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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Convertible Review: Powerful, 120 Hz and finally Thunderbolt

Better than the iPad Pro? Microsoft updates its high-end convertible with new Tiger Lake CPUs from Intel as well as a larger 13-inch screen including 120 Hz, replaceable SSD, and Thunderbolt 4. The optional LTE connectivity is unfortunately still limited to business customers.

The Surface Pro has been Microsoft’s attempt to offer the best compromise between the performance of a regular laptop and the flexibility of a tablet for many years now. We are in the eight generation and biggest new feature this year is the display. At 13 inches, it is not only larger than before, but it now also supports a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Microsoft’s premium convertible covers a wide range in terms of the price. The entry-level price was raised to 1179 Euros (Surface Pro 7 starting at 900 Euro at launch with Core i3), but in return you now get a faster processor and twice the memory by default. Depending on the configuration, you can easily pay more than 2000 Euros and the most expensive SKU with the Core i7-1185G7, 32 GB RAM, and 1 TB SSD storage retails for 2679 Euros. These prices are for the tablet, the keyboard cover and the stylus have to be purchased separately.

Our review unit is a decent configuration with the Core i7-1185G7 CPU, 16 GB RAM and the small 256 GB SSD with an RRP of 1679 Euros plus an additional 279 Euros for the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard (familiar from the Surface Pro X) and the new Slim Pen 2. Other business convertibles like the ThinkPad X12 or the Dell Latitude 13 are also in this price range, just like the current Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch) with the M1 processor.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7 (Surface Pro Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1185G7 4 x 3 - 4.8 GHz, 54 W PL2 / Short Burst, 29 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1350 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4X-4266, Dual-Channel, onboard
Display
13.00 inch 3:2, 2880 x 1920 pixel 266 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, LP129WT212166, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen, HDR, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe, 256 GB 
, 187 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 Stereo, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: light sensor, hall sensor, acceleration sensor, position sensor,
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 292 x 201 ( = 0.33 x 11.5 x 7.91 in)
Battery
51.5 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 16.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Primary Camera: 10 MPix IR
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
891 g ( = 31.43 oz / 1.96 pounds), Power Supply: 294 g ( = 10.37 oz / 0.65 pounds)
Price
1960 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.1 %
11/2021
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
891 g8.5 mm13.00"2880x1920
88.5 %
04/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.1 kg14.5 mm12.30"1920x1280
87.7 %
06/2021
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
782 g8.44 mm13.00"1920x1280
91.1 %
06/2021
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
M1, M1 8-Core GPU
682 g6.4 mm12.90"2732x2048
88.5 %
03/2021
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
796 g8.5 mm12.30"2736x1824

Case - Surface Pro 8 now with a larger screen

Microsoft still uses the same chassis design and you can choose between the two colors Platinum as well as Graphite. The metal chassis still leaves a very high quality impression with perfect build quality and the convertible also feels good in the hands. We did not notice any stability issues, either, and there are no creaking sounds or picture distortions when we apply concentrated pressure. The integrated kickstand, which allows a very wide opening angle, cannot continue the good impression. It is very thin and quickly leaves a mark when you use it on your lap. It is also very flexible and appears a bit unstable. The two hinges, which are generally very well adjusted, also have some small play.

Once you open the lid, you can immediately notice the big difference compared to the previous model. The bezels are much narrower, especially on the left and right side, with an increased diagonal size from 12.3 to 13 inches, which makes the device look more modern.

You can use the optional keyboard cover completely flat or at a small angle, which is realized via magnets. This works well in general, but the stability is obviously lower compared to solid base units when you use it on your lap. However, almost all convertibles have this issue.

As mentioned before, the chassis design is similar, but the new model is 100 grams heavier than before. Combined with the Signature Keyboard, you get a total weight of almost 1.2 kg, so it is not much lighter than many subnotebooks. The 65W power adapter tips the scale at around 300 grams. The Surface Pro 8 is still one of the most compact devices within the comparison group, but the differences are not big.

Size Comparison

292 mm / 11.5 inch 201 mm / 7.91 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 891 g1.964 lbs292 mm / 11.5 inch 201 mm / 7.91 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 796 g1.755 lbs283.3 mm / 11.2 inch 203.5 mm / 8.01 inch 14.5 mm / 0.571 inch 1.1 kg2.44 lbs288.4 mm / 11.4 inch 207.9 mm / 8.19 inch 8.44 mm / 0.3323 inch 782 g1.724 lbs280.6 mm / 11 inch 214.9 mm / 8.46 inch 6.4 mm / 0.252 inch 682 g1.504 lbs

Connectivity - Microsoft now includes Thunderbolt 4

Microsoft used a combination of its own Surface connector and regular USB ports (USB-A or USB-C) for its Surface products so far, but the new Surface Pro 8 now supports Thunderbolt for the first time. Both USB-C ports support the latest Thunderbolt 4 standard and can also be used for docking stations.

