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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 Review - Multimedia Convertible with faster components

More ports and noisier fans. Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio is a pretty unique product and the second generation gets much faster components as well as more ports, but the foldable display is identical. This is also the case for the non-existent maintenance options as well as the high price. Update: Additional battery test results

Microsoft launched the Surface Laptop Studio in the beginning of 2022 as successor to the Surface Book. Thanks to its folding mechanism the multimedia laptop can be used as a regular laptop or a tablet, and there is even a special presentation mode. The biggest issue of the first generation was the rather slow quad-core processor from Intel. Microsoft fixed that for the second generation and now uses the Raptor Lake Core i7-13700H CPU combined with modern Nvidia GPUs all the way up to the professional RTX 2000 ADA. The manufacturer also includes a dedicated AI chip, which is supposed to accelerate new Windows functions like the Copilot.

The new Surface Laptop Studio 2 starts at $1999 with the Core i7-13700H, 16 GB RAM as well as a 512 GB SSD, but no Nvidia GPU. Our review unit is the version with the GeForce RTX 4060, which is automatically combined with a 1 TB SSD as well as 64 GB RAM for $3299. The current models are pretty limited in terms of SSD and RAM capacity. The following table shows the available models right now:

CPU Core i7-13700H Core i7-13700H Core i7-13700H Core i7-13700H Core i7-13700H Core i7-13700H
GPU Iris Xe Graphics G7 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop Nvidia RTX 2000 Ada Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop
Display 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow 120 Hz 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow 120 Hz 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow 120 Hz 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow 120 Hz 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow 120 Hz 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow 120 Hz
RAM 16 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 32 GB 64 GB
SSD 512 GB 512 GB 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB 2 TB
Price $1999 $2399 $2799 $3299 $3599 $3699

According to Microsoft, the device is primarily targeted at content creators, but this can be said about many models in the 14-inch segment that are categorized as multimedia or gaming laptops. The latter often offer faster components in combination with very good screens (OLED, Mini-LED). 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Processor
Intel Core i7-13700H 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, 82 W PL2 / Short Burst, 50 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2010 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 80 W TDP ( including 20 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 536.67, Optimus
Memory
64 GB 
, LPDDR5x-5200, Dual-Channel, onboard
Display
14.40 inch 3:2, 2400 x 1600 pixel 200 PPI, capacitive, LQ144P1JX01, IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02, 1024 GB 
, 863 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-P/U/H PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Stereo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 323 x 230 ( = 0.87 x 12.72 x 9.06 in)
Battery
58 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: quad speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 127W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds), Power Supply: 448 g ( = 15.8 oz / 0.99 pounds)
Price
3799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Rivals

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.5 %
10/2023
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2 kg22 mm14.40"2400x1600
93.9 %
03/2023
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro, M2 Pro 19-Core GPU
1.6 kg15.5 mm14.20"3024x1964
89.8 %
07/2023
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
1.7 kg17.6 mm14.50"3072x1920
89.3 %
06/2023
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1.7 kg17.9 mm14.50"2880x1800
87 %
06/2023
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg21 mm14.50"2880x1800
90 %
04/2023
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
R9 7940HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
1.7 kg20.5 mm14.00"2560x1600
87.7 %
09/2023
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
R7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1.7 kg20.79 mm14.50"2880x1600

Case - Anodized aluminum and foldable display

The chassis design did not change compared to the first-generation Surface Laptop Studio. The base unit consists of two levels and the upper deck with the keyboard is wider on all sides, so the device appears sleeker than it actually is with 15 mm. Microsoft uses anodized aluminum and both the stability as well as the build quality are excellent. The display bezels are still very wide at ~1 cm, which does not appear very modern.

The highlight is still the foldable display with a secondary hinge at the back of the screen. In addition to the regular laptop use, you can put the display on the base unit with a slight angle, which can be useful for touch inputs. It is also possible to use it as a regular tablet, but there are handling issues like the high weight and the sharp edges of the base unit. There is another mode where the display is put on the area between the clickpad and the keyboard. The clickpad is still accessible and you can obviously still use the touchscreen. This mode is best suited for media playback or gaming with a gamepad.

Tablet mode
Tablet mode
Presentation mode
Presentation mode

One of the biggest issues with the chassis is still the lack of maintenance options for users. There are no visible screws (they are hidden underneath the glued rubber feet), which you cannot even clean the fans or upgrade the M.2-2280 SSD. RAM and other components are soldered.

