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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Stylus Convertibles

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 05/07/2019

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the best convertibles for pen/stylus inputs reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.

Convertibles are very versatile devices and can be used as traditional notebooks with all the advantages like a conventional keyboard, and also as tablets thanks to the integrated touchscreen. All these device also support active input pens for graphics designers and artists. The following ranking lists all modern convertible PCs, which can be used with active input pens.

Note: We did not use the (subjective) quality of the stylus or the input pen, respectively, for the following ranking, but only criteria we can judge objectively by our authors and measurements. These are the following: Performance headroom for applications, display quality, and sound. The information about the input pens can also be found in each individual review.

Please feel free to comment below if you have made experiences with the listed devices and especially the input pens to give additional help for other users.

Additional interesting top lists:

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 convertibles with stylus support as reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past 12 months. If ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first. The table can be sorted by clicking its headers and filtered by entering text in the text field above it (e.g. "matte").

Best Pen/Stylus Convertibles as of June 2019

Pos.Display, App. Performance and Noise (avg.)DateImageModelWeightSizeResolutionRatingApplication Perf.DisplayNoiseBest Price
190%02/2019HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
1.4 kg14"1920x108091%85%90%96.5
288%03/2018Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LES01W00Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LES01W00
Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
1.4 kg14"2560x144089%85%87%92.6
387%08/2018HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
1.3 kg13.3"1920x108090%78%86%97.2
490%09/2017HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EAHP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel HD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg12.3"2716x182488%85%90%95.9
585%08/2017Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel HD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg12"2160x144085%72%87%97
686%10/2018Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB 81C4Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB 81C4
Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
12 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.4 kg13.9"1920x108087%85%78%95.8
786%10/2018HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EAHP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
Intel Core i5-8350U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg13"3000x200087%79%86%93.5
886%01/2019Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGELenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.3 kg13"3000x200088%78%86%94
988%02/2018HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000
Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.3 kg13.3"3840x216087%84%86%94
1085%10/2018Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GBMicrosoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
781 g12.3"2736x183487%70%86%100

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Editors' Comments

Our ranking includes laptop convertibles as well as notebooks with 360-degree hinges and Windows tablets with additional keyboard docks. It is your choice which device you prefer. We notice that some convertibles still uses Intel's Kaby Lake dual-core processors. Devices with the latest quad-core Kaby Lake Refresh chips (KBL-R) often suffer from a performance drop under sustained workloads or the performance is worse than expected even in short peak load scenarios. This should be taken into account, especially if you plan to perform more complex tasks like video editing. Most of the following device are pleasantly quiet. Please refer to the original reviews if the battery runtime is important for you.

The situation is tricky when it comes to the scope of delivery in terms of the pen. You should definitely ask the manufacturer whether it is included or not if there are any doubts. Then there is the issue with the features of the pen; some of the manufacturers could not answer our question about the support of "pen-tilt", for example. The same applies for the support of third-party pens.

1st - HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5

We really liked the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 in our review:

If you are looking for the ultimate Windows convertible for frequent travelers, this EliteBook is very close.

Thunderbolt 3, LTE support and a very bright screen: The convertible offers many advantages. However, it is also equipped with a Kaby Lake CPU and like we said in the introduction, Intel's modern CPUs often suffer from weak Turbo Boost utilization. This is also the case here, even though we can only speak for the tested Intel Core i7-8650U, where the fan was also audible at a high frequency. You will also have to live with a grainy screen if you select the matte screen.

However, this shows another advantage of the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5: There are numerous hardware combinations you can choose from, so almost every user and every budget should find the right model.

HP Rechargeable Active Pen

HP Rechargeable Active Pen
HP Rechargeable Active Pen

This convertible uses HP's Rechargeable Active Pen, which can also be purchased separately. HP charges about 130 Euros. It can be charged via USB, and the power adapter of the convertible works as well. There are the buttons at the side, an LED indicator for the battery charge, and a magnet, so you can attach the pen to the convertible. Bluetooth is included as well, so compatible apps can be controlled via stylus to a certain extent. The Active Pen supports 4096 pressure levels.

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2nd - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is the high-end convertible option in Lenovo's business lineup and the prices are around 2000 Euros for the current generation (G3). SKUs include modern Intel i5 and i7 processors (quad-core KBL-R), 8-16 GB RAM and up to 1 TB SSD storage. All models currently on offer in Germany are equipped with an LTE module, NFC support, and a stylus by default. The latter can even be stored inside the chassis. A big difference compared to rivals like the Surface Pro: The Yoga is a notebook platform with a 360-degrees hinge. The tablet mode is realized by folding back the display.