The proprietary Surface connector is still available, which means you can still use all the previous accessories. The included power adapter also uses this port, but we are still not big fans due to the inconvenient size and shape. 

Left side: Volume rocker, 3.5 mm stereo jack
Left side: Volume rocker, 3.5 mm stereo jack
Right side: Surface Connector, 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4, power button
Right side: Surface Connector, 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4, power button
Bottom: Contact pins for type cover
Bottom: Contact pins for type cover

Communication

Microsoft uses a modern Wi-Fi 6 module from Intel. In addition to the current Wi-Fi standards, the AX201 also supports Bluetooth 5.1. Our Wi-Fi test with the reference router Netgear Nighthawk RAX120 determines very high transfer rates for the compact convertible of around 1.5 Gbps and we did not experience any issues with the signal quality. The same applies for Wi-Fi 5 networks (tested with a Fritz!Box 7590).

Microsoft offered an optional LTE module for business customers with last year’s Surface Pro 7 Plus and this is once again the case for the Surface Pro 8. Private customers are once again ignored. For a modern device in the end of 2021, we would like to see an optional 5G module for all customers and the optional SIM slot is the reason for the lack of the SD-card reader.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1451 (1385min - 1504max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1402 (1295min - 1517max) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1382 (984min - 1508max) MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1371 (716min - 1466max) MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=322)
1162 MBit/s ∼80% -20%
Average of class Convertible
  (138 - 1690, n=83, last 2 years)
994 MBit/s ∼69% -31%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
722 (678min - 737max) MBit/s ∼50% -50%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1471 (1155min - 1602max) MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1425 (1295min - 1493max) MBit/s ∼97%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1421 (1323min - 1494max) MBit/s ∼97% 0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1354 (783min - 1513max) MBit/s ∼92% -5%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=322)
1261 MBit/s ∼86% -12%
Average of class Convertible
  (136 - 1585, n=83, last 2 years)
1069 MBit/s ∼73% -25%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
780 (699min - 882max) MBit/s ∼53% -45%
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1425 (1295-1493)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1451 (1385-1504)

Webcam

Surface products traditionally offer very good webcams, and the new Surface Pro 8 is no exception. You get a 5 MP sensor at the front and even a 10 MP unit at the back, which can also record videos in 4K. The quality of the two modules (especially in terms of sharpness) is much better than standard 720p sensors and this camera equipment is appropriate for these times.

ColorChecker
5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
5 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7: 8.75 ∆E min: 4.68 - max: 16.31 ∆E
ColorChecker Passport - 10 MP camera at the rear
ColorChecker Passport - 10 MP camera at the rear
Test chart - 10 MP camera at the rear
Test chart - 10 MP camera at the rear

Maintenance

The compact SSD can be replaced.
The compact SSD can be replaced.

Microsoft kept the small maintenance hatch from the Surface Pro 7 Plus. You can remove the cover with a conventional SIM tool and access the compact M.2-2230 SSD, which can be replaced. There are no other maintenance options and you cannot open the chassis to any further extent.

Input Devices - Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen 2

Keyboard

You can still use the keyboard covers for previous Surface models, but Microsoft now also offers the Signature keyboard with integrated tray for the pen, which is already familiar from the Surface Pro X. We have the unit in the color Platinum, but there are more choices (Ice Blue, Poppy Red, Black). The base unit uses Alcantara and is very nice to touch. The typing experience itself is decent, but the larger keys clatter noticeably. The stability is also just not as good as on regular laptop, but almost all attachable keyboards have this problem. There is still room for improvements in terms of feedback, and the smaller keyboard of the Surface Go 3 has crisper feedback, even though the keys are noticeably smaller. A white background illumination helps in darker environments and offers three intensity levels.

Surface Pro Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen 2
Surface Pro Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen 2
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Touchpad & Slim Pen 2

Slim Pen 2
Slim Pen 2

The ClickPad is not very spacious for modern standards, but standard cursor movements are no problem. Only the clicking sounds are too loud. Gestures are much easier on the large capacitive touchscreen, which works flawlessly.