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 is among the largest devices within our comparison group, even though the differences in terms of footprint are not huge. However, the review unit is also the thickest device here and this is noticeable. It is also much heavier than the rivals at 2 kg sharp. The new 127W PSU with the Surface connector tips the scale at around 450 grams.

Size Comparison

327.49 mm / 12.9 inch 249.12 mm / 9.81 inch 20.79 mm / 0.819 inch 1.7 kg3.82 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs327 mm / 12.9 inch 223.5 mm / 8.8 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.7 kg3.72 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 1.8 kg3.99 lbs321.8 mm / 12.7 inch 223.3 mm / 8.79 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.7 kg3.7 lbs312 mm / 12.3 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 20.5 mm / 0.807 inch 1.7 kg3.73 lbs312.6 mm / 12.3 inch 221.2 mm / 8.71 inch 15.5 mm / 0.61 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - Microsoft includes more ports

The port situation was one of our criticisms on the first-gen Surface Laptop Studio and it seems like Microsoft listened. In addition to the USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 as well as the Surface Connect port, customers now also get a regular USB-A port as well as a microSD-card reader. We still think the Surface Connect port is a bit cumbersome, but Microsoft is at least sticking to it and continues to offer accessories.

Left side: USB-A 3.2 Gen.1 (5 Gbps), 2x USB-C 4.0 w/ Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbps, DisplayPort-ALT-Mode 1.4, Power Delivery)
Left side: USB-A 3.2 Gen.1 (5 Gbps), 2x USB-C 4.0 w/ Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbps, DisplayPort-ALT-Mode 1.4, Power Delivery)
Right side: microSD-card reader, 3.5 mm stereo, Surface Connect
Right side: microSD-card reader, 3.5 mm stereo, Surface Connect

SD Card Reader

The right side now accommodates a microSD-card reader with a spring mechanism. Inserted cards only protrude slightly, so you could leave the card inserted for longer periods. Combined with our reference card (Angelbird AV Pro V60) we measure high transfer rates of 190 MB/s.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro (AV Pro V60)
181 MB/s +10%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
164 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (Angelibrid AV Pro V60)
133 MB/s -19%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
102 MB/s -38%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.6 - 205, n=60, last 2 years)
93.2 MB/s -43%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.8 MB/s -47%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
75.2 MB/s -54%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
73.2 MB/s -55%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS (Angelibrid AV Pro V60)
263 MB/s +37%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
252.9 MB/s +32%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro (AV Pro V60)
208 MB/s +9%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
191.6 MB/s
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.8 - 266, n=56, last 2 years)
123 MB/s -36%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.2 MB/s -56%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
83.4 MB/s -56%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
83.2 MB/s -57%

Communication

Microsoft uses a modern Wi-Fi 6E module from Intel (AX210), which also supports modern 6 GHz networks as well as Bluetooth 5.3. The transfer rates are good, but could be even better in terms of sending data. However, this is not really noticeable in practice.

Networking
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1347 (min: 1261) MBit/s ∼81%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1669 (min: 1648) MBit/s ∼98%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Broadcom 0x14E4, 0x4388 WiFi 6E AirPort
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1777 (min: 1685) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1741 (min: 1650) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1479 (min: 744) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1449 (min: 1255) MBit/s ∼85%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1462 (min: 1275) MBit/s ∼88%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1589 (min: 1449) MBit/s ∼93%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1567 (min: 1367) MBit/s ∼95%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1678 (min: 1641) MBit/s ∼99%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1406 (min: 1285) MBit/s ∼79%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1577 (min: 1301) MBit/s ∼91%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1658 (min: 1491) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1701 (min: 1660) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1480 (min: 1240) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1448 (min: 1339) MBit/s ∼85%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1675 (min: 1537) MBit/s ∼94%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1297 (min: 1117) MBit/s ∼74%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
iperf3 transmit AX12
1446 (min: 662) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AX12
1293 (min: 1024) MBit/s ∼100%
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500155016001650Tooltip
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060; iperf3 transmit AXE11000: Ø1347 (1261-1391)
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060; iperf3 receive AXE11000: Ø1669 (1648-1688)

Webcam

Studio effects for the webcam
Studio effects for the webcam

The quality of the 1080p webcam is decent in good lighting conditions, but the Surface Pro models are quipped with much better cameras. Microsoft now uses a wide-angle lens, which results in heavy distortions when you get to close to the lens (see test chart picture below). The camera supports studio effects like soft focus, automatic framing and eye contact, which works well. You can also use facial recognition via Windows Hello thanks to an IR module.

