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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review: Interesting concept with slow Intel CPU

Innovative convertible? Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio was finally launched in Germany. The foldable display is an interesting concept, but the device is held back by the slow Tiger Lake quad-core processor from Intel.

The Surface Laptop Studio is a completely new design from Microsoft and complements the regular Surface Laptop. The Surface Book (13 and 15-inch) with the detachable display unit on the other hand is discontinued and the new Surface Laptop Studio with the 14.4-inch screen is pretty much the replacement. The display is not detachable anymore, but it can be tilted forwards thanks to a new hinge or used as a tablet.

Microsoft uses Intel’s Tiger Lake-H35 processors, so they are still quad-cores with the integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7. Prices start at 1699 Euros for the Core i5-11300H SKU with 16 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD storage. If you need more GPU power, you can get a version with the Core i7-11370H and the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which starts at 2199 Euros. Our review unit is the high-end model with the i7/RTX 3050 Ti, 32 GB RAM as well as 1 TB SSD storage for 2799 Euros. All models get the same 14.4-inch IPS screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio, which offers a high resolution of 2400 x 1600 pixels as well as a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The Surface Slim Pen 2 is not part of the package and has to be purchased separately for 130 Euros.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti (Surface Laptop Studio Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11370H 4 x 3.3 - 4.8 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 40 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H35
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU - 4096 MB, Core: 1455 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, 50 W TDP, GDDR6, 511.79, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, LPDDR4x-4266, 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 Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N, 1024 GB 
, 894 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm , Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 323 x 228 ( = 0.75 x 12.72 x 8.98 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, 102W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.831 kg ( = 64.59 oz / 4.04 pounds), Power Supply: 379 g ( = 13.37 oz / 0.84 pounds)
Price
2799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89 %
03/2022
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
1.8 kg19 mm14.40"2400x1600
87.4 %
03/2021
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
1.8 kg23.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
92.7 %
11/2021
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
M1 Pro 8-Core, M1 Pro 14-Core GPU
1.6 kg15.5 mm14.20"3024x1964
86.9 %
06/2020
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.6 kg23 mm13.50"3000x2000
87.7 %
01/2022
Schenker Vision 14
i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
1.1 kg15.6 mm14.00"2880x1800
87.5 %
06/2021
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg16.8 mm14.00"2560x1440
82.3 %
07/2021
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
1.3 kg16 mm14.00"3840x2160

Case - Surface Laptop Studio with foldable display

We have already reported about a new folding mechanism patent in combination with a potential Surface Book 4. We now know that Microsoft uses this hinge for the new Surface Laptop Studio. The device is basically a regular laptop with an additional hinge in the middle of the screen. This means you can tilt the screen forwards in two positions, one position in front of the keyboard (seems to be held magnetically) or you can put it down onto the keyboard and use the Surface Laptop Studio as a tablet. We are already familiar with this concept from the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel, where the mechanism with the additional hinge was a bit bulkier though.

Laptop mode
Laptop mode
Presentation mode
Presentation mode
Tablet mode
Tablet mode

The "middle" position can be used to watch videos or play games with a game pad. You can obviously use the touchscreen for inputs or with the optional pen as well, but the hidden keyboard in this case is definitely not ideal and you have no access to the volume or brightness controls.

The hinge mechanism itself leaves a solid impression and does not appear wobbly or fragile, but the question is how it will endure over time especially considering the cables. Microsoft advertises that the cables can be folded by 180 degrees. The lower half behind the display is covered by cloth and feels sophisticated. The regular display hinges are also well-adjusted, but there is some bouncing when you adjust the opening angle of the screen and the maximum opening angle is limited to 135 degrees. 

The hinge mechanism leaves a solid impression.
The hinge mechanism leaves a solid impression.
Base unit with two "layers".
Base unit with two "layers".

The unusual design continues with the base unit, which consist of two layers. The lower part and the upper part, which is wider on all sides. We are familiar with this basic approach from other manufacturers and device with tapered design appear slimmer than they really are, but the transition is usually much smoother and not as angled as on the Surface Laptop Studio. It is very easy to lift the device, but the design itself is (as per usual) definitely a matter of taste. The screen bezels are comparatively wide for a modern device at around 10 mm (screen to body ratio: 84 %).

Microsoft’s Surface devices always had great build quality and the new Surface Laptop Studio is no exception. The build quality is flawless and the matte surfaces of the chassis, which is made of aluminum and magnesium, are nice to touch and they are not very susceptible to dirt, either. We are completely happy with the stability of the review unit as well.

The new design approach results in a rather large chassis and the Surface Laptop Studio is one of the biggest and at more than 1.8 kg also one of the heaviest devices within the comparison group. The 102W power adapter tips the scale at 379 grams. If you go for the Core i5 SKU without the GeForce dGPU, you get a more compact 65W power adapter (309 grams).

