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Microsoft Surface Pro 9 review: Convertible now with significantly more CPU power

Now without a stereo jack. Microsoft is now offering the Surface Pro 9 with either Intel or Qualcomm CPUs. The updated Alder Lake-U processor offers significantly more CPU power and the convertible now supports Wi-Fi 6E, but the stereo jack has been dropped.

Microsoft has made several changes to its Surface products, as the previous Surface Pro X ARM tablet is no longer a stand-alone product and will henceforth be continued under the name Surface Pro 9. This means there are now two variants of the Surface Pro 9, namely one with a regular Intel processor (from US$989,00) and the other with an ARM chip (US$1357,12), which also supports 5G connectivity. We will also review the new ARM variant with the Microsoft SQ3 Adreno 8CX Gen3 soon, but the Surface Pro 9 with its Alder Lake-U processor is our first test subject for today. 

Our review sample is the top CPU variant with a Core i7 1255U, 16GB of RAM and 512 GB PCIe-SSD. In this configuration, the convertible costs US$1.879,99, although you have to factor in another ~US$300 for the Signature Keyboard and the Surface Slim Pen 2. A number of online retailers (depending on your location) may offer such bundles at cheaper prices - our bundle, for example, is available from EUR 2130 (~US$2320). Another change concerns the business version of the Surface Pro 9, which is also no longer available with a WWAN module in the Intel variant. 

Aside from the new Alder Lake processor, the updated WLAN module and the removal of the audio jack, there are no major technical changes, neither to the Surface Pro itself nor the input devices. For further information, we refer to our reviews of previous Surface Pro models:

Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U (Surface Pro Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1255U 10 x 1.2 - 4.7 GHz, 54 W PL2 / Short Burst, 23 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1250 MHz, Memory: 2600 MHz, 30.0.101.3118
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5
Display
13.00 inch 3:2, 2880 x 1920 pixel 266 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, LP129WT2-SPA6, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV, 512 GB 
, 429 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: light sensor, Hall sensor, acceleration sensor, position sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.3 x 287 x 209 ( = 0.37 x 11.3 x 8.23 in)
Battery
47.7 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 15 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: IR
Primary Camera: 10 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 60W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
877 g ( = 30.94 oz / 1.93 pounds), Power Supply: 260 g ( = 9.17 oz / 0.57 pounds)
Price
2200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.4 %
01/2023
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
877 g9.3 mm13.00"2880x1920
90.1 %
11/2022
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
764 g7.4 mm13.00"2880x1920
88.5 %
04/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.1 kg14.5 mm12.30"1920x1280
90.3 %
12/2022
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg17.8 mm13.50"1920x1280
91.8 %
11/2022
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2, M2 10-Core GPU
682 g6.4 mm12.90"2732x2048
86.8 %
03/2022
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
1.2 kg12 mm13.40"1920x1200

Case - Minor changes to the convertible

Upon first glance, nothing has changed about the case of the Surface Pro 9, aside from the new arrangement of the ports. The weight differs slightly, so there is likely have also been minor changes to the internal layout. Microsoft offers the convertible in four different colors, ranging from the silver (platin) of our review device, sapphire blue, forest green to graphite (dark grey). Contrariwise, the ARM model is only available in platin. 

As before, the build quality is superb as before and the aluminum case is extremely sturdy. There are no creaking noises or image distortions, although the integrated kickstand continues to be a weak point. The case is very thin, so the edges quickly press into the skin when you place the Surface Pro 9 on your thighs, for example. The stand is also very flexible and the hinges always do their job well. 

Size Comparison

296.4 mm / 11.7 inch 234.2 mm / 9.22 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 1.4 kg3.17 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 204 mm / 8.03 inch 12 mm / 0.4724 inch 1.2 kg2.61 lbs292.5 mm / 11.5 inch 201.2 mm / 7.92 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 764 g1.684 lbs283.3 mm / 11.2 inch 203.5 mm / 8.01 inch 14.5 mm / 0.571 inch 1.1 kg2.44 lbs287 mm / 11.3 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 877 g1.933 lbs280.6 mm / 11 inch 214.9 mm / 8.46 inch 6.4 mm / 0.252 inch 682 g1.504 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Equipment - Surface Pro with Thunderbolt 4

The ports have been repositioned and the 2x USB-C ports (including Thunderbolt 4) as well as the proprietary Surface Connect port still remain, but Microsoft has removed the 3.5 mm jack. The accompanying power adapter uses the Surface Connect port, but the convertible can also be recharged via USB-C. Somewhat disappointing is the continued lack of a card reader, which had been replaced by the optional Nano SIM slot in the last model. Since the Intel model now no longer comes with a WWAN module, Microsoft could have easily once again installed a micro SD card reader. 