ColorChecker
6.2 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
10 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
2 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060: 8.78 ∆E min: 2.01 - max: 15.75 ∆E

Input Devices - Surface Pen with haptic feedback

The keyboard is unchanged from the previous model. The keys are dark grey and easy to see and there is also a three-stage background illumination for darker environments, even though it cannot automatically be turned on via sensor. The keyboard itself offers a comfortable typing experience with sufficient travel, so longer texts are no problem.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination
The optional Slim Pen 2 can be magnetically attached and charged.
The optional Slim Pen 2 can be magnetically attached and charged.

Similar to Apple’s MacBooks, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 uses a so-called Precision Haptic Touchpad, which means there are no movable parts. Instead, the feedback while clicking is provided by vibration. This means the click experience is always identical everywhere on the pad, but you can also deactivate the haptic feedback if you prefer it. We had no issues with the pad at all and the occasional sensitivity issues we experienced with the first-gen model were no problem here. 

This time we had the chance to the Slim Pen 2 as well (optional accessory for ~$100), which is attached magnetically at the front of the chassis. The pen supports haptic feedback in compatible apps (like Whiteboard or Journal). The harder you press the pen onto the touchscreen, the stronger the vibration and therefore the perceptible resistance. If you only glide it gently across the surface, however, there is no haptic feedback. All in all, the pen inputs work very well and we had no issues with wrong inputs, even during more comprehensive notes. The capacitive touchscreen also works really well.

Display - 120 Hz and HDR, but only sRGB

The 14.4-inch screen did not change. It still offers the 2400 x 1600 resolution with a 3:2 aspect ratio as well as a very glossy surface, which can also be an issue indoors. The subjective picture quality is excellent with very sharp contents and rich colors. Thanks to the higher frequency of 120 Hz, movements are very smooth and there are no major issues with ghosting, even though the response times are pretty slow.

Microsoft advertises a brightness of 500 nits for SDR contents and our own measurements confirm that (up to 529 nits & 503 nits on average). The black value is pretty low at 0.26, which results in an excellent maximum contrast ratio of almost 2000:1.

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Minor backlight bleeding
Minor backlight bleeding
The touchscreen is very glossy.
The touchscreen is very glossy.

The peak brightness in HDR mode is rated at 650 nits and this behavior is common for OLED and Mini-LED panels, but it is pretty unusual for IPS screens. We measured up to 647 nits and can confirm the claim. Only the Mini-LED screen of the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (up to 1600 nits) has a significant advantage in this respect. The HDR implementation of Windows is still an issue since it has to be activated manually (which results in a black screen for a second) and the color management does not work properly, either. Apple’s implementation in macOS is just superior.