The Yoga with the i5/i7 quad-core CPUs (8250U/8550U) from Intel's Kaby Lake-Refresh generation is a very powerful platform, even though you have to expect a performance reduction after a few minutes, similar to many other slim devices (see our reviews for the X1 Yoga 2018 Full-HD with i5 CPU and ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 with i7 CPU). Compared to the previous dual-core models, which are still used in the Surface Pro, you still get about double the performance in multi-thread scenarios.

Lenovo offers two different displays: The 1080p version is not very bright at 240 nits on average in combination with a good maximum contrast of ~1000:1, 86% sRGB gamut and imperfect colors. The top model with the WQHD HDR panel is much better with more than 500 nits and a contrast ratio of 1800:1. It also features wide color gamut (100% sRGB, 89% AdobeRGB) and can be well-calibrated (average DeltaE <0.9).

The Yoga X1 2018 can also convince in terms of system noise. Despite the high performance, the convertible is usually silent during office tasks, and it is never more than a subtle murmur in the background under load. More details are available in our reviews of the two SKUs.

Lenovo ThinkPad Pen Pro 2

Lenovo ThinkPad Pen Pro 2 for the Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2018
Lenovo ThinkPad Pen Pro 2 for the Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2018

The ThinkPad Pen is often included when you buy the X1 Yoga, but it can also be purchased separately for about 40 Euros. Lenovo lists a weight of 5-10 grams with a diameter of 6.5 millimeters and a length of 127 mm. The Pen Pro does not use a replaceable battery cell, but an integrated battery. The pen is charged by the notebook/convertible once inserted into the case. Lenovo claims one charge will suffice for up to 130 minutes of active use.

The ThinkPad Pen Pro 2 supports 2048 pressure levels according to the manufacturer. However, there is no support for an adjusted input when you tilt the pen. The pen has two buttons in the area of the thumb (left and right click).

Lenovo Active Pen 2

Professional alternative: Lenovo Active Pen 2
Professional alternative: Lenovo Active Pen 2

The Active Pen is an alternative to the integrated ThinkPad Pen. It retails for 80 Euros (RRP), but it is already available for 50-60 Euros in shops. It weighs about 20 grams, has a diameter of 0.95 cm and a length of 15.3 cm. The power supply is handled by a single and replaceable AAAA-battery and it communicates with the device via Bluetooth.
Similar to the Surface Pen, it supports 4096 pressure levels and the pen recognizes when you tilt it. It also supports palm recognition and features a total of three buttons; two at the side in the area of the thumb and one at the top of the pen. The scope of delivery includes three replacement tips and a clip that can be attached to a USB-A port (no additional features).

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3rd - HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3

Compared to the predecessor, the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 was tested with a much brighter display. This is good news, because the old HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 was already a great business convertible, but suffered outdoors due to the dim screen. However, you have to waive a microSD reader and the convertible cannot read SmartCards.

Other details impact the convertible usage as well: The performance drops significantly on battery power, the maintenance is limited (soldered RAM) and it is not a cheap device with a typical price of around 2000 Euros.

In return you get long battery runtimes, excellent build quality, a great keyboard, Thunderbolt, great speakers and a quiet fan.

HP Rechargeable Active Pen

HP Rechargeable Active Pen
HP Rechargeable Active Pen

This convertible uses HP's Rechargeable Active Pen, which can also be purchased separately. HP charges about 130 Euros. It can be charged via USB, and the power adapter of the convertible works as well. There are the buttons at the side, an LED indicator for the battery charge, and a magnet, so you can attach the pen to the convertible. Bluetooth is included as well, so compatible apps can be controlled via stylus to a certain extent. The Active Pen supports 4096 pressure levels.

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4th - HP Elite x2 1012 G2

HP Elite x2 1012 G2
HP Elite x2 1012 G2

The HP Elite x2 with a 12.3-inch screen is basically HP's answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro. The price of the tablet or convertible, respectively, which is primarily designed for business users, is between 1700 to more than 2000 Euros. The Elite x2 uses Intel's Kaby Lake dual-core processors starting with the i5-7200U all the way up to the i7-7600U. The processor is supported by either 8 or 16 GB RAM as well as 1 TB SSD storage. Integrated LTE is also possible. The Elite x2 G2 is a tablet with an integrated kickstand and attachable keyboard. You can also get an optional unit with an integrated SmartCard reader and NFC (Advanced Keyboard).

