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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus in review: Tiger Lake provides a performance boost

Tiger and Dragon. LTE modem, Tiger Lake, replaceable SSD - Microsoft adds new features to the Surface Pro 7 and names the whole package Surface Pro 7 Plus. Consumers can't buy the device (yet). The sales group is limited to companies and schools for the time being.

The Surface Pro 7 has been available since 2019. Therefore, Microsoft considers that the time has come to introduce some updates. Inside, there are now Tiger Lake instead of Ice Lake processors, the SSD can be replaced, the battery capacity has increased a bit, and an LTE modem is optionally available - the latter only in combination with a Core i5 processor. Externally, practically nothing has changed compared to the regular Surface Pro 7 models. The Surface Pro 7 Plus competes with the Dell Latitude 12 7210 and the Lenovo Yoga Duet 7.

Since we have already reviewed two Surface Pro 7 models, we will not go further into the case, connectivity, input devices, and speakers in this review. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the Core i5 Surface Pro 7.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus (Surface Pro Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1135G7 4 x 2.4 - 4.2 GHz, 60 W PL2 / Short Burst, 30 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Core: 1300 MHz, dual-channel mode, 27.20.100.9316
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR4X, dual-channel mode, on-board, no memory slots
Display
12.30 inch 3:2, 2736 x 1824 pixel 267 PPI, capacitive, 10 touchpoints, native pen support, LG Philips LP123WQ332684, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ, 256 GB 
, M.2-2230, NMVe, 190 GB free
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combined headset port, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5, Qualcomm Snapdragon X20, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 292 x 201 ( = 0.33 x 11.5 x 7.91 in)
Battery
48.9 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Full HD
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, SIM ejector tool, MS Office 365 apps for enterprise (trial), 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
796 g ( = 28.08 oz / 1.75 pounds), Power Supply: 255 g ( = 8.99 oz / 0.56 pounds)
Price
2,140 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.5 %
03/2021
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
796 g8.5 mm12.30"2736x1824
87.1 %
11/2020
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.2 kg9.2 mm13.00"2160x1350
89.5 %
03/2021
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620
850 g9.35 mm12.30"1920x1280

Size comparison

297 mm / 11.7 inch 207 mm / 8.15 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 1.2 kg2.6 lbs292 mm / 11.5 inch 208.8 mm / 8.22 inch 9.35 mm / 0.3681 inch 850 g1.874 lbs292 mm / 11.5 inch 201 mm / 7.91 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 796 g1.755 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - An LTE modem is optional now

Snapdragon X20

Microsoft installs the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 modem in the Surface. The SIM card slot is behind the stand. The memory card reader had to be removed. Moreover, the LTE modem is only available in combination with a Core i5 processor.

A SIM tool is included.
A SIM tool is included.
The slot supports nano SIM cards.
The slot supports nano SIM cards.
Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1690 (1490min - 1764max) MBit/s ∼100% +22%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1382 (984min - 1508max) MBit/s ∼82%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1320 (1237min - 1367max) MBit/s ∼78% -4%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=324)
1161 MBit/s ∼69% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (138 - 1690, n=55, last 2 years)
1024 MBit/s ∼61% -26%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
634 (561min - 705max) MBit/s ∼38% -54%
iperf3 receive AX12
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1354 (783min - 1513max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=324)
1261 MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Average of class Convertible
  (136 - 1585, n=55, last 2 years)
1091 MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
928 (877min - 942max) MBit/s ∼69% -31%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
919 (714min - 1122max) MBit/s ∼68% -32%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
836 (743min - 888max) MBit/s ∼62% -38%
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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1327 (783-1513)
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø927 (877-942)
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø918 (714-1122)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø836 (743-888)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1382 (984-1508)
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1320 (1237-1367)
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1690 (1490-1764)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø634 (561-705)
ColorChecker
25.3 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
26.8 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
18 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
16 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE: 17.66 ∆E min: 2.47 - max: 33.09 ∆E
ColorChecker
20 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
6 ∆E
6 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus: 10.42 ∆E min: 3.41 - max: 24.26 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.5 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
5 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
8 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
2 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
10 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1: 8.69 ∆E min: 1.98 - max: 13.67 ∆E

Display - IPS in the 3:2 format

The 12.3-inch touchscreen display has a native resolution of 2736x1824 pixels. Brightness (425.4 cd/m²) and contrast (1,200:1) are good. Furthermore, the display flickers at a frequency of 199.2 Hz at brightness levels of 57% (equivalent to about 119 cd/m²) and below. Due to the low frequency, sensitive users might experience headaches and/or eye problems.