Left: 2x USB-C 4.0 with Thunderbolt 4 (40 GBit/s, DisplayPort-ALT-Modus 1.4, Power Delivery)
Left: 2x USB-C 4.0 with Thunderbolt 4 (40 GBit/s, DisplayPort-ALT-Modus 1.4, Power Delivery)
Right: Surface Connect
Right: Surface Connect
Top: volume rocker, power button
Top: volume rocker, power button
Bottom: port for the keyboard cover
Bottom: port for the keyboard cover

Communication

As previously mentioned, only the ARM variant of the Surface Pro 9 offers mobile internet, while the Intel version does not. At least the WLAN module has been updated and the modern WiFi 6E standard is now supported thanks to the AX211 module from Intel. We were able to connect to the 6 GHZ network of our Asus reference router without issue, with transfer rates proving to be very high and stable.  

Networking
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1632 (min: 1569) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1628 (min: 1529) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
986 (min: 831) MBit/s ∼60%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1312 (min: 1091) MBit/s ∼81%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
iperf3 transmit AX12
1371 (min: 716) MBit/s ∼94%
iperf3 receive AX12
1471 (min: 1155) MBit/s ∼100%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1412 (min: 1391) MBit/s ∼87%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1138 (min: 984) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1431 (min: 1340) MBit/s ∼88%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1020 (min: 477) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
Wi-Fi 6E
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
702 (min: 225) MBit/s ∼43%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
442 (min: 222) MBit/s ∼39%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
747 (min: 145) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
486 (min: 175) MBit/s ∼48%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
iperf3 transmit AX12
1444 (min: 776) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AX12
1366 (min: 853) MBit/s ∼93%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
iperf3 transmit AX12
1451 (min: 1385) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AX12
1425 (min: 1295) MBit/s ∼97%
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Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1628 (1529-1677)
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1631 (1569-1654)

Webcam

No changes have been made to the webcam configuration, with a 5 MP camera on the front and a 10 MP camera on the back. The Surface Pro 9 thus remains among the best Windows devices in terms of camera performance. Even more camera functions are offered in the ARM variant of the Surface Pro 9, such as soft focus (or bokeh effect) for the background, automatic eye contact or automatic image cropping. 

ColorChecker
5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
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 9, i7-1255U: 8.76 ∆E min: 4.68 - max: 16.31 ∆E
ColorChecker Passport with the 10 MP camera
ColorChecker Passport with the 10 MP camera
10 MP camera: test chart
10 MP camera: test chart

Maintenance

As before, the Surface Pro 9 still provides users with the possibility of replacing the compact M.2-2230 SSD and Microsoft has made this process even easier, as SIM tools are no longer required in order to open the cover. Instead, there is a small recess in which you push your finger, which opens the opposite side (held in place magnetically) and allows for the cover to be easily removed. However, the remaining internal components are not accessible. 

Input Devices - Signature Keyboard remains unchanged

Since the dimensions of the Surface Pro have not changed, Microsoft continues to offer two different keyboard covers. Like the last model, we again have the Signature Keyboard and the Slim Pen 2, which can be stowed away and recharged inside the keyboard cover. The stylus continues to function very well and there is also support for haptic feedback. However, the handling of the pen is no longer so ergonomic due to its flattened shape. 

The keyboard itself offers a decent typing feel and is also backlit. In addition, the keyboard can be placed at a slight angle (thanks to magnets), but stability then becomes limited. When on the go in particular, the typing comfort is nowhere near as good as on a normal laptop, and the Surface requires a large set-up area overall due to the built-in hinges (but this also applies to most convertibles with a keyboard cover). 

Signature Keyboard & Slim Pen 2
Signature Keyboard & Slim Pen 2
Keyboard backlight
Keyboard backlight

Display - 3:2 IPS at 120 Hz

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Halos are only minimal
Halos are only minimal

Nothing has changed in the fundamental characteristics of the display, which remains an IPS touchscreen in 3:2 format, offers a resolution of 2880 x 1920 (267 PPI) and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. 60 Hz is preset as the default rate, so 120 Hz has to be manually selected in the settings. Our subjective impression of the glossy screen is still very good. Thanks to sensors, the brightness and color temperature are automatically adjusted and this also functions well. 

The panel again comes from LG Philips, but the panel ID has changed. Fundamentally, the values are comparable, as the maximum brightness again hovers around 450 cd/m². The black level is slightly better, which is also why the contrast ratio, at almost 1.200:1, appears slightly better. But competing devices fare better here, particularly in terms of contrast, such as the Mini-LED-Display of the iPad Pro. 

No classic PWM flickering is present, but we once again registered flickering at ~30 KHz at a brightness of 55% or lower. But this should not be an issue owing to the high frequency. This also applies to halos, for only at full brightness do we notice a slightly brighter spot at the bottom left of a dark screen.

