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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 05/22/2017

March 20202 Update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.

At the beginning of 2011 Intel initiated a new class of notebooks, the Ultrabooks. Notebook manufacturers could use the protected designation "Ultrabook" if they met certain criteria, for example the CPU (Intel ULV 15W), battery runtime (6 hours FHD playback) and dimensions (<21 mm/~0.86 in). Today, Intel's Ultrabook program is already a thing of the past. The technology made the old requirements redundant; you can get slim laptops with 45W CPUs nowadays. However, touch panels are still not very popular for laptops and are more of an exception. The market offers numerous systems with docking keyboards (Surface Pro) and 360 degree laptops (e.g. Lenovo Yoga) instead.

We therefore decided to define our own requirements for the Top 10 ranking of Ultrabooks from now on. They differ from Intel's old points, but ensure better demarcation of subnotebooks.

Notebookcheck Top 10 Subnotebooks (<14-inch)

  • only laptop form factor and 360-degree convertibles
  • smaller than 14-inch
  • lighter than 1.5 kg

Notebookcheck Top 10 Ultrabooks

  • also detachable solutions
  • no size limitation
  • chassis height slimmer than 21 mm
  • lighter than 2 kg
  • web browsing and/or NBC Wi-Fi test at least 7 hours
  • 15W Intel CPU
  • touchscreen

Based on Intel's Ultrabook requirements from 2013, adjusted (7 h vs. 6 h runtime in our tests)

Additional Top 10 rankings:

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 Ultrabooks (that are available) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the previous 24 months. If the ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first. The table can be sorted by clicking on its headers and filtered by entering text in the text field above it (e.g. "matte" or "touch").

Best Ultrabooks as of March 2020

Pos.
Rating
Date
Image
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Screen
Best Price
191 %
02/2019
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
1.4 kg16.9 mm14"1920x1080matte
290 %
01/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
1.1 kg15.95 mm14"2560x1440matte
390 %
08/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
Intel Core i7-8565U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.3 kg15.5 mm14"1920x1080glossy
488 %
11/2019
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Intel Core i5-1035G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
775 g8.5 mm12.3"2736x1824glossy
588 %
12/2019
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dxHP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Intel Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.2 kg16.9 mm13.3"1920x1080
688 %
01/2019
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
Intel Core i5-8265U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg11.6 mm13.3"3840x2160glossy
787 %
06/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.3 kg15.95 mm13.3"1920x1080glossy
887 %
02/2020
Neu!
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
1.2 kg16.6 mm13.5"2256x1504glossy
986 %
10/2019
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.3 kg13 mm13.4"1920x1200glossy
1086 %
01/2020
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501UAcer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
Intel Core i5-1035G1
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
943 g14.95 mm14"1920x1080matte

Top 10 of the previous 10 months at the time of writing, best rating first

Editors' Comments

01.2020 HP’s Spectre x360 managed to secure not only a spot in our convertible top 10 but also our Ultrabook top 10. It ticks all the boxes, and can thus be found on fifth place.

Respect! 999 grams for a 15-inch device.
Respect! 999 grams for a 15-inch device.
Editor's Choice Award in February 2019: Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
Editor's Choice Award in February 2019: Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6

1st - HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 with many useful features.
The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 with many useful features.

We really liked the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 in our review and the attractive 14-inch convertible can secure the top spot in our ranking. It is powered by an Intel Core i7-8650U in combination with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage.

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is not just a good choice for business users with frequent travels, but also for home users looking for a new Ultrabook. Even the least expensive SKU offers everything you come to expect from a convertible and you can save a few hundred Euros if the performance of the Core i5 is sufficient. The system cannot utilize the full potential of the i7 due to the limited cooling capabilities anyway.

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 also manages very long battery runtimes, which makes it very versatile and it will easily last a full business day without recharging.

There is still some criticism, because you can hardly upgrade the device at all. The RAM is soldered and cannot be expanded. The fan noise is pretty high-pitched and a bit annoying under load. You will have to pay another 130 Euros for the HP Active Pen Stylus if you want to use an input pen.

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is a very good convertible for business users. If you want a device capable of gaming as well, you should consider alternatives with a dedicated graphics card.

2nd - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018: Winner type with matte WQHD panel
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018: Winner type with matte WQHD panel

Lenovo offers the sixth generation of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (here in review). This time we reviewed the SKU with the matte WQHD screen. The 14-inch business laptop got an excellent rating (90%) and secures a top spot in this ranking.

