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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air

Florian Wimmer (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 07/03/2017

November 2018 Update. Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks.

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The following article considers the current notebook series from Apple and tries to find the five best currently available Windows alternatives reviewed by Notebookcheck for each. We have restricted them by size, weight, resolution, hardware, and price. Depending on individual weighting, the order in the lists might be different or unmentioned devices might get a chance. Also note the following top lists:

The following table shows possible Windows based MacBook competitors tested on Notebookcheck in the last 12 months. With the same rating, younger tests are ranked first. The table can be sorted by clicking on the headings or restricted with the text filter (eg matte).

Best Windows alternatives to the Apple MacBook Air

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
191%10/2018
New!
Microsoft 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 g8.5 mm12.3"2736x1834glossy
290%05/2018Dell Latitude 7390Dell Latitude 7390
Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.3 kg16.5 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
389%04/2018Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
Intel Core i5-8350U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.3 kg9.75 mm12.3"1920x1280glossy
489%07/2018Fujitsu Lifebook U938Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
12 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
920 g15.5 mm13.3"1920x1080matte
589%01/2018Dell XPS 13 9370 FHD i5Dell XPS 13 9370 FHD i5
Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg11.6 mm13.3"1920x1080glossy

1st - Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Microsoft won many fans with its Surface tablets and the Pro model is also popular amongst business users. The latest iteration is once again called Surface Pro 6 and almost appears a bit outdated without USB-C port. This is common with the MacBook Air 13 (2017), which fortunately got an update with the MacBook Air (2018) including USB-C. This is annoying, because we already criticized the lack of USB-C on last year's Surface.

Otherwise, there is once again not much to criticize about the Surface Pro 6: Nice case, long battery runtime (but shorter than on the old model), bright display, silent operation. However, you still have to add the Type Cover if you want a real alternative to the MacBook Air. It is surprising that the Cinebench performance is better on the Surface Pro 6, which does not use a fan unlike the MacBook Air....

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2nd - Dell Latitude 7390

Dell Latitude 7390
Dell Latitude 7390

In our review of Dell's business laptop we say: "Only a few laptops impressed us as much as the Dell Latitude 7390". Thanks to an anti-glare (!) touchscreen, really long battery runtimes, great port selection, and the low weight, this statement is justified. It does not have to be the model with the Core i7; you can save money with the Core i5 and the performance is still superior to the Apple MacBook Air 13.

However, it comes at a price: Compared to the MacBook Air 13, which is actually pretty cheap right now, the Dell Latitude 7390 can easily cost twice as much depending on the configuration, but you also get much more modern components.

3rd - Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1

Dell Latitude 5290
Dell Latitude 5290

The Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 follows the concept of the Surface Pro: A powerful tablet in the first place, which can be transformed into a full-fledged laptop replacement thanks to a high-quality keyboard cover. Even the maintenance of Dell's business convertible is pretty simple and it is usually very quiet in practice.

The battery runtime is not as convincing and the price is also higher compared to some of the rivals in this ranking. You do not get a Thunderbolt port, but a good screen and many security features in return.

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4th - Fujitsu LifeBook U938

Fujitsu LifeBook U938
Fujitsu LifeBook U938

Again without an illuminated keyboard? We have already criticized in the review of the predecessor of the Fujitsu LifeBook U938. You also have to live with the high-pitched fan and the slightly wobbly display lid. This might not sound like a serious rival for the MacBook Air 13 at first, but Fujitsu's subnotebook can easily compensate these drawbacks thanks to a weight of less than 1 kg (~2.2 lb), long battery runtimes, good screen, and the easy maintenance. However, it is also much more expensive than Apple's slightly outdated MacBook Air 13.

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5th - Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS 13

Thanks to its small dimensions and light weight, not only is the Dell XPS 13  a suitable rival for the Apple MacBook Pro 13, but also for the MacBook Air 13. This year, the aging subnotebook has finally received a new case. Build quality is as high as expected, and while the case is ever so slightly thinner than the old one it is not as rigid anymore. The major downside of this year’s model is that all SKUs now feature a reflective display so there is no way getting around that anymore. We would have also preferred a bigger selection of ports and a better webcam. In return, the input devices were solid, battery life was long, and the device remained almost completely silent in everyday use. As such, the XPS 13 remains a strong contender to the MacBook Air 13.