Size Comparison

326.7 mm / 12.9 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 23.9 mm / 0.941 inch 1.8 kg3.91 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 228 mm / 8.98 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.8 kg4.04 lbs319.7 mm / 12.6 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 16.8 mm / 0.661 inch 1.8 kg3.9 lbs312 mm / 12.3 inch 232 mm / 9.13 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 1.6 kg3.62 lbs319 mm / 12.6 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.3 kg2.85 lbs312.6 mm / 12.3 inch 221.2 mm / 8.71 inch 15.5 mm / 0.61 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs308.8 mm / 12.2 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 15.6 mm / 0.614 inch 1.1 kg2.48 lbs

Connectivity - Thunderbolt 4 and Surface Connect

Surface Connect port
Surface Connect port

Microsoft still uses its own Surface Connect port and offers some corresponding accessories like docking stations. The connector itself is still not ideal, though. Thanks to the straight side wall, it is easier to attach the connector compared to the angled side wall of the Surface Laptop, for example, but the cable will block the 3.5 mm stereo jack depending on the orientation. You also get two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support, so they can be used for third-party docking stations as well. You do not get any other ports like regular USB-A or an SD-card reader.

Left side: 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 (USB 4.0, Power Delivery, DisplayPort)
Left side: 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 (USB 4.0, Power Delivery, DisplayPort)
Right side: 3.5 mm stereo, Surface Connect
Right side: 3.5 mm stereo, Surface Connect

Communication

The communication modules are limited to the basic requirements, because the Intel AX200 module from Intel supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.1, but is has been around for more than two years and there are already more modern models like the AX210E. Both the signal quality and the transfer rates, however, were very good during our test with the reference router from Netgear (Nighthawk AX12) and there are no limitations in practice, either. There is no option for an LTE or 5G modem.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1446 (662min - 1538max) MBit/s ∼100%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1422 (1271min - 1715max) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1386 (1229min - 1460max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1183 (575min - 1294max) MBit/s ∼82% -18%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=127)
1104 MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Average of class Multimedia
  (277 - 1497, n=73, last 2 years)
1058 MBit/s ∼73% -27%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
998 (787min - 1041max) MBit/s ∼69% -31%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
689 (349min - 730max) MBit/s ∼48% -52%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
670 (651min - 692max) MBit/s ∼46% -54%
iperf3 receive AX12
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1617 (1531min - 1678max) MBit/s ∼100% +25%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1450 (1161min - 1555max) MBit/s ∼90% +12%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1293 (1024min - 1492max) MBit/s ∼80%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1231 (1114min - 1299max) MBit/s ∼76% -5%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1684, n=128)
1191 MBit/s ∼74% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (137 - 1684, n=73, last 2 years)
1160 MBit/s ∼72% -10%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1079 (989min - 1182max) MBit/s ∼67% -17%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
913 (853min - 932max) MBit/s ∼56% -29%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
730 (645min - 824max) MBit/s ∼45% -44%
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500Tooltip
; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1292 (1024-1492)
; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1424 (662-1538)

Webcam

Microsoft uses a 1080p webcam and the picture quality is okay in good lighting conditions, but the manufacturer offers better modules in the Surface Pro and Surface Go models. In addition to the webcam, there is also an infrared camera that supports facial recognition via Windows Hello.

ColorChecker
19.1 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
15 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
12 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
16 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti: 11.51 ∆E min: 3.6 - max: 20.3 ∆E

Accessories

We already mentioned that the Surface Slim Pen 2 has to be purchased separately for 130 Euros. It can be stored at the front underneath the base unit and it is also charged there. Microsoft also offers other accessories like input devices or docking stations.

Maintenance

The new Surface Laptop Studio does not offer any maintenance options. Microsoft says the M.2-SSD can be replaced and you can also recognize the M.2-2280 slot in Microsoft’s press image below, but there are no visible screws and the user cannot access the internals. The official technical specs also state that the SSD must not be replaced by the user (only by authorized technicians). You cannot even clean the fans.

Internal layout (source: Microsoft)
Internal layout (source: Microsoft)

Input Devices - Microsoft uses Force Touchpad

Keyboard

A look at the keyboard shows a difference compared to previous models, because the keys are now colored in a darker grey tone and not the color of the base unit anymore. The good mechanism on the other hand did not change and the typing experience is very comfortable. Thanks to the sufficient key travel and the precise key strokes, it is no problem to type longer texts and a three-stage white illumination helps in darker environments.