510
cd/m²
529
cd/m²
501
cd/m²
516
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
513
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
482
cd/m²
473
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LQ144P1JX01 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 529 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 503.1 cd/m² Minimum: 1.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 501 cd/m²
Contrast: 1965:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.5 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 0.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
68.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
66.7% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.19
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
LQ144P1JX01, IPS, 2400x1600, 14.40
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Mini-LED, 3024x1964, 14.20
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
CSOT T3 MNE507HZ2-1, Mini-LED, 3072x1920, 14.50
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
SDC4190, OLED, 2880x1800, 14.50
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
ATNA45AF04-0 , OLED, 2880x1800, 14.50
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
B140QAN06.S, Mini-LED, 2560x1600, 14.00
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
Samsung SDC ATNA45AF02-2, OLED, 2880x1600, 14.50
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
LQ144P1JX01, IPS, 2400x1600, 14.40
Display
49%
27%
31%
30%
29%
30%
12%
Display P3 Coverage
66.7
99.2
49%
92
38%
99.6
49%
99.91
50%
99.6
49%
99.9
50%
80.6
21%
sRGB Coverage
99
99.7
1%
100
1%
100
1%
100
1%
100
1%
99.9
1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
68.9
96.9
41%
97.5
42%
95.35
38%
93.4
36%
96.5
40%
78.5
14%
Response Times
21%
28%
32%
31%
27%
32%
-6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
77.6 ?(35.4, 42.2)
35.2 ?(12.8, 22.4)
55%
12.7 ?(4.6, 8.1)
84%
0.67 ?(0.33, 0.34)
99%
2 ?(1, 1)
97%
17.2 ?(7.2, 10)
78%
0.79 ?(0.46, 0.33)
99%
58.4 ?(26.8, 31.6)
25%
Response Time Black / White *
34.3 ?(7.7, 26.6)
26.4 ?(11.2, 15.2)
23%
11.4 ?(3.7, 7.7)
67%
0.9 ?(0.4, 0.5)
97%
2 ?(1, 1)
94%
9.9 ?(0.5, 9.4)
71%
1.01 ?(0.64, 0.37)
97%
24 ?(8.4, 15.6)
30%
PWM Frequency
17600 ?(100)
14880 ?(100, 500)
-15%
6000 ?(70, 330)
-66%
240
-99%
240
-99%
5430
-69%
240.5 ?(100)
-99%
5000 ?(98)
-72%
Screen
110%
-169%
-28%
1014%
-60%
-228%
-58%
Brightness middle
511
500
-2%
670
31%
356
-30%
340
-33%
535
5%
377.5
-26%
497
-3%
Brightness
503
489
-3%
680
35%
358
-29%
340
-32%
563
12%
381
-24%
491
-2%
Brightness Distribution
89
94
6%
89
0%
99
11%
99
11%
91
2%
97
9%
92
3%
Black Level *
0.26
0.02
92%
0.19
27%
0.002
99%
0.29
-12%
Contrast
1965
25000
1172%
3526
79%
170000
8551%
1714
-13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
0.5
1.2
-140%
4
-700%
0.8
-60%
1.76
-252%
1
-100%
4.19
-738%
1.2
-140%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
1.1
2.6
-136%
4.5
-309%
1.6
-45%
3.2
-191%
2.8
-155%
7.02
-538%
2.8
-155%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
0.8
1.7
-113%
4.9
-513%
0.9
-13%
1.16
-45%
1.8
-125%
1.2
-50%
1.9
-138%
Gamma
2.19 100%
2.24 98%
2.22 99%
2.19 100%
2.43 91%
2.24 98%
2.22 99%
2.14 103%
CCT
6650 98%
6791 96%
5735 113%
6590 99%
6418 101%
6337 103%
6296 103%
6821 95%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.3
1.62
0.81
0.8
Total Average (Program / Settings)
60% / 82%
-38% / -85%
12% / 2%
358% / 592%
-1% / -16%
-55% / -98%
-17% / -32%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN Grayscale (profile: Vivid)
CalMAN Grayscale (profile: Vivid)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (profile: Vivid)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (profile: Vivid)
CalMAN ColorChecker (profile: Vivid)
CalMAN ColorChecker (profile: Vivid)
CalMAN Grayscale (profile: sRGB)
CalMAN Grayscale (profile: sRGB)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (profile: sRGB)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (profile: sRGB)
CalMAN ColorChecker (profile: sRGB)
CalMAN ColorChecker (profile: sRGB)

Microsoft ships the Surface Laptop Studio 2 with two color profiles for SDR contents: Vivid and sRGB. The Vivid profile is active by default and the colors are a bit oversaturated, but the accuracy is still okay. We checked both profiles with the professional CalMAN software and the sRGB profile is extremely well calibrated without any color deviations. If you want to edit pictures or videos, you should definitely select the sRGB profile. However, this brings us to one of the biggest issues, because the screen only covers the small sRGB gamut, which is a pretty big drawback considering the price. By the way, we were not able to improve the color accuracy even further with our own calibration, so we do not offer a profile at this point.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

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
34.3 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.7 ms rise
↘ 26.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 91 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
77.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 35.4 ms rise
↘ 42.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 99 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (34 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 17600 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 17600 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 17600 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18170 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

PWM flickering (0% brightness)
PWM flickering (0% brightness)
PWM flickering (20% brightness)
PWM flickering (20% brightness)
PWM flickering (40% brightness)
PWM flickering (40% brightness)
PWM flickering (60% brightness)
PWM flickering (60% brightness)
PWM flickering (80% brightness)
PWM flickering (80% brightness)
PWM flickering (100% brightness)
PWM flickering (100% brightness)

The PWM behavior changed compared to last year’s model and we can now measure flickering at full brightness. However, the frequency is very high at 17 kHz, so there should not be any issues.

Outdoors
Outdoors

The brightness is good, but you have to avoid reflections on the glossy touchscreen when you want to use it outdoors. The viewing angle stability of the IPS screen is very good.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Raptor Lake and ADA-Lovelace

 
 
 

Review Settings

As per usual for Microsoft devices, you only get the Windows power profiles, but they have different names compared to other Windows devices. Users can choose between Recommended, Better Performance as well as Best Performance. We listed the corresponding TDP/TGP values in the following table. Our measurements and benchmarks were performed with the profile Best Performance, but you can easily use the Recommended profile for everyday tasks.

