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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 05/20/2017

January 2018 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.

With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft continues to use touch control as a method of interfacing with their operating system but does not omit interaction with the desktop via mouse and keyboard. The plethora of Windows software is the last trump card in the hands of the software giant. Windows 10 is aiming for a more consistent experience across all size categories, but only a select few smartphones run the operating system, including the upcoming HP Elite X3. Regardless of whether using a smartphone, tablet, or a notebook, interaction with Windows is supposed to run on all devices down to the Lumia 950 XL smartphone.

Note: We also list devices designed as convertibles, which are optionally also offered as tablet-only models (no keyboard) in our Top 10 Convertibles. For technical reasons, the rating in this table is the convertible rating.

The table below shows an overview of the Top 10 Windows Tablets we have reviewed in the last 12 months. In case of an identical rating, the more recent review is ranked first. Clicking on the headers allows the table to be sorted; the text filter can be used to narrow the choices (for example "Win 8.1" and/or "16:9").

Top 10 Windows Tablets as of January 2018

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
190%06/2017Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
Intel Core i5-7300U
Intel HD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.1 kg8.5 mm12.3"2736x1824glossy
289%08/2017Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
Intel Core m3-7Y30
Intel HD Graphics 615
4 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
1.1 kg8.5 mm12.3"2736x1826glossy
388%05/2017Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-7600U
Intel HD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg9.76 mm12.3"1920x1280glossy
488%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 kg9.1 mm12.3"2716x1824glossy
587%11/2017Microsoft Surface Book 2Microsoft Surface Book 2
Intel Core i7-8650U
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.6 kg23 mm13.5"3000x2000glossy
686%06/2017Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
Intel Core i5-7Y54
Intel HD Graphics 615
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.1 kg9 mm12"2160x1440glossy
785%04/2017Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKBLenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel HD Graphics 620
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
1.2 kg8.9 mm12"2880x1920glossy
884%07/2017Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel HD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
1.3 kg9.6 mm12"2160x1440glossy
984%11/2017Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel HD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.1 kg19 mm12.6"2160x1440glossy
1082%12/2017
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Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CGLenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg15.9 mm12.2"1920x1200glossy

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Top 10 of the last 12 months (at the time of writing); the most current reviews are listed first.
Link: tablets reviewed in this class, ordered by the overall rating

1st

Sprightly yet outmoded: Microsoft Surface Pro 2017
Sprightly yet outmoded: Microsoft Surface Pro 2017

Microsoft refreshes its Surface Pro family (see review), omits the model number 5 and offers a 2017 convertible with Kaby Lake, but it does not bring the desired improvements in connectivity.

It also lacks USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3, which would have made the Surface Pro much more future-proof.

Performance without a disturbing fan is not promised by a Kaby Lake Y processor here, but this is ensured by a genuine 15 Watt SoC, which can be found in many laptops. The performance is actually available, but only in the first few minutes. Afterwards, the performance falls by about 33%. Power users will not like this.

On the plus side, it has decent cameras that support Windows Hello, a very good microphone, and a bright display with decent sRGB coverage.

The chassis was only minimally changed. The corners got rounder, and the premium chassis has a high build quality.

The most noticeable difference between the old Surface Pro 4 and the new Surface Pro 2017 is the latter’s improved battery life: more than 12 hours instead of 7 in our Wi-Fi test. No other contestant with a 15 Watt SoC was able to get even close.

The high price of 1450 Euros (~$1707) for the test configuration with i5 might keep you from buying, since it does not even include keyboard, pen or USB dock. We recommend considering the three competitors in the Top 10 Convertibles list: the Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1, the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720-12IKB (1145 Euros, ~$1348, 85%), and the Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA (1100 Euros, ~$1295, 86%). They might have more disadvantages, slightly shorter battery runtimes or a fan, but they are cheaper, have more interfaces (some of them even include Thunderbolt 3) and they offer consistent performance.

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2nd

The cheaper Core m3 variant of the Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (see review) follows in second place. It only failed to take the lead by a small margin. The battery life of 11:32 hours is one hour shorter than the i5 model's. Both the m3 and the m5 variant are fanless. Prospective buyers of the m3 model do not need to worry about a big performance loss. We measured -30%. All Surface Pro 2017 models look the same.