Input Devices
Input Devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Touchpad & Touchscreen

Microsoft follows Apple’s example and equips the Surface Laptop Studio with a force touchpad (we did not find any official designation from Microsoft), so you cannot depress the pad physically. The haptic feedback is instead produced by a vibration motor, which results in an even feedback across the whole touchpad surface (12 x 8 cm) and the cursor controls work well. We only encountered some issues after standby where the pad seemed to be too sensitive. However, we only noticed it two times and some driver optimizations should solve the issue.

The capacitive touchscreen works as well as expected. Microsoft advertises the support for haptic feedback in combination with the Surface Slim Pen 2, but we did not have the pen to test it.

Display - Pixel Sense with 120 Hz

Subpixel layout
Subpixel layout
Visible backlight bleeding at the sides
Visible backlight bleeding at the sides

The display of the Surface Laptop Studio uses a 14.4-inch IPS panel with the resolution of 2400 x 1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3:2. The bezels are rounded like the rest of the case, so the contents in the display corners are slightly cut off. It does not really hide any contents, but you notice it in practice. The subjective picture impression is very good, which is also a result of the high contrast ratio of more than 1700:1. We determine an average brightness of almost 500 nits and a decent black value of 0.29 cd/m².

You can see backlight bleeding at the side edges on a dark background at high brightness levels, but they are no problem in daily scenarios. We can detect PWM flickering at a brightness level of 98 % or lower, but the frequency is very high at 5 kHz and the majority of users should not notice any issues. The response times are not among the fastest and there are visible ghosting effects when you move the cursor, for example. The 120 Hz refresh rate cannot fix this issue and mainly creates a smoother picture impression when you scroll through documents or websites. The display brightness can be adjusted automatically thanks to the ambient light sensor and Dolby Vision contents are supported as well, but the effect is much smaller compared to good TVs due to the limited HDR capabilities.

501
cd/m²
508
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
505
cd/m²
497
cd/m²
484
cd/m²
489
cd/m²
478
cd/m²
467
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LQ144P1JX01
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 508 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 491.3 cd/m² Minimum: 1.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 496 cd/m²
Contrast: 1714:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.2 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 0.8
ΔE Greyscale 1.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
78.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
80.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.14
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
LQ144P1JX01, IPS, 2400x1600, 14.40
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
B140HAN06.D, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Mini-LED, 3024x1964, 14.20
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Panasonic MEI96A2, IPS, 3000x2000, 13.50
Schenker Vision 14
MNE007ZA1, IPS, 2880x1800, 14.00
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
TL140BDXP02-2, IPS, 2560x1440, 14.00
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
AU Optronics AUO123B, IPS, 3840x2160, 14.00
Display
-10%
23%
-14%
-5%
10%
12%
Display P3 Coverage
80.6
67.2
-17%
99.3
23%
63.5
-21%
74.3
-8%
97.2
21%
87.5
9%
sRGB Coverage
99.9
98.2
-2%
95.1
-5%
97.6
-2%
99.9
0%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
78.5
68.7
-12%
65.7
-16%
75.7
-4%
85.4
9%
99.4
27%
Response Times
22%
43%
-28%
27%
64%
-9%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
58.4 ?(26.8, 31.6)
43 ?(13, 30)
26%
58.4 ?(27.6, 30.8)
-0%
57 ?(28, 29)
2%
40.4 ?(18.8, 21.6)
31%
16.4 ?(8, 8.4)
72%
52 ?(27.6, 24.4)
11%
Response Time Black / White *
24 ?(8.4, 15.6)
20 ?(7, 13)
17%
40.4 ?(20.8, 19.6)
-68%
38 ?(22, 16)
-58%
18.4 ?(6, 12.4)
23%
10.8 ?(5.6, 5.2)
55%
30.8 ?(17.6, 13.2)
-28%
PWM Frequency
5000 ?(98)
14880
198%
Screen
1%
372%
-45%
-43%
-35%
-113%
Brightness middle
497
367
-26%
489
-2%
391
-21%
407
-18%
331.1
-33%
593.3
19%
Brightness
491
354
-28%
479
-2%
367
-25%
407
-17%
318
-35%
571
16%
Brightness Distribution
92
83
-10%
94
2%
86
-7%
94
2%
91
-1%
87
-5%
Black Level *
0.29
0.19
34%
0.01
97%
0.19
34%
0.25
14%
0.36
-24%
0.53
-83%
Contrast
1714
1932
13%
48900
2753%
2058
20%
1628
-5%
920
-46%
1119
-35%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.2
1.09
9%
0.8
33%
3.07
-156%
2.6
-117%
2.25
-88%
4.42
-268%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.8
2.61
7%
1.3
54%
4.74
-69%
4.4
-57%
4.62
-65%
7.16
-156%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.8
0.99
-24%
1.52
-90%
2
-150%
4.3
-438%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.9
1.2
37%
1.1
42%
3.6
-89%
2.7
-42%
1.7
11%
3.2
-68%
Gamma
2.14 103%
2.4 92%
2.24 98%
2.29 96%
2.18 101%
2.3 96%
2.04 108%
CCT
6821 95%
6563 99%
6330 103%
6316 103%
6751 96%
6737 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
61
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98
95
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / 2%
146% / 261%
-29% / -36%
-7% / -25%
13% / -10%
-37% / -71%