462
cd/m²
443
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
450
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LP129WT2-SPA6
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 463 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 453.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 454 cd/m²
Contrast: 1197:1 (Black: 0.38 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.7 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 1.5
ΔE Greyscale 1.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
67.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
97.7% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
65.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.17
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
LP129WT2-SPA6, IPS, 2880x1920, 13.00
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
BOE NE13A1M, IPS, 2880x1920, 13.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
N123NCA-GS1, a-Si IPS LED, 1920x1280, 12.30
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Chi Mei CMN13C0, IPS, 1920x1280, 13.50
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
Liquid Retina XDR Display, Mini-LED, 2732x2048, 12.90
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
LQ134N1JW54, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
LP129WT212166, IPS, 2880x1920, 13.00
Display
6%
2%
3%
1%
12%
Display P3 Coverage
65.6
70.7
8%
67
2%
68.3
4%
67.5
3%
78.2
19%
sRGB Coverage
97.7
99.8
2%
99.2
2%
98.6
1%
97.1
-1%
100
2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
67.7
72.6
7%
68.8
2%
70.2
4%
69.3
2%
77.6
15%
Response Times
-133%
-236%
-272%
-115%
-115%
-92%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
13 ?(6, 7)
44 ?(23.6, 20.4)
-238%
63.2 ?(30, 33.2)
-386%
66.8 ?(35.6, 31.2)
-414%
35.3 ?(14.8, 19.5)
-172%
44 ?(22, 22)
-238%
46.4 ?(22.8, 23.6)
-257%
Response Time Black / White *
19.4 ?(6.8, 12.6)
24.8 ?(11.6, 13.2)
-28%
36 ?(18, 18)
-86%
44.4 ?(24.4, 20.4)
-129%
37.53 ?(16, 21.53)
-93%
17.6 ?(6, 11.6)
9%
23.2 ?(10.8, 12.4)
-20%
PWM Frequency
29896 ?(55)
6401 ?(100)
-79%
29760 ?(50)
0%
Screen
8%
24%
-9%
7%
-0%
-7%
Brightness middle
455
507
11%
419
-8%
369.5
-19%
611
34%
515
13%
444
-2%
Brightness
453
486
7%
406
-10%
350
-23%
605
34%
476
5%
451
0%
Brightness Distribution
94
87
-7%
94
0%
87
-7%
92
-2%
87
-7%
91
-3%
Black Level *
0.38
0.34
11%
0.23
39%
0.24
37%
0.35
8%
0.43
-13%
Contrast
1197
1491
25%
1822
52%
1540
29%
1471
23%
1033
-14%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.7
2.04
-20%
1.1
35%
2.3
-35%
1.4
18%
1.6
6%
2
-18%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.8
3.1
18%
2.2
42%
4.34
-14%
3.3
13%
4
-5%
3.2
16%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.5
0.86
43%
0.5
67%
0.6
60%
1.2
20%
1.7
-13%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.5
1.8
-20%
1.5
-0%
3.1
-107%
2.3
-53%
2.5
-67%
1.8
-20%
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.12 104%
2.06 107%
2.1 105%
2.22 99%
2.2 100%
2.11 104%
CCT
6761 96%
6561 99%
6524 100%
6248 104%
6930 94%
6939 94%
6417 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62.8
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.2
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-40% / -13%
-70% / -18%
-93% / -44%
-54% / -33%
-38% / -16%
-29% / -21%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN grayscale calibrated
CalMAN grayscale calibrated
CalMAN saturation calibrated
CalMAN saturation calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated

We tested the panel using professional CalMAN software (X-Rite i1 Pro 2): its performance in delivery state is already very good, although we could not detect any differences between the sRGB and Vivid profiles. Grayscale shows a slight color cast, but this is not noticeable in practice. Color deviations are on target; only the 100% colors show slightly larger deviations (whereby only green is above the target value of 3). We were able to improve these values even more via our own calibration (profile available above for free download), but this not really necessary. In terms of color space coverage, however, the new panel is somewhat worse, for sRGB only achieves 97.7% coverage (previously 100%) and both P3 and AdobeRGB are also somewhat lower than before.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3
vs. Adobe
vs. Adobe

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
19.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 ms rise
↘ 12.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 32 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
13 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 7 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 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 17 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better 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 29896 Hz ≤ 55 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 29896 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 55 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 29896 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoors
Outdoors

A glossy screen surface is not ideal for outdoor use, so you basically have to avoid reflections from light sources where possible. Only then is the maximum brightness level sufficient for the comfortable viewing of display content. The viewing angle stability leaves no room for criticism. 

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Alder Lake-U provides significantly more power

The Intel variants of the new Surface Pro 9 are only available with Alder Lake processors in the 15-watt class, either the Core i5 1235U or the Core i7 1255U. Those requiring 16 GB of RAM or 256 GB of storage will have to opt for the i7 variant. A maximum of 32 GB RAM and a 1 TB SDD is possible (US$2499.99).

 
 

Testing Conditions

Microsoft only uses the Windows power settings, which are slightly different in name from other Windows devices (Recommended, Better Performance and Best Performance). We used Best Performance for the benchmarks and the default 60 Hz mode was used for the energy measurements.