The very good screen particularly impressed us. Its high color-space coverage and high screen resolution are certainly suitable for the semi-professional sector.

Unfortunately, there are only few configuration options. 128 GB of storage soon runs out. Those who want a larger storage capacity have to buy the expensive i5 variant.

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3rd

Incredibly bright: Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
Incredibly bright: Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1

Dell's Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 (see review) proves to be a Surface clone with no essential differences in look and size. Dell has managed to implement all the strengths of the Surface Pro 4 and combined them with the latest platform.

The 2-in-1 combines good ergonomics, decent speed and plenty of endurance into a sleek, appealing package.

Good performance is combined with quiet system noise. Keyboard dock and stylus are included as standard features. Unlike the Microsoft tablet, repairing and upgrading is possible. This is true for the PCIe NVMe SSD, the Wi-Fi module, and the fan. Two USB Type-C ports also belong to an up-to-date system.

The Latitude's standout feature is without a doubt its display, which is incredibly bright at an average luminance of over 520 nits.

The Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 is the uncompromising business competitor to the Surface Pro 2017. It outperforms the tablet from Microsoft in connectivity. With a price tag of about 1500 Euros (~$1766), it is not cheaper. Furthermore, it also only features Full HD resolution, which does not need to be a disadvantage. If you like the tablet and keyboard concept, you should also consider the Acer Switch 5 (fanless 7500U, 512 GB), which is available from 1300 Euros (~$1530).

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4th

Now with 4K: HP Elite x2 1012 G2
Now with 4K: HP Elite x2 1012 G2

The Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA (here in review) can secure a spot near the top of our ranking, because it doesn't just perform like a laptop. This is new since the previous Elite x2 1012 G1 was equipped with a ULV chip (Core m5-6Y54). Okay, there is some throttling during sustained workloads, but ~10% is not really significant when the Surface Pro 2017 (i5) drops by 33% in the same test. 

HP's Elite x2 1012 G2 convinces with an immaculate build and very good screen. Useful accessories, such as the keyboard dock and Active Pen, extend its possible applications and encourage creativity.

It replaces the previous HP Elite x2 1012 G1 (here in review) with the Core m5-6Y54 in this ranking, but we still want to mention the 2016 model: The m3 SKU of the Elite x2 retails for just 800 Euros (~$941) and also includes Thunderbolt 3. The G1 manages one hour more on battery and you get a 3K screen instead of 1080p. The demand for the older model still seems to be high, because many shops have it in stock.

Elite x2 1012 G2 (7200U, 256GB, 8GB, 4K)

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Elite x2 1012 G1 (m5-6Y54, 256GB, 8GB, FHD)

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5th

Almost without competition: Microsoft Surface Book 2
Almost without competition: Microsoft Surface Book 2

The Surface Book 2 with the GeForce GTX 1050 and the brand-new Kaby Lake quad-core CPU is Microsoft's latest convertible for power users. 

The 13.5-inch convertible is a really good device in some respects, but we sometimes wonder why the manufacturer ignores known issues or waives modern standards. 

We are talking about the missing Thunderbolt 3 port. This was already an issue for the previous Surface Book with Performance Base (here in review). In return, we finally get rid of the old GeForce GTX 965M and get decent gaming performance with the GTX 1050. Unfortunately, the Surface Book 2 can be really loud and the battery discharges under high workloads. 

The Surface Book 2 13.5-inch is once again almost unrivaled thanks to the good performance. However, there are some compromises (no Thunderbolt 3!), which are hard to swallow considering the high price.

The advantage of the Surface Book 2 is the mobility in combination with the tablet-only operation. Undock and you can just take it to your meeting with the Surface Pen. But wait, Microsoft does not include the stylus anymore – difficult to understand at this price.

The higher-end SKUs only pay off when you really need the performance of the GTX 1050 for applications or games, but most users will be happy with the less expensive iGPU model. There are no real alternatives, because there are no other tablets with attachable GPU docks. But: Acer announced an extension for the Switch 5 at the IFA 2017 – the Switch 7 Black Edition, a 2-in-1 system with keyboard dock, which includes a GeForce MX150. This could be a low-end alternative.