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding
447
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
437
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
424
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Philips LP123WQ332684
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 463 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 425.4 cd/m² Minimum: 5.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 407 cd/m²
Contrast: 1200:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.5 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 1.4
ΔE Greyscale 1.6 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
96.8% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
63.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
69.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.7% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
66.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.05
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
LG Philips LP123WQ332684, IPS, 2736x1824, 12.30
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
CSOT T3 LEN8290, IPS, 2160x1350, 13.00
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Sharp LQ123N1, IPS, 1920x1280, 12.30
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
LG Philips LP123WQ112604, IPS, 2736x1824, 12.30
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
LG Philips LP123WQ112604, IPS, 2736x1824, 12.30
Display
3%
0%
-4%
-2%
Display P3 Coverage
66.9
68.9
3%
67.9
1%
63.7
-5%
66
-1%
sRGB Coverage
96.7
98.2
2%
96.8
0%
95.8
-1%
93.8
-3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
69.1
71.1
3%
68.8
0%
65.7
-5%
66.9
-3%
Response Times
5%
208%
21%
3590%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
50.8 ?(25.2, 25.6)
58 ?(24, 34)
-14%
29 ?(4, 25)
43%
40 ?(19, 21)
21%
34.8 ?(16.8, 18)
31%
Response Time Black / White *
33.6 ?(18.8, 14.8)
26 ?(14, 12)
23%
16 ?(4, 12)
52%
28 ?(16, 12)
17%
26.4 ?(13.2, 13.2)
21%
PWM Frequency
199.2 ?(57, 119)
1250 ?(30)
528%
250 ?(50)
26%
21550 ?(24)
10718%
Screen
-65%
-13%
-6%
-74%
Brightness middle
408
450
10%
380
-7%
435
7%
480.4
18%
Brightness
425
411
-3%
378
-11%
422
-1%
485
14%
Brightness Distribution
85
83
-2%
86
1%
90
6%
91
7%
Black Level *
0.34
0.22
35%
0.31
9%
0.32
6%
0.48
-41%
Contrast
1200
2045
70%
1226
2%
1359
13%
1001
-17%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.5
4.15
-177%
2.28
-52%
1.18
21%
5
-233%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.5
11.49
-360%
3.93
-57%
2.27
9%
7.72
-209%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.4
1.09
22%
0.97
31%
3.49
-149%
2.44
-74%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.6
6.66
-316%
2.56
-60%
1.12
30%
5.9
-269%
Gamma
2.05 107%
2.42 91%
2.32 95%
2.3 96%
2.38 92%
CCT
6432 101%
6043 108%
6130 106%
6502 100%
7805 83%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63.7
65
2%
63
-1%
60
-6%
60.3
-5%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96.8
98
1%
97
0%
96
-1%
93.2
-4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-19% / -44%
65% / 28%
4% / -1%
1171% / 585%

* ... smaller is better

The display shows good color reproduction out of the box and meets the target (Delta E less than 3) with a color deviation of 1.5. The display doesn't suffer from a blue tint either. In addition, calibration provides slight improvements: The color deviation drops to 1.4, and grayscales are displayed in a more balanced way. The display can't completely reproduce the AdobeRGB (63.7%) and sRGB (96.8%) color spaces.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
Surface Pro 7 Plus vs. AdobeRGB
Surface Pro 7 Plus vs. AdobeRGB
Surface Pro 7 Plus vs. sRGB
Surface Pro 7 Plus vs. sRGB

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
33.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 14.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 88 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
50.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25.2 ms rise
↘ 25.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 84 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (35.8 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 199.2 Hz ≤ 57 % brightness setting
≤ 119 cd/m² brightness

The display backlight flickers at 199.2 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 57 % (119 cd/m²) and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 199.2 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

Flickering occurs at relatively low brightness settings, so extended use at this brightness setting or lower can cause eyestrain.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19466 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The viewing-angle stable IPS panel can be read from any position. It offers enough brightness to be viewed outdoors as well. However, the glossy display surface often obstructs legibility.