We now had the chance to test all display options of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon: The default 1080p IPS screen with and without touch, the matte WQHD panel as well as the glossy WQHD HDR option, which is brighter than all the others. However, the high resolution requires more power, so the runtime suffers a bit. The default matte 1080p SKU is leading the mobility aspect. 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the best business laptops, and this does not change when you select the matte WQHD screen. The matte panels are better suited for work compared to the very glossy WQHD HDR screen. The matte WQHD panel from LG Philips is subjectively superior in terms of picture quality compared to the FHD panels, but the latter last a bit longer on battery.

Other than that, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an excellent business laptop with a high-quality, slim and light chassis. The utilization of the quad-core processor is good and we like the modern port selection including regular USB Type-A ports.

As you expect from a ThinkPad, you get an excellent keyboard and the battery runtime of 9 hours is not bad, either. Drawbacks include the heavily limited maintenance, the missing Ethernet port (even though the corresponding adapter is provided), as well as the high-pitched fan noise, which is sometimes running without apparent reason.

The business alternative is offered by Fujitsu. The LifeBook U938 is almost 200 grams lighter and just slightly smaller with its 13.3-inch panel, but Fujitsu does not offer as many display options.

 

 

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3rd - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 with a new chassis
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 with a new chassis

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 is made of very sophisticated materials, which are not only nice to touch and leave a high-quality impression, but it also looks very good. The build quality of ThinkPad models is on a very high level anyway, but we had the impression Lenovo did an even better job here.

Lenovo equips the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 with an Intel Core i7-8565U, which can consume up to 51 Watts. However, this setting results in heavy performance fluctuations under sustained workloads.

The advantages of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 also include the new speakers, which are much better compared to other ThinkPad devices. We also still like the good port selection, even though the lack of a card reader is a drawback. Keyboard, TrackPoint, and touchpad are still very good, but the key travel is a bit more shallow than before, so long term ThinkPad users will take some time getting used to it.

The performance of the 2019 ThinkPad X1 Yoga has not improved, but it is not worse, either. Lenovo did change the cooling solution though, because the fan does not run as often as before, although the surface temperatures are a bit higher.

The improved design, a brighter display, and better speakers are highlights of the 2019 ThinkPad X1 Yoga compared to the previous model.

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4th – Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Microsoft Surface Pro 7, still without  USB Type-C
Microsoft Surface Pro 7, still without USB Type-C

On the outside Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 (see review here) looks like like its predecessor. As before, it feels very premium and great. On the inside, Microsoft upgrade both CPU and GPU. Due to its passive cooling the SoC has to throttle under sustained load. That said even bigger devices are not necessarily any better in this regard.

Battery life was slightly improved over its predecessor, and the new Surface Pro 7 lasted for around ten hours. This should be long enough to last a full work day, and it remains unrivaled in its class.

Microsoft remains true to its colors and left the design untouched for the 2019 model year. Looks, feel, and design are still premium, and the Surface Pro 7 offers a very good performance to boot. We still miss the future-proof USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 options. Why Microsoft refuses to include this port in 2019 is beyond us.

The top model, equipped with an i7 CPU and 1 TB of SSD storage, costs over $2,000. However, Microsoft recently got company with HP’s Elite x2 that costs around the same.

The Surface Pro 7 left a good impression on us during our review. We particularly liked the fact that the Surface Pen is now included by default. The type cover must however still be purchased separately, and will increase the giant gaping hole in your wallet even further. The device also lacks a USB-C port, which should be included given its price tag.

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5th – HP Spectre x360 13

HP Spectre x360 13 – convertible with a modern design
HP Spectre x360 13 – convertible with a modern design

HP’s Spectre x360 13 (see review here) is a well-made convertible that easily secured a spot in our top 10 list. Its case and build quality are state of the art, and the display is a feast for the eyes with its 100 % sRGB coverage and its high contrast ratio. That said it could use a better ex facto calibration.

The Spectre x360 13 furthermore offers a comfortable keyboard, a well-made touchpad, USB 3.1 Type-A, two Thunderbolt ports, and a microSD card reader.

The specs themselves do not justify the Spectre’s high price. Its build quality and modern design, on the other hand, do.