Surface Book 2 (i7-8650U, GTX 1050, 256GB)

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Surface Book with Performance Base (i7-6600U, GTX 965M, 256GB)

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6th

Business + tablet: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen. 2
Business + tablet: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen. 2

Usually, a second-generation device improves upon its predecessor. Lenovo has equipped its ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 (see review) with a Kaby Lake SoC and has fixed several weaknesses of the first generation.

Yes, sustained SoC performance is still below that of its short-term burst capabilities, but it’s not by much: We measured a mere 12% drop, which isn’t at all bad considering the absence of active cooling.

The testers praised its very fast system performance, comfortable temperatures, and acceptable battery life of above seven hours. Moreover, there is a rare feature: Maintenance is possible. The M.2 SSD can be replaced.

For business users on the go, it is one of just a few options which fuse the maintainability, durability, and easy management of a high-end business machine with the versatility of a tablet with detachable keyboard base.

The Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 (see review) is a strong competitor, which ranks higher in this Top 10 with reason. The HP Elite x2 1012 G1 can also hold a candle to the ThinkPad X1. It has a longer battery life and a Thunderbolt port.

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7th

3:2 format - IdeaPad Miix 720-12IKB
3:2 format - IdeaPad Miix 720-12IKB

The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720-12IKB (see review) also tries to equal the Surface Pro. The 12-inch device is the premium variant of the Miix 510 Pro (10th place). While a 3:2 format is unusual for office use, the display is flawless with strong colors, high contrast and a resolution of 2880x1920 pixels.

The advantage of the Miix is that it is equipped with many ports: 2x large USB 3.0 Type-A, USB Type-C Gen2 with Thunderbolt 3 and then an IR camera for Windows Hello. On the technical side, a Kaby Lake processor is installed, plus there is a huge RAID-SSD, which is very fast-paced.

The Miix 720-12IKB features 16 GB of RAM, a 1024 GB SSD and an i7-7500U for 1750 Euros (~$2060). You will get the i7 model of the Surface Pro for this price, but with lower memory capacities however. The entry-level configuration with i3-7100U, 128 GB and equally high resolution is interesting. It also features Thunderbolt 3.

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8th

Fanless: Acer Switch 5 SW512
Fanless: Acer Switch 5 SW512

Acer's Switch 5 SW512 (see review) is the successor of the Aspire Switch 12 Alpha, which is popular because it is cheap. The fanless liquid loop design is used again and can convince us: The performance loss is only 10% under constant CPU load. This is low. The Surface Pro i5's performance loss is 33%!

Acer's Switch 5 scores with high performance and decent input devices while being relatively affordable.

The powerful configuration with 8 GB RAM, 512 GB NVMe SSD and Core i7-7500U currently costs 1250 Euros (~$1471). For this price, Microsoft just offers the smallest configuration of the i5 model - without keyboard. The entry-level version of the Switch 5 with Core i5 costs 950 Euros (~$1118). The low-end version called Switch 3 with Celeron and 6 GB flash memory starts from 475 Euros (~$559). It is also fanless.

The input devices present a good quality, and this is also true for the screen's touch function. A fingerprint-scanner is present and the keyboard is now backlit.

Those who place high importance on display, battery runtimes, and a relatively cool device will probably not get around one of the Surface Pro variants. The Dell Latitude 12 5285 (third place) offers similarly good performance, but it features a better display.

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9th

Worse than the predecessor: Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U)
Worse than the predecessor: Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U)

The Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, here in review) seems to be a powerful Surface Pro clone. It replaces the Transformer 3 Pro (Skylake), and the case hardly changed at all. The separate power connector and the fingerprint-scanner in the power button are new aspects. So why does the new Transformer 4 Pro score 2% less compared to the Transformer 3 Pro, which is quite a lot?

In reality, the convertible laptop is in some ways inferior to its predecessor. The lower resolution display, the throttling CPU and an equal battery capacity leave few recognizable improvements to the Transformer 3 Pro. 

The processor performance is lower, but the battery runtime is one hour longer. However, 4:40 hours in the WLAN test is hardly impressive within the comparison field.

At its current price, the Transformer 4 Pro's performance is simply too weak. Other manufacturers offer devices with stronger performance at similar price points.

Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, 256GB)

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10th

only 5:30 hours: Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
only 5:30 hours: Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG

Lenovo's Miix 520-12IKB 81CG (here in review) is an affordable Surface Pro clone (900 Euros). The specs are nice on paper with Core i5-8250U and 256 GB SSD, which is not available on Microsoft's system.

The best aspects of the Miix 520 are its processor performance, SSD performance, port versatility, and price. Its performance-per-Dollar is one of the best in the market at the moment.

But performance is not everything. The small and spongy touchpad is annoying, PWM is detectable on almost every brightness level, the display is not as bright as the rivals, the fans tend to pulsate, and the small battery on lasts about 5:30 hours. 

The Miix 520 is a great buy so long as users are aware of its disadvantages. The fast CPU performance comes at the cost of louder and more frequent fan noise.

If you are not sure whether the Miix 520 is a good device for you, you should either look at the Miix 720 (P7) or the Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819 (P8), which retails for 950 Euros with the 7200U. It does not last much longer, either (6 hours), but has more pixels, good performance, and is silent.

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Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5 (20, 22)
42 ms * ∼7%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (20, 22)
42 ms * ∼7%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 (20.4, 22)
42.4 ms * ∼7%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA (23.6, 22)
45.6 ms * ∼7%
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (25.2, 27.6)
52.8 ms * ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 (15.2, 13.2)
28.4 ms * ∼4%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB (22, 23)
45 ms * ∼7%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819 (19, 18)
37 ms * ∼6%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620) (22, 19)
41 ms * ∼6%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG (17.2, 18.4)
35.6 ms * ∼6%
Response Time Black / White (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5 (18, 11)
29 ms * ∼12%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) (18, 10)
28 ms * ∼12%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 (18, 12.8)
30.8 ms * ∼13%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA (9.2, 12.4)
21.6 ms * ∼9%
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (16.4, 13.6)
30 ms * ∼13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 (13.6, 9.2)
22.8 ms * ∼10%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB (14, 10)
24 ms * ∼10%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819 (14, 12)
26 ms * ∼11%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620) (16, 12)
28 ms * ∼12%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG (14.8, 13.2)
28 ms * ∼12%
PWM Frequency (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
21000 Hz ∼4%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
0 Hz ∼0%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 (99)
210.1 Hz ∼0%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA (50)
2119 Hz ∼0%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
0 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 (49)
221.2 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
0 Hz ∼0%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
0 Hz ∼0%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
0 Hz ∼0%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG (99)
198.4 Hz ∼0%
Screen
Brightness middle (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
417 % ∼120%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
461 % ∼132%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
523.2 % ∼150%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
443 % ∼127%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
385 % ∼110%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
388.1 % ∼111%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
406 % ∼116%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
369 % ∼106%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
262 % ∼75%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
348.8 % ∼100%
Brightness (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
401 cd/m² ∼118%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
444 cd/m² ∼131%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
522 cd/m² ∼154%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
446 cd/m² ∼132%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
372 cd/m² ∼110%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
344 cd/m² ∼101%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
396 cd/m² ∼117%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
331 cd/m² ∼98%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
254 cd/m² ∼75%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
339 cd/m² ∼100%
Brightness Distribution (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
88 % ∼101%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
93 % ∼107%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
88 % ∼101%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
88 % ∼101%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
89 % ∼102%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
78 % ∼90%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
88 % ∼101%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
75 % ∼86%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
89 % ∼102%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
87 % ∼100%
Black Level (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
0.29 cd/m² * ∼73%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
0.34 cd/m² * ∼85%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
0.42 cd/m² * ∼105%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
0.41 cd/m² * ∼103%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
0.21 cd/m² * ∼53%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
0.39 cd/m² * ∼98%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
0.3 cd/m² * ∼75%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
0.46 cd/m² * ∼115%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
0.26 cd/m² * ∼65%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
0.4 cd/m² * ∼100%
Contrast (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
1438 :1 ∼165%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
1356 :1 ∼156%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
1246 :1 ∼143%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
1080 :1 ∼124%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
1833 :1 ∼210%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
995 :1 ∼114%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
1353 :1 ∼155%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
802 :1 ∼92%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
1008 :1 ∼116%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
872 :1 ∼100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
3.63 * ∼52%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
3.43 * ∼49%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
4 * ∼57%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
2.6 * ∼37%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
1.6 * ∼23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
4.6 * ∼66%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
5.28 * ∼75%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
5.52 * ∼79%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
3.34 * ∼48%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
7 * ∼100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
6.74 * ∼42%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
5.55 * ∼34%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
8.6 * ∼53%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
4 * ∼25%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
4.5 * ∼28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
9.1 * ∼56%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
9.83 * ∼61%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
9.29 * ∼57%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
7.12 * ∼44%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
16.2 * ∼100%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
2.18 * ∼22%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
3.08 * ∼30%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
5.5 * ∼54%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
3 * ∼30%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
1.5 * ∼15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
6.1 * ∼60%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
6.71 * ∼66%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
6.95 * ∼69%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
3.28 * ∼32%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
10.1 * ∼100%
Gamma (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
3.09 ∼139%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
3.03 ∼136%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
2.16 ∼97%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
2.38 ∼107%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
2.22 ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
2.07 ∼93%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
2.29 ∼103%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
2.58 ∼116%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
2.47 ∼111%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
2.22 ∼100%
CCT (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
6767 ∼75%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
7014 ∼77%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
7546 ∼83%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
6780 ∼75%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
6502 ∼72%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
7104 ∼78%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
6532 ∼72%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