The dual-core CPUs offer sufficient performance for common office tasks, but cannot keep up with the newer quad-core chips (KBL-R). Our review of the HP Elite x2 G2 with the i5-7200U also showed a slight performance reduction (~10%) under sustained workloads (CB R15 Multi test).
The display is always a WQXGA+ panel with a resolution of 2736x1824 pixels. The 3:2 panel manages a good average luminance of ~450 nits in combination with a high contrast ratio (1800:1). sRGB is covered almost completely, but AdobeRGB only by 63%. The color accuracy is decent ex-works, but can be significantly improved by a calibration (DeltaE <2).
The Elite x2 G2 is usually completely silent in office scenarios; only more challenging workloads will trigger the fan, but it is always subtle in the background.

HP Active Pen with App Launch

HP Active Pen with App Launch
HP Active Pen with App Launch

Our test sample was shipped with the HP Active Pen, but it is usually sold as an optional accessory. HP charges about 70 Euros (RRP), but the street price is currently around 50 Euros. The stylus tips the scale at 17.5 grams (according to HP) and a diameter of 9.5 mm with a length of 14.7 cm. It integrates a AAAA-battery (HP advertises a battery runtime of up to several weeks) and the data connection is established via Bluetooth.
The HP Active Pen supports 2048 pressure levels, but tilt is not supported. The Active Pen has three buttons, one at the tip and two at the side of the pen. The pen is also shipped with a set of replacement tips, a clip, and a wrist strap. The function "App Launch" can be programmed by the user and allows the launch of applications directly via pen. Active pens from other manufacturers are not supported according to HP.

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5th - Samsung Galaxy Book 12

Samsung Galaxy Book 12
Samsung Galaxy Book 12

Samsung retreated from the classic notebook segment in Europe years ago, so the convertibles from the manufacturer are the only PC option here. The Galaxy Book 12 retails for more or less than 1000 Euros based on the specs. All models in Germany are based on the Intel i5-7200U CPU in combination with 8 GB RAM and 64 up to 256 GB storage. Integrated LTE is an optional extra as well. Some countries also get the Galaxy Book 12 with 4 GB RAM. This is a tablet convertible, which means a tablet PC with an attachable keyboard unit.

All the models including our test sample of the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 are equipped with the Intel i5-7200U CPU. The Kaby Lake chip offers two physical cores with a TDP of 15 Watts. The performance suffers a bit under sustained workloads, but the overall results are still decent. We once again have to say that the i5-7200U is well-suited for office tasks, but it can obviously not keep up with the newer quad-core chips in CPU heavy tasks.
Samsung utilizes its know-how from the smartphone segment for the display and implements a 12-inch AMOLED panel with 2160x1440 pixels (3:2 aspect ratio). The advantages of this technology are easily visible: The average luminance is close to 400 nits, the maximum contrast ratio easily surpasses 10000:1 thanks to the low black value (0 in theory). sRGB is covered by 93% and AdobeRGB still by 74%. The color accuracy on the other hand is just average: We measure a maximum DeltaE deviation of 6 (average 4.1), so there is still room for improvements. Our calibration with the XRite i1 Pro 2, however, did not really improve the results. 
The system noise of the Galaxy Book 12 is very well managed. The system is often silent during office tasks and stays quiet under load, which means you can only hear it in very quiet environments.

Samsung S Pen

Samsung S Pen
Samsung S Pen

Samsung ships all models of the Galaxy Book 12 with an S-Pen for pen inputs. The Book Cover Keyboard is also included. the pen can also be purchased separately for a street price of about 30 Euros, while Samsung lists an expensive RRP of 89,90 Euros. It only weighs 9 grams at a diameter of 9.4 millimeters and a length of 13.9 cm. The power supply is interesting: The S-Pen waives an integrated battery or a replaceable battery cell, respectively. The required power is gained via induction from the display. The pen supports 4096 pressure levels as well as tilt, which means it recognizes the way you hold the pen (hatchings, …) according to Samsung, but so far only in combination with Adobe Photoshop. The S-Pen has one mechanical button at the side, the tip can be replaced and corresponding replacement tips are also included.
Nice: Samsung says that other S-Pens like the one from the Tab S3 or the Note 8 can be used with the Galaxy Book 12.

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6th - Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB

Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB
Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB

The Lenovo Yoga C930 is the successor to the Lenovo Yoga 920. The case was completely revised and the location of the speakers is special: They are located inside the hinge of the convertible. Thanks to Dolby Atmos and four speakers, it is really nice to watch movies on the Yoga C930. Lenovo does not offer any dGPUs for the Yoga C930, which limits the 3D performance significantly. All graphics calculations are therefore handled by the integrated Intel GPU.