The Surface Pro 7 Plus outdoors.
The Surface Pro 7 Plus outdoors.
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - More performance thanks to Tiger Lake

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 Plus is a 12.3-inch 2-in-1 device for businesses and schools that offers enough computing power for office and Internet applications. A variety of configurations are available.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
 

Processor

Microsoft has opted for Tiger Lake CPUs for the Plus model of the Surface Pro 7. Our review sample is equipped with a Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor that runs at a base clock speed of 2.4 GHz. An increase to 3.8 GHz (all cores) or 4.2 GHz (one core) is possible via Turbo. Hyper-Threading (two threads per core) is supported.

The multithread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks are run at 3 to 3.5 GHz, while the single-thread tests are executed at 3.1 to 4.1 GHz. On battery power, the clock rates are 2.4 to 2.8 GHz (multithread) and 1.5 to 2.5 GHz (single-thread), respectively.

Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)

We verify if the CPU Turbo is consistently used when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. Clock rates beyond 3 GHz are only reached in the first three minutes of the test. In the further course, the CPU has to be throttled and falls below its base clock speed - the passive cooling becomes noticeable here.

All in all, the benchmark results are good. The Tiger Lake processor responds to short load peaks with a lot of computing power and outperforms the Ice Lake Core i5 processor in the Surface Pro 7. However, performance is brought to its knees under prolonged load.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø513 (475.43-784.28)
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø563 (548.1-634.71)
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 Intel Core i7-10610U: Ø549 (532.2-581.16)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø592 (555.54-783.03)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4 Intel Core i5-1035G4: Ø518 (495.42-684.65)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
784 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
188 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
83.1 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Convertible
  (68.6 - 262, n=91, last 2 years)
196.4 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (141.4 - 205, n=59)
194.4 Points ∼99% +3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
188 Points ∼96%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
184 Points ∼94% -2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
172 Points ∼88% -9%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
165 Points ∼84% -12%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
133 Points ∼68% -29%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Convertible
  (110.1 - 2332, n=95, last 2 years)
996 Points ∼100% +27%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (431 - 941, n=63)
791 Points ∼79% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
784 Points ∼79%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
783 Points ∼79% 0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
644 Points ∼65% -18%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
634 (338.11min - 341.64max) Points ∼64% -19%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
579 Points ∼58% -26%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1339 Seconds * ∼100% -82%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
900 Seconds * ∼67% -22%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
798 Seconds * ∼60% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (218 - 4249, n=89, last 2 years)
762 Seconds * ∼57% -4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
735 Seconds * ∼55%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (499 - 1044, n=58)
664 Seconds * ∼50% +10%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Convertible
  (2046 - 5897, n=90, last 2 years)
4731 MIPS ∼100% +10%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3924 - 4921, n=60)
4675 MIPS ∼99% +8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4313 MIPS ∼91%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
4136 MIPS ∼87% -4%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
3737 MIPS ∼79% -13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1307 MIPS ∼28% -70%
7z b 4
Average of class Convertible
  (5394 - 61169, n=91, last 2 years)
26900 MIPS ∼100% +17%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
22950 MIPS ∼85%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (14745 - 24873, n=60)
21384 MIPS ∼79% -7%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
20211 MIPS ∼75% -12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
11030 MIPS ∼41% -52%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
10950 MIPS ∼41% -52%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Convertible
  (116.8 - 701, n=91, last 2 years)
515 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (375 - 527, n=60)
507 Points ∼98% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
501 Points ∼97%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
461 Points ∼90% -8%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
452 Points ∼88% -10%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
441 Points ∼86% -12%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
322 Points ∼63% -36%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Convertible
  (242 - 5680, n=91, last 2 years)
2238 Points ∼100% +42%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (979 - 2382, n=60)
1821 Points ∼81% +16%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1754 Points ∼78% +12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1573 Points ∼70%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
1510 Points ∼67% -4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1410 Points ∼63% -10%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
771 Points ∼34% -51%
Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1147 - 1428, n=56)
1374 Points ∼100% +3%
Average of class Convertible
  (260 - 1773, n=93, last 2 years)