CPU load GPU load Stress test
Recommended 35 Watts 60 Watts CPU: 16 Watts
GPU: 32 Watts
Better Performance 45 -> 35 Watts 70 Watts CPU: 18 Watts
GPU: 37 Watts
Best Performance 82 -> 50 Watts 80 Watts CPU: 23 Watts
GPU: 57 Watts

Processor - Core i7-13700H

Microsoft replaced the Tiger Lake processor Core i7-11370H (four cores) by the current Raptor Lake Core i7-13700H, which uses a hybrid architecture with six performance and eight efficiency cores, so it can execute up to 20 threads simultaneously. The 45W processor can consume up to 82 Watts for a brief period and then levels off at 52 Watts.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060 Intel Core i7-13700H: Ø2112 (2058.46-2682.04)
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro Apple M2 Pro: Ø2069 (2052.12-2075.23)
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8 Intel Core i7-13705H: Ø2547 (2497.81-2750.09)
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI Intel Core i9-13900H: Ø2643 (2455.49-3023.2)
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W Intel Core i9-13900H: Ø2497 (2154.13-2705.63)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS: Ø2785 (2743.48-2847.79)
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8 AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS: Ø2672 (2644.63-2729.44)
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti Intel Core i7-11370H: Ø947 (936.68-1007.91)

The advantage over the old Surface Laptop Studio is huge (+150% in multi-core tests) and the single-core performance is also very good, but the chip cannot maintain the performance for very long as seen in our Cinebench R15 Multi loop. It even drops to the level of the Apple M2 Pro (where Cinebench R15 is emulated, which costs performance). Competitors with AMD processor offer better and more stable performance figures.

The performance drops even further on battery power since the consumption is limited to 55/40 Watts. This does not affect the single-core performance, but the multi-core performance is around 18 % lower. More CPU benchmarks are available in our tech section.

Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
19014 Points +17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
18131 Points +11%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
17855 Points +10%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
17236 Points +6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
16951 (10693.8min - 16951max) Points +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
16279 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (5890 - 20034, n=27)
15155 Points -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
14787 Points -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3127 - 30789, n=95, last 2 years)
13933 Points -14%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
6495 Points -60%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
2054 Points +8%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
1966 Points +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
1898 Points
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
1869 Points -2%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (1323 - 1914, n=27)
1793 Points -6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1790 Points -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1789 Points -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (878 - 2110, n=92, last 2 years)
1702 Points -10%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
1647 Points -13%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
1497 Points -21%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
7289 Points +16%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
7111 Points +13%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
6868 Points +10%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
6574 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6531 Points +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
6269 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (2322 - 7674, n=27)
5907 Points -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1192 - 11768, n=92, last 2 years)
5220 Points -17%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
4044 Points -35%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
2526 Points -60%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
792 Points +8%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
773 Points +6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
731 Points
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
723 Points -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
708 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (508 - 741, n=27)
692 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
668 Points -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (341 - 812, n=92, last 2 years)
637 Points -13%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
578 Points -21%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
447 Points -39%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
3023 (2455.49min - 3023.2max) Points +13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2848 (2743.48min - 2847.79max) Points +6%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
2750 (2497.81min - 2750.09max) Points +3%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2729 (2644.63min - 2729.44max) Points +2%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
2706 (2154.13min - 2705.63max) Points +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
2682 (2058.46min - 2682.04max) Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (905 - 2982, n=27)
2444 Points -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (580 - 4703, n=101, last 2 years)
2276 Points -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
2069 (2052.12min, 2054.58P1 - 2075.23max) Points -23%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
1008 (936.68min - 1007.91max) Points -62%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
297 Points +8%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
288 Points +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
288 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
276 Points +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
274 Points
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
273 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (213 - 276, n=27)
260 Points -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (142.6 - 308, n=94, last 2 years)
248 Points -9%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
230 Points -16%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
223 Points -19%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
491 Seconds * -106%
Average of class Multimedia
  (107 - 956, n=90, last 2 years)
276 Seconds * -16%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
238 Seconds *
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (169 - 555, n=27)
231 Seconds * +3%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
190 Seconds * +20%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
190 Seconds * +20%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
183 Seconds * +23%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
182 Seconds * +24%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
172 Seconds * +28%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
78016 MIPS +17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
73434 MIPS +10%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
71884 MIPS +8%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
71121 MIPS +7%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
68218 MIPS +2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
66570 MIPS
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (27322 - 76344, n=27)
61327 MIPS -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11813 - 119900, n=85, last 2 years)
56291 MIPS -15%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
26809 MIPS -60%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6768 MIPS +8%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
6591 MIPS +6%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
6276 MIPS +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
6238 MIPS
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6157 MIPS -1%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
6075 MIPS -3%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (4825 - 6238, n=27)
5850 MIPS -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3398 - 7163, n=85, last 2 years)
5617 MIPS -10%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
5104 MIPS -18%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
14859 Points +16%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
14566 Points +13%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
14124 Points +10%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
12851 Points
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
12652 Points -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
12179 Points -5%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (6165 - 14215, n=27)
11884 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
11635 Points -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3307 - 23059, n=95, last 2 years)
11116 Points -14%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
5701 Points -56%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2022 Points +7%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
2001 Points +6%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro
1961 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1960 Points +4%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
1936 Points +3%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
1891 Points 0%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
1887 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (1362 - 1919, n=27)
1791 Points -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (926 - 2342, n=95, last 2 years)
1740 Points -8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
1551 Points -18%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
22.6 fps +30%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
21.3 fps +22%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
20.9 fps +20%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
18.9 fps +9%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
18.2 fps +5%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
17.4 fps
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (6.72 - 21.2, n=27)
16.7 fps -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4.12 - 30.5, n=83, last 2 years)
15.3 fps -12%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
7.93 fps -54%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
54.6 s * -22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6.7 - 84.9, n=87, last 2 years)
48.6 s * -8%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (31.3 - 62.4, n=27)
48 s * -7%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
47.4 s * -6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
44.8 s *
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
44.2 s * +1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
42.9 s * +4%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
40.6 s * +9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
38.3 s * +15%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.596 sec * -36%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.3826 - 0.763, n=85, last 2 years)
0.4868 sec * -11%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (0.4308 - 0.607, n=27)
0.4658 sec * -6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.454 sec * -3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H
0.4394 sec *
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4393 sec * -0%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H
0.4305 sec * +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
0.4167 sec * +5%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4067 sec * +7%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2682 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
206 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
274 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
94.4 pt
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
77 pt
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
75.8 pt
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
66.1 pt
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
 