* ... smaller is better

Displays of Surface devices are traditionally very accurate out of the box and we can confirm the same for the Surface Laptop Studio after our calibration with the professional CalMAN software and the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 spectrophotometer. There is a minor blue case in the grayscale, but it is hardly visible with the naked eye. The DeltaE-2000 deviations of the grayscale as well as the ColorChecker are already smaller 3.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated

However, the new Surface device once again only covers the small sRGB gamut, which is a bit surprising considering the designation Studio and the high price. Most high-quality laptops for content creators now cover the P3 reference, which is also a result of the increased use of OLED screens.

We managed to improve the picture quality a bit with our own calibration and the minor blue cast is gone as well. The corresponding profile ca be downloaded for free in the display box above.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. DCI-P3
vs. DCI-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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.4 ms rise
↘ 15.6 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. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
58.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26.8 ms rise
↘ 31.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 94 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (36.8 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 5000 Hz ≤ 98 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 5000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 98 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 5000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21792 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Thanks to the high brightness, you can use the Surface Laptop Studio outdoors, but will face reflections on very bright or sunny days to see the display contents comfortably. The viewing angles of the IPS screen are very wide and you can still see the contents without distortions from every angle when you use the Surface Laptop Studio as a tablet.

In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Surface Laptop Studio still with Tiger Lake

The new Surface Laptop Studio still uses Intel’s Tiger Lake processors. One aspect here is definitely that corresponding Alder Lake chips were not yet available, but we are still surprised about the selection of Tiger Lake-H35 chips. We have covered this topic a few times already, these chips are basically regular Tiger Lake-U CPUs like the Core i7-1165G7, which is used in many ultrabooks for around two years now and the H35 models are just operated with higher TDP figures. This means you only get four CPU cores and the faster iGPU Iris Xe Graphics G7, so the CPUs do not make much sense when you combine them with dedicated graphics cards.

 
 
 

Review Settings

Microsoft does not implement any additional energy profiles and all the settings are controlled with the Windows performance slider. All the following benchmarks and measurements were performed with the setting "Best Performance".

Processor - Core i7-11370H

Intel’s Core i7-11370H is a Tiger Lake-H35 processor with four cores (eight threads) running at up to 4.8 GHz or 4.3 GHz on all active cores, respectively. The CPU can consume slightly more than 50W for a short time here and quickly levels off at 40W. The benchmarks results confirm that it is basically just a regular Tiger Lake-U processor with a little more power. The Core i7-1185G7 in the MSI Summit E14, for example, is not much slower (~15%).

The Intel quad-core does not stand a chance against the competition from AMD and their current CPUs are almost twice as fast and Intel’s new Alder Lake chips also have a big advantage thanks to the increased number of cores. But even considering that the Alder Lake chips just were not ready, we do not understand why Microsoft did not use Tiger Lake H45 CPUs like the Core i7-11800H. We selected an early review unit of the ThinkPad P1 G4 with similar TDP values for comparison, and the multi-core performance is still around 40% better. Even the Core i5-11400H in the Dell XPS 15 is faster despite the lower TDP value of 35 Watts.

The new Surface laptop Studio does not look particularly good compared to Apple’s M1 Pro CPU. Even the slowest model with 8 cores is about 30% faster in Cinebench R15, even though this app has to be emulated. The advantage is increased to around 50% in native benchmarks like Cinebench R23 Multi.

Don’t get us wrong here, the performance of the Core i7-11370H is more than sufficient for everyday tasks and the single-core performance is still competitive with current rivals from Apple and AMD, but the new Alder Lake chips once again offer a big improvement of more than 20% thanks to their new performance cores. Al in all, the CPU performance could have been so much better. We expect comparable performance figures for the entry-level SKU of the Surface Laptop Studio with the Core i5-11300H, where the chip makes more sense since you will actually use the faster iGPU.