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The Original: Apple MacBook Air

RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
11/2018Apple MacBook Air 2018Apple MacBook Air 2018
Intel Core i5-8210Y
Intel UHD Graphics 617
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.2 kg15.6 mm13.3"2560x1600glossy
86%06/2017Apple MacBook Air 13.3Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
Intel Core i5-5350U
Intel HD Graphics 6000
8 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD
1.4 kg17 mm13.3"1440x900glossy

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Top MB Air Alternatives in Comparison

Size Comparison

Measurements

Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)Dell XPS 13 9370 FHD i5Dell Latitude 7390Fujitsu Lifebook U938Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1Apple MacBook Air 2018Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
52.4 (30.4, 22)
62.4 (32.4, 30)
36.8 (18, 18.8)
43 (21, 22)
56.8 (26.8, 30)
39.6 (20.8, 18.8)
42 (22, 20)
Response Time Black / White *
28.4 (18.4, 10)
45.6 (24.4, 21.2)
30.4 (18.8, 11.6)
29 (16, 13)
36 (19.6, 16.4)
28 (15.6, 12.4)
25 (14, 11)
PWM Frequency
58000
1008 (20)
217 (20)
1852 (98)
113600 (75)
20800 (50)
Screen
Brightness middle
428
303.8
344
548
320
463
Black Level *
0.26
0.31
0.31
0.51
0.29
0.32
Brightness
405
289
320
545
315
450
Brightness Distribution
87
86
77
86
95
83
Contrast
1646
980
1110
1075
1103
1447
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.8
2.9
2.72
3.65
1.2
3.76
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.2
5.79
5.92
7.15
3.2
7.35
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.4
3.7
2.74
5.5
0.8
3.18
Gamma
2.21 100%
2.118 104%
2.38 92%
2.154 102%
2.2 100%
2.53 87%
CCT
7067 92%
6323 103%
6794 96%
7052 92%
6548 99%
6994 93%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62.8
63
61
65.2
62.1
59
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96.4
95
94
99.1
96
90
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.72
1.81
0.5
2.68
Noise
off / environment *
29.1
28.2
30.4
28.5
28.5
Idle Minimum *
29.1
28.2
30.4
28.5
28.5
Idle Average *
29.1
28.2
30.4
28.5
28.5
Idle Maximum *
29.1
28.2
30.4
28.5
28.5
Load Average *
32.2
31.5
33.7
28.5
30
Load Maximum *
37.3
42.7
33
41.6
41.8
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
42.8
44.2
44.4
39.3
44.4
39.7
Maximum Bottom *
41.5
45.5
47.4
43.1
52
41.1
Idle Upper Side *
27.6
24.1
22.8
25.4
32
34.5
Idle Bottom *
26.9
23.2
25.8
25.6
31.2
30.7
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1417
1167
1066
WiFi v1.3
638
644
664
506
300
721
545
Load
119
123
84
118
H.264
831
433
740

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, 5350U, Apple SSD SM0128G
4371 Points ∼67%
Dell XPS 13 9370 FHD i5
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
4906 Points ∼75%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5197 Points ∼80%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
4747 Points ∼73%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
4764 Points ∼73%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
3970 Points ∼61%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, 5350U, Apple SSD SM0128G
3396 Points ∼56%
Dell XPS 13 9370 FHD i5
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
3994 Points ∼66%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3886 Points ∼64%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3676 Points ∼60%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
3776 Points ∼62%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
3088 Points ∼51%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, 5350U, Apple SSD SM0128G
1591 (min: 1580, max: 1656) Points ∼5%
Dell XPS 13 9370 FHD i5
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
1989 Points ∼6%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
1860 Points ∼6%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
1795 Points ∼6%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
1847 Points ∼6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
2048 Points ∼7%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, 5350U, Apple SSD SM0128G
5878 Points ∼10%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7770 Points ∼13%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
8143 Points ∼14%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
8236 Points ∼14%
Apple MacBook Air 2018
UHD Graphics 617, 8210Y, Apple SSD AP0256
4841 Points ∼8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
8748 Points ∼15%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
65709 Points ∼6%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
66347 Points ∼6%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, 5350U, Apple SSD SM0128G
1.24 Points ∼51%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2.02 Points ∼83%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
1.63 Points ∼67%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
1.71 Points ∼70%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, 5350U, Apple SSD SM0128G
2.98 Points ∼11%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6.82 Points ∼25%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
5.63 Points ∼21%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
5.95 Points ∼22%
OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, 5350U, Apple SSD SM0128G
25.23 fps ∼15%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
47.18 fps ∼28%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
40.11 fps ∼24%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
41.34 fps ∼24%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, 5350U, Apple SSD SM0128G
116 Points ∼53%
Dell XPS 13 9370 FHD i5
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
144 Points ∼66%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
176 Points ∼81%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
144 Points ∼66%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
151 Points ∼69%
Apple MacBook Air 2018
UHD Graphics 617, 8210Y, Apple SSD AP0256
132 Points ∼61%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
143 Points ∼66%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, 5350U, Apple SSD SM0128G
277 Points ∼6%
Dell XPS 13 9370 FHD i5
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
669 Points ∼15%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
619 Points ∼14%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
529 Points ∼12%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
514 Points ∼12%
Apple MacBook Air 2018
UHD Graphics 617, 8210Y, Apple SSD AP0256
285 Points ∼7%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
585 Points ∼13%
OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, 5350U, Apple SSD SM0128G
26.38 fps ∼11%
Dell XPS 13 9370 FHD i5
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
54.74 fps ∼22%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
48.2 fps ∼19%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
45.94 fps ∼18%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
48.37 fps ∼19%
Apple MacBook Air 2018
UHD Graphics 617, 8210Y, Apple SSD AP0256
34.7 fps ∼14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
43.6 fps ∼17%