Performance was one of the characteristics we took issue with. Despite its very good components (latest generation Intel Ice Lake CPU including Iris Plus Graphics) the Spectre x360 13 was incapable of reaching its full potential. The integrated GPU is not powerful enough even for casual gaming.

If you don’t expect too much and want a cutting-edge modern workhorse for home use the HP Spectre x360 13 will be a good-looking partner in crime.

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6th - Dell XPS 13 9380 2019

Dell XPS 13 9380 2019: More performance under sustained workloads
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019: More performance under sustained workloads

Dell offers the new 2019 XPS 13 9380. The cooling system with its dual fans ensures good performance utilization under sustained workloads, even though it is not always stable (Whiskey Lake quad-core). There is still an improvement over the 2018 model.

The 2019 XPS 13 only reduces its performance by 8% under sustained workloads, so it is faster than the Kaby Lake Refresh quad-core in the predecessor.

The case did not change; the XPS 13 still offers a nice design with slim bezels. A lot of display with a small footprint. The UHD screen, which is now provided by AUO (previously from Sharp) is bright, but the sRGB gamut is a bit lower.

The webcam is back at the top of the screen, but we cannot commend its quality.

The XPS 13 is a good option for all users looking for Thunderbolt and DisplayPort via USB Type-C and want a lot of performance in a small package. The battery runtime of 8 hours is nit bad, but not class-leading, either. The i5/1080p model from SKU managed almost 11 hours in the same test.

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7th – Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga

Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga with long warranty
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga with long warranty

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X390 Yoga [see review here] is the successor the last year’s ThinkPad Yoga 380. The case remained largely identical but the internal hardware was upgraded to reflect the latest technology available at the time of construction. The top of the line SKU includes an Intel Core i7-8565U quad-core CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a fast PCIe SSD. The FHD IPS display was good, and given its business pedigree the ThinkPad convertible can be easily opened for maintenance or upgrades. Among others, you can replace the SSD and clean the fan. Unfortunately, the RAM is soldered to the mainboard.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X390 Yoga offers a robust case with good input devices, very good battery life, and excellent performance.

Thanks to its battery life of 8-9 hours in real-world scenarios (browsing the web, watching videos) the device should easily last a full workday on a single charge. Our review unit came with three years warranty that could be further extended by another two years.

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8th – Acer Swift 3 SF313

Acer Swift 3 SF313 with bright 3:2 display
Acer Swift 3 SF313 with bright 3:2 display

Acer’s Swift 3 SF313 (see review here) is an almost all-around well-made 13.5-inch notebook. It is very light yet manages to maintain a very robust base. We also liked its very bright 3:2 display, which turned out to have good color space coverage to boot. The small 13.5-inch device features the latest technology: Ice Lake CPU, NVMe SSD, DDR4 RAM, and an IPS panel. It is thus well-suited for photo editing purposes.

Acer’s Swift 3 SF313 offers good performance, long battery life, and a great display without putting too much strain on your budget.

Upgradeability is fairly limited, though. RAM is soldered onto the motherboard, and the devices does not support a second storage device. Wi-Fi performance was comparatively poor. However, we expect this issue to be a a problem with our particular device and are hoping to receive an identical second device to repeat our tests.

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9th – Dell XPS 13 7390

Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 with brand-new Intel Ice-Lake CPU
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 with brand-new Intel Ice-Lake CPU

Dell’s XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 (see review here) features Intel’s latest Ice-Lake CPU. In addition to the Core i7-1065G7 its Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 is much more powerful than the previous generation UHD Graphics 620. In our test, it performed better than an RX Vega 8 but worse that an RX Vega 10.

Dell’s XPS 7390 2-in-1 is a very lightweight convertible with a great display and long battery life.

Thanks to its brand-new Ice Lake CPU the slim and light convertible is much powerful than ever before, and even outperformed traditional XPS 13 laptops. Despite this performance boost power consumption remains at 15 W, just like on the previous Whiskey Lake CPUs. Accordingly, the XPS 13 7390 2-in-1’s battery life remains excellent, and it lasted for around nine hours in our Wi-Fi test before it ran out of power.

Unfortunately, the device also lacks various features we would have loved to see. The omission of NFC might not cause too many issues but an LTE modem would have been nice for road warriors. It also lacks USB Type-A ports due to its size.