Processor - Core i7-1255U

The Core i7 1255U belongs to Intel's current Alder Lake generation and combines two fast performance cores with 8 efficiency cores. It is basically a 15-watt CPU, but Microsoft gives the processor free rein here and we observed a maximum consumption of around 20 watts under single-core load and up to 54 watts under multi-core load, which is also near the maximum limit of the Alder Lake-U processors as specified by Intel. Of course, these values are only maintained for a very short time, but the Surface Pro 9 can maintain 35 watts under constant load for around 4.5 minutes before dropping to around 25 watts and even further to 22 watts. Whether these high values make sense is of course another question, for our recent analysis of the Alder Lake-U CPUs revealed that an Alder Lake-P chip (for example, the Core i7 1260P) with two additional cores offers more performance at such values.

Cinebench R15 Multi Sustained Load

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Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U: Ø1293 (1168.77-1576.35)
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U Intel Core i5-1230U: Ø800 (632-1254.35)
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00 Intel Core i7-1160G7: Ø528 (426.12-863.97)
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3 Intel Core i7-1265U: Ø1069 (981.47-1368.74)
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2190 (2140.64-2779.32)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø839 (789.09-994.68)
CPU Data Cinebench R15 Multi Loop
CPU Data Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

In the CPU tests, the Surface Pro 9 is beaten only by the Asus ROG Flow Z13 gaming convertible, which is also equipped with the Core i9 12900H. Both single-core and multi-core performance are significantly better than in the old Surface Pro 8 with its Core i7 1185G7. For comparison with the M2 processor in the iPad Pro, we have included the results of the MacBook Air, since not all benchmarks are supported on the iPad. The Apple M2 is not quite as fast, but is much more efficient (~5 watts single-core and ~20 watts multi-core).

In battery mode, CPU performance is slightly worse because the power limits are lowered to 45/30 watts. In the Cinebench R23 multi-core test, this leads to a performance reduction of just under 5%, but the single-core performance is not worse. More CPU benchmarks are available here.

CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
89.6 pt ∼90%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
64.8 pt ∼65%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU -5!
Apple M2
63 pt ∼63%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
62.9 pt ∼63%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
 
61.5 pt ∼62%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
57 pt ∼57%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
51.7 pt ∼52%
Average of class Convertible
 