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Since the MacBook Air 11 has been discontinued, the slim and light MacBook 12  is the smallest laptop of Apple's line-up. It quite radically omits almost all interfaces. This trend continues in Ultrabooks with Windows.

Best Windows alternatives to the Apple MacBook 12

Pos.RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreenBest Price
191%10/2018
New!
Microsoft 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 g8.5 mm12.3"2736x1834glossy
289%04/2018Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
Intel Core i5-8350U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.3 kg9.75 mm12.3"1920x1280glossy
388%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 kg7.4 mm12"2160x1440glossy
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%07/2018
New!
Fujitsu LifeBook U728Fujitsu LifeBook U728
Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
1.1 kg19 mm12.5"1920x1080matte

1st - Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Microsoft won many fans with its Surface tablets and the Pro model is also popular amongst business users. The latest iteration is once again called Surface Pro 6 and almost appears a bit outdated without USB-C port. This is common with the MacBook Air 13 (2017), which fortunately got an update with the MacBook Air (2018) including USB-C. This is annoying, because we already criticized the lack of USB-C on last year's Surface.

Otherwise, there is once again not much to criticize about the Surface Pro 6: Nice case, long battery runtime (but shorter than on the old model), bright display, silent operation. However, you still have to add the Type Cover if you want a real alternative to the MacBook Air. It is surprising that the Cinebench performance is better on the Surface Pro 6, which does not use a fan unlike the MacBook Air....

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2nd - Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1

Dell Latitude 5290
Dell Latitude 5290

The Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 follows the concept of the Surface Pro: A powerful tablet in the first place, which can be transformed into a full-fledged laptop replacement thanks to a high-quality keyboard cover. Even the maintenance of Dell's business convertible is pretty simple and it is usually very quiet in practice.

The battery runtime is not as convincing and the price is also higher compared to some of the rivals in this ranking. You do not get a Thunderbolt port, but a good screen and many security features in return.

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3rd - Samsung Galaxy Book 12

Samsung Galaxy Book 12
Samsung Galaxy Book 12

Samsung is also slowly approaching the western notebook market again. The Samsung Galaxy Book 12 is a direct competitor to Microsoft's Surface Pro and can also be a threat to the MacBook 12. There are hardly any complaints thanks to a premium, and simple design, high-end build quality, fast LTE connectivity, good input devices, good display, and long battery life. At most, you can criticize it for throttling under prolonged load and slightly too high temperatures. Otherwise, it is a worthy contender for about 1500 Euros (~$1789).

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4th - HP Elite x2 1012 G2

HP Elite x2 1012 G2
HP Elite x2 1012 G2

HP's Elite x2 1012 G2 is a nice convertible, which is primarily designed for business users. The fast Core i5 processor and the generous scope of delivery including great keyboard dock and input pen are big advantages.

We also like the fast M.2 SSD, sufficient runtimes of around 6 hours, as well as the bright IPS screen with wide color gamut. We don't think the more expensive i7 version is worth it, since the additional performance will most likely be lost due to the limited cooling capabilities. Our test model also had pretty warm surfaces under load.

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5th - Fujitsu LifeBook U728

Fujitsu LifeBook U728
Fujitsu LifeBook U728

The Fujitsu LifeBook U728 is a typical business notebook, but in a very compact shell with a slim silhouette. You still get a VGA port and an Ethernet connector, which is nice, but probably not important for many private users. It is fortunate that Fujitsu also includes a modern USB-C port. You also get many other features other devices are lacking: Replaceable battery, LTE, or a matte display. The accessible RAM slots are not available on the Apple MacBook 12, either.

The Fujitsu LifeBook U728 is certainly not an alternative for everybody, but you get a comfortable keyboard and a sturdy case if you appreciate the additional features. You won't get the glamour factor of the MacBook, though.