65.9 pt
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
64.4 pt
Average of class Multimedia
 
61.7 pt
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
36.8 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
28921 KRay/s +126%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
16297 KRay/s +28%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
15979 KRay/s +25%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
14979 KRay/s +17%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (4986 - 18908, n=27)
13884 KRay/s +9%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
12774 KRay/s
Average of class Multimedia
  (3804 - 27411, n=83, last 2 years)
12605 KRay/s -1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7269 KRay/s -43%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
122755 Points +75%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
88148 Points +26%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
80950 Points +15%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
71305 Points +2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
70231 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (25360 - 92359, n=27)
69749 Points -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16379 - 136048, n=83, last 2 years)
64559 Points -8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
31471 Points -55%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4956 MB/s +53%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
3989 MB/s +23%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
3673 MB/s +14%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (1339 - 4224, n=27)
3248 MB/s +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
3231 MB/s
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
3193 MB/s -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1099 - 6681, n=83, last 2 years)
2987 MB/s -8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2059 MB/s -36%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
122681 Points +17%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
116624 Points +12%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
109021 Points +4%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
106151 Points +2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
104545 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (68763 - 107159, n=27)
97786 Points -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 134321, n=83, last 2 years)
92364 Points -12%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
47895 Points -54%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
15301 Points +83%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
10635 Points +28%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
10498 Points +26%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
9612 Points +15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3099 - 15484, n=83, last 2 years)
9006 Points +8%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (4800 - 11050, n=27)
8796 Points +5%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
8340 Points
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
4567 Points -45%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
65604 Points +102%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
40508 Points +25%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
40277 Points +24%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
35720 Points +10%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (12321 - 45118, n=27)
34225 Points +5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (9602 - 68591, n=83, last 2 years)
33296 Points +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
32468 Points
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
18322 Points -44%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
81153 MB/s +22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23702 - 169946, n=83, last 2 years)
76472 MB/s +15%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (28769 - 151254, n=27)
76256 MB/s +15%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
75651 MB/s +14%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
68930 MB/s +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
66579 MB/s
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
63380 MB/s -5%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
44267 MB/s -34%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1206 MB/s +27%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
1126 MB/s +19%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1123 MB/s +19%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
947 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (389 - 1215, n=27)
936 MB/s -1%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
883 MB/s -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1901, n=83, last 2 years)
846 MB/s -11%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
325 MB/s -66%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
15467 KRay/s +124%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
8846 KRay/s +28%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
8599 KRay/s +24%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
7971 KRay/s +15%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (2540 - 10135, n=27)
7440 KRay/s +8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
6915 KRay/s
Average of class Multimedia
  (1996 - 14590, n=83, last 2 years)
6741 KRay/s -3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
3897 KRay/s -44%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
51796 MPixel/s +21%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
42965 MPixel/s
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
42346 MPixel/s -1%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (19552 - 52727, n=27)
41296 MPixel/s -4%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
40185 MPixel/s -6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
37512 MPixel/s -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7419 - 52727, n=83, last 2 years)
35111 MPixel/s -18%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
33953 MPixel/s -21%