46.4 pt ∼46%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00 -1!
Intel Core i7-1160G7
33.2 pt ∼33%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
15229 Points ∼100% +60%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
9517 Points ∼62%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
8517 Points ∼56% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (5269 - 9517, n=6)
7904 Points ∼52% -17%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
7884 (7269.65min - 7883.61max) Points ∼52% -17%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
7264 (4444.94min - 7264.12max) Points ∼48% -24%
Average of class Convertible
  (616 - 14812, n=90, last 2 years)
5993 Points ∼39% -37%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5668 Points ∼37% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
3008 (2913.49min - 3007.87max) Points ∼20% -68%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
1917 Points ∼100% +16%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
1691 Points ∼88% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
1656 Points ∼86%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (1425 - 1775, n=6)
1650 Points ∼86% 0%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
1580 Points ∼82% -5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1512 Points ∼79% -9%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
1512 Points ∼79% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (307 - 1877, n=90, last 2 years)
1346 Points ∼70% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1079 Points ∼56% -35%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
5491 Points ∼100% +52%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
3616 Points ∼66%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (2095 - 3616, n=6)
2988 Points ∼54% -17%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
2973 Points ∼54% -18%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
2802 Points ∼51% -23%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
2306 Points ∼42% -36%
Average of class Convertible
  (242 - 5680, n=90, last 2 years)
2277 Points ∼41% -37%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2097 Points ∼38% -42%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
2068 Points ∼38% -43%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
734 Points ∼100% +15%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
653 Points ∼89% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
638 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (550 - 682, n=6)
634 Points ∼86% -1%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
580 Points ∼79% -9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
578 Points ∼79% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (116.8 - 727, n=90, last 2 years)
518 Points ∼71% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
501 Points ∼68% -21%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
380 Points ∼52% -40%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
2779 (2140.64min - 2779.32max) Points ∼100% +76%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
1576 (1168.77min - 1576.35max) Points ∼57%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
1369 (981.47min - 1368.74max) Points ∼49% -13%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (919 - 1576, n=6)
1318 Points ∼47% -16%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
1254 (632min - 1254.35max) Points ∼45% -20%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
1212 (917min - 1212max) Points ∼44% -23%
Average of class Convertible
  (110.1 - 2332, n=94, last 2 years)
1013 Points ∼36% -36%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
995 (789.61min - 994.68max) Points ∼36% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
864 (426.12min - 863.97max) Points ∼31% -45%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
275 Points ∼100% +24%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
243 Points ∼88% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (213 - 251, n=6)
235 Points ∼85% +6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
224 Points ∼81% +1%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
223 Points ∼81% 0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
222 Points ∼81%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
221 Points ∼80% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (68.6 - 271, n=90, last 2 years)
197.3 Points ∼72% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
170 Points ∼62% -23%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1115 Seconds * ∼100% -192%
Average of class Convertible
  (218 - 4249, n=88, last 2 years)
758 Seconds * ∼68% -98%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
616.7 Seconds * ∼55% -61%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
569 Seconds * ∼51% -49%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
503 Seconds * ∼45% -32%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (372 - 601, n=6)
422 Seconds * ∼38% -10%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
417 Seconds * ∼37% -9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
382 Seconds * ∼34%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
217 Seconds * ∼19% +43%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
64146 MIPS ∼100% +72%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
37320 MIPS ∼58%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
34505 MIPS ∼54% -8%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
34106 MIPS ∼53% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (24126 - 37365, n=6)
33761 MIPS ∼53% -10%
Average of class Convertible
  (5394 - 61169, n=90, last 2 years)
27296 MIPS ∼43% -27%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
24679 MIPS ∼38% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
17340 MIPS ∼27% -54%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
6102 MIPS ∼100% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (5150 - 5529, n=6)
5304 MIPS ∼87% +3%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
5218 MIPS ∼86% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5168 MIPS ∼85% 0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
5150 MIPS ∼84%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
4870 MIPS ∼80% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (2046 - 5897, n=89, last 2 years)
4746 MIPS ∼78% -8%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
13796 Points ∼100% +56%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
8991 Points ∼65% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
8821 Points ∼64%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
8710 Points ∼63% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (5419 - 8821, n=6)
7621 Points ∼55% -14%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
7309 Points ∼53% -17%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5759 Points ∼42% -35%
Average of class Convertible
  (663 - 12374, n=92, last 2 years)
5533 Points ∼40% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4843 Points ∼35% -45%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
1925 Points ∼100% +12%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
1892 Points ∼98% +11%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
1712 Points ∼89%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
1686 Points ∼88% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (1560 - 1712, n=6)
1654 Points ∼86% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1548 Points ∼80% -10%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
1529 Points ∼79% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1409 Points ∼73% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (260 - 1790, n=92, last 2 years)
1352 Points ∼70% -21%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
17.2 fps ∼100% +70%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
10.1 fps ∼59%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
9.11 fps ∼53% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (6.31 - 10.1, n=6)
9.11 fps ∼53% -10%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
8.33 fps ∼48% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.61 - 17.2, n=90, last 2 years)
7.01 fps ∼41% -31%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
6.49 fps ∼38% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
3.75 fps ∼22% -63%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
61.3 s * ∼100% -19%
Average of class Convertible
  (35.3 - 223, n=90, last 2 years)
59.4 s * ∼97% -16%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
51.3 s * ∼84%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
51.2 s * ∼84% -0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
51.1 s * ∼83% -0%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
49.9 s * ∼81% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (44.5 - 51.3, n=6)
49.1 s * ∼80% +4%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
41.9 s * ∼68% +18%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7
0.76 sec * ∼100% -46%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.4592 - 2.12, n=89, last 2 years)
0.656 sec * ∼86% -26%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.568 sec * ∼75% -9%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
0.527 sec * ∼69% -1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U
0.52 sec * ∼68%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (0.4688 - 0.558, n=6)
0.504 sec * ∼66% +3%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U
0.4892 sec * ∼64% +6%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H
0.428 sec * ∼56% +18%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1576 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
90.9 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
222 Points
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Performance Rating
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
97.8 pt ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
80.7 pt ∼81%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
70.1 pt ∼70%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
 
68.9 pt ∼69%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
67.6 pt ∼68%
Average of class Convertible
 