1347 Points ∼98% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1334 Points ∼97%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
1155 Points ∼84% -13%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1059 Points ∼77% -21%
Multi-Core
Average of class Convertible
  (663 - 12374, n=93, last 2 years)
5460 Points ∼100% +12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4866 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3475 - 5472, n=56)
4674 Points ∼86% -4%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
4224 Points ∼77% -13%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
2079 Points ∼38% -57%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average of class Convertible
  (0.61 - 17.2, n=91, last 2 years)
6.9 fps ∼100% +13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
6.09 fps ∼88%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3.57 - 7.6, n=55)
5.91 fps ∼86% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
5.095 fps ∼74% -16%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
4.57 fps ∼66% -25%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
2.66 fps ∼39% -56%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
72.8 s * ∼100% -27%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
67 s * ∼92% -17%
Average of class Convertible
  (35.3 - 223, n=91, last 2 years)
59.4 s * ∼82% -4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
57.2 s * ∼79%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (44.2 - 62.9, n=58)
52.7 s * ∼72% +8%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.862 sec * ∼100% -27%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U
0.781 sec * ∼91% -15%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.68 sec * ∼79%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.4592 - 2.12, n=90, last 2 years)
0.657 sec * ∼76% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (0.619 - 0.727, n=57)
0.642 sec * ∼74% +6%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The smooth and fast system didn't cause any problems. It offers more than enough computing power for office and Internet applications. This is complemented by good PCMark results. The 12.3-incher's RAM (16 GB, LPDDR4X, on-board) runs in dual-channel mode. Expanding memory is not possible.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3472 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4157 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
2473 points
PCMark 10 Score
4026 points
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PCMark 10
Score
Average of class Convertible
  (1429 - 6469, n=80, last 2 years)
4806 Points ∼100% +19%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4026 - 4952, n=51)
4613 Points ∼96% +15%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4367 Points ∼91% +8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
4163 Points ∼87% +3%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
4120 Points ∼86% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
4026 Points ∼84%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lenovo UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
3862 Points ∼80% -4%
Essentials
Average of class Convertible
  (3602 - 11654, n=80, last 2 years)
9555 Points ∼100% +17%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (8149 - 9917, n=51)
9317 Points ∼98% +14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
8879 Points ∼93% +9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
8847 Points ∼93% +9%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
8541 Points ∼89% +5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
8149 Points ∼85%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lenovo UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
7981 Points ∼84% -2%
Productivity
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
6730 Points ∼100% +21%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
6710 Points ∼100% +21%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
6678 Points ∼99% +20%
Average of class Convertible
  (2411 - 9459, n=80, last 2 years)
6585 Points ∼98% +19%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lenovo UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
6455 Points ∼96% +16%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (5040 - 6619, n=51)
6226 Points ∼93% +12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
5544 Points ∼82%
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Convertible
  (811 - 8679, n=80, last 2 years)
4867 Points ∼100% +24%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (3548 - 5255, n=51)
4601 Points ∼95% +17%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
3921 Points ∼81%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3784 Points ∼78% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
3315 Points ∼68% -15%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
3313 Points ∼68% -16%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lenovo UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
3035 Points ∼62% -23%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (3472 - 5032, n=11)
4297 Points ∼100% +24%
Average of class Convertible
  (3057 - 5032, n=12, last 2 years)
4071 Points ∼95% +17%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3660 Points ∼85% +5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
3537 Points ∼82% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
3472 Points ∼81%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
3425 Points ∼80% -1%
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
4900 Points ∼100% +98%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
4639 Points ∼95% +88%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3440 Points ∼70% +39%
Average of class Convertible
  (2473 - 4900, n=12, last 2 years)
3215 Points ∼66% +30%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (2473 - 3214, n=11)
3004 Points ∼61% +21%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
2473 Points ∼50%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web browsing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95), we didn't observe any issues with DPC latencies. The system seems to be suitable for real-time video and audio-editing.