The Slim Pen or the new Slim Pen 2, respectively, can be stored in the tray above the keyboard. It is also automatically charged, which is very convenient. The pen itself is just 6.3 mm flat, which feels uncomfortable at first and it is not comparable to round pens. It supports 4096 pressure levels and in combination with Windows app, certain apps on the Surface Pro 8 support haptic feedback, which works well. We can notice a minor lag when we write, but it was hardly an issue. The pen is completely fine for occasional notes, but it is just not very ergonomic for longer texts.

Display - Microsoft setzt auf 13 Zoll mit 120 Hz

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Only minor backlight bleeding in the top corners.
Only minor backlight bleeding in the top corners.

The new 13-inch IPS screen (aspect ratio 3:2) now has a slightly higher resolution than before. 2880 x 1920 pixels create very crisp images and the subjective picture impression is very good. The contrast ratio is not great though at little more than 1000:1. The brightness is slightly higher (451 nits on average) compared to the Surface Pro 7 Plus, but the black value is worse at 0.43.

The panel supports a refresh rate of 120 Hz, but you have to activate it in the settings. It is a bit hidden in sub menus, so some users will probably never use the 120 Hz mode. This is unfortunate, because it creates visibly smoother pictures and also reduces ghosting a bit, so we would recommend to use it all the time, at least on mains since it increases power consumption.

The PWM behavior also changed. While the display of the Surface Pro 7 Plus flickered at around 200 Hz, we can measure a very high frequency of almost 30 kHz on the new Surface Pro 8, which should not result in any limitations for the majority of users. Backlight bleeding is not a big issue, either, there are only visibly brighter spots in the upper corners at the maximum brightness and a dark background.

Thanks to the integrated brightness sensor, both the display brightness as well as the color temperature (comparable to Apple’s True Tone) can be adjusted automatically, which works well.

474
cd/m²
474
cd/m²
450
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
444
cd/m²
431
cd/m²
467
cd/m²
438
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LP129WT212166
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 474 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 451.2 cd/m² Minimum: 1.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 446 cd/m²
Contrast: 1033:1 (Black: 0.43 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 1.7
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
77.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
78.2% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.11
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
LP129WT212166, IPS, 2880x1920, 13.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
N123NCA-GS1, a-Si IPS LED, 1920x1280, 12.30
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Sharp LQ130N1, IPS, 1920x1280, 13.00
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
Liquid Retina XDR, IPS mini-LED, 2732x2048, 12.90
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
LG Philips LP123WQ332684, IPS, 2736x1824, 12.30
Display
-9%
1%
-7%
-9%
Display P3 Coverage
78.2
67
-14%
79.5
2%
68.7
-12%
66.9
-14%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.2
-1%
100
0%
99.9
0%
96.7
-3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
77.6
68.8
-11%
78.4
1%
70.5
-9%
69.1
-11%
Response Times
-46%
-49%
-39%
-51%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
46.4 ?(22.8, 23.6)
63.2 ?(30, 33.2)
-36%
53.2 ?(26.4, 26.8)
-15%
40 ?(21, 19)
14%
50.8 ?(25.2, 25.6)
-9%
Response Time Black / White *
23.2 ?(10.8, 12.4)
36 ?(18, 18)
-55%
32.8 ?(16.4, 16.4)
-41%
45 ?(35, 10)
-94%
33.6 ?(18.8, 14.8)
-45%
PWM Frequency
29760 ?(50)
2451 ?(42)
-92%
19190 ?(100)
-36%
199.2 ?(57, 119)
-99%
Screen
30%
-25%
-6%
10%
Brightness middle
444
419
-6%
521.8
18%
620
40%
408
-8%
Brightness
451
406
-10%
504
12%
612
36%
425
-6%
Brightness Distribution
91
94
3%
93
2%
96
5%
85
-7%
Black Level *
0.43
0.23
47%
0.35
19%
0.34
21%
Contrast
1033
1822
76%
1491
44%
1200
16%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2
1.1
45%
3.83
-92%
1.8
10%
1.5
25%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.2
2.2
31%
5.51
-72%
4.9
-53%
2.5
22%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.7
0.5
71%
1.97
-16%
1.4
18%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.8
1.5
17%
4.4
-144%
3.1
-72%
1.6
11%
Gamma
2.11 104%
2.06 107%
2.02 109%
2214 0%
2.05 107%
CCT
6417 101%
6524 100%
6494 100%
6892 94%
6432 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62.8
63.7
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.2
96.8
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-8% / 11%
-24% / -25%
-17% / -14%
-17% / -6%

* ... smaller is better

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

Our analysis (CalMAN & X-Rite i1 Pro 2) shows that the display is already very well calibrated out of the box and an additional by the user is not really necessary. There is no visible color cast and all DeltaE-2000 color deviations are already lower than 3. The sRGB color space is covered completely, so it is no problem to edit pictures. Our calibration (profile is linked above and can be downloaded for free) only improves the results marginally.