The CPU performance is not reduced on battery power. More CPU benchmarks are listed in our Tech section.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti Intel Core i7-11370H: Ø947 (936.68-1007.91)
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513 Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø943 (736.91-1093.79)
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry Apple M1 Pro 8-Core; Rosetta 2: Ø1311 (1303.74-1319.74)
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5 Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø520 (491.24-551.03)
Schenker Vision 14 Intel Core i7-11370H; Performance Enthusiast: Ø1053 (1030.18-1070.35)
Schenker Vision 14 Intel Core i7-11370H; Performance Balanced: Ø770 (751.09-876.81)
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2052 (2009.65-2060.79)
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø866 (752.53-901.65)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1405 (1380.5-1547.99)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD Intel Core i5-11400H; Ultra-Performance: Ø1187 (1131.35-1276.65)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD Intel Core i5-11400H: Ø1121 (1099.29-1142.47)
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
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 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
90.5 pt ∼91%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry -8!
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
72 pt ∼72%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070 -2!
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
67.7 pt ∼68%
Average of class Multimedia
 
57.2 pt ∼57%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
57 pt ∼57%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
54.6 pt ∼55%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
53.9 pt ∼54%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS -2!
Intel Core i7-1185G7
50.7 pt ∼51%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
50 pt ∼50%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5 -2!
Intel Core i7-1065G7
30.5 pt ∼31%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
15229 Points ∼100% +134%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
12652 (12516min - 12651.7max) Points ∼83% +95%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
9581 Points ∼63% +48%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18444, n=87, last 2 years)
8254 Points ∼54% +27%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
6495 Points ∼43%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
5904 Points ∼39% -9%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
5871 Points ∼39% -10%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5761 (5360.29min - 5761.28max) Points ∼38% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (3696 - 6646, n=11)
5648 Points ∼37% -13%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
1917 Points ∼100% +28%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
1531 Points ∼80% +2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
1497 Points ∼78%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1485 Points ∼77% -1%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
1467 Points ∼77% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (1081 - 1556, n=10)
1463 Points ∼76% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=81, last 2 years)
1401 Points ∼73% -6%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1218 Points ∼64% -19%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
1217 Points ∼63% -19%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
5491 Points ∼100% +117%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4876 Points ∼89% +93%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=98, last 2 years)
2965 Points ∼54% +17%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
2526 Points ∼46%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
2351 Points ∼43% -7%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2238 Points ∼41% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (1438 - 2578, n=10)
2181 Points ∼40% -14%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
2137 Points ∼39% -15%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1089 Points ∼20% -57%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
734 Points ∼100% +27%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
595 Points ∼81% +3%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
582 Points ∼79% +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
578 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (475 - 601, n=10)
564 Points ∼77% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=98, last 2 years)
524 Points ∼71% -9%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
471 Points ∼64% -19%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
466 Points ∼63% -19%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
432 Points ∼59% -25%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
2779 (2140.64min - 2779.32max) Points ∼100% +176%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2061 (2009.65min - 2060.79max) Points ∼74% +104%
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2894, n=111, last 2 years)
1332 Points ∼48% +32%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
1320 (1307min - 1320max) Points ∼47% +31%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
1094 (736.91min - 1093.79max) Points ∼39% +9%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
1070 (1030.18min - 1070.35max) Points ∼39% +6%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
877 (1030.18min - 1070.35max) Points ∼32% -13%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
1008 (936.68min - 1007.91max) Points ∼36%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (606 - 1086, n=16)
940 Points ∼34% -7%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
902 (752.53min - 901.65max) Points ∼32% -11%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
552 (491min - 552max) Points ∼20% -45%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
275 Points ∼100% +23%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
232 Points ∼84% +4%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
224 Points ∼81% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (206 - 233, n=13)
224 Points ∼81% 0%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
223 Points ∼81%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
210 Points ∼76% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=94, last 2 years)
206 Points ∼75% -8%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
197 Points ∼72% -12%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
197 Points ∼72% -12%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
184 Points ∼67% -17%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1340 Seconds * ∼100% -173%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (451 - 762, n=10)
541 Seconds * ∼40% -10%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
524 Seconds * ∼39% -7%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
491 Seconds * ∼37%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
466 Seconds * ∼35% +5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=96, last 2 years)
458 Seconds * ∼34% +7%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
451 Seconds * ∼34% +8%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
251 Seconds * ∼19% +49%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
217 Seconds * ∼16% +56%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
64146 MIPS ∼100% +139%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
52370 MIPS ∼82% +95%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=95, last 2 years)
34349 MIPS ∼54% +28%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
28410 MIPS ∼44% +6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
26809 MIPS ∼42%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
26653 MIPS ∼42% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (18961 - 28520, n=10)
25106 MIPS ∼39% -6%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
24339 MIPS ∼38% -9%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
11929 MIPS ∼19% -56%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
6102 MIPS ∼100% +20%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
5550 MIPS ∼91% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (5074 - 5550, n=10)
5288 MIPS ∼87% +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
5104 MIPS ∼84%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
5079 MIPS ∼83% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=95, last 2 years)
5062 MIPS ∼83% -1%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5036 MIPS ∼83% -1%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
4791 MIPS ∼79% -6%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4100 MIPS ∼67% -20%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
13796 Points ∼100% +142%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
9942 Points ∼72% +74%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 14376, n=96, last 2 years)
6702 Points ∼49% +18%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
5803 Points ∼42% +2%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
5775 Points ∼42% +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
5701 Points ∼41%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (4575 - 6115, n=9)
5416 Points ∼39% -5%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4060 Points ∼29% -29%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
1892 Points ∼100% +22%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
1769 Points ∼93% +14%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
1601 Points ∼85% +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
1551 Points ∼82%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (1376 - 1607, n=9)
1542 Points ∼82% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=96, last 2 years)
1426 Points ∼75% -8%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1294 Points ∼68% -17%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
1285 Points ∼68% -17%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
17.2 fps ∼100% +117%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.3 fps ∼89% +93%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=95, last 2 years)
9.27 fps ∼54% +17%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
8.82 fps ∼51% +11%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
7.93 fps ∼46%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
7.6 fps ∼44% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (4.98 - 8.82, n=10)
7.38 fps ∼43% -7%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
6.81 fps ∼40% -14%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
2.98 fps ∼17% -62%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
69.8 s * ∼100% -28%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
59.3 s * ∼85% -9%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
58.9 s * ∼84% -8%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
55.5 s * ∼80% -2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
54.6 s * ∼78%
Average of class Multimedia
  (30.2 - 99.2, n=93, last 2 years)
52.8 s * ∼76% +3%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
47.9 s * ∼69% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (23.6 - 56.5, n=10)
45.3 s * ∼65% +17%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
41.9 s * ∼60% +23%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.757 sec * ∼100% -27%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.603 sec * ∼80% -1%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.599 sec * ∼79% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=96, last 2 years)
0.597 sec * ∼79% -0%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.596 sec * ∼79%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.579 sec * ∼76% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (0.544 - 0.596, n=10)
0.565 sec * ∼75% +5%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.544 sec * ∼72% +9%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.428 sec * ∼57% +28%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1008 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
119 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
223 Points
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Performance Rating
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
93.6 pt ∼94%
Average of class Multimedia
 
