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