spots can reach over 50 C when under high processing stress. Thankfully, the edges and corners of the tablet remain cool to the touch which is how most users will be handling the device.

Exhaust from top of tablet
Exhaust from top of tablet
AC adapter after running extreme loads for over an hour
AC adapter after running extreme loads for over an hour
Max. Load
 28.4 °C
83 F
41.2 °C
106 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
 29.4 °C
85 F
41.8 °C
107 F
37.8 °C
100 F
 
 44.2 °C
112 F
53.2 °C
128 F
46.8 °C
116 F
 
Maximum: 53.2 °C = 128 F
Average: 39.5 °C = 103 F
40 °C
104 F
55.2 °C
131 F
31 °C
88 F
47.4 °C
117 F
52.4 °C
126 F
32 °C
90 F
42.4 °C
108 F
50.4 °C
123 F
32.6 °C
91 F
Maximum: 55.2 °C = 131 F
Average: 42.6 °C = 109 F
Power Supply (max.)  38 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 39.5 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 53.2 °C / 128 F, compared to the average of 34.6 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 55.2 °C / 131 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.7 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
System idle (front)
System idle (front)
System idle (back)
System idle (back)
Maximum stress (front)
Maximum stress (front)
Maximum stress (back)
Maximum stress (back)

Stress Test

When running Prime95 to stress the processor, clock rates can be observed boosting up to 2.1 GHz for about 20 seconds until hitting a core temperature of 65 C. Clock rates would then throttle and settle at 1.5 GHz in order to maintain the 65 C core temperature. When both the CPU and integrated GPU are stressed to maximum utilization, core temperature would stabilize at a toasty 85 C.

Running on battery will limit graphics performance. A 3DMark test on batteries returns Physics and Graphics scores of 4273 and 881 points, respectively, compared to 4578 and 1750 points when on mains.

System idle
System idle
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 48
Prime95 Stress 1.5 -- 65
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 1.1 850 85

Speakers

Pink noise at maximum volume. Mono audio comes from the speaker positioned on the bottom right corner. Bass is poor and volume could be a little louder
Pink noise at maximum volume. Mono audio comes from the speaker positioned on the bottom right corner. Bass is poor and volume could be a little louder
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.635.434.62528.53128.53124.426.224.44021.424.421.45020.32420.36321.82421.88022.723.422.710021212112518.517.518.516017.116.217.120018.516.818.525025.915.225.931533.716.833.740037.315.837.350038.113.838.163044.312.744.380048.312.848.3100062.911.962.9125067.611.967.6160068.112.468.1200066.512.566.5250064.612.964.6315061.213.161.2400067.213.267.2500064.313.464.363006313.66380006213.762100006813.8681250065.813.665.81600057.712.757.7SPL76.825.376.8N33.60.733.6median 61.2median 13.6median 61.2Delta15.81.315.835.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseDurabook R11Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Durabook R11 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 38.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 12.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (32.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 91% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 94% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 4% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Power consumption is relatively high due in part to the very bright display. Jumping from the minimum brightness setting to the maximum will draw almost 5 watts more on average.

We're able to measure a maximum draw of 50.7 W from the small (~10.8 4.6 3.1 cm) 65 W AC adapter when running extreme processing loads. However, this lasts for only about 20 seconds due to thermal limits as shown by our graphs below.

Minimum brightness from 0s to 10s and maximum brightness from 10s and onwards. The backlight draws almost 5 W more at maximum
Minimum brightness from 0s to 10s and maximum brightness from 10s and onwards. The backlight draws almost 5 W more at maximum
Power consumption when running 3DMark 06
Power consumption when running 3DMark 06
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 33.8 W for about 20 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 25.8 W
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 33.8 W for about 20 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 25.8 W
Prime95 and FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 50.5 W for about 25 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 37.2 W
Prime95 and FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption spikes to 50.5 W for about 25 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 37.2 W
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.7 / 1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 6.1 / 11.7 / 11.9 Watt
Load midlight 37.7 / 50.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Durabook R11
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ, IPS, 1920x1080, 11.60
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
i7-8650U, Radeon RX 540, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG), IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
i7-8650U, Radeon RX 540, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
i5-8350U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dell Latitude 7200
i5-8365U, UHD Graphics 620, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, IPS LED, 1920x1280, 12.30
Power Consumption
-49%
-35%
42%
28%
Idle Minimum *
6.1
6.5
-7%
4.8
21%
4.2
31%
3.3
46%
Idle Average *
11.7
15.1
-29%
13.6
-16%
7
40%
5.8
50%
Idle Maximum *
11.9
16.1
-35%
13.8
-16%
7.9
34%
6.5
45%
Load Average *
37.7
70.5
-87%
67.8
-80%
19.8
47%
37
2%
Load Maximum *
50.5
95.2
-89%
93.5
-85%
22
56%
51.3
-2%
Witcher 3 ultra *
68.1
69.1

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Expect just over 5.5 hours of real-world WLAN use when set to the Balanced power profile at a brightness of 150 nits. Charging the removable 43 Wh battery from empty to full capacity takes about 2 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
5h 40min
Durabook R11
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 43 Wh
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme
i7-8650U, Radeon RX 540, 102 Wh
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
i7-8650U, Radeon RX 540, 102 Wh
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
i5-8350U, UHD Graphics 620,  Wh
Dell Latitude 7200
i5-8365U, UHD Graphics 620, 38 Wh
Battery Runtime
107%
186%
13%
23%
Reader / Idle
1882
WiFi v1.3
340
703
107%
972
186%
383
13%
417
23%
Load
160
190
106

Pros

+ removable battery, RAM, WLAN, WAN, and M.2 SSD
+ silent during low processing loads
+ optiional 4G LTE and GPS support
+ fast display response times
+ wide variety of accessories
+ front and rear cameras
+ tough rugged design
+ matte touchscreen

Cons

- pulse-width modulation at almost all brightness levels
- below-average multi-thread CPU performance
- loud fan noise when under high stress
- back panel is tiresome to open
- relatively grainy display
- no stylus pen holder
- no USB-C

Verdict

In review: Durabook R11. Test unit provided by Durabook
In review: Durabook R11. Test unit provided by Durabook

Having a modern Core U-series CPU instead of a weaker Celeron or Atom variant helps tremendously in system responsiveness. Despite being marketed as a more affordable rugged tablet, the Durabook R11 doesn't sacrifice display quality or processor options by all that much.

There is room for improvement. A brighter 1000-nit panel option would have helped a lot for outdoor users as 500 nits is usually not enough. Furthermore, hot spots on the tablet can get quite warm despite the thick profile and active fan. Thirdly, the touch-sensitive buttons and bright LEDs along the edges of the screen are more distracting than helpful especially since the buttons are easy to hit by accident. These buttons can fortunately be disabled, but it's a missed opportunity for other potentially more helpful features.

Perhaps the most notable drawback is the use of pulse-width modulation for brightness control at almost all brightness levels. If your eyes are sensitive to flickering, then don't plan on using this tablet in the dark too often.

A rugged tablet with an impressive display for its category. However, its finicky touch-sensitive buttons and display PWM should definitely be addressed in future iterations.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-07- 6 (Update: 2020-07- 6)
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Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.