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Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 can't keep up with the Microsoft Surface Pro 7's price-to-performance ratio

Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05
Lenovo's Yoga Duet 7 is an interesting alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 but can't quite keep up. If at least it had a more attractive price, things might look different.
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The Yoga Duet 7 13IML05 is Lenovo's answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (i5 version). The convertible tablet manages to do a lot of things right and almost reached our "very good" rating.

Still, Microsoft offers a better graphics performance, a higher resolution, a battery that lasts an hour longer (WiFi test), better cameras and a USB Type A port. Its SoC is just as fast but gets by without a fan (i5 version). Lenovo's Yoga Duet 7 on the other hand has more ports (albeit only USB Type-C), a better contrast ratio and it remains cooler. All in all: Microsoft wins.

The Lenovo has a stable, high-quality case, a bright, high-contrast display with sRGB coverage, is quiet or silent (idle) despite having a cooling fan and provides a performance that fulfils our expectations for this SoC without any major throttling under continuous load. The only subpar result is GPU performance, which makes gaming impossible.  

The Bluetooth keyboard with a battery is a nice addition. Lenovo has even made space for a microSD card reader as well as the fastest WiFi chip currently available and an IR camera for Windows Hello face recognition. 

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Sebastian Jentsch
Editor of the original article: Sebastian Jentsch - Managing Editor Consumer Laptops - 718 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2010
Computers always had an important place in my life, starting with an Intel 80286 microprocessor in the early 1990s. I became interested in the productive side of technology, especially in campus radio, while studying at TU Chemnitz and during a trainee program in Belfast. Hardware interests led me to manage Notebookjournal.de, which is now a division of Notebooksbilliger, for a few years. I became self-employed in 2010 and took the next logical step in my career by starting to write for Notebookcheck.
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Katherine Bodner
Translator: Katherine Bodner - Translator - 275 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I completed my master's degree in translation at the University of Vienna a few years ago and have been working as a translator for English, German and French ever since. I first started translating for Notebookcheck in 2017 and have learned more about computers than I ever imagined, and I have even become the person my family turns to for advice when it comes to consumer electronics. Other than that I also focus on everything connected to sustainability and renewable energy.
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Sebastian Jentsch, 2020-11-12 (Update: 2020-11-10)