7009 ∼77%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
7180 ∼79%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
9065 ∼100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998) (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
63 % ∼107%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
64 % ∼109%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
64.86 % ∼110%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
62.6 % ∼107%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
64 % ∼109%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
59 % ∼101%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
59 % ∼101%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
56 % ∼95%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
59 % ∼101%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
58.7 % ∼100%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB) (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
99 % ∼109%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
99 % ∼109%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
93.97 % ∼103%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
98 % ∼108%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
95.9 % ∼106%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
91 % ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
91 % ∼100%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
88 % ∼97%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
90 % ∼99%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
90.9 % ∼100%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
39.2 °C * ∼88%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
40.5 °C * ∼90%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
38.2 °C * ∼85%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
42.3 °C * ∼94%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
40.8 °C * ∼91%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
47.2 °C * ∼105%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
42 °C * ∼94%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
44.7 °C * ∼100%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
40.5 °C * ∼90%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
44.8 °C * ∼100%
Maximum Bottom (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
40.3 °C * ∼91%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
40.6 °C * ∼92%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
48.6 °C * ∼110%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
44.5 °C * ∼101%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
43.7 °C * ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
49.8 °C * ∼113%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
43.6 °C * ∼99%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
47.5 °C * ∼107%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
37 °C * ∼84%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
44.2 °C * ∼100%
Idle Upper Side (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
37 °C * ∼116%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
37.8 °C * ∼118%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
29.6 °C * ∼93%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
29.5 °C * ∼92%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
25.4 °C * ∼79%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
30.8 °C * ∼96%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
32.8 °C * ∼103%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
29.7 °C * ∼93%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
31.1 °C * ∼97%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
32 °C * ∼100%
Idle Bottom (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
32.3 °C * ∼111%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
32 °C * ∼110%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
28.8 °C * ∼99%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
25.2 °C * ∼87%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
22.8 °C * ∼79%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
29.2 °C * ∼101%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
36.4 °C * ∼126%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
30.7 °C * ∼106%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
28.2 °C * ∼97%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
29 °C * ∼100%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
1054 min ∼143%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
933 min ∼126%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
1075 min ∼145%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
833 min ∼113%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
1469 min ∼199%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
662 min ∼90%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
713 min ∼96%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
711 min ∼96%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
842 min ∼114%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
739 min ∼100%
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
744 min ∼222%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
682 min ∼204%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
486 min ∼145%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
378 min ∼113%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
663 min ∼198%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
441 min ∼132%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
345 min ∼103%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
355 min ∼106%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
280 min ∼84%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
335 min ∼100%
Load (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
168 min ∼255%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
198 min ∼300%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
105 min ∼159%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
138 min ∼209%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
190 min ∼288%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
134 min ∼203%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
111 min ∼168%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
95 min ∼144%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
118 min ∼179%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
66 min ∼100%
H.264 (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
668 min ∼72%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
377 min ∼40%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
933 min ∼100%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Book 2
230 min ∼100%
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
3.6 Watt * ∼65%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
3.1 Watt * ∼56%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
2.85 Watt * ∼52%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
4.1 Watt * ∼75%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
4.7 Watt * ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
5 Watt * ∼91%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
3.5 Watt * ∼64%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
3.86 Watt * ∼70%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
3.4 Watt * ∼62%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
5.5 Watt * ∼100%
Idle Average (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
8.1 Watt * ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
8.8 Watt * ∼106%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
6.76 Watt * ∼81%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
9.2 Watt * ∼111%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
10.6 Watt * ∼128%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
6.3 Watt * ∼76%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
7.2 Watt * ∼87%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
6.4 Watt * ∼77%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
5.7 Watt * ∼69%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
8.3 Watt * ∼100%
Idle Maximum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
8.7 Watt * ∼76%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
9.8 Watt * ∼85%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
6.91 Watt * ∼60%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
11.1 Watt * ∼97%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
12.3 Watt * ∼107%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
7.8 Watt * ∼68%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
7.9 Watt * ∼69%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
7.17 Watt * ∼62%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
7.4 Watt * ∼64%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
11.5 Watt * ∼100%
Load Average (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
25.5 Watt * ∼67%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
22.7 Watt * ∼59%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
32.88 Watt * ∼86%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
33.8 Watt * ∼88%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
81 Watt * ∼211%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
19.5 Watt * ∼51%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
29.6 Watt * ∼77%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
30.5 Watt * ∼80%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
15 Watt * ∼39%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
38.3 Watt * ∼100%
Load Maximum (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
23.5 Watt * ∼62%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
23.6 Watt * ∼63%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
37.41 Watt * ∼99%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
49.2 Watt * ∼131%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
100.3 Watt * ∼266%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
19.6 Watt * ∼52%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
30.8 Watt * ∼82%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
32.4 Watt * ∼86%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
29.7 Watt * ∼79%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
37.7 Watt * ∼100%
Witcher 3 ultra (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Book 2
97 min * ∼100%