The Yoga C930 is an excellent device for your daily office tasks, and you will enjoy the great multimedia features when you use it for your private purposes as well. The convertible can utilize its strengths during the playback of videos and music.

The display of the C930 is not great and we would have liked to see an brighter panel. Still, the overall quality of the screen is good with wide color gamut and no PWM utilization.

Lenovo Active Pen 2

Lenovo Active Pen 2
Lenovo Active Pen 2

Lenovo ships the convertible with the Active Pen 2. It can also be purchased separately for 80 Euros (RRP), but it is already available for 50-60 Euros in shops. It weighs about 20 grams, has a diameter of 0.95 cm and a length of 15.3 cm. The power supply is handled by a single and replaceable AAAA-battery and it communicates with the device via Bluetooth.
Similar to the Surface Pen, it supports 4096 pressure levels and the pen recognizes when you tilt it. It also supports palm recognition and features a total of three buttons; two at the side in the area of the thumb and one at the top of the pen. The pen can be stored inside the convertible and will be charged.

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7th - HP Elite x2 1013 G3

HP Elite x2 1013 G3
HP Elite x2 1013 G3

The Elite x2 1013 G3 is the successor to the Elite x2 1012 G2, which is also still in this ranking. However, this year's Elite x2 does not only feature a bigger screen compared to the previous model, but is also a completely new development with a slimmer chassis and a total of two Thunderbolt ports. Our test sample was not equipped with an LTE modem, which is a deficit considering the price of 2199 Euros. Still, you can at least upgrade one later and a model with preinstalled LTE is also available for 200 Euros more. The least expensive model of the business model retails for 2000 Euros.

Both the build quality and the performance are on a high level, you get a 3-year warranty and the bright display with wide color gamut is convincing as well. We also like the keyboard with its illumination, but other devices have the edge in terms of battery life.

HP Rechargeable Active Pen

HP Rechargeable Active Pen
HP Rechargeable Active Pen

This convertible uses HP's Rechargeable Active Pen, which can also be purchased separately. HP charges about 130 Euros. It can be charged via USB, and the power adapter of the convertible works as well. There are the buttons at the side, an LED indicator for the battery charge, and a magnet, so you can attach the pen to the convertible. Bluetooth is included as well, so compatible apps can be controlled via stylus to a certain extent. The Active Pen supports 4096 pressure levels.

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8th - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

If you prefer a convertible with a detachable keyboard, you should go for the X1 Tablet instead of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. It is lower positioned compared to the folding convertible here in our ranking due to the louder fan and higher temperatures under load in addition to mediocre battery runtimes and other little things.

However, you also get a lot in return you come to expect from a real ThinkPad: High-quality case, great input devices, and a very good screen. It is also shipped with LTE and a 3.year warranty. The stylus is already integrated as well, which is not a matter of course.

Lenovo ThinkPad Pen Pro

Lenovo ThinkPad Pen Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad Pen Pro

The Lenovo ThinkPad Pen Pro only supports 2048 pressure levels, but is included in the box of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. It uses a AAAA-battery cell and features two buttons. You have to purchase the mounting clip for the stylus separately, which is a bit strange, and there is no other way to secure the pen at the tablet.

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9th - HP Spectre x360 13

HP Spectre x360 13
HP Spectre x360 13

The HP Spectre x360 13 is one of the few consumer convertibles in this ranking. The Spectre x360 is another notebook convertible with special hinges, so you can fold the display back by 360 degrees and transform the notebook into a tablet. The price range of the Spectre x360 13 is very wide with an entry-level model for around 1200 Euros and high-end SKUs for about 2000 Euros. Besides different colors (black, silver, rose gold) you can also select different core components: CPUs start with the i5-8250U (the model range 13-ac... with the i5-7200U) all the way up to the i7-8550U, 8 or 16 GB RAM, and up to 1 TB SSD storage.

We can only talk about the performance of the high-end SKU with the i7-8550U we reviewed. The results were below our expectations for this CPU in the benchmark tests as well as sustained workloads, though. All in all, the Spectre x360 is more than powerful enough for office applications, but the potential of the powerful CPU cannot be fully utilized.