65.8 pt ∼66%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
64 pt ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50.9 pt ∼51%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
8127 KRay/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7594 KRay/s ∼93% -7%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7249 KRay/s ∼89% -11%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6649 KRay/s ∼82% -18%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (4313 - 8127, n=6)
6618 KRay/s ∼81% -19%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6360 KRay/s ∼78% -22%
Average of class Convertible
  (109 - 13068, n=86, last 2 years)
6348 KRay/s ∼78% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4347 KRay/s ∼53% -47%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
41353 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
35010 Points ∼85% -15%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
34117 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (19813 - 41353, n=6)
33367 Points ∼81% -19%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
31714 Points ∼77% -23%
Average of class Convertible
  (569 - 84031, n=86, last 2 years)
31453 Points ∼76% -24%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
30075 Points ∼73% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
20209 Points ∼49% -51%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2698 MB/s ∼100% +29%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2089 MB/s ∼77%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1983 MB/s ∼73% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (1325 - 2089, n=6)
1800 MB/s ∼67% -14%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1787 MB/s ∼66% -14%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1711 MB/s ∼63% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (66 - 2992, n=86, last 2 years)
1698 MB/s ∼63% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1364 MB/s ∼51% -35%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
103950 Points ∼100% +58%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
65820 Points ∼63%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
65722 Points ∼63% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (61460 - 65892, n=6)
64551 Points ∼62% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (2104 - 100358, n=86, last 2 years)
56931 Points ∼55% -14%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
52533 Points ∼51% -20%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
47866 Points ∼46% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44017 Points ∼42% -33%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
9125 Points ∼100% +79%
Average of class Convertible
  (121 - 13847, n=86, last 2 years)
5234 Points ∼57% +3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5095 Points ∼56%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4598 Points ∼50% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (3577 - 5095, n=6)
4556 Points ∼50% -11%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4465 Points ∼49% -12%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3947 Points ∼43% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3308 Points ∼36% -35%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
20833 Points ∼100% +5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
19899 Points ∼96%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
18122 Points ∼87% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (291 - 45748, n=86, last 2 years)
17384 Points ∼83% -13%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
16992 Points ∼82% -15%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (11759 - 19899, n=6)
16753 Points ∼80% -16%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
15896 Points ∼76% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
11908 Points ∼57% -40%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
82978 MB/s ∼100% +95%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50711 MB/s ∼61% +19%
Average of class Convertible
  (104 - 111921, n=86, last 2 years)
48600 MB/s ∼59% +14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
42553 MB/s ∼51%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
42339 MB/s ∼51% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (27900 - 67458, n=6)
41099 MB/s ∼50% -3%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
35388 MB/s ∼43% -17%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
31941 MB/s ∼38% -25%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
919 MB/s ∼100% +56%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
588 MB/s ∼64%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (393 - 588, n=6)
537 MB/s ∼58% -9%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
524 MB/s ∼57% -11%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
495 MB/s ∼54% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (61.4 - 938, n=87, last 2 years)
423 MB/s ∼46% -28%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
319 MB/s ∼35% -46%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
226 MB/s ∼25% -62%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
4417 KRay/s ∼100% 0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4400 KRay/s ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3857 KRay/s ∼87% -12%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3629 KRay/s ∼82% -18%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (2474 - 4400, n=6)
3578 KRay/s ∼81% -19%
Average of class Convertible
  (59 - 7184, n=86, last 2 years)
3427 KRay/s ∼78% -22%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3305 KRay/s ∼75% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2231 KRay/s ∼51% -49%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44054 MPixel/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
43917 MPixel/s ∼100% 0%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
41880 MPixel/s ∼95% -5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
37197 MPixel/s ∼84% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
37130 MPixel/s ∼84% -16%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
37042 MPixel/s ∼84% -16%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (14411 - 44054, n=6)
34538 MPixel/s ∼78% -22%
Average of class Convertible
  (680 - 52923, n=86, last 2 years)
28016 MPixel/s ∼64% -36%

System Performance

The subjective performance of the Surface Pro 9 is very good and all inputs are implemented without delays or hangs. The PCIe SSD is undoubtedly responsible for this. The performance in the synthetic benchmarks is also very good. 