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
23.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10.8 ms rise
↘ 12.4 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. » 39 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.8 ms rise
↘ 23.6 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. » 74 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37 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 29760 Hz ≤ 50 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 29760 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 50 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 29760 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 21941 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The glossy touchscreen is obviously not ideal outdoors and there can be problems with reflections, even on overcast days. It is therefore not very comfortable to use the Surface Pro 5 in very bright environments. There are no limitations in terms of viewing angle stability.

Outdoor use (overcast)
Outdoor use (overcast)
Outdoor use (overcast)
Outdoor use (overcast)
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Tiger Lake UP3

Processor

The Core i7-1185G7 is currently one of the most powerful mobile processors from Intel’s Tiger Lake-U series with clocks of up to 4.8 GHz. Microsoft allows high power limits for the Surface Pro 8 with 54 for short periods. The CPU will quickly level off at 35W and then at 28-29W after 5 minutes. These are very good results for a compact convertible, which are not reached by many slim laptops.

This means the Surface Pro 8 is ahead of the rivals, especially compared to the slower UP4 processors in the ThinkPad X12 or the Latitude 13. AMD’s modern mobile CPUs are more efficient and offer much more performance in multi-core scenarios, but there are no high-end convertibles with AMD CPUs right now. The iPad Pro with the Apple M1 SoC is more powerful in native applications and also more efficient at the same time.

The multi-core performance is only about 10% lower on battery power. More benchmarks with the i7-1185G7 are available in our tech section.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950Tooltip
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø839 (789.09-994.68)
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00 Intel Core i7-1160G7: Ø528 (426.12-863.97)
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7 Intel Core i7-1180G7: Ø531 (516.81-549.29)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø513 (475.43-784.28)
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: 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
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 -12!
Apple M1
100 pt ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
82.7 pt ∼83%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
 
79.5 pt ∼80%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
67.7 pt ∼68%
Average of class Convertible
 
66.6 pt ∼67%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
64.3 pt ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00 -1!
Intel Core i7-1160G7
57.5 pt ∼58%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5668 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (3610 - 6383, n=21)
5349 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (709 - 12629, n=68, last 2 years)
5022 Points ∼89% -11%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4125 Points ∼73% -27%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
3434 (3353.56min - 3433.81max) Points ∼61% -39%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
3008 (2913.49min - 3007.87max) Points ∼53% -47%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1512 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (1251 - 1532, n=21)
1452 Points ∼96% -4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1305 Points ∼86% -14%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
1280 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Convertible
  (430 - 1793, n=67, last 2 years)
1280 Points ∼85% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1079 Points ∼71% -29%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2097 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
2068 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (1425 - 2493, n=25)
2043 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (316 - 4953, n=90, last 2 years)
1809 Points ∼86% -14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1573 Points ∼75% -25%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
1301 Points ∼62% -38%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
578 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (489 - 593, n=25)
559 Points ∼97% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
501 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
501 Points ∼87% -13%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
492 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Convertible
  (171 - 671, n=90, last 2 years)
475 Points ∼82% -18%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
995 (789.61min - 994.68max) Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (617 - 1066, n=29)
866 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
864 (426.12min - 863.97max) Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Convertible
  (144.1 - 2083, n=97, last 2 years)
804 Points ∼81% -19%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
784 Points ∼79% -21%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
549 (516.81min - 549.29max) Points ∼55% -45%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
224 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (168 - 230, n=24)
216 Points ∼96% -4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
188 Points ∼84% -16%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
188 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (78.9 - 248, n=91, last 2 years)
182.6 Points ∼82% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
170 Points ∼76% -24%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1115 Seconds * ∼100% -96%
Average of class Convertible
  (246 - 4249, n=90, last 2 years)
875 Seconds * ∼78% -54%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
844 Seconds * ∼76% -48%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
735 Seconds * ∼66% -29%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (478 - 745, n=25)
586 Seconds * ∼53% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
569 Seconds * ∼51%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
24679 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (18812 - 27693, n=24)
23382 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
22950 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Average of class Convertible
  (4498 - 57319, n=92, last 2 years)
22255 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
19703 MIPS ∼80% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
17340 MIPS ∼70% -30%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5168 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (3678 - 5507, n=24)
5114 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
5108 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (2320 - 5623, n=91, last 2 years)
4531 MIPS ∼88% -12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4313 MIPS ∼83% -17%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
Apple M1
7378 Points ∼100% +28%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5759 Points ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (4909 - 5944, n=18)
5502 Points ∼75% -4%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
5304 Points ∼72% -8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4866 Points ∼66% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4843 Points ∼66% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (707 - 10350, n=92, last 2 years)
4503 Points ∼61% -22%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
Apple M1
1710 Points ∼100% +10%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1548 Points ∼91%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
1525 Points ∼89% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (1398 - 1626, n=18)
1524 Points ∼89% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1409 Points ∼82% -9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1334 Points ∼78% -14%
Average of class Convertible
  (260 - 1764, n=92, last 2 years)
1250 Points ∼73% -19%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (5.02 - 8.13, n=24)
6.58 fps ∼100% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
6.49 fps ∼99%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
6.09 fps ∼93% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.71 - 15.2, n=89, last 2 years)
5.72 fps ∼87% -12%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
4.7 fps ∼71% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
3.75 fps ∼57% -42%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Convertible
  (35.3 - 175, n=90, last 2 years)
61.5 s * ∼100% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
61.3 s * ∼100% -20%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
57.2 s * ∼93% -12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
51.1 s * ∼83%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (41.3 - 61.7, n=23)
51 s * ∼83% -0%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
50.2 s * ∼82% +2%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
0.76 sec * ∼100% -34%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.4737 - 2.12, n=89, last 2 years)
0.699 sec * ∼92% -23%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.68 sec * ∼89% -20%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7
0.646 sec * ∼85% -14%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (0.55 - 0.615, n=24)
0.584 sec * ∼77% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.568 sec * ∼75%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
995 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
103 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
224 Points
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Performance Rating
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
95.6 pt ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
 
