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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.
Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Katherine Bodner), 🇩🇪 🇪🇸 ...

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. 

Yoga Duet 7 13IML05
Yoga Duet 7 13IML05
Yoga Duet 7 13IML05
Yoga Duet 7 13IML05
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Sebastian Jentsch, 2020-11-12 (Update: 2020-11-10)
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Editor of the original article: Sebastian Jentsch - Managing Editor Consumer Notebooks
Computers interested me early on. With 14 I put together the first PCs for the relatives, with the 90's these were 80286's to 486's up to Pentium 1's. What was closer to becoming a product tester? Since 2007 I have been following the world of Windows laptops and convertibles. Today I also want to separate the wheat from the chaff in vacuum cleaner robots, bread baking machines or irrigation computers, which is why I am also on the road as a freelance editor for other test websites.