59.9 pt ∼60%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
54.9 pt ∼55%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
53.3 pt ∼53%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
 
51.3 pt ∼51%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
50.2 pt ∼50%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
49.2 pt ∼49%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
37 pt ∼37%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
14653 KRay/s ∼100% +102%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 15700, n=71, last 2 years)
8661 KRay/s ∼59% +19%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
8413 KRay/s ∼57% +16%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
8091 KRay/s ∼55% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (5204 - 8413, n=9)
7403 KRay/s ∼51% +2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7269 KRay/s ∼50%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
7115 KRay/s ∼49% -2%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
4004 KRay/s ∼27% -45%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
95088 Points ∼100% +202%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 98165, n=71, last 2 years)
44354 Points ∼47% +41%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
42785 Points ∼45% +36%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
34020 Points ∼36% +8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
31471 Points ∼33%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (23958 - 34020, n=9)
31363 Points ∼33% 0%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
30267 Points ∼32% -4%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
23109 Points ∼24% -27%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
3161 MB/s ∼100% +54%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2287 MB/s ∼72% +11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=71, last 2 years)
2205 MB/s ∼70% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (1656 - 2297, n=9)
2114 MB/s ∼67% +3%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
2076 MB/s ∼66% +1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2059 MB/s ∼65%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
1992 MB/s ∼63% -3%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1518 MB/s ∼48% -26%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
87865 Points ∼100% +83%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
70485 Points ∼80% +47%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 107161, n=71, last 2 years)
69735 Points ∼79% +46%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
52839 Points ∼60% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (47895 - 52930, n=9)
51753 Points ∼59% +8%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
49853 Points ∼57% +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
47895 Points ∼55%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
37931 Points ∼43% -21%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
10899 Points ∼100% +139%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3124 - 12542, n=71, last 2 years)
7351 Points ∼67% +61%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
7117 Points ∼65% +56%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
5025 Points ∼46% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (3755 - 5027, n=9)
4793 Points ∼44% +5%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
4729 Points ∼43% +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
4567 Points ∼42%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
3837 Points ∼35% -16%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
52839 Points ∼100% +188%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54148, n=71, last 2 years)
24468 Points ∼46% +34%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
21187 Points ∼40% +16%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
20417 Points ∼39% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (14433 - 20417, n=9)
18643 Points ∼35% +2%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
18385 Points ∼35% 0%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
18322 Points ∼35%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
13800 Points ∼26% -25%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
120371 MB/s ∼100% +172%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
76839 MB/s ∼64% +74%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (44267 - 76866, n=9)
69338 MB/s ∼58% +57%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13739 - 147249, n=71, last 2 years)
62104 MB/s ∼52% +40%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
44267 MB/s ∼37%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
39869 MB/s ∼33% -10%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
29660 MB/s ∼25% -33%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
27420 MB/s ∼23% -38%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
772 MB/s ∼100% +138%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1193, n=78, last 2 years)
511 MB/s ∼66% +57%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
486 MB/s ∼63% +50%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
422 MB/s ∼55% +30%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (289 - 422, n=9)
385 MB/s ∼50% +18%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
343 MB/s ∼44% +6%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
325 MB/s ∼42%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
278 MB/s ∼36% -14%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
8425 KRay/s ∼100% +116%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8371, n=72, last 2 years)
4726 KRay/s ∼56% +21%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
4551 KRay/s ∼54% +17%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
4357 KRay/s ∼52% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (2756 - 4551, n=9)
4007 KRay/s ∼48% +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
3897 KRay/s ∼46%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
3887 KRay/s ∼46% 0%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
2204 KRay/s ∼26% -43%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
42474 MPixel/s ∼100% +13%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
37512 MPixel/s ∼88%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
33456 MPixel/s ∼79% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (21992 - 40069, n=9)
29606 MPixel/s ∼70% -21%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
27992 MPixel/s ∼66% -25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 45694, n=72, last 2 years)
24084 MPixel/s ∼57% -36%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
18528 MPixel/s ∼44% -51%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
15432 MPixel/s ∼36% -59%