91.6 pt ∼92%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
90.3 pt ∼90%
Average of class Convertible
 
87.7 pt ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
73 pt ∼73%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
72.4 pt ∼72%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7249 KRay/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (5621 - 7453, n=17)
6597 KRay/s ∼91% -9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6545 KRay/s ∼90% -10%
Average of class Convertible
  (152 - 12960, n=75, last 2 years)
5819 KRay/s ∼80% -20%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4481 KRay/s ∼62% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4347 KRay/s ∼60% -40%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
30075 Points ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (569 - 82235, n=75, last 2 years)
28065 Points ∼93% -7%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
27865 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (23248 - 32614, n=17)
27815 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
20209 Points ∼67% -33%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
19311 Points ∼64% -36%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1983 MB/s ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1847 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (1530 - 2209, n=17)
1843 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Average of class Convertible
  (66 - 2823, n=75, last 2 years)
1562 MB/s ∼79% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1364 MB/s ∼69% -31%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1332 MB/s ∼67% -33%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Average of class Convertible
  (2104 - 99178, n=75, last 2 years)
50073 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (44677 - 52815, n=17)
49873 Points ∼100% +4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
47866 Points ∼96%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
45210 Points ∼90% -6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
44541 Points ∼89% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44017 Points ∼88% -8%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Average of class Convertible
  (121 - 13847, n=75, last 2 years)
4842 Points ∼100% +5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4598 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (3870 - 5027, n=17)
4519 Points ∼93% -2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4316 Points ∼89% -6%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3329 Points ∼69% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3308 Points ∼68% -28%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
18122 Points ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
17074 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (14584 - 19594, n=17)
16904 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Convertible
  (291 - 45296, n=75, last 2 years)
16009 Points ∼88% -12%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
11973 Points ∼66% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
11908 Points ∼66% -34%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50711 MB/s ∼100% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (33002 - 76826, n=17)
49246 MB/s ∼97% +16%
Average of class Convertible
  (104 - 111921, n=75, last 2 years)
48124 MB/s ∼95% +14%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
47804 MB/s ∼94% +13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
42339 MB/s ∼83%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
37654 MB/s ∼74% -11%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Average of class Convertible
  (81.4 - 776, n=77, last 2 years)
338 MB/s ∼100% +6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
319 MB/s ∼94%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
296 MB/s ∼88% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (261 - 412, n=20)
271 MB/s ∼80% -15%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
239 MB/s ∼71% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
226 MB/s ∼67% -29%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3857 KRay/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (2821 - 4094, n=17)
3571 KRay/s ∼93% -7%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3565 KRay/s ∼92% -8%
Average of class Convertible
  (84 - 6932, n=75, last 2 years)
3140 KRay/s ∼81% -19%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2412 KRay/s ∼63% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2231 KRay/s ∼58% -42%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
42654 MPixel/s ∼100% +15%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
37197 MPixel/s ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
37130 MPixel/s ∼87% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (24041 - 43701, n=17)
35459 MPixel/s ∼83% -5%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
33497 MPixel/s ∼79% -10%
Average of class Convertible
  (680 - 52923, n=75, last 2 years)
25602 MPixel/s ∼60% -31%

System Performance

Thanks to the fast processor and the PCIe-SSD, the Surface Pro 8 is a very responsive companion and even more complex workloads are no problem for the convertible. We did not notice any delays when we launched apps, either. The high PCMark 10 scores confirm our subjective impression.