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
6335 Points ∼100% +21%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5766 Points ∼91% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4676 - 5523, n=6)
5288 Points ∼83% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
5257 Points ∼83%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5041 Points ∼80% -4%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
4943 Points ∼78% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (1429 - 6469, n=78, last 2 years)
4818 Points ∼76% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
4640 Points ∼73% -12%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
11418 Points ∼100% +13%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
10755 Points ∼94% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (9381 - 11654, n=6)
10516 Points ∼92% +5%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
10139 Points ∼89% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
10062 Points ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
9734 Points ∼85% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
9689 Points ∼85% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (3602 - 11654, n=78, last 2 years)
9565 Points ∼84% -5%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
9785 Points ∼100% +49%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7311 Points ∼75% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6530 - 7418, n=6)
6837 Points ∼70% +4%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
6692 Points ∼68% +2%
Average of class Convertible
  (2411 - 9459, n=78, last 2 years)
6604 Points ∼67% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
6553 Points ∼67%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
6537 Points ∼67% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
6155 Points ∼63% -6%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
6556 Points ∼100% +10%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6234 Points ∼95% +4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
5978 Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4498 - 6203, n=6)
5607 Points ∼86% -6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5488 Points ∼84% -8%
Average of class Convertible
  (811 - 8679, n=78, last 2 years)
4885 Points ∼75% -18%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
4833 Points ∼74% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
4525 Points ∼69% -24%
CrossMark / Overall
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2108 Points ∼100% +41%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1615 Points ∼77% +8%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
1584 Points ∼75% +6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
1499 Points ∼71%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1329 - 1573, n=6)
1484 Points ∼70% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (285 - 1751, n=35, last 2 years)
1410 Points ∼67% -6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1394 Points ∼66% -7%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
1383 Points ∼66% -8%
CrossMark / Productivity
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2033 Points ∼100% +39%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1568 Points ∼77% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1364 - 1554, n=6)
1470 Points ∼72% 0%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
1465 Points ∼72%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
1419 Points ∼70% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (310 - 1717, n=35, last 2 years)
1406 Points ∼69% -4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1389 Points ∼68% -5%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
1356 Points ∼67% -7%
CrossMark / Creativity
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2165 Points ∼100% +34%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
1954 Points ∼90% +21%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1696 Points ∼78% +5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
1612 Points ∼74%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1372 - 1660, n=6)
1571 Points ∼73% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1513 Points ∼70% -6%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
1469 Points ∼68% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (252 - 1965, n=35, last 2 years)
1465 Points ∼68% -9%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2168 Points ∼100% +68%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1521 Points ∼70% +18%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
1293 Points ∼60%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1117 - 1434, n=6)
1285 Points ∼59% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (204 - 1799, n=35, last 2 years)
1283 Points ∼59% -1%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
1224 Points ∼56% -5%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
1176 Points ∼54% -9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1103 Points ∼51% -15%
Jetstream 2 / Total Score
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
240.5 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (206 - 247, n=5)
233 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
226.697 Points ∼94% -6%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
225.315 Points ∼94% -6%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
221.3 Points ∼92% -8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
184.3 Points ∼77% -23%
Average of class Convertible
  (34.5 - 282, n=58, last 2 years)
171.8 Points ∼71% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
155 Points ∼64% -36%
Speedometer 2.0 / Result
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
376 runs/min ∼100% +44%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
261 runs/min ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (222 - 264, n=3)
249 runs/min ∼66% -5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
193 runs/min ∼51% -26%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
189 runs/min ∼50% -28%
Average of class Convertible
  (24.8 - 279, n=30, last 2 years)
158.2 runs/min ∼42% -39%
WebXPRT 3 /
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
342 Points ∼100% +29%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
310 Points ∼91% +17%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
281 Points ∼82% +6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
265 Points ∼77%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (200 - 286, n=6)
261 Points ∼76% -2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
251 Points ∼73% -5%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
248 Points ∼73% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (48.2 - 314, n=93, last 2 years)
230 Points ∼67% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
222 Points ∼65% -16%
WebXPRT 4 / Overall Score
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
241 Points ∼100% +6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
228 Points ∼95%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
227 Points ∼94% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (183.4 - 242, n=5)
224 Points ∼93% -2%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
220 Points ∼91% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (49.4 - 263, n=21, last 2 years)
212 Points ∼88% -7%
PCMark 10 Score
5257 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
74264 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
67017 MB/s ∼90%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63740 MB/s ∼86% -5%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
60944 MB/s ∼82% -9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59683 MB/s ∼80% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
56073 MB/s ∼76% -16%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (23171 - 67017, n=6)
52768 MB/s ∼71% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (4939 - 98967, n=85, last 2 years)
47589 MB/s ∼64% -29%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
69882 MB/s ∼100% +17%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
69343 MB/s ∼99% +16%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59579 MB/s ∼85%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58483 MB/s ∼84% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58252 MB/s ∼83% -2%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
55505 MB/s ∼79% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (23462 - 59691, n=6)
50748 MB/s ∼73% -15%
Average of class Convertible
  (4031 - 72572, n=85, last 2 years)
48112 MB/s ∼69% -19%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
76027 MB/s ∼100% +22%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
65665 MB/s ∼86% +6%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
63215 MB/s ∼83% +2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
62132 MB/s ∼82%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
61766 MB/s ∼81% -1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
61266 MB/s ∼81% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (23375 - 65839, n=6)
54436 MB/s ∼72% -12%
Average of class Convertible
  (5782 - 117946, n=85, last 2 years)
49860 MB/s ∼66% -20%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
112.4 ns * ∼100% -11%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Intel Core i9-12900H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
106 ns * ∼94% -5%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
104.3 ns * ∼93% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
101.2 ns * ∼90%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
101 ns * ∼90% -0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
98.3 ns * ∼87% +3%
Average of class Convertible
  (77.8 - 260, n=83, last 2 years)
89.6 ns * ∼80% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-1255U
  (79.2 - 101.2, n=6)
78.4 ns * ∼70% +23%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

In our standardized latency test (web browsing, YouTube 4K playback, CPU load), the new Surface Pro 9 with its current BIOS version performs worse than its predecessor and is thus only conditionally suitable for real-time audio applications.

LatencyMon - overview
LatencyMon - overview
LatencyMon - drivers
LatencyMon - drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4978.2 μs * ∼100% -156%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
3703.9 μs * ∼74% -91%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
1942.1 μs * ∼39%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
1474 μs * ∼30% +24%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
489 μs * ∼10% +75%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
464.6 μs * ∼9% +76%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Replaceeable M.2-2230 SSD
Replaceeable M.2-2230 SSD

Microsoft still uses compact M.2-2230 SSDs and the devices can also be replaced by the user. A 512 GB drive from Samsung is used in our review sample, which, according to Microsoft Tools, appears to be connected via PCIe 4.0. However, the maximum transfer rates are limited to around 3.4 GB/s and we don't know exactly whether the SSD or the Surface Pro is the cause here. Then again, this does not play a major role in everyday use and the speed is perfectly sufficient. Of the 512 GB, 429 GB is still available after installation of the operating system. More SSD benchmarks are listed in our tech section.

Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3499.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2517.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 333.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 268.46 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 60.54 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 102.54 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 263.65 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 503.97 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3 -11!
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
92.4 pt ∼92%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
85.3 pt ∼85%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
50.2 pt ∼50%
Average Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
 
50.2 pt ∼50%
Average of class Convertible
 
44.5 pt ∼45%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
42.1 pt ∼42%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
37.9 pt ∼38%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
27.8 pt ∼28%
DiskSpd
seq read
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4190 (4126.36min - 4189.69max) MB/s ∼100% +68%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
2600 (2577.19min - 2599.88max) MB/s ∼62% +4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
2492 (2463.73min - 2492.26max) MB/s ∼59%
Average Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
 
2492 MB/s ∼59% 0%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
2252 (2241.23min - 2252.02max) MB/s ∼54% -10%
Average of class Convertible
  (251 - 4494, n=80, last 2 years)
1986 MB/s ∼47% -20%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1770 (1735.81min - 1770.42max) MB/s ∼42% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
1381 (1368.8min - 1380.76max) MB/s ∼33% -45%
seq write
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4036 (3993.4min - 4035.87max) MB/s ∼100% +107%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3217 (2128.61min - 3217.03max) MB/s ∼80% +65%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
1954 (1874.02min - 1954.13max) MB/s ∼48%
Average Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
 
1954 MB/s ∼48% 0%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
1861 (510.5min - 1861.27max) MB/s ∼46% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (202 - 4440, n=80, last 2 years)
1737 MB/s ∼43% -11%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1324 (1199.03min - 1323.72max) MB/s ∼33% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
904 (889.3min - 904.16max) MB/s ∼22% -54%
seq q8 t1 read
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6746 (6241.44min - 6746.33max) MB/s ∼100% +93%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
3499 (2732.17min - 3499.31max) MB/s ∼52%
Average Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
 
3499 MB/s ∼52% 0%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
3446 (2884.63min - 3445.62max) MB/s ∼51% -2%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3345 (2561.25min - 3345.4max) MB/s ∼50% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (272 - 7005, n=80, last 2 years)
3023 MB/s ∼45% -14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
2260 (1924min - 2259.89max) MB/s ∼34% -35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
1927 (1748.88min - 1926.58max) MB/s ∼29% -45%
seq q8 t1 write
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4885 (4874.72min - 4885.4max) MB/s ∼100% +103%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
3215 (3201.61min - 3214.59max) MB/s ∼66% +33%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
2410 (2398.51min - 2410.26max) MB/s ∼49%
Average Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
 
2410 MB/s ∼49% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (215 - 5160, n=80, last 2 years)
2155 MB/s ∼44% -11%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
2137 (2113.72min - 2136.79max) MB/s ∼44% -11%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1588 (1424.3min - 1588.17max) MB/s ∼33% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
1028 (1010.9min - 1028.48max) MB/s ∼21% -57%
4k q1 t1 read
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
90.3 (89.31min - 90.25max) MB/s ∼100% +13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
79.7 (72.36min - 79.71max) MB/s ∼88%
Average Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
 
79.7 MB/s ∼88% 0%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
67.4 (65.12min - 67.38max) MB/s ∼75% -15%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
55.7 (54.81min - 55.71max) MB/s ∼62% -30%
Average of class Convertible
  (9.13 - 135, n=80, last 2 years)
53.5 MB/s ∼59% -33%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
38.9 (38.46min - 38.93max) MB/s ∼43% -51%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
29 (28.91min - 28.97max) MB/s ∼32% -64%
4k q1 t1 write
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
391 (388.2min - 391max) MB/s ∼100% +211%
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
225 (211.01min - 224.54max) MB/s ∼58% +79%
Average of class Convertible
  (18.7 - 330, n=80, last 2 years)
150 MB/s ∼38% +19%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
139 (135.15min - 138.9max) MB/s ∼36% +11%
Microsoft Surface Pro 9, i7-1255U
Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
125.6 (122.85min - 125.61max) MB/s ∼32%
Average Samsung MZ9L4512HBLU-00BMV
 
125.6 MB/s ∼32% 0%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
125.4 (115.4min - 125.44max) MB/s ∼32% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 20UVS03G00
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
67.8 (67.1min - 67.83max) MB/s ∼17% -46%
4k q32 t16 read
HP Elite Dragonfly Folio 13.5 G3
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3426 (2574.76min - 3426.01max) MB/s ∼100% +415%
Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE
Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKBK1T0TFK
1846 (1842.83min - 1846max) MB/s ∼54% +178%
Average of class Convertible
  (48.8 - 3523, n=80, last 2 years)