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10th – Acer Swift 5 SF514

Acer Swift 5 SF514 with new Ice Lake CPU
Acer Swift 5 SF514 with new Ice Lake CPU

Acer’s Swift 5 SF514 (see review here) is an almost all-around well-made 14-inch Ultrabook. Despite its extraordinarily low weight of just 943 g (2.08 lbs) it features a very robust base. The 14-inch featherweight features the latest technology: Ice Lake CPU, NVMe SSD, DDR4 RAM, and an IPS touchscreen with decent color accuracy.

Acer’s Swift 5 is not only a well-made device but one that features the latest hardware. It is future-proof thanks to its Wi-Fi 6 modem and its Ice Lake SoC.

Fortunately, not everything is soldered onto the Swift 5’s motherboard. The Wi-Fi module and the SSD can be upgraded. Unfortunately, RAM remains soldered onto the motherboard. Battery life was not excellent at 7 hours, but more than usable. As such, the Acer Swift 5 SF514 barely made our top 10 Ultrabook list.

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Recent Ultrabook Awards

Editor's Choice Award in March 2018: Lenovo ThinkPad X280
Editor's Choice Award in March 2018: Lenovo ThinkPad X280
Editor's Choice Award in October 2018: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018)
Editor's Choice Award in October 2018: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018)
Editor's Choice in September 2018: HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Editor's Choice in September 2018: HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3

Top 10 Ultrabooks in Comparison

Size Comparison

323.5 mm / 12.7 inch 217.1 mm / 8.55 inch 15.95 mm / 0.628 inch 1.1 kg2.49 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 218 mm / 8.58 inch 15.5 mm / 0.61 inch 1.3 kg2.97 lbs321.4 mm / 12.7 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.4 kg2.98 lbs318.7 mm / 12.5 inch 210.5 mm / 8.29 inch 14.95 mm / 0.589 inch 943 g2.08 lbs310.4 mm / 12.2 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 15.95 mm / 0.628 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs306 mm / 12 inch 194.5 mm / 7.66 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.2 kg2.74 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16.6 mm / 0.654 inch 1.2 kg2.56 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 11.6 mm / 0.4567 inch 1.2 kg2.7 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 207 mm / 8.15 inch 13 mm / 0.512 inch 1.3 kg2.93 lbs292 mm / 11.5 inch 201 mm / 7.91 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 775 g1.709 lbs

Measurement Results

HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dxDell XPS 13 9380 2019Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
70.8 (34.8, 36)
38 (19.2, 18.8)
61.6 (30, 31.6)
34.8 (16.8, 18)
60.8 (26, 34.8)
58 (26, 32)
59.2 (30, 29.2)
55 (25, 30)
47.6 (23.2, 24.4)
47 (21, 26)
Response Time Black / White *
34.4 (18.8, 15.6)
26 (14, 12)
35.2 (18, 17.2)
26.4 (13.2, 13.2)
36.8 (15.6, 21.2)
36 (20, 16)
30.8 (16.8, 14)
31 (17, 14)
29.2 (16, 13.2)
32 (18, 14)
PWM Frequency
735.3 (100)
21550 (24)
208 (90)
2500 (25)
Screen
Brightness middle
416.3
316
372
480.4
447.4
404
319
474
549.8
319
Brightness
400
311
368
485
420
389
306
426
520
292
Brightness Distribution
89
84
88
91
85
85
90
82
86
84
Black Level *
0.29
0.35
0.22
0.48
0.31
0.37
0.15
0.29
0.39
0.23
Contrast
1436
903
1691
1001
1443
1092
2127
1634
1410
1387
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.69
4.5
4.6
5
4.23
3.72
6.1
2.38
2.12
2.53
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.95
10.3
7.8
7.72
9.34
7.38
9.7
5.88
3.66
5.5
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.13
1.6
0.9
2.44
1.32
2.06
1
2.69
1.37
2.67
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.9
7.7
5.9
5.9
6.1
4.44
8.6
3.75
2.6
2.22
Gamma
2.4 92%
2.2 100%
2.58 85%
2.38 92%
2.11 104%
2.34 94%
2.62 84%
2.37 93%
2.3 96%
2.54 87%
CCT
6623 98%
6639 98%
6516 100%
7805 83%
6136 106%
7095 92%
6613 98%
6466 101%
6884 94%
6381 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
60.1
68.6
62.7
60.3
64.8
60
61.9
65
65.4
62
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94.5
97.9
97.8
93.2
98.9
93
96.8
100
99.7
95
Noise
off / environment *
28.3
29.3
28.5
30.4
29.2
30.3
28.1
30.3
Idle Minimum *
28.3
29.3
28.5
30.4
29.2
30.3
28.1
30.3
Idle Average *
28.3
29.3
28.5
30.4
29.2
30.3
28.1
30.3
Idle Maximum *
28.3
31.1
28.5
30.4
29.2
30.3
28.1
30.6
Load Average *
32.6
32.7
28.5
31.7
35
31.7
31.7
32
Load Maximum *
36.6
32.7
35.3
38.1
35
32.7
43.4
33.7
Witcher 3 ultra *
35.3
43.4
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
38.2
51.3
44.1
43.6
37.2
47.2
41.7
33.5
51.4
40
Maximum Bottom *
48
52.3
47.8
47.8
42.2
43.3
50.1
35.6
46.4
42.1
Idle Upper Side *
23.6
23.9
24
32
25.8
27.6
27.8
24.9
32
25.4
Idle Bottom *
26.6
23.7
24.8
32.4
28
28.6
30.2
25.4
32.8
26.1
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1673
1336
2223
1032
1281
885
WiFi v1.3
623
537
541
597
594
498
492
620
537
468
Load
187
85
116
160
141
91
139
134
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
2.7
3.8
4.5
3.9
4.8
3.46
1.8
2.6
4.3
Idle Average *
6.5
6.1
9.2
6.3
8.6
5.88
4.6
5.3
7.5
Idle Maximum *
11.5
9.1
9.6
6.8
10.4
9.12
6.1
7
8.9
Load Average *
38.7
38.6
42
32.6
37.9
45.6
27.4
43.1
29
Load Maximum *
50.5
64.5
63.5
59
48.5
65.9
27
49
29.4
Witcher 3 ultra *
25.6
43.1