Latency Monitor
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DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lenovo UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
5702 μs * ∼100% -1719%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
1737 μs * ∼30% -454%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
313.5 μs * ∼5%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

A 256 GB NVMe SSD (M.2-2230) from Samsung serves as system drive, and it delivers good transfer rates. It's not one of the best SSD models, though. Replacing the SSD can be done easily thanks to a small maintenance hatch, but the range of SSDs in the M.2-2230 format is (still) limited. The hatch is held magnetically and can be opened using the included SIM tool or similar equipment.

The hatch...
The hatch...
...houses the SSD.
...houses the SSD.
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2251 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1060 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 479.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 423.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 867 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 955 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 42.95 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 165.3 MB/s
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Lenovo UMIS RPJTJ256MEE1OWX
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
WDC PC SN530 SDBPTPZ-512G
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
Average Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
11%
25%
29%
16%
-10%
Write 4K
165.3
118
-29%
182.7
11%
131.3
-21%
118.5
-28%
122.1 ?(78.8 - 165.3, n=2)
-26%
Read 4K
42.95
53
23%
51.4
20%
52.4
22%
54.1
26%
35.4 ?(27.9 - 43, n=2)
-18%
Write Seq
955
1208
26%
1303
36%
1613
69%
1166
22%
849 ?(742 - 955, n=2)
-11%
Read Seq
867
1625
87%
1450
67%
1613
86%
1676
93%
854 ?(841 - 867, n=2)
-1%
Write 4K Q32T1
423.5
431
2%
342.9
-19%
411.6
-3%
330.5
-22%
394 ?(364 - 424, n=2)
-7%
Read 4K Q32T1
479.2
356
-26%
523
9%
415.6
-13%
393.1
-18%
398 ?(318 - 479, n=2)
-17%
Write Seq Q32T1
1060
1278
21%
1776
68%
2340
121%
1569
48%
1059 ?(1057 - 1060, n=2)
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
2251
1949
-13%
2378
6%
1568
-30%
2390
6%
2254 ?(2251 - 2256, n=2)
0%
Write 4K Q8T8
410.9
Read 4K Q8T8
1033
AS SSD
-9%
32%
-31%
-169%
-1%
Seq Read
1725
1629
-6%
2185
27%
1881
9%
1590
-8%
1706 ?(1687 - 1725, n=2)
-1%
Seq Write
931
694
-25%
1731
86%
703
-24%
714
-23%
803 ?(675 - 931, n=2)
-14%
4K Read
50.1
47.87
-4%
46.28
-8%
52.3
4%
50.7
1%
45.1 ?(40.1 - 50.1, n=2)
-10%
4K Write
136.9
107
-22%
161.6
18%
154.1
13%
109.4
-20%
123.6 ?(110.3 - 136.9, n=2)
-10%
4K-64 Read
870
411
-53%
1021
17%
1048
20%
924
6%
773 ?(676 - 870, n=2)
-11%
4K-64 Write
762
377
-51%
1125
48%
703
-8%
294.6
-61%
721 ?(680 - 762, n=2)
-5%
Access Time Read *
0.279
0.068
76%
0.069
75%
0.069
75%
0.066
76%
0.229 ?(0.179 - 0.279, n=2)
18%
Access Time Write *
0.028
0.035
-25%
0.046
-64%
0.221
-689%
0.697
-2389%
0.0315 ?(0.028 - 0.035, n=2)
-13%
Score Read
1093
614
-44%
1286
18%
1288
18%
1133
4%
989 ?(885 - 1093, n=2)
-10%
Score Write
992
550
-45%
1460
47%
927
-7%
475
-52%
925 ?(858 - 992, n=2)
-7%
Score Total
2616
1441
-45%
3389
30%
2826
8%
2157
-18%
2386 ?(2155 - 2616, n=2)
-9%
Copy ISO MB/s
1174
1074
-9%
1555
32%
1160
-1%
1177
0%
1085 ?(996 - 1174, n=2)
-8%
Copy Program MB/s
262.8
532
102%
468.5
78%
454.7
73%
406
54%
389 ?(263 - 515, n=2)
48%
Copy Game MB/s
562
730
30%
841
50%
991
76%
923
64%
687 ?(562 - 811, n=2)
22%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1% / -1%
29% / 30%
-1% / -9%
-77% / -102%
-6% / -4%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

Intel's integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs GPU is responsible for graphics output. It supports DirectX 12 and reaches an operating clock speed of up to 1,300 MHz. The Witcher 3 test shows that the Tiger Lake GPU can work at full speed for about seven minutes. Afterwards, the passive cooling takes its toll.

The 3DMark results are among the best values that we have determined for the GPU installed here so far. Compared to the Ice Lake Surface Pro 7 models, there is a significant increase in graphics performance.