HP offers two panels: 1080p FHD and a higher-res 4K-UHD screen. We reviewed the latter and determined a decent average luminance of 320 nits with a maximum contrast ratio of 1300:1. The display covers 98% of the sRGB gamut and still 67% AdobeRGB. We really liked the color accuracy ex-works with a maximum DeltaE deviation of 5 and an average deviation below 3, so the human eye cannot notice any deviations from the reference color space.
The Spectre x360 13 is also excellent in terms of system noise. The convertible laptop usually stays silent in less demanding office scenarios, and the fan is still pretty quiet when it starts spinning under load.

HP Pen

HP Pen
HP Pen

Our test sample of the Spectre x360 13 was shipped with the HP Pen. There are also certain bundles shipping without the stylus, but it can also be purchased separately for a street price of around 50 Euros. The pen has a diameter of 9.5 mm with a length of about 14 centimeters and a weight of 16 grams. Power is delivered by a single AAAA battery.
The stylus supports 2048 pressure levels, but no pen tilt, so it does not recognize how you hold it. The pen also features two buttons at the side, which can be operated with your thumb.
HP alternatively recommends the HP Tilt Pen (about 70 Euros) for the Spectre x360 13, which supports the tilt functionality.

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10th - Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

The design of the Surface Pro 6 (2018) is pretty much identical to the previous model and USB-C is still not included. Microsoft's tablet is once again a very sophisticated device and feels good in the hand. The manufacturer implements an upgraded CPU and the quad-core processor now offers the performance of a laptop. The performance is reduced by ~11% under sustained workloads, despite the active cooling, but this is still a very good result compared to much bigger laptops. Even larger devices often struggle to manage better results.

The Surface is pretty much on par with its predecessor in terms of battery life with around 8.5 hours. This should be sufficient for a regular business day. The high-end SKU with i7 CPU and 512 GB SSD retails for more than 2000 Euros, which is a steep price. The Surface Pro 6 (2018) combines many positive aspects and left a very good impression during our review. Both the Signature Type Cover and the Surface Pen are unfortunately only sold separately, which will add to the already high price.

Surface Pen

Surface Pen
Surface Pen

Microsoft offers the compatible Surface Pen for 109 Euros (RRP), but it is already available for about 75 Euros. You can choose between 5 different colors. The pen tips the scale at 20 grams with a diameter of 9.7 mm and a length of 146 mm. The power supply is handled by a replaceable AAAA battery (runtime up to 18 months according to Microsoft) and the data connection is established via Bluetooth 4.0.
The Surface Pen supports 4096 pressure levels as well as tilt. The configuration is done via Windows Settings (Windows Ink), where you can also adjust the palm recognition. More options are available in the Surface app, like the pressure sensitivity. The tip can be replaced and you get two mechanical buttons (one at the side - right click or app specific function, and one at the top of the pen - 3 different actions).

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Size Comparison

333 mm / 13.1 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 17.05 mm / 0.671 inch 1.4 kg3.14 lbs321.4 mm / 12.7 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.4 kg2.98 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.4 kg3.04 lbs305.8 mm / 12 inch 205 mm / 8.07 inch 15.8 mm / 0.622 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs307 mm / 12.1 inch 218 mm / 8.58 inch 13.8 mm / 0.543 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs304 mm / 12 inch 225.6 mm / 8.88 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 1.3 kg2.82 lbs300 mm / 11.8 inch 219.7 mm / 8.65 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 1.2 kg2.63 lbs300 mm / 11.8 inch 231.5 mm / 9.11 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 1.2 kg2.58 lbs292 mm / 11.5 inch 201 mm / 7.91 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 781 g1.722 lbs291.3 mm / 11.5 inch 199.8 mm / 7.87 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 1.2 kg2.6 lbs