System Performance

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 is a very responsive device, but this is hardly a surprise considering the powerful components. It also performs well in the synthetic benchmarks and we did not notice any issues during our review period.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8253 Points +12%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
7911 Points +8%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
7578 Points +3%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
7534 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (7157 - 7661, n=4)
7449 Points +1%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13705H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7390 Points +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
7351 Points
Average of class Multimedia
  (4039 - 8670, n=80, last 2 years)
6546 Points -11%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
5538 Points -25%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
11235 Points +5%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13705H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11196 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
11097 Points +4%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
10831 Points +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
10696 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (10179 - 11200, n=4)
10672 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10633 Points -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8480 - 12420, n=80, last 2 years)
10420 Points -3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
8715 Points -19%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10748 Points +15%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
9888 Points +6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
9749 Points +4%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
9745 Points +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
9364 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (8238 - 10249, n=4)
9311 Points -1%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13705H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9063 Points -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=80, last 2 years)
8681 Points -7%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
8342 Points -11%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
13347 Points +24%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
12418 Points +15%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (10763 - 11862, n=4)
11325 Points +5%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
10997 Points +2%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13705H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10796 Points 0%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
10763 Points
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
10632 Points -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3861 - 13548, n=80, last 2 years)
8544 Points -21%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
6343 Points -41%
CrossMark / Overall
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
1943 Points +12%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1874 Points +8%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13705H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1867 Points +8%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1866 Points +8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1839 Points +6%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, M2 Pro, Apple SSD AP2048Z
1812 Points +5%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1733 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1629 - 1849, n=4)
1713 Points -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1009 - 2146, n=86, last 2 years)
1682 Points -3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1407 Points -19%
CrossMark / Productivity
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1821 Points +13%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
1790 Points +11%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1779 Points +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1760 Points +9%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13705H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1739 Points +7%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1561 - 1743, n=4)
1626 Points 0%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1618 Points
Average of class Multimedia
  (971 - 2064, n=86, last 2 years)
1608 Points -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, M2 Pro, Apple SSD AP2048Z
1562 Points -3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1417 Points -12%
CrossMark / Creativity
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, M2 Pro, Apple SSD AP2048Z
2330 Points +16%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
2254 Points +13%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13705H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2143 Points +7%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
2104 Points +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2085 Points +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
2001 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1945 Points -3%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1691 - 2064, n=4)
1881 Points -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2865, n=86, last 2 years)
1867 Points -7%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1472 Points -26%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1776 Points +29%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
1590 Points +15%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1548 Points +12%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13705H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1529 Points +11%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1381 - 1656, n=4)
1524 Points +10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (926 - 2171, n=86, last 2 years)
1455 Points +5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1442 Points +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1381 Points
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, M2 Pro, Apple SSD AP2048Z
1333 Points -3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1202 Points -13%
PCMark 10 Score
7351 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
79495 MB/s +20%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
70408 MB/s +6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
66470 MB/s
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
65854 MB/s -1%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (40018 - 78081, n=27)
63892 MB/s -4%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
61181 MB/s -8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
59479 MB/s -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20513 - 92447, n=83, last 2 years)
57912 MB/s -13%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
72741 MB/s +16%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
69799 MB/s +12%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (44583 - 79656, n=27)
67456 MB/s +8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
62553 MB/s
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
57722 MB/s -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22917 - 79656, n=83, last 2 years)
57699 MB/s -8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
57407 MB/s -8%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
50183 MB/s -20%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
92731 MB/s +24%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
90999 MB/s +21%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
75000 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (42710 - 99898, n=27)
70383 MB/s -6%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
69004 MB/s -8%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
62984 MB/s -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20226 - 95196, n=83, last 2 years)
61640 MB/s -18%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
61263 MB/s -18%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
112 ns * -26%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
101 ns * -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (75 - 141.6, n=82, last 2 years)
95.7 ns * -8%
Average Intel Core i7-13700H
  (82.4 - 136.8, n=27)
94.3 ns * -6%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Intel Core i7-13705H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
93.9 ns * -6%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
93.1 ns * -5%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
88.6 ns *
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
84.5 ns * +5%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

Our standardized latency test (web browsing, 4K YouTube playback, CPU load) shows massive limitations for the review unit with the current BIOS version if you want to use real-time audio applications.

LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
9196.3 μs *
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
1846.3 μs * +80%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
1273.3 μs * +86%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
1003 μs * +89%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13705H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
876.4 μs * +90%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
762.5 μs * +92%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
752 μs * +92%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Microsoft uses M.2-2280 PCIe-4.0 SSDs for the Surface Laptop Studio 2. Our unit is equipped with the 1 TB version of the Kioxia XG8, which leaves a good impression with transfer rates of up to 7 GB/s. The performance is also stable during longer workloads. You can use 863 GB for your own apps and files after the initial set-up. More SSD benchmarks are listed here.

Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6974 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5443 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 484 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 450 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 62.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 147.8 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 471 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 959 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
91 pt
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
65.2 pt
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
61.8 pt
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W -11!
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
61.7 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
61.4 pt
Average Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
 
60.5 pt
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
59.3 pt
Average of class Multimedia
 
51.3 pt
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
47.7 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
4963 (4880.17min - 4963.33max) MB/s +36%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3873 (3844.57min - 3872.62max) MB/s +6%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3868 (3787.25min - 3867.78max) MB/s +6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
3654 (3547.96min - 3653.66max) MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3540 (3522.04min - 3539.62max) MB/s -3%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
3455 (3134.4min - 3455.07max) MB/s -5%
Average Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
  (2735 - 3654, n=6)
3309 MB/s -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (756 - 4861, n=82, last 2 years)
2802 MB/s -23%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1930 (1920.36min - 1930.22max) MB/s -47%
seq write
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
5186 (5170.17min - 5185.95max) MB/s +37%
Average Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
  (3038 - 4893, n=6)
3904 MB/s +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
3795 (3600.81min - 3795.01max) MB/s
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
3655 (3362.99min - 3654.53max) MB/s -4%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
3335 (3306.37min - 3334.51max) MB/s -12%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3318 (3169.05min - 3318.32max) MB/s -13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3172 (3139.23min - 3171.73max) MB/s -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (790 - 5709, n=82, last 2 years)
2936 MB/s -23%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1583 (1538.61min - 1582.72max) MB/s -58%
seq q8 t1 read
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
7154 (6497.6min - 7153.76max) MB/s +4%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
6923 (5804.08min - 6923.33max) MB/s +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
6876 (6021.13min - 6875.63max) MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6715 (5741.16min - 6715.28max) MB/s -2%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6559 (5888.8min - 6559.17max) MB/s -5%
Average Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
  (6169 - 6898, n=6)
6492 MB/s -6%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
6449 (5385.49min - 6448.53max) MB/s -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1023 - 7121, n=82, last 2 years)
5137 MB/s -25%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
3527 (3023.67min - 3526.78max) MB/s -49%
seq q8 t1 write
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
6137 (6119.28min - 6137.11max) MB/s +11%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
5549 (5383.25min - 5549.27max) MB/s
Average Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
  (5234 - 5667, n=6)
5447 MB/s -2%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
5182 (5134.05min - 5181.56max) MB/s -7%
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
5063 (4789.75min - 5062.73max) MB/s -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402XY
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4967 (4954.31min - 4967.1max) MB/s -10%
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4939 (4900min - 4939.42max) MB/s -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (871 - 6761, n=82, last 2 years)
3886 MB/s -30%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
3196 MB/s -42%
4k q1 t1 read
Lenovo Yoga Pro 9-14IRP G8
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
85.5 (84.5min - 85.46max) MB/s +23%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
77.2 (76.47min - 77.22max) MB/s +11%
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo UX8402VV-P1021W
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL22T0HBLB
75.2 (69.76min - 75.19max) MB/s +8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 RTX 4060
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
69.6 (68.57min - 69.63max) MB/s
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 OLED UX6404VI
Micron 3400 2TB MTFDKBA2T0TFH
69.5 (67.9min - 69.5max) MB/s 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (14.6 - 149.1, n=82, last 2 years)
63.9 MB/s