Fire Strike (plugged in)
Fire Strike (plugged in)
Fire Strike (battery power)
Fire Strike (battery power)
Wild Life (plugged in)
Wild Life (plugged in)
3DMark 11 Performance
6343 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
81444 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
17777 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4264 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1537 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
5926 Points ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (471 - 18102, n=87, last 2 years)
5389 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (2246 - 6120, n=79)
5105 Points ∼86% -14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4297 Points ∼73% -27%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
3228 Points ∼54% -46%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
1988 Points ∼34% -66%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1657 Points ∼28% -72%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
25875 Points ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (2965 - 74205, n=81, last 2 years)
23394 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (6361 - 30894, n=71)
21339 Points ∼82% -18%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
17872 Points ∼69% -31%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
10937 Points ∼42% -58%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
4652 Points ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (365 - 13081, n=89, last 2 years)
4023 Points ∼86% -14%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1560 - 4847, n=81)
3671 Points ∼79% -21%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
3026 Points ∼65% -35%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
1379 Points ∼30% -70%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1376 Points ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (94 - 5081, n=83, last 2 years)
1301 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (743 - 1511, n=79)
1147 Points ∼83% -17%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
708 Points ∼51% -49%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
619 Points ∼45% -55%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
441 Points ∼32% -68%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
32.4 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
32.4 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (8.6 - 32.4, n=4, last 2 years)
16.5 fps ∼51% -49%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
47.5 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (38.7 - 47.5, n=2)
43.1 fps ∼91% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (2.7 - 47.5, n=5, last 2 years)
20 fps ∼42% -58%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
50.5 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
50.5 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (12 - 50.5, n=5, last 2 years)
23.1 fps ∼46% -54%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
120.1 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (91.4 - 120.1, n=2)
105.8 fps ∼88% -12%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.8 - 120.1, n=6, last 2 years)
43.6 fps ∼36% -64%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
91.4 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
91.4 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.3 - 111.6, n=6, last 2 years)
40.9 fps ∼45% -55%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
40.9 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
40.9 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (9.1 - 93.4, n=6, last 2 years)
30.9 fps ∼76% -24%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
257 fps ∼100% 0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
256.9 fps ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (40 - 257, n=2, last 2 years)
148.5 fps ∼58% -42%
T-Rex Onscreen
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
157.5 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
157.5 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (39 - 157.5, n=2, last 2 years)
98.3 fps ∼62% -38%
GFXBench 3.0
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
170.4 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
170.4 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 170.4, n=3, last 2 years)
69.8 fps ∼41% -59%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
86.6 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
86.6 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 86.6, n=3, last 2 years)
44.2 fps ∼51% -49%
GFXBench 3.1
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
108.6 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
108.6 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (13 - 108.6, n=3, last 2 years)
45.5 fps ∼42% -58%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
46.5 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
46.5 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (14 - 46.5, n=3, last 2 years)
28.2 fps ∼61% -39%
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - 1280x1024 high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 AA:off AF:1x
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
63.2 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
63.2 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (last 2 years)
63.2 fps ∼100% 0%
Unigine Heaven 3.0
1920x1080 OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders AA:Off AF:Off
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
57.3 (13min - 143.6max) fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
57.3 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (last 2 years)
57.3 fps ∼100% 0%
1920x1080 DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders AA:Off AF:Off
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
43.8 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
43.8 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (last 2 years)
43.8 fps ∼100% 0%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset OpenGL
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
24.5 (7min - 55.2max) fps ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (last 2 years)
24.5 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (21.1 - 25.1, n=3)
23.6 fps ∼96% -4%
Extreme Preset DX11
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
26 (7.1min - 57.3max) fps ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (last 2 years)
26 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (15 - 26, n=4)
21.6 fps ∼83% -17%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
11.2 fps ∼43% -57%
Unigine Superposition
1920x1080 1080p High
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1907 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
1907 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (last 2 years)
1907 Points ∼100% 0%
1280x720 720p Low
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
6057 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
6057 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (last 2 years)
6057 Points ∼100% 0%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
17.4 (9.4min - 33.1max) fps ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (last 2 years)
17.4 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (14.6 - 17.4, n=3)
15.6 fps ∼90% -10%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
18.8 (10.8min - 36.3max) fps ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (last 2 years)
18.8 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (14.1 - 18.8, n=3)
16.9 fps ∼90% -10%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
Average of class Convertible
  (993 - 1178, n=3, last 2 years)
1057 Points ∼100% +6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
993 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (656 - 1009, n=6)
904 Points ∼86% -9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
615 Points ∼58% -38%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
Average of class Convertible
  (738 - 840, n=3, last 2 years)
786 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (590 - 840, n=6)
749 Points ∼95% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
738 Points ∼94%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
480 Points ∼61% -35%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
Average of class Convertible
  (582 - 794, n=3, last 2 years)
703 Points ∼100% +21%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
582 Points ∼83%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (355 - 794, n=6)
576 Points ∼82% -1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
287 Points ∼41% -51%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
Average of class Convertible
  (306 - 325, n=3, last 2 years)
313 Points ∼100% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
309 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (146 - 309, n=6)
263 Points ∼84% -15%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
167 Points ∼53% -46%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
Average of class Convertible
  (326 - 343, n=3, last 2 years)
332 Points ∼100% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
328 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (148 - 328, n=6)
277 Points ∼83% -16%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
235 Points ∼71% -28%
1024x600 Normal, Score
Average of class Convertible
  (2950 - 3359, n=3, last 2 years)
3192 Points ∼100% +8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
2950 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (2101 - 3267, n=6)
2769 Points ∼87% -6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
1784 Points ∼56% -40%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Average of class Convertible
  (692 - 723, n=2, last 2 years)
708 Samples/s ∼100% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
692 Samples/s ∼98%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (286 - 824, n=4)
642 Samples/s ∼91% -7%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
384 Samples/s ∼54% -45%
Sala GPUs-only
Average of class Convertible
  (2194 - 2299, n=2, last 2 years)
2247 Samples/s ∼100% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
2194 Samples/s ∼98%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1176 - 2194, n=4)
1880 Samples/s ∼84% -14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
875 Samples/s ∼39% -60%
Geekbench 5.4
OpenCL Score
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
15616 Points ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (1016 - 60794, n=88, last 2 years)
15179 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (7294 - 16049, n=80)
13315 Points ∼85% -15%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
5992 Points ∼38% -62%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
4146 Points ∼27% -73%
Vulkan Score
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
14595 Points ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (885 - 27902, n=87, last 2 years)
14346 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (7506 - 16870, n=80)
13545 Points ∼93% -7%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
5707 Points ∼39% -61%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
4448 Points ∼30% -70%