PCMark 10 / Score
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5041 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4746 - 5561, n=17)
4992 Points ∼99% -1%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1180G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
4758 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
4640 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Convertible
  (1429 - 6053, n=79, last 2 years)
4537 Points ∼90% -10%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
4026 Points ∼80% -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1180G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
9973 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (8279 - 10664, n=17)
9869 Points ∼99% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
9734 Points ∼98% 0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
9689 Points ∼97%
Average of class Convertible
  (3602 - 11505, n=79, last 2 years)
9143 Points ∼92% -6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
8149 Points ∼82% -16%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5799 - 8770, n=17)
6754 Points ∼100% +3%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1180G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
6674 Points ∼99% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
6537 Points ∼97%
Average of class Convertible
  (2411 - 9226, n=79, last 2 years)
6533 Points ∼97% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
6155 Points ∼91% -6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
5544 Points ∼82% -15%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5488 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4424 - 5684, n=17)
5085 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
4525 Points ∼82% -18%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1180G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
4394 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Convertible
  (913 - 6844, n=79, last 2 years)
4314 Points ∼79% -21%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
3921 Points ∼71% -29%
PCMark 10 Score
5041 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64242 MB/s ∼100% +8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
60661 MB/s ∼94% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59683 MB/s ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
56073 MB/s ∼87% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (36986 - 68450, n=17)
54145 MB/s ∼84% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (4939 - 98967, n=74, last 2 years)
41997 MB/s ∼65% -30%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63110 MB/s ∼100% +8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58483 MB/s ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58252 MB/s ∼92% 0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
55543 MB/s ∼88% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (42930 - 64291, n=17)
55009 MB/s ∼87% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (4031 - 72572, n=74, last 2 years)
44052 MB/s ∼70% -25%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
66195 MB/s ∼100% +8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
63350 MB/s ∼96% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
61766 MB/s ∼93% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
61266 MB/s ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (41159 - 66873, n=17)
57363 MB/s ∼87% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (5782 - 117946, n=74, last 2 years)
45115 MB/s ∼68% -26%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
101 ns * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
98.3 ns * ∼97% +3%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Core i7-1180G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
95.1 ns * ∼94% +6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
92.2 ns * ∼91% +9%
Average of class Convertible
  (0 - 169, n=77, last 2 years)
85.7 ns * ∼85% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (78.3 - 117, n=20)
81.1 ns * ∼80% +20%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

Our standardized DPC Latency test does show a high spike for our review unit of the Surface Pro 8, but the “Interrupt to Process Latency” is still very low, so there should not be any limitations when you use real-time audio applications.

LatencyMon Overview
LatencyMon Overview
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1180G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
490.5 μs * ∼100% -0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
489 μs * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
464.6 μs * ∼95% +5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
313.5 μs * ∼64% +36%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Microsoft still uses compact M.2-2230 SSDs with the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. The faster 4.0 standard is not supported and the 256 GB drive from Toshiba is not one of the fastest drives, but the performance is still more than sufficient for everyday workloads and users will most likely never notice a disadvantage compared to faster drives.

You can use 187 GB for your own files and applications after the initial set-up. More SSD benchmarks are available here.

Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2332 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1563 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 399.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 355.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 58.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 137.3 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 383.7 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 835 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Convertible
 
90.4 pt ∼90%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
85.1 pt ∼85%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
74.9 pt ∼75%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
 