Measurement Results

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LES01W00HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EASamsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EAHP EliteBook x360 1030 G3Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GBHP Elitebook x360 1040 G5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGELenovo Yoga C930-13IKB 81C4
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
56.8 (21.2, 35.6)
45.6 (23.6, 22)
4 (2, 2)
51.6 (25.6, 26)
47 (23, 24)
39.2 (20.4, 18.8)
42 (22, 20)
70.8 (34.8, 36)
47.2 (21.2, 26)
34.4 (18.8, 15.6)
Response Time Black / White *
24 (6.8, 17.2)
21.6 (9.2, 12.4)
20 (18, 2)
32.4 (16.4, 16)
26 (14, 12)
25.6 (14, 11.6)
25 (14, 11)
34.4 (18.8, 15.6)
42.4 (19.6, 22.8)
25.6 (15.6, 10)
PWM Frequency
2119 (50)
250 (100)
26040 (62)
20800 (50)
735.3 (100)
Screen
Brightness middle
562
443
376
329.8
452
470.1
463
416.3
474
312
Brightness
522
446
378
318
412
443
450
400
418
295
Brightness Distribution
86
88
91
74
85
88
83
89
76
87
Black Level *
0.3
0.41
0.03
0.25
0.48
0.38
0.32
0.29
0.33
0.43
Contrast
1873
1080
12533
1319
942
1237
1447
1436
1436
726
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.8
2.6
4.1
2.37
4.05
2.47
3.76
2.69
3.2
7.6
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.8
4
6.45
4.08
6.64
5.73
7.35
4.95
6.1
15.06
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.5
3
3.64
2.8
4.87
3.7
3.18
2.9
4.5
8.8
Gamma
2.16 102%
2.38 92%
2.58 85%
2.145 103%
2.71 81%
2.35 94%
2.53 87%
2.4 92%
2.07 106%
2.01 109%
CCT
7205 90%
6780 96%
7113 91%
6441 101%
7160 91%
7373 88%
6994 93%
6623 98%
5881 111%
6874 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
88.9
62.6
74
67
62
62
59
60.1
64
59.1
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
98
93
98
97
98.2
90
94.5
99.4
92.3
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.56
1.52
2.68
2.13
0.9
1.96
Noise
off / environment *
29.1
29.5
30.3
28.2
30.3
28.5
28.3
29.8
27.9
Idle Minimum *
29.1
29.5
28.2
30.3
28.5
28.3
29.8
27.9
Idle Average *
29.1
29.5
30.3
28.2
30.3
28.5
28.3
29.8
27.9
Idle Maximum *
31.3
29.5
28.2
31.2
28.5
28.3
31.3
29.3
Load Average *
37.6
30.6
31.7
30.7
32.8
31.3
32.6
35.9
32
Load Maximum *
37.6
32.5
31.7
32.9
32.9
33.5
36.6
38.6
39.3
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
43.4
42.3
52.5
49.2
49.4
38
39.7
38.2
44.3
45.4
Maximum Bottom *
42.1
44.5
56.3
47.2
47.1
45.4
41.1
48
48.9
44.2
Idle Upper Side *
22.4
29.5
31.4
29.6
38
26.4
34.5
23.6
30
33
Idle Bottom *
22.6
25.2
32.2
30
30.8
30
30.7
26.6
26.6
33.8
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1203
833
1031
781
1381
1066
1673
790
WiFi v1.3
517
378
424
459
602
545
623
395
664
Load
91
138
121
137
189
118
187
83
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
3.4
4.1
3.9
5.9
4.9
3.8
4.3
2.7
4.8
3.4
Idle Average *
8.8
9.2
9
9.8
8.9
7.5
8.7
6.5
9
7.5
Idle Maximum *
11.9
11.1
11.9
10.6
11
8.6
9.4
11.5
10.5
11.8
Load Average *
50.4
33.8
27.3
36.6
32
33.1
24.5
38.7
42.8
47.7
Load Maximum *
71.2
49.2
27.9
34.3
36
31.8
36
50.5
57.8
63.2

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LES01W00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4719 Points ∼72%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4036 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
4291 Points ∼66%
HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Liteon CA1-8D256-HP
4149 Points ∼64%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ
4336 Points ∼67%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4200 Points ∼64%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
3970 Points ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4136 Points ∼63%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4558 Points ∼70%
Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB 81C4
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
5110 Points ∼78%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LES01W00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3824 Points ∼63%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3289 Points ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3538 Points ∼58%
HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Liteon CA1-8D256-HP
3306 Points ∼54%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ
3453 Points ∼57%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3413 Points ∼56%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
3088 Points ∼51%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3479 Points ∼57%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3308 Points ∼54%
Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB 81C4
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
3615 Points ∼59%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LES01W00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
2081 Points ∼6%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
1646 Points ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
1683 Points ∼5%
HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Liteon CA1-8D256-HP
1175 Points ∼3%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung PM871b MZNLN128HAHQ
1902 Points ∼5%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
1851 Points ∼5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
2048 Points ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2041 Points ∼6%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
2131 Points ∼6%
Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB 81C4
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
2149 Points ∼6%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LES01W00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
1178 Points ∼4%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
855 Points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
888 Points ∼3%
HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Liteon CA1-8D256-HP
962 Points ∼4%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
1026 Points ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3-20KJ001NGE
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
1103 Points ∼4%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
53450 Points ∼5%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
56649 Points ∼5%
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