System Performance

The subjective performance impression of the review unit is very good since the processor is powerful enough for everyday tasks and the fast PCIe-SSD ensures that inputs are quickly executed and loading times are very short when you launch applications. The synthetic benchmark scores are average within the comparison group. We did not experience any issues or crashes during our review period.

PCMark 10 / Score
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
6967 Points ∼100% +26%
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5838 Points ∼84% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (5538 - 5838, n=2)
5688 Points ∼82% +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
5538 Points ∼79%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=80, last 2 years)
5443 Points ∼78% -2%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
5325 Points ∼76% -4%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
4690 Points ∼67% -15%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-1065G7, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
4184 Points ∼60% -24%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
10413 Points ∼100% +19%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
10098 Points ∼97% +16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 11019, n=80, last 2 years)
9490 Points ∼91% +9%
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
9234 Points ∼89% +6%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
9025 Points ∼87% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (8715 - 9234, n=2)
8975 Points ∼86% +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
8715 Points ∼84%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-1065G7, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
8266 Points ∼79% -5%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9381 Points ∼100% +12%
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
8806 Points ∼94% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (8342 - 8806, n=2)
8574 Points ∼91% +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
8342 Points ∼89%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
8088 Points ∼86% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=80, last 2 years)
7797 Points ∼83% -7%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
7519 Points ∼80% -10%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-1065G7, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
6448 Points ∼69% -23%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9395 Points ∼100% +48%
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6641 Points ∼71% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (6343 - 6641, n=2)
6492 Points ∼69% +2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
6343 Points ∼68%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=80, last 2 years)
6053 Points ∼64% -5%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
5616 Points ∼60% -11%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-1065G7, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3731 Points ∼40% -41%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
3688 Points ∼39% -42%
CrossMark / Overall
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 2138, n=20, last 2 years)
1537 Points ∼100% +9%
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1502 Points ∼98% +7%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
M1 Pro 14-Core GPU, M1 Pro 8-Core, Apple SSD AP0512
1490 Points ∼97% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1407 - 1502, n=2)
1455 Points ∼95% +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1407 Points ∼92%
CrossMark / Productivity
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1555 Points ∼100% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1417 - 1555, n=2)
1486 Points ∼96% +5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (921 - 2038, n=20, last 2 years)
1476 Points ∼95% +4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1417 Points ∼91%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
M1 Pro 14-Core GPU, M1 Pro 8-Core, Apple SSD AP0512
1305 Points ∼84% -8%
CrossMark / Creativity
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
M1 Pro 14-Core GPU, M1 Pro 8-Core, Apple SSD AP0512
1915 Points ∼100% +30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (933 - 2210, n=20, last 2 years)
1682 Points ∼88% +14%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1472 Points ∼77%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1452 - 1472, n=2)
1462 Points ∼76% -1%
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1452 Points ∼76% -1%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1501 Points ∼100% +25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1012 - 2234, n=20, last 2 years)
1370 Points ∼91% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (1202 - 1501, n=2)
1352 Points ∼90% +12%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1202 Points ∼80%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2021 M1 Pro Entry
M1 Pro 14-Core GPU, M1 Pro 8-Core, Apple SSD AP0512
1044 Points ∼70% -13%
PCMark 10 Score
5538 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
61355 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
59479 MB/s ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (32035 - 64524, n=9)
47629 MB/s ∼78% -20%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
46478 MB/s ∼76% -22%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
46072 MB/s ∼75% -23%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20927 - 67871, n=72, last 2 years)
40982 MB/s ∼67% -31%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
38214 MB/s ∼62% -36%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
30125 MB/s ∼49% -49%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
60212 MB/s ∼100% +5%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
57407 MB/s ∼95%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
50595 MB/s ∼84% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (37556 - 62417, n=9)
49431 MB/s ∼82% -14%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
47864 MB/s ∼79% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22183 - 67758, n=71, last 2 years)
44704 MB/s ∼74% -22%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
43848 MB/s ∼73% -24%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
33759 MB/s ∼56% -41%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
62732 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
61263 MB/s ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (36920 - 65610, n=9)
49423 MB/s ∼79% -19%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
49193 MB/s ∼78% -20%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
46199 MB/s ∼74% -25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21133 - 66728, n=71, last 2 years)
43734 MB/s ∼70% -29%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
34338 MB/s ∼55% -44%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
34240 MB/s ∼55% -44%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Intel Core i7-1065G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
111 ns * ∼100% -10%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
101 ns * ∼91%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Intel Core i7-1185G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
95.9 ns * ∼86% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (73.4 - 103, n=9)
89.2 ns * ∼80% +12%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
84.8 ns * ∼76% +16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0 - 119, n=78, last 2 years)
75.4 ns * ∼68% +25%
Schenker Vision 14
Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
73.4 ns * ∼66% +27%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
64.6 ns * ∼58% +36%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