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4558 Points ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4552 Points ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
5135 Points ∼78%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
4639 Points ∼70%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AH
5227 Points ∼79%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
4302 Points ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
5071 Points ∼77%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4802 Points ∼73%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
5086 Points ∼77%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
4950 Points ∼75%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3308 Points ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3754 Points ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
3660 Points ∼60%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
3537 Points ∼58%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AH
3911 Points ∼64%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
3519 Points ∼58%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
3668 Points ∼60%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3759 Points ∼62%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
3982 Points ∼65%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
3590 Points ∼59%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
2131 Points ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
2004 Points ∼6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
3485 Points ∼10%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AH
4777 Points ∼14%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
2053 Points ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
2020 Points ∼6%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4308 Points ∼12%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
4958 Points ∼14%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
2730 Points ∼8%
PCMark 10
Productivity (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6670 Points ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6630 Points ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
6980 Points ∼67%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
6678 Points ∼64%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AH
7051 Points ∼68%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
6101 Points ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
7066 Points ∼68%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6301 Points ∼60%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
7179 Points ∼69%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
5740 Points ∼55%
Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4078 Points ∼50%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3798 Points ∼47%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
4178 Points ∼52%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
4163 Points ∼51%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AH
4522 Points ∼56%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
3835 Points ∼47%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
4134 Points ∼51%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3975 Points ∼49%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
4677 Points ∼58%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
3807 Points ∼47%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
172 Points ∼79%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
167 Points ∼77%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
175 Points ∼80%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
172 Points ∼79%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AH
178 Points ∼82%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
148 Points ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
179 Points ∼82%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
175 Points ∼80%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
174 Points ∼80%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
170 Points ∼78%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
534 Points ∼12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
653 Points ∼15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
618 (min: 525.84, max: 708.92) Points ∼14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
644 Points ∼15%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AH
643 Points ∼15%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
666 Points ∼15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
513 (min: 498.14, max: 623.19) Points ∼12%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
615 Points ∼14%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
830 Points ∼19%
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-501U
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
518 Points ∼12%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core) (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
441 Points ∼86%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AH
377 Points ∼73%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
431 Points ∼84%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
441 Points ∼86%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
465 Points ∼90%
CPU (Multi Core) (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
1410 Points ∼16%
HP Spectre x360 13-aw0013dx
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202AH
1655 Points ∼19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
1301 Points ∼15%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
1392 Points ∼16%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
2024 Points ∼23%
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