Gaming performance

The Surface Pro 7 Plus is not a gaming device. Nevertheless: The installed CPU-GPU combination is generally capable of bringing many of the games in our database smoothly onto the screen - at low resolutions and low quality settings.

Since the CPU and GPU are throttled after a few minutes, the frame rates drop as a result. Therefore, we recommend titles that don't have excessively high hardware requirements and still run smoothly even at lower clock speeds.

The Witcher 3 - 1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
81.9 (62min - 93max) fps ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (4 - 186.1, n=75, last 2 years)
72.9 fps ∼89% -11%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (33.5 - 92.2, n=72)
62.7 fps ∼77% -23%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
39.4 fps ∼48% -52%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
8.8 fps ∼11% -89%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1366x768 med (1/3)
Average of class Convertible
  (6.9 - 122.8, n=90, last 2 years)
65.2 fps ∼100% +8%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (10.9 - 119.5, n=79)
64.8 fps ∼99% +7%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
60.5 (36min) fps ∼93%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
46.9 (40.3min) fps ∼72% -22%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
25.8 (22.4min) fps ∼40% -57%
Far Cry 5 - 1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
54 (43min - 66max) fps ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (14 - 66, n=29, last 2 years)
38.2 fps ∼71% -29%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (14 - 61, n=42)
37.5 fps ∼69% -31%
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
15 (13min - 18max) fps ∼28% -72%
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05-82AS000WGE
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
6 fps ∼11% -89%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1280x720 Lowest Preset
Average of class Convertible
  (29 - 52, n=4, last 2 years)
40.8 fps ∼100% +10%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (31 - 44.4, n=4)
38.6 fps ∼95% +4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
37 fps ∼91%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
33 fps ∼81% -11%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
18 fps ∼44% -51%
F1 2020 - 1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
76.6 (65min - 89max) fps ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (45 - 94.8, n=11, last 2 years)
70.1 fps ∼92% -8%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (45 - 76.6, n=10)
62.5 fps ∼82% -18%
Serious Sam 4 - 1280x720 Lowest (DX12)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
99.4 (3.42min, 7.97P0.1, 31.3P1 - 220max) fps ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
99.4 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (last 2 years)
99.4 fps ∼100% 0%
Hitman 3 - 1280x720 Minimum Settings
Average of class Convertible
  (82.3 - 85.7, n=2, last 2 years)
84 fps ∼100% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
82.3 fps ∼98%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (56.3 - 82.3, n=2)
69.3 fps ∼83% -16%

In order to verify whether the frame rates remain largely constant over a prolonged period of time, we let the game The Witcher 3 run for about 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The character is not moved. The GPU clock speed is throttled from 1,300 MHz to about 1,000 MHz after approximately seven minutes. Consequently, there is a drop in frame rates.