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The Original: Apple MacBook 12

RatingDateImageModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionScreen
90%06/2017Apple MacBook 12 2017Apple MacBook 12 2017
Intel Core m3-7Y32
Intel HD Graphics 615
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
920 g13.1 mm12"2304x1440glossy

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Top MB 12 Alternatives in Comparison

Size Comparison

Measurements

Apple MacBook 12 2017Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EADell Latitude 5290 2-in-1Fujitsu LifeBook U728Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40.8 (19.6, 21.2)
4 (2, 2)
45.6 (23.6, 22)
56.8 (26.8, 30)
39.2 (21.2, 18)
42 (22, 20)
Response Time Black / White *
29.2 (15.8, 13.4)
20 (18, 2)
21.6 (9.2, 12.4)
36 (19.6, 16.4)
27.2 (16.4, 10.8)
25 (14, 11)
PWM Frequency
116000
250 (100)
2119 (50)
1852 (98)
111100 (99)
20800 (50)
Screen
Brightness middle
376
443
548
376
463
Black Level *
0.03
0.41
0.51
0.68
0.32
Brightness
378
446
545
345
450
Brightness Distribution
91
88
86
88
83
Contrast
12533
1080
1075
553
1447
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.1
2.6
3.65
6.1
3.76
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.45
4
7.15
21.5
7.35
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.64
3
5.5
4.8
3.18
Gamma
2.58 85%
2.38 92%
2.154 102%
2.39 92%
2.53 87%
CCT
7113 91%
6780 96%
7052 92%
7417 88%
6994 93%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
74
62.6
65.2
39
59
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
93
98
99.1
60.9
90
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.81
4.6
2.68
Noise
off / environment *
30.3
29.5
28.5
29.7
Idle Minimum *
29.5
28.5
29.7
Idle Average *
30.3
29.5
28.5
29.7
Idle Maximum *
29.5
28.5
29.7
Load Average *
31.7
30.6
28.5
32.3
Load Maximum *
31.7
32.5
41.6
34.3
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
38.9
52.5
42.3
44.4
45
39.7
Maximum Bottom *
42.5
56.3
44.5
52
45.8
41.1
Idle Upper Side *
30.6
31.4
29.5
32
24.1
34.5
Idle Bottom *
30.8
32.2
25.2
31.2
24.6
30.7
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1031
833
1066
WiFi v1.3
540
378
300
436
545
Load
138
84
118
H.264
409
377

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
HD Graphics 615, 7Y32, Apple SSD AP0256
3946 Points ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
4291 Points ∼66%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4036 Points ∼62%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
4764 Points ∼73%
Fujitsu LifeBook U728
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
4692 Points ∼72%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
3970 Points ∼61%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
HD Graphics 615, 7Y32, Apple SSD AP0256
3078 Points ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3538 Points ∼58%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3289 Points ∼54%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
3776 Points ∼62%
Fujitsu LifeBook U728
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3483 Points ∼57%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
3088 Points ∼51%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
HD Graphics 615, 7Y32, Apple SSD AP0256
1324 Points ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
1683 Points ∼5%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
1646 Points ∼5%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
1847 Points ∼6%
Fujitsu LifeBook U728
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
1679 Points ∼5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
2048 Points ∼7%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
HD Graphics 615, 7Y32, Apple SSD AP0256
5035 Points ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
6149 Points ∼11%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5919 Points ∼10%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
8236 Points ∼14%
Fujitsu LifeBook U728
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
6824 Points ∼12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
8748 Points ∼15%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
53450 Points ∼5%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
66347 Points ∼6%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
1.47 Points ∼60%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
1.71 Points ∼70%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3.6 Points ∼13%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
5.95 Points ∼22%
OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
32.03 fps ∼19%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
41.34 fps ∼24%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
HD Graphics 615, 7Y32, Apple SSD AP0256
120 Points ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
127 Points ∼58%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
127 Points ∼58%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
151 Points ∼69%
Fujitsu LifeBook U728
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
144 Points ∼66%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
143 Points ∼66%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
HD Graphics 615, 7Y32, Apple SSD AP0256
265 Points ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
321 Points ∼7%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
322 Points ∼7%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
514 Points ∼12%
Fujitsu LifeBook U728
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
566 Points ∼13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
585 Points ∼13%
OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
Apple MacBook 12 2017
HD Graphics 615, 7Y32, Apple SSD AP0256
25.61 fps ∼10%
HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV76EA
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
41.36 fps ∼17%
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
48.37 fps ∼19%
Fujitsu LifeBook U728
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
40.81 fps ∼16%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i5, 128 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ128G
43.6 fps ∼17%
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