66.7 pt ∼67%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
62.2 pt ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
58 pt ∼58%
DiskSpd
seq read
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1770 (1735.81min - 1770.42max) MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (507 - 4457, n=84, last 2 years)
1635 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (947 - 1770, n=7)
1502 MB/s ∼85% -15%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
1463 (1420.82min - 1463.39max) MB/s ∼83% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
1381 (1368.8min - 1380.76max) MB/s ∼78% -22%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
905 (897.16min - 905.05max) MB/s ∼51% -49%
seq write
Average of class Convertible
  (373 - 4237, n=84, last 2 years)
1424 MB/s ∼100% +8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1324 (1199.03min - 1323.72max) MB/s ∼93%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (311 - 1390, n=7)
1062 MB/s ∼75% -20%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
952 (942.67min - 952.09max) MB/s ∼67% -28%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
947 (935.52min - 946.87max) MB/s ∼67% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
904 (889.3min - 904.16max) MB/s ∼63% -32%
seq q8 t1 read
Average of class Convertible
  (546 - 6730, n=83, last 2 years)
2593 MB/s ∼100% +15%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
2260 (1924min - 2259.89max) MB/s ∼87%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (1769 - 2407, n=7)
2240 MB/s ∼86% -1%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
2223 (1841.39min - 2222.94max) MB/s ∼86% -2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
1989 (1806.32min - 1989.15max) MB/s ∼77% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
1927 (1748.88min - 1926.58max) MB/s ∼74% -15%
seq q8 t1 write
Average of class Convertible
  (377 - 4971, n=84, last 2 years)
1714 MB/s ∼100% +8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1588 (1424.3min - 1588.17max) MB/s ∼93%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (215 - 1588, n=7)
1148 MB/s ∼67% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
1028 (1010.9min - 1028.48max) MB/s ∼60% -35%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
1002 (988.9min - 1002.14max) MB/s ∼58% -37%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
964 (809.29min - 964.44max) MB/s ∼56% -39%
4k q1 t1 read
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
55.7 (54.81min - 55.71max) MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (22.2 - 135, n=84, last 2 years)
49.2 MB/s ∼88% -12%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
47.8 (45.55min - 47.8max) MB/s ∼86% -14%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (40.2 - 55.7, n=7)
47.3 MB/s ∼85% -15%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
47.1 (46.88min - 47.11max) MB/s ∼85% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
29 (28.91min - 28.97max) MB/s ∼52% -48%
4k q1 t1 write
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
190 (171.65min - 190.18max) MB/s ∼100% +37%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
167 (164.84min - 166.66max) MB/s ∼88% +20%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
139 (135.15min - 138.9max) MB/s ∼73%
Average of class Convertible
  (44.4 - 330, n=84, last 2 years)
138.5 MB/s ∼73% 0%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (31.3 - 139, n=7)
94.1 MB/s ∼50% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
67.8 (67.1min - 67.83max) MB/s ∼36% -51%
4k q32 t16 read
Average of class Convertible
  (224 - 3345, n=84, last 2 years)
838 MB/s ∼100% +4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
805 (800.4min - 804.86max) MB/s ∼96%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (459 - 872, n=7)
665 MB/s ∼79% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
657 (462.37min - 656.94max) MB/s ∼78% -18%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
617 (429.05min - 616.83max) MB/s ∼74% -23%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
586 (580.54min - 585.78max) MB/s ∼70% -27%
4k q32 t16 write
Average of class Convertible
  (59 - 2382, n=84, last 2 years)
646 MB/s ∼100% +68%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
464 (458.75min - 463.59max) MB/s ∼72% +21%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
433 (273.01min - 433.16max) MB/s ∼67% +13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
384 (378.78min - 383.65max) MB/s ∼59%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (173 - 385, n=7)
308 MB/s ∼48% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
158 (153.33min - 158.09max) MB/s ∼24% -59%
AS SSD
Score Total
Average of class Convertible
  (145 - 8167, n=82, last 2 years)
2761 Points ∼100% +8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
2616 Points ∼95% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
2566 Points ∼93%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (1714 - 2826, n=9)
2174 Points ∼79% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
1551 Points ∼56% -40%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
1209 Points ∼44% -53%
Score Read
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1184 Points ∼100%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (833 - 1288, n=9)
1102 Points ∼93% -7%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
1093 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Convertible
  (51 - 3400, n=82, last 2 years)
1086 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
805 Points ∼68% -32%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
622 Points ∼53% -47%
Score Write
Average of class Convertible
  (60 - 3626, n=82, last 2 years)
1155 Points ∼100% +41%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
992 Points ∼86% +21%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
818 Points ∼71%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (267 - 927, n=9)
549 Points ∼48% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
371 Points ∼32% -55%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
335 Points ∼29% -59%
Seq Read
Average of class Convertible
  (275 - 5236, n=82, last 2 years)
2148 MB/s ∼100% +9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1972 MB/s ∼92%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
1918 MB/s ∼89% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
1760 MB/s ∼82% -11%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (1423 - 1972, n=9)
1731 MB/s ∼81% -12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
1725 MB/s ∼80% -13%
Seq Write
Average of class Convertible
  (176.2 - 3838, n=82, last 2 years)
1236 MB/s ∼100% +44%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
931 MB/s ∼75% +9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
856 MB/s ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
761 MB/s ∼62% -11%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (324 - 1130, n=9)
714 MB/s ∼58% -17%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
357.6 MB/s ∼29% -58%
4K Read
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
56.7 MB/s ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
50.1 MB/s ∼88% -12%
Average of class Convertible
  (5.47 - 85.1, n=82, last 2 years)
48.7 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
47.68 MB/s ∼84% -16%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (37.3 - 56.7, n=9)
46.5 MB/s ∼82% -18%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
38.97 MB/s ∼69% -31%
4K Write
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
195.5 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
176.4 MB/s ∼90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
176 MB/s ∼90% 0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
136.9 MB/s ∼70% -22%
Average of class Convertible
  (19.1 - 239, n=82, last 2 years)
135.6 MB/s ∼69% -23%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (74.8 - 176.4, n=9)
113.4 MB/s ∼58% -36%
4K-64 Read
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
930 MB/s ∼100%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (585 - 1048, n=9)
882 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
870 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (13.2 - 2827, n=82, last 2 years)
822 MB/s ∼88% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
581 MB/s ∼62% -38%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
390.9 MB/s ∼42% -58%
4K-64 Write
Average of class Convertible
  (23.6 - 3050, n=82, last 2 years)
895 MB/s ∼100% +61%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
762 MB/s ∼85% +37%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
557 MB/s ∼62%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (107.3 - 703, n=9)
364 MB/s ∼41% -35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
118.5 MB/s ∼13% -79%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
103.9 MB/s ∼12% -81%
Access Time Read
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
0.279 ms * ∼100% -675%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
0.155 ms * ∼56% -331%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
0.122 ms * ∼44% -239%
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (0.036 - 0.172, n=9)
0.1103 ms * ∼40% -206%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.022 - 0.569, n=82, last 2 years)
0.09651 ms * ∼35% -168%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
0.036 ms * ∼13%
Access Time Write
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
  (0.156 - 0.619, n=9)
0.3228 ms * ∼100% -107%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
0.189 ms * ∼59% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
0.188 ms * ∼58% -21%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
0.156 ms * ∼48%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.017 - 0.907, n=82, last 2 years)
0.1212 ms * ∼38% +22%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ256HBJQ
0.028 ms * ∼9% +82%