Our standardized latency test (web browsing, YouTube 4K, CPU load) did not show any problems for the Surface laptop Studio and there were no dropped frames during the video playback.

LatencyMon Overview
LatencyMon Overview
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
1163 μs * ∼100% -55%
Schenker Vision 14
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1052 μs * ∼90% -40%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
1032 μs * ∼89% -37%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
752 μs * ∼65%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-1065G7, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
615 μs * ∼53% +18%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
392.6 μs * ∼34% +48%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Microsoft uses a regular M.2-2280 SSD, but the device does not support the latest PCIe 4.0 standard. The transfer rates of the PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD from SK Hynix (BC711) are still very good and there will be no limitations. Our review unit offers a storage capacity of 1 TB and you can use 894 GB for your own files and apps after the initial set-up.

As mentioned before, users cannot replace the SSD, so you should consider how much storage you will need before you purchase the device. More SSD benchmarks are available in our Tech section.

SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3485 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3018 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 401.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 382.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 72.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 144.6 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 391.1 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 813 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Schenker Vision 14
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
88.3 pt ∼88%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
66.7 pt ∼67%
Average SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
 
65.9 pt ∼66%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
65.8 pt ∼66%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513 -1!
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
64.4 pt ∼64%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
58.5 pt ∼59%
Average of class Multimedia
 
51.2 pt ∼51%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
28.7 pt ∼29%
DiskSpd
seq read
Schenker Vision 14
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4315 (4271.27min - 4314.68max) MB/s ∼100% +124%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
2596 (2570.79min - 2596.12max) MB/s ∼60% +35%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2565 (2469.49min - 2565.24max) MB/s ∼59% +33%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2425 (2418.63min - 2424.52max) MB/s ∼56% +26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (816 - 4480, n=83, last 2 years)
2077 MB/s ∼48% +8%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1930 (1920.36min - 1930.22max) MB/s ∼45%
Average SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
  (1624 - 2071, n=4)
1883 MB/s ∼44% -2%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
971 (897.79min - 971.46max) MB/s ∼23% -50%
seq write
Schenker Vision 14
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4326 (4303.78min - 4326.21max) MB/s ∼100% +173%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2957 (2951.32min - 2957.19max) MB/s ∼68% +87%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
2834 (2811.69min - 2833.67max) MB/s ∼66% +79%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2402 (2383.83min - 2401.68max) MB/s ∼56% +52%
Average of class Multimedia
  (240 - 4457, n=83, last 2 years)
2123 MB/s ∼49% +34%
Average SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
  (1583 - 2237, n=4)
1983 MB/s ∼46% +25%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
1583 (1538.61min - 1582.72max) MB/s ∼37%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
615 (599.58min - 615.49max) MB/s ∼14% -61%
seq q8 t1 read
Schenker Vision 14
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6701 (6057.41min - 6701.03max) MB/s ∼100% +90%
MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
4959 (4547.18min - 4958.86max) MB/s ∼74% +41%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
3527 (3023.67min - 3526.78max) MB/s ∼53%
Average SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X084N
  (3269 - 3592, n=4)
3483 MB/s ∼52% -1%
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314-72G-7513
WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00
3426 (2886.52min - 3425.91max) MB/s ∼51% -3%
Razer Blade 14 Ryzen 9 RTX 3070
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3395 (2336.65min - 3395.42max) MB/s ∼51% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 7028, n=82, last 2 years)