Legend

 
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5 Intel Core i5-7300U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Samsung PM971 KUS030202M
 
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Intel Core m3-7Y30, Intel HD Graphics 615, Samsung PM971 KUS020203M
 
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 Intel Core i7-7600U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
Microsoft Surface Book 2 Intel Core i7-8650U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 Intel Core i5-7Y54, Intel HD Graphics 615, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB Intel Core i7-7500U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
 
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819 Intel Core i7-7500U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
 
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620) Intel Core i7-7500U, Intel HD Graphics 620, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
 
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP

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Benchmarks

Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
4071 Points ∼46%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
6115 Points ∼69%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
4934 Points ∼56%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
6531 Points ∼74%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
5536 Points ∼62%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
8846 Points ∼18%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
11532 Points ∼23%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
10830 Points ∼22%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
21455 Points ∼43%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
17923 Points ∼36%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)
1385 Points ∼5%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
1744 Points ∼6%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
1646 Points ∼5%
Microsoft Surface Book 2
7645 (min: 7638, max: 7645) Points ∼25%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2
1274 Points ∼4%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
1558 Points ∼5%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
1778 Points ∼6%
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620)
1552 Points ∼5%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
1800 Points ∼6%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Book 2
63.8 ms * ∼2%
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG
76.3 ms * ∼2%

Legend

 
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5 Intel Core i5-7300U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Samsung PM971 KUS030202M
 
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Intel Core m3-7Y30, Intel HD Graphics 615, Samsung PM971 KUS020203M
 
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 Intel Core i7-7600U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
Microsoft Surface Book 2 Intel Core i7-8650U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 Intel Core i5-7Y54, Intel HD Graphics 615, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
 
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB Intel Core i7-7500U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
 
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819 Intel Core i7-7500U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
 
Asus Transformer 4 Pro (i7-7500U, HD620) Intel Core i7-7500U, Intel HD Graphics 620, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
 
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB 81CG Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP

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