* ... smaller is better

GPU Performance

GPU-Z Iris Xe Graphics G7
GPU-Z Iris Xe Graphics G7

The Core i7-1185G7 is equipped with the most powerful version of the Iris Xe Graphics G7. It has 96 execution units and a maximum core clock of 1350 MHz. The iGPU also benefits from the fast dual-channel RAM and manages high benchmark scores. The performance is also stable under sustained workloads and on battery power. More GPU benchmarks are listed here.

Thanks to the fast Iris GPU, the Surface Pro 8 is well-suited for everyday multimedia tasks including the playback of high-resolution videos and even video editing if you can use Quick Sync. However, the convertible is not really a gaming device. The performance is usually sufficient for medium details in older or less demanding titles, but you are usually limited to the lowest details in modern games. Please visit our tech section for more gaming benchmarks.

3DMark Performance Rating - Percent
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
100 pt ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
 
88.6 pt ∼89%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
84.5 pt ∼85%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1180G7
83.4 pt ∼83%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00 -1!
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
71.5 pt ∼72%
Average of class Convertible
 
70.2 pt ∼70%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
6825 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2942 - 7115, n=91)
6364 Points ∼93% -7%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
5926 Points ∼87% -13%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1180G7
5483 Points ∼80% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
5128 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Convertible
  (532 - 17421, n=84, last 2 years)
5003 Points ∼73% -27%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
30384 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (16709 - 38040, n=82)
26509 Points ∼87% -13%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1180G7
26097 Points ∼86% -14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
25875 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Convertible
  (3158 - 38321, n=73, last 2 years)
21741 Points ∼72% -28%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
5570 Points ∼100%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1180G7
4893 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2901 - 5909, n=101)
4837 Points ∼87% -13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
4652 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (372 - 13158, n=85, last 2 years)
3697 Points ∼66% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
3355 Points ∼60% -40%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
1666 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (783 - 1819, n=99)
1453 Points ∼87% -13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1376 Points ∼83% -17%
Dell Latitude 13 7320 Detachable, i7-1180G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1180G7
1324 Points ∼79% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
1319 Points ∼79% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (113 - 5126, n=74, last 2 years)
1158 Points ∼70% -30%
3DMark 11 Performance
7349 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
21039 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
5132 points
3DMark Time Spy Score